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2014-03-26 04:21:14

HASSELT, Belgium, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Complix, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of Cell Penetrating Alphabodies(TM) (CPABs), a unique class of protein therapeutics that are active against intracellular disease targets, announces that its CEO Dr Mark Vaeck will present tomorrow at BioCapital Europe [http://www.biocapitaleurope.com/BioCapitalEurope/index.html ] 2014 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (March 27th). Details of the...

Heart Attack Patients May Soon Have Side Effect-Free Drug Option
2014-03-12 06:36:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new drug designed to stop a heart attack in its tracks, while reducing the damage caused, all without side effects, is one step closer to development thanks to a group of Melbourne scientists from Monash University. New hope for thousands of people who experience heart attacks and heart failure is provided by the study, published in a recent issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A team of scientists, led by...

Detailed Picture Of Protein Linked To Learning, Pain And Brain Disorders Created By Scientists
2014-03-07 11:26:29

Scripps Research Institute Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Vanderbilt University have created the most detailed 3-D picture yet of a membrane protein that is linked to learning, memory, anxiety, pain and brain disorders such as schizophrenia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and autism. "This receptor family is an exciting new target for future medicines for treatment of brain disorders," said P. Jeffrey Conn, PhD, Lee E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology and director...

2014-03-07 08:25:11

LONDON and BOSTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, notes that its Chief Executive Officer, Malcolm Weir, will participate in a panel discussion entitled, "Addressing cognitive deficits across CNS disorders: Potential to improve overall functional outcomes and QoL" (2:45pm-3:45pm CET on 10 March) at BIO-Europe Spring 2014 [http://www.ebdgroup.com/bes/index.php ], which takes place in...

2014-02-14 11:09:28

A protein that has been known until recently as part of a complex communications network within the cell also plays a direct role in regulating sugar metabolism, according to a new study published on-line in the journal Science Signaling (February 18, 2014). Cell growth and metabolism are tightly controlled processes in our cells. When these functions are disturbed, diseases such as cancer and diabetes occur. Mohamed Soliman, a PhD candidate at the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute at...

2014-02-13 08:31:14

TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted neuroscientist Dr. Rodolfo Llinas and colleagues have published an article reporting that Revalesio's RNS60 improves synaptic transmission. Synapses connect nerve cells and allow communication through the release of neurotransmitters, which are essential for normal function of the nervous system and overall brain activity. In their work, Dr. Llinas and his coworkers used the squid giant synapse, a well-established model for...

2014-02-07 13:03:28

Science paper by IST Austria scientists reports first evidence for “microdomain” coupling at a mature central synapse and explores the implications for synaptic plasticity In research published in this week’s online edition of Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.1244811), postdoc Nicholas Vyleta and Professor Peter Jonas of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) uncover the existence of loose coupling between calcium channels and release sensors of exocytosis at a...

Protein Critical To Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function And Blood Formation Identified
2014-02-03 08:09:16

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a protein critical to hematopoietic stem cell function and blood formation. The finding has potential as a new target for treating leukemia because cancer stem cells rely upon the same protein to regulate and sustain their growth. Hematopoietic stem cells give rise to all other blood cells. Writing in the February 2, 2014 advance online issue of Nature Genetics,...

Scientists Solve Mystery Of How Sodium Controls Opioid Brain Signaling
2014-01-13 07:13:26

Scripps Research Institute The findings pave way for new therapies for treating pain and mood disorders Scientists have discovered how the element sodium influences the signaling of a major class of brain cell receptors, known as opioid receptors. The discovery, from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the University of North Carolina (UNC), suggests new therapeutic approaches to a host of brain-related medical conditions. "It opens the door to understanding opioid related...

2014-01-07 08:32:13

HEIDELBERG, Germany, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apogenix, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that Thomas Hoeger, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, will present the results of the completed phase II efficacy trial in patients with recurrent glioblastoma at the Biotech Showcase(TM) in San Francisco. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m. PST at the Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square. "The results of this controlled phase II...


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