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Economic realities depleting arsenal of antiparasitic drugs

...stimated 200 million people worldwide. The drug's manufacturer had simply stopped making it in the United States ...parasitic diseases including river blindness. The manufacturer of that drug for veterinary purposes has found it to be so profitable that they have been able to gi...

Avocados contain potent liver protectants

...and by Kagome Co., Ltd., a major food and beverage manufacturer in Japan. Kagome plans to patent the avocado extract and test it on humans in the near future, the researchers say. More than 8,000 research papers will be presented during this year's International Chemical Congress, which is sponsored jointly b...

DOE funds commercialization program for new energy-saving sensing device

... of gas turbine engines and Corning is the leading manufacturer of optical fiber, cable, and photonic products for...communications industry. ABB is the worlds largest manufacturer of power generation equipment. Howmet leads the industries in the manufacturing of precision investm...

Clamshells, wheat and burgers - the next fast-food craze?

...ea. They are "already being used in the U.S. by a manufacturer of potato starch-based clamshells," Nobes said. "But our ingredients, wheat starch and wheat straw, are less expensive." The wheat-based containers have fared well in testing so far, according to Nobes. They keep food warmer and insulate bett...

LabNotes -- research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

...st bad on a burger, it's bad business for the food manufacturer that may have process control problems adversely affecting product quality and manufacturing costs. To ensure puddings, sauces and other fluid products have the viscosity, texture and other characteristics consumers expect, most manufacturers must co...

From nanotechnology to raspberries, Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives

...ponsored by Heart Interface Corporation of Canada, manufacturer of DC-AC power inverter/charger systems for motorhomes and campers. They wanted to run 110V AC outlets in a camper from automotive-type DC batteries, for use when campers are away from electric plug-ins. Then they wanted the batteries to be recharged...

Bioinformatics: The quest for new drugs finds significant profits

...e current situation is analogous to every computer manufacturer using its own operating system, which makes communication between systems exceedingly difficult. "For the field to really progress, different systems developed by different companies must be equally accessible to the most crucial component of computa...

New study expands look at high-dose vitamin D with docetaxel for advanced prostate cancer patients

... treatment of patients with cancer. Aventis is the manufacturer of Taxotere, the brand name of the chemotherapy agent docetaxel. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with approximately 189,000 new cases diagnosed and roughly 30,200 deaths in the United States each year (2002 Cancer Facts and Figures,...

DuPont Chief Science and Technology Officer to address summit during Asia Pacific trip

...entury from its early days in 1802 as a gunpowder manufacturer to today's innovative $35 million DuPont-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alliance to collaboratively advance research and development in materials and biological sciences. Japan Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, North Carolina Governor M...

Researchers question authenticity of new malaria drug

..., may be a fraud. The drug, touted by its Canadian manufacturer Millenia Hope as safe and effective, is already approved for sale by five African nations. However, respected researchers point to a serious lack of basic research on this drug, which is based on a herbal remedy. With one million deaths from malaria ...

Acoustic technique could disinfect medical instruments without heat or harsh chemicals

...ation." They hope to interest a medical equipment manufacturer in commercializing the technique....

Grant funds research to develop microbicide barrier to HIV

...llier said of the Philadelphia-area pharmaceutical manufacturer that specializes in the development of drugs for infectious disease and reproductive health. "There is such a tremendous public health need for this kind of preventive strategy against HIV." Since the federal government published the first report of ...

Medical devices safe, but could be safer with better regulation

... a loose port that could permit contamination. The manufacturer first sent letters to facilities using the scopes. Because these letters were not addressed to individual physicians who use the devices, several institutions, including Johns Hopkins, were not aware that the bronchoscopes had been recalled. A fast...

The human eye can self-correct some optical faults

...esearch institute of the Tokyo-based Topcon Corp., manufacturer of a wavefront analyzer used in the study; and Kelly is a Cornell senior who used the wavefront analyzer as part of her honors thesis by testing the vision of 20 other undergraduate students. Wavefront analysis is a recently developed technique for "...

Hopkins researchers find potential new treatment for children with chronic hepatitis C

...his study was sponsored by Hoffmann La Roche Inc., manufacturer of peginterferon alfa-2a (40KD) (Pegasys). The Digestive Disease Week conference was sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and...

New Zealand biotech: An emerging global presence

...ineering staff, IRL serves primarily as a contract manufacturer to multinationals such as GlaxoSmithKline and biotech firms including ImmunoGen. ( IRL interview opportunity: CEO Denis Malone and Marketing and Sales Director Julian Davies ). Hypoxia-activated prodrugs against solid tumors Proacta Therapeut...

NSF awards $68 million for new engineering centers

...onsortium of semiconductor manufacturers), a laser manufacturer (Spectra Physics), and an advanced optics manufacturer (CDM Optics). Nine additional firms have expressed interest. Outreach will involve year-round res...

Research grants program closing

... Penn., company grew to become the world's largest manufacturer of electrical connectors and connecting devices. In 1991, the foundation made the decision to invest all of its assets in accelerating the emergence of biomedical engineering as a mainstream academic discipline. So far, it has invested more than $72...

Computer model offers new tool to probe Woburn toxic waste site

...setts. In the trial, the jury found one company -- manufacturer of industrial machines W.R. Grace and Co. -- liable for the contamination. The Ohio State computer model, which simulates the movement of a plume of contamination as it spreads underground away from its source, is the most extensive of its kind ever ...

Leading U.S. gun manufacturer joins NJIT to develop personalized handgun

...age Taurus' experience and reputation as a leading manufacturer of small handguns. Their participation is essential to our project with NJIT and reinforces our commitment to create a handgun that offers increased control and security."...

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