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Immune System Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Staph Infections

Findings could lead to better therapies for severe forms of the disease TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have figured what genes turn on and off in a person's immune system when he or she has a severe staph infectio...

Cell Discovery May Bring Science Closer to Diabetes Cure

'Sox17' gene could further pancreatic research, study suggests MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- In early embryonic development, a specific gene plays an important role in directing cells to become part of the pancreas or part of the biliary system, and researchers say this finding...

The Psychology of Frailty: An Identity Crisis Among the Elderly - Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's Dr. Howard Fillit to Co-Chair Symposium

PARIS and NEW YORK, JULY 6 /PRNewswire/ -- "People are actually more afraid of frailty than they are of dying," says Dr. Howard Fillit , Executive Director of Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation , but "most elderly people, unless they die suddenly, will go through a 4-6 year period of increa...

Toronto researcher's discovery points to a new treatment avenue for acute myeloid leukemia

Toronto, July 6, 2009-- Dr. John Dick, Senior Scientist at the Ontario Cancer Institute, the research arm of Princess Margaret Hospital, co-led a multinational team that has developed the first leukemia therapy that targets a protein, CD123, on the surface of cancer stem cells that drive acute mye...

Scientists Gather to Discuss Novel Uses of Caliper Life Sciences' Discovery Platforms and Technology

- Recent 'Innovation for Experimentation' Series Attracts Over 350 Attendees - HOPKINTON, Mass., June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP ), a leading provider of tools and services for drug discovery and life sciences research, reports that more than 350 ...

IDRI Awarded $314,500 Grant From Murdock Trust to Expand TB Drug Discovery Program

SEATTLE, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Infectious Disease Research Institute today announced it has received a $314,500 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. This new funding will support IDRI's efforts to better understand the mechanisms of tuberculosis (TB) disease and ultim...

Asthma Discovery May Lead to Better Treatments

Researchers come closer to understanding key airway changes FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- A key element in the development of chronic asthma has been identified by British researchers, who suggest that their finding may lead to new treatments. The study by a team from King's C...

Microsoft to Showcase Clinical Trial Solutions From Discovery to Approvals at Drug Information Association's 2009 Annual Meeting

Demos will focus on scientist collaboration and streamlining the drug discovery process. SAN DIEGO, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- What: At the Drug Information Association's (DIA) 45th Annual Meeting in San Diego, Microsoft Corp. will showcase Microsoft ...

Gaiam and Discovery Communications Announce Exclusive Licensing Deal

NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaiam, Inc., the leading distributor of lifestyle media and fitness accessories, today announced that it has signed an exclusive home video license agreement with Discovery Communications. Under the three-year agreement, Gaiam will release programming fr...

Eli Lilly and Company Announces New Drug Discovery Initiative

Goal is to foster open collaboration between Lilly and global laboratory researchers INDIANAPOLIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alzheimer's disease. Cancer. Diabetes. Osteoporosis. These are the diseases for which Eli Lilly and Company will be engaging researchers from around the...

MDS Announces Strategy to Focus MDS Pharma Services on Early Stage Operations - Discovery Through Phase IIa

Company to Divest Late Stage Operations, Signs Agreement to Sell Phase II-IV Operations to INC Research TORONTO, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Inc. (TSX: MDS; NYSE: MDZ ), a leading provider of products and services to the global life sciences markets, today announced that i...

Oh Baby! Discovery Health's BABY WEEK Offers the Most Pregnancies, Births and Drama Anywhere on Television

- Discovery Health's Seventh Annual Programming Event Presents Baby Programming Nightly at 8 PM (ET/PT) from Sunday, June 14, through Friday, June 19 - SILVER SPRING, Md., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The stork drops by Discovery Health the third week of June to deliver the network's seventh annua...

Australian team reveals world-first discovery in a 'floppy baby' syndrome

In a world first, West Australian scientists have cured mice of a devastating muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome a breakthrough that could ultimately help thousands of families across the globe. The research, published online today in the Journal of Cell Biology , reveals how a...

Alzheimer's discovery could bring early diagnosis, treatment closer

This release is available in French . A discovery made by researchers at McGill University and the affiliated Lady Davis Research Institute for Medical Research at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital offers new hope for the early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. In a stud...

'Happy hour' gene discovery suggests cancer drugs might treat alcoholism

A class of drugs already approved as cancer treatments might also help to beat alcohol addiction. That's the conclusion of a discovery in flies of a gene, dubbed happyhour, that has an important and previously unknown role in controlling the insects' response to alcohol. Animals with a mutant v...

New Discovery Shows Ancient Herb Fights Inflammation

Advanced study techniques identify anti-inflammatory components in ginseng FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Ginseng has been used in medicine for centuries, and now its reputation for improving health is expanding: A new study has found that the herb, which is used in traditional Chi...

Cancer-obesity link discovery by MSU researchers could aid prevention efforts

EAST LANSING, Mich. A new link between body fat and cancer identified by a Michigan State University researcher underscores obesity's health risk and could lead to new cancer treatment and prevention strategies. Jenifer Fenton, an MSU food science and human nutrition researcher with the Michig...

WA discovery a key to blood cell development

A West Australian research team has made the world-first discovery a 'pied piper' molecule within blood cells, called Liar, that leads other molecules into the nucleus of the cell, and could offer a key in treating prostate, breast and colon cancers as well as leukemia. Uncovered by two researc...

Stanford researcher's discovery of ion channel turns ear on its head

STANFORD, Calif. Scientists thought they had a good model to explain how the inner ear translates vibrations in the air into sounds heard by the brain. Now, based on new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine, it looks like parts of the model are wrong. Anthony Ricci, PhD, as...

Gene fusion discovery may lead to improved prostate cancer test

NEW YORK (April 9, 2009) -- A newly discovered gene fusion is highly expressed in a subset of prostate cancers, according to a study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College. The findings, reported in the April 1 issue of Cancer Research , may lead to more accurate tests for prostate cance...

How to Keep the Weight Off? By Taking Gene-Eden, a New Dietary Supplement Based on Dr. Hanan Polansky's Discovery of the Cause of Many Diseases

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- You went on a diet. Great. You lost weight. Awesome. But what are your chances of keeping the weight off? What are your chances of avoiding the notorious Yo-Yo diet? The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease recommends that you turn to your doctor and ...

Major Asthma Research Discovery Could Lead to New Drugs

Findings Licensed to Biotechnology Firm SAN FRANCISCO, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Asthma Foundation announced that a significant research discovery they funded has been licensed by a leading biotech company. This move could lead to potential new drugs for treating asthma by blockin...

Seahorse XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer Wins Best New Product Award for DRUG DISCOVERY at 2009 Molecular Medicine Conference

BILLERICA, Mass., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience, Inc., leader in the real-time measurement of cellular bioenergetics, announced today that the XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer, the first analytical instrument for the kinetic measure of mitochondrial oxygen consumption and cytoplasmi...

Obio Pharmaceutical Announced New Antiviral Drug Discovery to Combat Influenza Virus

HONG KONG, March 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Obio Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd ("Obio"/ "the Company") announced the discovery of a new indication of a drug, TG21, against main strains of influenza virus (including avian and human influenza strains) such as H3N2 and H5N1. The process leading to cli...

BioFortis Wins Best Product Award in Discovery Informatics at the 2009 Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

Biomedical Informatics Market Leader BioFortis wins another award for its Labmatrix(TM) platform being used by leading pharmaceutical and institutional clients worldwide for translational research, biomarker discovery, biobanking, and clinical research COLUMBIA, Md., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ...

Bob Greene, America's Personal Trainer, Brings His Secrets Of Healthy Living To Discovery Health

- Personal Trainer for Oprah Winfrey to Appear in Two BEST LIFE SPECIALS, "WHAT'S MAKING YOU FAT," Premiering March 26, and " I'M FAT AGAIN ," Premiering May 28 - SILVER SPRING, Md., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- America's best-known personal trainer, Bob Greene, has helped millions impro...

New discovery gives tuberculosis vaccine a shot in the arm

A new article appearing in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology ( http://www.jleukbio.org ) may lead to improvements in the efficacy of the current tuberculosis vaccine. Specifically, a team of Italian researchers discovered a new role for type I interferon, in which it impro...

National Organization for Rare Disorders To Partner With Discovery Health and 'MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS' for Rare Disease Day 2009

- NORD Names Discovery Health Media Partner and MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS Program Partner for First Rare Disease Day in U.S. on February 28, 2009 - - MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS Airs Mondays at 10PM ET/PT on Discovery Health - DANBURY, Conn., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Organization for Rare Di...

GlycoMeds Discovery Yields Early Warning Test for Cancer

PHOENIX, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer is the second leading cause of death with over 6 million new cases worldwide each year. In the U.S. alone, one million new cases of cancer are diagnosed annually, and half a million Americans lose their battle with the disease every year. Now, following years...

MDS Analytical Technologies' Laser Capture Microdissection Helps Facilitate Discovery of Potential New Colon-Cancer Biomarker

SUNNYVALE, CA, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Analytical Technologies, a leader in innovative solutions for drug discovery and life sciences research, today announced that its Arcturus(R) Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) instruments were used by researchers at the University of Cincinnati...

This February Discovery en Espanol Delves Into The Subconscious World of Attraction in 'Science of Sex Appeal'

MIAMI, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? Does sex appeal actually have a smell or a particular sound? Are males truly the more promiscuous sex? These and other fascinating questions form part of a provocative Discovery en Espanol special, SCIENCE OF SEX APPEA...

Cancer-Causing Gene Discovery Suggests New Therapies

Scientists have discovered a novel way by which a much-studied cancer-promoting gene accelerates the disease. The finding suggests a new strategy to halt cancer's progress. (Vocus) January 23, 2009 -- Scientists have discovered a novel way by which a much-studied cancer...

The 2009 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award Granted for Pioneering Ideas for Early Detection of Ovarian and Lung Cancers, Bone Marrow Transplant Safety, and Discovery of New Genetic Markers for Cancer

NEW YORK and PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation announced today that three novel approaches to fighting cancer have won 2009 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards. The prize of $450,000 over three years is awarded each year to three...

Life Sciences Discovery awards health research program grants

Seattle (December 16, 2008) The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) today announced its latest grant recipients. Four Washington State-based research organizations will receive life sciences program grants totaling more than $18 million. The newly-funded health research initiatives will focus on...

MaxCyte Presents a Panel Discussion With Industry Experts on the Challenges in Developing Cell-Based Screening Assays for Drug Discovery - LIVE Q&A to Follow

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxCyte, Inc., the pioneer in scalable, high performance cell loading systems, announces that, due to popular demand, it will be rebroadcasting its webinar with industry experts on the challenges in developing cell-based screening assays for drug discove...

Exciting discovery could 'stop cancer from killing people'

Metastasis is the ability of cancer cells to spread from a primary site, to form tumours at distant sites. It is a complex process in which cell motility and invasion play a fundamental role. Essential to our understanding of how metastasis develops is identification of the molecules, and charact...

Surprise discovery made in cancer research

This release is available in German . One of the defining characteristics of cancer cells is that they systematically prevent programmed cell death (apoptosis), with which the body guards itself against the proliferation of defective cells. In order to do this, they express so-called apo...

Med school discovery could lead to better cancer diagnosis, drugs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida State University College of Medicine research team led by Yanchang Wang has discovered an important new layer of regulation in the cell division cycle, which could lead to a greater understanding of the way cancer begins. Wang, an assistant professor of biomedical...

Purdue Pharma L.P. Announces a Global Strategic Alliance With Infinity Pharmaceuticals to Advance Discovery and Development Programs in Oncology and Neuropathic Pain

STAMFORD, Conn, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue Pharma L.P. and Mundipharma International Corporation Limited, today announced that they have entered into a global strategic alliance with Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to advance the research, development, and commercialization of In...

Genetic disease treatments and pharmacogenetics: From scientific discovery to medical delivery

BETHESDA, MD November 7, 2008 Thousands of the world's top scientists and clinicians in the human genetics field will convene to present their latest research at the 58th Annual Meeting of The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 11-15, 2008. A ...
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