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2010-10-26 07:30:00

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Strativa Pharmaceuticals today announced that it has entered into an amended and restated license and supply agreement with Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (Sobi) covering the European development and commercialization rights of Strativa's Nascobal (cyanocobalamin) Vitamin B12 Nasal Spray. Strativa acquired the worldwide rights to Nascobal from QOL Medical, LLC in March 2009, which included a pre-existing agreement with Sobi. Under the terms of...

2010-10-20 08:19:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Alzheimer's disease is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. This progressive and fatal brain disease destroys brain cells, causing memory loss and problems with thinking and behavior. Currently there is no cure, but a recent study reveals that vitamin B12 may be effective in reducing the risk of memory lost. "Low levels of vitamin B12 are surprisingly common in the elderly.  However, the few studies that have investigated the usefulness of...

2010-10-19 14:12:35

A new study shows that vitamin B12 may protect against Alzheimer's disease, adding more evidence to the scientific debate about whether the vitamin is effective in reducing the risk of memory loss. The research will be published in the October 19, 2010, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Our findings show the need for further research on the role of vitamin B12 as a marker for identifying people who are at increased risk of...

2010-10-19 11:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autistic children with severely limited diets may be at risk for vision loss due to vitamin B12 deficiency, according to new research from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Doctors should consider this deficiency when evaluating and treating children with autism and vision loss, the authors said. The Children's Hospital study, which appears in the journal Pediatrics, looked at three boys with autism who exhibited behaviors that...

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2010-09-09 10:00:00

Oxford University scientists have found that B vitamins could help slow down brain atrophy and stave off Alzheimer's disease and dementia in the elderly. The researchers, including co-lead author and Oxford Department of Pharmacology Professor David Smith, conducted a two-year double-blind clinical trial to study the effects of the B vitamins on Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) in 168 volunteers, all of whom were described as having mild memory problems. Half of the participants took...

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2010-04-17 13:10:00

DALLAS -- Eating more foods containing the B-vitamins folate and B-6 lowers the risk of death from stroke and heart disease for women and may reduce the risk of heart failure in men, according to Japanese research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. "Japanese people need more dietary intake of folate and vitamin B-6, which may lead to the prevention of heart disease," said Hiroyasu Iso, M.D., professor of public health at Osaka University. The findings on the value...

2010-03-16 15:06:00

LOS ANGELES, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- revitaPOP, the Vitamin B12 lollipop, offering a great tasting way to get significant absorption of Vitamin B12, was recently announced as the "Best New Vegetarian Product" of the 2010 -30th anniversary Natural Products Expo West, held at the Anaheim Convention Center this past weekend. revitaPOP Operations Manager David Dobkin commented, "We are thrilled to be named Best New Vegetarian Product of 2010. The Expo was a huge success for us, and we're...

2010-03-01 08:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal announced today the addition of CitraNatal® B-Calm to its CitraNatal® family of prescription prenatal vitamins. CitraNatal B-Calm offers gentle prenatal nutrition plus the benefits of additional vitamin B6, which supplements a woman's own defense against severe pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting. Emerging science suggests that vitamin B6 supplementation can be beneficial for pregnant women who...

2010-02-04 08:00:00

DALLAS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP) announced today that it initiated an internal pre-licensing program to confirm the utility of its proprietary Cobalamin (vitamin B12) platform technology for targeted delivery of siRNA therapies. The program is considered important because, despite the widely publicized potential of RNA therapy, researchers up to now have been stymied in their efforts to design a pharmaceutical product that...

2010-01-19 09:00:00

DALLAS, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP) provided an update today on its Cobalamin(TM) oral drug delivery product development programs. The proprietary Cobalamin(TM) technology utilizes the body's natural vitamin B12 oral uptake mechanism to facilitate oral absorption of pharmaceuticals by a "Trojan horse" mechanism. Access has focused its Cobalamin product development program on the oral delivery of insulin and human growth hormone,...


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