Arachidonic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid that is present in the phospholipids (especially phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylinositides) of membranes of the body's cells, and is abundant in the brain. It is the counterpart to the saturated arachidic acid found in peanut oil.
A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has identified a new metabolic pathway for controlling brain inflammation, suggesting strategies for treating it.
Ibuprofen, naproxen, and related non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - the subjects of years of study - still have some secrets to reveal about how they work.
University of Kansas scientists have found new evidence that infant formulas fortified with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are good for developing brains and hearts.
A diet rich in omega-3s reduces the severity of brain damage after a stroke, according to a study conducted by Universit- Laval researchers. The team, co-directed by professors Jasna Kriz and Fr-d-ric Calon, showed that the extent of brain damage following a stroke was reduced by 25% in mice that consumed DHA type omega-3s daily.
Over the past decade, much progress has been made regarding the understanding and promise of personalized medicine. Scientists are just beginning to consider the impact of gene-diet interactions in different populations in regards to disease prevention and treatment.
More than one-third of the world's population suffers from hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research has reported that Americans spent $29 billion for non-prescription cardiovascular drugs alone in 2008.
Orexo AB announces today that its partner ProStrakan Group plc has launched Abstral in the United States.
Orexo AB announces the positive outcome following completion of the initial pharmacokinetic trial in the OX51 project. The project is aimed at developing a sublingual dosage form tailored to treat acute intensive pain episodes in relation to care-related diagnostic or therapeutic procedures for patients whom are not receiving sufficient pain relief.
Orexo AB today announces that ProStrakan's partner, Paladin Labs Inc. has been informed by Health Canada, the Canadian Government Department with responsibility for public health, that it has approved Abstral.
Abstral continues to grow strongly and is now also approved in the USA. OX-MPI has made significant progress towards clinical trials and has received its first milestone payment. The three new programs OX219, OX51 and OX27 announced in August 2010 have now all entered the clinical phase.
Orexo AB and Invida Group Private Limited today announced the signing of an exclusive licensing and distribution agreement, covering the Asia Pacific region for Abstral™, Orexo's product for the treatment of breakthrough cancer pain.
The inhibition or removal of an enzyme may prevent or treat ischemic retinopathy by stalling growth of unwanted vessels in the retina, Medical College of Georgia researchers say.
Orexo AB announces today that its partner ProStrakan Group plc has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for Abstral. Abstral is licensed for the treatment of breakthrough pain in cancer patients, 18 years of age and older, who are already receiving, and are tolerant to, opioid analgesics for their underlying persistent cancer pain.
Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and Martek Biosciences Corporation today announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which DSM will acquire all the outstanding shares of common stock of Martek for US$31.50 in cash per share for total consideration of US$1,087 million.
Orexo AB and Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that Boehringer Ingelheim has selected a development candidate resulting from the worldwide exclusive research, development and commercialisation agreement which Boehringer Ingelheim had signed in November 2005 with Biolipox, a Swedish research-based pharmaceutical company acquired by Orexo in October 2007.
Amira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it will present preclinical and clinical data from its DP2 receptor antagonist program on December 17, 2010, at Pacifichem 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The data from Amira's clinical-stage DP2 program will be delivered by Brian Stearns, Ph.D., in a presentation titled "Discovery and optimization of a novel series of DP2 antagonists with efficacy in mouse models of COPD and asthma."
Orexo AB announces that its sales partner in the EU and USA for Abstral, ProStrakan Group plc yesterday issued its interim report, which gave further information on progress with Abstral, Orexo's leading sublingual fentanyl product for treatment of breakthrough cancer pain.
According to research on fatty acids conducted at the universities of Helsinki and Tampere, the consumption of canola-type rapeseed oil decreases the level of fibrinogen detrimental to health in the body. The increased fibrinogen level, caused by an imbalance in essential fats in one's diet, decreases when saturated fatty acids are replaced with rapeseed oil.
If you are one of the millions of Americans with high blood pressure, more help is on the way. That's because a new research study published in the October 2010 print issue of The FASEB Journal shows that a protein, called P450, metabolizes arachidonic acid in our blood vessel walls to create a tiny molecule with a big name-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET)-which in mice, turns off genes responsible for vascular inflammation and ultimately relaxes blood vessels to lower blood pressure. This protein and genes are also present in humans.
Scientists at the Basque Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE) and OWL Genomics Ltd. (Bilbao, Spain), in collaboration with researchers at the INSERM and University Hospitals (APHP Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, Pierre & Marie Curie University Paris and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Nice, University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France), Vanderbilt University (Nashville, US), the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, US), Clinic Hospital and IDIBAPS (Barcelona, Spain) and the Alcalá de Henares University (Alcalá de Henares, Spain) have used metabolomics technology to develop a blood test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) diagnosis.