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Learning to fight an adversary that won't stay down

...s. "The microbes are evolving genetically, and the pharmaceutical companies are evolving chemically; the two don't match," says Dr. Davies, adding that doctors who deal with microbial diseases in hospitals must remain cautious about exposing the bacterial pathogens to the newest and most effective drugs so as to av...

New collaborations offer hope for HIV/AIDS vaccine

... on product development through alliances with the pharmaceutical industry and other research agencies. "At NIH we are attempting to we strike a balance between the time-honored goals of pursuing basic scientific research as the true foundation of all our objectives, and the need for applied research, and novel re...

Urgent measures needed to retain our lead in pharmaceuticals

...portunities for Big Pharma R&D investment made by pharmaceutical companies accounts for 39% of all industry spendin...ised countries. But there is industry concern that pharmaceutical R&D productivity is declining, particularly in Europe." Another speaker at the conference, Dr. Ruth...

UCI researchers identify trigger for onset of Alzheimer's, aiding search for new therapies

...ding has important and useful implications for the pharmaceutical industry in terms of developing drugs that can target beta amyloid as soon as it accumulates within the neurons," said Frank LaFerla, principal investigator of the research project, associate professor of neurobiology and behavior, and co-director of...

New drugs for bad bugs

...can be a maddeningly slow and costly process -- if pharmaceutical companies even bother, says Hartmut Derendorf, cha...d Derendorf, whose work is primarily funded by the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Sankyo. "That may not always be the right place to look. Most infections are no...

NJIT researcher creates opportunities for studying chiral ionic liquids

...alhotra said. "Chirality is the heart and soul of pharmaceutical development and production." Accordingly, because it's possible to synthesize chiral forms of ionic liquids, they hold great promise for advancing basic biomedical research as well as facilitating the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Ionic liquids a...

Biochemists report discovery of structure of major piece of telomerase; implications for cancer

...ive target for development of anti-cancer drugs by pharmaceutical companies. The research, which was federally funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, could have applications for many kinds of cancers. The domain of telomerase whose structure the biochemists have determined...

World's largest scientific society backs green chemistry bill

...sident William F. Carroll, Ph.D. "From redesigning pharmaceutical synthesis to reducing waste, to developing catalysts that improve energy efficiency, green chemistry techniques lead to technology that can be environmentally and economically viable." But "substantial fundamental scientific and engineering challeng...

New 6m biocentre to revolutionise the production of safer medicines

...y new approach to biology which will not only help pharmaceutical companies to develop better drugs, but potentially...systems which will allow University scientists and pharmaceutical companies to understand how every gene in an organism works and reacts. This will provide them with ...

Consortium to create comprehensive tools for uncovering the functions of human, mouse genes

...of the technology ourselves." "In order to advance pharmaceutical science, fundamental tools like RNAi need to be made available and accessible to scientists around the world. We're delighted to help make that possible," said Mark Fishman, president of Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. "The RNAi Consorti...

Drug-resistant bacteria on poultry products differ by brand

...stalled by legal objections from Bayer, one of the pharmaceutical companies manufacturing the drug. In the meantime, two major U.S. poultry producers, Tyson Food and Perdue Farms, separately announced in 2002 that they would immediately stop using fluoroquinolones to treat poultry flocks. One year after the Tyson ...

Two UCSF scientists receive top funding honor from medical institute

...proach is now used by more than 100 university and pharmaceutical laboratories around the world to determine the function of key proteins. Among other chemical-sleight-of-hand techniques, Shokat invented a technique that allows scientists for the first time to pinpoint where small molecules called phosphates attach...

Institute for OneWorld Health awarded Skoll Foundation's Social Entrepreneurship Award

... Francisco, OneWorld Health is the first nonprofit pharmaceutical company in the U.S. and develops new medicines to cure infectious diseases that disproportionately affect the poorest people in the world. OneWorld Health is one of 13 organizations receiving $7.3 million from the Skoll Foundation through an open ...

Student work in human subjects protection sought for FDA conference at UH

...titutional review boards, institutional officials, pharmaceutical research personnel and medical personnel with an interest in human subjects protection. Key figures, offering a wide range of perspectives from the federal government, private industry and academia, will give presentations on topics such as the use...

New hope for Chagas disease treatment

... Argentina. Takeda Chemical Company, the largest pharmaceutical manufacturer in Japan, has patented TAK-187 as a s...ned by the neglect of this tropical disease by the pharmaceutical industry and most academic research centers in Latin America and throughout the world. "Only one per...

Was Agns Sorel, the first official royal mistress of France, poisoned?

...onclusions prematurely. Mercury is also present in pharmaceutical treatments to purge. Scientists found eggs from worms in other parts of her body, as well as remains of a plant used at that period against these worms. This could indicate that she was trying to heal herself by taking medicines and that she ingested...

'Second messenger' NAADP shows fast, dose-related impact on satiety cycle

...Diego (April 3, 2005) One traditional approach to pharmaceutical design uses so-called "first messengers" hormones, other natural facilitators or synthetic products to initiate various cellular cascades for the desired physiological effect. To date, despite concerted efforts at all levels of research, this appr...

Institute for OneWorld Health CEO speaks at 2005 World Life Sciences Forum, BioVision

...s on drug and vaccine development from a nonprofit pharmaceutical company's viewpoint at two events at BioVision. Th...entatives from leading global health, research and pharmaceutical companies involved in vaccines. Addressing 100 of tomorrow's "bioleaders" from leading universitie...

Lewis C. Cantley, Ph.D., receives Pezcoller-AACR International Award for Cancer Research

...of this network is revealing effective targets for pharmaceutical intervention in a wide variety of human cancers." A recipient of numerous awards, Cantley was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999 and to the National Academy of Sciences in 2001. He serves as an associate editor of the Journa...

Clearing the air on airplane cabin air

...f experience providing filtration products for the pharmaceutical and health care industries enabled us to develop the technology for both designing and testing filters for effective protection against microbes in the air." The latest state-of-the-art aircraft including the Airbus 380, which will go into service so...

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