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2014-05-05 04:21:48

Acromegaly, an endocrine disorder resulting from elevated growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels, is associated with high mortality(1,2) EAST HANOVER, N.J., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis today presented results from a pivotal Phase III trial of investigational therapy Signifor(®) LAR (pasireotide LAR; SOM230) in patients with acromegaly for whom current standard of care provides inadequate disease control. The study findings showed that patients taking...

2012-07-09 11:24:01

Selectively modifying hormones and using them as medicinal substances Researchers at the RUB and from Berkeley have used metal complexes to modify peptide hormones. In the Journal of the American Chemical Society, they report for the first time on the three-dimensional structure of the resulting metal-peptide compounds. "With this work, we have laid the molecular foundation for the development of better medicines" says Prof. Raphael Stoll from the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry at...

Obesity Vaccine Keeps People Trim
2012-07-09 11:17:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The global obesity epidemic has continued to burgeon without any solid intervention to halt and reverse an issue that now affects more than 1 in 3 people. Yet, that could change with the development of a new vaccine that scientists are hoping will keep the pounds off at the dinner table. The vaccine -- dubbed the “flab jab” -- is the invention of scientists at the South Dakota, US company Braasch Biotech with Dr. Keith...

2011-11-30 10:45:17

Combination treatment with octreotide shows improved results in tumors associated with carcinoid syndrome Combination treatment with everolimus, an inhibitor of the mammalian target rapamycin (mTOR), and octreotide has shown to improve progression-free survival for patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors and a history of carcinoid syndrome, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Results of the international, randomized, placebo-controlled...

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