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Intercell Acquires Cyto's Technology

May 12, 2010 7:25 am | News | Comments

Intercell AG has signed an agreement with Cytos Biotechnology Ltd. to acquire Cytos' platform technology for monoclonal antibody discovery.

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New Drug Type Kills Lymphoma Cells

May 12, 2010 7:11 am | News | Comments

Three researchers who are recipients of a collaborative grant from the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation have developed a new type of drug designed to kill non-Hodgkin lymphoma tumor cells.

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Pentosan Polysulfate Prevents Kidney Damage

May 12, 2010 7:09 am | News | Comments

Anti-inflammatory drugs appear to help block the rapid kidney destruction that can occur with hypertension, Medical College of Georgia researchers report.

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Amish Pediatric Disorder Aids Study of Autism

May 12, 2010 7:05 am | News | Comments

So often the rare informs the common. Penn researchers investigating a regulatory protein involved in a rare genetic disease have shown that it may be related to epileptic and autistic symptoms in other more common neurological disorders.

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Genetic Pattern Predicts Leukemia Relapse

May 12, 2010 7:00 am | News | Comments

A genetic pattern that predicts the likelihood of relapse in patients with one of the most aggressive forms of childhood leukemia has been discovered.

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Gene Variations Linked to Alzheimer's Don’t Predict Risk

May 12, 2010 6:55 am | News | Comments

Although genome-wide analysis identified two genetic variations associated with Alzheimer disease (AD), these variations did not improve the ability to predict the risk of AD.

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Stem Cells Use 'GPS' to Generate Nerve Cells

May 12, 2010 6:42 am | News | Comments

An unknown function that regulates how stem cells produce different types of cells in different parts of the nervous system has been discovered by researchers at Linköping University in Sweden.

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Vaccination Reduces Burden of Childhood Rotavirus

May 12, 2010 6:38 am | News | Comments

Vaccination of infants with Rotarix or RotaTeq significantly reduces the rate of severe rotavirus diarrhea, hospitalizations, medical attention due to rotavirus and severe diarrhea from all causes.

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Monitoring And Control Limits Side Effects Of Angiogenesis Inhibitors

May 12, 2010 6:35 am | News | Comments

A new class of cancer drugs can be used effectively while minimizing hypertensive side effects if patients' blood pressure is closely monitored and controlled, a clinical panel has determined.

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FDA Asks Doctors to Report Misleading Ads

May 12, 2010 6:30 am | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration will begin asking doctors to keep an eye out for misleading drug advertisements as part of the agency's latest effort to police the pharmaceutical industry's multibillion-dollar marketing machine.

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Walgreen To Carry Gene Testing Kits

May 12, 2010 6:28 am | News | Comments

The largest U.S. drugstore chain, Walgreen Co., will start selling genetic testing kits at many of its stores later this month, according to Pathway Genomics, which makes the kits.

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USP Advises New Labeling Rules

May 11, 2010 8:41 am | News | Comments

To promote universal standards for prescription medication labels—and to address the widespread problem of patient misinterpretation of medication instructions—an advisory panel formed by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) recently issued a set of recommendations to bring consistency to labeling on dispensed prescription packaging.

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Accuri Partners With eBioscience

May 11, 2010 8:37 am | News | Comments

Accuri Cytometers, Inc., a life sciences company marketing and producing bench-top flow cytometer systems, and eBioscience, the number two supplier of research flow cytometry reagents, announced that they have entered into a worldwide co-marketing agreement.

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Cytometry Reagents

May 11, 2010 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Cell Lab Signaling Cytometry (Cell Lab SC) line of reagents from Beckman Coulter, Inc., offers a comprehensive set of antibodies for the detection of the phosphorylation state of signaling proteins in cells via flow cytometry.

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Electronic Document Management

May 11, 2010 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Regulatory compliance experts GxPi announce the availability of its leading Electronic Document Management System (eDMS) x-docs as a hosted software service.

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