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GAA Calls on Secretary Clinton to Speak Out Against Gender-Based Violence During Her Africa Trip

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global AIDS Alliance executive director Dr. Paul Zeitz issued the following statement today on the eve of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's departure for a seven-nation tour of Africa: "We applaud Secretary Clinton's decision to ...

Keep Mosquitoes and More Out of Your Yard with Garlic From Garlic Research Labs, Inc.

GLENDALE, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- If you have been eating Garlic to keep the mosquitoes away you may want to think again. While there is absolutely no scientific evidence that eating garlic actually keeps mosquitoes away, spraying garlic has plenty of evidence to prove it keeps them away....

Abbott's XIENCE V(TM) Drug Eluting Stent Outperforms TAXUS(R) in Key Efficacy and Safety Endpoints Out to Two Years

New Analysis of SPIRIT II and SPIRIT III Data Confirms Patients Treated with XIENCE V Are at Lower Risk of Experiencing Death, a Heart Attack or a Repeat Procedure Compared to TAXUS(R) at Two Years WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data from an independent meta-analysis ...

Survey Shows Parents' Best Intentions Out of Step with Expert Recommendations in Protecting Kids from Flu

Flu Vaccination Awareness Campaign Addresses Knowledge Gap, Educates Americans that Electing a President is Not the Only Important Choice to Make this Fall GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of parents of eight-to-17-year olds shows that vac...

Beckman Coulter Buys Out Royalty Obligation for Preeclampsia Markers

Initiates Clinical Trials Phase of Test Development Program ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beckman Coulter, Inc. (NYSE: BEC ) announced today that it signed an agreement to buy out its U.S. royalty obligation to Nephromics LLC, a Chestnut Hill, Mass.-based comp...

Abbott's XIENCE(TM) V Drug Eluting Stent Demonstrates Consistent and Positive Clinical Outcomes Out to Two Years

- New Data from SPIRIT II Show Continued Low Rates of MACE with XIENCE V - CHICAGO, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data presented today from Abbott's SPIRIT II clinical trial demonstrated continued positive clinical results for the XIENCE(TM) V Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System out t...

CureHIV Reaches Out to Bill and Melinda Gates to Fund LiSAVIOR

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Roger Kenneth Hershline PhD MD, the CEO of Global Humanceuticals, Inc. and founder and chairman of the not-for-profit public charity CureHIV.us, announces today that he is reaching out to Bill and Melinda Gates for funding from their Grand...

38.7 Million People Break Guinness World Record for Stand Up Speak Out on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Online press conference today with Mary Robinson, President, Realizing Rights, the ethical global initiative, Salil Shetty (UNMC) and Kumi Naidoo (GCAP) at 14.00GMT - log on at http://www.standagainstpoverty.org/press/conference NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 38.7 millio...

Inspiration for 'My Sister's Keeper' Speaks Out

Couple Wants to Promote Dialogue On Ethical Issues Raised by Novel, Motion Picture DENVER, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The acknowledged inspiration for Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper novel about a couple who conceives a child to save the life of a daughter with leukemia, is speaking out now ah...

SIRO Clinpharm Completes Successful Implementation of Oracle Life Sciences Application Suite

... System 4.6 (AERS), Oracle Clinical 4.5.3 (OC), Remote Data Capture 4.5.3 (RDC) and Thesaurus Management System 4.6 (TMS). SIRO plans to roll out the OLSAS to its European operations soon to have the system working in all geographies in which the company has operations. About SIRO ...

Labopharm files New Drug Submission with Health Canada for novel antidepressant

...ne was no different from placebo. The overall drop out rate in the study was 25 percent. The drop out rate was 21 percent in the placebo group and 30 pe... treatment due to somnolence or sedation. The drop out rate observed in this study is comparable to drop...

Project Zero Delay Accelerates Drug's Path to Clinical Trial

...patients," said Robert C. Bast Jr., M.D., vice president for translational research at M. D. Anderson and the paper's senior author. "We need to find out as promptly as possible whether new therapies will help. Zero Delay is a significant step in that direction. Close cooperation allowed us to eliminate...

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

...ods, leakage of milk from the breasts, development of breasts in men, or problems with erection. Some people may feel faint, dizzy, or may pass out when they stand up or sit up suddenly. Be careful not to get up too quickly. It may help if you get up slowly and sit on the edge of the bed or chair ...

Online H1N1 Management: FairChoice Helps Schools Respond to Infectious Disease on Campus

...g MMR vaccination and insurance enrollment. "In an emergency, campus health officers need to know in real-time whether their message is getting out to students. FairChoice Health meets students where they are -- online. Our automated notification and tracking service will increase student awarenes...

British Woman Celebrates a Year of Living Cancer-Free

...er daughter, Tara, who was 21 at the time. The next day, Ms. Scott was able to go home from the hospital. "I felt fine immediately. I was going out to dinner and things like that," Ms. Scott said. "It was really nice after all the other treatments I've had, which were very, very grueling." ...

Is Your Hair Taking a Break?

...able over-the-counter. While minoxidil does not grow new hair, it works by prolonging the growth phase of hair -- providing more time for hair to grow out to its full density. "Minoxidil is a wonderful option for women with thinning hair, as it only treats the hair you want to keep that is not re...

Estrogen Getting Cool Reception From Dermatologists for Mixed Results in Improving Appearance of Skin

..."These studies pose unanswered questions as to the timing and duration of prescribing HRT to produce skin benefits. For this reason, the jury is still out as to whether estrogens can be effective for aging skin." In addition, another study showed that applying topical estrogen to sun-damaged facia...

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

...ignificant and often leads to a downward spiral for the patient A woman who has broken a bone as a result of osteoporosis has more than an 8 out of 10 greater chance of breaking another bone(12) One in four women who have broken a bone will fracture again within a year(13) H...

S.C. Medical Home Pilot for Diabetes Enrolls 1,110

...s, wellness coordinators, nurses, disease managers, certified diabetic educators, dieticians and pharmacists all working together to proactively reach out and develop an individual treatment plan for patients. In the first three months, case managers hired for the project have contacted 60 percen...

Video: New Dove(R) Body Washes with NutriumMoisture(TM) Restore Skin's Natural Moisture

...o add vitality to life. We meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Each day, around the world, consumers make 160 million decisions to purchase Unilever products. In the United States, the portfolio in...

Researchers Create First Targeted Knockout Rats Using Zinc Finger Nuclease Technology

...s," (Geurts, et al.) scientists used ZFNs to knock out an inserted reporter gene and two native rat genes...DNA sequence. Previously, ZFNs were used to knock out specific genes in fruit flies, worms, cultured hum...an antibody platform, used Sangamo's ZFNs to knock out the gene encoding rat immunoglobulin M (IgM), an i...

Lilly and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Announce Lilly Agrees to be First Tenant of East River Science Park; Issue Urgent Call for Healthcare Reform that Protects Innovation and Jobs

...ver fully capitalized on its assets to create a thriving commercial bioscience industry and the jobs that come with it," said Mayor Bloomberg. "We set out to create the East River Science Park to provide today's bioscience companies with the state-of-the-art commercial lab space they need to locate and e...

July 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Food Storage Safety, Energy Therapies and Vitamins and Minerals

...d be refrigerated within one hour. Store leftovers safely. Hot foods can go straight into the refrigerator or freezer. They shouldn't be left out to cool on the counter. Hot foods can be rapidly cooled by dipping the bowl or container in ice or a cold-water bath. Leftovers from a large pot will ...

R-Tech Ueno, Ltd. Completes Phase 1 Clinical Study on RK-023

...ose study, 2 ml of RK-023 preparation was applied to the vertex region of 6 out of 9 healthy adult males and a placebo to that of the remaining 3 subjects.... night 2 ml of RK-023 preparation or 2 ml of placebo was applied to 6 and 2 out of 8 healthy adult males respectively. No serious adverse event was observe...

Cardax Pharmaceuticals Nominates Clinical Candidate Heptax for Liver Disease; Heptax Ameliorates Inflammation and Oxidative Stress Related to Liver Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

...r tissue, including mitochondria, and is in pre-clinical development for cardiovascular and liver disease indications. Cardax Pharmaceuticals was spun out from Hawaii Biotech in May 2006. Cardax Pharmaceuticals is a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing safer, more effective treatments for ...

AlphaVax Announces Results from Initial Testing of Its H1N1 (Swine) Influenza Vaccine

...s. The design of future clinical trials of this vaccine will be based on two previous successful influenza vaccine trials run by AlphaVax, one carried out in healthy young adults and the other in an elderly population. According to Andrew Graham, AlphaVax's Vice President for Development and Te...

Velos, Inc. Releases Software to Support Cancer Centers With New Workflow and Content for NCI Clinical Trials Reporting Program

...ant to the NCI and to the industry as a whole because they are an essential, information-gathering initiative. Through this program, the NCI can carry out a prioritization process to more effectively focus resources on trials judged most likely to facilitate advances in treatment. However, they are not ...

Cystic Fibrosis - Liposomal Tobramycin Receives Second Orphan Drug Designation Within Weeks

...ined in the Fluidosomes(TM) is released into the bacterial cell. Additionally, our data indicate that bacterial rescue mechanisms that pump tobramycin out of the cell are inhibited by the fusion process. The efficient delivery and maximum release of tobramycin into the bacterial cell together with inhibi...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Earliest Evidence of Memory Decline in Middle-Aged People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

...risk of Alzheimer's disease and a slightly younger age at the onset of clinically significant memory and thinking problems. Approximately one out of four people have one copy of the APOE e4 gene, which was inherited from one parent, and about 2 percent have two copies, which were inherited from ...

Results From Drug Trials and New Risk Factors Announced at International Alzheimer's Conference

...educe your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. Find out more by visiting the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org. Hea...tiated a Clinical Studies Initiative to begin to address this problem. Find out more at 1-800-272-3900 or www.alz.org. About ICAD 2009 The...

Dry Mouth Linked to Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs

...oms. Over time, xerostomia sufferers may experience extensive tooth decay, tooth loss or gingivitis (gum disease) due to the lack of saliva. out of the nearly 500 general dentists who responded, 89 percent believe prescription medications are the primary contributor to dry mouth. Aging, dehydr...

Rigel's R788 Significantly Improves Rheumatoid Arthritis in Phase 2b Clinical Trial

...sed on an intention to treat analysis that includes all randomized patients, regardless of how long treatment lasted. Any patient who dropped out of the study for any reason, or for whom month 6 data were unavailable, was considered a treatment failure (ACR non-responder). Disease Activi...

Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals Launches Asacol(R) HD (mesalamine) Delayed-Release Tablets

...ng, for some as early as three weeks. Asacol HD decreased the number of trips to the bathroom (i.e., number of bowel movements) in approximately three out of four of patients by six weeks and decreased rectal bleeding for approximately 80 percent of patients by six weeks. Patients should discuss their ex...

BioCis Pharma Reports Positive Phase IIa Clinical Results in Atopic Dermatitis

...ical treatment. Study results showed excellent safety profile, and no serious adverse events were reported during the study. No patient dropped out due to adverse side effects of the treatment. Pharmacokinetic analyses showed no systemic exposure to the active ingredient of the product. Efficacy w...

deCODE-led Megastudy Finds New Genetic Clues to Causes of Schizophrenia

...ke schizophrenia because the brain and cognition are so little understood and so difficult to study. Discoveries such as these are crucial for teasing out the biology of the disease and making it possible for us to begin to develop drugs targeting the underlying causes and not just the symptoms of the di...

New Data Supports Significant Economic and Clinical Value of MENOPUR(R) in IVF

... regarding funding for infertility treatment services have been hindered by a relative paucity of economic studies of the specific treatments," points out study investigator Dr Jaro Wex from PharmArchitecture, UK. "Our new study compared success rates and value for money of gonadotropins in IVF an...

MedImmune Funds Study to Help Gain Insights Into Full Burden of RSV Disease Among Premature Infants

...cine found that RSV accounts for one of every 13 visits to a pediatrician, one of every 38 emergency room trips, and inpatient hospital stays for one out of every 334 children. About MedImmune MedImmune, the worldwide biologics business for AstraZeneca PLC (LSE: AZN.L, NYSE: AZN ), has appro...

AcelRx Announces Positive Phase 2 Results from a Study of ARX-01 Sufentanil NanoTabs in Treating Post-Operative Pain

...h a minimum re-dosing interval of 20 minutes. Patients were allowed to drop out of the study at any time. The primary efficacy endpoint was SPID-12 (a cumu...ions carried forward). Additionally, the proportion of patients who dropped out due to inadequate analgesia, a clinically meaningful secondary endpoint, wa...

Sangamo BioSciences Announces Achievement of Key Milestone in Cell Engineering Agreement With Genentech

...hereby enabling the rapid generation of cell lines in which multiple genes have been knocked out. Our proven ability to quickly and selectively knock out multiple genes in the same cell line creates endless possibilities for biopharmaceutical companies to improve their manufacturing capability." ...

SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives Positive Opinion From CHMP for Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

...feet, lower back and neck are commonly affected. Psoriasis affects an estimated two to three percent of the world's population, and approximately one out of three patients affected by psoriasis may develop psoriatic arthritis. Both men and women are equally affected by psoriatic arthritis, most commonl...
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