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2014-03-07 12:25:28

TBG and TNIB join forces to address the critical need for quality treatments to combat chronic, life-threatening diseases in developing countries around the world MINNEAPOLIS and ORLANDO, Fla., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brewer Group, Inc. ("TBG") a global investment advisory firm, today announced a new strategic partnership with TNI BioTech, Inc. ("TNIB") (OTCQB: TNIB), a biotechnology company pioneering the development of innovative therapies for autoimmune diseases by...

Critical Link Between Obesity And Diabetes Identified
2014-03-07 09:09:00

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Working via the immune system, the RBP4 molecule leads to inflammation of fat tissue and increased risk of diabetes It's by now well established that obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes. But what exactly is it about extra body fat that leads to insulin resistance and blood glucose elevation, the hallmarks of diabetes? Over the past several years, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) endocrinologist Barbara Kahn, MD, has developed...

2014-03-03 08:30:54

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (TASE:CFBI), (NYSE MKT:CANF), a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, today announced the addition of a key opinion leader, medical and industry expert, Dr. Lee S. Simon, as consultant to assist in the regulatory and clinical development of the company's CF101 rheumatoid arthritis program. The need to bring Dr. Simon on board...

2014-02-28 13:39:01

Study helps explain chronic inflammation in autoimmunity and cancer Activation of beta-catenin, the primary mediator of the ubiquitous Wnt signaling pathway, alters the immune system in lasting and harmful ways, a team of Chicago-based researchers demonstrate in the February 26, 2014, issue of Science Translational Medicine. An increase in beta-catenin in certain types of T cells—a class of white blood cells—causes chronic inflammation in the intestine and colon, eventually leading...

2014-02-26 23:33:54

The new “Autoimmune Disease Treatment” writing on the website Vkool.com covers natural ways to treat autoimmune diseases effectively. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 The new “Autoimmune Disease Treatment” article on the site Vkool.com delivers to readers easy tips to cure autoimmune disorders. The report is divided into two main sections. In the first section of the report, people will get to know common causes of autoimmune diseases, such as family history, hormonal status,...

2014-02-24 08:28:17

First Administration to Human Subjects of a New Protein Class, Physiocrines SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- aTyr Pharma, a rare disease therapeutics enterprise, announced today the first administration of Resokine IV to healthy human volunteers. The study is being conducted in healthy male and female volunteers in the European Union. aTyr plans to develop Resokine IV as a potential therapeutic for rare disorders where a patient's immune system is imbalanced. Resokine belongs...

2014-02-24 08:05:42

IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) This discovery clears the path to developing more efficient vaccines against meningitis and pneumonia, responsible for the death of millions of children every year Researchers have discovered the presence of a novel subtype of innate lymphoid cells in human spleen essential for the production of antibodies. This discovery, published in the prestigious journal Nature Immunology, clears the path to the identification of novel strategies...

2014-02-11 16:25:01

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TNI BioTech Inc., (OTCQB:TNIB) a biotechnology company pioneering the development of?innovative therapies for autoimmune diseases by combating these fatal diseases through the activation and modulation of the body's immune system, today announced that it received notification from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") that the SEC has completed its review of the Company's Form 10 registration statement, effectively clearing...

2014-02-05 08:29:22

Strategic Business Leader Brings Complementary Product Commercialization and Rare Disease Expertise SAN DIEGO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- aTyr Pharma ("aTyr"), an innovative biotherapeutics enterprise, announced today that Frederic Chereau has joined aTyr as president and chief operating officer. Mr. Chereau has more than 20 years of experience in bringing new rare disease products to market and has held key leadership positions at Shire and Genzyme. Mr. Chereau's appointment will...

2014-02-04 16:29:30

Lupus Research Organizations Welcome Big-Science Push to Drive New Therapies for Lupus Patients NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) and the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) are proud to join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) launched today to speed new paths to treatment for lupus and autoimmune diseases. The new $230 million collaboration will harness the collective knowledge and resources...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.