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2008-10-23 03:00:40

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 23, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OXiGENE, Inc. (Nasdaq:OXGN) (Stockholm:OXGN) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed John A. Kollins, the Company's current Chief Operating Officer, to the positions of Chief Executive Officer and Director. Concurrently, the Board accepted the resignation, effective October 22, 2008, of Dr. Richard Chin as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. Joel Citron, Chairman of the OXiGENE...

2008-10-21 03:00:08

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OXiGENE, Inc. (Nasdaq:OXGN) (Stockholm:OXGN), a clinical-stage, biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics to treat cancer and eye diseases, announced today that data from clinical trials with its vascular disrupting agent (VDA) product candidate, ZYBRESTAT (fosbretabulin) (formerly referred to as combretastatin A4 phosphate / CA4P), will be presented at the upcoming 12th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer...

2008-10-16 00:00:05

Resveratrol found in grapes, red wine and peanuts, prevents alcoholic fatty liver in mice, U.S. researchers have determined. Chronic alcohol consumption causes fat to accumulate in the liver and can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. Joanne M. Ajmo, Xiaomei Liang, Christopher Q. Rogers, Brandi Pennock and Min You, all of the University of South Florida Health Sciences Center in Tampa, Fla., divided mice into groups and fed all of them a low-fat diet. Some mice had resveratrol in...

2008-10-01 09:00:12

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Genstruct Inc., a systems biology company focused on identifying molecular mechanisms, networks and biomarkers to better develop novel therapeutics and molecular diagnostics, today announced the publication of a paper authored by Gil Blander, Ph.D. et al, titled "SIRT1 Promotes Differentiation of Normal Human Keratinocytes" in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. This research, led by Genstruct scientists and supported in part through an Estee...

2008-09-22 15:00:14

By Donna Olmstead For the Journal Promising research appears to show that an antioxidant in wine and other foods such as peanuts, grapes, mulberries and blueberries improves many conditions associated with aging. But heading to the wine shop for cases of pinot noir or a health food store for supplements may be premature. Research seems to show the antioxidant called resveratrol might help with stroke, cancer, diabetes, other cardiovascular ailments and skin problems. David...

2008-08-29 12:00:33

By Sandy Kleffman It's not exactly a fountain of youth, but a substance found in red wine, grapes and nuts can prevent many age-related problems in mice, an intriguing new study reveals. The substance, resveratrol, led to healthier hearts, better bone density, fewer cataracts and greater motor coordination in the animals. The findings, published online Thursday in Cell Metabolism, may increase interest in resveratrol as scientists seek to ward off the inevitable deterioration that comes...

2008-08-18 03:00:25

RevGenetics, a supplement company and distributor of the herbal supplement Resveratrol, recently announced the launch of a new product: Micronized Trans-Resveratrol. Micronized Resveratrol is small enough to pass through the body's tiny mucous membranes, and contains properties not found in normal Resveratrol. A particle size between one to four microns is smaller than what most water filters can stop, and one micron is 100 times smaller than the width of a human hair -- and easily...

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2008-08-09 15:10:00

A British pharmaceutical company says it has begun human trials of a compound that mimics the effects of a drug found in red wine. Researchers have found that mice given resveratrol, which is found on the skin of red grapes, had stronger bones, better balance and coordination and less heart disease. But humans need to take large doses -- the equivalent of 1,000 bottles of wine a day -- to get those benefits. Sirtris Pharmaceuticals says it has found a compound of two drugs that bring the...

2008-08-04 03:00:07

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 4, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- OXiGENE, Inc. (Nasdaq:OXGN) (Stockholm:OXGN), a clinical-stage, biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics to treat cancer and eye diseases, reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2008 and presented an update on recent clinical and corporate progress. Financial Results The Company reported a net loss for the second quarter of 2008 of $7.0 million, or $0.25 per share, compared with a net loss of $5.4 million,...

2008-08-02 00:00:03

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Here's a couch potato's dream: What if a drug could help you gain some of the benefits of exercise without working up a sweat? Scientists reported Thursday that there is such a drug - if you happen to be a mouse. Sedentary mice that took the drug for four weeks burned more calories and had less fat than untreated mice. And when tested on a treadmill, they could run about 44 percent farther and 23 percent longer than untreated mice. Just how well...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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