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Americans' Pessimistic View of Accident Prevention Poses Hurdle to Reducing Injuries, Survey Says

Poll Shows Nearly 1 in 3 Believe Nothing Can Be Done 2 to 1 Rank Accidental Injury Over Crime as Greatest Risk to Well-Being CHICAGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly one in every three Americans believes nothing can be done to prevent accidental injuries, posing a major obstacle to ...

Major Hurdle towards Development of Bird Flu Vaccine in India.

Scientists at the High-Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal have finally helped to materialize India's dream of developing an effective poultry vaccine against// the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus last month. However, several obstacles lay in the path of finding a company to manufacture the vac...

Incompatible Blood Groups Not A Hurdle For Kidney Transplant

Doctors in Melbourne Australia have performed the first incompatible blood group kidney transplant.// The doctors from the Royal Melbourne hospital have performed a kidney transplant despite the donor and recipient having incompatible blood groups. It was explained that Davorin Gelemanovic, 2...

TB: Hurdle To Indian Economy

Indian economy is deeply affected by tuberculosis, which claims more than 500,000 lives every year thereby taking away the productive years// of infected people, according to an official statistics. According to documents available with the health ministry, TB is killing more adults than any o...

A new study surpasses Gene Therapy Hurdle

According to researchers at Hopkins University, they have found a way to use blood stem cells to make genetic changes in the immune system, surpassing an obstacle to certain forms of gene therapy. The implications, biologist Lingho Chengh range from improving the body's immune response to developi...

Knowing What to Look for Can Aid in Proper Diagnosis & Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

...ith brain injuries. In his book, The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Workbook (New Harbinger Publications, 2004), Mason explains that often the biggest hurdle to treating mild traumatic brain injuries is getting the diagnoses. MTBI's are frequently hard to diagnose because of the individualized nature of the...

Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute Announces Diagnostic Screening and Clinical Research Collaborations With Response Genetics, Inc.

...d Kathleen Danenberg, Response Genetics' president and CEO. The lack of biospecimens from Lung Cancer patients with advanced disease is a major hurdle to advancing the state-of-the-art in applying individual tumor characteristics to the real-world management of patients. In response to this systemat...

UK Court of Appeal Rules in Smith & Nephew's Favour

...d and subsequently won by Smith & Nephew with today's Court ruling. "This favourable ruling for Smith & Nephew clears a major legal hurdle in the UK allowing us to offer our customers the breadth of NPWT products with proven clinical efficacy," said Robin Carlstein, Senior Vice President ...

Rare sheep could be key to better diagnostic tests in developing world, says Stanford study

...low cost by quickly identifying bacteria to tailor cost-effective antibiotic use a precious commodity overseas." Now, said Baron and Yeh, the only hurdle is getting the sheep to the labs that need them. Two veterinary labs in Botswana already provide hair sheep blood to local labs based on Baron's initi...

Racial Clusters Seem to Affect Access to Colon Care

... from county to county," Hayanga said. "Some counties have much more than they need, and others have much less than they need. There is a geographical hurdle that has to be overcome, and it has to do with the way racial groups are clustered." Blacks are more likely than other Americans to die of colorect...

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SIGA Passes First Hurdle with Lassa Fever Antiviral ST-193

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2007 - SIGA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGA) announced today the successful results of a proof of concept guinea pig trial of its lead Lassa fever virus drug, ST-193. This study was conducted under Biosafety Level 4 conditions at the U.S. Army Medical Research I...

Micromet's Blinatumomab Achieves Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 Study with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Patients

...interim data showing an MRD response rate above 80% significantly exceeds the rate which was considered to be clinically meaningful and was set as the hurdle for the achievement of the primary end point," said Micromet's Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Carsten Reinhardt, M.D. "We are now lo...

ViroPharma Announces Discontinuation of HCV-796 Development

...re undertaken to determine a clear path forward for HCV-796; however, the risk associated with potential hepatotoxicity ultimately posed too high of a hurdle to merit further development." The companies will ensure that patients enrolled in the ongoing Phase 2 study will continue to receive the current st...

Cytokine Demonstrates Oral Efficacy of Small-Molecule MIF Inhibitors

..." Dr. Whitacre adds: "The inhibitors were especially effective in treating disease that had already started, which is traditionally the most difficult hurdle for a new therapy. We are very encouraged by these results." The arthritis experiments were conducted under the guidance of Drs. Thais M. Sielecki an...

CEL-SCI Secures Manufacturing Facility for Multikine Cancer Drug

...with BioRealty, Inc. will allow us to keep the marketing rights, thereby giving our shareholders the greatest value creation. Now that the significant hurdle of manufacturing has been tackled, we are able to focus on getting Multikine through Phase III, and ultimately to patients." Stan Wendzel, Managing D...

Study Demonstrating Aeolus Compound's Neuroprotection in Parkinson's Disease Published in the Journal of Neuroscience

...reatment for PD and other neuro-degenerative diseases. The Potential for AEOL 11207 in Parkinson's and other Neurodegenerative Diseases A major hurdle to the treatment of chronic neurodegenerative diseases is the development of efficacious and bioavailable therapeutic agents that permeate the blood-b...

Preclinical Study Finds Protease Inhibitor-Resistant HIV May Have Reduced Potential to Develop Resistance to Panacos' Bevirimat

... highly conserved among HIV strains. While resistance tends to develop eventually to all HIV inhibitors, the new study suggests there may be a greater hurdle to bevirimat resistance development in patients with PI-resistant virus. These patients represent one of the major groups who could potentially benefi...
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Manchester clears first hurdle in €170 million biobank building boom

The University of Manchester has been successful in gaining major European Union funding to begin joint planning of how millions of biological samples, such as DNA, can be managed and made available to research scientists across Europe. The Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research (CIGMR)...

Scientists overcome nanotech hurdle

When you make a new material on a nano scale how can you see what you have made? A team lead by a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences research Council (BBSRC) fellow has made a significant step toward overcoming this major challenge faced by nanotechnology scientists. With new research publish...

In diatom, scientists find genes that may level engineering hurdle

MADISON Denizens of oceans, lakes and even wet soil, diatoms are unicellular algae that encase themselves in intricately patterned, glass-like shells. Curiously, these tiny phytoplankton could be harboring the next big breakthrough in computer chips. Diatoms build their hard cell walls by layin...

Gene therapy for blindness clears hurdle in mice

University of Florida researchers have used an experimental therapy in mice to shut down a gene that plays a crucial role in a leading cause of inherited blindness. The technique, detailed in an upcoming issue of Vision Research, involves injecting the eye with a bit of genetic material called in...

Columbia research lifts major hurdle to gene therapy for cancer

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered a way to overcome one of the major hurdles in gene therapy for cancer: its tendency to kill normal cells in the process of eradicating cancer cells. In a new study published in the Jan. 25 issue of the Proceedings of the National Aca...

Hatchery fish may hurt efforts to sustain wild salmon runs

...reproduce in the wild could be gradually reducing the fitness of the wild populations with which they interbreed. Those hatchery fish provide one more hurdle to overcome in the goal of sustaining wild runs, along with problems caused by dams, loss or degradation of habitat, pollution, overfishing and other ...

MIT reels in RNA surprise with microbial ocean catch

...change their protein expression. That same sensitivity makes some of these creatures exceedingly difficult to grow in lab cultures. To overcome the hurdle of quickly collecting and filtering microbial samples in seawater before the microbes change their protein expression, the research team collaborativ...

Magnetic nano-'shepherds' organize cells

...r author of the paper. "The next step is to see if the spatial arrangement of these cells in three dimensions will promote vascular formation. A major hurdle in tissue engineering has been vascularization, and we hope that this technology may help to address the problem." ...

New high-throughput screening technique makes probing puzzling proteins possible

...molecules that inhibit the activity of enzymes that play critical roles in diseases such as cancer, advancing potential drug treatments. One major hurdle in protein research, though, is that developing conventional substrate assays and related tools demands knowledge of the molecules with which a given ...

Mount Sinai Hospital researcher makes stem cell breakthrough

...o deliver the required genes, a method that carries the risk of damaging the DNA. Dr. Nagy's method does not require viruses, and so overcomes a major hurdle for the future of safe, personalized stem cell therapies in humans. "This research is a huge step forward on the path to new stem cell-based thera...
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Terrosa Technologies Assigned as Exclusive Reseller for Inclinicalperform CTMS/SaaS Clinical Trials Collaboration Software

...other leading clinical software programs, we realized that the cost of implementation and lost time for stakeholders to learn new programs was a large hurdle to overcome when you bring new systems online. We designed our software to be implemented quickly and easily understood by clinical operations end use...

MIT reels in RNA surprise with microbial ocean catch

...change their protein expression. That same sensitivity makes some of these creatures exceedingly difficult to grow in lab cultures. To overcome the hurdle of quickly collecting and filtering microbial samples in seawater before the microbes change their protein expression, the research team collaborativ...

Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P. Announces Overwhelming Support to Remove the Board of Directors of Avigen, Inc. at Special Meeting of Stockholders

...maximize the return to stockholders. Since the removal of the Board required the affirmative vote of 66 2/3% of the outstanding shares -- a very high hurdle -- the existing Board will remain in office and manage the liquidation. Mark Lampert, BVF Founder and President stated, "This is a great day for ...

Neogen Reports Record Third Quarter

...ter due exclusively to inventory consolidation and reduction at Neogen's largest distributor. However, in the third quarter, Neogen cleared the final hurdle to sell its new BetaStar(R) US dairy antibiotic test by receiving an approval from the FDA and milk shippers organization. Approval of the BetaStar US...

Heptares Secures GBP21 Million in Series A Fund Raising to Accelerate Development of Pipeline of Small Molecules Against High-Value GPCR Drug Targets

...sing modern drug discovery techniques. Heptares' StaR (Stabilised Receptor) technology platform enables the Company to overcome this technology hurdle by engineering and purifying GPCRs in stable and functional conformations that retain their drug-binding characteristics. The Company can then apply c...

Capture of nanomagnetic 'fingerprints' a boost for next-generation information storage media

... In the race to develop the next generation of storage and recording media, a major hurdle has been the difficulty of studying the tiny magnetic structures that will serve as their building blocks. Now a team of physicists at the University ...

New catalyst paves the path for ethanol-powered fuel cells

...density. In addition, with some alterations, we could reuse the infrastructure that's currently in place to store and distribute gasoline." A major hurdle to the commercial use of direct ethanol fuel cells is the molecule's slow, inefficient oxidation, which breaks the compound into hydrogen ions and ele...

Researchers: Molecular forklifts overcome obstacle to 'smart dust'

...ge or signs of poor health in the blood. Now, University of Florida engineering researchers have tapped the working parts of cells to clear a major hurdle to creating such "smart dust." The feat, which signifies a new approach to technology known as the "lab on a chip," is to be reported Sunday in the jo...

SAFC Hitech(TM) Successfully Demonstrates Device-Quality GST Precursors For Phase Change Memory Applications

...cal properties of each metal precursor to enhance efficiencies at the desired growth parameters. "Variations in cracking efficiencies were one major hurdle that we had to overcome," explained Kanjolia. "After extensive work to synthesise a number of different chemicals and characterize their physical prop...

Half of Surveyed Physicians Expect to Replace Between 6 Percent and 15 Percent of Their Sustiva Prescriptions with Isentress

...sm test prior to prescribing," said Sylvia Eash, Ph.D., analyst at Decision Resources. "To expand the use of their drugs and overcome this substantial hurdle to wider uptake, marketers of CCR5 antagonist drugs should actively support the development of a low cost test that delivers fast and accurate results...
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