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2010-05-20 15:03:49

Animal model uses mysterious enzyme also found in people's brains Michael E. Baker, PhD, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has discovered that zebrafish "“ an important animal model in disease and environmental studies "“ could provide the means to help scientists eventually reveal the function of a mysterious enzyme linked to the steroid cortisol, and found in the human brain. In people and other vertebrates, steroids like cortisol perform...

2010-05-14 14:19:18

A new study on preschoolers attending full-day child care in licensed day care homes has found increases in cortisol, a stress hormone, when the children are in child care that exceeds their levels at home. The increases were larger in day care homes where providers were intrusive or overcontrolling. The study, in the May/June 2010 issue of the journal Child Development, was conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota, Georgetown University, and the Oregon Social Learning Center....

2010-05-03 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Otonomy, Inc. today announced the presentation of preclinical experimental results for OTO-104, the company's sustained release dexamethasone gel for the treatment of hearing and balance disorders. The studies demonstrate that OTO-104 can effectively deliver a prolonged and dose proportional exposure of dexamethasone to the inner ear when administered by direct injection into the ear. The data were presented on Saturday, May 1, at the 2010 Combined...

2010-04-26 08:45:00

WALTHAM, Mass., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, despite increased competition from several emerging agents, GlaxoSmithKline's Advair will remain surveyed pulmonologists' and primary care physicians' (PCPs) favored fixed-dose long-acting beta2 agonist (LABA)/inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) combination inhaler through 2013 for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive...

2010-02-23 14:44:40

Patients hospitalized with mild to moderate community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) should not be routinely prescribed prednisolone, a corticosteroid, as it is associated with a recurrence of symptoms after its withdrawal, according to the first randomized double-blind clinical trial to address the subject. "Prednisolone therapy next to antibiotic therapy in patients hospitalized with CAP should not be recommend due to lack of clincial benefit and a higher rate of late failures," said Dominic...

2010-02-08 10:55:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, following its expected launch this year for the treatment of asthma, Merck's formoterol/mometasone will garner peak year sales of more than $250 million in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The Pharmacor 2010 finding from the topic entitled Asthma reveals that formoterol/mometasone, a...

2010-01-19 10:54:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Denmark-based LEO Pharma, a global leader in dermatology and critical care, today announced its official launch in the U.S. Headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, LEO Pharma U.S. will be one of the largest individual operations in the pharmaceutical company's network of worldwide affiliates and is expected to contribute significantly to the company revenues in 2010. The U.S. operation will initially market the company's psoriasis...

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2009-12-09 11:25:00

Recent studies show that one in three Canadians suffer from stress and the number is on the rise. But stress isn't a new problem. While the physiological state wasn't properly named until the 1930s, new research from The University of Western Ontario proves stress has plagued humans for hundreds, and perhaps thousands of years. The first study of its kind, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, detected the stress hormone cortisol in the hair of ancient Peruvians, who lived...

2009-11-25 06:33:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Intranasal Drug Delivery - US Market Trends & Analysis http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164267/Intranasal-Drug-Delivery---US-Market-Trends--Analysis.html The US intranasal drug delivery market is witnessing an expansion of therapeutic applications from the delivery of conventional local therapeutic drugs to the delivery of systemic therapeutic drugs. The future...

2009-10-29 14:36:08

Increase in bone density and fewer new vertebral fractures noted in drug trial patients A recent study determined glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (OP) is now treatable with Teriparatide, a synthetic form of the human parathyroid hormone. Researchers found patients with glucocorticoid-induced OP who were treated with teriparatide for 36 months had a greater increase in bone mineral density (BMD) and fewer new vertebral fractures than those treated with alendronate. The findings of this...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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