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2012-06-25 16:42:34

New research in Nature Medicine shows that boosting a protein pathway in the body's blood making system protects mice from otherwise fatal radiation poisoning. Scientists in the multi-institutional study — posted online by the journal on June 24 — say their findings open the potential for new treatments against radiation toxicity during cancer treatment or environmental exposures — such as in a nuclear explosion or accident. By identifying a target-specific...

2012-06-08 23:02:32

Synedgen Reports Promising Radiation Treatment Data Claremont, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 Federal agencies are highly concerned about potential dangers to the US population by radiation exposures such as the nuclear incident in Japan or the threat of a terrorist dirty bomb. Synedgen has already demonstrated success in reducing severe oral ulcerations and inflammation in a model of radiation-induced oral mucositis and reducing damage and inflammation in the GI tract after chemical or bacterial...

2011-11-24 11:18:04

2-drug combination may alleviate radiation sickness in people A combination of two drugs may alleviate radiation sickness in people who have been exposed to high levels of radiation, even when the therapy is given a day after the exposure occurred, according to a study led by scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital Boston. Mouse studies of other potential therapies suggest they would be effective in humans only if administered within a few minutes or hours...

2011-06-27 06:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (Soligenix or the Company) (OTC BB: SNGX), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, announces the appointment of Jerome Zeldis, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Global Health and Chief Medical Officer of Celgene Corporation, and Keith Brownlie, CPA, former partner at Ernst & Young, LLP to its Board of Directors. "We are delighted to be able to attract the caliber of these two biotechnology industry veterans to...

2011-06-23 08:00:00

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As media coverage on radiation increases in the U.S., there's growing concern about the possible effects of excess exposure from different types of radiation. Not only is the U.S. distressed by the Japanese Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant leak, the WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, those emitted by cell phones, as being carcinogenic. The World Health Organization recently...


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