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2010-06-24 10:20:00

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists have moved a step closer to developing the means for a rapid diagnostic blood test that can scan for thousands of disease markers and other chemical indicators of health. The team reports* it has learned how to decode the electrical signals generated by a nanopore"”a "gate" less than 2 nanometers wide in an artificial cell membrane. Nanopores are not new themselves; for more than a decade, scientists have sought to use a...

2010-05-03 08:09:36

Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital may have found a better way to prep patients for colonoscopy procedures so they no longer need to drink a gallon of prescribed fluids prior to the procedure. The study found that patients who took a pill that is FDA-approved for chronic constipation as part of the colonoscopy prep only needed to drink half of the liquid previously required to cleanse the bowels. While the combination did not improve polyp detection during the colonoscopy, researchers say it...

2010-01-29 09:38:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Polyethylene Glycol 3350 and Electrolytes for Oral Solution, USP, the generic version of Braintree Laboratories' GoLytely® laxative. Polyethylene Glycol 3350 and Electrolytes for Oral Solution had U.S. sales of...

2009-12-16 12:01:59

New approach reduces number of routines needed to detect erythropoietins Austrian researchers have successfully developed a new electrophoretic method for detecting MIRCERA® and other erythropoietins (EPO) in the blood. The technique, using SARCOSYL-PAGE, has specifically enhanced sensitivity for MIRCERA, but does not alter the performance characteristics of SDS-PAGE for detecting other EPOs. Details of this study, funded by a grant from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA),...

2009-12-03 15:04:27

Midway Pharmaceuticals plans clinical trials of PEG 15-20 compound in 2010 A non-absorbed, oral co-polymer therapy under development by Midway Pharmaceuticals demonstrated the ability to protect against damage to healthy gastrointestinal tissues and to prevent lethal bacterial infections in animal models of radiation damage. The results suggest the compound, a high molecular weight co-polymer of polyethylene glycol (PEG), may provide a new way to prevent serious GI side effects of radiation...

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2009-11-09 07:26:46

Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a new approach for repairing damaged nerve fibers in spinal cord injuries using nano-spheres that could be injected into the blood shortly after an accident. The synthetic "copolymer micelles" are drug-delivery spheres about 60 nanometers in diameter, or roughly 100 times smaller than the diameter of a red blood cell. Researchers have been studying how to deliver drugs for cancer treatment and other therapies using these spheres. Medications...

2009-10-26 23:11:23

Bowel preparation impacts follow-up timetable for colonoscopy While there is little doubt concerning the effectiveness of colonoscopy procedures to detect colon cancer, a new study presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's 74th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego places new emphasis on the importance of adequate bowel preparation prior to procedure. The findings come at a time when clinicians are evaluating new bowel preparation solutions to replace the popular over the...

2009-09-18 10:53:34

Biotech innovation could extend dosing intervals, simplify production Many biopharmaceuticals comprise small proteins that are quickly eliminated from the body. Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) combine such small proteins with a kind of molecular balloon that swells and thus prolongs the half-life of the proteins in the body. The TUM spin-off XL-Protein GmbH has now started to further develop this new technology with blockbuster potential. People who suffer from...

2009-08-19 16:02:07

A new method for attaching a large protective polymer molecule to a protein appears to improve protein drugs significantly.Bioengineers at Duke University developed the new approach and demonstrated in an animal model that the newly created protein-polymer combinations, known as conjugates, remained in circulation significantly longer than an unprotected protein.The scientists say they are encouraged that their findings represent a new strategy to improve the efficacy of protein...

2009-03-10 10:52:00

LAS VEGAS, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CPC of America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CPCF.OB), a company focused on the development of therapeutic devices that enhance the quality of patient care in endovascular procedures, announced today that it is actively pursuing the development of proprietary polyethylene glycol (PEG) synthetic sealants as part of its global commercialization strategy for MedClose(TM). MedClose(TM) is an investigational-stage vascular closure system that is intended...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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