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2013-06-03 08:28:48

NEW YORK, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced the presentation of updated efficacy and safety data from the Phase 3 long-term clinical trial of Zerenex (ferric citrate), the Company's ferric iron-based phosphate binder drug candidate for the treatment of elevated serum phosphorus levels, or hyperphosphatemia, in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis. Dr. Julia Lewis, Professor of Medicine, Department of Nephrology,...

2012-05-21 02:25:34

NEW YORK, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced that an abstract highlighting the dose related increases in iron storage parameters as observed in prior clinical trials of Zerenex(TM) (ferric citrate), has been accepted for poster presentation at the upcoming 49th ERA-EDTA (European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association) Congress, taking place May 24-27, 2012, in Paris, France. The following poster will...

2012-05-03 05:23:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — We all know what affects the mother affects the infant, but recent research takes it a step further. Newborns whose mother is under stress during the first trimester of pregnancy may be at risk for iron deficiency, possibly leading to mental and physical delays down the road. Iron is important in the development of the brain. Risk factors for low iron status in infants are maternal iron deficiency, smoking during pregnancy, maternal diabetes, low birth weight,...

2012-04-30 09:18:51

Study shows maternal stress during first trimester of pregnancy puts newborns at risk for iron deficiency Newborns whose mothers are under stress during the first trimester of pregnancy may be at risk for low iron status, which could lead to physical and mental delays down the road, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 29, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston. Iron plays an important role in the development of organ systems, especially the...

2012-02-29 10:41:35

The ability to detect and respond to magnetic fields is not usually associated with living things. Yet some organisms, including some bacteria and various migratory animals, do respond to magnetic fields. In migratory animals like fish, birds, and turtles, this behavior involves small magnetic particles in the nervous system. However, how these particles form and what they are actually doing is not fully understood. In a new study, published February 28 in the online, open-access journal...

2011-11-14 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced that two posters highlighting potential cost savings based on observations from previous clinical trials of Zerenex(TM) (ferric citrate) were presented by DaVita Clinical Research this past weekend during the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Philadelphia. Zerenex, an oral, ferric iron-based drug candidate, is currently in Phase 3...

2011-11-09 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced that two abstracts highlighting potential cost savings based on clinical observations from clinical trials of Zerenex(TM) (ferric citrate) have been accepted for poster presentation at the upcoming American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2011 Annual Meeting and exposition taking place November 8-13 in Philadelphia. Friday, November 11, 2011 - Poster #1566 Abstract # 23502,...

2011-10-04 18:10:10

University of California Los Angeles study suggests reducing iron may lower age-related brain disease risk The human body has a love-hate relationship with iron. Just the right amount is needed for proper cell function, yet too much is associated with brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Science knows that men have more iron in their bodies and brains than women. These higher levels may be part of the explanation for why men develop these age-related neurodegenerative...

2011-03-07 21:55:14

Children without previous iron deficiencies or anemia who remained infected with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) had significantly lower levels of iron compared to children who had the infection eradicated, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). "Half of the world's population is infected with H. pylori and most of the individuals are asymptomatically infected, according to several surveys," said Victor Cardenas, M.D., Ph.D., lead...

2011-01-31 14:06:25

Iron overload is a common and serious problem in thalassemic major patients. As iron accumulation is toxic in the body's tissues, accurate estimation of iron stores is of great importance in these patients to prevent iron overload by an appropriate iron chelating therapy. Liver biopsy is the gold standard for evaluating iron stores but it is an invasive method which is not easily repeatable in patients. Introduction of other more applicable methods seems to be necessary. A research article...