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Single enzyme necessary for development of diabetes

WASHINGTON, DC – August 14, 2014 – An enzyme called 12-LO promotes the obesity-induced oxidative stress in the pancreatic cells that leads to pre-diabetes, and diabetes. 12-LO's...

Injected Bacteria Shrink Tumors in Rats, Dogs and Humans

A modified version of the Clostridium novyi (C. novyi-NT) bacterium can produce a strong and precisely targeted anti-tumor response in rats, dogs and now humans, according to a new report from Johns...

RTI International develops novel lung-on-a-chip

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Researchers at RTI International, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have developed a new lung-on-chip microdevice for...

Ebola Protein Blocks Early Step in Body's Counterattack on Virus

One of the human body's first responses to a viral infection is to make and release signaling proteins called interferons, which amplify the immune system response to viruses. Over time, many...

HIGHLY DRUG RESISTANT, VIRULENT STRAIN OF PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA ARISES IN OHIO

WASHINGTON, DC – August 11, 2014 – A team of clinician researchers has discovered a highly virulent, multidrug resistant form of the pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, in patient samples...

Bioengineers Make Functional 3D Brain-Like Tissue Model

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (August 11, 2014) --The human brain remains one of the least understood organs in the human body, because of its complexity and the difficulty of studying its physiology in...

In search for Alzheimer's drug, a major STEP forward

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a new drug compound that reverses the brain deficits of Alzheimer's disease in an animal model. Their findings are published in the Aug. 5...

TSRI Laboratories Perform Crucial Research in Development of Promising Ebola Virus Treatment

TSRI Laboratories Perform Crucial Research in Development of Promising Ebola Virus Treatment LA JOLLA, CA – August 5, 2014 - Laboratories at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) are...

A Vaccine Alternative Protects Mice Against Malaria

A study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers found that injecting a vaccine-like compound into mice was effective in protecting them from malaria. The findings suggest a...

Soligenix Advances Development of a Heat Stable Rapidly Acting Anthrax Vaccine VeloThrax

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious...

Orally Delivered Compounds, Which Selectively Modify RNA Splicing Prevent Deficits In Mouse Models Of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the journal Science published results of a preclinical study demonstrating that treatment with orally available RNA splicing modifiers of...

Editing HPV's genes to kill cervical cancer cells

DURHAM, N.C. -- Researchers have hijacked a defense system normally used by bacteria to fend off viral infections and redirected it against the human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes...

C. DIFFICILE VACCINE PROVES SAFE, 100 PERCENT EFFECTIVE IN ANIMAL MODELS

WASHINGTON, DC – July 31, 2014 – An experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of animal models against the highly infectious and virulent bacterium,Clostridium difficile, which causes an...

Scripps Research Institute scientists find new calorie-burning switch in brown fat

Scripps Research Institute scientists find new calorie-burning switch in brown fat LA JOLLA, CA—August 1, 2014—Biologists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a...

Molecule Enhances Copper's Lethal Punch Against Microbes

Newswise — DURHAM, N.C. – Harnessing a natural process in the body that pumps lethal doses of copper to fungi and bacteria shows promise as a new way to kill infectious microbes, a team...

Pepper and Halt: Spicy Chemical May Inhibit Gut Tumors

Newswise — Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that dietary capsaicin – the active ingredient in chili peppers – produces chronic...

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Awards SRI International Contract to Study New Therapies for HIV and AIDS

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has been awarded a new $49 million, seven-year contract with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),...

Celsion Corporation Announces $1 Million NIH, NIBIB - Career Development Award Grant for Glioblastoma Research with ThermoDox® and HIFU

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN), a leading oncology drug development company, announced today that its ongoing collaboration with Dr. Costas...

Neurotrope Enters Collaborative Agreement with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for use of Bryostatin-1 in the Treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C

PLANTATION, Fla., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotrope Bioscience, Inc., a subsidiary of Neurotrope, Inc. (OTCQB: NTRP) has signed a world-wide, exclusive license agreement with the Icahn School...

New technique uses 'simulated' human heart to screen drugs

A Coventry University scientist has developed a pioneering new way – using samples of beating heart tissue – to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials....