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Investigational Urine NGAL Biomarker Shows Promise to Monitor Cyclosporine Toxicity in Cardiac Transplant Patients

CHICAGO, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Research presented at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting today indicates that monitoring cardiac transplant patients with the Urine NGAL assay on Abbott's ARCHITECT immunoassay analyzer may help clinicians to m...

Nanopillars promise cheap, efficient, flexible solar cells

BERKELEY, CA Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have demonstrated a way to fabricate efficient solar cells from low-cost and flexible materials. The new design grows optically active semiconductors in a...

Researchers enlist DNA to bring carbon nanotubes' promise closer to reality

A team of researchers from DuPont and Lehigh University has reported a breakthrough in the quest to produce carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that are suitable for use in electronics, medicine and other applications. In an article published in the July 9 issue of Nature , the group says it has developed...

Cord Blood America Salutes President-Elect Obama's Promise to Lift Restrictions on Stem Cell Research

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and inter...

New carbon material shows promise of storing large quantities of renewable electrical energy

Engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have achieved a breakthrough in the use of a one-atom thick structure called "graphene" as a new carbon-based material for storing electrical charge in ultracapacitor devices, perhaps paving the way for the massive installation of renew...

NIST/NIH micromagnets show promise as colorful 'smart tags' for magnetic resonance imaging

BOULDER, Colo.-Customized microscopic magnets that might one day be injected into the body could add color to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), while also potentially enhancing sensitivity and the amount of information provided by images, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Tech...

New Robotic Imaging Technology Holds Promise of Improved Cancer Care

New Research Reveals Imaging with Siemens' Artis zeego Can Improve Chemoembolization Procedures for Interventional Radiologists WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- New research released at the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, D.C., t...

Phase 1 Studies Show Promise of QuatRx's Novel Compound, Sobetirome, for Lowering LDL Cholesterol Levels

Results from two separate Phase 1 studies show sobetirome, a selective thyroid hormone receptor beta agonist, reduced levels of low-density lipoprotein versus placebo ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- QuatRx Pharmaceuticals, a privately-held biopharmaceutical co...

New nanostructured thin film shows promise for efficient solar energy conversion

SANTA CRUZ, CA--In the race to make solar cells cheaper and more efficient, many researchers and start-up companies are betting on new designs that exploit nanostructures--materials engineered on the scale of a billionth of a meter. Using nanotechnology, researchers can experiment with and control...

New Study Shows Promise for Hydrogen Sulfide in Reducing Heart-Attack Damage, Ikaria Announces

- Study led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers published in major scientific journal - CLINTON, N.J., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Producing a state of "hibernation on demand" in mice by administering an experimental drug from Ikaria (an injectable formulation o...

Nanoemulsion vaccines show increasing promise

ANN ARBOR, Mich. A novel technique for vaccinating against a variety of infectious diseases using an oil-based emulsion placed in the nose, rather than needles has proved able to produce a strong immune response against smallpox and HIV in two new studies. The results build on previous succe...

The unfilled promise of corporate intranets

Both users and creators of corporate intranets are frustrated. In a recent Moreover survey, 58 percent of respondents said the Internet was their primary information resource at work, but only 11 percent considered the intranet to be their main source of information. Given all the money and effort ...

The passing of Ronald Reagan, and other Americans, is a reminder of the promise of stem-cell research

MADISON My fathers slow retreat in the face of Alzheimers Disease was typical of how it robs people of their lives. His degeneration was slow, at first, but gathered momentum over time. Independence turned to dependence. At the end, Claude Richmond Still was in otherwise fine physical shape for a ...

In the Wisconsin Legislature, the promise of a productive session

Former Assembly Speaker Tom Loftus, who held the Wisconsin Legislatures top spot from 1985 to 1991, reflected on the bodys Jekyll and Hyde characteristics in his book, The Art of Legislative Politics. A legislature can be an institution where individuals act collectively for the common good. A l...

Biotech crops gaining acceptance, but their full promise has yet to be fulfilled

Biofuels such as ethanol are in vogue these days, thanks to record oil prices and the gnawing realization that our national security would be enhanced by producing more energy at home. While the debate continues on how best to unlock the energy potential of crops such as corn, a quiet revolution ...

Liquid crystals show promise in controlling embryonic stem cells

Liquid crystals, the same phase-shifting materials used to display information on cell phones, monitors and other electronic equipment, can also be used to report in real time on the differentiation of embryonic stem cells. Differentiation is the process by which embryonic stem cells gradually ...

Stem cell research holds the promise for tomorrow

M adison, Wis. - Last week, the nation marked the five-year anniversary of President Bush's senseless restrictions on stem cell research. Those restrictions have unquestionably set back the progress of this promising research, scientists and experts say. When Congress passed legislation ...

Stem cell therapy shows visionary promise

Madison, Wis. - For the millions of Americans whose vision is slowly ebbing due to degenerative diseases of the eye, the lowly neural progenitor cell may be riding to the rescue. In a study in rats, neural progenitor cells derived from human fetal stem cells have been shown to protect the visi...

NanoRite Innovation Center opens with small science, big promise

Eau Claire, Wis . - Given the potential of nanotechnology to impact a range of industries and societal challenges, the state and federal governments and private donors have made very wise investments in the new NanoRite Center for Innovation , according to a noted authority on all things small. ...

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

...e of Technology (Cambridge, MA) $19 million for five years to understand the transport of charge carriers in synthetic disordered systems, which hold promise as new materials for conversion of solar energy to electricity and electrical energy storage. University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA) $16 milli...

InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business Highlights

...ef Executive Officer and President of InterMune, said, "The last several months have been exceptionally productive for InterMune and the coming months promise to be even more so. Regarding pirfenidone, we have made excellent progress on the preparation of our New Drug Application (NDA) for pirfenidone which...

PharmatrophiX, Initially Funded by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, Announces Exclusive Global Collaboration with Elan

... promise of revolutionary orally-administered drugs to comb... a portfolio of small-molecule compounds that show promise in treating Alzheimer's disease and other neurodeg...armatrophiX is truly revolutionary and shows great promise in preventing and treating this terrible disease,"...

The Breast Cancer Therapeutics Market in Australia

...d Tykerb (for advanced/metastatic breast cancer patients) are subsidized through the PBS. Nonetheless, innovative targeted therapies are showing great promise and are being touted as the future of breast cancer treatment. Combinations of these highly specific therapies with existing cytotoxic and hormonal th...

GeoVax Labs, Inc. Provides Clinical Studies Update

... trials conducted using a simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) prototype of the GeoVax HIV vaccine in SIV-infected primate animal models have held high promise that the GeoVax vaccine will be able to contribute to the control of HIV-1 in already infected humans. Our team is working hard to develop the clinic...

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Acquires Exclusive License to Novel Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Technology From Stanford University

...hould decrease HCV resistance to this type of antiviral therapy," said Jeffrey Glenn. "These virus specific agents in development at Eiger possess the promise of more effective, oral drugs that can be essential components of all future cocktails for HCV therapy." About Hepatitis C Virus Infections f...

Rapid heating prepares energy-saving zeolite for greater role in industrial separations

...group, led by Michael Tsapatsis, Amundson Chair Professor of chemical engineering and materials science at the University of Minnesota, says RTP shows promise in achieving greater yield and energy efficiency in zeolite membrane production. Tsapatsis' group reported its results in an article titled "Grain ...

AEterna Zentaris Partner, Keryx, Announces Agreement with FDA on a Special Protocol Assessment for Phase 3 Trial with Perifosine (KRX-0401) for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

...out perifosine moving forward into a Phase 3 trial. This represents a major milestone in our oncology drug development strategy which could hold great promise for patients with multiple myeloma." About the Phase 3 Trial Design The Phase 3 trial is a randomized (1:1), double-blind trial comparing th...

Breaking barriers with nanoscale lasers

...ture. Researchers worldwide are interested in integrating such metallic structures with semiconductors to produce smaller nanolasers because of the promise of applications for smaller lasers in a wide range of technologies. "This is the first time that anyone has shown that this limit to the size of na...

SEQUENOM Announces Launch of MassARRAY Compact 96 System

...y that can potentially push biomarkers to clinical utilization and make the promise of personalized medicine a reality." About MassARRAY SEQUENOM's ...ompact 96 system, the potential for clinical utilization of biomarkers, the promise of personalized medicine, and the Company's development of prenatal test me...

Amgen to Collaborate With GlaxoSmithKline to Commercialize Denosumab in Europe for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis (PMO)

...ion with GlaxoSmithKline will help Amgen bring the promise of denosumab to patients in Europe and other parts...cal providers and patients understand the clinical promise and economic value of denosumab." "This pio...f the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe and effective medicines from lab,...

Sirnaomics Receives SBIR Grant from NIH/NCI for Its Multi-Targeted Lung Cancer siRNA Therapeutics

...tis, Merck, AstraZeneca, Roche and Takeda have injected billions of dollars into this novel technology and further fueled the enthusiasm for the great promise of siRNA therapeutic development. There are more than a dozen clinical trials currently ongoing for various types of therapeutic applications. ...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Licenses Anti-VEGF Antibodies to Affitech

... excellent opportunity for both companies. The selective anti-VEGF antibodies we have been jointly developing with Affitech hold significant clinical promise and we are pleased that Affitech will now have the opportunity to develop and commercialize them on behalf of both companies. This agreement will all...

Novavax Announces Selection of a Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Candidate for Advanced Preclinical Studies

...these particles is identical to the configuration in which it exists on the surface of the native virus. The particle nature of the vaccine holds the promise for inducing a broad set of immune responses including antibody and cell mediated immune responses to prevent infection of the respiratory tract and a...

Junying Yu, Leading Stem Cell Researcher, Joins Cellular Dynamics International

...n-human animal models or models that do not appropriately reflect the target population. iPS cell technology overcomes these obstacles and offers the promise of generating differentiated cell types from virtually any genetic background." Yu Leads iPS Cell Breakthroughs, Twice Yu's additi...

New geothermal heat extraction process to deliver clean power generation

... RICHLAND, Wash. A new method for capturing significantly more heat from low-temperature geothermal resources holds promise for generating virtually pollution-free electrical energy. Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will determi...

Chimerix, Inc. Appoints Kenneth I. Moch Chief Operating Officer

...have the opportunity to create much-needed new pharmaceutical products with promise in a broad range of challenging viral diseases." Prior to join...the risk of adverse events. The company's lead compound, CMX001, has shown promise as a broad-spectrum antiviral drug and is currently being developed as a bi...

NeoStem Featured on CBS2 News; Success of Licensed Stem Cell Treatments Shown for Arthritis and Orthopedic Problems; Procedure to be Used by NeoStem Affiliate in China

... autologous adult stem cells "have become the cutting edge way to treat osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, and ankle and even back pain." He noted, "The promise appears to be so great that more than 1,000 clinical trials are testing stem cell therapies" for various conditions and "showing promising results for...

Cardium's InnerCool Therapies Business to Be Acquired By Royal Philips Electronics

...lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of "sense and simplicity". Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With...

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

...entific conferences: - Small RNAs and cancer/Paris/France - Keystone, Scientific Advisory Board Meeting/Colorado/USA - Executing the promise of RNAi/Cambrigde/MA/USA - Cell & Gene Therapy/Washington/USA - St. Kitts microRNA symposium/(organizer)/St. Kitts/ Caribbean ...

Material world: Graphene's versatility promises new applications

... resulting from impurities, thereby further lowering capacitance. The sensitivity of graphene's single atomic layer geometry and low capacitance promise a significant boost for biosensor applications. Such applications are a central topic of interest for Tao, who directs the Biodesign Institute's Cente...
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