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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...

GPhA Calls Senate HELP Committee Action Disappointing for Countless Patients

ARLINGTON, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) released the following statement today from GPhA President and CEO Kathleen Jaeger on the Senate HELP Committee's vote on biogenerics legislation. "While we are extremely disappointe...

ParagonRx Creates New Website Featuring REMS Help Center for Pharma

WILMINGTON, Del., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ParagonRx, a Delaware-based company which specializes in programs for the appropriate use of medications, has launched a new website - www.paragonrx.com - that includes a "REMS Hub" for pharmaceutical and biotech companies needing information and ...

UCF team's advanced nerve cell system could help cure diabetic neuropathy, related diseases

Multiple sclerosis, diabetic neuropathy, and other conditions caused by a loss of myelin insulation around nerves can be debilitating and even deadly, but adequate treatments do not yet exist. That's in large part because of deficiencies in model research systems. In an upcoming issue of the journ...

Knocking the Wind Out of Asthmatics: Help from Hippocrates

Asthma and allergy sufferers have an alternative to Singulair and Zicam - The ALCAT Test WARSAW, Poland, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week the FDA knocked the wind out of asthmatics by requesting the manufacturers of Singulair, a popular leukotriene blocking asthma and allergy drug, to upgrad...

Secret of sandcastle construction could help revive ancient building technique, researchers say

The secret of a successful sandcastle could aid the revival of an ancient eco-friendly building technique, according to research led by Durham University. Researchers, led by experts at Durham's School of Engineering, have carried out a study into the strength of rammed earth, which is growing ...

New rotors could help develop nanoscale generators

In collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, scientists have investigated the rotation of molecules on a fixed surface to understand how they may help in the development of future rotor-based machinery at nanoscale level. The research focused on rotating magnetic fields, ...

Honeywell to Help B. Braun Healthcare Company Double Manufacturing Capacity of Life-Critical Products

Technology to Drive Production Efficiency and Manage Quality at New LIFE Nutrition Factory in Germany OFFENBACH, Germany, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON ) today announced that it has been selected by B. Braun, a leading global manufacturer of healthcare produ...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Appoints Pricewaterhouse Coopers to Help Develop a SOX 404 Compliance Program

HARBIN, China, May 19 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that it e...

Now Available: State-of-the-Art Gait Training Device to Help Millions Walk More Normally Again

Can Be Used by the Elderly and Patients With Movement Disorders at Home and in a Variety of Healthcare Settings HAIFA, Israel, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of people in the US have diseases or conditions that affect their ability to walk. For many of them, traditional walking aids such as ...

'Adipose-derived' Stem Cells Could Help Traumatic Brain Injury Patients, Says Bio-Matrix Scientific Group's, Entest BioMedical Inc. Researcher

SAN DIEGO, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dr. Feng Lin, Director of Research at Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMSN) and Entest BioMedical Inc., today stated that he believes that an effective new therapy for "traumatic brain injury" (TBI) using autologous "adipose-derived...

CPM Resource Center and The Shams Group Partner To Help Hospitals Integrate Evidence-Based Clinical Content Into Information Systems

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - For the First Time, Hospitals Using MEDITECH and Other HIT Solutions can use CPMRC's Interdisciplinary Clinical Content Through TSG's Integrated Portal Solutions CPM Resource Center (CPMRC) and The Shams Group (TSG) have ...

Executive Coaching Firm Mariposa Leadership, Inc. Hosts Webinar to Help Business Leaders Navigate Tumultuous Economy

Customers Can Claim A Free Introductory Special Report "Five Keys to Increase Your Organization's Resilience in the Downturn" at www.mariposaleadership.com/resilience/index.html San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2009 - Executive coaching firm Mariposa Lead...

Batman Teams with Senator Katherine Laforge to Help Free America from OPEC

Batman is a true super hero to Senator Katherine Laforge. With stakes higher than they've ever been before, Batman and his supporters race to solve the energy crisis that threatens to enslave America to OPEC forever. The message that Batman and Senator Katherine Laforge want to bring to the pub...

Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc. Biometrics Joins Forces with the University of Central Florida to Fight Diversion and Help Combat Prescription Narcotic Drug Abuse

Pilot Program in Fort Lauderdale helps to Leverage Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc. with the University of Central Florida. Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc., will utilize UCF's biometrics, elite technology and other programming techniques in an effort to establish the best prescription monitoring pr...

Video: Accera Launches Axona(TM), First Medical Food Therapy to Help Manage Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer's Disease

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Accera, Inc., a biotechnology company delivering breakthrough therapies in central nervous system (CNS) diseases, today launched Axona(TM) in the United States for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Axona is a first-in-class medical food for the clinical dietary...

Video: Experts Unite to Help People Manage Spring Nasal Allergy Sneezin'

Simple Steps Can Make a Big Difference in Managing Indoor and Outdoor Allergies ATLANTA and BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As this year's spring nasal allergy season quickly approaches, people living with nasal allergies should take steps to manage their symptoms and war...

Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer Initiative Expands to Help Cancer Patients Access Broad Spectrum of Cancer Resources and Services

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the comprehensive continuum of resources available to cancer patients and their caregivers -- from prevention to education, patient care to advocacy and financial support --Amgen's Breakaway from...

Genesis Pharmaceuticals Appoints KPMG to Help Develop a SOX 404 Compliance Program

LAIYANG, China, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Genesis Pharmaceuticals Enterprises, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GNPH) ("Genesis" or the "Company"), a U.S. pharmaceutical company with its principal operations in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it engaged KPMG Huazhen ...

Oregon theory may help design tomorrow's sustainable polymer

Tomorrow's specialty plastics may be produced more precisely and cheaply thanks to the apparently tight merger of a theory by a University of Oregon chemist and years of unexplained data from real world experiments involving polymers in Europe. The work, which researchers believe may lead to a ...

Alfred Mann Foundation for Biomedical Engineering Launches New Web Site Designed to Help University Researchers Bring Biomedical Advances to Market

VALENCIA, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Biomedical Engineering (AEMFBE), a philanthropic organization created by billionaire Alfred E. Mann to establish university-based commercialization- enablement institutes at elite universities, designed to facilitate biomed...

MyHeritage And Family Tree DNA Partner To Help People Trace Family History Using DNA

MyHeritage, one of the world's most popular family Web sites, today announced a partnership with FamilyTreeDNA, the company that pioneered DNA testing for genealogic research. In addition to MyHeritage's innovative Smart Matching and Research technologies, members can now also use information con...

MultiVu Video Feed: New Rapid Test to Diagnose Flu May Help With Upcoming Flu Season

3M(TM) Rapid Detection Flu A+B Test Differentiates Flu Strains A & B In 15 Minutes Each year up to 20 percent of the U.S. population becomes ill with "the flu." Misdiagnosis of the flu is common as some bacterial infections present similarly to influenza. Because of this, overuse and unneces...

Nikon Instruments Provides Donation to Help Clemson University Start New Core Microscopy Facility

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon Instruments Inc. has provided an in-kind donation of microscopy equipment to help Clemson University's College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences biological sciences department start a new core microscopy facility. The facility will be the ...

Could Database Software Help Cure Alzheimer's and Save the Earth?

Asteroid-watchers and protein researchers are showing that Microsoft SQL Server 2008 can support applications at scales up to 1 petabyte. REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Just three months after Microsoft Corp. released its data management and business intelligence platform,...

The MathWorks Sponsors iGEM Competition for Synthetic Biology at MIT : MATLAB and SimBiology Help Accelerate Design of Synthetic Biological Systems

The MathWorks today announced its lead sponsorship of the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) 2008 student competition, held annually by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This year the competition brought together 84 undergraduate teams representing more than 1,000 ...

Jellyfish Protein Shows Potential to Help With Memory

BOSTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Quincy Bioscience (Madison, WI) announces that Prevagen(R) (http://www.prevagen.com ), a dietary supplement consisting of the jellyfish protein apoaequorin, has displayed great potential to improve memory in healthy human subjects tested. The Prevagen Memory St...

WeissComm Launches Invigorate Communications to Help Companies Build Successful Health-Based Brands

Tali Kaplan Joins as Associate Director SAN FRANCISCO, and SUMMIT, N.J., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WeissComm Group today announced that it has launched Invigorate Communications, a full-service public relations agency focused on serving the diverse communications needs ...

New Innovation Set to Revolutionise Spray Technology - Used to Protect Against the Scottish Biting Midge & Help Fight MRSA in the NHS

Partnering with the University of Aberdeen and Rothamsted Research for releasing natural insect repellents that protect against the Scottish biting midge, Atrium Innovation's new electrostatic spray technology is set to revolutionise how people protect buildings from unwanted particles, insects, ...

New nanoscale process created by UCSB scientists will help computers run faster and more efficiently

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Smaller. Faster. More efficient. These are the qualities that drive science and industry to create new nanoscale structures that will help to speed up computers. Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have made a major contribution to this field by ...

Napo Pharmaceuticals Will Provide Pediatric Formulation of Crofelemer at Cost to Developing Nations to Help Treat Life-Threatening Diarrhoel Diseases (Subject to FDA Approval)

Total Value of the Commitment to the CGI is an Estimated $210 Million Crofelemer, Once Approved for Children, Could Aid in Treating Diarrhoel Diseases That Kill An Estimated 2.5 million Children Each Year NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ("Napo") of...

Research Shows How AHCC(R) May Help Fight Flu and Other Infectious Agents

Supports use of AHCC for immune enhancement during cold & flu season PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A new paper published in Nutrition Reviews (Vol. 66(9):526-531) by Dr. Barry W. Ritz, PhD, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology at Drexel University, has shown how AHCC impacts...

Killer pulses help characterize special surfaces

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Detecting deadly fumes in subways, toxic gases in chemical spills, and hidden explosives in baggage is becoming easier and more efficient with a measurement technique called surface-enhanced Raman scattering. To further improve the technique's sensitivity, scientists must design b...

Doctors in the US and Netherlands Using Fast RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology to Help Fight Cancer are Now Treating Tumors of the Head and Neck

Technology Targets Tumors with Precise Image-Guided IMRT to Spare Healthy Surrounding Tissue PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors at cancer treatment centers in the United States and the Netherlands are now treating head and neck cancer using R...

GlaxoSmithKline Offers New Purchasing Options to Help Employers Overcome Barriers to Pandemic Stockpiling of Relenza(R)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) announced today the launch of the RELENZA(R) (zanamivir) Inhalation Powder Pandemic Readiness for Employers Program (P.R.E.P.) that enables businesses two options when stockpiling RELENZA in preparation for an influenz...

John Grisham Joins Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation Board, Citing Novel Technology's Potential to Help 'Millions of Patients'

Best-Selling Author to Devote Energies to Raising Awareness and Funds to Advance the Use of Focused Ultrasound in Treating Cancers, Neurological, Other Serious Medical Conditions CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation, found...

Metals shape up with a little help from friends

For 5,000 years the only way to shape metal has been by the "heat and beat" technique. Even with modern nanotechnology, metalworking involves carving metals with electron beams or etching them with acid. Now Cornell researchers have developed a method to self-assemble metals into complex config...

Glowing zebrafish help researchers track role of sugars in the cell

Berkeley -- Using artificial sugar and some clever chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, researchers have made glow-in-the-dark fish whose internal light comes from the sugar coating on their cells. This novel method of fluorescently tagging the sugar chains, or carbohydrates, that coa...

When to Wait and When to Treat? New Program Will Search for Biomarkers in Men With Prostate Cancer to Help Find an Answer

SEATTLE, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have a lead role in a new public/private partnership to create the first systematic surveillance program of men with prostate cancer to look for biological clues to help determine when to wait and when to trea...

Lilly CEO Urges Policy Prescriptions to Help Ensure Public and Private Biotech Investments Generate Dividends and U.S. Job Growth

BOSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ), provided insight into the future of life sciences and a roadmap for ensuring that key players' significant investments in the sector are rewarded. He made his r...
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