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2010-04-28 13:21:33

Pop a bubble while washing the dishes and you're likely to release a few drops of water trapped when the soapy sphere formed. A few years ago, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) pioneered a method* using a microscopic fluidic (microfluidic) device that exploits the same principle to create liquid-filled vesicles called liposomes from phospholipids, the fat complexes that are the building blocks for animal cell membranes. These structures are valued for...

2010-04-22 07:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Celator Pharmaceuticals today announced data from animal studies demonstrating the superior bone marrow uptake of CPX-351 (Cytarabine:Daunorubicin) Liposome Injection, its lead clinical-stage program, as well as the enhanced circulation kinetics and efficacy of its preclinical hydrophobic docetaxel prodrug nanoparticle (HDPN) formulation were presented at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Washington, DC...

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2010-04-15 08:00:00

A natural product found in both coconut oil and human breast milk "“ lauric acid -- shines as a possible new acne treatment thanks to a bioengineering graduate student from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The student developed a "smart delivery system" "“ published in the journal ACS Nano in March "“ capable of delivering lauric-acid-filled nano-scale bombs directly to skin-dwelling bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) that cause common acne. On Thursday April...

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2009-11-04 10:45:00

Scientists are reporting development of a nano-size capsule that boosts the body's uptake of curcumin, an ingredient in yellow curry now being evaluated in clinical trials for treatment of several diseases. Their study is in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication. Koji Wada and colleagues note that curcumin is a potent antioxidant found in the spice, turmeric. Clinical trials are checking its safety and effectiveness for colon cancer, psoriasis, and...

2009-09-25 05:09:03

Study points way to precisely targeted cancer treatments UC Irvine researchers have created a new approach that vastly improves the targeting of chemotherapeutic drugs to specific cells and organs. Kenneth Longmuir, associate professor of physiology & biophysics, and Richard Robertson, professor of anatomy & neurobiology, used liposomes, small spheres (less-than 100 nanometer in diameter) of naturally-occurring lipid molecules, as "packages" for the cancer chemotherapeutic agent...

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2009-08-06 11:04:38

For cancer drug developers, finding an agent that kills tumor cells is only part of the equation. The drug must also spare healthy cells, and "“ ideally "“ its effects will be reversible, to cut short any potentially dangerous side effects.University of Illinois researchers report that they have assembled a new cancer drug delivery system that, in cell culture, achieves all of the above. The findings appear this month in the journal Angewandte Chemie.The team began with the...

2009-07-07 08:52:00

SAN FRANCISCO and TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- US Venture Capital firm Burrill & Company has invested in Taiwan Liposome Company (http://www.tlcbio.com), a Taiwan based company with operations in Taipei and South San Francisco. Taiwan Liposome Company ("TLC"), is a specialty pharmaceutical company with a proprietary drug delivery technology based on a lipid formulation platform. TLC is developing and commercializing a portfolio of "super-generics" with advantageous delivery...

2009-06-16 09:37:06

 Duke University engineers have taken a first step toward a minimally invasive treatment of brain tumors by combining chemotherapy with heat administered from the end of a catheter.The proof-of-concept study demonstrated that it should be technically possible to treat brain tumors without the side effects associated with the traditional approaches of surgery, systemic chemotherapy or radiation.The bioengineers designed and built an ultrasound catheter that can fit into large blood...

2009-06-08 07:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Celator Pharmaceuticals today announced that new clinical and preclinical data demonstrating the extended therapeutic bioavailability and tumor cell selectivity of CPX-351 (Cytarabine:Daunorubicin) Liposome Injection in leukemia were presented at the 14th Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) in Berlin, Germany, June 4-7, 2009 (Abstracts 1398 and 383). "These findings underscore the potential pharmacological and pharmacokinetic...

2009-05-21 15:05:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Telik, Inc. (Nasdaq: TELK) announced today that the results from the randomized clinical study of canfosfamide (TELCYTA(R), TLK286) in combination with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) vs. PLD will be presented at the 45th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) which will be held from May 29 to June 2 in Orlando, FL. Details of the presentation are as follows: -- Abstract #5552 - General Poster...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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