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Researchers find how some antibiotics kill bacteria

...ia parasites depend on. "It's the kind of drug the pharmaceutical business wants to produce," Artsimovitch said. "They're looking for the broadest range of antibiotics possible. Rifamycins would be ideal drugs if we could figure out how to get rid of resistance."...

Patents for protein biomarker Discovery

... now able to operate on the world's most important pharmaceutical markets offering a proprietary platform for the discovery of protein biomarkers. The patent protection is an important milestone which opens up new opportunities for the marketing of our services and for the out-licensing of our technologies to partn...

New type of rejection blocker protects kidneys after transplant

.... In addition, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, the pharmaceutical company that developed belatacept, is conducting phase III clinical trials of the drug for kidney transplants. UCSF also is participating in that trial. RESEARCH RESULTS Belatacept is an injectable protein, one of a group of experimental drugs call...

'Switchable' solvents make chemical manufacturing more environmentally-friendly

...environmentally-friendly way to make chemicals for pharmaceutical and other industries, such as plastics, pesticides, dyes and fragrances....

Unexpected features of anthrax toxin may lead to new types of therapies

...ht disarm the toxin," says Young. Rainey adds, "A pharmaceutical agent that keeps the receptors locked in their original position may render the anthrax toxin harmless." Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis. It is most commonly found in such animals as cat...

NIH, UNC scientists find anti-cancer drugs might work in treating deadly aging disease

...illness that would otherwise get no attention from pharmaceutical companies due to the tiny numbers of children afflicted." The next step will be to test the enzyme inhibitors in mouse models of the disease which already have been made, Cox said. If those experiments succeed, then scientists could start clinical tr...

SciFinder 2006 launches powerful new substance search capablities

...ation tool and part of the process of chemical and pharmaceutical research. For the first time, scientists exploring the CAS Registry of 26 million organic and inorganic chemical substances can retrieve "similar substances" to foster new ideas and directions in drug discovery and other fields of scientific inquiry...

International stem cell meeting in Kobe, Japan

...lin, Germany was founded in 1991 by Schering AG, a pharmaceutical company located in Berlin, Germany. It is the aim of the ESRF to build bridges between basic and applied research. To fulfill this goal, the ESRF organizes international scientific workshops on hot topics in biomedical research. 60 workshops have bee...

A picture of progress: PET imaging and biomarkers explored at ACS meeting

...gn a randomized clinical trial of a new therapy, a pharmaceutical company often will recruit thousands of participants. However, success rates for some of the new, and more targeted, drugs only range from 20 percent to 60 percent of those research subjects. By using PET imaging to screen potential participants for ...

Activated vitamin D and NSAIDs form one-two punch against prostate cancer cells

...y help to keep the NSAID family of drugs among the pharmaceutical choices for the prevention and treatment of cancer. This list includes ibuprofen, indomethacin and naproxen, in addition to other so-called COX-2 inhibitors linked to increased risk for cardiovascular disease, including Vioxx and Celebrex. "NSAIDs ha...

Cancer drug target Chk1 may also be source of drug resistance

...to help academic researchers and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies design drugs that combat cancer using this checkpoint protein, but with fewer side effects. Robert Abraham, Ph.D., former director of The Burnham Institute's Cancer Center and now vice president for oncology research at Wyeth Pharmaceutica...

UT Southwestern researchers develop screening test for cells that activate immune system

...Dr. Takashima. The DC biosensor system should help pharmaceutical and biotech companies sift through large numbers of chemicals for ones that tell the dendritic cells to launch the immune response. It may also prove useful in identifying biothreat agents because it detects infectious pathogens with high sensitivit...

Formula against infertility

...g has also become important since the Berlin-based pharmaceutical company opened its research center in Kobe in 2004. "The RIKEN CDB was one of the reasons why we located our Japanese research center in Kobe," emphasized Gnter Stock, symposium president and member of the Board of Executive Directors at Schering. "T...

Johnson & Johnson names selection committee for Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

...r. Per Peterson, chairman, research & development, pharmaceutical group at Johnson & Johnson, Dr. Harlan Weisman, company group chairman, research & development, pharmaceuticals at Johnson & Johnson, and Dr. Theodore Torphy, corporate vice president, science and technology at Johnson & Johnson, includes: Dr. Arv...

University of Kentucky awarded $6 million for GDNF and related research

...hat the decision was largely a result of a nervous pharmaceutical industry haunted by the specter of the Vioxx lawsuits. CBS also uncovered video footage in which an Amgen executive stated that the treatment in its current incarnation, a complex procedure involving deep brain surgery, would not be a money maker for...

Innovating through e-Science

...e the use of e-Science techniques in the field. A pharmaceutical company is using an output of the Discovery Net project to speed up the process of drug discovery Results will be presented from the first use of UKLight, the UK's national switched circuit optical network. Journalists are invited to attend an info...

Purdue scientists see biochemistry's future - with quantum physics

... vast group of candidates, a process that can cost pharmaceutical companies years of work and millions of dollars. "Whereas we have had to be satisfied with observing the chemistry in living things and describing it afterward without complete understanding, we are developing computational tools that can predict wha...

Understanding IGF-1: Jefferson researcher sees drug potential in targeting enzyme

...r approaches will work in humans. In the meantime, pharmaceutical companies continue to pursue potential drugs and small molecules that target the IGF-1 receptor, and still seek Dr. Baserga's help....

Science on the Grid: e-Science projects deliver for science, industry and engineering

...enerated by high throughput devices. Several major pharmaceutical companies are using an output of the project to extract knowledge about potential new drugs from the data generated by these devices. Researchers in geohazard modelling and systems biology are also among those using DiscoveryNet outputs. CombeChem ha...

Cell signaling discovery yields heart disease clues

... that could be something of importance in terms of pharmaceutical intervention at a later date."...

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(Date:7/28/2014)... Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard ... will be commercialized by a newly formed private ... and personalized medicine products. The announcement ... of Technology Development (OTD) and the start-up Emulate ... automated human Organs-on-Chips platform. , "This is ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... that nicotine and cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, can ... in smoke. , The carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone or NNK is ... ends up in the tobacco smoke. Once inhaled, it ... is activated by a variety of enzymes called Cytochrome ... nicotine can partially interfere with the activation of NNK, ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range ... the first time that any mayfly belonging to the genus ... The new species, called Labiobaetis soldani , "is named ... to the understanding of the Ephemeroptera of Palaearctic and Oriental ... the new mayfly in the Journal of Insect Science ...
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