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2011-08-05 00:00:29

AREVA announced that its subsidiary AREVA Med has started a Phase 1 clinical trial for its lead product ²¹²Pb-TCMC-Trastuzumab in patients with HER-2 positive intra-abdominal cancers. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 AREVA announced that its subsidiary AREVA Med has started a Phase 1 clinical trial for its lead product ²¹²Pb-TCMC-Trastuzumab in patients with HER-2 positive intra-abdominal cancers. The new trial (AREVAMED01) is an open label Phase 1, dose...

2011-06-08 11:01:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO) Biomedical Solutions Division announces that its Cell Processing Work Station (CPWS), an integrated, stand-alone solution for GMP compliant processing and preparation of regenerative stem cell and cell therapies for research use, has been installed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as the nation's first installation of the CPWS, as well as marking SANYO's first to be installed outside of...

2011-06-02 13:16:42

Swabbing a newborn's mouth for saliva can be used to quickly and effectively screen for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a leading cause of hearing loss in children, says research in the June 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) found saliva correctly identified every baby born with the infection when liquid samples were used, and 97.4 percent of babies when the samples were dried. The research was funded by the National...

2011-06-02 13:11:45

Although cytomegalovirus infection is a known cause of birth defects, including permanent hearing loss, most CMV infections in infants are not identified early, when interventions can lessen the effects of hearing loss. Now, Suresh Boppana, M.D., and Karen Fowler, Dr.P.H., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues from other academic medical centers report that a polymerase chain-reaction (PCR)-based saliva test can identify CMV in newborns with greater than 97 percent...

2011-05-26 09:28:00

Linney brings an impressive academic and administrative track record from major national universities, including University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Notre Dame and University of South Carolina VILLANOVA, Pa., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., Ph.D., today announced the appointment of Jean Ann Linney, Ph.D., as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, effective August 15, 2011. An accomplished...

2011-05-19 13:53:41

In the first head-to-head comparison of the three most common drugs used at the time of a kidney transplant to prevent organ rejection, researchers found that the least expensive drug "“ at one-half to one-fifth the price "“ is as safe and effective as the other two, according to a paper published by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers in the May 19, 2011, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Based at UAB, researchers in the INTAC trial spent three years...

2011-05-03 13:19:48

An antioxidant may prevent damage to the liver caused by excessive alcohol, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The findings, published online April 21, 2011, in the journal Hepatology, may point the way to treatments to reverse steatosis, or fatty deposits in the liver that can lead to cirrhosis and cancer. The research team, led by Victor Darley-Usmar, Ph.D., professor of pathology at UAB, introduced an antioxidant called mitochondria-targeted ubiquinone,...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.