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2014-08-04 12:41:03

University of Warwick Like a self-assembling 'Lego Death Star,' says lead researcher Researchers have developed a simple and versatile method for making artificial anti-cancer molecules that mimic the properties of one of the body's natural defense systems. The chemists, led by Professor Peter Scott at the University of Warwick, UK, have been able to produce molecules that have a similar structure to peptides which are naturally produced in the body to fight cancer and infection....

2012-07-17 15:15:44

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a technique to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, that could lead to new approaches to treating cancer. Apoptosis is an essential defense mechanism against the spread of abnormal cells such as cancer. It is a complex process that occurs through networks of proteins that interact with each other. Cancer cells usually avoid this process due to mutations in the genes that encode...

2012-05-30 08:35:20

Scientists build a synthetic peptide that overcomes cancer cells´ survival defenses Scientists at the Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center have developed an anti-cancer peptide that overcomes the stubborn resistance to chemotherapy and radiation often encountered in certain blood cancers when the disease recurs following initial treatment. The strategy could pave the way for much needed new therapies to treat relapsed and refractory blood cancers, which are difficult to...

2011-05-24 06:00:00

MALVERN, Pa., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel small molecule drugs to treat cancer, today announced that is has closed a $6 million investment with new investor Nextech Invest Ltd., a Zurich, Switzerland, based oncology focused venture capital fund. Combined with the $37 million Series C closed during 2010, TetraLogic has raised $43 million in the past year. The company is investing the funds to complete Phase 2a...

2011-02-15 19:49:04

Basic and translational research on cancer, and development of new cancer therapeutics, has focused on different aspects of cancer cellular function. One area of focus is the life and death of a cancer cell. Apoptosis, also known as programmed cell death, is a fundamental process of cells including cancer cells. The signal transduction pathways of apoptosis involve many different proteins and their interactions with each other. Protein-protein interactions involved in these apoptotic signals,...

2011-01-05 07:00:00

MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel small molecule drugs to treat cancer, today announced that is has closed the $23 million second tranche of a Series C financing completed in October 2010. The company will use the funds to advance the clinical development of its lead Smac mimetic drug candidate, TL32711. TetraLogic recently completed dosing in the first cohort of a Phase 1b/2a five-arm combination clinical...

2010-08-03 17:27:00

ALBANY, Ore., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synthetech, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NZYM) today announced it will issue first quarter fiscal 2011 financial results before the opening of the market on Friday, August 6, 2010. Synthetech's first quarter for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2011 concluded on June 30, 2010. Following the release of its financial results, Synthetech will host a conference call at 1:30 p.m. PT. Dr. Gregory Hahn, President and CEO, along with Gary Weber, Senior...

2010-06-28 08:00:00

ALBANY, Ore., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synthetech, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NZYM) today announced that it has engaged Brocair Partners, LLC to conduct a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives aimed at enhancing shareholder value. Strategic alternatives Synthetech may pursue could include, among others, execution of Synthetech's operating plan, the sale or acquisition of assets or businesses, partnering or other collaboration agreements or arrangements, a merger or sale...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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