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Scientists Discover Origin of Malaria

Discovery Could Lead to Development of New Treatments, Prevent Future Plagues SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today scientists reported that they have discovered the origin of malaria, one of the deadliest diseases of humanity. Chimpanzees, native to equatoria...

Researchers at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit Discover Feasibility of Chemotherapy Alternative

Abstract # 6053 ORLANDO, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presented data demonstrating the feasibility of long-term, low-dose adjuvant chemotherapy, which resulted in fewer tumor recurrences and cancer metastases in patients wit...

Mayo Researchers Help Discover Genetic Cause for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

ROCHESTER, Minn., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have discovered a novel molecular path that predisposes patients to develop primary biliary cirrhosis , a disease that mainly affects women and slowly destroys their livers. Primary biliary cirrhosis has no known cause. The fi...

Scientists Discover a Role for the Growth Factor TGF-beta in Maintaining Health of Retinal Blood Vessels

BOSTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute have found that the growth factor known as TGF-beta is essential to the health of blood vessels in the retina and that blocking it can cause retinal dysfunction. These findings, published in the April 2 is...

Scientists Discover Why Teeth Form in a Single Row

Same Study Uncovers How Each Tooth Signals the Next to Start Growing ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A system of opposing genetic forces determines why mammals develop a single row of teeth, while sharks sport several, according to a study published today in the journal Sc...

Researchers Discover Metabolite Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Finding could lead to test to help guide treatment decisions ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a panel of small molecules, or metabolites, that appear to indicate aggressive prostate c...

Endo Pharmaceuticals Announces Research Collaborations to Develop Novel Pain Treatments and Discover Potential Cancer Treatments

CHADDS FORD, Pa., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP ) announced today that it has signed two research collaboration agreements to develop novel treatments for pain and to discover potential treatments for cancer. The first collaboration, with Harvar...

Why Wait for an Anti-Aging Drug? Researchers Interviewed on CBS-TV's 60 MINUTES Discover Longevinex(R) Nutriceutical Matrix Activates 9-Fold More Longevity Genes than Plain Resveratrol

SAN DIMAS, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A red wine resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl) pill is edging closer to being confirmed as an anti-aging pill as researchers at LifeGen Technologies in Madison, Wisconsin, who were recently interviewed on CBS-TV's 60 MINUTES, reported this past September that...

Athera Biotechnologies and Dyax Announce a Collaboration to Discover and Develop Antibodies for Cardiovascular Inflammation

STOCKHOLM, October 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Athera Biotechnologies AB and Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ: DYAX ) announced today that they have entered into a collaboration to discover and to develop therapeutic products for the prevention or treatment of cardiovascular inflammatory diseases. The collaboration...

deCODE and Radboud University Discover Common Variants in the Human Genome Conferring Risk of Bladder Cancer

Detection may be used to complement and target screening for the disease; findings will be integrated into the deCODEme(TM) personal genome scan. REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists at deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN ) and colleagues at Radboud University Medical ...

deCODE and SGENE Consortium Discover Deletions in the Human Genome Linked to Risk of Schizophrenia

Findings may provide the foundation for a test to complement standard clinical diagnosis, potentially enabling earlier intervention and treatment REYKJAVIK, Iceland, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a major paper published today in the online edition of the journal Nature, scientists from...

Vaxiion Researchers Discover Novel Vaccine Delivery System in Collaboration with San Diego State University

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 8, 2007 - Vaxiion Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that its researchers, in collaboration with San Diego State University, have discovered a 'minicell' vaccine delivery system that has potential to protect against several disease-causing infections. These findings...

Alnylam and Stanford University Scientists Discover New Role for microRNAs (miRNAs) in T Cell Biology and Immunity

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 22, 2007 - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), a leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today publication of a study in the journal Cell by Alnylam and Stanford University scientists on the role of miRNAs in immunity. In the pre-clinical study,...

Researchers Discover a Common Variation in a Gene Segment that Increases the Risk for Prostate Cancer

BETHESDA, Md., April 1, 2007--Researchers report that a variation in a portion of DNA strongly predicts prostate cancer risk and that this common variation may be responsible for up to 20 percent of prostate cancer cases in white men in the United States. The research was conducted by investigator...

NCI Researchers Discover Genes That Are Turned on at High Levels in Tumor-associated Blood Vessels of Mice and Humans

BETHESDA, Md., June 11, 2007--A team of researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has uncovered a set of genes that are turned on, or expressed, at high levels only in the blood vessels that feed tumors in mice and humans. These genes, and...

Researchers Discover Gene For Rare Skin Disorder

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2007-Researchers funded in part by the National Institutes of Health have identified the gene that accounts for most cases of Goltz syndrome, a rare skin disorder that can also affect bone and eye development. The cases appear to result from a defect in the gene known as PORCN...

Researchers Discover Method for Identifying How Cancer Evades the Immune System

PHILADELPHIA, July 3, 2007-- One of the fundamental traits of a tumor – how it avoids the immune system – might become its greatest vulnerability, according to researchers from the University of Southern California. Their findings, demonstrated in human breast and colorectal cancers, ...

Isis Reports Strong Financial Results and Highlights for Second Quarter of 2009

...lay will be available for a limited time at the same address. About Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Isis is exploiting its expertise in RNA to discover and develop novel drugs for its product pipeline and for its partners. The Company has successfully commercialized the world's first antisense drug a...

Landmark Study for GSK's Cervical Cancer Vaccine Published in The Lancet

...eloping world -- an average of 3 million doses a day. Through its accomplished and dedicated workforce, GSK Biologicals applies its expertise to discover innovative vaccines that contribute to the health and well-being of people of all generations around the world. GlaxoSmithKline -- One of the w...

UNT Health Science Center's Groundbreaking Research Applied to Protecting Brain After Traumatic Injury

...strating the protective effects of estrogens in acute brain injury. Simpkins leads a large National Institutes of Health-funded program of research to discover substances that can protect the brain from injury. This is the first major clinical study to emanate from these basic science studies at the Universi...

Gene Findings Unlocking Reasons for Neuroblastoma Risk

...ren and not in others." In the largest gene study to date in pediatric oncology, Maris's study team performed a genome-wide association study to discover that common variants in the gene BARD1 increase a child's susceptibility to a high-risk form of neuroblastoma. A second genome-wide study foun...

Urologist and Allergist Explore Link Between Allergies and Interstitial Cystitis

... type of food or beverage, as well as how much, how often and the specific combination of food and beverages ingested. Give yourself plenty of time to discover your ideal diet. It may require several weeks of trial and error. Eat a healthy, varied, balanced diet -- most patients can do this if they wo...

Proteolix, Inc. Drug Candidate, PR-957, Prevents Disease Progression in Rheumatoid Arthritis Models by Selective Inhibition of the Immunoproteasome

...ents a completely novel approach to regulating the immune response. Using a specially designed proprietary assay, our team of researchers was able to discover and optimize a small molecule capable of demonstrating exquisite selectivity for the LMP7 immunoproteasome subunit," said Susan Molineaux, Ph.D., Chie...

Isis Highlights New Data on Antisense Drugs to Treat Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity at ADA Scientific Sessions

...navanh, C. Labbate, B.P. Monia, P.A. Kern, G. Ranganathan. ABOUT ISIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Isis is exploiting its expertise in RNA to discover and develop novel drugs for its product pipeline and for its partners. The Company has successfully commercialized the world's first antisense drug a...

Bayer Announces Leukine(R) Data Presentations at 45th American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

...ollowing business units: Women's Healthcare, Diagnostic Imaging, Specialized Therapeutics, Hematology/Cardiology and Oncology. The company's aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human health worldwide by diagnosing, preventing and treating diseases. Forward-looking Statements ...

Siemens Corporate Research Develops RAPID2 System for Fast Discovery of Discriminative Pathogen Signatures

...tic test. This would help medical professionals manage an outbreak more effectively from the outset." SCR used its new system recently to quickly discover a DNA barcode for detecting the H1N1 Flu after they received the genomic sequences of the virus isolated from infected patients from the National Inst...

First Jatropha Genome Completed by Synthetic Genomics Inc. and Asiatic Centre for Genome Technology

...rs in size, similar to the size of the rice genome. The teams are now working on annotating the genome to identify particular genes of interest and to discover genetic variations for use in marker assisted breeding. The teams are also applying traditional breeding tools, as well as modern plant molecular biol...

Unique Cardiovascular Treatment Readied for Global Market: Proprietary Paccocath(R) Technology is the Only Drug Eluting Balloon with Clinical Data

..., Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. The pharmaceuticals business operates under the name Bayer Schering Pharma. Bayer HealthCare's aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Find more information at www.bayerhealthcare.com . Cautionary s...

One Step Closer: Novel Opioid Receptor Compound in Phase I Clinical Trials

...g effect in animal tests. "The broad goal of a medicinal chemist is to discover a drug that gets widespread use to treat human disease with an unmet therap...tutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH-NIDA) in an effort to discover novel drugs to treat cocaine abuse. In 2002, Wentland's NIH grant was renew...

Isis and Collaborators Present New Research at the ATVB Annual Conference

...ng severe neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases, and cancer." ABOUT ISIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Isis is exploiting its expertise in RNA to discover and develop novel drugs for its product pipeline and for its partners. The Company has successfully commercialized the world's first antisense drug a...

Bayer and Regeneron Extend Development Program for VEGF Trap-Eye to Include Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

...s the following business units: Women's Healthcare, Diagnostic Imaging, General Medicine, Hematology/Neurology, and Oncology. The company's aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human health worldwide by diagnosing, preventing and treating diseases. Forward-Looking Statements -...

Phase 3 Trial of Nexavar in Chemotherapy-Naive Patients with Advanced Melanoma Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint

...cals comprises the following business units: Diagnostic Imaging, General Medicine, Specialty Medicine and Women's Healthcare. The company's aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human health worldwide by diagnosing, preventing and treating diseases. About Onyx Pharmaceuticals, I...

Oasmia: FDA Grants Paclical(R) Orphan Drug Designation for Ovarian Cancer in the USA

...and contains several promising products in clinical and pre-clinical phase. Oasmia cooperates with leading universities and other biotech companies to discover and optimize substances with a favourable safety profile and better efficacy. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Uppsala, Sweden. ...

Prometheus and Rosetta Genomics Announce License and Collaboration Agreement

...y from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including risks related to: Rosetta's approach to discover microRNA technology and to work on the application of this technology in the development of novel diagnostics and therapeutic tools, which is unproven...

Ancestry.com DNA Testing Reveals 'Roots' Author's Scottish Ancestry

...e," said Tim Sullivan, CEO of The Generations Network, Inc., parent company of Ancestry.com. "DNA testing uses science in a way that enables people to discover their ancestry where traditional research goes cold and to connect with living relatives they never knew they had." Ancestry.com's DNA test resul...

ExonHit Therapeutics Reports Advancements in the Clinical Development of EHT 0202, its Phase II Drug for Alzheimer's Disease

...nto clinical trials and is evaluating several promising preclinical compounds. ExonHit Therapeutics also has a strategic partnership with Allergan, to discover and develop new therapeutics in the areas of pain, neurological diseases and ophthalmology. This collaboration provides ongoing research funding to Ex...

Aching Back? Cholesterol Medication Might Help

...ergo spine surgery do so because of disc degeneration. And part of the answer may be as close as a patient's medicine cabinet. In their quest to discover ways to stop or reverse degenerative disc disease, orthopaedic researchers have been removing disc tissue from patients who are having spine surgery a...

Rosetta Genomics Reports First Ever In-Vivo Efficacy Data for a Systemic MicroRNA Therapeutic for Liver Cancer

...y from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including risks related to: Rosetta's approach to discover and develop novel diagnostics and therapeutic tools, which is unproven and may never lead to commercially accepted products or services; Rosetta's abi...

Vermillion Presents Critical Data From Its OVA1 Clinical Trial

...discover, develop, and commercialize diagnostic products based on findings from its disease association studies; (3) unproven ability of Vermillion to discover or identify new protein biomarkers and use such information to develop ovarian cancer diagnostic products; (4) uncertainty as to whether Vermillion wi...

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

...ill use gene knock-out technology developed in Nottingham to study the function of genes in a 'super' strain of the bacteria Clostridium difficile, to discover why it causes more severe disease, kills more people, is harder to eradicate and more resistant to antibiotics. It is hoped that the study will l...
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