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2010-08-02 07:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bionovo, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI) today announced results from studies in neurons of its drug candidate Menerba for the treatment of menopausal hot flashes. The study, published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) One, describes a novel model for thermoregulatory control with neurons that are differentiated from stem cells, and express native estrogen receptors. Menerba, an estrogen receptor beta selective modulator, was shown to regulate...

2009-03-24 07:00:00

--Study will evaluate proof of concept for company's first-in-class SERM designed to relieve vasomotor symptoms without side effects associated with hormone therapy-- CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Radius Health ("Radius") announced today that the first patient has been dosed in the company's proof-of-concept Phase 2a study of RAD1901, an investigational selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) undergoing clinical evaluation for treatment of vasomotor symptoms (menopausal hot...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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