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2011-06-08 02:01:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed an Expanded Access program to provide EPI-743 to seriously ill patients diagnosed with inherited respiratory chain diseases of the mitochondria. Patients with genetically confirmed disease and patients who meet specific clinical criteria, absent genetic confirmation are both eligible. As of June 1, 2011, 40 seriously ill subjects...

2011-06-07 23:01:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today the United States Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to EPI-743 for treatment of inherited mitochondrial respiratory chain diseases. Today, these mitochondrial diseases affect an estimated 60,000 individuals. The Orphan Drug Act, passed in 1982, provides incentives for companies to pursue treatments for diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 individuals in the...

2011-04-01 01:14:41

American Heart Association rapid access journal report A specific genetic defect in one Chinese family shows that high blood pressure was inherited from the female parent, researchers report in Circulation Research: Journal of the American Heart Association. The defect results from a point mutation "” the substitution of a single DNA "base" for another during replication "” in the genes of a tiny cellular organ called the mitochondria, which generates a cell's energy. When...

2009-09-24 13:58:36

Researchers are delving into abnormal gene function in mitochondria, structures within cells that power our lives. Mitochondria are the place where energy is generated from the most basic molecules of food. Because this function is essential to life, defects in mitochondria may affect a wide range of organ systems in humans and animals. Some names of mitochondrial disorders are Leigh's disease, MELAS syndrome and complex I deficiency. These are often severe and progressive conditions that...

2009-09-24 11:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers are delving into abnormal gene function in mitochondria, structures within cells that power our lives. Mitochondria are the place where energy is generated from the most basic molecules of food. Because this function is essential to life, defects in mitochondria may affect a wide range of organ systems in humans and animals. Some names of mitochondrial disorders are Leigh's disease, MELAS syndrome and complex I deficiency....

2008-10-09 12:00:17

To: SPORTS EDITORS Contact: Cliff Gorski of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, +1-412-793-8077, cliff@umdf.org Tampa Bay Rays' Baldelli's Miraculous Comeback an Inspiration To Those Suffering from Mitochondrial Disease PITTSBURGH, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) is urging baseball fans everywhere to Root for Rocco, Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Rocco Baldelli, as Baldelli and the Rays get ready to face off against the Boston...

2008-10-01 09:00:09

Sirtris, a GSK company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs to treat diseases of aging such as Type 2 Diabetes, announced today that it published a new review article on the growing body of sirtuin research and its potential to treat diseases of aging such as Type 2 Diabetes, mitochondrial disorders, inflammation, cancer, and heart disease. Entitled "SIRTUINS - Novel Therapeutic Targets to Treat Age-Associated Diseases," the review appears in today's issue of the journal...

2008-09-16 09:00:15

Sirtris, a GSK Company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs to treat diseases of aging such as Type 2 Diabetes, announced today that it has completed an agreement with Harvard University to exclusively license two patent applications covering SIRT3-based methods of treatments and assays. Sirtuins are a family of enzymes which regulate the aging process and have been the subject of extensive research. While SIRT1 -- the founding member of this class of enzymes -- is...

2008-08-11 12:00:12

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Cliff Gorski of United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, 1-888-317-UMDF ext. 101, cliff@umdf.org Mutation Causing Mitochondrial Disease More Common Than Previously Believed PITTSBURGH, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) today announced landmark research finding that one in every 200 people has a DNA mutation that could potentially cause a mitochondrial disease in them or their offspring. Mitochondrial...


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