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Briakinumab Effective at Clearing Plaques

October 12, 2010 6:54 am | News | Comments

A greater percentage of moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis patients treated with briakinumab, Abbott's investigational IL-12/23 inhibitor, achieved 75% or better skin clearance rates than those treated with etanercept, methotrexate, or placebo.

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Merck Appealing EMA Ruling

October 12, 2010 6:34 am | News | Comments

Merck KGaA has notified the European Medicines Agency of its intention to request a re-examination of the opinion issued by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use regarding Cladribine Tablets for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

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Court Won't Stop Hormone Replacement Lawsuits

October 12, 2010 6:18 am | News | Comments

The Supreme Court won't reconsider a decision to reinstate more than 100 lawsuits filed by women who claimed that hormone replacement therapy caused breast cancer.

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Folic Acid No Help With Heart Disease

October 12, 2010 6:05 am | News | Comments

Use of folic acid supplements appears to lower blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine—theorized to be a risk factor for heart and blood vessel disease—but does not appear to be associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular events, cancer or death.

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Racial Disparities Common in Stroke Treatment

October 12, 2010 6:00 am | by Lauran Neergaard | News | Comments

When her stroke hit, Edna Wooten somehow stopped her car. Then her grown daughter ignored her slurred protests and raced her to the hospital - in time for a drug to dissolve the blood clot causing her stroke.

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Geron Testing Stem Cell Treatment in Humans

October 12, 2010 5:54 am | by Damian Troise | News | Comments

Geron Corp. has begun testing an embryonic stem-cell treatment on a patient with spinal cord injuries, marking the first time such a drug has been used on a human.

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Supreme Court Hearing Vaccine Arguments

October 12, 2010 5:52 am | News | Comments

Parents who say their daughter allegedly suffered serious health problems from a childhood vaccine are trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow them to sue the manufacturer.

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Pfizer Buying King for $3.6B

October 12, 2010 5:48 am | News | Comments

Pfizer Inc., the world's largest pharmaceutical company by revenue, said it will buy pain drug maker King Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $3.6 billion in cash.

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Digital Microscope

October 11, 2010 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keyence Corp.’s VHX-1000 digital microscope successfully integrates many of the optical properties and functionalities of stereoscopes, measuring microscopes, and scanning electron microscopes into an all-in-one.

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Optical/SEM Microscope

October 11, 2010 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

JEOL USA, Inc. and the Japanese AIST have developed the ClairScope, a tool that couples optical microscopy with an atmospheric scanning electron microscope in an open culture system that retains the samples’ native state while under study.

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Optical Microscope Accessory

October 11, 2010 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

VivaTome, an optical microscope accessory from Carl Zeiss and Aurox Ltd., addresses the problem of unwanted blurred information being included with the primary in-focus information from.

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Reading List

October 11, 2010 10:28 am | by Rita C. Peters, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

This month, I am pleased to share with you some features that are in our magazine, and some that are not. Editors are frequently frustrated by the physical limitations of the printed page.

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Final Rule on Clinical Trial Safety Information

October 11, 2010 10:24 am | News | Comments

In late September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule that clarifies what safety information must be reported during clinical trials of investigational drugs and biologics.

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Reading More from Microplates

October 11, 2010 10:12 am | by Mike May, Contributing Editor | Articles | Comments

Many articles describe assays that work in multi-well plates, but without the technology to read the results these assays are of limited benefit to the drug discovery and development process.

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Disposable Dialysis Plates

October 11, 2010 8:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Harvard Apparatus offers the 192-Well DispoEquilibrium DIALYZERS that analyze up to 96 samples simultaneously on disposable dialysis plates.

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