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Gene therapy and stem cells save limb

December 8, 2009
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Contact: Audrey Huang audrey@jhmi.edu 410-614-5105 Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Blood vessel blockage, a common condition in old age or diabetes, leads to low blood flow and results in low oxygen, which can kill cells and tissues. Such blockages can require amputation resulting in loss of limbs. Now, using mice as their model, resea…

Hops compound may prevent prostate cancer

December 8, 2009
biotech

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Contact: Tara Yates tara.yates@aacr.org 267-646-0558 American Association for Cancer Research HOUSTON – The natural compound xanthohumol blocks the effects of the male hormone testosterone, therefore aiding in the prevention of prostate cancer. “We hope that one day we can demonstrate that xanthohumol prevents prostate cancer devel…

Researchers finds hidden sensory system in the skin

December 8, 2009
biotech

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Contact: Alex Brownstein alexb@intidyn.com 866-610-7581 ×104 Integrated Tissue Dynamics (INTIDYN) Persons lacking known nerve receptors can still touch and feel; may shed light on causes of unexplained pain such as fibromyalgia December 15, 2009 – (Albany, N.Y., USA) The human sensory experience is far more complex an…


Southwest Fla biotech emerges

December 7, 2009
biotech

60 people who attended a meeting this week of the Southwest Chapter of BioFlorida, an industry association in Florida since …Click Here to Read More


Is Fla. biotech sector the light at the end of the recession?

December 7, 2009
biotech

But Florida made a smart investment in establishing a vibrant biotechnology sector in our state that is now taking root. …Click Here to Read More

Burnham Researcher Awarded $8 Million Grant

December 7, 2009
biotech

LA JOLLA, Calif., September 16, 2008 — Burnham Institute for Medical Research today announced that Stuart A. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., professor and director of the Del E. Webb Neuroscience, Aging, and Stem Cell Research Center at Burnham has been awarded $8 million, over five years, to establish a Center for Neurodegeneration Science (CNS). The center will study potential environmental causes of Parkinson¬ís disease. Funding for the center comes from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health.

Identification of Human Factors May Yield Novel Therapeutic Targets for HIV

December 7, 2009
biotech

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2008 — The Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Burnham Institute for Medical Research today announced the identification of 295 host cell factors that are involved in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The study, published in the Oct. 3 issue of Cell, could lead to the development of a new class of HIV therapeutics aimed at disrupting the human-HIV interactions that lead to viral infection.

Burnham Researchers Turn Cancer Friend into Cancer Foe

December 7, 2009
biotech

LA JOLLA, Calif., October 7, 2008 — Burnham Institute for Medical Research today announced that scientists have created a peptide that binds to Bcl-2, a protein that protects cancer cells from programmed cell death, and converts it into a cancer cell killer. The research, which was published as the featured article in the October 7 edition of Cancer Cell, may lead to new cancer treatments.

Fishman Awards Honor Gifted, Young Burnham Researchers

December 7, 2009
biotech

LA JOLLA, Calif., October 13, 2008 — Burnham Institute for Medical Research today announced that five of the Institute¬ís postdoctoral research associates will be honored with Fishman Fund Awards to recognize their commitment to basic biomedical research. The awardees will receive $5,000 grants to be used to further their education and career development.

Burnham Institute for Medical Research Elects New Trustees

December 7, 2009
biotech

LA JOLLA, Calif., November 12, 2008 — Burnham Institute for Medical Research announced the election of five new members to its board of trustees. These new trustees bring a wide variety of business, legal and philanthropic experience to Burnham.