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First Reproducible Cloning Of Mammals From Adult Cells Reported In Nature
...n of reproductiveand DNA preservation research for pharmaceutical
and agricultural purposes.ProBio has acquired licensing rights and research funding obligations fromthe University of Hawaii, and holds patents in the area of mammalian researchand for technologies in the related fields. More information on the compa...
Putting Down Your Roots: How Plants Know To Do It
...ve tremendous implications for theagricultural and pharmaceutical
industries," says Dr. Fink. "Currently, mostherbicides are developed by trial and error. Compounds first are tested fortheir ability to kill weeds, and then later tested--often for years--to ensuretheir safety in animals. Often the most effective one...
New Office For Technology Development Hopes To Attract New Companies To Dallas
...s, begin the patent process andinitiate deals with pharmaceutical
companies. The current workload of the staff precluded being available to workproactively with investigators on such things as marketing a project andpackaging related technologies to increase their values, said Stone, a professorof internal...
University Of Texas Southwestern Researchers Find Genetic Switch That Explains Effect Of Exercise On Muscles
...orks the same inhumans and if it can be used for a pharmaceutical
solution for those unable toexercise. Other researchers involved in the study were internal medicine postdoctoralfellows, Dr. Eva Chin and Dr. Weiguang Zhu; Dr. Eric Olson, chairman ofmolecular biology and oncology, director of the Nancy B. and Jake ...
UCSF Researchers Identify Molecule Involved In Early Stage Of Atherosclerosis In
...vessel wall," said Charo. "This should encourage pharmaceutical
companies toramp up their efforts to find an antagonist for this receptor." Researchers have long known that the movement of monocytes, a type of whiteblood cell, into artery walls is an early step in the development ofatherosclerosis. And cell cultu...
NIEHS Finds Protein That Counteracts Inflammation And Wasting That May Target
Rheumatoid Arthritis And Crohn's Disease
...ans. "We're exploring a partnership with a pharmaceutical
company to developdrugs based on our discovery of TTP's role in regulating TNF," Dr. Blackshearsaid. "This new understanding of TTP's function could improve our ability totreat patients with a number of serious diseases, so we want to put thisknowle...
Phase III Results Suggest Potent Antiviral Activity For Vertex And Glaxo Wellcomes Second-Generation HIV Protease Inhibitor Agenerase TM
...from VertexPharmaceuticals. Glaxo Wellcome is the pharmaceutical
industry leader in HIVresearch and therapies. The company currently manufactures and markets Epivirand Retrovir, as well as Combivir(r) (lamivudine/zidovudine) which combinesEpivir and Retrovir into one tablet. Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (N...
University Of California-San Francisco Researchers Report Test That Detects Prion Diseases, Illuminates Novel
Findings About Infectious Prions
...plied to commercial testing ofmeat, biological and pharmaceutical
products. "This is an extremely exciting scientific breakthrough," said the leadauthor of the study, Jiri Safar, MD, an associate adjunct professor of neurologyat UCSF. "We still have some scientific aspects of the assay to resolve, but wea...
Researchers Grow Healthy Human Placental Cells For Drug Research
...cental functions better, as well as provide the pharmaceutical
industry with the means to assess the use of drugs during pregnancy. This work may aid the development of drugs that treat complications of pregnancy, such as infections, hypertension, seizure disorders, and metabolic diseases. It...
Virginia Tech Scientists Studying Cells From Extreme Environments
...or long periods of timewhile remaining viable; and pharmaceutical
drugs could be given an almostindefinite shelf life. "The ability to withstand UV radiation is extremely important," Potts says."Finding the mechanism for this protection could be very useful in protectingother types of cells from this type of radiat...
Scientists Sequence Chlamydia Trachomatis Genome
...st to diagnose theillness has been developed. The pharmaceutical
industry has made a safe andeffective single-dose oral therapy. NIAID-funded researchers have used thesenew tools to document the enormous problem in adolescent populations and to showthat early screening and treatment for chlamydial infection can p...
University Of Chicago Professor Wins $50,000 Bristol-Myers Squibb Award For Distinguished Achievement In Infectious Disease Research
... replication--including aprotease enzyme that many pharmaceutical
companies are currently testing as atarget for an anti-herpes drug. "But the genes that aren't essential to replication are equally as important asthose that are," he says. "They create an environment in which the virus canreplicate efficiently. Th...
First Derivation Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Reported In Science
...nic stem cells also represent a new technology for pharmaceutical
research and development. Geron plans to generate a variety of different cell types for use in drug screening and toxicology testing. In addition, hES cells can potentially be engineered to create in vivo models of human disease for drug developmen...
Quicker Implementation Of Research Results
...on processes, and hence are of majorimportance for pharmaceutical
and medical research. Scientists at the University of Leipzig also look into "Phenomena atminiaturisation boundaries". How do the physical properties of differentmaterials change when they become smaller and smaller, i.e. when they changefrom macrosc...
Tumor Protein Structure Found At Cornell
...ug fits into the protein, is an important step for pharmaceutical
designers tosynthesize better drugs, Clardy says. Interfering with the blood flow into the tumor prevents growth. However, Clardywarns, "We need to be cautious and not get our hopes too high." Severalresearch groups are trying to figure out how Met...
New Company Formed Through Licensing Of Cardiac-Hypertrophy Technology From Texas Institutions
...cted considerable interest from leadingbiotech and pharmaceutical
companies, so I believe that we will be able to buildManTex into the leading biotech company in cardiac therapy," Friesen said. Dr. Dennis K. Stone, vice president for technology development at UTSouthwestern, said formation of ManTex represents...
Cutting The Time And Cost Of Developing New Cures: Lord Sainsbury Launches World's First Biomedical Accelerator Mass Spectrometer In York
...The AMS can investigate large numbers of drugs for pharmaceutical
companies, significantly speeding up drug developm...ive than traditional methods. "For the first time, pharmaceutical
and other biomedical research companies all over the world can access a technique which will speed u...
Researchers Announce Breakthrough In Transgenic Animal Technology
...es into the animals allows them toproduce specific pharmaceutical
proteins in their milk, from where it can beextrac...s by this route are farlower than more traditional pharmaceutical
production methods, using largeculture vessels or bioreactors. The PNAS article describes a new met...
Severe Pain Following Shingles Safely Relieved In Clinical Trial Of Anti-Convulsant Drug Gabapentin
...cularly for theelderly. And it should also inspire pharmaceutical
companies to look for newtreatments that are effective and well tolerated." The eight-week clinical trial involved a total of 229 PHNsufferers. Patients were asked to rate the effect of gabapentin or a matchingplacebo on their pain, mood and ...
Leibniz Prize Winners 1999 - Most Highly Endowed German Promotional Prize For
...culable application potential for the chemical and pharmaceutical
industries. Dr. Fürstner has already received four offersof chairs in his discipline from German and foreign universities. Professor Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Graf (50), Protestant Theology, University ofAugsburg (DM 1.5 million) Friedrich Wilhelm Gr...
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