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2014-02-19 12:29:04

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PBL Assay Science announces a licensing agreement with HumanZyme, Inc. (Chicago, USA) to expand reagent offerings. The agreement allows PBL to provide ~50 authentic human cell-expressed (HCE) cytokines and growth factors directly to scientists worldwide. HumanZyme, Inc. is a global leader in providing highly authentic recombinant proteins from human cells under the HumanKine® brand and a preferred outsourcing supplier of human...

2013-05-20 08:27:11

NEW YORK, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Intercept", NASDAQ: ICPT), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat chronic liver diseases, today announced positive initial results from OBADIAH, an ongoing Phase 2a trial of obeticholic acid (OCA) as a treatment for primary bile acid diarrhea (PBAD) presented at the Digestive Diseases Week conference. The initial results from...

A Little Stress May Be Good For You
2013-04-17 18:12:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the new open access online journal eLife say that a little stress can actually be good for you. Researchers at the University of California Berkeley´s Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute found that acute, short-lived stress primes the brain for improved performance. “You always think about stress as a really bad thing, but it´s not,” said Daniela Kaufer, associate professor of...

2013-02-20 14:45:24

In "before" and "after" photos from advertisements for wound-healing ointments, bandages and antibiotic creams, we see an injury transformed from an inflamed red gash to smooth and flawless skin. What we don't appreciate is the vital role that our own natural biomolecules play in the healing process, including their contribution to the growth of new cells and the development of new blood vessels that provide nutrients to those cells. Now, UCLA researchers led by Heather Maynard, a...

2012-06-22 16:08:18

Protein binds to growth factor receptor, priming it for normal function; Likely tie to 4 cancers Once considered merely a passive link between proteins that matter, Grb2 - pronounced "grab2" - actually lives up to its nickname with its controlling grip on an important cell signaling pathway, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the June 22 issue of Cell. "Grb2 is a switch that controls normal signaling through the fibroblast growth factor receptor...

2012-03-02 01:29:33

Finding promises to streamline creation of therapeutic cells Despite the promise associated with the therapeutic use of human stem cells, a complete understanding of the mechanisms that control the fundamental question of whether a stem cell becomes a specific cell type within the body or remains a stem cell has–until now–eluded scientists. A University of Georgia study published in the March 2 edition of the journal Cell Stem Cell, however, creates the first ever blueprint...

2011-08-03 14:39:39

Scientists have confirmed the feasibility of using a new drug delivery system "” the basis for a battery-powered skin patch "” to administer medication that shows promise for treating peripheral artery disease (PAD) and healing stubborn skin ulcers and burns. The needle-free delivery of the medication, which cannot be given by mouth and can have side effects when injected, is reported in the ACS journal, Molecular Pharmaceutics. Yogeshvar Kalia and colleagues explain that the...

2011-05-04 21:27:22

When the human genome project produced a map of human genes, the number of genes in humans turned out to be relatively small, approximately the same number as in primitive nematode worms. The difference in complexity between human and primitive organisms results from the ways in which the functions of genes are elaborated, rather from just the number of genes. Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers are showing how heparan sulfate, a carbohydrate that is expressed on the...

2010-06-18 17:42:00

SOMERVILLE, N.J., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- E'shee Skin Care products are the result of a careful collaboration of skin care professionals, doctors and chemists; these revolutionary new products are the next step in skin care. Specifically formulated to use very small molecular structures to maximize penetration and dispersion of their beneficial properties, these patented skin care products are redefining "state of the art." In several of E'shee's skin care products, the human Acidic...

2010-06-15 15:39:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is pleased to announce that Gail R. Martin, Ph.D., will be the recipient of the FASEB 2011 Excellence in Science Award. The award recognizes women whose outstanding career achievements in biological science have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research. This prestigious award, sponsored in total by Eli...