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2011-12-05 09:00:00

<font size="2" face="Arial"> </font> MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. [http://www.upsher-smith.com] today announced the presentation of Phase 1 data showing that once-daily administration of USL255, a proprietary, extended-release (ER) formulation of the epilepsy medication topiramate, demonstrated linear dose-proportionality and, when compared to immediate-release (IR) topiramate administered twice-daily, an improved...

2011-11-11 12:39:00

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix Incorporated (NASDAQ: SPEX) -- an innovator in biotechnology for therapy in diabetes, metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis, and providers of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, supplement, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies -- today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011. Recent and Upcoming Highlights Pharmaceutical Development Reported that SPX-106T, a...

2011-10-28 01:00:00

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation that is staffed by a team of professional consumer advocates whose mission is to alert the public of potential dangers associated with the use of prescription medications and whose URL can be found at http://www.topamaxbirthinjury.com, hereby alerts the public to the posting of third-quarter sales of Topamax by Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of this medication. (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 The Consumer Justice Foundation, a...

2011-10-26 14:58:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Misleading advertising and unproven scientific claims made about High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) are being called "Food Identity Theft" by Citizens for Health, one of the nation's oldest and most respected consumer action groups. The non-profit organization is mobilizing its roster of over 100,000 Americans to denounce the $50 million ad campaign sponsored by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) which implies that HFCS is the same as sugar, and...

2011-10-25 09:44:17

The addition of ascorbate (vitamin C) or its close relative, erythorbate, and the reduced amount of nitrite added in hot dogs, mandated in 1978, have been accompanied by a steep drop in the death rate from colon cancer, according to data presented at the 10th AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held Oct. 22-25, 2011. However, the incidence rate for colon cancer has apparently not changed much since 1978, according to 2011 data from the SEER Cancer...

2011-10-24 16:11:00

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix Incorporated (NASDAQ: SPEX) -- an innovator in biotechnology for therapy in diabetes, metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis, and providers of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, supplement, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies -- today announced that SPX-106T (the combination of D-tagatose and SPX-106) reduced dyslipidemia in new studies of apolipoprotein E-deficient mice and Syrian Golden hamsters. This finding...

2011-10-21 09:09:05

The condition tuberous sclerosis, due to mutation in one of two tumor suppressor genes, TSC1 or TSC2, causes the growth of non-malignant tumors throughout the body and skin. These tumors can be unsightly and cause serious damage to organs. Growth of tumors in the brain may cause seizures and in the kidney, liver or heart, tumors can disrupt normal function, to the extent of causing the organ to fail. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Cell and Bioscience shows that...

2011-10-11 12:55:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Patent and Trademark office issued patent #8,034,925 to Cargill on Oct. 11, 2011. This patent, entitled "GLUCOSAMINE AND METHOD OF MAKING GLUCOSAMINE FROM MICROBIAL BIOMASS," represents the latest improvements to Cargill's unique non-shellfish glucosamine production processes. "Cargill continues to pursue innovations for its glucosamine products and processes," said Mark Christiansen, acidulants product line manager, Cargill...

Image 1 - Sexual Selection By Sugar Molecule Helped Determine Human Origins
2011-10-11 03:46:42

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say that losing the ability to make a particular kind of sugar molecule boosted disease protection in early hominids, and may have directed the evolutionary emergence of our ancestors, the genus Homo. The findings, published in this week's early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, are among the first evidence of a novel link between cell surface sugars, Darwinian sexual selection,...

2011-10-03 14:58:14

UCI study shows promise of metabolic therapy for autoimmune diseases UCI´s Dr. Michael Demetriou, Ani Grigorian and others found that oral N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), which is similar to but more effective than the widely available glucosamine, inhibited the growth and function of abnormal T-cells that in MS incorrectly direct the immune system to attack and break down central nervous system tissue that insulates nerves. Study results appear online in The Journal of Biological...