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FDA Reports New Risks Posed by Anemia Drugs

ESAs can spur faster cancer growth and earlier death, agency says THURSDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies offer further evidence of the health risks posed by the anemia drugs known as erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), U.S. officials announced Thursday. The stud...

Study Focus on Environmental Hazards Posed by IT Scraps

When people think of climate change, they usually focus on cars or factories. Yet a study commissioned by chipmaker AMD has shown that 14 large-scale //power production plants must run worldwide just to provide electricity to computer centers. Then there are millions of PCs in private or corpo...

Threat posed by highly resistant strains of TB

An article published online this week in The Lancet warns that tuberculosis (TB) programs and HIV programs may face a threat from tuberculosis strains //that are resistant to both first-line and second-line drugs. The study conducted by a team of researchers from the United States and South A...

1957-58 Flu Pandemic Can Provide Clues to Planning for h1n1

...t, nonprofit organization of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) whose mission is to strengthen national security by reducing the risks posed by biological attacks, epidemics, and other destabilizing events, and to improve the nation's resilience in the face of such events. ...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Vytorin and Zetia Makers Settle Class-Action Suit With Proposed $41.5 Million

...ed the combination-drug, Vytorin was actually less effective in reducing arterial plaque buildup than Zocor alone. The study also showed that Vytorin posed serious safety concerns. Plaintiffs claim the drug makers did not disclose the results of this study and instead sought to delay and conceal the nega...

No Link Found Between Birth Anesthesia and Learning Issues

...IQ records of 5,320 children born between 1976 and 1982 to mothers in Olmsted County, Minn. Not only did they find that anesthesia use during delivery posed no threat to the babies, but the researchers also determined that babies whose mothers had received an epidural anesthetic (which numbs the lower part...

Synthetic biology -- opportunities and risks

...onomic and ethical issues is crucial for the success and acceptance of this new technology. With a joint position paper on the opportunities and risks posed by synthetic biology, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), acatech (the German Academy of Science and Engineering), ...

Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection

...ted last year, demonstrated that successful treatment of such genital herpes lesions with the drug acyclovir does not reduce the risk of HIV infection posed by HSV-2 ( http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2008/hptn039.htm ). The current study sought to understand why this is so and to test an altern...

Webinar Offers Tips for Meeting Compliance Communications and Provides HRCI Credit for Human Resource Professionals

... Increasing challenges posed by more complex compliance regulations and rapidly shifting benefits programs. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) August 1, 2009 -- M...

Alternative Therapies for Fighting Eczema Hold Promise, But Dermatologists Caution They Are No Substitute for Proven Medical Treatments

...ncy, and contaminants could cause health problems or drug interactions could occur when used with other medications. "The biggest risk posed by alternative medicines is worsening symptoms due to delayed treatment. In my practice, most of my patients have used some form of alternative therap...

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Corgenix, Tulane Announce Award of NIH Grant Extending Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Product Development Program

...esigned for field deployment offer the public health and scientific communities a powerful tool to accurately assess the true disease burden and risks posed by Lassa and other especially dangerous pathogens, while collaterally improving upon their treatment and ultimately prevention." Lassa fever, a s...

Calixa Therapeutics Announces Positive Phase 1 Results for CXA-101, a Novel Intravenous Cephalosporin Antibiotic with Excellent Anti-Pseudomonal Activity

...llas Pharma Inc. in 2007. CXA-101's potent in vitro activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa has the potential to address the unmet medical need posed by this very problematic gram-negative pathogen, which is a common cause of serious infection associated with high morbidity and mortality. Nonclinic...

R&D Spending by U.S. Biopharmaceutical Companies Reaches Record Levels in 2008 Despite Economic Challenges

...d of medical innovation, and throughout the country, we remain committed today to finding tomorrow's cures, despite the incredible challenges that are posed by the current economy." Record investment in R&D is leading America's biopharmaceutical companies toward record levels of clinical testing o...

Sequoia Pharmaceuticals Presents In Vitro and First-in-Human Data Supporting Further Development of SPI-256, a Novel Investigational Protease Inhibitor

...istance. Through in vitro resistance selection experiments, when scientists at Sequoia attempted to propagate HIV in the presence of SPI-256, the drug posed a markedly higher barrier to developing resistance than atazanavir and lopinavir. Resistance to SPI-256 required the accumulation of multiple primary ...

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation's Tissue Bank Consortium May Solve Dire Problem in Pediatric Cancer Research

...ses that could lead to treatment and cures for these types of cancer, where survival rates are unacceptably low and neurocognitive and other damage is posed by today's treatment options. "The need for this approach is nearly palpable among pediatric oncologists who specialize in brain and spinal cord tum...

MTV and SpinVox Partner to Launch First Ever Integrated Voice Powered Cause-Related Social Networking Campaign 'Stand By What You Say'

...night stands' and 'condoms' will act as conversation starters and encourage debate among global youth audience. Different themes and questions will be posed throughout the campaign to keep the contributions coming. "MTV is proud to be a part of this innovative campaign," said Bill Roedy, CEO, MTV Network...

Schering-Plough Highlights PEGINTRON(TM) and Boceprevir Data Presentations at European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) Annual Meeting

... the outlook for HCV treatment in the future. Following the scientific presentations, the faculty will engage in a panel discussion based on questions posed by the symposium attendees, providing an opportunity for dialogue around the most urgent issues facing HCV-treating clinicians today. About Hepatiti...

ViroPharma Announces Discontinuation of HCV-796 Development

...ficant activities were 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 r...

Inclinix Announces New Patent for Expert System Platform

... advertising answer questions on a Web site or when interacting via phone with Inclinix TeleMEDICINE(TM) Contact Center representatives. The questions posed to respondents determine if the respondents fit the inclusion and exclusion criteria from the trial sponsor, usually a pharmaceutical company. ESP d...

Siemens Showcases Its Most Comprehensive and Advanced Breast Care Portfolio

... Automated Breast Ultrasound System* provides a fast, cost-effective, patient-friendly solution, especially when it comes to overcoming the challenges posed in imaging and screening of dense breast tissue. Unlike conventional ultrasound acquisition techniques where the user moves a transducer over the brea...
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Point Of Care Testing (POCT) Information System

Description:... POCT, which includes bed side and near patient testing is growing 13 to 17% a year. This growth has posed unique problems for hospitals and clinical laboratories by shifting workflow and quality responsibility to decentralized areas focused on patient care...
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Pesticides

...ides ? ... Are some pesticides safer than others? What about pest control devices? ... Protects public health and the environment from the risks posed by pesticides and promotes safer means of pest control. pesticide ( ) n. A chemical used to kill pests, especially insects. pesticidal pes ' t...
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Anthrax attack posed greater potential threat than thought

A new study shows that more people were at risk of anthrax infection in the Oct. 2001 attack on U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle's office than previously known. The research is published in the January 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. On the other hand, the study shows, pr...

1 in 6 health workers won't report in flu pandemic -- study by Ben-Gurion U. researchers

...s and develop strategies for improving worker response." According to the survey, public health workers who were both "concerned" about the threat posed by a pandemic, and who were "confident" that they could fulfill their response roles and have a meaningful impact on the situation, were 31 times more...

121 breeding tigers estimated to be found in Nepal

...achment, poaching and illegal trade, the present numbers is a positive sign, but we can't remain unworried. The declining numbers in western Nepal has posed more challenges, needing a concerted effort to save this charismatic endangered species focusing on anti-poaching and illegal wildlife trade." Th...

Baylor researchers unravel mystery of DNA conformation

...lular stresses involved in doing its job? That was the problem that Zechiedrich and her colleagues tackled. Their results also addresses a question posed by another Nobel laureate, the late Dr. Linus Pauling, who asked how the information encoded by the bases could be read if it is sequestered inside th...

Medical use for waste television screens

...use in biomedicine. The latest research is a development from a long term project, funded by the Technology Strategy Board, examining the problems posed by LCD waste in which the University of York is a partner. ...

Telomeres resemble DNA fragile sites

...a discovery that unveils a new replication problem posed by telomeres. At the center of the discovery is... time. The only other known replication problem posed by telomeres was solved in 1985 when it was shown ...ten during every cell division. The second problem posed by telomeres, the so-called end-protection problem...

Investing wisely to save the Great Barrier Reef

... takes into account all of the factors that determine the priority areas for spending such as ecological values of the reef, tourist visitation, risks posed by agricultural run-off, land use and availability of improved land management practices. Leading scientists from CSIRO, James Cook University, Aus...

Athletes, spectators faced unprecedented air pollution at 2008 Olympic Games

...cepted for many years. The studies were initially prompted due to traditionally high levels of air pollution in Beijing and the potential risk they posed to athletes and spectators, Simonich said. The city of 17 million people is surrounded by mountains in several directions that trap air pollutants, an...

Siberian jays use complex communication to mob predators

...s adjust their mobbing calls depending on both these factors simultaneously. According to the study, both factors matter since they determine the risk posed by the resting predator. "The chatter of mobbing jays is rather complex. The birds use over a dozen different calls, some of which are specific for...

In the turf war against seaweed, coral reefs more resilient than expected

...eefs have been relatively lucky so far, but there is no reason for complacency." The study team noted that while their analysis suggests the threat posed by macroalgae has been exaggerated, individual case studies such as the degradation of Jamaican reefs have been invaluable warnings of the consequence...

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Biomodels Expands Efforts in Cancer Supportive Care, Pulmonary Fibrosis; Preclinical Research Organization Names Dr. Stephen T. Sonis as Partner

... "I look forward to our continued development of innovative models that expedite the clinical development process, especially to meet the challenges posed by regimen-related toxicities of cancer therapy," he added. Biomodels is internationally known for its work in developing predictive animal...

ALS Therapy Development Institute, the World's Largest Non-Profit Biotech, Appoints Steve Perrin, Ph.D., as Chief Executive Officer

...ludes small molecules, gene therapy, protein biologics and stem cell projects. This multi-faceted approach is designed to meet the unmet medical need posed by ALS by considering an array of therapeutic options in a centralized manner at the Institute's high-tech research facility in Cambridge, Massachuset...

Former EPA official calls for new environmental and consumer protection agency

...g Nanotechnologies. "Today, agencies like EPA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission lack the resources and tools needed to address the challenges posed by products enabled by advancing nanotechnology and synthetic biology." In the report's preface, first EPA administrator William D. Ruckelshaus poin...

Health Strategies Group Expands Focus of Pharma Sales Force Effectiveness Service Under New Vision and Name

...ure-oriented business vision and renamed the group Strategic Selling Outlook. The goal of these changes is to help clients address the complex issues posed by today's selling environment and to anticipate and successfully navigate the selling environments of the future. "The world is changing dramati...

New Weapon in BioDefense Research: NanoLogix Kit Speeds Rapid Diagnostics of Anthrax and Bubonic Plague

... strategy. In the event of future attacks such as occurred in 2001, the hope is that the BNP's(TM) ability to assist in determining the threat posed by biologic agents will contribute to a more rapid diagnosis and response. About NanoLogix NanoLogix is a biotechnology company focused pri...

New study indicates smallpox vaccination effective for decades

...irus neutralizing activity than single vaccination. Writing in the article, Dan L. Longo, MD, National Institute on Aging, states "A major question posed today is whether those individuals vaccinated 40 or more years ago would be protected in the event of smallpox exposure. This may be a critical questi...

Neogen Reports Record Third Quarter

... LANSING, Mich., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG ) announced today that despite obstacles posed by the declining global economy, its third quarter revenues increased 11% to $27,840,000, a record third quarter for the 26-year-old company, compared...

R&D Spending by U.S. Biopharmaceutical Companies Increases 3 Percent in 2008

...d of medical innovation, and throughout the country, we remain committed today to finding tomorrow's cures, despite the incredible challenges that are posed by the current economy." Record investment in R&D is leading America's pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies toward record leve...

Ethical evaluations of nanotechnology

...nd Technology is considering legislation that will strengthen federal efforts to learn more about the potential environmental, health and safety risks posed by engineered nanomaterials, as well as the ethical and societal aspects of the technology. Nanotechnology is an emerging technology that promises to ...

New study indicates smallpox vaccination effective for decades

...irus neutralizing activity than single vaccination. Writing in the article, Dan L. Longo, MD, National Institute on Aging, states "A major question posed today is whether those individuals vaccinated 40 or more years ago would be protected in the event of smallpox exposure. This may be a critical questi...
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Glycomics

... An article on glycomics appeared New Scientist 26 October , 2002 . It provides a broad insight into some of the challenges and opportunties posed by glycomics, as of 2002. ...

Signal transduction

... no effect or else to act as inhibitors . Most extracellular chemical signals have affinity for water and are unable to penetrate the oily barrier posed by the membrane that surrounds cells. A common kind of extracellular signal is nutrient . In complex organism this includes the ligands responsible ...
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Secondary oocyte

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Minicircles

...these minicircles are supercoiled and non-catenated (13) ... Its minicircles encode classical guide RNA genes (14), which serve for editing ... posed of thousands of catenated minicircles ranging in size from ... minicircles encode gRNAs, which are complementary ... Concatenation of minicircles...
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