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Catalyst Biosciences Announces Agreement With MedImmune to Discover and Develop Engineered Protease Therapeutics

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. today announced the signing of an exclusive worldwide research and license agreement with MedImmune, the global biologics unit of AstraZeneca plc, to develop novel engineered proteases that specifically degrade or modul...

Expression of infrared fluorescence engineered in mammals

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego led by 2008 Nobel-Prize winner Roger Tsien, PhD have shown that bacterial proteins called phytochromes can be engineered into infrared-fluorescent proteins (IFPs). Because the wavelength of IFPs is able to penetrate tissue, these proteins a...

Globus Medical's MicroFuse(TM) Technology Engineered for Optimal Strength and Porosity

AUDUBON, Pa., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Globus Medical, Inc., the largest privately held spinal implant manufacturer in the world, today announced the launch of MicroFuse(TM) ST Granules, a unique resorbable polymer bone void filler optimized for both strength and porosity. MicroFuse(TM) technology...

FDA Issues Final Regulations for Genetically Engineered Animals

Consumer labeling not required for foods from these animals, agency says THURSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued its final regulations governing the approval of genetically engineered animals. The rules do not require consumer l...

E. coli engineered to produce important class of antibiotic, anti-cancer drugs

Researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have taken a major step forward in the field of metabolic engineering, successfully using the bacterium Escherichia coli to synthesize a class of natural products known bacterial aromatic polyketides, which include...

FDA Proposes Regulations for Genetically Engineered Animals

Producers must provide safety and efficacy data before market approval THURSDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- The prospect of foods and other products from so-called genetically engineered animals moved a step closer to reality Thursday, as U.S. regulators said producers of such animal...

Tumor suppressor genes speed up and slow down aging in engineered mouse

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have developed an animal model that can test the function of two prominent tumor suppressor genes, p16 and p19, in the aging process. Scientists knew that both these genes were expressed at increased levels as humans and mice age, but their role in the a...

Nanomedicine system engineered to enhance therapeutic effects of injectable drugs

HOUSTON - (March 2, 2008) - In an article featured on the cover of the March issue of Nature Nanotechnology, Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston presented a proof-of-concept study on a new multistage delivery system (MDS) for imaging and therapeutic ap...

First Genetically Engineered Maize Resistant to Maize Streak Virus Produced in S. Africa

Scientists at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and colleagues at the South African seed company, PANNAR Pty Ltd, have reportedly developed a resistant variety of maize that could alleviate both food shortages and promote genetically engineered (GE) foods in Africa. The MSV-resist...

New Engineered Drug Shows Promise in Treating Lymphocytic Leukaemia

A recent research has found that a new type of engineered drug may have the potential to treat chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. The study by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center was published online in the journal Blood. The research has established t...

Tissue Engineered Scaffolding Allows Reproduction of Cartilage Tissue

A new study examines the use of tissue-engineered scaffolding made of cartilage cells, which have a limited ability to heal naturally, to replace defective cartilage tissue. Cartilage cells are extracted and seeded to the scaffold which is implanted into the body, where new cartilage tissu...

Researchers Explore the Effect of Engineered Immune Cells on HIV

Gene therapy has always excited scientists, even after twenty years of its introduction.// The present goal, however, is to tame the evil ways of viruses, such as those involved in triggering the human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV). Scientists have realized there is one stumbling block to this go...

Xylitol To Be Produced By Genetically Engineered E. Coli

Xylitol is a mint flavored sweetener, produced naturally by plants and is found in fruits and vegetables.// It is used as an ingredient in chewing gum, toothpaste, mouthwash and other products. Badal Saha , a chemist at Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and collaborators have developed a ge...

USDA Gives Go-Ahead to Market Controversial Genetically Engineered Rice, LL601

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today gave the ‘go-ahead’ to market a genetically-engineered (GE) rice variety. The crop named as LibertyLink601 (LL601) was in a// mess just 3 months ago regarding its alleged contamination of food supply and rice exports. The approval to market this crop ...

Indian American have Genetically Engineered Edible Cottonseed

A team of researchers led by an Indian American scientist have genetically engineered toxin-free cottonseeds, potentially unlocking a large source of nutrition. // Cotton fibre continues to be a globally vital textile crop. The leftover cottonseeds are a high source of protein, but the presenc...

NSET recognizes needs related to engineered nanoscale materials

A document recognizing environmental, health, and safety (EHS) research and information needs related to understanding// and management of possible risks of engineered nanoscale materials was released by the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science ...

Regulators Object Drug Produced from Genetically Engineered Farm Animals

European regulators have not given the green signal to a drug produced in the milk of genetically engineered farm animals// . This is a step retrograde to a budding industry that sought to enable low cost pharmaceutical options from farm animals GTC Biotherapeutics, proponents of this drug, ...

Vaccine to protect birds against avian flu, engineered

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh said that they have genetically engineered an avian flu vaccine. The vaccine contains the components of the deadly strain H5N1.// This vaccine in animal models offered complete protection to mice and chickens from infection. The vaccine contains a liv...

Ex-House Aging Committee Chief of Staff Bob Weiner Warns of Insurance Control Over Health Bill Outcome, Praises House Version, 'Disappointed' by Senate; Weiner and Policy Analyst Jordan Osserman Offer Bill's 'Prognosis'

... of illnesses." "However, the cost to consumers will be contingent on whether the House or Senate bill prevails and what kind of compromise is engineered in the conference committee." Weiner and Osserman conclude, "Seventy-six percent of Americans support the public option. Without consumer press...

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of Phase I/II Clinical Trial of Novel Vaccine for Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer

...win, M.D., stated, "This first clinical trial of BP-GMAX-CD1 is designed to establish proof of principle for our core iCD40 technology, which has been engineered to overcome the critical potency limitations of previous cancer vaccine strategies. Dosing the first patient is an exciting and significant milestone ...

New Collagen Meniscus Implant Opens New Vista for Knee Repair

...it from a segmental re-growth, Dr. Stone said. The device is the only one engineered for patients missing meniscus tissue. It is also a great augmentation devi...eniscus - will benefit from a segmental re-growth. The device is perfectly engineered for this type of procedure. It is also a great augmentation device for dif...

FDA Approves LIVALO(R) for Primary Hypercholesterolemia and Combined Dyslipidemia

... patients who take multiple medications for co-morbid conditions." About LIVALO LIVALO is a fully synthetic and highly potent statin engineered in Japan. LIVALO differs from other, currently available statins in the U.S. in that it has a unique cyclopropyl group on the base structure. This cyc...

Larry Schreiber Named President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin

...perience to the job. He is currently vice president and general manager for UniCare, a health benefits company based in Chicago. At UniCare, Schreiber engineered a financial turnaround for the company's large group block of business, improving retention while bringing in new business. Schreiber has also worked ...

Muskogee Community Hospital Adopts Steril-Aire UVC Lights for Infection Control, Green Benefits

...the outside air intake; in the individual air handling units that serve virtually all patient areas; and in ceiling-mounted devices that are specially engineered for 'after-hours' disinfection of the surgical and procedural areas with cleansing germicidal light. Through this approach, we expect to destroy 99+ p...

Mylan Announces Enhancements to Executive Management Team

...ent, Generic Sales and Marketing, for Barr Laboratories. In that role, he led the company's entry into the U.S. generic oral contraceptives market and engineered the first blockbuster generic patent challenge launch in history. Under his leadership, Barr also won numerous customer awards for excellence. ...

URI awarded $13 million grant to develop vaccines for emerging infectious diseases

...of Lifespan and Bill Martin of EpiVax to develop vaccines that will address emerging infectious diseases such as Heptatitis C, Helicobacter pylori and engineered biowarfare/bioterror agents. Mather will direct a project on the development of a vaccine against a range of tick borne diseases. "This grant w...

Ampac Fine Chemicals LLC Recognized for Voluntarily Reducing Pollution

...al production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's) and registered intermediates for pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers. Its specially engineered facilities and experienced staff allow AFC to safely produce highly energetic compounds at commercial scale. In addition, AFC's other technology platf...

Leukemia cells evade immune system by mimicking normal cells, Stanford studies show

... destroyed. Conversely, a human myeloid leukemia line that normally expresses low levels of CD47 was able to cause leukemia in mice only after Jaiswal engineered it to express higher levels of the molecule. What's more, when Jaiswal killed off the macrophages in mice, it allowed even the low-CD47 cell line to c...

Eliminating Cell Receptor Prevents Infections in Animal Study

...ildren's Hospital of Philadelphia sheds light on the role of cell receptors in acting as gatekeepers for infectious viruses. By using mice genetically engineered to lack a particular receptor in heart and pancreas cells, the study team prevented infection by a common virus that causes potentially serious diseas...

Studies Affirm Value of Healthy Lifestyle

..., who read off a dictionary definition of lifestyle as "a typical way of life of an individual, group or culture." "The reality is that society has engineered physical activity out of our lives," Roger said. "And it is difficult for me to tell someone in Nebraska to follow the Mediterranean diet, which is an...

Deaths, Injuries Increase With Higher Speed Limits

...Katz said. "I hope for a 21st-century solution: adjusting speed limits based on traffic, weather conditions and terrain; cars and roadways better engineered for safety at higher speeds; alternative energy vehicles that solve the emission problem by means other than reduced speed and enhanced driver trainin...

New Treatments for Alzheimer's on the Horizon

...periments with tau vaccines, which have caused brain inflammation in past research. The Israeli researchers immunized mice who had been genetically engineered to develop neurofibrillary tangles with a combination of three phosphorylated-tau peptides, or shortened versions of the protein. They saw about a ...

Fluorescent probes may permit monitoring of chemotherapy effectiveness, Stanford study shows

...ing cell death. If they get turned on, the cell dies," said Bogyo. His team created probes by affixing fluorescent "tags" to small molecules that were engineered to bind and stay bound almost exclusively to caspases, and only when the caspases are in an active state. The resulting probes are excited by certai...

Bathtub Accidents Injure 43,000 U.S. Kids Each Year

...e one thing, Katz said. "But they are extremely, if not completely, preventable, and by simple means," Katz noted. "Bath and shower surfaces can be engineered to provide more friction, and surfaces in tubs and showers can be designed to pose less menace should a fall occur," he said. For now, parents are ...

Cochlear Americas Announces FDA Clearance of the Cochlear(TM) Baha(R) BP100 Sound Processor, the Industry's First Programmable Bone Conduction Hearing Solution

...t advanced implantable bone conduction solution available, representing a major technological leap forward in sound processor utility and design. It's engineered to deliver better hearing performance than ever before," said Chris Smith, President of Cochlear Americas. "Users who cannot benefit from hearing aids...

Latest Studies Show 'Junk Drinks' Pose as Many Health Threats as 'Junk Food' According to AquaHydrate Medical Advisor

...al colors and flavors that are loaded into many waters and sports drinks. AquaHydrate, the first high performance sports water , is a highly engineered water that provides optimal health and hydration and offers many benefits over plain or purified water. AquaHydrate combines a proprietary blend of t...

New strategies to improve treatment and ultimately prevent heart failure in children

... in the laboratory to stimulate heart muscle tissue to repair itself resulting in regeneration of damaged tissue. Designing and testing genetically engineered mice, Weinian Shou, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics, reported that he and colleagues are gaining a greater understanding of the molecular and...

Whole Foods Market(R) Partners With Non-GMO Project to Label Company's Private Label Food Products Using New Third-Party Standard

... PVP is the nation's first system designed to scientifically test whether a product has met a set of defined standards for the presence of genetically engineered organisms. "From the moment GMOs were approved for use in the U.S., we recognized the need for transparency, but there was no definitive standard...

Roper Industries Schedules Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results Conference Call

...ailing twelve month revenues of $2.3 billion, and is a component of the Fortune 1000, S&P Midcap 400 and the Russell 1000 Indexes. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, radio frequency and research/medical applications. Additional information a...

Study shows PET can measure effectiveness of novel breast cancer treatment

... scans can detect the Affibody compound and allow researchers to visualize breast cancer tumors with HER2 protein in mice. These molecules can also be engineered to specifically bind to other targets for cancer diagnosis and therapy. The researchers implanted human breast cancer cellsexpressing either very h...
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