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2014-06-25 12:30:48

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virobay, Inc., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company with a broad platform of cathepsin protease inhibitors being developed for the treatment of neuropathic pain, autoimmune diseases and fibrosis, today announced the appointment of James Welch as Chief Financial Officer, effective as of June 20, 2014. Mr. Welch has more than 20 years of experience in financial and operational management at life science and high technology firms....

2014-04-09 10:50:26

By incapacitating the activities of a protein that guides other proteins to fold into a stable shapes, Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers shut off the spigot for two proteases that help ovarian cancer cells chew their way out of the tissue they grow in and dig in at new locations. Building on earlier work that showed that inhibition of heat shock proteins—the protein origami helpers—limited metastases in ovarian cancer in mice, Shane W. O'Brien, MS, Scientific Assistant at Fox Chase...

2014-03-17 08:24:33

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2h7s9z/pepsin_cas ) has announced the addition of the "Pepsin (CAS 9001-75-6) Market Research Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2h7s9z/pepsin_cas ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Pepsin (CAS 9001-75-6) Market Research Report presents comprehensive data on pepsin markets globally...

2014-03-13 08:28:44

Study suggests that the phytonutrient-rich plant-based material exerts inhibitory activity on human neutrophil elastase (HNE). MOMENCE, Ill., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FutureCeuticals, Inc. announced publication of a double-blind, cross-over, placebo-controlled clinical study performed on 20 healthy subjects who had been served a single serving of 50mg of its proprietary Dermaval(TM) ingredient. The results showed a statistically significant inhibition of Human Neutrophil...

2014-02-25 08:30:45

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virobay, Inc., a privately held biotechnology firm with a broad portfolio of cathepsin protease inhibitors for the treatment of neuropathic pain, autoimmune diseases, liver diseases and dermatological diseases, today announced that Thomas J. Dietz, Ph.D., has joined the board of Virobay as an independent director effective February 13, 2014. Dr. Dietz has more than 20 years of successful life-sciences industry experience. Prior to...

2014-01-07 23:02:06

Two new publications by a team from Western University of Health Sciences shed further light on the mechanisms of learning and memory, and neuronal degeneration. Pomona, California (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Two new publications by a team from Western University of Health Sciences shed further light on the mechanisms of learning and memory, and neuronal degeneration. The first paper, “A molecular brake controls the magnitude of long-term potentiation,” by Yubin Wang, Guoqi Zhu, Victor...

2013-10-31 10:34:32

University of Notre Dame researchers have, for the first time, identified the enzymes that are detrimental to diabetic wound healing and those that are beneficial to repair the wound. There are currently no therapeutics for diabetic wound healing. The current standard of care is palliative to keep the wound clean and free of infection. In the United States, 66,000 diabetic individuals each year undergo lower-limb amputations due to wounds that failed to heal. A team of researchers from...

2013-07-11 16:09:12

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the National Institutes of Health have obtained ground-breaking new knowledge about proteases - important enzymes which, among other things, play a role in the development of cancer cells. The findings may be significant for the development of cancer drugs, and have just been published in Journal of Biological Chemistry. In a joint effort with the National Institutes of Health, a group of researchers from the University of Copenhagen have...

2013-05-24 13:51:24

UEA scientists make breast cancer advance that turns previous thinking on its head Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made an advance in breast cancer research which shows how some enzymes released by cancerous cells could have a protective function. New research published today in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reveals that an enzyme called MMP-8 (matrix metalloproteinase-8) could be acting as a locator to the immune system, which then becomes activated to attack...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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