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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Poster Presentations Highlighting Observed Clinical Activity of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) to be Presented at the Upcoming American Society of Hematology Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia

Data on Perifosine in the Treatment of Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma to be presented on Saturday, December 8th at 5:30pm NEW YORK, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX ) today announced that abstracts related to KRX-0401 (Perifosi...

Differences observed between black and white women in use of breast cancer therapy

A new study finds treatment for breast cancer differs between African-American women and white women, though the differences are partly dependent on insurance type. The study appears in the November 15, 2007 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Dr. Mousumi B...

The New England Journal of Medicine Publishes EURIDIS/ADONIS Study Results Showing Dronedarone Maintained Sinus Rhythm in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter With no Observed Pro-Arrhythmia

PARIS, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis announced the publication of two international trials -- EURIDIS and ADONIS -- which demonstrated that dronedarone (MULTAQ(TM)), a new anti-arrhythmic agent in late stage development, is significantly more effective than placebo in mainta...

50 years of hairy-cell leukemia research to be observed

COLUMBUS, Ohio In 1958, Ohio State University cancer researcher Dr. Bertha Bouroncle first identified a deadly disease now known as hairy-cell leukemia, a once fatal disease that can now be effectively treated. Now, 50 years later researchers from across the globe are gathering for a sympos...

Scientists Observed Live Cell Migration

Johns Hopkins researchers have found a way to directly observe cell migration -- in real time and in living tissue. Cell, the scientists say their advance could lead to strategies for controlling both normal growth and the spread of cancer, processes that depend on the programmed, organized moveme...

Vitamin D Deficiency Observed in Breast Feeding Mothers

In a study published in Clinical Pediatrics, it is reported that breast feeding mothers may be deficient in vitamin D. If this deficit is taken care of, their children// may not be affected by vitamin D deficiency disorders. Joyce M. Lee and his team belonging to University of Michigan conducte...

Gene alteration observed in children turning into adults

When children turn into adults, some genes involved in controlling their blood pressure change as well. This is as per a study of more than 500 pairs of twins. // Black and white identical and fraternal twins was done and it showed that changes in gene expression between ages 14 and 18 accounted f...

Poorer Quality of Life Observed In Overweight Kids

The more overweight children are, the poorer quality of life they will have, say researchers according to a new study.// Nearly 2,000 children participated in the study . Researchers measured health-related quality of life using a short survey completed by a parent and child self-report to asses...

Brain changes observed in people with sleep apnoea

Researchers in University of Boston observe that brain imaging sheds new light on the possible causes of sleep apnoea. In sleep apnoea, a person stops breathing, momentarily, many times during the night.// The cause is often a weakening of the muscles at the back of the throat, causing upper airway...

Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

...tion, corticosteroids also reduced the time it took to relieve pain by about six hours. Heneghan's team noted that significant pain relief was only observed in adult patients and not in children receiving corticosteroids. In addition, other painkillers made no difference in the results, the researchers ...

FDA Approves New 3000 IU Vial Size for Kogenate(R) FS, antihemophilic factor (recombinant)

...ypersensitivity reactions and the development of high titer inhibitors necessitating alternative treatments to AHF. The most common adverse reactions observed in clinical trials were inhibitor formation in previously untreated or minimally treated patients, skin-associated hypersensitivity reactions, infusio...

ViroPharma Announces Initiation Of Non-Toxigenic Clostridium Difficile Phase 1 Program

...ired infections (HAIs) and Clostridium difficile infection is one of the most common and devastating HAIs. The incidence of Clostridium difficile observed in U.S. healthcare facilities more than doubled approximately every five years since 1999 and the reported mortality rates from Clostridium difficile...

New Research Suggests Most Are Willing to Make Tradeoffs and Would Embrace Comprehensive Health Care Reform

...r it. Across all nine sessions (three sessions per state) participants reached a strikingly consistent set of conclusions. Researchers quickly observed that the public approaches the issue of health care from a pragmatic - not a partisan - perspective and that participants were willing to change views...

BioMed Realty Trust Commemorates Five-Year Anniversary as a Public Company

...established." Mr. Gold further noted, "We are very encouraged by the significant volume of partnership transactions and capital raising we have observed in the life science industry over the last several months, particularly within our tenant portfolio. And while we remain very cautious with respect t...

News briefs from the August issue of Chest

...THE ICU Poor infection control practices when using x-ray machines may lead to nosocomial infections in the ICU. In a new study, Israeli researchers observed 173, 113, and 120 ICU chest x-rays during observation, intervention, and follow-up periods, respectively. Adequate infection control was practiced dur...

What you eat depends on with whom you eat

...on chose foods of significantly lower caloric value than did women who were observed eating with another woman. What's more, when women ate in mixed-gender ... are seated and perhaps before they know with whom they will eat. Given the observed differences it seems likely that social groupings were anticipated at the t...

ViroPharma Announces Support by Advisory Committee of The Office of Generic Drugs Proposed Guidelines for Developing Generic Versions of Oral Vancomycin Hydorchloride

...ed complications of the disease can be deadly. The incidence of the disease observed in U.S. healthcare facilities more than doubled between 2000 and 2005; betw... is one of the most common and devastating HAIs. The incidence of C. diff observed in U.S. healthcare facilities more than doubled between 2000 and 2005; betw...

Silenced genes as a warning sign of blood cancer

...in mice that were only three months old. This means that deviations in methylation occur long before the first signs of disease appear. These were not observed before the animals were thirteen months old. Moreover, the researchers were able to show that methylation patterns in murine DNA are largely correspon...

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces Trade Name FIRMAGON(R) (degarelix for injection) for Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment

...e to other hormone treatments for prostate cancer. The most commonly observed adverse reactions during FIRMAGON therapy included injection site reactions...aminases and gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT). Ninety-nine percent of these observed adverse reactions were Grade 1 or 2 (mild to moderate). Specifically relat...

Zogenix and Astellas Enter Exclusive Co-Promotion Agreement in the US for Newly Approved Sumavel(TM) DosePro(TM)

...DosePro should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. The most common adverse events observed in controlled clinical trials with sumatriptan injection were injection site reactions, atypical sensations (such as feelings of tingling, warm/hot se...

Boehringer Ingelheim to Commence Phase III Study Investigating the Role of BIBW 2992 as First-Line Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients with EGFR Mutations

...n 38 evaluable first-line patients.(4) The most commonly (greater than 5%) observed adverse events were Grade 3 and included diarrhea, skin-related adverse eve...s.(4) Comparable response rates (66%) and disease control rates (97%) were observed in the second-line setting.(4) Preliminary data from another study sh...

Fox Chase finds all-biologic regimen efficacious and well-tolerated in elderly lung cancer patients

...ulation with the most commonly encountered toxicities of clinical relevance being high blood pressure, fatigue, loss of appetite and diarrhea. "The observed activity of this regimen in this patient population suggests promise and therefore warrants continued investigation," Borghaei says. He also emphasize...

Advanced targeted therapies effective as first-line treatment for lung cancer

... professor of clinical oncology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. "Most notably, we found that responses to both gefitinib and chemotherapy were observed in the small group of patients with T790M mutations, which have previously been reported to be associated with resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhi...

FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

...s, such as being thirsty all the time, having to urinate or "pass urine" more often than usual, or feeling weak or hungry. Weight gain has been observed with INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) and other atypical antipsychotic medications. If you notice that you are gaining weight, please notify your doctor. ...

AMERIGROUP Reports Q2 Net Income of $49.6 Million or $0.94 per Diluted Share, Including $0.43 per Diluted Share Positive Impact from Tax Adjustment

...f the tax adjustment related to previous litigation as well as the impact of elevated outpatient medical costs. "The elevated outpatient costs observed in the first half of the year have led to a revision in our outlook for the health benefits ratio," said James W. Truess, AMERIGROUP Chief Financial O...

LSUHSC contributes to revealing targets to reduce racial disparity in prostate cancer deaths

...ng. "Importantly, no differences in prostate cancer stage at diagnosis were observed between men of either race when an established relationship with a healthca...ntinuity, has the potential to meaningfully address the mortality disparity observed for prostate cancer. Funded by the Department of Defense, the North Carol...

QuatRx Announces Further Positive Phase 3 Results For Ophena(TM) (Ospemifene Tablets) in Postmenopausal Vaginal Atrophy

...bricant to be applied as needed during the treatment period and the study results demonstrated efficacy above and beyond this lubricant usage, as also observed in the first Phase 3 study. Phase 3 Long Term Safety Update In January 2008, QuatRx announced positive results from its first pivotal ...

Ongoing Study Shows That Endovascular Therapy is Associated With High Cure Rate for Childhood Eye Cancer

...ur eyes had received previous extensive treatment consisting of intravenous chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Due to the overwhelming success observed with chemosurgery, Gobin says this treatment option has considerably reduced the number of conventional treatments, including the toxic intravenous ch...

Stories we tell about national trauma reflect our psychological well-being

...omething positive coming out of something negative. Adler notes that the theme of redemption has been characterized as a particularly American theme, observed in national rhetoric throughout history and in the personal stories of many well-known Americans. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Adler and Pou...

TrinityCare Senior Living Announces Funding Agreement for Fifth Senior Living Facility

...er who has significant experience in healthcare ventures. "Working with TrinityCare presents a significant opportunity for the Crossville community," observed Mr. Mays. "We are excited about the development of this senior living facility, as it will bring much-needed services to seniors and their families i...

QLT announces interim data from a Phase II clinical trial and a device study for the Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System

...fficer of QLT. "The interim data we announced today are encouraging and are in line with the data we reported from our earlier CORE study. The results observed at Week 4 are clinically meaningful and similar to the IOP decrease we saw in the CORE study at the same time point. We believe there is sufficient ro...

Kaiser Permanente to Provide Calorie, Nutrition Information on Cafeteria Menus

... study and researcher at the Center for Weight and Health, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley. "Based on the changes we observed on patrons' lunch choices, and the frequency with which patrons go to the cafeteria over the course of a week, this kind of intervention could prevent...

Famous Names Get Single Neurons Fired Up

...ng to the researchers' article appearing online July 23 in Current Biology and in print on Aug. 11. In one experiment, Quiroga and his colleagues observed neuron activity in subjects while they looked at three images of the TV host Oprah Winfrey, saw her name appear on a computer screen or listened to an...

Stem Cells Used for 'Biological Pacemaker'

...o the report scheduled to be presented Wednesday at the American Heart Association's Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Conference in Dallas. No change was observed in the control mice, they said. The beating cells, which researchers colored green so they would be easy to see, were found to have attached near t...

Top Hepatitis C Treatments Equally Effective

...erferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin, or peginterferon alfa-2a plus ribavirin -- worked in 39.8 percent and 40.9 percent of patients, respectively. Commonly observed side effects included anemia, fatigue, headache, nausea, insomnia and depression. The equality of the only two U.S. Food and Drug Administration-a...

CAeHC Demonstrates NHIN-enabled Gateways Among Five California Health Information Exchanges

...e receiving systems. Multiple records were exchanged to show that the process is general and not a special case. The data exchange demonstration was observed by members of the California Privacy and Security Advisory Board (CalPSAB). "The demonstration clearly showed the technology for HIE is here...

Ovary removal may increase lung cancer risk

...icine and a scientist at the Research Centre of the Centre Hospitalier de l'Universit de Montral. "This increased risk of lung cancer was particularly observed among women who had non-natural menopause by having had both their ovaries surgically removed." The scientists studied 422 women with lung cancer a...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...tective immunity. In this study researchers first inoculated ferrets twice with two H5N1 influenza virus adjuvant vaccines (Iscomatrix and AIPO4) and observed for protective efficacy following a lethal challenge with the H5N1 virus. Results showed that ferrets were completely protected against death and dis...

Cell division find prompts overhaul of immune response modeling

...e offspring of a single cell died at the same cell division; their lifespan is programmed from that very first cell," Professor Hodgkin said. "We also observed that cell 'siblings' took a similar amount of time to die. This tells us that a very large part of the fate of individual cells is locked in and progr...

JACQUES Initiative Joins Maryland AIDS Administration to Extend HIV Testing to the Faith-Based Community

...he Abell Foundation to launch the JACQUES Initiative National Pilot Program. This pilot program demonstrated the success of providing daily and weekly observed therapy to help people living with HIV and treated with antiretroviral therapy overcome barriers of adherence to their HIV medications. Through public...
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