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Fruitfly Model of a Neuropathic Disease Demonstrates Novel Role for Proteins in the Family of aTyr Pharma's Product Class

SAN DIEGO, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Research published in the June 26, 2009 edition of Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences provides further evidence for novel roles of tRNA synthetases in disease, validating the therapeutic potential for aTyr Pharma's new class of naturally occurring prot...

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...

Winning the War on Cancer: The Critical Role of Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Community Gathers with House Cancer Caucus on Capitol Hill to Raise Awareness of Benefits of Targeted Radiation to Treat, Cure Cancer WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of radiation oncology providers, manufacturers and patient groups today gathered to...

Major deCODE-led Study Underscores Role of the Brain in Obesity

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, December 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In one of the largest studies of its kind, a multinational team led by scientists from deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN ) today report the discovery of common variations at seven new sites in the human genome found to influence obesity. The s...

New Keppra XR(TM) Data Highlight Its Role for Patients with Partial-Onset Seizures

Studies Presented at American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting ATLANTA, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UCB today announced findings from new studies of the once-daily antiepileptic drug (AED) Keppra XR(TM) (levetiracetam) extended-release tablets comparing tolerability versus levetiracet...

Protein Shown to Play a Key Role in Normal Development of Nervous System

- Findings May Someday Inform Treatments for Spinal Cord, Other Nerve Injuries - PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A protein that enables nerve cells to communicate with each other plays a key role in controlling the developing nervous system. Research into how that protein hel...

Symposium Highlights Yale Study Indicating Role of AHCC(R) for Immune System Enhancement and as a Promising Cancer Preventative

Significant Research Presented at the AHCC International Research Symposium PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The 16th International AHCC(R) (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) Symposium was held in Sapporo, Japan on July 26th and 27th. The Symposium hosted by the AHCC Research Associatio...

New Data Support Role for Monitoring of Cell-Mediated Immunity in Adult Patients Following Renal Transplantation

Cylex's ImmuKnow(R) assay shows clinical potential in independent study of adult kidney transplant patients COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published article by Sanchez-Velasco et al.* in Clinical Transplantation has expanded our understanding of the clinica...

Nature Publication Reports on Key Role of Bile Acids in Glucose Metabolism and Insulin Signaling

Intercept Pharmaceuticals is Advancing Bile Acid-Derived Small Molecules with Potential Applications in Treating Metabolic Diseases NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Historically, bile acids have been recognized primarily as natural detergents that regulate the absorption of dietary lipid...

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Paper Supports Additional Role for Cethromycin as Potential Treatment for Infections Caused by Community- Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA)

CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADLS ), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, cancer and respiratory diseases, today announced that...

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News Reports on the Growing Role of Ion-Channel Studies in Global Biotech R&D

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Ion-channel research is drawing increasing attention from a wide variety of life science investigators all over the globe, reports Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN). Such interest is not surprising as ion channels play key roles in nume...

New Data Offers Insights Into the Potential Role for TYKERB(R) (Lapatinib) in Non-Cytotoxic Chemotherapy-Based Treatment Regimens

TYKERB Demonstrates Activity in Combination with Other Targeted Therapies and as Monotherapy Across A Range of Breast Cancer Settings - First Phase II data investigating the dual inhibition of HER2 and VEGF pathways with two oral, small molecule tyrosine-kinase inhibitors (TYKERB and pa...

Colorado Cancer Research Program Will Host Golf Event to 'Drive' the Message that Clinical Trials Play a Vital Role in the Quest to Find a Cure for Cancer

DENVER, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Colorado Cancer Research Program (CCRP) invites golfers to participate in its second annual "Drive for a Cure" Golf Tournament on May 19 at the Valley Country Club, 14601 Country Club Drive, Aurora. The private club is one of Denver's premier gol...

California Stem Cell Agency Exaggerated Its Role in Funding Key Research

Agency Claimed State Funding Led to Important Clinical Trials SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's stem cell agency overstated and hyped the importance of its funding in enabling clinical trials for a drug to treat a severe blood disorder, Consumer Watchdo...

Karmanos Cancer Institute Research Supports Role of Inflammation to Determine Lung Cancer Risk, Particularly in African-American Women

SAN DIEGO, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented findings that support the role of inflammation in determining lung cancer risk, particularly among African-American women. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-b...

PharmAthene's Recombinant Butyrylcholinesterase (rBChE) May Play A Neuroprotective Role in Alzheimer's Disease

ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (Amex: PIP ) a biodefense company specializing in the development and commercialization of medical countermeasures against chemical and biological threats, announced today that scientists from the Hebrew University of J...

New Clinical Data Further Supports Chromium Picolinate's Role in Enhancing Brain Activity in Older Adults

Study Used Key Ingredient in Core4Life Advanced Memory Formula(TM) PURCHASE, N.Y., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nutrition 21, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXXI ), a developer and marketer of nutritional supplements that help consumers manage blood sugar levels, improve cardiovascular health, enhance...

St. Jude Defines Eye Cancer Gene's Role in Retinal Development

Study provides the foundation for improving understanding of N-myc gene's role in the eyes' growth during fetal development when retinoblastoma forms MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A genetic discovery led by scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital helps answ...

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,...

New Study Confirms Role for Pertussis Immunization of Entire Family in Reducing Infant Pertussis

Majority of Infants Infected by Members of Their Own Household SWIFTWATER, Pa., March 27, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released today in the April issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal about the transmission of pertussis -- commonly known as whooping cough -- found that household m...

Abraxis BioScience Presents Pre-Clinical Findings That Support Role of SPARC Expression in Cancer and the Role of the Nanoparticle Albumin Bound (nab) Technology Platform in Targeting the Pathway

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 19, 2007 - Abraxis BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABBI), an integrated, global biopharmaceutical company, announced results from two pre-clinical studies that support the role of SPARC (secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine) expression in cancer and Abraxis' nanop...

New Data on Market-Leading Velcade (Bortezomib) for Injection Further Strengthen Role in Previously Treated Multiple Myeloma

- Positive data on subcutaneous administration show potential for new option to improve convenience for patients - CHICAGO, June 04, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the presentation of positive data for VELCADE, the market-leading therapy for patient...

Rosetta Genomics and Weizmann Institute Scientists Identify Role of microRNA in Cancer Suppression

Findings Published in Molecular Cell Show Potential of microRNAs as Novel Cancer Drug Targets REHOVOT, Israel and NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 05, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rosetta Genomics Ltd , a leading microRNA company, announced today research published in the journal Molecular Cell...

Avian (Bird) Flu: Is There a Role for Rapid Tests?

Michael S. Singer, M.D., Ph.D. Corresponding Editor Harvard Medical School With human infections of bird flu (avian influenza) reported in Asia and Eastern Europe, public health officials have moved swiftly to develop policies on surveillance, diagnosis, and treatment. The virus in ques...

Regular Yoga Practice Is Associated With Mindful Eating

...all (and on each of the categories within the questionnaire) was associated with a lower BMI, which suggests that mindful eating may play an important role in long-term weight maintenance, Kristal said. "Mindful eating is a skill that augments the usual approaches to weight loss, such as dieting, c...

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

...survival is ongoing. About KRAS Results from studies performed over the last twenty-five years indicate that KRAS plays an important role in cell growth regulation. In mCRC, EGFR transmits signals through a set of intracellular proteins. Upon reaching the nucleus, these signals instruct ...

Radius' Investigational Bone Anabolic Agent, BA058, Increased Bone Mineral Density (BMD) at Key Fracture Sites in Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

...through the same receptor, PTHrP and its analogs play a distinct biological role from the PTH (parathyroid hormone) peptide by activating different signalin...n and differentiation in developing tissues and appear to play an important role in regulating bone remodeling in adults. While both peptides have demonstra...

Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Herald New Agreement To Continue Forty-Plus Year Historic Relationship

...ring the administration of most new clinical and translational research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health at Einstein; Assuring the role of Montefiore as the primary clinical training site for Einstein programs; Increasing the representation of each institution on the other party...

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

...e known risks of prolonged estrogen therapy -- including an increased risk of breast cancer." Estrogens are a group of hormones that play a key role in regulating many aspects of a woman's overall health, including reproduction. Certain parts of the body contain cells that are more receptive to the...

Neurointerventionists Expand Research to Quality of Life in Aneurysm Patients Following Minimally Invasive Coiling Treatment

...different domains including: physical functioning, role limitations because of physical problems, bodily p...ain, general health, vitality, social functioning, role limitations because of emotional problems and ment...ea of social functioning; 17 points in the area of role limitations because of emotional problems; and 14 ...

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

... that intake should be at least 800 to 1,000 IU a day. Vitamin E: Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects red blood cells and may play a role in the body's immune function. It's long been thought that diets rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin E, could help lower the risk of some cancers an...

Awardees for the 2009 Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research Announced

...nited States. This year, the grant focus is on the role of probiotics in health and disease. Glyn...Medical Center. His proposal is titled "Protective role of Baker's Yeast in Colonic Inflammation and Cance...ent between DANONE and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. The role of the GPC is to promote and/or advance probiotics...

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

...ote the fixed-dose combination product to healthcare professionals in all countries except Japan and the access countries. Gilead will assume the lead role in manufacturing, registration and, subject to regulatory approval, commercialization of the fixed-dose combination of TMC278 and Truvada throughout t...

Cognition Therapeutics Closes Series A Financing to Advance Drug Candidates for Alzheimer's Disease

...that cause the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative diseases of the human brain. Toxic proteins play a crucial role in a large class of diseases, and there are currently no therapeutics available to prevent or block the destructive effects of toxic oligomeric protei...

Schering-Plough Expands Vicriviroc Phase II Study in Treatment-Naive Patients With HIV

...have virus that uses the CCR5 co-receptor.(1) "CCR5 antagonists, such as vicriviroc, have a novel mechanism of action and may play a unique role as physicians seek to construct new HIV regimens to meet the specific needs of their patients," said Joseph C. Gathe, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P., clinical in...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards Over $2 Million for Validation of 10 Parkinson's Therapeutic Targets

...ty transi tion, as a target for Parkinson' s disease therapy Mathieu Lesort, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham The therapeutic role of CMA-MEF2D in the survival of dopamine neurons Zixu Mao, PhD, Emory University SHP-2 phosphatase: A new pharmacological target fo...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Commences Phase 1 Study of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in Recurrent Pediatric Solid Tumors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

...n Bentsur, Chief Executive Officer of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, commented, "We're very excited that Memorial-Sloan Kettering has taken on a leadership role in the first pediatric study of perifosine." Mr. Bentsur continued, "We are extremely grateful for the external financial support which we have rece...

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

...l as the possibility of combining with other tests for HPV could play a key role in HPV genotyping. We believe that the AttoSense HPV test could be an impor...tential of the AttoSense HPV test and combining it with other tests and its role in HPV genotyping, the Company's growing women's health portfolio and the a...

PTSD Associated With Higher Alzheimer's/Dementia Risk; Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Lower it

...aumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and lower Alzheimer's risk among adults who consume moderate amounts of alcohol. "Your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do: thinking, feeling, remembering, working, and playing - even sleeping," said Maria Carrillo, PhD, Director of Medical &...

Is Obesity an Oral Bacterial Disease?

...s agent? In this climate of concern over the increasing prevalence of overweight conditions in our society, investigators have focused on the possible role of oral bacteria as a potential direct contributor to obesity. To investigate this possibility, the study's researchers J.M. Goodson, D. Gropp...
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