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2011-10-21 13:39:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Make like a vampire this Halloween and bite cancer back by participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Cancer Bites campaign. Vampire fans are uniting in the fight against cancer by raising money through their personal web pages, where they can post photos of their scariest or kookiest Halloween costumes while raising money from friends and family to support cancer research. Visit www.lls.org/cancerbites to learn more and...

2011-09-12 05:15:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Scientists have found a new way to heighten or restore the potency of a widely-used cancer drug. The drug cetuximab is an antibody that interferes with cancer cell growth by blocking a structure known as the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). The drug is often effective for patients with colorectal cancer and squamous cell cancer of the head and neck, but the benefits typically do no last longer than one year. Some patients do not benefit from the drug at all....

2011-07-28 12:49:08

In humans, inherited mutations in a gene called HPRT1 lead to very specific self-destructive behavior. Boys with Lesch-Nyhan disease experience uncontrollable urges to bite their fingers, slam their arms into doorways and otherwise harm themselves. Puzzlingly, mice with mutations in the same gene don't behave differently than normal mice. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a gene related to HPRT1, present in humans but not in mice that helps explain this...

2011-06-23 00:00:30

Easy Care First Aid Kits to reach all 18 BGCP locations in time for start of busy summer period Littleton, NH (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Tender Corp., a leading developer of skincare and first aid products designed for active lifestyles, today announced that it's donating Easy Care All Purpose first aid kits as well as other essential outdoor safety items to all chapters that make up the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1946, the Boys & Girls Clubs' mandate is to...

2011-06-09 23:36:54

After eight years of work, researchers have unearthed what has been a well-kept secret of our immune system's success. The findings published online on June 9th in Immunity, a Cell Press publication, offer an explanation for how specialized immune cells are able to kill infected or cancerous cells without killing themselves in the process. The focus of the study is a molecule known as perforin, whose job it is to open up a pore in cells targeted for destruction. With that pore in place,...

2011-05-24 06:00:00

MALVERN, Pa., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel small molecule drugs to treat cancer, today announced that is has closed a $6 million investment with new investor Nextech Invest Ltd., a Zurich, Switzerland, based oncology focused venture capital fund. Combined with the $37 million Series C closed during 2010, TetraLogic has raised $43 million in the past year. The company is investing the funds to complete Phase 2a...

2011-05-10 06:00:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, almost five million people are bitten or attacked by dogs. Dog bites are a serious public health problem that can cause both physical and emotional damage to victims and considerable cost to communities. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/statefarm/49907/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110510/MM97545 ) Top 10 states for State Farm Dog Bite...

2011-05-01 00:09:04

Top Prizes for AfterBite® Contest Include Vacations to New Hampshire's White Mountains Region, Outdoor Gear from Eastern Mountain Sports® & Adventure® Medical Kits Littleton, NH (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 Tender Corp., maker of the #1 selling insect bite and sting remedy, AfterBite® -- The Itch Eraser®, today announced the launch of the "ËœErase the Itch' Photo Contest. Designed to get families into the outdoors and enjoying an active lifestyle this spring and...

2011-04-12 14:30:45

A molecule that lies dormant until it encounters a cancer cell, then suddenly activates and rouses the body's immune system to fight cancer cells directly, marks the latest step in scientists' efforts to tap the body's own resources to fight the disease. The developers of the technology at the University of Rochester Medical Center dub it the "Pacman strategy" because it hinges upon molecular machines produced in abundance by tumors to chew through and gobble up particular chains of...

2011-04-05 15:15:00

ORLANDO, Fla., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pervasis Therapeutics, Inc. today announced preclinical data showing positive effects of PVS-30200, the company's investigational cell therapy for the treatment of solid tumors, on controlling tumor growth and inhibiting metastases in an animal model of prostate cancer. The data were presented in a late-breaking oral presentation at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 102nd Annual Meeting in Orlando. PVS-30200, which utilizes...


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2009-06-16 22:38:30

The Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa) is a species of arachnid that is native to the USA from the southern Midwest south to the Gulf of Mexico. It can be found in Canada as well around southeast Ontario, and southern Quebec. Its range lies from southeastern Nebraska through southern Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana to southwestern Ohio. In the south, it is native from central Texas to western Georgia. It is not usually found west of the Rocky Mountains. Contrary to popular belief, this...

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