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2009-07-09 14:39:00

SEATTLE, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dharma Therapeutics, Inc., ("Dharma") Seattle, WA (a subsidiary of the Transcu Group Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Exchange Limited) announced that its improved active transdermal delivery technology, which administers lidocaine and epinephrine through the skin via a mild electric current, has demonstrated safety and efficacy in a Phase 2 clinical trial. About the Trial: The trial conducted was a Phase 2, double-blind, randomized,...

2009-06-03 10:14:39

A new study has identified a specific class of pharmaceutical drugs that could be effective in treating babies vulnerable to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), because their mothers smoked during pregnancy.According to researchers at McMaster University, exposure of the fetus to nicotine results in the inability to respond to decreases in oxygen"”known as hypoxia"”which may result in a higher incidence of SIDS. In the same study on rats, they found that the diabetic medication...

2009-05-01 13:58:17

Genetic differences explain why some are predisposed to shock and kidney troubles; gene test guides treatment post operation Genetic differences can explain why some patients undergoing heart surgery later experience shock and kidney complications, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results indicate that performing a genetic test on patients before they have surgery can help guide treatment after they leave the...

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2009-04-14 06:53:20

A new study found that self-administered shots of epinephrine can combat a life-threatening allergic reaction, but accidental injections are becoming an all too common problem. Researchers examined case reports from the past 20 years. Of the 69 reported cases found, more than two thirds occurred in the past six years. The report is published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Experts say autoinjectors filled with epinephrine, like the EpiPen, are used to treat anaphylaxis....

2009-03-27 07:00:00

In down market, growing agency widens branding, creative teams NEW YORK, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- As grim economic news and soaring unemployment numbers dominate the headlines, Adrenalina, a leading advertising and marketing agency that is part of the MDC Partners network, is embarking on an ambitious plan to stimulate the marketplace by pumping up its branding and creative services and bulking up its staff. Seeking to inject the ad industry with a much-needed shot of adrenaline, the shop...

2009-03-11 07:08:50

A newly discovered receptor in a strain of Escherichia coli might help explain why people often get sicker when they're stressed.Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are the first to identify the receptor, known as QseE, which resides in a diarrhea-causing strain of E coli. The receptor senses stress cues from the bacterium's host and helps the pathogen make the host ill. A receptor is a molecule on the surface of a cell that docks with other molecules, often signaling the cell to...

2008-07-01 18:00:29

DURHAM, N.C., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years after Addrenex Pharmaceuticals set it sights on building a new class of drugs to regulate "adrenergic excess," the small Durham company has signed its second major deal with Sciele Pharma, this time to co-develop a new compound for hypertension and other potential indications. Adrenalin is well known as the hormone that triggers the "fight or flight" reaction in response stress or danger. But Addrenex scientists recognized this hormone, and...

2007-01-30 03:00:46

By Niemi, Tomi T; Salmela, Liisa; Aromaa, Ulla; Pyhi, Reino; Rosenberg, Per H Background and Objectives: The surgical site for the creation of an arteriovenous fistula at the lateral aspect of the distal forearm may be faster and more effectively blocked with the infraclavicular coracoid approach than with the axillary approach for brachial plexus block. Methods: Sixty uremic patients scheduled for the creation of an arteriovenous fistula at the forearm were randomized to receive a...

2006-11-11 15:00:26

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of patients who use an epinephrine auto-injector prefer Twinject(R) (epinephrine injection, USP 1:1000) after education and training according to a study presented today at the 2006 American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia. The study, entitled "Patient Education and Awareness About the Use of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors," was funded by Verus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pediatric-oriented...

2006-03-13 11:30:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK -- A substantial number of teenagers with food allergies admit to "risk-taking" behavior such as not reading food labels or knowingly eating foods labeled "may contain" allergens, a survey shows. The poll of 174 food-allergic individuals whose average age was 16 years also shows that many of them do not always carry self-injectable epinephrine -- the medication that is immediately needed in the case of a severe allergic reaction. Whether or not they pack their...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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