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2011-04-26 14:25:05

A clinical trial has sifted out the most effective single-drug chemotherapy regimen for quick-growing but highly curable cancers that arise from the placentas of pregnant women. In the comparison trial for treating low-risk gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), researchers found that a biweekly dose of dactinomycin had a higher complete response rate than a weekly dose of methotrexate, the more commonly used drug. GTN is a group of rare tumors that involve abnormal growth of cells inside...

2010-07-12 08:53:00

BEDFORD, Ohio, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Bedford Laboratories(TM), a division of Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of Dactinomycin for Injection USP 500 mcg (0.5 mg) to its comprehensive line of generic oncology products. Dactinomycin was approved earlier this year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is AP rated and equivalent to Cosmegen(®) by Lundbeck Inc. Each single dose vial contains 0.5 mg (500mcg) of dactinomycin and...

2009-10-21 12:20:22

Researchers from The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have used short tandem repeat (STR) genotyping and p57 immunohistochemistry to distinguish hydatidiform moles. The related report by Murphy et al "Molecular Genotyping of Hydatidiform Moles: Analytic Validation of a Multiplex Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Assay," appears in the November 2009 issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. Molar pregnancy is an abnormal form of pregnancy in which a fertilized but non-viable egg implants in the...

2007-06-14 06:07:59

By Al-Saleh, Eyad Al-Harmi, Jehad; Al-Rashdan, Ibrahim; Al-Shammari, Majed; Nandakumaran, Moorkath Abstract Objective. Folate antagonists are widely used in the treatment of diverse cancerous states. A paucity of data on transport characteristics of one such widely used drug, methotrexate, in the human placenta, prompted us to study its permeation characteristics in vitro. Methods. Placentas from normal pregnancies were collected post- partum. Methotrexate, along with antipyrine as...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.