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2014-08-28 08:27:42

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced the initiation of a Phase 3 study evaluating ISIS-APOCIII(Rx) in patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS). FCS is a rare orphan disease, characterized by extremely high triglyceride levels, that affects an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 patients worldwide. The Phase 3 study of ISIS-APOCIII(Rx) is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, six month study in approximately...

2014-08-20 23:03:06

The research organization offers tips on how to help lower cholesterol. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Texas Medical Research Associates is looking for candidates to participate in their new study. The study will help test the effectiveness of a new drug looking to help lower cholesterol. People who suffer from high cholesterol may be eligible to participate in the study. According to the American Heart Association, too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular...

2014-07-23 08:32:18

In addition, preliminary results from an Australian sponsored trial have yet to verify whether the mechanism of RVX-208 action may affect glucose metabolism. TSX Exchange Symbol: RVX CALGARY, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resverlogix Corp. (TSX: RVX) announced today findings from the recent analysis of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (MACE) data in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) enrolled in both the ASSURE and SUSTAIN trials. In ASSURE, MACE was a pre-specified...

2014-07-09 08:29:03

INDIANAPOLIS, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chek Diagnostics, the U.S.-based manufacturer of both the CardioChek® brand and the A1CNow® family of point-of-care diagnostic products, announced today that it has signed a marketing, sales, and distribution agreement with Independent Medical Co-Op, Inc. (IMCO), one of the premier associations for independent medical distributors. IMCO is a cooperative association of over 140 medical supply distributors that serve the physician, hospital,...

2014-07-02 23:06:55

Eating less fat has caused people to eat more processed foods. People should worry less about limiting saturated fat in their diets and focus more on eating a variety of whole or minimally processed foods. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Decades of well-meaning advice to not eat much fat (especially saturated fat) led food manufacturers and consumers to replace fat with refined carbohydrates and sugar. But low-fat chips, cookies, and other highly processed foods aren't necessarily a...

2014-06-27 23:05:56

As hormone levels change during the transition to menopause, the quality of a woman’s cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health discovered. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 As hormone levels change during the transition to menopause, the quality of a woman’s cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease, researchers at the...

2014-06-18 20:21:54

Loss-of-function mutations in APOC3 gene lower blood lipids and lower risk of coronary artery disease CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By scouring the DNA of thousands of patients, researchers at the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and their colleagues have discovered four rare gene mutations that not only lower the levels of triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood, but also significantly reduce a person's risk of coronary heart disease -- dropping...

2014-06-10 08:32:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chek Diagnostics, the U.S.-based manufacturer of both the CardioChek® brand and the A1CNow® family of point-of-care diagnostic products, announced today that they have signed an agreement to provide their CardioChek Plus analyzers and lipid panel test strips to eHealthScreenings, a leading provider of onsite comprehensive wellness screening services. Clients of eHealthScreenings include third-party administrators, employee assistance...

2014-06-05 13:12:11

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Advances in the understanding of the genetics of coronary artery disease, or CAD, will revitalize the field and lead to more therapeutic targets for new medicines to combat this common disease, suggests a genetics expert from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in a Perspective article in the new issue of Science Translational Medicine. Daniel J. Rader, MD, chair of the Department of Genetics and associate...

2014-05-21 08:29:20

"Most Advanced Epigenetic Drug in Clinical Development" TSX Exchange Symbol: RVX CALGARY, May 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Resverlogix Corp. ("Resverlogix" or the "Company") (TSX: RVX) today announced that its lead compound in clinical development, RVX-208, was prominently featured in the prestigious life science publication SciBX. SciBX: Science-Business eXchange is a weekly publication that focuses on scientific acumen of Nature Publishing Group with the business intelligence of BioCentury...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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