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2008-10-23 12:00:26

Zila, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZILAD) today announced encouraging preliminary results of an in vivo animal study which showed evidence of photodestruction of premalignant lesions and squamous cell carcinoma when treated with Zila's patented pharmaceutical grade toluidine blue, both a diagnostic adjuvant and a photosensitizer for DMBA-induced precancers and cancers in the hamster cheek pouch model. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common form of oral, cervical and, esophageal cancers. "We are...

2008-10-23 09:00:39

Dusa Pharmaceuticals, an integrated dermatology pharmaceutical company, has announced results from its Phase IIb clinical trial to compare the safety and efficacy of photodynamic therapy using the company's Blu-U brand light plus vehicle containing Levulan to that of photodynamic therapy using the Blu-U plus vehicle without Levulan in patients with moderate to severe facial acne vulgaris. The study has demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in the number of inflammatory lesions...

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2008-10-21 13:10:00

Looking for youthful skin? Researchers announced on Monday that a process of using a topical solution made by the company DUSA Pharmaceuticals Inc and laser treatment encourages collagen production and helps revitalize skin that was damaged by the sun. Their study established the importance of the procedure, currently being performed by doctors, that recovers the look of skin with wrinkles, fine lines and "sun spots", and explains how the procedure works. University of Michigan researchers...

2008-10-05 03:00:07

By Fleshker, Shimrit Preise, Dina; Kalchenko, Vyacheslav; Scherz, Avigdor; Salomon, Yoram ABSTRACT This study hypothesized that success rate assessment of vascular targeted photodynamic therapy (VTP) of solid tumors 24 h posttreatment may allow prompt administration of a second treatment in case of failure, increasing the overall success rate. Here, we show that treatment of luciferase transfected CT26-luc mouse colon carcinoma tumors in BALB/c mice by VTP with WST11 (a Pd-...

2008-09-21 12:00:25

By Barry Nelson A MOTHER-OF-FOUR who was told she would die unless she had major surgery is enjoying life after revolutionary therapy destroyed her cancer. Jean Pringle, 64, from Bishop Auckland, was told she would probably have to lose her tongue and voicebox when an aggressive cancer came back after radiotherapy. Mrs Pringle, who has four grown children and two grandchildren, was warned that she would probably die within months if she did not have surgery. Because she wanted to be...

2007-12-11 06:00:10

By Garcia-Zubiri, Inigo X Burrows, Hugh D; de Melo, J Sergio Seixas; Pina, Joao; Monteserin, Maria; Tapia, Maria J ABSTRACT The complexation of beta-carboline-3-carboxylic acid N- methylamide (betaCMAM) with the sodium salts of the nucleotides polyadenylic (Poly A), polycytidylic (Poly C), polyguanylic (Poly G), polythymidylic (Poly T) and polyuridylic (Poly U) acids, and with double stranded (dsDNA) and single stranded deoxyribonucleic acids (ssDNA) was studied at pH 4, 6 and 9....

2005-08-29 14:24:52

Blacksburg, Va. -- Chemistry and biology researchers at Virginia Tech have enhanced the abilities of the molecules they are creating to deliver killing blows to cancer cells. The man-made molecular complexes enter cancer cells and, when signaled, deliver killing medicine or cause the cell to change. The new supermolecules have more units that will absorb light "“ providing more control over the range of light frequencies that can be included and excluded as signals and the responses....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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