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How bacteria exploit a chink in the body's armor


Scientists have discovered how a unique bacterial enzyme can blunt the body's key weapons in its fight against infection. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Newcastle University in the U.K. are investigating how infectious microbes can survive attacks by the body's ...


Guarana found to have higher antioxidant potential than green tea


The millions of people who consume green tea all over the world benefit from the catechins it contains. Catechins are a class of chemical compounds with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, among other healthy ingredients. Researchers at the University of São Paulo's Public Health ...


Apeiron initiates clinical study to investigate prevention of radiation-induced skin damage in breast cancer patientes


Apeiron Biologics AG announced that a clinical trial has started with the agent superoxide dismutase (project APN201) to investigate its potential for prevention of radiation dermatitis in breast cancer patients. Apeiron announced that a clinical trial has started with a liposomal topical ...


Apeiron acquires rights to new clinical stage project


APEIRON Biologics AG announced that, as part of its effort to broaden its current project portfolio, it has concluded an agreement with Polymun Scientific GmbH granting Apeiron exclusive rights to recombinant human Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD). SOD, a naturally occurring enzyme with important, ...


Researchers discover genetic link between both types of ALS


Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have discovered a link between sporadic and familial forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Researchers found that a protein called FUS forms ...


Tiny particles can deliver antioxidant enzyme to injured heart cells


Researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed microscopic polymer beads that can deliver an antioxidant enzyme made naturally by the body into the heart. Injecting the enzyme-containing particles into rats' hearts after a simulated heart attack reduced the ...


UMMS researchers isolate first 'neuroprotective' gene in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Genetic variant associated with an increase in survival by 14 months


A genetic variant that substantially improves survival of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, has been indentified by a consortium of researchers led by John Landers, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Robert Brown, MD, DPhil, Chair and ...


Amorfix successfully completes ALS drug discovery program

Amorfix Also Achieves Third and Final Milestone Under Biogen Idec Agreement


Amorfix Life Sciences announced that it has achieved the third and final milestone under the 2006 research, investment and option agreement with Biogen Idecto discover novel treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS - Lou Gehrig’s disease). “The successful completion of the research ...


Amorfix Life Sciences and Dr. Cashman receive Canadian government grant to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease


Amorfix Life Sciences and the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced a research collaboration to develop Alzheimer's treatments based upon the discovery of misfolded superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) protein in the brains of people with Alzheimer's Disease. The research will be aimed at ...


ActivBiotics' Intellectual Property Assets, Including Drug Product Candidates, Sold for $3.5 Million


Joseph F. Finn, Jr., CPA, the Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors of ActivBiotics, announced the completion of the sale of ActivBiotics intellectual property assets for $3.5 million. The assets consisted of 1) Rifalazil, a Phase II antibiotic, 2) a library of novel rifamycin compounds, and 3) a ...


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