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HAMA Blocker

May 3, 2010 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

amsbio has introduced TRU Block, a highly potent reagent that actively blocks the heterophilic antibody (HA) interference in immunoassays including Human Anti-Mouse Antibody (HAMA) interference.

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Gene Mutations Linked to Autism

May 3, 2010 6:44 am | News | Comments

Although there is no known cause of autism, studies have shown that mutations in several genes are associated with the developmental brain disorder. New research has uncovered two additional genes that may be involved with autism.

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Automated Cell-Based ELISA Procedures

May 3, 2010 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Automation Solutions has configured its BioCel System that to allow laboratories to fully automate cell-based ELISA procedures thereby reducing the risk of human error, contamination, and time spent on tedious manual procedures.

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Junk DNA Drives Cancer Growth

May 3, 2010 6:39 am | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Leeds, UK, the Charité University Medical School and the Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin, Germany, have discovered a new driving force behind cancer growth.

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FDA Approves sNDA for CREON

May 3, 2010 6:34 am | News | Comments

Abbott announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the supplemental New Drug Application for CREON delayed-release capsules.

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Successful Phase 3 Trial for Belatacept

May 3, 2010 6:26 am | News | Comments

Two-year results from phase 3 clinical trials show the experimental immunosuppressive drug belatacept can better preserve kidney function in kidney transplant recipients while preventing graft rejection when compared with the standard immunosuppressive drug cyclosporine.

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Study Implicates Rewired Interactions In Cancer

May 3, 2010 6:07 am | News | Comments

Genes interact in complex networks that govern cellular processes, much like people connect a social network through relationships.

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New Tool Enables Wider Analysis Of Deep Sequencing

May 3, 2010 6:04 am | News | Comments

Scientists seeking to understand the machinations of the proteins behind genetics have a powerful new tool at their disposal, courtesy of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Pitt Researchers Explain Omega-3 Abilities

May 3, 2010 5:57 am | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have located a group of new mediators that not only can explain how omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, but also hint at novel treatments for a host of diseases linked to inflammatory processes.

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McNeil Issues Children's Medicine Recall

May 3, 2010 5:49 am | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a health-care company for possible other problems following its recall of more than 40 over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medications.

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FDA Approves Breakthrough Cancer Therapy Provenge

April 30, 2010 10:30 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Dendreon Corp.'s Provenge, a first-of-a-kind prostate cancer treatment that uses the body's immune system to fight the disease received federal approval, offering an important alternative to more taxing treatments like chemotherapy.

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Simulation Software

April 30, 2010 7:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The time-consuming scientific research behind drug discovery can now be accelerated with the launch of AMBER 11, a software tool that enables bio-scientists to harness the power of supercomputing on their desktop PC.

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Biomarker Panel

April 30, 2010 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Beckman Coulter, Inc. introduces Solastra, a comprehensive CE-marked panel of conjugated-antibody cocktails for the characterization of hematolymphoid neoplasia by flow cytometry.

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Commentary: Will Provenge Be New Standard of Care?

April 30, 2010 6:36 am | by Fleur Pijpers, Senior Analyst, Datamonitor | News | Comments

Despite FDA approval, it remains to be seen how frequently Provenge will be used in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), according to a Datamonitor analyst.

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CEVEC and Aragen Sign Strategic License Agreement

April 30, 2010 6:29 am | News | Comments

CEVEC Pharmaceuticals, the developer of a novel human expression system derived from amniocytes, and Aragen Bioscience, Inc., a California-based contract research and development organization, have signed of a strategic license agreement.

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