Monthly Archives: April 2012

National Jewish Health issued method patent for desensitizing B cells

National Jewish Health has been issued a US patent claiming a method to desensitize B cells by inactivating antigen receptors on their surfaces. The method, discovered by John Cambier, PhD, Chairman of the Integrated Department of Immunology at National Jewish … Continue reading

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Geron commences enrollment in imetelstat Phase 2 clinical trial in essential thrombocythemia

Geron Corporation today announced enrollment of the first patient in a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the activity of the company’s telomerase inhibitor drug, imetelstat (GRN163L), in patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET). "The I-STAR?„? platform has been designed to … Continue reading

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OXiGENE reaches agreement with warrant holders for warrant exchange

OXiGENE, Inc., a clinical-stage, biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics to treat cancer and eye diseases, has entered into separate Warrant Exchange Agreements with each of the holders of outstanding warrants originally issued in March 2010 to eliminate all of such … Continue reading

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Data on Ensituximab for treatment of pancreatic and colorectal cancers to be presented at ASCO 2011

Neogenix Oncology announced today that Dr. Luis Diaz of The Johns Hopkins University Hospital will present data from Ensituximab, the company’s novel, therapeutic antibody to treat pancreatic and colorectal cancers. The presentation is scheduled at the American Society of Clinical … Continue reading

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Salk Institute uncovers presenilin's productive side

Mutant presenilin is infamous for its role in the most aggressive form of Alzheimer’s disease-early-onset familial Alzheimer’s-which can strike people as early as their 30s. In their latest study, researchers at the Salk Institute uncovered presenilin’s productive side: It helps … Continue reading

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Study: HIV-positive head and neck cancer patients respond well to radiation therapy treatments

HIV-positive head and neck cancer patients respond well to radiation therapy treatments and experience similar toxicity rates as non-HIV-positive patients, despite prior reports to the contrary, according to a study in the January issue of the International Journal of Radiation … Continue reading

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Researchers discover how Ras oncogene chooses a signaling pathway

The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 43,000 Americans were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and more than 36,000 died from the disease. Despite advances in genetic science showing that the Ras oncogene is mutated in virtually all … Continue reading

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