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2010-12-17 07:45:04

(IVANHOE NEWSWIRE)-- No, this is not the title of another Stephen King masterpiece, this is real life. Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria feed on blood. According to researchers, it turns out that these microbial vampires prefer the taste of human blood. They need the iron that's hidden away inside red blood cells to grow and cause infections. Staph favors human hemoglobin "“ the oxygen-carrying protein that contains iron "“ over hemoglobin from other animals. The findings...

2010-12-07 07:07:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (HemaQuest), a biotechnology company focused on developing small molecule therapeutics to treat hemoglobin-associated diseases, presented encouraging results at the ASH meeting in Orlando, Florida from its first two clinical trials evaluating its lead product candidate, HQK-1001, an orally administered Small Chain Fatty Acid Derivative (SCFAD) in patients with sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia. In the...

2010-12-03 07:07:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (HemaQuest), a biotechnology company focused on developing small molecule therapeutics to treat hemoglobin-associated diseases, announced the addition of three experienced executives to the management team. John P. Longenecker, Ph.D. was appointed to serve as President, CEO and Director, Richard Ghalie, MD as Chief Medical Officer, and Tamara A. Seymour as Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Longenecker most recently served...

2010-11-10 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI) announced today that a new study published online in the international peer-reviewed academic journal, Anesthesia & Analgesia, shows that Masimo noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb®) monitoring technology is "accurate within 1.0 g/dL" at one standard deviation, compared to invasive blood sampling and laboratory analysis in subjects undergoing hemodilution. (1) In the study, which will appear...

2010-10-01 14:06:16

Vermont scientists invent new way to view atomic motion of proteins A cheetah lies still in the grass. Finally, a gazelle comes into view. The cheetah plunges forward, reaches sixty-five miles per hour in three seconds, and has the hapless gazelle by the jugular in less than a minute. Then it must catch its breath, resting before eating. A blue whale surfaces, blasting water high from its blowhole. It breathes in great gasps, filling its thousand-gallon lungs with air. Then it descends again...

2010-09-21 11:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI) announced today that a new clinical study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia demonstrates that Masimo noninvasive and continuous methemoglobin (SpMet®) measurements provide a high degree of agreement in measurements with corresponding laboratory values of methemoglobin obtained by invasive methemoglobin testing. In addition, the authors concluded that SpMet could facilitate early diagnosis and...

2010-09-15 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI) announced today the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) regulatory clearance of its noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb) measurement, available as part of the Masimo rainbow SET® platform. Representing a breakthrough solution for noninvasively and continuously measuring a patient's hemoglobin level in real-time, SpHb tracks and trends hemoglobin levels without needles, time-consuming...

2010-09-09 07:30:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OXIS International, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: OXIS; Paris: OXI) today announced that Anthony Cataldo, chief executive officer, and Bernie Landes, president, are scheduled to make an investor presentation at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 3:15 p.m. Eastern time (12:15 p.m. Pacific time). The conference is being held at The Palace Hotel in New York City. A live audio...

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2010-08-04 13:31:08

TAU discovers that routine blood tests can provide an early warning for colorectal cancer Anemia, a common blood disorder characterized by low hemoglobin levels, has long been associated with those suffering from colorectal cancer. But researchers at Tel Aviv University  have discovered that, more than a symptom of active disease, low hemoglobin levels can actually indicate a potential for colon cancer years before it's diagnosed. Graduate student Inbal Goldshtein, who works with Dr....

2010-07-19 12:58:03

'Super hemoglobin' allows moles to thrive underground. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology have made the first identification of an adaptation in the blood of Eastern moles which allows more efficient transport of carbon dioxide, facilitating the moles' burrowing behavior. Kevin Campbell from the University of Manitoba, Canada, worked with a team of researchers to study the blood of three underground species of North American moles. He said, "Unlike...


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