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2009-06-02 08:24:26

Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that very low doses of inhaled carbon monoxide in diabetic mice reverses the condition known as gastroparesis or delayed stomach emptying, a common and painful complication for many diabetic patients. The findings will be presented on June 1 at Digestive Disease Week in Chicago. "This is a significant finding, as it shows that loss of the enzyme that makes carbon monoxide is the actor in this process and that it provides us with a clear approach toward a...

2009-06-02 08:04:30

Inhaling a dangerous gas could treat a common diabetic condition. Carbon monoxide inhalation can lead to brain damage or death. But in a recent study, researchers report inhaling very low doses of the gas reversed gastroparesis, delayed stomach emptying. The painful condition is a common complication for many diabetic patients, causing pain, nausea, vomiting, stomach spasms, weight loss and difficulty maintaining a proper blood glucose level. Diabetic mice with the gastric condition were...

2008-06-17 06:00:07

Tranzyme Pharma announced today the successful completion of a Phase I, placebo-controlled, single ascending dose study of its orally administered ghrelin agonist, TZP-102. TZP-102 is the second drug candidate from Tranzyme's internal R&D efforts to reach clinical development. It is a potent prokinetic agent initially being developed for the treatment of mild-to-moderate gastroparesis. The Phase I study showed that TZP-102 has excellent oral bioavailability in man and is safe and...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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