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UCSF researchers help crack parasite genome, identify drug leads

Two UCSF research papers this week are marking major breakthroughs in the effort to tackle schistosomiasis (bilharzia), a tropical disease that infects more than 200 million people worldwide and causes long-term debilitating illness and occasional paralysis or death. One paper documents a multi...

Novel drug discovery tool could identify promising new therapies for Parkinson's disease

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have turned simple baker's yeast into a virtual army of medicinal chemists capable of rapidly searching for drugs to treat Parkinson's disease. In a study published online today in Nature Chemical Biology , the researchers showed that the...

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

New research from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center highlights the critical role a certain gene and its protein play during early embryonic development on formation of a normal heart and skull. In a study posted online June 15 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...

Connecting Materials Science With Biology, K-State Engineers Create DNA Sensors That Could Identify Cancer Using Material Only One Atom Thick

MANHATTAN, Kan., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kansas State University engineers think the possibilities are deep for a very thin material. Vikas Berry, assistant professor of chemical engineering, is leading research combining biological materials with graphene, a recently developed ...

VAP(R) Cholesterol Test Helps Researchers Identify Treatment Effects of Combination Therapy

Coadministration of ezetimibe/simvastatin and fenofibrate results in more favorable lipid profile in mixed hyperlipidemia patients BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Using the VAP Cholesterol Test from Atherotech, Inc., investigators led by Michel Farnier M.D., of Point Medical, Rond ...

Virginia Tech engineers identify conditions that initiate erosion

Blacksburg, Va. -- Wind, water, and waves erode billions of tons of soil from the earth's surface. As a result, many rivers are plagued with excessive amounts of suspended sediment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, such eroded sediment is the largest nonpoint source pollution...

Gerson Lehrman Group and BIO Collaborate to Identify Scientific Expertise for the Seventh Annual BIO Investor Forum

Conference will be held October 29-31 at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco NEW YORK, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerson Lehrman Group, the world's marketplace for expertise, and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) have set the scientific agenda for the Seventh Annual BIO Investor Forum. ...

NIST and partners identify tiny gold clusters as top-notch catalysts

For most of us, gold is only valuable if we possess it in large-sized pieces. However, the "bigger is better" rule isn't the case for those interested in exploiting gold's exceptional ability to catalyze a wide variety of chemical reactions, including the oxidation of poisonous carbon monoxide (CO...

Rosetta Genomics and the National Institute of Health (NIH) to Identify Potential MicroRNA Drug Targets for HIV

Collaboration Will Seek to Identify microRNAs Implicated in HIV Viral Replication and Their Function Samples Will be Screened and Analyzed Using Rosetta Genomics' Proprietary microRNA Technologies REHOVOT, Israel and JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, August...

Ipsogen Launches MapQuant Dx(TM) Genomic Grade Test to Identify Breast Cancer Patients who Benefit From Chemotherapy

By Improving the Accuracy of Tumor Grading, MapQuant Dx(TM) Genomic Grade Could Spare Tens of Thousands Chemotherapy Treatments per Year ASCO Annual Meeting, May 30, 2008 - booth 23128 CHICAGO, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ipsogen SA (Marseilles, France and New Haven, CT, USA), a cance...

ESA LeadCare(R) System Used to Identify Salvadoran Children with Lead Poisoning

Study Results by Children's Health International Medicine Project of Seattle (CHIMPS) Presented at Academic Pediatric Association Conference in Los Angeles CHELMSFORD, Mass., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- El Salvador, like many emerging markets, must contend with lea...

Gladstone scientists identify role of tiny RNAs in controlling stem cell fate

SAN FRANCISCO, CA March 6, 2008--Researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) and the University of California, San Francisco have identified for the first time how tiny genetic factors called microRNAs may influence the differentiation of pluripotent embryonic stem (ES)...

Genmab and Pepscan to Identify Human Antibodies Against Intractable Targets

COPENHAGEN, Denmark and LELYSTAD, Netherlands, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genmab A/S (OTC: GNMSF) and Pepscan today announced the start of a research collaboration aimed at identifying fully human monoclonal antibodies against intractable disease targets. Intractable targets include tho...

New Independent Research Study Indicates That Cylex's ImmuKnow Test May Identify Kidney Transplant Patients at Risk for Early Acute Rejection

COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Cylex, Inc., today announced the publication of an independent, peer reviewed, clinical research study in which the level of cellular immune response measured prior to kidney transplantation using the Company's proprietary ImmuKnow(R) immune cell function...

K-State Research Leading to Software to Help Nation's Cattle Producers Identify Biosecurity Risks, Evaluate Impact of Cow-Calf Diseases Online

MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cattle producers soon will find that the latest tools to keep their herds healthy and the food supply safe are as close at hand as their desktop or laptop computer. Research at Kansas State University is leading to the creation of software ...

Japan, Midwest Biotechnology Industry Leaders Identify Steps for Greater Collaboration Between Countries

CHICAGO,IL--Top industry, government and academic leaders in the biotech and life science industries from the Midwest U.S. and Japan gathered Wednesday in Chicago as part of the JETRO Midwest-Japan Biotechnology Summit. The topics covered similarity of challenges faced by Midwest Biotech compan...

Medical simulations identify potential problems before they can pose a real threat

Madison, Wis. As the medical business struggles with the problems of clinical risks and litigation, one emerging method for dealing with potential problems is through the use of war-game exercises, in which scenarios that could last for several chaotic days in the real world can be simulated in ...

NimbleGen Systems CGS technique helps identify stomach bacteria

Madison, Wis. - Researchers from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, using Comparative Genome Sequencing (CGS) from NimbleGen Systems , have identified evolutionary changes in the human pathogen Helicobacter pyloria bacterium that infects the lining of the stomach and can cause co...

A Screen of shRNAs Targeting Tumor Suppressor Genes to Identify Factors Involved in Paclitaxel Sensitivity

Diana Ji, Stacy L. Deeds, and Edward J. Weinstein RNA interference methodologies have been utilized in small to large scale screening projects. The technology has allowed researchers to perform gene-silencing experiments in timeframes and target cells prev...

Strategies to Identify and Confirm Phase I Metabolites of Glyburide Using the 4000 Q TRAP System

Purpose In this application note, several different metabolite identification approaches are evaluated for their merits. A comprehensive examination of four Information Dependent Acquisition (IDA) survey modes was performed to illustrate data quality and types of metabolites ...

Using the DCode System to Identify DNA Sequence Variation for Studies of Population Structure in Marine Organisms

Patrick M. Gaffney, Elizabeth A. Orbacz, and Ziniu Yu, College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware. Introduction DNA polymorphisms are useful tools for ecological and evolutionary studies ...

TKB1 Cells Identify Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Interacting Proteins

In vivo phosphorylation with TKB1 competent cells David L. Dankort William J. Muller Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada GST-fusion proteins expressed in TKB1 bacteria are used to affinity purify cellular proteins, which ...

DOE awards $377 million in funding for 46 energy frontier research centers

...ht into electricity. University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) $19.5 million for five years to study complex material structures on the nanoscale to identify key features for their potential use as materials to convert solar energy and heat to electricity. University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) ...

Schering-Plough Shareholders Approve Merger With Merck

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Kensey Nash Announces Agreement to Acquire Rights to OsseoFit Product

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AutoImmune Inc. Reports 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results

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Synthetech Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2010 Results

...as "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "estimate," "project," "will be," "will continue," "will likely result," or words or phrases of similar meanings identify forward-looking statements. Forwardlooking statements reflect management's current expectations, plans or projections and are inherently uncertain an...

GenVec Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...titutes of Health (NIH) to support the Company's malaria vaccine program. This grant, valued at approximately $600,000 over two years, will be used to identify new immunogenic antigens for malaria vaccine development. Other Developments GenVec strengthened its cash position by rai...

The Breast Cancer Therapeutics Market in Australia

... Team(TM) are able to maintain a 360 Degree Perspective of the market. This comprehensive, objective information allows your company to mitigate risk, identify new opportunities, and drive effective strategies for growth. About Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Com...

New clues about a hydrogen fuel catalyst

...ch as fuel cells. Scientists from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory combined experimental and theoretical studies to identify the characteristics of the catalyst, a cluster of rhodium, boron and other atoms. The catalyst chemically reacts with ammonia borane, a molecule that ...

Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...y," "will," "would," "should" and "could," and similar expressions or words identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based upon ...potential that preclinical and clinical studies could be delayed because we identify serious side effects or other safety issues; and, our dependence on third p...

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

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Shire plc: Core Portfolio of Products Delivers 20% Sales Growth

... for INTUNIV. Shire and the FDA were not able to reach agreement on final product labeling in time to meet the PDUFA date. The FDA did not identify safety concerns regarding INTUNIV, request new clinical data or additional analyses in the Complete Response Letter. Shire and the FDA wil...

Pharmacyclics, Inc. Rights Offering Oversubscribed

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Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... clinical trial results. Words such as "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "intend," "will," "goal" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Optimer that any of its plans wi...

NxStage Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

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Cord Blood America Retires $2.53M Obligation

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SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS

... Program: The primary goal for this program is to identify flavor ingredients that allow a significant reduct...iety of products. Activities are ongoing to identify enhancers of fructose, a key sugar component of hi...ogram: The goal of the Salt Enhancer Program is to identify flavor ingredients that allow a significant reduct...

SENOMYX AND FIRMENICH TO COLLABORATE ON DISCOVERY, DEVELOPMENT AND WORLDWIDE COMMERCIALIZATION OF NOVEL SWEET ENHANCERS

...velopment, commercialization and license agreement for novel flavor ingredients intended to provide a cooling taste effect. The collaboration aims to identify novel cooling flavors that do not have the limitations of currently available agents. Senomyx and Firmenich signed a second agreement in November 2008...

Oncothyreon announces presentation of long-term Stimuvax data at World Conference on Lung Cancer

...cers such as lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer. Stimuvax is thought to work by stimulating the body's immune system to identify and destroy cancer cells expressing MUC1. Merck KGaA currently is conducting a global Phase 3 trial of Stimuvax known as START (Stimulating Targeted...
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