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2008-09-17 12:00:35

CLX Medical has signed a definitive agreement with ThyroTec to acquire ThyroTest, a rapid thyroid stimulating hormone screening device used for the detection of hypothyroidism in adults, a common thyroid disease. ThyroTest is FDA cleared and has also achieved CLIA waived status, so the test can be administered in the more than 100,000 CLIA waived doctors' offices in the US, as well as in any non-waived laboratory, the company said. ThyroTest, a simple rapid diagnostic test, is a...

2008-09-17 12:00:35

CLX Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: CLXN), which is focused on the marketing and distribution of unique medical diagnostic testing products, has filed a Current Report on Form 8-K regarding its planned purchase of ThyroTest(R), a rapid thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) screening device used for the detection of hypothyroidism in adults, a common thyroid disease. The Form 8-K can be accessed through a link to SEC filings in the "Corporate" section of the CLX Medical website, www.clxmedical.com. The...

2008-09-15 15:00:34

CLX Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: CLXN), which is focused on the launch and distribution of unique medical diagnostic testing products, today announced Form 4 filings by the company's Board of Directors. On September 12, 2008, Directors Robert McCoy, Patrick Edgerton and James Bickel each filed a Form 4 Statement of Change in Beneficial Ownership of Securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The stock acquired by each of the Directors was granted by the company dating back as far as...

2008-08-14 09:01:14

CLX Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: CLXN), which is focused on the launch and distribution of unique medical diagnostic testing products, today announced that Vera Leonard, chief executive officer of the company, has participated in a question and answer feature that has been posted to the CLX website at http://www.clxmedical.com/othermedia.php. The transcript will also be added to the company's profile on www.equitydigest.com in the coming days. The focus of the interview is the company's recent...

2008-08-14 09:00:19

By Nick Simons Q DEAR Doctor, both my mother and aunt suffer with an under- active thyroid gland and take tablets for it. I am concerned that I may develop a thyroid problem in the future and want to know how to recognise it. A AN under-active thyroid gland is not an uncommon condition and can run in families. With two family members affected it is quite possible that you will also develop the condition. It is a common problem and develops most frequently in women between the ages...

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2008-03-20 00:00:00

Japanese and British researchers reported Wednesday that birds begin singing during the spring season as a biological response to longer days. The response, said researchers, is a result of hormonal reactions to brain cell triggers that tell the birds to find mating partners, which they do through singing.  "While we knew what area of the brain was affected by seasonal change, until now we did not know the exact mechanism involved," said Peter Sharp, a Roslin Institute researcher,...

2008-02-17 03:00:11

By Mittra, Erik S Niederkohr, Ryan D; Rodriguez, Cesar; El-Maghraby, Tarek; McDougall, I Ross Apart from the common causes of thyrotoxicosis, such as Graves' disease and functioning nodular goiters, there are more than 20 less common causes of elevated free thyroid hormones that produce the symptoms and signs of thyrotoxicosis. This review describes these rarer conditions and includes 14 illustrative patients. Thyrotropin and free thyroxine should be measured and, when the latter is normal,...

2007-09-22 03:00:06

By Perez-Lopez, Faustino R Abstract Iodine is a trace element essential for synthesis of the thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine and thyroxine. These hormones play a vital role in the early growth and development stages of most organs, especially the brain. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that, after famine, iodine deficiency is the most avoidable cause of cerebral lesions including different degrees of mental retardation and cerebral paralysis. The main function of iodine...

2007-07-13 06:15:47

By Abalovich, Marcos Mitelberg, Laura; Allami, Carlos; Gutierrez, Silvia; Et al Abstract Objective. To determine the prevalence of different subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) grades and thyroid autoimmunity (TAI) in infertile women. Design. Retrospective study. Setting. Endocrinology division of a public hospital in Argentina. Patients. Group I comprised 244 women consulting on infertility (>1 year without pregnancy); Group C (controls) comprised 155 healthy women with confirmed...

2007-06-28 12:05:17

By Zoeller, R Thomas Tyl, Rochelle W; Tan, Shirlee W This article reviews current rodent screens and tests to detect thyroid toxicants. Many points of disruption for thyroid toxicants are outlined and include: (a) changes in serum hormone level; (b) thyroperoxidase inhibitors; (c) the perchlorate discharge test; (d) inhibitors of iodide uptake; (e) effects on iodothyronine deiodinases; (f) effects on thyroid hormone action; and (g) role of binding proteins (e.g., rodent transthyretin). The...


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