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AGA supports new guidelines favoring tests that prevent colorectal cancer

Bethesda, MD (March 5, 2008) New consensus colorectal cancer guidelines released today state for the first time that the primary goal of colorectal cancer screening is cancer prevention. Previous guidelines have given equal weight to tests for detecting cancer and preventing cancer. By removing p...

Public Interest Litigation Filed Favoring Mineworkers Against Silicosis

The Rajasthan High Court issued notice to the state government on a public suit demanding// protection to mineworkers from silicosis. The public interest litigation (PIL), filed by an NGO, Health, Environment and Development Consortium (HEDCON), pleaded that the labor force needed to be prote...

Is the Drug Plan, Favoring Politicians?

A new study has shown the disparity in drug plans between politicians and the common man. The finding has revealed that bureaucrats enjoy a complete coverage, whilst the common Canadian gets// only a partial cover under the public drug plan. Canada's Association for the Fifty Plus, a formidab...

Cardiac bypass seems to be favoring men more than women

The functioning of different organs in our body is dependent upon a good blood supply. Heart is the organ, which is involved in the supply// of blood to different parts of the body. The heart is being supplied blood by the coronary arteries. However, if there is a narrowing or clogging in the bl...

'Organic' May Not Mean Healthier

...udy, but it also found higher levels of healthy antioxidants and polyphenols in organic foods. "Given that some of the most significant differences favoring organic foods were for key antioxidant nutrients that most Americans do not get enough of on most days, we concluded that the consumption of organic f...

Daiichi Sankyo and Lilly Receive U.S. FDA Approval for Effient(TM)

...n analysis from TRITON-TIMI 38, weighing the risk of major bleeding and the reduction in cardiovascular events, found an overall benefit significantly favoring Effient compared with Plavix. For every 1,000 patients treated with Effient as compared with Plavix, there were 23 fewer patients with heart attacks ...

Guardian Survey Reveals Widespread Lack of Understanding of Health Savings Accounts

...ore appealing to consumers are employer contributions to the HSA (61%) and the inclusion of critical illness insurance coverage (57%). Another factor favoring expanded ownership of HSAs is that 85% of consumers participating in this survey stated they want more control over decisions that can influence the c...

New Virginia Poll: 71 Percent of Voters Strongly Support FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products

...port for FDA legislation crosses party lines, with strong majorities of Republicans (66 percent), Democrats (81 percent) and independents (71 percent) favoring FDA regulation of tobacco. In addition, support for FDA legislation is strong across virtually all demographic groups, with majorities of voters in e...

New Mississippi Poll: Voters Strongly Support FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products

...port for FDA legislation crosses party lines, with strong majorities of Republicans (65 percent), Democrats (60 percent) and independents (58 percent) favoring FDA regulation of tobacco. In addition, support for FDA legislation is strong across virtually all demographic groups, with majorities of voters in e...

Perforomist Inhalation Solution data to be presented today at American Thoracic Society conference

...s assessed by spirometry, TDI and a treatment preference/satisfaction survey. Subgroups with a significant difference in pre-treatment FEV1 on Day 14 favoring Perforomist Inhalation Solution were older, (≥65 years), severe to very severe COPD ( ...
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Video: Phase III Study Data With Vandetanib (Zactima(TM)) in Patients With Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology

...f time a patient lives without their cancer growing (hazard ratio [HR] 0.79, 97.58% CI 0.70-0.90; P <0.001. Median PFS: 14.0 weeks vs. 17.3 weeks, favoring vandetanib). Vandetanib is the first oral targeted therapy to show evidence of clinical benefits when added to chemotherapy in a Phase III study in se...

Results of Two Phase 3 CAPACITY Studies of Pirfenidone in IPF Presented at American Thoracic Society (ATS)

...se outcome on any endpoints. Analyses of pooled data for the pre-specified secondary endpoints of both CAPACITY studies showed a treatment effect favoring pirfenidone on three: PFS (p=0.029); Categorical FVC Change (p=0.003) and Six-Minute Walk Test distance (p=0.001). Although pooled analyses of second...

Biosensors DES Demonstrates Equivalent Safety and Efficacy to Industry Leading DES in First 'Real World, All Comers' Clinical Study

...icant differences at 9 months between the in-stent percent diameter stenosis observed in the two patient groups, but there was a non-significant trend favoring the Biosensors stent. "The results from LEADERS are very significant as they demonstrate for the first time that a drug-eluting stent with an ablumi...

Diverse Approaches to Alzheimer's Therapies Continue to Show Progress at ICAD

...he total group, the researchers found statistically significant differences favoring IVIg treatment on the CGIC at three, six and nine months. At nine months, t... IVIg group averaged 1.5 points higher on the CGIC. On the ADAS-cog, scores favoring IVIg reached statistical significance at nine months. The average change in...

Study Results Show Investigational Drug, Prasugrel, Cuts Risk of Stent-Related Clots by More than Half Versus Clopidogrel

...percent, p=0.0001) in TRITON's primary endpoint of cardiovascular death, non- fatal heart attack, or non-fatal stroke. A 20 percent relative reduction favoring prasugrel was observed in the primary endpoint in patients who received only a bare metal stent (10.0 percent vs. 12.2 percent, p=0.003), and in patie...

Pharmion's Amrubicin Shows Encouraging Results Compared to Standard of Care in Second Line Treatment of Small Cell Lung Cancer

...ever, at this time preliminary data already show an observed difference of 2.4 months in overall survival, which translates to a hazard ratio of 0.67, favoring Amrubicin. The most common adverse events were hematological and were generally equal between the two arms. No classical anthracycline cardiotoxicity...

Two-Year Outcomes From Large Head-to-Head Clinical Trial Indicate Similar Safety Profile in Diabetic Patients for Cypher(R) Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent and Taxus Stent

... percent for the CYPHER(R) Stent; p log-rank=0.16). These numerically lower rates of cardiac death, Q-wave myocardial infarction and stent thrombosis favoring the CYPHER(R) Stent were also seen in diabetic patients who required insulin therapy. "Diabetic patients remain one of the most complex patient popul...

Genzyme Announces Second Pivotal Mozobil Trial Meets Primary Endpoint

...pects, the role Mozobil will play in the treatment of patients with lymphoma and multiple myeloma, the strength of the clinical and economic arguments favoring use of Mozobil, Genzyme's ability to work aggressively to gain regulatory approval, Genzyme's ability to unlock the full potential of Mozobil in allog...

Abbott's Xience V Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent Superior to Taxus Stent in Spirit III U.S. Pivotal Clinical Trial

... SPIRIT III trial meet its primary and major secondary endpoints, but it showed a statistically significant reduction in major adverse cardiac events, favoring XIENCE V," said Gregg W. Stone, M.D., of Medical Center and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, principal investigator of the SPIRIT III...

Copaxone Treatment over Two Years after Short Term Induction with Mitoxantrone Provided Sustained Benefits to Active Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Patients

...her MRI analyses showed that the reductions in Gd-enhancing lesions and relapse activity seen at 15 months were accompanied by significant differences favoring the mitoxantrone-COPAXONE(R) group in the change from baseline in the volume of T2-weighted lesions (p=0.0139), the volume of T1-weighted lesions (p=0...
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The battle for CRTC2: How obesity increases the risk for diabetes

...resented by obesity? They found that the levels of ATF6a go down when ER stress is chronically activated, compromising the cells' survival pathway and favoring the glucose production pathway; hyperglycemia wins in conditions of persistent stress. Explains Wang, "Our study helps to explain why obese people ...

Study: Illegal fishing harming present and future New England groundfish fisheries

...d peer and community pressure, usually induce fishermen to be law-abiding despite potential illegal gains," said Dr. King. "However, normative factors favoring compliance in the NEGF fishery are weak because many fishermen believe recent fishery management decisions were not justified and that planned stock r...

Biofuels boom could fuel rainforest destruction, Stanford researcher warns

...r cars on biofuels produced in the tropics, chances will be good that we are effectively burning rainforests in our gas tanks," she warned. Policies favoring biofuel crop production may inadvertently contribute to, not slow, the process of climate change, Gibbs said. Such an environmental disaster could be ...

Study: Did early climate impact divert a new glacial age?

... a mechanism thought to kick start glacial cycles. "We're at a very favorable state right now for increased glaciation," says Kutzbach. "Nature is favoring it at this time in orbital cycles, and if humans weren't in the picture it would probably be happening today." Importantly, the new research unders...

Egalitarian revolution in the Pleistocene?

...group-wide egalitarian alliance should create conditions promoting the origin of conscience, moralistic aggression, altruism, and other cultural norms favoring group interests over those of individuals. Increasing within-group cohesion should also promote the group efficiency in between-group conflicts and in...

Radioactivity: Discover the lowest amounts with new methods

...evel measurements, when volume sources, for which a proper standard is unavailable, are measured in close to detector high efficiency configura-tions, favoring important nuclide specific coincidence-summing effects. In such cases Monte Carlo simulation methods are among the best tools available for complement...

Lightweight and long-legged males go the distance for sex

...ed more spermatophores to females (no female traits predicted female mobility or mating success). "Our findings are a rare example of sexual selection favoring a suite of traits that promote greater mobility in one sex only," stated Kelly, adding " this is exciting because it suggests that sexual selection fo...

ESA to feature wide range of UW-Madison presentations

...lity in precipitation supports greater frequency and intensity of wildfires. High interannual climate variability can change vegetation patterns, favoring the expansion of grass cover at the expense of tree cover and, within forested areas, the expansion of deciduous forest at the expense of evergreen fo...

Total, genetically-based recall

... episodic memory, a type of long-term memory based on personal experiences, favoring women. Specific results indicated that women excelled in verbal episodic...member his way out of the woods. However, there are also sex differences favoring women on tasks such as remembering the location of car keys, which requires...

Novel pathway regulates timing of brain cell development

... pathway--which acts through a novel and unexpected mechanism--inhibits production of astrocytes during the early stages of brain development, thereby favoring the production of neurons. (Astrocytes provide structural and functional support to neurons, but can also regulate their differentiation.) Children's ...
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YM BIOSCIENCES REPORTS DAIICHI-SANKYO ENROLLS FIRST PATIENTS IN PHASE II, FIRST-LINE LUNG CANCER TRIAL WITH NIMOTUZUMAB

... A combined group analysis of the nimotuzumab arms vs. the non-nimotuzumab arms demonstrated a significant difference in overall survival (p = 0.0018) favoring nimotuzumab. The addition of nimotuzumab did not add to the toxicities of either regimen, with no Grade III/IV skin toxicities observed. The trial dem...

Neptune Products to be commercialized by BAYER HealthCare

...ayer is among the world's largest marketers of healthcare products," she added. "Through the capabilities, reputation and commitment of its partners favoring growth, Neptune leverages and maximizes value by opening doors for future product and business development opportunties developed by Neptune and its p...

NIMOTUZUMAB DEMONSTRATES EFFICACY IN RANDOMIZED HEAD & NECK CANCER STUDY WITHOUT THE TOXICITIES ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER EGFR DRUGS

...l. A combined group analysis of the nimotuzumab arms vs. the non-nimotuzumab arms demonstrated a significant difference in overall survival (p=0.0018) favoring nimotuzumab. The addition of nimotuzumab did not add to the severe toxicities of either regimen, with no Grade 3-4 skin toxicities observed. The resul...

Shire begins the year with a strong performance

...e, the primary endpoint was not met. An exploratory, predefined analysis of secondary endpoints showed differences of nominal significance favoring larazotide acetate over placebo for anti-TTG antibodies at all three doses tested and for gastrointestinal symptom scales at the 1 mg dose...

Beckman Coulter Announces First Quarter 2009 Results

...utious in their capital spending. Extremely strong cash instrument sales throughout 2008 will make for a difficult comparison in 2009. A product mix favoring higher margin recurring revenue and a sharp focus on operating expense management should allow us to deliver on our earnings goals." Recent Deve...

InterMune Reports Results of Two Phase 3 CAPACITY Studies of Pirfenidone in IPF

...int of both studies was not met. Analyses of pooled data for the pre-specified secondary endpoints of both CAPACITY studies showed a treatment effect favoring pirfenidone on three: PFS (p = 0.029); Categorical FVC Change (p = 0.003) and Six-Minute Walk Test distance (p = 0.004). While the studies were not p...

Quota-Based Compensation Plans Outpace Ranking Plans

...ww.zsassociates.com ), finds that an increasing number of companies - in pharmaceutical/biotech, medical products and high technology industries - are favoring quota-based compensation plans over ranking plans. Ranking plans pay sales representatives and managers based on how they performed compared to thei...

DuPont Reports First Quarter Earnings Growth of Over 20 Percent

... first quarter 2007. Agriculture & Nutrition -- Sales increased $433 million, or 18 percent, to $2.9 billion, reflecting strong global demand favoring seed technology and crop protection products. -- PTOI increased 21 percent to $786 million, reflecting increased sales of higher value produ...

Paloma Pharmaceuticals to Present at the American Association for Cancer Research

... angiogenic factors. However, the cancer cell changes this balance by producing angiogenic growth factors in excess of the angiogenic inhibitors, thus favoring blood vessel growth. Cancer cell induced angiogenesis utilizes common pathways of angiogenesis observed during normal vessel growth. Angiogenic factor...

Eisai/Pfizer's Aricept Owns a Dominating 42.4% Patient Share for First-Line Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

...atment of newly diagnosed Alzheimer's disease patients. The new report entitled Treatment Algorithms in Alzheimer's Disease finds that the reasons for favoring Aricept differ between primary care physicians and neurologists. Primary care physicians prefer Aricept over other acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AC...
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Enzyme

... one direction. Rate of enzyme mediated reactions Main article: Rate of enzyme mediated reactions Enzymes can increase reaction rate by favoring or enabling a different reaction pathway with a lower activation energy , making it easier for the reaction to occur. The overall rate of enzyme med...

Natural selection

...s--and that has provoked the most profound opposition. Some groups prefer to believe in divine intervention or guidance of the process, such as those favoring the Intelligent design school of thought. In addition, many theories of Artificial selection have been proposed to suggest that economic or soci...
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Heterozygote

... heterozygote genotype has a higher relative fitness than either the homozygote dominant or homozygote recessive genotype. This selection favoring the heterozygote is one of the mechanisms that maintain... Online Medical Dictionary and glossary with medical definitions ... Heterozygote : A ...
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