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2009-03-05 16:00:00

Dermatologist evaluates the latest laser and light sources approved for treating acne SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the removal of childhood birthmarks to skin rejuvenation, laser technology has become a mainstay in dermatology. Now, dermatologists are fine-tuning this technology to safely and effectively treat one of the most common skin conditions that plagues teenagers and adults alike: acne. Speaking today at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of...

2009-03-04 11:36:00

TSX Venture: QPT EDMONTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Quest PharmaTech Inc. (TSX-V: QPT), ("Quest" or the "Company") a pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products for the treatment of cancer and dermatological conditions, today announced results from a study designed to investigate the effectiveness of its proprietary SL052 for photodynamic therapy (PDT) used in combination with immunotherapeutic agents in solid tumor animal models. The study, conducted by Dr. Mladen...

2008-12-16 06:30:00

Mean visual acuity letter scores increased similarly in all treatment groups VANCOUVER, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - QLT Inc. (NASDAQ: QLTI; TSX: QLT) today announced six-month results from an interim analysis for the Phase II RADICAL study (Reduced Fluence Visudyne Anti-VEGF-Dexamethasone In Combination for AMD Lesions). The RADICAL study is a Phase II, multicenter, randomized, single-masked study comparing reduced-fluence Visudyne(R)-Lucentis(R) combination therapies (with or...

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....


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