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World-first high blood pressure treatment trialled in Melbourne

A world-first breakthrough to treat high blood pressure has been successfully trialled in Melbourne. The clinical trial showed significant improvement in blood pressure of participants who were given a new catheter-based treatment where blood pressure lowering medication had failed. Director...

Vaccine For Meningococcal Disease Trialled In Western Australia

A vaccine which could protect children from meningococcal disease is being trialled by researchers in Perth. Until now immunization against the disease has not been// available. The researchers, from the Vaccine Trials Group at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and Princess M...

Cytopia Lodges IND for JAK2 Inhibitor CYT387

... where scar tissue develops in the bone marrow. CYT387 is expected to be the second Cytopia developed drug candidate in clinical studies and the first trialled in the United States, with the anticancer vascular disrupting agent CYT997 now in Phase II clinical studies in Australia. Over-activity of the ...

Cardiac patients trial home-based rehabilitation

...latform that could be easily adaptable to the home-based management of other chronic diseases. The cardiac rehabilitation system is currently being trialled with patients from the Metro North Health Service District (HSD) Primary and Community Health Services Program in conjunction with the Prince Charles,...

Australian clinical trials threatened: Jobs and patient access to new treatments at stake

...cipation in trials. Sadly, I suspect it won't be until patients visit their doctors looking for solutions and find out some great treatments are being trialled outside of Australia, that they will realise just what a tragedy the disappearance of trials from this country is. But by then, it will be too late," ...

New technology could revolutionize breast cancer screening

...rld's first radar breast imaging system developed at Bristol University that could revolutionise the way women are scanned for breast cancer, is being trialled at North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT). Professor Alan Preece and Dr Ian Craddock from the University of Bristol have been working for a number of years ...

Ricky Tomlinson Joins Lloydspharmacy Against Coronary Heart Disease

...d summary of the test results. For high-risk customers a support pack is supplied and referral to the GP is recommended. The Heart Healthcheck was trialled in 122 Lloydspharmacy outlets across the country last year and results show approximately 40% of those who had a check were referred to their GP. ...

Invest in a future without dementia

...ted to early diagnosis and identifying those at most risk of dementia. In this way Australians will have earlier access to medications currently being trialled that hold out the prospect of modifying the disease." Projects like the CSIRO Australian Imaging Biomarker and Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing ...

Aussie neuroscientist tests addiction drug

...g, gambling even depression. The drug, marketed as Chantix by Pfizer, has reduced alcohol consumption in laboratory rats by 50 percent and will be trialled in humans next month by Dr Bartlett and Dr Markus Heilig's team in the United States. Chantix latches onto good feeling' receptors in the brain to...

Now Sex Determination of Fetuses in Six Weeks in UK

...a refund for wrong predictions. The concept of an early pregnancy sex test is not new - last year the UK's Institute of Child Health successfully trialled a similar "seven week" test. But this was used for women at risk of having babies affected by disorders that usually only affect boys, such as Du...
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Cytopia Concludes Phase I Oral Trial for Vascular-Disrupting Agent, CYT997

...ncer. The company's lead drug candidate is CYT997, a vascular disrupting agent (VDA) for the treatment of various cancers. It is currently being trialled in Phase II clinical studies. Cytopia is continuing to build on its range of JAK inhibitors and kinase expertise. CYT387, a novel, orally administered...

AFFiRiS Begins Development of a Parkinson's Vaccine

... structures found on harmful fragments of beta-amyloid, which is said to be responsible for Alzheimer's. Both Alzheimer's vaccines are currently being trialled on Alzheimer patients. In October, a licence option agreement worth up to EUR 430 million was concluded with GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals for their fur...
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First genetically-engineered malaria vaccine to enter human trials

...at will be used as a live vaccine against the disease. The vaccine, developed in collaboration with researchers from the US, Japan and Canada, will be trialled in humans from early next year. Malaria kills more than one million people each year and destroys through premature death and disability the equiv...

NPL Cavimeter receives 2009 UIA Outstanding Product Award

...NPL Cavimeter, which, when used with the cavitation sensor, provides users with real-time indication of acoustic cavitation. Sensor and Cavimeter were trialled by several UK industrial users during the JIP, enabling them, for the first time, to measure the cavitation activity driving industrial processes, rat...

Stem cell breakthrough gives new hope to sufferers of muscle-wasting diseases

...archers say. The research team, which is based at UNSW and formerly from Sydney's Westmead Children's Hospital, adapted a technique currently being trialled in bone marrow transplantation. Adult stem cells are given a gene that makes them resistant to chemotherapy, which is used to clean out damaged cells ...

Trailblazing rural community shows green heating oil a viable option

...Norfolk and blended with conventional heating oil by Pace Fuelcare of King's Lynn, which delivers the fuel to the properties. Fuel blends are being trialled that are equal or lower in carbon footprint than natural gas. Partners in the pioneering project are UEA's Low Carbon Innovation Centre, Norfolk C...

Researchers find chink in the armor of viral 'tummy bug'

...d reproduce rapidly, causing illness," he said. "Rotavirus vaccines are still in their infancy, as problems emerged with the first vaccine that was trialled a number of years ago. While other vaccines are now in clinical use, new directions are required in the development of potential drugs to prevent or t...

New hope for hepatitis C sufferers

...ortion of these are intravenous drug users, with alcohol playing a significant role in disease progression, Dr Beard said. He said vaccines had been trialled for HIV, but with little success. There is antiretroviral treatment but this does not eradicate HIV, it only keeps it under control for a period of ti...

Smarter energy storage for solar and wind power

...d expensive due to high initial cost and short battery life. The Smart Storage technology is based on CSIROs Ultrabattery which has been successfully trialled in hybrid vehicles, Dr Wright said. Extensive technology development is now underway to produce a low cost and easily manufactured deep-cycle station...

Major genetic breakthrough for ankylosing spondylitis brings treatment hope

...marily causing back pain and progressive stiffness. The research, published online today in Nature Genetics, suggests that a treatment currently being trialled for Crohn's disease may also be applied to this disease. Ankylosing spondylitis affects as many as 1 in 200 men and 1 in 500 women in the UK, typic...

Space technology harnessed to search out TB

...rom the Bioinformatics Group at Cranfield University to optimise and validate the technique. In the second year of its development, the device will be trialled in the field, in Zimbabwe, where Dr Corbett is based. "We urgently need an accurate and cost effective method of diagnosing TB," says Dr Corbett, a...
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First genetically engineered malaria vaccine to enter human trials

...at will be used as a live vaccine against the disease. The vaccine, developed in collaboration with researchers from the US, Japan and Canada, will be trialled in humans from early next year. Malaria kills more than one million people each year and destroys through premature death and disability the equiv...

Welcome to the Biofuel Age of Flight

...tion in carbon lifecycle emissions compared to current fossil fuel based Jet A-1. There has been a series of successful test flights, with fuels being trialled from such diverse sources as camelina, jatropha and algae by Virgin Atlantic, Air New Zealand, Japan Airlines and Continental Airlines. Further flight...

Progen Concedes Shareholder Requisitioned Meeting

...r. The company's lead drug candidate is CYT997, a vascular disrupting agent (VDA) for the treatment of various cancers, which is currently being trialled in Phase I and Phase II clinical studies. Cytopia is continuing to build on its range of JAK inhibitors and kinase expertise, with CYT387, a novel ora...

Cytopia and Other Progen Shareholders Maintain Call for Meeting

...ancer. The company's lead drug candidate is CYT997, a vascular disrupting agent (VDA) for the treatment of various cancers. It is currently being trialled in Phase II clinical studies. Cytopia is continuing to build on its range of JAK inhibitors and kinase expertise. CYT387, a novel, orally administere...
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