U.S. Progressing on Swine Flu Vaccine
If viable, ingredients could be sent to manufacturers by month's end, CDC says
SATURDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- A viable H1N1 swine flu vaccine got a bit nearer Friday, with U.S. health officials saying they had two promising candidate viruses for use in such a shot.
"Today CDC ...
Bioniche Phase III Clinical Trial with Urocidin(TM) Progressing Well
BELLEVILLE, ON, May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. ("Bioniche"; TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today provided an update on its Phase III clinical program evaluating Urocidin(TM) in the treatment of bladder cancer. On Marc...
Scientists uncover indicator that warns leukemia is progressing to more dangerous form
Scientists at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, Stanford University School of Medicine and other centers have identified a mechanism by which a chronic form of leukemia can progress into a deadlier stage of the disease. The findings may provide physicians with an...
Bangladesh Progressing But Must Yet Face Challenges In Health Sector
The visiting Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Thoraya A Obaid said that Bangladesh has attained progress //in some sectors, but it still has many challenges to address in the health sector to become an advanced country.
She said that in population controlling, redu...
Patient Safety Technologies Reports Second Quarter Results
...cal institutions are adopting the Safety Sponge((TM)) System as the solution to the problem of retained surgical sponges. We see our unique technology progressing
towards becoming the industry's standard of care. The company recently passed the 500,000 procedure milestone using our Safety Sponge((TM)) System, mo...
Finding key to cancer drug Gleevec's limitations
...nd senior author of the study. Developing a mouse model that closely reproduces the progression of human CML was a 10-year process.
CML is a slowly progressing
disease in which too many of certain white blood cells are made in the bone marrow. It is also called chronic granulocytic leukemia or chronic myeloge...
LSTM leads project to develop HIV/AIDS strategy for Libya
...ave HIV strategies and participate in the international UNAIDS community. We hope this project will also allow us all to better understand how HIV is progressing
in North Africa and hopefully provide us with information about how to better control it."
Lexicon Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of LX2931 in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
...ple secondary endpoints will also be evaluated, including ACR50, ACR70 and DAS28.
In addition to LX2931, Lexicon has two other drug candidates progressing
in Phase 2 clinical trials, LX1031 for irritable bowel syndrome and LX1032 for carcinoid syndrome. Furthermore, LX4211 for diabetes has recently comp...
Fox Chase finds that lung cancer patients respond to erlotinib following cetuximab therapy
... survival time on erlotinib was 2.5 months for all 15 patients.
"It appears that some patients can enjoy durable disease control on erlotinib after progressing
on cetuximab," Borghaei says. He cautions, however, that these data come from a subset analysis and are retrospective, so they are not conclusive, but...
Moores UCSD Cancer Center Luau & Longboard Invitational Celebrates 16 Years of 'Surfing for a Cure' to Raise Funds for Cancer Research
...gy. Approximately 1,000 scientists and staff at the site focus on three areas: Discovering and developing new medicines to treat many forms of cancer; progressing
compounds in the clinic for diseases of the eye (e.g. glaucoma and macular degeneration); and, discovering novel prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines...
Progressing in Medical Technology
ThromboGenics' Microplasmin Phase III Program Progressing According to Schedule
LEUVEN, Belgium, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
- Recruitment on Track for ThromboGenics' Lead Product for the
Non-Surgical Treatment of Eye Disease With No Reported Safety Issues
ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), a biotechnology company
focused on the discovery and d...
Lexicon's Drug Candidate LX1032 for Carcinoid Syndrome Receives Orphan Drug Designation From EMEA
...dentified, additional patients will be added to confirm clinical observations.
In addition to LX1032, Lexicon has three other drug candidates progressing
through clinical development, including LX1031 for irritable bowel syndrome, LX2931 for rheumatoid arthritis, and LX4211 for diabetes. For more infor...
Results From Drug Trials and New Risk Factors Announced at International Alzheimer's Conference
...state Medicare and Medicaid," said William Thies, PhD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer at the Alzheimer's Association. "Fortunately, the field is progressing
and we may soon see changes in the landscape of Alzheimer's diagnosis, care, treatment, and prevention. How fast we get there depends completely on in...
ThromboGenics and BioInvent Start Recruitment of Second 100 Patient Cohort in Phase II DVT Prophylaxis Study With TB-402
... (ISTH) on
July 15, 2009 in Boston.
Patrik De Haes, CEO of ThromboGenics commented, "We are very happy that
this important study with TB-402 is progressing
rapidly. TB-402's profile,
including its novel mode of action, could allow it to address the many
drawbacks associated with current anticoagulant ther...
GeoVax Labs, Inc. Announces Results of 2009 Annual Shareholders Meeting
...tly ongoing and being conducted in collaboration with the U.S. National Institutes of Health-sponsored HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). Planning is progressing
well for initiating a therapeutic vaccination study in people already infected with HIV/AIDS. We are also utilizing our $17 million NIH grant to enha...
Data Demonstrated ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Significantly Inhibited Progression of Structural Joint Damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
... with ACTEMRA 4 mg/kg and 8 mg/kg, respectively, compared with 8 percent of patients treated with placebo plus methotrexate.
"Inhibiting RA from progressing
further by achieving disease remission provides real-life benefits to patients, while at the same time helping them maintain day-to-day function," sai...
Bayer Announces New Data on Novel Anti-cancer Compound BAY 73-4506
...foot skin reaction (HFSR), fatigue, hoarseness, mucositis, diarrhea, anorexia and hypertension. Data presented are based on 38 patients with actively progressing
CRC enrolled in a Phase I study. Patients were treated with BAY 73-4506 at doses of 60 mg, 120 mg, 160 mg, and 220 mg once daily.
About BAY 73-...
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Reports Single Agent Phase 2 Data of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) Further Demonstrating KRX-0401's Activity in the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
...r, as a treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma. Abstract #5034, entitled, "Phase II study of perifosine in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) progressing
after prior therapy (Rx) with a VEGF receptor," was presented earlier today in a poster session at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of ...
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
...following front line treatment is around 30% with a further 20% of patients progressing
at a distant site. The long term loco-regional control rate of 100% combine...ly validated in the clinic, where multiple patients with metastatic disease progressing
at enrollment have been declared disease free. BioVex believes OncoVEX GM-C...
Pharmasset Voluntarily Halts Clinical Studies with Clevudine in Hepatitis B Infected Patients
...will report interim data from the INFORM-1 trial at the upcoming EASL meeting. Pharmasset's unpartnered second generation HCV nucleoside, PSI-7851, is progressing
well in a phase I trial and we expect to report the first antiviral data in the second half of 2009. In addition, we are collecting preclinical data ...
Progressing in Medical Products
External CounterPulsation (ECP) Centers
Description:...od Pressure cuffs) that are wrapped around the patients legs. The vascular networks in the large muscles of patients legs are compressed in sequence, progressing
from the calves upward. Each wave of pressure is electronically synchronized with the patients heartbeat via a microprocessor-interpreted ECG signal,...
Progressing in Medical Dictionary
... to perform the reverse ... Retroviruses sometimes destroy the cells whose DNA they alter, ... Lentiviruses are retroviruses that cause slowly progressing
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and remission (stable or regressing disease) ... What defines a true arthritis remission in rheumatoid arthritis patients? ... Remissio...
...plete Health Guide on Natural Cures for Common Diseases ... This stops bleeding and pain in the case of pyorrhea . ... Pyorrhea is a slowly progressing
disease that can result in tooth loss if not treated. ... As pyorrhea progresses, a patient sees receding gums, loose teeth, ... Read about ...
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
...... Tau forms in CSF as a reliable biomarker for progressive supranuclear palsy . ... Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rapidly progressing
degenerative ... Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Information for Patients and Caregivers (see ... Progressive supranuclear palsy — Comp...
...ologic deficit is due to ... Early carotid endarterectomy after recent neurologic deficit is controversial. ... Patients with unstable or progressing
neurologic deficit were found to have a ... Transient Ischemic Attack, TIA, CITS, Cerebral Infarction with Transient Signs, Reversible Ischemi...
...prosy ... More about Leprosy : Causes and symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prognosis Prevention Resources Leprosy Definition Leprosy is a slowly progressing
Provides care to people around the world with leprosy and related disabilities. Includes news, descriptions of current projects, and information...
...ockers. Women are more likely to develop cataracts than men, and African Americans and ... Cataracts never go away on their own, but some stop progressing
after a ... Up-to-the-minute news coverage of national, regional and international news enhanced with audio and video clips and photo galleries - ...
Acute lymphocytic leukemia
...r of the blood or ... 4.1 Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) 4.2 Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) ... Acute leukemia is a rapidly progressing
disease that affects red and ... Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is the most common form of ... Acute Lymphocytic ... Acute lympho...
Progressing in Biological News
New supplement may help slow sight loss in elderly
...aintained macular pigments.
"Further research is needed to confirm these findings and to identify the numbers needed to treat to prevent 1 case from progressing
from early to late AMD."
Omega-3 fatty acids appear to impact AMD progression
...g-Jung Chiu, DDS, PhD, a scientist in the LNVR and an assistant professor at TUSM. "Our previous research suggests a low-GI diet may prevent AMD from progressing
to the advanced stage. We hypothesize that the rapid rise of blood glucose initiated by high-GI foods results in cellular damage that retinal cells ca...
Rumbaugh's theory links positions of Wilson, Skinner
...re of conceptualizing and empirical research,'" Naour wrote. "It remains to readers whether you are inspired by Haywood to draw upon that springboard progressing
'from simple to complex explanatory principles, and ultimately from attempts to explain simple and single acts to the explanation of complex, creative...
M. D. Anderson gives first Margaret Kripke Legend Award to Margaret Foti
...l Cancer Research. She was promoted four years later, becoming the youngest managing editor of a major scientific journal in the United States. After progressing
through several management roles, Foti was named the first executive director of the AACR.
Under her leadership, AACR has grown on all fronts. The ...
LSTM and UoL secure £1.4m ($2m) to develop new 'magic bullet' antimalarial drug
...elop a drug which works differently.
"Our initial research indicates that if we can knock out this enzyme in the parasite we can stop the disease progressing
through its usual stages within the body thereby eliminating the clinical symptoms of malaria and reducing the possibility of transmission to other pe...
Updated formula measures kidney function more accurately
...y disease does not go away and tends to worsen over time, eventually resulting in kidney failure.
"Because children with CKD are more in danger of progressing
to kidney failure than children with normal kidney function, we decided it was imperative to find an accurate estimate of GFR for children with CKD be...
Shades of 1918? New study compares avian flu with a notorious killer from the past
...r was 1918. The ensuing pandemic claimed up to 100 million victims, most of whom succumbed to severe respiratory complications associated with rapidly progressing
pneumonia. Many died within days of the first symptoms.
In a new study, Carole Baskin, formerly assistant research professor at Arizona's Biodesig...
TECNALIA investigates advanced biomaterials to make more reliable and hardwearing medical implants
...; the new materials will indicate any anomaly and enable the application of preventative therapies; and finally, they will simplify surgical practice, progressing
to minimally invasive surgery and the automation of stages during an operation.
The project will be undertaken by a consortium made up of 15 compan...
Yamanaka eliminates viral vector in stem cell reprogramming
...endent upon viral integration into specific genomic loci that could mediate the genetic switch.
"The iPS field and stem cell research in general is progressing
rapidly," said GICD Director Deepak Srivastava, MD. "But, as Shinya has shown, each step forward reveals a new set of challenges."
Dr. Yamanka's te...
Why some primates, but not humans, can live with immunodeficiency viruses and not progress to AIDS
...the production of specific immune regulatory molecules may explain why some primates are able to live with an immunodeficiency virus infection without progressing
to AIDS-like illness, unlike other primate species, including rhesus macaques and humans, that succumb to disease.
Following the identification of...
Progressing in Biological Technology
DuPont Meeting Significant 2008 Milestones in Progressing Advanced Biofuels
DuPont BioFuels Leader Provides Business Update to Investors
WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Speaking today at an
investor conference, DuPont Vice President & General Manager John Ranieri
said the company's plans to bring its two advanced biofuels programs to
market are on...
InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business Highlights
...the strongest possible file that positions us for potential approval in the first review cycle. Our Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) is also progressing
very well; we had a successful pre-submission meeting with the EMEA in July and we expect to submit the MAA for pirfenidone in the first quarter of 20...
GeoVax Labs, Inc. Provides Clinical Studies Update
...the initial evaluation of safety and immunogenicity of candidate HIV/AIDS vaccines. The results of these trials have merited only five phase 2 trials. progressing
to Phase 2 is a significant step for GeoVax. The first injections for the Phase 2a trial were conducted at the HVTN network sites at the University of...
Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Phase 2 Study Results for Radezolid in Community-Acquired Pneumonia
...d has been shown to be efficacious and appears to have a favorable safety profile compared to other oxazolidinone compounds. We are looking forward to progressing
the development of radezolid with the intravenous formulation in a more complicated disease setting."
CAP Phase 2 Trial Design
Sunesis Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2009
... well as in an ongoing Phase 2 single-agent trial in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.
About Acute Myeloid Leukemia
AML is a rapidly progressing
cancer of the blood characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blast cells in the bone marrow. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society esti...
Santaris Pharma - Interim Report for the Period 1 January to 30 June 2009
... pharmacological studies.
- The Collaboration with the Company's 3rd partner, Wyeth, was
initiated during the first months of 2009 and is progressing
to the plan.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/344344 )
During the first half of 2009 Santaris Pharma...
Lexicon Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of LX1032 in Patients With Carcinoid Syndrome
... the gastrointestinal and possibly other symptoms experienced by these patients.
In addition to LX1032, Lexicon has three other drug candidates progressing
through various stages of clinical development, including LX1031 for irritable bowel syndrome, LX2931 for rheumatoid arthritis, and LX4211 for diabete...
Oncothyreon announces clinical data from three product candidates presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
...nstrated inhibition of PI-3 kinase activity at doses as low as 1 mg per patient.
"We are excited to have seen stabilization of disease in previously progressing
patients, as well as clearcut inhibition of PI-3 kinase activity, even in the early cohorts in this dose escalation trial," said Dr. Kirkman. "We beli...
Beactica Announces Drug Discovery Agreement With Cubist Pharmaceuticals
...ad discovery. The company was spun out of Uppsala University in
August 2006. As well as building collaborations with external companies,
Beactica is progressing
its own drug discovery programmes of small molecule
therapeutics. For more information about Beactica, please visit
http://www.beactica.com . ...
AEterna Zentaris to Present Data Supporting Evaluation of AEZS-108 in Prostate Cancer at Upcoming ASCO Meeting
...re as follows:
Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)
Friday, May 29, 2009
#5034: Phase 2 study of perifosine in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) progressing
after prior therapy (Rx) with a VEGF receptor inhibitor.
Lead Author: Nicholas Vogelzang, MD
Poster Discussion: 5 pm - 6 pm (Level 2, West Hall F5...
Progressing in Biological Definition
...ie out as quickly as they appeared. The surviving species are almost perfectly adapted to the new environment. The rise and fall of new species is now progressing
very slowly, compared to the initial outburst of species.
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...ing and abdominal pain , with lethargy and somnolence a later development, progressing
to unconsciousness and death if untreated.
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to necrosis , infection and gangrene , sometimes requiring limb amputa...
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