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2009-04-02 16:01:00

OMAHA, Neb., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TBIO). In a peer-reviewed paper published in the February 2009 issue of the journal Human Mutation, a team at Weill Cornell Medical College New York describes in detail the key advantages of using Transgenomic's Surveyor Nuclease technology for mutation scanning of PKD1 and PKD2, two important genes used in the diagnosis and prognosis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). The assay...

2009-03-25 22:52:00

Thirteen Abstracts Will Be Featured at Annual Kidney Care Meeting EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney failure and disease (CKD), in conjunction with DaVita Clinical Research(R), today announced that company representatives will present thirteen abstracts at the National Kidney Foundation's 2009 Spring Clinical Meetings scheduled for March 25-29, 2009 in Nashville, TN. The meeting is a...

2009-03-23 12:49:10

Canadian scientists suggest a protein extracted from yellow peas may help kidney patients. The study found laboratory rats with a severe form of kidney disease fed small daily doses of this protein had blood pressure drop 20 percent below that of the diseased rats fed only normal diets. In people with high blood pressure, our protein could potentially delay or prevent the onset of kidney damage, study presenter Rotimi Aluko, of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg said in a statement....

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2009-03-22 11:35:00

Researchers in Canada are reporting that proteins found in a common garden pea show promise as a natural food additive or new dietary supplement for fighting high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Those potentially life-threatening conditions affect millions of people worldwide. The study, which was presented today at the American Chemical Society's 237th National Meeting, is the first reporting that a natural food product can relieve symptoms of CKD, the scientists say. Peas...

2009-03-11 10:20:00

Award amount increases despite troubling economy KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PKD Foundation, the world's leader in PKD research, is once again teaming up with the International Society of Nephrology to honor three world renowned nephrologists with the 2009 Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease. Dr. Corinne Antignac (Necker Hospital, Paris, France); Dr. Lisa Guay-Woodford (University of Alabama...

2008-10-29 15:00:27

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by his own life-saving kidney transplant, fashion critic and Entertainment Tonight correspondent Steven "Cojo" Cojocaru is taking steps to help the 12.5 million people worldwide affected by Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). PKD is one of the world's most common, life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting more people than Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and sickle cell anemia ... combined. PKD affects 1 in 500 children and...

2008-09-28 09:00:13

Jean Roark had her prayers answered four years ago when her husband, Dean, had a successful kidney transplant that rid him of a painful disease. Now they are hoping to aid others who are battling polycystic kidney disease by serving as local coordinators of the fourth annual Tucson Walk for PKD. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday at Reid Park. "There's not a lot of information out there about the disease," Jean Roark said. PKD is a hereditary condition that affects about 600,000...

2008-09-04 09:00:08

US-based drug discovery and development company Plexxikon has started a Phase I human clinical trial for PLX5568, a novel kinase inhibitor targeted for the treatment of at least two major indications with unmet medical needs pain as well as polycystic kidney disease. Dosing has been completed in the first cohort of healthy volunteer subjects in the single ascending dose, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, which will enroll approximately 30 subjects. This study will be followed by a...

2008-09-03 09:00:07

Plexxikon Inc. today announced that it has initiated a Phase 1 human clinical trial for PLX5568, a novel kinase inhibitor targeted for the treatment of at least two major indications with unmet medical needs: pain as well as polycystic kidney disease (PKD). PLX5568 has demonstrated robust preclinical efficacy in multiple pain models, including neuropathic pain as well as acute and inflammatory pain. In addition, PLX5568 has demonstrated compelling efficacy in multiple preclinical models of...

2008-07-03 00:00:27

Hair stylists are to hold an event to raise funds for the hospital unit which cared for a popular colleague. The Francesco Group salon in Stone is holding a fund-raising evening with a fashion twist in aid of the University Hospital of North Staffordshire's renal department which cared for its receptionist Connie Hackney. Connie was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease in 2002. A few years later, she became really ill and her daughter Jane Griggs offered to donate her kidney. The...


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