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2009-02-18 09:06:25

A research project at Rice University has brought scientists to the brink of comprehending a long-standing medical mystery that may link cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and perhaps even Alzheimer's disease. And for that, we can thank the rat.The recent paper in Artery Research by Rice evolutionary biologist Michael Kohn and his team reports they have found that common rats with a genetic mutation have developed a resistance to rat poison, aka warfarin. That's good news for the rats,...

2008-10-31 15:00:26

Vitamin E has been found to decrease cardiovascular risk, but high doses of vitamin E also result in an increase in nose bleeds, U.S. researchers said. Maret Traber of Oregon State University said that vitamin E has been heralded for its ability to reduce the risk of blood clots, heart attack and sudden death, however, vitamin E promotes bleeding by interfering with vitamin K, which is essential in blood clotting. Traber reviewed vitamin E studies and said one of the most compelling...

2008-10-21 06:00:23

Rive Technology, a developer of catalyst technology for the petroleum refining industry, has announced that it will commence operations of a 10,000-square-foot R&D facility in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey in November 2008. Rive Technology said that it develops proprietary zeolite catalyst technology that expands characteristically small zeolite pores to enable the conversion of inexpensive, heavy crude oil into valuable, refined products such as transportation fuel. Larry Evans,...

2008-10-17 03:00:05

A high daily dose of a vitamin K supplement did not protect against age-related bone mineral density decline, Canadian researchers said. However, it may help with preventing fractures or cancers, study leader Angela Cheung said. In a randomized controlled trial, Cheung and colleagues at the University of Toronto had 440 postmenopausal women with osteopenia -- bone mineral density lower than normal -- to receive either 5 mg of vitamin K or a placebo daily for two years. Two hundred and...

2008-10-06 15:00:07

DULUTH, Ga., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Metametrix Clinical Laboratory (http://www.metametrix.com/), a leader in nutritional and metabolic testing services, announced the introduction of the Vitamin K Assay. This latest testing profile measures a functional marker of Vitamin K, undercarboxylated osteocalcin. As one of the first commercial laboratories to offer this type of vitamin K assessment, Metametrix continues its leadership and innovation. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that...

2008-06-15 06:00:22

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced updated results from the ongoing, open-label extension study on the long-term safety and efficacy of romiplostim in adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a chronic and serious autoimmune disorder characterized by low platelet counts in the blood. The updated results continue to show that romiplostim increased and sustained platelet counts with extended treatment, and reduced the need for concurrent and rescue ITP...

2007-08-28 15:14:38

PQ Corporation, the chemicals and engineered glass materials company, announced today that Alan McIlroy, currently the company's Vice President of Strategic Planning, has been appointed to the position of Vice President and CFO, effective immediately. He replaces Jim Cox, Vice President and CFO, who will leave the company at the end of September, after a transition, to pursue other opportunities. Mr. McIlroy became Vice President of Strategic Planning in April, 2005 when he joined...

2006-04-11 11:16:52

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Study findings support an association between low blood levels of vitamin K and an increased prevalence of hand and knee osteoarthritis -- the most common form of arthritis, occurring mainly at older ages, in which the cartilage cushioning the joints breaks down over time, leading to pain, stiffness and, often, limited mobility. "We are not yet sure if vitamin K is in fact the cause of osteoarthritis," lead author Tuhina Neogi, from Boston University, told...

2005-08-24 16:48:41

The dietary supplement chitosan shows some promise in treating overweight and obesity but has not been shown conclusively to be an effective weight loss aid, according to a new systematic review of current evidence. The review assessed results of 14 randomized controlled trials that included 1,131 overweight or obese adults. Those who received chitosan (pronounced kigh-toh-san) had an average weight loss of almost 4 pounds more than those on placebo in the short term, and their cholesterol...

2004-11-27 03:00:11

ABSTRACT Vitamin K-dependent proteins, including matrix Gla-protein, have been shown to inhibit vascular calcification. Activation of these proteins via carboxylation depends on the availability of vitamin K. We examined whether dietary intake of phylloquinone (vitamin K-1) and menaquinone (vitamin K-2) were related to aortic calcification and coronary heart disease (CHD) in the population-based Rotterdam Study. The analysis included 4807 subjects with dietary data and no history of...