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2010-05-17 07:03:39

Patients with severe asthma who use an internet-supported strategy and daily monitoring of exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) were able to control their asthma with lower overall dosing of oral corticosteroids (OCS) than patients who underwent usual care, according to research from the Netherlands. "We know that in patients with prednisone-dependent asthma it is important to adjust the daily dose of oral corticosteroids to the lowest possible level in order to reduce long-term side effects," said...

2010-03-05 13:45:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative oncology therapies, today announced the presentation of positive final data, including survival data, from the Company's Phase 2 clinical trial of picoplatin as a first-line therapy in men with metastatic castration-resistant (hormone-refractory) prostate cancer (CRPC). The results were presented in a General Poster Session today at...

2010-03-03 17:07:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today results from a Phase 3 trial which demonstrated cabazitaxel, an investigational compound, plus prednisone/prednisolone significantly improved overall survival and progression-free survival in patients with metastatic (advanced) hormone-refractory prostate cancer whose disease progressed following treatment with docetaxel-based chemotherapy. The TROPIC trial compared the...

2009-10-06 08:00:54

Scientists have long struggled to understand the body's biological clock. Its tick-tock wakes us up, reminds us to eat and tells us when to go to bed. But what sets that circadian rhythm? New research now shows that daily fluctuations in powerful hormones called glucocorticoids directly synchronize the biological clock as an integral part of our mechanism for regulating blood sugar. "The most surprising part of our findings is that our internal biologic rhythms are embedded directly into...

2009-09-25 08:39:47

Minimal change nephrotic syndrome can cause osteoporosis, hypertension, cataracts and sperm abnormalities A kidney condition that can arise in children and was until recently believed to disappear after puberty may persist into adulthood and cause significant long-term complications, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The findings indicate that better treatment options are needed for children with the...

2009-09-02 01:00:00

BASEL and REINACH, Switzerland, September 2 /PRNewswire/ -- - CAPRA-2-Data Will be Used to File for US Marketing Approval Nitec Pharma AG ("Nitec" or "Nitec Pharma"), a Switzerland-based specialty pharma company focused on the development and commercialization of medicines to treat chronic inflammation and pain-related diseases, today announced positive results from the second pivotal phase III trial for its lead product, Lodotra(TM). The CAPRA-2 study (Circadian...

2009-06-01 07:00:00

MALVERN, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascenta Therapeutics announced today that promising results from ongoing clinical studies in prostate, brain and lung cancers were among the data presented on AT-101, an oral, pan-Bcl-2 inhibitor, at the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, May 29-June 2, in Orlando, Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090227/PH75873LOGO ) "We are delighted with the depth and breadth of the data available on our lead...

2009-05-28 07:00:00

- New Progression-Free Survival Data To Be Presented at 2009 ASCO Annual Meeting Support Further Clinical Development of Picoplatin in Combination with Docetaxel/Prednisone as First-Line Therapy for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer - - Poniard Management Team to Host Analyst and Investor Briefing to Discuss Data on Sunday, May 31st - SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD), a biopharmaceutical company focused...

2009-03-05 08:26:04

McMaster University researchers have found patients with a very severe asthma benefit from injections of the antibody, mepolizumab.The study by Dr. Param Nair and colleagues based at The Firestone Institute for Respiratory Disease, St. Joseph's Healthcare, found patients who require a lot of medication, including prednisone, to control their disease benefit from the injections.The research published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), investigated asthmatics with a persisting type...

2009-02-25 07:00:00

- New Progression-Free Survival Data Support Picoplatin in Combination with Docetaxel/Prednisone as First-Line Therapy for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer - - Results To Be Presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's 2009 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium - SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative oncology therapies, today announced the...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'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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