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2014-03-26 08:29:46

TORONTO, March 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Gairdner Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Canada Gairdner Awards, recognizing some of the most significant medical discoveries from around the world. This year's winners showcase a broad range of new medical discoveries related to cardiovascular disease, cancer, immunotherapy and human parasitic diseases. Among the world's most esteemed medical research prizes, the awards distinguish Canada as a leader in science and...

2013-02-01 09:46:19

Fight against river blindness is successful and inexpensive A relatively inexpensive program set up to combat river blindness, an infectious disease, has resulted in major health improvements in Africa, shows a study conducted by Erasmus University Medical Center researchers. The study, due to be published January 31 in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, shows that US$250 million helped cure or prevent blindness, skin disease, severe itching, and other symptoms in millions of people. In...

2011-07-12 07:35:55

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Killing over 780,000 people each year, malaria is one of the deadliest diseases in the world. Finding a cure has been the goal of scientists for many years. Now a cheap and common medication used to treat lice in children and heartworm in pets, could add malaria to the list of diseases it helps control. According to the World Health Organization, new approaches to combat malaria are in constant demand. Current methods of avoiding transmission rely mainly on sleeping...

2011-07-11 07:30:00

HORSHAM, Pa., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a study sponsored by Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, scientists from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst presented data showing that a 0.5% ivermectin (IVM) cream formulation was active against lice eggs from permethrin resistant head lice. The data were presented in a poster presentation on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology in...

2011-07-07 14:48:07

Also used for treating lice in children and heartworm in pets, ivermectin could add malaria to long list of diseases it currently helps control A cheap, common heartworm medication that is already being used to fight other parasites in Africa could also dramatically interrupt transmission of malaria, potentially providing an inexpensive tool to fight a disease that kills almost 800,000 people each year, according to a new study published today in the July edition of the American Journal of...

2011-06-07 07:30:00

HORSHAM, Pa., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for filing the New Drug Application (NDA) for the use of ivermectin topical cream as a treatment for head lice infestations in children and adults. "This filing represents the transition of the Company from the development phase as we are now preparing to commercialize our lead product...

2010-12-07 07:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the completion of two Phase 3 clinical trials that studied the use of ivermectin topical cream as a potential treatment for head lice. These trials were conducted according to a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "Parents and caregivers are looking for safe and effective treatments for head lice,"...

2010-11-17 07:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that Bob Radie has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Thomas Beck, M.D., who was serving as interim Chief Executive Officer, will resume his role as Chief Medical Officer of the company. Topaz Pharmaceuticals' lead product, ivermectin topical cream, is concluding Phase 3 clinical trials to support a new drug application for...

2010-11-10 16:32:40

In a major breakthrough that comes after decades of research and nearly half a billion treatments in humans, scientists have finally unlocked how a key anti-parasitic drug kills the worms brought on by the filarial diseases river blindness and elephantitis. Understanding how the drug ivermectin works has the potential to lead to new treatments for the diseases, in which the body is infected with parasitic worms, said Charles Mackenzie, a professor of veterinary pathology in the College of...


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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