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IBM and EU Partners Create a Better Way to Fight AIDS Virus

EuResist HIV Treatment Prediction Tool Wins Top Honors in Computerworld Honors Program WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM ) today announced it was selected for its contributions to the EuResist research project for AIDS treatment as a Computerworld Honors Progra...

Novel Vaccine Approach Offers Hope in Fight Against HIV

--Gene Transfer Technology May Lead to an HIV Vaccine-- PHILADELPHIA, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A research team may have broken the stubborn impasse that has frustrated the invention of an effective HIV vaccine, by using an approach that bypasses the usual path followed by vaccine dev...

British Midlands University Announces Use of Gene Technology to Fight Lethal Hospital Acquired Infection

University of Nottingham Scientists Leading Major Study into Lethal 'Super' Strains of C.difficile CHICAGO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The British Midlands Development Corporation today announced that scientists at The University of Nottingham are leading a major European study to unravel the ...

Video: Novartis Vaccines and PTA Battle Flu: Public Health Vaccination Initiative Urges Families 'Let's Fight Flu Together!'

- Partnership aims to provide convenient access to vaccination - helping keep kids and teachers in school and parents at work - "Let's Fight Flu Together!" initiative supports CDC's new vaccination recommendations which include children six months to 18 years old(1) - Campaign goal is to i...

Local Research Foundation Achieves Milestone in Fight Against Cancer

CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research Develops Innovative Anticancer Drug HOUSTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost everyone knows the devastation that cancer brings to families, workplaces and communities, and many Houstonians are aware of well-known local...

NOLabs AB Reports Success in Fight Against Bacteria Causing Urinary Tract Infection

HELSINGBORG, Sweden, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- NOLabs AB, the Swedish medtech company focusing on developing innovative Nitric Oxide-containing medical devices, today reported that it has achieved another important milestone in the development of a new preventive therapy against urinary tract i...

On World AIDS Day, CHF International Calls for Community Mobilization and Local Capacity Building to Fight HIV/AIDS

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On World AIDS Day 2007, CHF International is honoring the struggle of the 33.2 million people around the world living with HIV/AIDS, but calls for greater international support of grassroots, community-based efforts to fight the disease. ...

Pharmaceutical Companies Lead Fight Against Staph and Other Infectious Diseases

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) finds that America's pharmaceutical research companies are now testing 338 new medicines to help treat infectious diseases, including 11 medicines and f...

BD and PEPFAR Collaborate to Strengthen Laboratory Systems in Fight Against HIV/AIDS and TB

Public-Private Partnership Valued up to $18 Million over Five Years WASHINGTON and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Emergency Plan/PEPFAR) joined BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) to announce the signing of a Memora...

Molnlycke Drives 'Home' the Fight Against Staph and Other MRSA Infections

New Hibistat(R) Germicidal Towelettes Offer Consumers Convenience and Reliability In Fight Against Super Germs NORCROSS, Ga., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Once almost exclusively confined to hospital settings, drug-resistant staph infections, such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Sta...

Viral Enzyme Recruited in Fight Against Ear Infection

St. Jude Study Success in Using Virus Enzyme to Treat Mouse Model of Acute Otitis Media Suggests that Nasal Spray Could Be Used to Prevent Both Ear Infection and Pneumonia in People with Influenza MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 22, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents might one day give their children a weekly tre...

Data on Telavancin and Micafungin Hold Promise of New Therapeutic Options in Fight Against Serious Infectious Disease

- Studies Reinforce Astellas Commitment to Overcoming Critical Shortage of New Antimicrobial Agents MUNICH, Germany, April 02, 2007 /PRNewswire/ --Study results presented at the 17th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) show that the antibiotic telavancin, ...

Vectibix(R) in Combination With Chemotherapy Significantly Improved Progression-Free Survival in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

...lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen re...

Cancer Centers of North Carolina Offers HDR Brachytherapy for Treatment of Cancerous Tumors

...is directed by its board-certified radiation oncologists, Dr. John Reilly and Dr. Kolby Sidhu. "HDR brachytherapy is a very effective addition to our fight against cancer. This technique delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the area of disease," according to Dr. Reilly. Dr. Sidhu adds, "Cancer ...

Amgen Announces Positive Top-Line Results for Denosumab in Trial for Delay of Skeletal Related Events in Bone Metastases Patients Compared to Zometa(R)

... lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen re...

John Legend and Gap Join (PRODUCT)RED(TM) to Help Eliminate AIDS in Africa with Exclusive (RED)ZONE Seating at Madison Square Garden

...sts to come together to powerfully and effectively fight AIDS in Africa," said Legend. "I'm proud to be par...w.joinred.com/ About The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Since its creati...nd has become the dominant financer of programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, with approved fund...

British Woman Celebrates a Year of Living Cancer-Free

...this: NK cells, which are part of the body's immune system, will target and fight any leukemia cells that survive chemotherapy if they are activated to fight the cancer. In cancer patients, however, the NK cells are not activated and...

Economy is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - But Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

... and to seek information that will empower them to fight the disease. The Council, led by the National Os... and to seek information that will empower them to fight the disease. The Know My Bones Council i...helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthrit...

Northern California Cancer Center's First-of-Its-Kind Research Reveals Low Socioeconomic Status Often Equals Poor Chance of Lymphoma Survival

...lymphoma, is a cancer of the immune system and white blood cells which affects men and women equally. The cancer involves the body's lymph nodes which fight infection and disease. It begins with an enlargement of the lymph nodes and symptoms can include fever, weight loss, sweating and fatigue. It is ca...

Teeth and Gums Also Benefit from the Healing Power of Aloe Vera

... tooth gel. Similar to its use on skin, the aloe vera in tooth gels is used to cleanse and soothe teeth and gums, and is as effective as toothpaste to fight cavities, according to the May/June 2009 issue of General Dentistry , the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal. ...

Tibotec Pharmaceuticals Announces Agreement to Develop and Commercialize a New Fixed-Dose Combination of TMC278 and Truvada(R) With Gilead Sciences

...ill burden," said Roger Pomerantz, MD, President Tibotec R&D. "We are very pleased to collaborate with Gilead, one of the leading companies in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and look forward to advancing this new fixed-dose product in addition to TMC278 as a single agent." This agreement represen...

Denosumab Demonstrates Superiority Over Zometa(R) in Pivotal Phase 3 Head-to-Head Trial in Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases

... lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen re...

Orkin Warns of Four Pests to Avoid this Fourth of July

...e between dusk and dawn. Ticks , most active from May through September, can transmit Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. To fight the bite of mosquitoes and protect family members and pets against tick bites: Apply an EPA-approved insect repellant on exposed ski...

Transave Receives $2.2 Million Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Award for Development of ARIKACE(TM)

...curing and controlling cystic fibrosis, has invested more than $320 million in drug research with biotech companies since 1998 to develop therapies to fight CF. As a result, the Foundation has built a drug pipeline with more than 30 promising therapies in development. Virtually every approved CF therapy av...

Cancer Treatment Centers of America(R) Studies Treatment That Aims Chemotherapy Directly at Ovarian Cancer Cells

...ative therapies provided by a team of cancer experts who work with each patient individually, to determine the appropriate combination of therapies to fight cancer," Dr. Williams says. Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer among women, and the leading cause of death due to cancer of the femal...

New Analysis Shows Efficacy of SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) in Anti-TNF Experienced Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...MPONI(TM) is a prescription medicine. SIMPONI(TM) can lower your ability to fight infections. There are reports of serious infections caused by bacteria, fun...lockers. If this occurs, your body may not make enough blood cells to help fight infections or help stop bleeding. Your doctor will check your blood counts ...

Two-Year Data Show Patients Receiving SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Experienced Sustained Improvement in Signs and Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

...MPONI(TM) is a prescription medicine. SIMPONI(TM) can lower your ability to fight infections. There are reports of serious infections caused by bacteria, fun...lockers. If this occurs, your body may not make enough blood cells to help fight infections or help stop bleeding. Your doctor will check your blood counts ...

Afinitor(R) Phase II Data Show Positive Results for Patients With Multiple Types of Lymphoma, Leading to Phase III Trial

...t in the cells of the lymphatic system, which is composed of lymphoid tissue, lymph vessels and lymph fluid that help the body filter out bacteria and fight disease. Since lymphatic tissue is located throughout the body, NHL and Hodgkin's disease can start almost anywhere(2,7,8). The most recent data indic...

Advance in Bowel Cancer Test Research

...ge group of patients with cancer or pre-cancer lesions (ie adenomatous polyps) we may have the basis for a very important new diagnostic weapon in the fight against bowel cancer," says CSIRO's Preventative Health National Research Flagship Theme Leader in Colorectal Cancer and Gut Health, Dr Trevor Lockett...

New One-Year Data from REMICADE(R) SONIC Trial Show Sustained Efficacy Compared with Azathioprine in Treatment of Crohn's Disease

... by patient basis. Like other medicines that affect the immune system, REMICADE can cause serious side effects such as lowering a patient's ability to fight infections. There are reports of serious infections caused by viruses, fungi or bacteria that have spread throughout the body, including tuberculosis ...

CDC Foundation Partners with Amgen, CDC to Reduce Infections Among Cancer Patients

...bal Development at Amgen. The CDC Foundation is an independent, nonprofit enterprise that forges effective partnerships between CDC and others to fight threats to health and safety. Learn more at cdcfoundation.org ...

Stand Up To Cancer Awards $73.6 Million for Novel, Groundbreaking Cancer Research

...f important discoveries that can revolutionize the fight against cancer," said Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sh...l to join the Stand Up To Cancer community to help fight a disease that has in some way affected virtually ...d learn of ongoing initiatives and progress in the fight against cancer. The scope of donation opportuniti...

Swine Flu (H1N1) Infectivity to Increase Markedly and Lethality to Remain Low According to Latest Replikin* Peptide Genomic Data

...td . Replikins, Ltd. ( www.replikins.com ), a Boston-based biotech company, develops and markets novel forecasting tools and synthetic vaccines to fight virulent rapidly replicating diseases including bird flu, malaria, and HIV. The company's predictive products and vaccines in development are based up...

Chuck Panozzo, Founder of Rock Band Styx, Joins GeoVax Labs, Inc. as an Advocate for Its HIV/AIDS Vaccine

...eacher, I have realized how important education is and I found it to be a way to combat prejudice and intolerance; two things which we as society must fight to eradicate." Mr. Panozzo concluded, "I am not a hero by any means! The real heroes are the researchers who have dedicated their lives to findi...

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to Honor Duane DeSisto of Insulet Corporation and Senator Edward M. Kennedy at 27th Annual Hearts & Heroes Gala

...wife Victoria Reggie Kennedy. Together, they have five children--Kara, Edward Jr., and Patrick Kennedy, and Curran and Caroline Raclin. "In the fight against diabetes, we have one vision: to find a cure. Duane DeSisto, Insulet Corporation, and Senator Kennedy are true champions in the hearts and m...

Diabetes Experts Issue New Recommendations for Inpatient Glycemic Control - Call for Systemic Changes in Hospitals Nationwide

...4-353-7878 or visit www.aace.com . About the American Diabetes Association ( ADA ) The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage d...

Study Results Present Paradigm Shift; REDUCE Trial Shows New Hope for the Risk Reduction of Prostate Cancer

...k of prostate cancer in men with an increased risk of the disease. Men's Health Network looks forward to this becoming an additional tool in the fight against prostate cancer. The REDUCE trial is a placebo-controlled study that evaluates whether dutasteride decreases the risk of biopsy-detectab...

Another Study Links Fluoride to Bone Cancer

...urge the U.S. Congress to stop fluoridation until Congressional hearings are conducted, citing scientific evidence that fluoridation, long promoted to fight tooth decay, is ineffective and has serious health risks. See statement: http://www.fluoridealert.org/statement.august.2007.html Refere...

Data Presented at AUA Demonstrate PROVENGE Significantly Prolongs Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer in Pivotal Phase 3 IMPACT Study

...in patients with advanced prostate cancer. Moreover, it validates the longstanding but elusive aspiration to harness a patient's own immune system to fight cancer," said Philip Kantoff, MD, head of the prostate cancer program and chief of the division of solid tumor oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Inst...

Ground-Breaking Combination of All-Oral Agents Demonstrates Potential as Hepatitis C Treatment Regimen

...ted interferon plus ribavirin, which delivers overall sustained virologic response rates (SVR) of 50-60 percent. "These are exciting times in our fight against hepatitis C, and the investigation of the innovative oral treatment regimen in INFORM-1, if validated in further study, may radically change f...
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