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TWO NEW KLRI PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS: Hormone Therapy May Reduce Atherosclerosis in Women Close to Menopause; Growth Hormone May Increase Risk of Diabetes, Improve Lipid Profile in Men

PHOENIX, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Phoenix-based Kronos Longevity Research Institute (KLRI) has published two new publications on hormone therapies and their effects on reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease in older adults. Cardiovascular disease caused by ...

Paratek Pharmaceuticals Announces the Close of $40 Million Private Placement to Finance Programs to Combat MRSA Infections

BOSTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it has closed the first tranche of a $40 million private financing. Aisling Capital led the round, with additional participation by new investors, D.E. Shaw and Boston Life Science Venture Corporation, and curre...

Tiny Cup Attached to Eye Improves Drug Delivery For Retinal Diseases

...for retinal diseases because most medications are washed away or diluted before they have a chance to reach the retina, located at the back of the eye close to the brain. "When we administer chemotherapy to an infant for retinoblastoma at The Vision Center, it is expensive and puts a great strain on...

Scientists Discover Origin of Malaria

...tools for developing vaccines and treatments against this deadly scourge. Discovery of these parasites indicates that there is a much broader range of close relatives to the human parasite than were previously recognized, some of which might provide key insights in drug development or act as vaccines that ...

Project Zero Delay Accelerates Drug's Path to Clinical Trial

...er'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 unnecessary delays while fully meeting regulatory requirements for scientific and human safety review." The...

Study Results Show That Minimally Invasive Therapy is Successful for Over Two-Thirds of Stroke Patients Treated Outside the Standard Eight-Hour Window

... Japan. According to the American Stroke Association, approximately 800,000 Americans each year suffer a new or recurrent stroke. Americans will pay close to $68.9 billion in 2009 for stroke-related medical costs and disability. About SNIS SNIS members are neurointerventional practition...

New Powder Speeds Healing of Difficult Foot Wounds

...r three years of hospital residency training. APMA has 53 state component locations across the United States and its territories, with a membership of close to 12,000 podiatrists. All practicing APMA members are licensed by the state in which they practice podiatric medicine. For more information, visit ww...

July 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights a Positive Outlook, Bell's Palsy and Heart Valve Repair

... Two main problems occur with heart valves: narrowing (stenosis) that limits blood flow; and backward leaking (regurgitation), where valve flaps don't close tightly and blood flows in the wrong direction. Both problems traditionally have been addressed -- with good success and safety -- via open ...

UPDATE: US Oncology Research Network Participates in Phase III Follow-up Study to BiPar's Investigational Cancer Drug BSI-201

...and efficacy results in patients with solid tumors. "We are extremely pleased to be launching the Phase 3 clinical trial so rapidly after the close of the Phase 2 trial," said Barry Sherman, M.D., head of clinical development at South San Francisco-based BiPar Sciences, which is developing BSI-201...

University of Michigan Study Shows SEQUENOM's MassARRAY Technology Identifies HPV Infections Missed by Standard Hybridization Test

...ical performance found with PCR-MS. "We are very excited about the future prospects for the AttoSense HPV test, particularly the potential to close the last major gap in screening for cervical cancer and thus possibly saving thousands of lives," Dr. Cantor continued. "We are moving forward to uti...

Sanofi-aventis Stands Behind the Safety of Lantus(R)

...t conclusive." Patient safety is the primary concern of sanofi-aventis. The Group will continue to vigorously monitor the safety of Lantus(R) in close collaboration with regulatory agencies and scientific experts. About Diabetes Diabetes is a chronic, widespread condition in which the body d...

FDA Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of Zyprexa for Two Adolescent Indications

...with dementia-related psychosis treated with Zyprexa. The possibility of a suicide attempt is inherent in schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder. close supervision of high-risk patient should accompany drug therapy. As with all antipsychotic medications, a rare and potentially fatal condition kno...

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

...ur doctor will test you for TB before starting SIMPONI(TM) and will monitor you for signs of TB during treatment. Tell your doctor if you have been in close contact with people with TB. Tell your doctor if you have been in a region (such as the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys and the Southw...

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

...ur doctor will test you for TB before starting SIMPONI(TM) and will monitor you for signs of TB during treatment. Tell your doctor if you have been in close contact with people with TB. Tell your doctor if you have been in a region (such as the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys and the Southw...

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

...ibitors should be avoided. An increase in the dose of Afinitor is recommended when co-administered with a strong CYP3A4 inducer. Live vaccinations and close contact with those who have received live vaccines should be avoided by patients taking Afinitor. Afinitor should not be used in patients with severe ...

WORLD'S First Robotic Assisted Kidney Transplant Performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

...as 2007. Over the ensuing months, her health deteriorated. One afternoon in early spring, her husband happened to stop home and found her passed out close to death on the floor. Soon after, doctors told her that her kidneys had failed and that she would need to have dialysis until a kidney donor was fou...

Access Pharmaceuticals Announces Publication of Thiarabine Combination Data

...effective treatment with a reduced side-effect profile." Prior clinical studies have shown that the effectiveness of cytarabine , or Ara-C, (a close structural analog of thiarabine which is widely used in treating leukemia patients) can be improved by combining it with clofarabine in the treatment ...

Video: Data on More Than 15 Novartis Oncology Compounds at ASCO Highlight Progress Toward Targeted Therapies for Diverse Tumor Types

...ibitors should be avoided. An increase in the dose of Afinitor is recommended when co-administered with a strong CYP3A4 inducer. Live vaccinations and close contact with those who have received live vaccines should be avoided by patients taking Afinitor. Afinitor should not be used in patients with severe ...

Newly Published Article Details How PGS Techniques Directly Effect Successful Pregnancy Outcomes

...ion aneuploidy (22, 16, 21 and 15), improving implantation rates. Dr. Santiago Munne, of Reprogenetics, LLC. in Livingston, NJ, who has performed close to 15 thousand PGS cases, says this article is a must-read in any center that performs PGS. "This article is the result of years of research and ...

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

...d HIV positive in 1991, and having lost many relatives and friends to HIV/AIDS over the years, I found Dr. Robinson's quest for a vaccine hitting very close to home." "Being involved in AIDS research and my commitment to equal rights, are two very important matters to me. Through my role with Styx, I...

RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment Delayed the Time to Relapse in Patients with Bipolar I Disorder

...d be taken to avoid inadvertent injection into a blood vessel. Suicide: The possibility of suicide attempt is inherent in psychotic illnesses. close supervision of high-risk patients should accompany drug therapy. Increased sensitivity in patients with Parkinson's disease or those with dementi...

Novexel to Present Four Posters at the 19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Helsinki

...03 in certain geographies. All four posters will be available for download from Novexel's web site ( http://www.novexel.com ) shortly after the close of the ECCMID conference. About Novexel Novexel is a speciality pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel...

BioVex to Report Phase I/II Clinical Trial Results for the Front Line Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer With OncoVEX GM-CSF at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting

...e from 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT. Study Rationale Patients with head and neck cancer often present with bulky disease that is too large or too close to vital organs for surgical removal. These patients typically undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatment prior to surgery. Patients who present wit...

Boehringer Ingelheim to Present New Phase II Clinical Data on Two Lead Oncology Compounds at ASCO 2009

...ease, neurology, virology and immunology, Boehringer Ingelheim has embarked on a major research program to develop innovative cancer drugs. Working in close collaboration with the international scientific community and a number of the world's leading cancer centers, Boehringer Ingelheim is committed to dis...

Ongoing Landmark ROADMAP Study Demonstrates Significant Improvement in Blood Pressure Control at One Year, According to Blinded Results

...ur after initiation of treatment with BENICAR. Treatment should start under close medical supervision. If hypotension does occur, the patient should be place...rticularly with impaired renal function), BENICAR should be initiated under close medical supervision and consideration given to use of a lower starting dose...

New Data Shows Blood Pressure Reduction Therapy with BENICAR(R) and BENICAR HCT(R) Effectively Reduces Blood Pressure in Elderly Patients to Target Blood Pressure

...ur after initiation of treatment with BENICAR. Treatment should start under close medical supervision. If hypotension does occur, the patient should be place...rticularly with impaired renal function), BENICAR should be initiated under close medical supervision and consideration given to use of a lower starting dose...

New Data Shows AZOR(R) (amlodipine and olmesartan medoxomil) Significantly Improves 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure

..., symptomatic hypotension due particularly to the olmesartan component may occur after initiation of treatment with AZOR. Treatment should start under close medical supervision. Vasodilation Since the vasodilation attributable to amlodipine in AZOR is gradual in onset, acute hypotension has rarely...

Cardium Announces Completion of Patient Recruitment in Phase 2b Clinical Trial of Excellarate(TM) for the Potential Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

...n seven participants in the MATRIX clinical study, have wounds that did not close even after treatments with what are regarded as the most advanced wound care therapies currently available. Failure to close these chronic diabetic wounds is associated with a continuing risk of infec...

New Analysis Evaluated Impact of Genetic Variation on Response to Prasugrel

...s with the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Daiichi Sankyo and Lilly undertake no duty to update forward-looking statements. P-LLY (1) Mega J, close S, Wiviott S, Shen L, Hockett R, Brandt J, Walker J, Antman E, Macias B, Braunwald E, Sabatine M, Cytochrome P450 Genetic Polymorphisms and the Respon...

American Lung Association Offers Simple Tips to Protect Public Health and Minimize H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and Seasonal Flu Transmission

...ilable. "Take care to avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth," advised Dr. Edelman. "This is one way in which germs are easily spread. Avoiding close contact with sick people is another key line of defense." It is important to be aware of flu symptoms so that precautionary measures can be take...

Ipsogen Expands its US Market Presence Through Licensing Agreement With ARUP Laboratories for the Commercialization of JAK2 Molecular Diagnostic Assays

...ehensive range of tests which targets the most molecular anomalies known in blood cancer, including its rarest forms. These tests, developed in close cooperation with highly specialized clinical centres, provide information on the type of disease (diagnosis, screening), the aggressiveness of cancer ...

Plasma Products Safe Despite Swine Influenza Outbreak, Assures International Biopharmaceutical Company Octapharma

...ry, has recommended against using blood donated by people who have travelled to countries affected by the swine influenza outbreak or who have been in close contact with people who have 'flu-like symptoms or were in 'flu-affected countries in the previous 14 days. Octapharma makes plasma derivatives...

AdvanDx Launches Fast, 90 Minutes Protocol for All CE-IVD Marked PNA FISH(R) Tests in Europe

...d. PNA FISH Diagnostic Platform Features: Standard protocol with 90 min. Turn-around Time and minimal Hands-on Time close to 100% sensitivity and specificity versus conventional, slower laboratory methods Molecular method requiring only a fluorescence microscope ...

The Villa Group Informs on Mexico Travel Plans in Wake of Swine Flu Outbreak

...s and employees. None of the Villa Group resort properties (located in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, and Nuevo Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit) are within close proximity to Mexico State where the outbreaks have occurred. No cases have been reported in any of the aforementioned destinations and The Villa Group...

Prometheus and Rosetta Genomics Announce License and Collaboration Agreement

... the closing price of Rosetta stock over three business days. The license and collaboration agreement and the stock purchase agreement are expected to close before the end of April 2009 and are subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, Prometheus and Rosetta have agreed to collaborate to d...

Pharmos Issues Business Update on Dextofisopam Trial and Financing

...rt F. Johnston, who is Executive Chairman. The financing, which is expected to be in the form of common stock with warrant coverage, is anticipated to close during April. About Pharmos Corporation Pharmos discovers and develops novel therapeutics to treat a range of indications including specific...

Video: Afinitor(R) Approved in US as First Treatment for Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer After Failure of Either Sunitinib or Sorafenib

...ibitors should be avoided. An increase in the dose of Afinitor is recommended when co-administered with a strong CYP3A4 inducer. Live vaccinations and close contact with those who have received live vaccines should be avoided. Afinitor should not be used in patients with severe hepatic impairment. Afinitor...

Phase IV Multi-center Clinical Study of Kutai Concludes in Nanjing

...esearch on Kutai. Sinobiopharma has established a highly specialized professional team of clinical trial monitors as part of the project to keep close surveillance on the patients. The manager of Sinobiopharma's Clinical Research Department, Mr. Lei Wang, reported on the Phase IV project clinical mon...

XTL Biopharmaceuticals Announces the Acquisition of the Use Patent on Recombinant Erythropoietin (rHuEPO) for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

... materially is our ability to maintain our Nasdaq Stock Market listing and our ability to continue to fund our operations; our ability to successfully close the transaction with Bio-GAL Ltd.; our ability to successfully find successful merger or in-licensing opportunities or other factors; and other risk f...

Innocoll Announces Dosing of Last Patient in US Phase 3 Clinical Trial to Investigate GENTAMICIN SURGICAL IMPLANT for Prevention of Surgical Site Infections in Cardiac Surgery Patients

...ost saving per patient. Patient enrolment in a second phase 3 trial being conducted in patients undergoing open colorectal surgery is expected to close later this month. Innocoll has appointed Duke University's Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) as the Study Coordinating Center for both phase 3...
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