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2008-07-15 09:00:16

EyeGate Pharma, a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company using iontophoresis technology to safely and non-invasively deliver therapeutics into the front and back of the eye to treat serious ocular diseases, today announced the initiation of patient dosing in a prospective, multi-center, randomized, double-masked U.S. Phase II proof-of-concept study of the EyeGate(R) II Ocular Drug Delivery System. This landmark Phase II proof-of-concept study of EGP-437 and the EyeGate(R) II...

2008-06-30 09:02:20

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 30, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Hana Biosciences (Nasdaq:HNAB), a biopharmaceutical company focused on strengthening the foundation of cancer care, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation for Marqibo(r) (vincristine sulfate injection, OPTISOME(tm)) for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic uveal melanoma. Orphan drug designation offers significant benefits to Hana Biosciences, including...

2008-05-16 06:00:00

By Hu, Dan-Ning Simon, John D; Sarna, Tadeusz ABSTRACT The mammalian eye consists of several layers of pigmented tissues that contain melanin. The eye is a unique organ for pigment cell research because one can isolate and compare melanosomes from different tissues and embryonic origins. Retinal, iris and ciliary pigment epithelial cells are derived from the neural ectoderm, more specifically from the extremity of the embryonic optical cup, which is also the origin of the retina. In...

2007-05-10 12:00:37

Uveal melanoma, the most common type of cancer to develop within the eyeball in adults, has been linked to colon cancer in a U.S. study. Dr. Frederick H. Davidorf of Ohio State University in Columbus studied 130 uveal melanoma patients who provided their extended family medical histories. A small but significant number of uveal melanoma patients and their families are at higher risk for development of other cancers, most significantly colon cancer, according to the presentation at the...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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