Cerebral vasospasm is a common and potentially catastrophic delayed complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding into the cerebral spinal fluid and usually is due to rupture of a brain aneurysm or to head trauma.
According to the latest statistics from the WHO, there are currently around 35 million people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, Parkinson’s disease, the most common motor disorder, affects about 0.1% to 0.2% of the western population.
TTP LabTech has announced a high throughput solution for chemotaxis research using the Acumen eX3 microplate cytometer and the iuvo Chemotaxis Assay Plate from BellBrook Labs.
Lonza now offers a broad selection of cryopreserved primary human diseased airway cells including, bronchial epithelial and smooth muscle cells, and lung fibroblasts from both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthmatic donors.
Cardialysis and Sticares InterACT announced that they have entered into a strategic collaboration to provide drug development consulting services in the field of cardiovascular and metabolic medicine.
AIKO Biotechnology announced the appointment of industry veteran Jim New, Ph.D., to the newly created position of chief executive officer.
Dyax Corp. and CMIC Co., Ltd, announced an agreement to develop and commercialize subcutaneous DX-88 (ecallantide) for the treatment of hereditary angioedema and other angioedema indications in Japan.
Avila Therapeutics, Inc. announced that it has initiated a phase 1 clinical trial to assess the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetic profile of AVL-292, a novel, orally available, covalent drug that targets Bruton’s tyrosine kinase.
A break in the two chromosomes has given scientists a break in finding a new gene involved in puberty, Medical College of Georgia researchers report.
Northwestern University researchers have taken another step towards realizing a new class of polymerase chain reaction enzyme mimics, opening the door for the development of highly sensitive chemical detection systems that go beyond nucleic acid targets.
Drug companies have not only sponsored the science of a new condition known as female sexual dysfunction, they have helped to construct it, in order to build global markets for new drugs.
Research ethics review committees often require all women of childbearing age who enroll in clinical trials to use contraceptives to protect against a developing fetus being exposed to potentially harmful drugs.
The new health care law could make it difficult for companies like McDonald's to continue offering limited insurance coverage to their low-wage workers.
Johnson & Johnson executives and the Food and Drug Administration both shouldered the blame for a secret recall in which hired contractors quietly bought up defective painkillers to clear them from store shelves.