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2012-08-27 19:38:54

Vitamin B12 is essential to human health. However, some people have inherited conditions that leave them unable to process vitamin B12. As a result they are prone to serious health problems, including developmental delay, psychosis, stroke and dementia. An international research team recently discovered a new genetic disease related to vitamin B12 deficiency by identifying a gene that is vital to the transport of vitamin into the cells of the body. This discovery will help doctors better...

2011-06-23 13:00:14

Researchers have developed a new test to detect the levels of vitamin B12 using your breath, allowing for a cheaper, faster, and simpler diagnosis that could help to avoid the potentially fatal symptoms of B12 deficiency. In a study published today, 23 June 2011, in IOP Publishing's Journal of Breath Research, researchers have developed a simple, non-invasive, low-cost breath test to more accurately measure vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a growing public health problem in which the...

2010-02-04 08:00:00

DALLAS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP) announced today that it initiated an internal pre-licensing program to confirm the utility of its proprietary Cobalamin (vitamin B12) platform technology for targeted delivery of siRNA therapies. The program is considered important because, despite the widely publicized potential of RNA therapy, researchers up to now have been stymied in their efforts to design a pharmaceutical product that...

2009-02-13 20:48:29

Israeli researchers say nightly doses of vitamin B12 effectively prevented recurring canker sores. The study, reported in The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, found the recurring canker sores -- recurrent aphthous stomatis known as RAS -- reduced significantly at five and six months of treatment with vitamin B12, regardless of initial vitamin B12 levels in the blood. During the last month of treatment a significant number of participants in the intervention group reached 'no...

2009-01-14 07:00:00

Data demonstrates that new Cobalamin oral insulin and oral human growth hormone formulations provide significant pharmacological responses in preclinical models DALLAS, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP) provided an update today on its Cobalamin(TM) oral drug delivery product development programs. The proprietary Cobalamin(TM) technology utilizes the body's natural vitamin B12 oral uptake mechanism to facilitate oral absorption of...

2008-06-17 15:00:10

For those patients who receive the nearly 40 million intramuscular injections per year to treat their B12 deficiency, a new oral option may soon exist. According to the National Institutes of Health, vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to a wide spectrum of conditions, such as anemia, dementia and reduced cognitive functioning. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a significant health issue. Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population is B12 deficient (Tufts University, Boston). This includes a sizable...

2007-11-30 06:00:30

By Reid, Cecil 1. Aetiology The term macrocytosis is used to describe larger- than-normal red blood cells. Typically, a patient is said to have macrocytosis if their red blood cells have a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) greater than lOOfl (femtolitre, 1015 litres), as measured by an automated cell analyser. The reference range varies slightly between laboratories. Macrocytosis can have a number of causes, some of which are benign. However, it may also indicate a serious underlying...

2005-08-09 14:49:32

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vitamin B12 deficiency is more common than doctors once thought, and experts advise that those most at risk -- vegetarians and older adults -- be sure to take supplemental forms of the vitamin. Vitamin B12 is essential for maintaining healthy nerve cells and red blood cells; a deficiency in the vitamin can cause symptoms ranging from the subtle, including fatigue and mild dizziness, to the more severe, including nerve damage, anemia and dementia....

2005-06-06 00:25:00

Robertson and colleagues state that folic acid fortification has not yet had the expected effect of reducing homocysteine levels, which are associated with carotid plaque area, a strong predictor of cardiovascular events. The authors measured levels of serum vitamin B12, homocysteine and carotid plaque in 421 patients referred to vascular disease prevention clinics and found that vitamin B12 deficiency was surprisingly common. They found that, in a subset of 224 patients whose creatinine...


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