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2014-04-03 08:29:04

-- Phase 2 Clinical Trial Planned to Begin This Quarter -- SEATTLE, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced that its Investigational New Drug Application (IND) to evaluate OMS721 for the inhibition of complement?mediated thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs) has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). OMS721 is the company's lead human monoclonal antibody targeting mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease-2 (MASP-2),...

2014-02-03 08:27:06

-- Phase 2 Program Expected to Initiate this Quarter -- SEATTLE, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced positive data following completion of dosing in a Phase 1 clinical trial of OMS721, the company's lead human monoclonal antibody targeting mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease-2 (MASP-2), the key regulator of the lectin pathway of the immune system. OMS721, administered either by subcutaneous injection or intravenous infusion, was...

2013-04-12 16:06:55

A new technique based on atomic force microscopy was developed at the Institute of Food Research to help ℠read´ information encoded in the gut lining. The lining of our gut is an important barrier between the outside world and our bodies. Laid out, the gut lining would cover the area of a football pitch. It must let nutrients from our foods through, but prevent invasion by disease-causing bacteria, at the same time hosting the trillions of beneficial bacteria needed for proper...

2012-11-06 11:18:15

Discovery from Aarhus University maps an important pathway in the first line of the immune defense - In the longer run, this discovery may have implications for the treatment of stroke and cancer patients Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, have now discovered an important mechanism behind one of our most fundamental lines of immune function. The discovery has been published in the esteemed scientific journal, The Journal of Immunology, where it has been highlighted as a top...

2011-09-23 11:29:16

New microbicide may block AIDS virus from infecting cells University of Utah researchers have discovered a new class of compounds that stick to the sugary coating of the AIDS virus and inhibit it from infecting cells — an early step toward a new treatment to prevent sexual transmission of the virus. Development and laboratory testing of the potential new microbicide to prevent human immunodeficiency virus infection is outlined in a study set for online publication by Friday in the...

2011-09-09 11:22:24

Stem cells show great potential to enable treatments for conditions such as spinal injuries or Lou Gehrig's disease, and also as research tools. One of the greatest problems slowing such work is that researchers have found major complications in purifying cell mixtures, for instance to remove stem cells that can cause tumors from cells developed for use in medical treatments. But a group of Scripps Research scientists, working with colleagues in Japan, have developed a clever solution to this...

2010-08-24 14:04:57

Research led by the Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick has found that unhealthy glucose levels in patients with diabetes can cause significantly more problems for the body than just the well-known symptoms of the disease such as kidney damage and circulation problems. The raised glucose can also form what can be described as a sugar coating that can effectively smother and block the mechanisms our bodies use to detect and fight bacterial and fungal infections. In diabetes,...


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