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Amgen investigational therapy, AMG 162, increased bone mineral density with twice yearly injection

...one loss," said Beth Seidenberg, MD, chief medical officer and senior vice president of global development, Amgen. "These Phase 2 results with our investigational agent are very compelling and give us great confidence as we actively enroll and initiate our pivotal trial." The effects of AMG 162 (at 60 mg t...

New Military Biomaterials R&D Center to hold first meeting

... has appointed Dr. David Devore as chief operating officer of the CeBMR. Devore was formerly vice president for Coatings Research at Ciba Specialty Chemicals....

Texas universities expanding new information network

...phenomenal," said Chuck Shomper, chief information officer for the University of Houston, chair of the South East Texas GigaPOP and a member of the LEARN Board of Directors. The LEARN consortium includes more than 30 universities and medical research institutions in Texas, linking them at much higher speed...

Touching research: How white blood cells navigate

...ch gives the cells access to tissue, like a police officer who clears the way for other officers to pursue the target. The physical touching between the cells and the lining is crucial. "This is your first line of defense against disease," says Richard Waugh, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Biomedical Eng...

Men with prostate permalignant lesions have increased likelyhood of invasive prostate cancer

...ce," said Dr. Mitchell S. Steiner, chief executive officer with GTx, Inc. "The next step is to develop an effective therapy for treating high grade PIN, before prostate cancer has a chance to take root. We know that there is a measurable window of opportunity for treatment before the cancer appears. ...

Promising new preventative treatment option for population of men at high risk of prostate cancer

...ty," said Dr. Mitchell S. Steiner, chief executive officer with GTx, Inc. "With no effective treatment options available, doctors and patients often feel defenseless against the onset of prostate cancer. "Fortunately, these results offer a promising new preventive approach to prostate cancer treatment. A che...

Computer models to simulate hypothetical outbreak of avian flu

...sures," said Irene Eckstrand, Ph.D., MIDAS program officer at NIGMS. "Computer models let us envisage the impact of these decisions in a variety of scenarios." The ultimate goal of the project, added Eckstrand, is to identify disease prevention and control strategies that not only contain the virus, but als...

Discovery of real-time natural gas formation offers prospect for renewable energy resource

...r, LUCA Technologies president and chief executive officer commented, "Our research on native coal, water and microbial samples from the PRB has determined that PRB coals can produce natural gas in real time. This finding suggests that the gas in the PRB need not be an ancient remnant of microbial activity, ...

Six reporters reach the 'Pinnacle of Excellence'

...ournalism," noted Alan I. Leshner, chief executive officer at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and executive publisher of its journal, Science . "Further, the winning entries then serve as teaching tools as they are disseminated each year to science-writing programs at universi...

Isotron licenses ORNL cancer treatment technology

...anfred Sandler, a cardiologist and chief executive officer of Isotron. "So we see this as an extremely significant development in the race to cure cancer." Sandler hopes the treatment, which will allow physicians to treat nearly 20 types of cancer, is available by early 2007. Cancers most resistant to con...

Scientists name world's whiffiest cheese

... from France. Dr Stephen White, senior research officer Cranfield University led the study by using an electronic nose as well as a human olfactory panel to sniff out those with the strongest scent. Fifteen cheeses were selected with the help of cheese experts in France and the UK and put through t...

MBL scientists embark on international effort to uncover microbial diversity in world's oceans

...ard Sloan, Jr., then president and chief executive officer of the General Motors Corporation. The Sloan Foundation has been a primary supporter of the ambitious Census of Marine Life project since its inception nearly five years ago. The world's oceans are teeming with microscopic life forms. Most of th...

Findings show how toxic proteins rob Alzheimer's patients of memory

...inberg School of Medicine and now chief scientific officer at Acumen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Caleb E. Finch, professor of biological sciences and gerontology at the University of Southern California, reported the discovery of ADDLs in 1998. Krafft and Finch are co-authors on the Journal of Neuroscience pa...

Conference at NJIT offers tips on ways to commercialize nanotechnology in greater NJ region

...s RoseAnn Rosenthal, president and chief executive officer of Ben Franklin Technology Partners. For more information, visit http://www.njtc.org/events/indevt.asp?dbid=453054772 or call 856-787-9700. The event follows a successful similar meeting held this past October for a similar audience. "The October ...

Indiana University scientists' research success puts Indiana in new stem cell business

... & Co. executive director, is the chief scientific officer of the company. Dr. Yoder, who is the Richard and Pauline Klingler Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and Dr. Ingram, assistant professor of pediatrics, will remain members of the IU School of Medicine faculty. They have ownership positions i...

NJIT hosts Biomedical Engineering Showcase and Career Fair

...d Don Drakeman, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Medarex. There is also a lunchtime panel discussion titled, "New Models for Technology Commercialization Perspectives from Industry and Academia." Ray Thek, an attorney at Lowenstein Sandler, will moderate the panel that includes academics, busin...

Blocking cell signaling can stymie viral infections, study shows

...D. Challberg, PhD, emerging viral diseases program officer at NIAID, write that the technique "would be especially useful in developing countermeasures against newly emerging infectious diseases and those that are introduced deliberately, as in a bioterror attack."...

Gene therapy promising for growing tooth-supporting bone

...istry professor who now serves as chief scientific officer of private tissue engineering firm Ivoclar Vivadent-Dentigenix, was a co-author, as well....

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

...ton, M.D., scientific director and chief executive officer of The Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale, Calif., who recently chaired a panel probing GDNF experimentation for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. "This is additional experimental evidence that suggests that it can be a promisin...

Biomedical showcase March 4 in Bethesda

...re Sid Smith, a former president and chief science officer of the American Heart Association; currently director of the Center for Cardiovascular Science and Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Richard Swaja, senior advisor for biomedical engineering in the National Institutes of...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical Science ... mechanisms of genomic instability and its implications for the ... alumnus to win the Rosenstiel Award; the first, Rod ... is the Charles A. Janeway Professor of Pediatrics and ... investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Boston ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... new study published in Cancer Research shows ... and colon cancers—can promote the development of skin cancers ... and survival of sun-damaged skin cells. , Previously considered ... proteins called sirtuins that help regulate genomic stability and ... SIRT6 helps repair DNA damage, which can lead to ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... questions is how to produce enough food to feed ... and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts that ... years to feed a growing global population, and plants ... food production. Plants—grains, cereals, fruits, vegetables, and more—feed ... research must tap into our knowledge of how plants ...
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