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2011-10-26 09:09:23

Using Mendelian randomization, Roman Pfister of the University of Cambridge, UK and colleagues demonstrate a potentially causal link between low levels of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), a hormone released by damaged heart tissue, and the development of type 2 diabetes. The findings, published in this week's PLoS Medicine, suggest that BNP may be a potential target for interventions designed to prevent type 2 diabetes, particularly since the feasibility of altering BNP levels with drugs has...

2011-10-25 09:42:07

Researchers may have found a specific dietary pattern linked to levels of C-peptide concentrations that increase a woman's risk for colorectal cancer. "High red meat intake, fish intake, sugar-sweetened beverage intake, but low coffee, whole grains and high-fat dairy intake, when taken as a whole, seemed to be associated with higher levels of C-peptide in the blood," said Teresa T. Fung, S.D., R.D., professor of nutrition at Simmons College in Boston, who presented the data at the 10th...

2011-06-28 11:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MacroGenics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company that develops immunotherapeutics to treat autoimmune disorders, cancer and infectious diseases, announced the publication in The Lancet of results from Protege, a Phase 3 clinical study of teplizumab in type 1 diabetes. Exploratory, post-hoc analyses suggest that teplizumab, an anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody, when used in a 14-day full dose regimen, preserves C-peptide and increases the...

2011-06-24 16:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cebix Incorporated announced today that preclinical data for its long-acting form of C-peptide, Ersatta(TM) (CBX129801), demonstrated a half-life of three days as compared to one hour for native C-peptide. Ersatta halted the impairment in nerve conduction velocity, a measure of the rate at which electrical signals travel through the nerves, in an animal model of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Additionally, clinical data showed that native...

2011-06-22 06:30:00

HYDERABAD, India, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuland Laboratories Ltd., a pharmaceutical manufacturer providing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), complex intermediates and contract research and manufacturing services to customers located in 85 countries, today announced it will unveil its expanded capabilities for synthetic peptide manufacture at the 22nd American Peptide Symposium to be held in San Diego June 25-30, 2011. "It is fitting that we formally launch our new...

2011-06-21 06:30:00

CRANBURY, N.J., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTN) announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 7,964,181, titled "Amino Acid Surrogates for Peptidic Constructs." The claims in the issued patent cover a series of small molecule mimics for naturally occurring amino acids which can be used as building blocks in drug development. A small molecule mimic claimed in the issued patent is used in making PL-3994, Palatin's...

2011-06-16 07:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cebix Incorporated announced today it is advancing the development of modified C-peptide for the treatment of complications of diabetes. The biopharmaceutical company has initiated a Phase 1b clinical trial to evaluate Ersatta(TM), its proprietary long-acting form of C-peptide, in patients with type 1 diabetes who, because of their disease, lack this endogenous peptide. Following the successful completion of this study, the company is...

2011-05-10 02:03:00

PERTH, Australia and LELYSTAD, The Netherlands, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phylogica Ltd (ASX: PYC, XETRA: PH7), a leading Australian peptide drug discovery company, and Pepscan Therapeutics, a Dutch biopharmaceutical firm focusing on protein mimicry technology, today announce that they have entered a Research Collaboration and Option Agreement to evaluate the combination of their complementary peptide technologies for drug discovery. Under the terms of the agreement, Pepscan using its...


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