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Omega Protein Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

HOUSTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME ), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today reported net loss of $3.3 million ($0.18 per share) for the second quarter of 2009, compared with net income ...

Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes

Whether it causes the disease or is simply a marker for obesity is unclear ,, WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that carries and activates sex hormones throughout the body may also predict those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study finds. The protein...

Cellular Protein Yields Clues to Diabetes, Alzheimer's

Animal tests suggest humanin could have therapeutic benefits WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- New information about a cellular protein might help in efforts to develop drug treatments for diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. In tests on rats, they found that huma...

Key Protein Might Shield Brain Cells

Discovery could spur new drugs for neurodegenerative diseases, researchers say WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that can protect brain cells from dying has been identified by U.S. researchers, who said their finding may lead to new drugs to protect against Alzheimer's d...

Fat-Cell Protein May Reduce Diabetes Risk

Higher levels of adiponectin linked in studies to lower incidence of type 2 diabetes ,,,, TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of a protein created by fat cells are associated with a lessened risk of type 2 diabetes. The protein, adiponectin, appears to have anti-infla...

Cell Protein Could Help Spur Malignancy

Discovery may lead to new cancer treatments, scientists say THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- A protein called STAT3 plays a major role in the change of normal cells into cancerous cells, according to U.S. researchers, who say the finding could lead to new cancer treatments. STA...

UAB researchers draft 3-D protein map to aid stroke, cancer research

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. A new three-dimensional computer protein map is helping researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) unravel the biological pathways that control brain-cell death after a stroke. The new map will help identify new drug targets and test compounds to slow brain-c...

Lab Study Finds Protein That May Inhibit Cancer Spread

Tests in mice show prosaposin injections reduce tumor growth MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- A protein produced by certain kinds of tumors inhibits the spread of cancer and could potentially be harnessed as a cancer treatment, researchers say. Currently, there is no approved the...

Fish protein link to controlling high blood pressure -- new study

Medical scientists at the University of Leicester are investigating how a species of fish from the Pacific Ocean could help provide answers to tackling chronic conditions such as hereditary high blood pressure and kidney disease. They are examining whether the Goby fish can help researchers loc...

Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement Clinical Study Presented at European Congress on Obesity

Bariatric Advantage presented the results of the clinical study that was performed using the Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement in patients preparing for weight loss surgery at the 2009 European Congress on Obesity (ECO). Amsterdam, Holland (Vocus) June 1...

First and Only Weaning Product Based on 100% Non-Allergenic Amino-Acids Specifically Designed for Children With Cows' Milk Protein Allergy and Multiple Food Protein Intolerance

LIVERPOOL, England, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutricia, the European market leader in advanced medical nutrition, announces the launch of Neocate Nutra, the first and only weaning product made from 100% non-allergenic amino acids. Neocate Nutra has been specifically developed for weaning infants...

Special K(R) Brand Shakes Things Up with New Weight-Management Protein Shake

The Initial Rush is On, So Consumers Should Get This Deliciously Cool, Smooth Drink While It's Hot BATTLE CREEK, Mich., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most widely anticipated product launches of the season doesn't feature the bells and whistles of most sought-after new products, such as ph...

Key protein may explain the anti-aging and anti-cancer benefits of dietary restriction

A protein that plays a key role in tumor formation, oxygen metabolism and inflammation is involved in a pathway that extends lifespan by dietary restriction. The finding, which appears in the May 22, 2009 edition of the on-line journal PLoS Genetics , provides a new understanding of how dietary ...

Fear Response May Stem From Protein in Brain

Discovery in mice could someday help control anxiety, experts say,,,, FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- For almost 7 million Americans, fear and anxiety isn't something associated with heights, a job interview or getting lost in a strange city. It's a chronic state of worry and ten...

Omega Protein Reports 2009 First Quarter Results

HOUSTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME ), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today reported net income of $2.1 million ($0.11 a share) for the first quarter of 2009, compared with net income of $1.9 million (...

Upside-down world: DNA protecting protein helps cancer drug to kill cells

Some DNA repair enzymes can become double-edged swords If they work too slowly, they can block necessary cell maintenance and contribute to cell death. This could explain the somewhat mysterious success of the widely used cancer drug 5-Fluorouracil (5FU) and help clinicians to predict patient's r...

Novel role of protein in generating amyloid-beta peptide

A defining hallmark of Alzheimer's disease is the accumulation of the amyloid β protein (Aβ), otherwise known as "senile plaques," in the brain's cortex and hippocampus, where memory consolidation occurs. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have ide...

Key protein in cellular respiration discovered

[PRESS RELEASE, 8 April 2009] Many diseases derive from problems with cellular respiration, the process through which cells extract energy from nutrients. Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have now discovered a new function for a protein in the mitochondrion popu...

Blood protein may hold key to stopping tumor growth in cancer patients

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A recent discovery by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine could clear the way for a new drug that inhibits tumor growth in cancer patients and could potentially help in the healing of wounds. The discovery stems from a study, recently published in the ...

Siemens Highlights Cardiac-Specific C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP) Test at ACC 2009

hsCRP test used in JUPITER trial extended across portfolio ORLANDO, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a guidance document issued by the FDA(1), not all high sensitivity CRP (c-reactive protein) tests are cleared to identify and assess individuals at risk for future cardiovascular...

Herbalife Protein Shake Proven Effective in Clinical Study

LOS ANGELES, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past several decades, the United States has seen dramatic increases in the incidence of obesity. But the epidemic is not confined to this country; similar increases are being seen worldwide as other countries adopt Western high-calorie foods and a se...

Penn researchers identify new protein important in breast cancer gene's role in DNA repair

PHILADELPHIA -- For years, researchers have known that under normal conditions, the breast cancer protein BRCA1 orchestrates the repair of damaged DNA, but the details of just how BRCA1 moves to the damaged site and recruits the right nuclear repairmen for DNA restoration remains a mystery. No...

Omega Protein Reports 2008 Results

HOUSTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME ), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today reported net income of $12.6 million ($0.69 a share) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, compared with net income...

Metastasis-promoting protein identified; could provide a prognostic test or target for breast cancer

Tumors that are about to progress and metastasize go through a process also seen in normal embryonic development, known as the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). Tumor cells revert to a less-differentiated state, stop adhering to each another and become more mobile and prone to invade and...

Team learns how cellular protein detects viruses and sparks immune response

A study led by researchers at the University of Illinois reveals how a cellular protein recognizes an invading virus and alerts the body to the infection. The research, described this week in the journal Science and led by Illinois physics professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute invest...

Precautionary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Protein in Expired Codes of Broughton Foods' Pints of Orange Juice, Citrus Punch, Fruit Punch and Iced Tea Products

MARIETTA, Ohio, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Broughton Foods of Marietta, OH, is voluntarily recalling the following products: Pints of Broughton Orange Juice with a date of January 14, 2009 or earlier (printed as MM DD YY) and a UPC code of 70880 02070; Pints of Broughton...

Blocking protein leads to fewer, smaller skin cancer tumors

COLUMBUS, Ohio New research suggests that blocking the activity of a protein in the blood could offer powerful protection against some skin cancers. In the study, normal mice and mice that had a genetically engineered protein deficiency were exposed to almost a year of ultraviolet light that m...

Targeting the protein AEG1 impairs human liver cancer growth in mice

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a highly aggressive form of liver cancer and one of the 5 most common cancers worldwide. Devanand Sarkar and colleagues, at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, have now identified a gene that is expressed at high levels in human HCC tumo...

New technique boosts protein NMR imaging speeds

Solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, or SSNMR, is a valuable tool to image and analyze the chemical makeup of proteins and other biomolecules. But the imaging process is time-consuming and requires large amounts of costly isotope-labeled sample for study. Yoshitaka Ishii, associate professor...

Brain Protein May Have Potential Against Alzheimer's

Study in animals finds memory improvements and less cell degeneration SUNDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A naturally occurring brain protein appears able to slow or stop Alzheimer's disease in recent studies done on animal models. The brain's entorhinal cortex, which supports mem...

Umbilical cord protein analysis detects early onset infection

Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified proteins associated with early onset neonatal sepsis (EONS), a stealthy bacterial infection linked to premature birth, illness and death. Using protein analysis, the researchers have found the biomarkers that can provide key information on how EO...

UT Southwestern researchers identify protein that may explain 'healthy' obesity

DALLAS Jan. 29, 2009 Mice whose fat cells were allowed to grow larger than fat cells in normal mice developed "healthy" obesity when fed a high-fat diet, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center found in a new study. The fat but healthy mice lacked a protein called collagen VI, which no...

New Study: Protein in the Morning Helps Dieters Stay on Track and Keep Weight Off

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a study, presented at The Endocrine Society's 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, found that a breakfast high in carbohydrates and protein followed by a low-carb, low-calorie diet the rest of the day, is effective in keeping dieters on track w...

Monitoring Protein Didn't Improve Heart Failure Outcomes

Study finds just watching symptoms leads to similar survival rates in older patients TUESDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Using the biomarker molecule known as brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) to guide treatment for older people with chronic heart failure did not improve the clinical ou...

Researchers identify new protein that triggers breast cancer

This press release is available in French . Montreal, January 14, 2009 Canadian researchers have identified a new protein in the progression of breast cancer. According to a recent study from the Universit de Montral and the University of Alberta, published in the Journal of Biological Che...

Protica Launches All-Natural Protein Beverage, Proasis

WHITEHALL, Pa., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Protica, Inc., the makers of the first capsulized protein beverage, Profect(R), is adding a new brand to its product line. Following the FDA approval of rebiana, Proasis(R), an all-natural version of Profect made with the natural sweetener will hit the ...

Absence of CLP protein can be indicative of oral cancer

Poulsbo, WA January 7, 2009 Human calmodulin-like protein (CLP) is found in many cell types including breast, thyroid, prostate, kidney, and skin. The protein can regulate many cell activities and has a highly specific expression. Gaining an understanding about the expression of CLP in oral epit...

Redesigned protein accelerates blood clotting

Researchers have made several, subtle changes in the structure of a key protein, dramatically increasing its ability to drive blood clotting, according to a study published in a December edition of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis . The findings have profound implications for the treatme...

Manipulating Key Protein May Prevent Eczema

Study might lead to new treatments for itchy skin condition WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The discovery of a protein that seems to contribute to the development of eczema may one day lead to preventive treatments for the itchy and often painful skin condition -- at least if ne...

Tau protein expression predicts breast cancer survival -- though not as expected

SAN ANTONIO - Expression of the microtubule-binding protein Tau is not a reliable means of selecting breast cancer patients for adjuvant paclitaxel chemotherapy, according to research led by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Presented today, Dec. 13, at the CRTC-AACR San Ant...
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