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AFRESA(R) Phase 3 Pulmonary Function Safety Data in Patients with Diabetes Presented at ADA

Two-year study presented at the American Diabetes Association's 69th Scientific Sessions shows investigational product comparable to standard insulin therapy in pulmonary function tests NEW ORLEANS, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AFRESA(R) (insulin human [rDNA origin]) Inhalation Powder is ...

Two-Year Data Reinforce Effect of ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) in Inhibiting Progression of Joint Damage and Improving Physical Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

- Fifth International Phase III ACTEMRA Study Meets its Primary Endpoints - NUTLEY, N.J., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche today announced that two-year data from the LITHE (Toci LI zumab Safety and THE Prevention of Structural Joint Damage) study demonstrated that ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab...

Study Reported Tadalafil Taken Once Daily Improved Erectile Function in Men with ED and Sexual Quality of Life in Couples

Data Published in May Issue of Journal of Sexual Medicine INDIANAPOLIS, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) today announced results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled study which showed that tadalafil 5 mg dose taken once daily was generally well-...

An Independent Study Reports on the Utility of ImmuKnow(R), the Cylex(TM) Immune Cell Function Assay, for Monitoring Heart Transplant Recipients

The results of the largest study performed to date will be presented during the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting in Paris, France on April 24, 2009 COLUMBIA, Md., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Since it was cleared as an in vitro assessment of cell-mediate...

Cardium Reports on Applicability of Corgentin to Stem Cell Therapies: Independent Studies Indicate that Ad5IGF-1 Potentiates Stem Cells to Improve Cardiac Function After Heart Attack

SAN DIEGO, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM ) today reported on an NIH-funded, pre-clinical study conducted by independent researchers at the University of Cincinnati entitled IGF-1--Overexpressing Mesenchymal Stem Cells Accelerate Bone Marrow Stem Cell ...

Merck Serono's Safinamide Significantly Improved Motor Function in Patients With Advanced Parkinson's Disease in a Phase III Pivotal Trial

GENEVA, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- -- The Six-Month Primary Efficacy Endpoint of the Study was met: Both Doses of Investigational Agent Safinamide Significantly Increased "ON" Time in Levodopa-Treated Patients With mid- to Late-Stage Parkinson's Disease -- Secondary Efficacy Endpoi...

Synvista Therapeutics Announces Published Data Demonstrating Elevation of Carboxymethyl-Lysine (CML) Is Associated with Decline in Renal Function and Arterial Stiffness in Older Adults

Synvista Therapeutics Technology Provided CML Biomarker Data for Studies MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synvista Therapeutics, Inc. ( NYSE Alternext US: SYI ) today announced two publications demonstrating findings from studies that indicated that the presence of th...

Pivotal Data Showed SYMBICORT(R) Improved Lung Function in Adults with COPD

Data also found SYMBICORT opened airways in less than 15 minutes WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data presented today from two pivotal efficacy and safety trials, SHINE and SUN, demonstrated that SYMBICORT(R) (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dihydrate) Inhalation Aerosol...

PTC Announces Data Showing That PTC124 Causes Statistically Significant Improvements in Chloride Channel Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

- PTC124 Highlighted in Multiple Presentations at North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference - SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. and ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTC) today announced that results from a randomized Phase 2a European study demonstrated that treatment with...

Landmark COPD Trial UPLIFT(R) Shows SPIRIVA(R) HandiHaler(R) Sustained Lung Function Improvements Over Four Years

Results published in New England Journal of Medicine reaffirm well-established efficacy and long-term safety profile of SPIRIVA(R) HandiHaler(R) RIDGEFIELD, Conn., and NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of the UPLIFT (Understanding Potential Long-term Impacts on Function with Tiotropiu...

PTC Therapeutics Announces Data Showing Six-Minute Walk Test Consistently Measures Ambulatory Function in Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

- Findings Suggest Clinically Meaningful Primary Endpoint for Clinical Trials; Data Presented at the 13th International World Muscle Society Congress - SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTC) today announced promising findings in patients with Duchenne/B...

Genaera Releases Phase 1 Data and New Preclinical Data on the CNS Function of Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) at CBI Obesity Summit

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genaera Corporation (Nasdaq: GENR ) today announced interim Phase 1 safety and pharmacokinetic (PK) data and new preclinical data on trodusquemine (MSI-1436), Genaera's lead drug candidate for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesit...

Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research Team at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Identifies the Function of a Biomarker Present in Prostate Cancer Cells: New Insight into Therapeutic Benefit for Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer

WILMINGTON, Del., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The research team at the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research (NCCCR), a newly established division of Nemours Biomedical Research at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has discovered that the biomarker called prostate specific membrane...

Novel Testosterone Gel Significantly Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Sexual Function in Hypogonadal Men With Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

New Data Highlights the Need for Testosterone Screening in At-Risk Hypogonadal Men BEDMINSTER, N.J., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- New data from a 12-month, international, multi-center study showed that treatment for low testosterone with Tostran(R), a topical, metered ...

CellCept(R) and a Reduced Level of CNI Shows Trend Towards Preservation of Kidney Function Versus a Standard-Dose CNI

TORONTO, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The 12-month results from a multicenter trial monitoring CellCept(R) (mycophenolate mofetil) in combination with calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) in renal transplantation was presented today at the American Transplant Congress (ATC). The study results showed that a...

Knowledge Based Reconstruction Demonstrates Accuracy in Obtaining Ventricular Volume and Function in Tetralogy of Fallot Patients, According to VentriPoint Diagnostics

Demonstration Signifies Completion of First Disease Database for the VentriPoint Diagnostic System SEATTLE, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- VentriPoint Diagnostics today announced that Knowledge Based Reconstruction (KBR) enables accurate three dimensional reconstruction of righ...

Medivation's Dimebon(TM) Significantly Improved Daily Function in Alzheimer's Disease Patients, Resulting in Reduced Need for Caregiver Assistance

- Activities of Daily Living Data from Pivotal Trial Presented at American Academy of Neurology 60th Annual Meeting - SAN FRANCISCO and CHICAGO, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDVN ) today announced that Alzheimer's patients taking the investigationa...

Prospective Microbial Analysis of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluids with Immune Function Testing Can Distinguish Between Fungal Colonization and Fungal Disease In Lung Transplant Recipients

Data from 150 lung transplant patients demonstrates potential to improve management of risk for infection BOSTON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A prospective analysis of data collected from 170 patients receiving lung transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center...

Independent Studies Report on Possible Roles for Cylex's Immune Cell Function Assay in Monitoring of Heart and Lung Transplant Recipients

Six different studies will report on use of ImmuKnow assay in presentations at the annual meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation COLUMBIA, Md., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Since it was initially cleared as an in vitro diagnostic techniqu...

MitraClip Device Preliminary Data Suggests Improved Heart Function and Relief from Heart Failure Symptoms in Functional Mitral Regurgitation Patients

Study Continues to Show Lasting Reductions in Mitral Regurgitation Across a Spectrum of Patients CHICAGO, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Percutaneous mitral repair using the MitraClip(R) device may successfully reduce mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients suffering from f...

CorMatrix(R) Announces Intramyocardial Injection of Emulsified ECM Technology(TM) Demonstrates Enhanced Angiogenesis and Improved Cardiac Function in a Preclinical Model

Data Presented at annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions Demonstrates Further Potential of Company's Platform ECM(TM) Technology CHICAGO and ATLANTA, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc., an Atlanta-based company...

Long-Term Soliris(R) Therapy Improved or Stabilized Kidney Function in Patients With PNH

Study Shows that Long-Term Soliris Therapy Continued to Be Associated with Reductions in Thrombosis and Improvements in Fatigue, Quality of Life, and Anemia in PNH Patients Data Presented at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting Po...

PET Scans Show Gene Therapy Normalizes Brain Function in Parkinson's Patients

MANHASSET, N.Y., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brain scans used to track changes in a dozen patients who received an experimental gene therapy show that the treatment normalizes brain function -- and the effects are still present a year later. Andrew Feigin, MD, and David Eidelberg, MD,...

Research Study Demonstrates Prolonged Benefit of Fitness Program for Bladder Control & Sexual Function in Women

CHICAGO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women's Health Foundation (WHF) announced the long-term results of a recent research study to evaluate the groundbreaking fitness and educational program, Total Control (TM): A Pelvic Wellness Program For Women. The results showed both an initial and...

Sexual Function Affected by Stem Cell Transplant According to Long-Term Study

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A long-term study found that a type of stem cell transplant used for patients with life-threatening diseases, such as leukemia and lymphoma, results in decreased sexual function and activity for recipients. Further, males are likely to recover fr...

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Identify Mechanism Behind Platelet Function and Potentially Fatal Blood Clot Formation

Findings Appear Online in the Journal Nature Medicine CLEVELAND, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have identified the mechanism that accounts for platelet hyper-responsiveness during abnormal blood cholesterol levels, the major risk factor for fatal heart attack...

'Use it or Lose it': A New Theory About Preserving Erectile Function After Prostate Surgery

BOSTON, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Erectile dysfunction after surgery to remove the prostate (radical prostatectomy) has traditionally been attributed to nerve damage that theoretically should heal over time. But it can take as long as two years for the nerves to recover enough for a ma...

In Rare Disorder, a Familiar Protein Disrupts Gene Function

-Knowledge May Improve Diagnosis for Children with Cornelia deLange Syndrome- PHILADELPHIA, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international team of scientists studying a rare genetic disease discovered that a bundle of proteins with the long-established function of keeping chromo...

Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces Dosing of the First Patient in Phase I/II Clinical Trial for Systemically Delivered siRNA Drug Candidate for Delayed Graft Function

Kidney transplantation to be Quark's second indication with clinical-stage, systemically administered siRNA product candidate FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel RNA interference (RNA...

Final Results of the CellCept(R) Spare the Nephron (STN) Study Show Maintenance Therapy is Associated with Improved Renal Function

TORONTO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The final results of the Spare the Nephron (STN) study, a multicenter trial investigating a novel kidney-sparing treatment protocol using CellCept(R) (mycophenolate mofetil), showed the CellCept-based regimen in combination with sirolimus (SRL) is associated wit...

One Year Study of Exenatide Treatment Showed Improved Beta-Cell Function

-- When compared to insulin glargine, exenatide offered added benefits of weight loss and improved beta-cell function when used with metformin -- AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) to...

FAU Receives Patent for Invention Which Induces and Restores Cardiac Muscle Function

Regenerating Damaged Cardiac Tissue Is Significant for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Florida Atlantic University received U.S. patent no. 10/822,496, "Promoting Cardiac Cell Differentiation," based on an invention which induces ...

One Year Study of Exenatide Treatment Showed Improved Beta-Cell Function

-- When compared to insulin glargine, exenatide offered added benefits of weight loss and improved beta-cell function when used with metformin -- AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) to...

Ceregene Presents Long Term Follow-Up Data From Phase 1 Trial of CERE-120 Demonstrating Improved Motor Function in Parkinson's Patients

Encouraging Results Prompted Phase 2 Study Now Underway at Nine Centers SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 16, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceregene, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, today presented long term follow-up data from a Phase 1 clinical trial of CERE-120, a gene therapy product in development for the t...

EPIX Pharmaceuticals Announces Statistically Significant Results in Cognitive Function from Phase 1b Clinical Trial of Novel 5-HT6 Drug Candidate

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 18, 2007 - EPIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPIX) announced today positive cognitive function results from its Phase 1b multiple ascending dose clinical trial of PRX-07034, the company's internally-discovered, novel 5-HT6 antagonist being developed for obes...

Revolutionary Immunologic Data Explains Function of Diamyd Diabetes Vaccine

Diamyd Medical AB (www.omxgroup.com ticker: DIAM B; www.otcqx.com ticker DMYDY) STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 3, 2007 – During a presentation made in Linkoping, Sweden at the Sweden-Seattle Diabetes Conference this past week-end, Professo...

Research Documents Scalable Production, Survival Following Engraftment and Positive Impact on Cardiac Function in Infarcted Rats for Geron's Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Based Therapeutic for Heart Failure

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 19, 2007 - Geron Corporation (Nasdaq: GERN) today reported that research documenting the scalable production, survival following engraftment and positive impact on cardiac function in infarcted rats was presented today for GRNCM1, the company's human embryon...

An Investigational Study Released at ADA Showed that Initial Combination Therapy with Januvia (sitagliptin) and Metformin Led to Improvement in Markers of Beta Cell Function in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 25, 2007 - New data from an investigational study released at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 67th Annual Scientific Sessions showed that initial combination therapy with Januvia(TM) (sitagliptin) and metformin demonstrated significant improvement in markers of...

Heart Attack Patients Treated With Novel Stem Cell Therapy Experience Significant Improvement in Heart and Lung Function

Rush University Medical Center Only Illinois Site in Trial CHICAGO, March 27, 2007--Heart attack patients who received an new intravenous adult stem cell therapy, Provacel™, experienced a lower number of adverse events, such as cardiac arrhythmias, and had significant improvements in heart...

Early Results of the CellCept Spare the Nephron Study Examine Kidney Function

SAN FRANCISCO, May 07, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Interim results from a multicenter trial investigating a novel kidney-sparing treatment protocol using CellCept(R) (mycophenolate mofetil) were presented at the American Transplant Congress. This and other Spare the Nephron (STN) trials in kidney and liv...
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