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A Swiss Team Uses Transcranial MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound to Treat Patients With Functional Brain Disorders

TIRAT CARMEL, Israel, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- InSightec Ltd. today announced that a team at the University Children's Hospital Zurich has completed a feasibility study testing the use of non-invasive transcranial MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) for the treatment of...

Industry Expert Reveals Cutting Edge Biotechnology Science for Nutraceutical and Functional Food Applications

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Breakthrough biotechnology research is providing new applications for nutraceutical and functional foods in cognitive health and diabetes, two leading health concerns among consumers. Leading industry expert, Peter Leighton, CEO of Advana Science, www.adva...

Pepscan Achieves a Breakthrough With CLIPS Immunogen Technology: Synthetic Peptide Antigen is Able to Induce Fully Functional Antibodies Against a Formerly Intractable GPCR Target CXCR7

LELYSTAD, The Netherlands, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pepscan reports that it has achieved a major scientific breakthrough through the use of its CLIPS-based synthetic peptide immunogen technology. By constructing synthetic 3D mimics of the ligand binding-site on CXCR7 it has induced funct...

GeneCopoeia Introduces Genome-Wide MicroRNA (miRNA) Functional Analysis Tools

GERMANTOWN, Md., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneCopoeia announces the launch of a suite of miRNA functional analysis reagents and tools. They include 1) miExpress(TM) vector based precursor miRNA expression clones; 2) miTarget(TM) miRNA target sequence (3' UTR) expression clones; and 3) All-in-One(TM...

RVX-208 Data Demonstrates Increase in Functional HDL Particles

Prebeta-HDL generation and improved HDL functionality are distinguishing factors TSX Exchange Symbol: RVX NEW ORLEANS, LA, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Resverlogix Corp. ("Resverlogix") (TSX:RVX) is pleased to announce today key scientific data was presented in an oral presentation high...

Premier Research Achieves Double-Digit Growth in Functional Sourcing for the Third Straight Year

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier Research Group Limited, the international pharmaceutical services group, reports that its Functional Sourcing group has seen a 70 percent growth in its labor force for the current fiscal year, representing a continued trend in its third straight yea...

U.S. Hospital Sales Opportunities Maximized Through Functional Optimization

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. hospital marketplace is multifaceted and can be divided into multiple market segments. In this challenging marketplace, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sales people must negotiate increasingly complex organizational and decision-making struc...

Penn scientists carve functional nanoribbons using super-heated, nano-sized particles of iron

PHILADELPHIA - Due to its remarkable electronic properties, few layer graphene, or FLG, has emerged as a promising new material for use in post-silicon devices that incorporate the quantum effects that emerge at the nanoscale. Now, physicists at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a...

Introducing Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine

DULUTH, Ga., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Metametrix Institute ( http://www.metametrixinstitute.org ) announced today the publication of Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine, 2nd Edition, written and edited by Richard S. Lord and J. Alexander Bralley. This book follows th...

Sciclone ALH 3000 Liquid Handler: Functional Characterization of the High Volume Head - Part 1: Plate-to-Plate Precision Testing

Geoffrey Grove, Susan Ryan and Ed Alderman Applied Science and Technology Department, Caliper Life Sciences, Inc., Hopkinton, MA 01748 Overview The High Volume Head is one of four multi-channel liquid handling options available for the Sciclone Advanced...

Cell lines expressing recombinant aequorin and a G-protein coupled receptor for functional screening

INTRODUCTION Many G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) trigger, upon binding of an agonist, a transient increase in intracellular calcium concentration. This variation acts as an internal secondary messenger and is an important modulator of many physiological mechanisms (revie...

Homogeneous, chemiluminescent kinase assay kits for assessing the functional activity of a broad range of serine-threonine and tyrosine kinases

J. Turner GE Healthcare, The Maynard Centre, Cardiff, UK Competitive binding assays have been developed for measuring the functional activity of a range of serine-threonine and tyrosine kinases. Based on enzyme fragment complementation and the ...

Whole Gel Eluter Purification of a Functional Multiprotein DNA Replication Complex, Rev A

HaiYan Jiang a,e , Robert J. Hickey a-e, h , Pamela E. Bechtel f , Philip W. Wills a, e , SuHua Han a,e , Timothy D. Tom a-g , YueTong Wei a,e , and Linda H. Malkas a-e,+ , (a) Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (b) Program in M...

Using Validated siRNAs in Functional Genomic Assays

Collections of siRNAs targeting key human genes are ideal for studying protein function in cells. To identify genes involved in a given cellular process, cells can be transfected with different siRNAs and assayed f...

Precursor miRNAs for Successful miRNA Functional Studies

Pre-miR miRNA Precursor Molecules miRNA target site identification and validation Screening for miRNAs that regulate target gene expression Screening for miRNAs that affect a cellular process ...

Isolation to Functional Analyses

While the microRNA (miRNA) field is rapidly expanding, these small, non-poly(A) tailed molecules still pose challenges for research. Most RNA analysis techniques have been optimized for longer molecules, not small ...

The DIG System Nonradioactive Automated High-Throughput In Situ Hybridization: a Powerful Tool for Functional Genomics Research

Over the past decade, many organisms have been the subject of large-scale genome projects, and as a result a tremendous number of gene sequences are now ready for functional analysis. Knowledge of tissues and cells that...

Epitope-Tagging Vectors for Functional Analysis in Yeast

Epitope-Tagging Vectors for Functional Analysis in Yeast Regulation of gene expression in yeast Quinn Lu Tanya Hosfield Stratagene Stratagene has developed a series of epitope-tagging vectors to express and functionally analyze eukaryotic genes in the bu...

Volcano Corporation Presentation At Canaccord Adams Conference To Be Webcast

...ational IVUS imaging catheters, and advanced functionality options, such as VH(R) IVUS tissue characterization and ChromaFlo(R). Volcano also provides functional measurement (FM) consoles and single-use pressure and flow guide wires and is developing a line of ultra-high resolution Optical Coherence Tomography ...

Next Safety Releases Advanced Respirator for Infectious Diseases

... (H5N1), which never became contagious. The Next Safety respirators are now being sold to the public for the first time. These respirators are a cross functional platform that supply highly purified air to half facemasks and air supply hoods. Next Safety designed its respirators with input from the CDC ...

Video: New Way RA(TM) Talk Show Premieres Online for People Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

... About Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by persistent and progressive joint inflammation, causing pain, stiffness and functional disability. The Arthritis Foundation estimates that approximately 1.3 million people in the United States are affected by RA. For more information, vi...

Growing Awareness and Increased Investments Lead to Growth of Biotechnology Applications in the Food & Beverage and Dietary Supplements Sector, Reveals Frost & Sullivan

...technology resulting in innovative food and beverage products with improved functional and health benefits. Production of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA...ogy applications in India. In India, consumer awareness about these new age functional ingredients and their health benefits is still low: a key challenge for thi...

EU Committee Approves New Food Applications for Martek's life'sDHA(TM)

...included in more than 99 percent of all formulas on the U.S. market, as well as in more than 200 brands of infant formula, nutritional supplements and functional foods sold in over 75 countries worldwide. Martek Biosciences Corporation (Nasdaq: MATK ) is a leader in the innovation and development of ...

EU Committee Approves New Food Applications for Martek's life'sDHA™

...included in more than 99 percent of all formulas on the U.S. market, as well as in more than 200 brands of infant formula, nutritional supplements and functional foods sold in over 75 countries worldwide. Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ: MATK) is a leader in the innovation and development of DHA om...

Cellular Dynamics International In-Licenses Key Patent Portfolio for Using Stem Cell-Derived Cells in Drug Testing

... neural cells, etc.), the marker allows researchers to identify and select a particular cell type (e.g. heart cells) and produce a highly purified and functional cell population. The license also covers the use of cardiomyocytes purified through this technology for drug testing. While cardiomyocytes...

EnVivo Pharmaceuticals Announces Reversal of Cognitive Deficits in Alzheimer's Disease Transgenic Mouse Model With Gamma-Secretase Modulator

... clinical development. "We are very excited about these findings since they represent to us the first demonstration with a bona fide GSM of functional improvement in an Alzheimer's disease model with concomitant lowering of AB42," said Kees Been, president & CEO of EnVivo. "We have also described...

Santaris Pharma - Interim Report for the Period 1 January to 30 June 2009

... microRNAs in lung cancer Nature Cell Biology In first half of 2009 Santaris Pharma and academic partners published an article titled: A functional screen implicates microRNA-138-dependent regulation of the depalmitoylation enzyme APT1 in dendritic spine morphogenesis. BMC Med Genomics ...

ClearTrial Selected to Lead Executive Panel from Pharmaceutical and Service Provider Companies at ExL Conference

...ng ClearTrial, she was Associate Director, Clinical Operations for Quintiles, where she oversaw the management of Clinical Research Associates for the functional Service Provider group for a global sponsor company and led process improvement initiatives related to managing the closure of non-enrolling sites. B...

Novel gene found for dilated cardiomyopathy

...ailure in young people and the most common reason for heart transplant. ANKRD1 is a gene that encodes a protein that plays a role in the structure and functional ability of the heart. The study, conducted internationally, is published in the July 21 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology...

ParagonRx Creates New Website Featuring REMS Help Center for Pharma

... longer merely a statistic that is passively measured for regulatory compliance. Now, patient safety is an objective that is actively managed by many functional groups and disciplines, including pharmacovigilance, marketing, medical, regulatory and legal. In many ways, risk management, including REMS, is beco...

Harvest Technologies Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment in its 60 Patient Clinical Trial in India Using Autologous Adult Stem Cells to Treat Patients With Non-Reconstructable Critical Limb Ischemia

... of Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India. Critical limb ischemia is a persistent and relentless problem, which severely impairs the patient functional status and quality of life, and is associated with an increased cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Prognosis of critical limb ischemia is poor an...

Funxional Successfully Completes Initial Clinical Trial of FX125L, an Anti-Inflammatory Drug With a Novel Mechanism of Action

...ology platforms in FXT's portfolio all of which originated in the University of Cambridge . BSCIs were discovered based upon a strategy that exploits functional screening to develop novel new classes of drugs. FX125L is the lead drug candidate in this novel class, while other BSCIs have been identified as back...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation Partner to Develop Cell Lines to Advance Research

...nnaro, Ph.D. "Together, LLS and IWMF are committed to seeing this critical asset developed in a way so as not to fundamentally change the cellular and functional characteristics of the original tumor, and thus enable researchers to better understand the unique aspects of WM biology and advance more effective tr...

Bio/Data Corporation Launches vW Select(TM) - The World's First and Only Complete Ristocetin CoFactor Assay

... the launch of vW Select(TM), the world's first all-in-one Ristocetin CoFactor Assay. vW Select is the first and only complete assay that measures the functional activity of the von Willebrand Factor. A deficiency of von Willebrand Factor causes von Willebrand Disease -- the world's most common bleeding disorde...

Kornberg Associates Architects Selected to Develop Design for New Stanford University Imaging Center

...rograms and 20 research centers and teaching resources. According to Kornberg, the project, scheduled for completion in Fall 2010, will locate a functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device and a magnetoencephalography (MEG) unit among the Cognitive Neurobiological Imaging researchers in the Psychol...

Insmed Announces Results of IPLEX(TM) Phase II Trial in Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy

...at IPLEX(TM) did not exhibit a statistically significant improvement in the functional measure of endurance by the six-minute walk test, muscle function, muscle s...nted, "We are disappointed that this trial did not meet the majority of its functional endpoints. However, the statistically significant improvement in insulin se...

Spherix Announces Termination of Arla License Agreement

...s a pharmaceutical compound, provides Spherix with greater flexibility and long-term upside," said Dr. Claire Kruger, CEO of Spherix. Nutraceutical or functional foods (foods with health-promoting or dietary management properties beyond the basic function of supplying nutrients) are a growing segment of the ind...

Ganeden Biotech Introduces GanPro(TM) Direct-Fed Microbial for Livestock

...ray of technologies all over the world. Ganeden Biotech's various strains of Bacillus coagulans and its related patents are available for license in functional foods and beverages, supplements, animal health products and topical applications. ...

Scientists identify gene vital to early embryonic cells forming a normal heart and skull

...effrey Robbins, Ph.D., co-director of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's and senior investigator of the study. "This leads to anatomical and functional deficits so severe that it precludes viability of the developing fetus." SHP2 is a tyrosine phosphatase an enzyme that helps trigger a cascade of ...

Assessment of safety and efficacy of human embryonic stem cell therapy

...print in the journal Stem Cells , shows long-term functional rescue using hESC-derived cells in both the RCS ra...n or untoward pathological reactions. Near-normal functional rescue was also achieved in the 'Stargardt' mouse....ion deteriorates over several months due to an RPE functional defect. The studies focused on longevity of effect...
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