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Existing drug could help treat MS, other neurological diseases

Existing drug could help treat MS, other neurological diseases

Damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS) and other devastating neurological diseases. [More]
Pharmacyclics completes toxicology studies of BTK inhibitor in RA

Pharmacyclics completes toxicology studies of BTK inhibitor in RA

Pharmacyclics, Inc. today announced that longer-term toxicology studies for its newly developed Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor for rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, have been completed. [More]
Palatin introduces clinical trial website in support of bremelanotide phase 3 study for FSD treatment

Palatin introduces clinical trial website in support of bremelanotide phase 3 study for FSD treatment

Palatin Technologies, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics for the treatment of diseases with significant unmet medical needs and commercial potential, today announced that it has launched a clinical trial website in support of its phase 3 reconnect study with bremelanotide for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction (FSD). [More]
Doctoral students of Magicbullet network to develop 'gentle' cancer treatment

Doctoral students of Magicbullet network to develop 'gentle' cancer treatment

Medication that specifically targets cancer cells and delivers its active agent without harming healthy cells - this is what doctoral students of the Magicbullet network will be working on from mid-2015. Bielefeld University is coordinating the programme for the development of "gentle" cancer treatment. [More]
Nicotine metabolite supports learning, memory by amplifying action of primary chemical messenger

Nicotine metabolite supports learning, memory by amplifying action of primary chemical messenger

Nicotine's primary metabolite supports learning and memory by amplifying the action of a primary chemical messenger involved in both, researchers report. [More]

Psychemedics' revenue increases 4% to $6.8 million in fourth quarter 2014

Psychemedics Corporation today announced fourth quarter and year-end financial results for the period ended December 31, 2014. The Company also announced a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share payable to shareholders of record as of February 23, 2015 to be paid on March 6, 2015. This will be the Company's 74th consecutive quarterly dividend. [More]
Alere reports net revenue of $666.9 million for fourth quarter 2014

Alere reports net revenue of $666.9 million for fourth quarter 2014

Alere Inc., a global leader in rapid diagnostics, announced its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. [More]
Study shows that drinking green tea before taking supplements may reduce toxicity risk

Study shows that drinking green tea before taking supplements may reduce toxicity risk

As high doses of green tea extract supplements for weight loss become more popular, potential liver toxicity becomes a concern. In the last decade, dozens of people have been diagnosed with the condition. However, drinking green tea in the weeks before taking supplements likely reduces risk, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. [More]
Cell-penetrating nanoparticles can efficiently transport oligonucleotide drugs into cells

Cell-penetrating nanoparticles can efficiently transport oligonucleotide drugs into cells

Therapeutic oligonucleotide analogs represent a new and promising family of drugs that act on nucleic acid targets such as RNA or DNA; however, their effectiveness has been limited due to difficulty crossing the cell membrane. [More]
Using Cultrex BME 2 reduced growth factor to enable long-term culture of human hepatocytes

Using Cultrex BME 2 reduced growth factor to enable long-term culture of human hepatocytes

AMSBIO reports on the recent publication in Cell [1] by Dr Meritxell Huch, Prof Hans Clevers et al. of ground-breaking research using Cultrex BME2 reduced growth factor (organoid growth matrix) to enable long-term (>1 year) culture of genome-stable bipotent stem cells from adult human liver. These results open up new experimental avenues towards the use of human liver material expanded in vitro as an alternative cell source for disease modeling, toxicology studies, drug testing, regenerative medicine and gene therapy. [More]
Genevac's new SampleGenie 4 for direct concentration of large sample volumes into vials

Genevac's new SampleGenie 4 for direct concentration of large sample volumes into vials

SampleGenie 4 is the latest version of Genevac’s unique technology for direct concentration of large sample volumes into vials, designed for use in the Rocket Synergy Evaporator. [More]
New study may lead to novel drug target for treating lung cancer

New study may lead to novel drug target for treating lung cancer

A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a key enzyme and its associated metabolic programming may lead to novel drug development to treat lung cancer. [More]
Morphine after tonsillectomy may be life threatening for children

Morphine after tonsillectomy may be life threatening for children

Treating post-operative pain with morphine can cause life-threatening respiratory problems in some children who have had their tonsils and/or adenoids removed, new research has found. [More]
INRS researchers to use new specialized equipment to study environmental equity, male infertility

INRS researchers to use new specialized equipment to study environmental equity, male infertility

With the acquisition of new specialized equipment, INRS researchers Philippe Apparicio, Géraldine Delbès, and Maritza Jaramillo and their teams will be able to advance knowledge and train highly qualified people in the fields of environmental equity, reproductive toxicology, and the treatment of infections. They received a total of over $1 million from the Quebec government and the John R. Evans Leaders Fund of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. [More]
UChicago researchers awarded NIH grants to develop novel medications for sleep apnea, asthma

UChicago researchers awarded NIH grants to develop novel medications for sleep apnea, asthma

Two research teams based at the University of Chicago have received prestigious grants from the National Institutes of Health to develop novel medications to treat sleep apnea and asthma. [More]
New study finds no correlation between opioids administered in the ER and patient satisfaction scores

New study finds no correlation between opioids administered in the ER and patient satisfaction scores

A new study co-authored by investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School found that there is no correlation between opioids administered in the emergency room setting and Press Ganey ED patient satisfaction scores, one of the most commonly used metrics for measuring patient satisfaction. [More]

Alere completes sale of Alere Health

Alere Inc. today announced the completion of the previously announced sale of Alere Health and its subsidiaries, which provide leading condition management, case management, wellbeing, wellness and women's and children's health services to regional and local health plans, Fortune 500 employers and state governments, to Optum for $600 million in cash. [More]
Exposure to nanoparticles can play major role in development of cardiovascular diseases

Exposure to nanoparticles can play major role in development of cardiovascular diseases

Nanoparticles, extremely tiny particles measured in billionths of a meter, are increasingly everywhere, and especially in biomedical products. Their toxicity has been researched in general terms, but now a team of Israeli scientists has for the first time found that exposure nanoparticles (NPs) of silicon dioxide (SiO2) can play a major role in the development of cardiovascular diseases when the NP cross tissue and cellular barriers and also find their way into the circulatory system. [More]
More insight into influence of obesity on distribution, elimination of drugs needed, say experts

More insight into influence of obesity on distribution, elimination of drugs needed, say experts

Doctors and pharmacists often do not take obesity into account when prescribing medication. For this, more insight into the influence of obesity on the distribution and elimination of drugs is of the utmost importance. This is emphasized by Catherijne Knibbe in the most recent issue of the Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology. [More]
Palatin begins bremelanotide phase 3 study for treatment of female sexual dysfunction

Palatin begins bremelanotide phase 3 study for treatment of female sexual dysfunction

Palatin Technologies, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics for the treatment of diseases with significant unmet medical needs and commercial potential, today announced that it has started its bremelanotide pivotal registration program. [More]