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Aeterna Zentaris selects Ergomed to manage Phase 3 clinical study of Macrilen

Aeterna Zentaris selects Ergomed to manage Phase 3 clinical study of Macrilen

Aeterna Zentaris Inc. announced today that it has executed a definitive agreement with Ergomed PLC, pursuant to which Ergomed will manage the new, confirmatory Phase 3 clinical study to demonstrate the efficacy of Macrilen (macimorelin), a novel orally-active ghrelin agonist for use in evaluating adult growth hormone deficiency ("AGHD"). [More]
Weight loss along with vitamin D supplementation reduces chronic inflammation

Weight loss along with vitamin D supplementation reduces chronic inflammation

For the first time, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplementation, has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone. [More]
STAR tumor ablation system reduces pain from spinal tumors, improves quality of life

STAR tumor ablation system reduces pain from spinal tumors, improves quality of life

Many patients with advanced cancers experience significant pain, and the pain caused by metastases (cancers that have spread to the spine) can be excruciating as tumor growth replaces bone. [More]
Cell transplantation researchers successfully treat laboratory rats modeled with severe burns

Cell transplantation researchers successfully treat laboratory rats modeled with severe burns

Cell transplantation researchers have successfully used bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) to treat a variety of diseases and conditions. Now, using injections of MSCs, a research team in Brazil has successfully treated laboratory rats modeled with severe burns. [More]
Cochlear Nucleus 6 Sound Processor approved by FDA for use with Nucleus 22 Cochlear Implant

Cochlear Nucleus 6 Sound Processor approved by FDA for use with Nucleus 22 Cochlear Implant

Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor for use with the Nucleus 22 Cochlear Implant, giving those who have worn cochlear implants from the beginning (over 20 years in some cases) access to the latest breakthroughs in true wireless and automatic hearing. Released in 1985, the Nucleus 22 Implant was the first commercially available multi-channel cochlear implant in the world. [More]
Scripps Florida scientists receive $3.5 million to accelerate development of anti-diabetic compounds

Scripps Florida scientists receive $3.5 million to accelerate development of anti-diabetic compounds

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded $3.5 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to accelerate development of a new class of anti-diabetic compounds. [More]
FDA accepts proposed brand name Invossa for TissueGene-C

FDA accepts proposed brand name Invossa for TissueGene-C

TissueGene, Inc. today reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the proposed brand name Invossa for TissueGene-C, the Company's proprietary product in development for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. FDA's acceptance of the proprietary brand name is subject to the Agency's final determination prior to any approval of the product's Biologic License Application (BLA) and market launch. [More]
Researchers develop new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowire

Researchers develop new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowire

A team of researchers has created a new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowires that can be wirelessly controlled. [More]
Vaxil's ImMucin receives FDA orphan drug designation for treatment of multiple myeloma

Vaxil's ImMucin receives FDA orphan drug designation for treatment of multiple myeloma

Vaxil Bio, a company specializing in the development of immunotherapy-based drugs, reports today that its lead product, ImMucin, has been granted an "orphan drug" designation by the US Food and Drug Administration, for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM). [More]
Near-infrared imaging techniques for visualization of cartilage tissue

Near-infrared imaging techniques for visualization of cartilage tissue

The mainstream techniques for visualization of cartilage tissue in the body are magnetic resonance imaging and computer tomography, but both techniques do not provide optimum quality images. [More]
Study opens new area of discovery for different aspects of cell biology, biomedical research

Study opens new area of discovery for different aspects of cell biology, biomedical research

Every cell in the body uses phosphorylation, the process of adding a chemical tag to control a protein's function and fate, such as when it moves from one part of a cell to another or binds to other proteins. [More]
Analysis of ancient DNA shows that Kennewick Man more closely related to Native Americans

Analysis of ancient DNA shows that Kennewick Man more closely related to Native Americans

DNA from the 8,500-year-old skeleton of an adult man found in 1996, in Washington, is more closely related to Native American populations than to any other population in the world, according to an international collaborative study conducted by scientists at the University of Copenhagen and the Stanford University School of Medicine. [More]
UCSF scientists identify characteristics of progenitor cells

UCSF scientists identify characteristics of progenitor cells

University of California San Francisco scientists have identified characteristics of a family of daughter cells, called MPPs, which are the first to arise from stem cells within bone marrow that generate the entire blood system. The researchers said the discovery raises the possibility that, by manipulating the fates of MPPs or parent stem cells, medical researchers could one day help overcome imbalances and deficiencies that can arise in the blood system due to aging or in patients with specific types of leukemia. [More]
Researchers receive $1.1 million grant to pioneer novel approach to speed bone regeneration

Researchers receive $1.1 million grant to pioneer novel approach to speed bone regeneration

Senior citizens and combat soldiers don't usually have much in common--unless the topic is bone injuries. Among both groups, mending serious skeletal injuries--whether caused by a blast or a common fall--is a costly, complicated challenge. [More]
Study suggests that blood clots in abdominal vein could be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer

Study suggests that blood clots in abdominal vein could be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer

New research published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), concludes that a blood clot in an abdominal vein may be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer. The study also suggests that these clots predict poorer survival in patients with liver and pancreatic cancer. [More]
CellResearch receives new patent approval from USPTO for stem cell technology

CellResearch receives new patent approval from USPTO for stem cell technology

CellResearch Corporation Pte Ltd, a Singaporean company that specializes in stem cell technology, has received approval for its latest patent on 6 May 2015 from the US Patent and Trademark Office. [More]
Researchers track down key gene mutation responsible for causing acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Researchers track down key gene mutation responsible for causing acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Two medical researchers from the Children's Hospital of Michigan and the Wayne State University School of Medicine have published the results of a nearly 10-year investigation that identified a key gene mutation that can trigger acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, and several other types of cancer. [More]
Researchers find new way to potentially stop progression of late-stage cancers

Researchers find new way to potentially stop progression of late-stage cancers

An international research team led by Mayo Clinic oncologists has found a new way to identify and possibly stop the progression of many late-stage cancers, including bladder, blood, bone, brain, lung and kidney. [More]
Improved clinical management results in higher quality of life for patients with neurofibromatosis

Improved clinical management results in higher quality of life for patients with neurofibromatosis

A genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF) causes benign tumors to grow on the brain, spinal cord, and other parts of the nervous system. [More]
Study suggests that dried plums may help support healthy bones

Study suggests that dried plums may help support healthy bones

The International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis brings together the best scientific minds in bone health research and nutrition. Current research presented at the 2015 Ninth ISNAO has added to the increasing body of evidence that suggests dried plums (prunes) help to support healthy bones and may even promote attainment of peak bone mass. [More]
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