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Antioxidant could slow progression of Lou Gehrig&#...

An antioxidant discovered more than a dozen years ago may some day be able to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a devastating neurodegenerative disease that is usually fatal within 5 years of diagnosis and currently has no cure. Researchers at the Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay found that the antioxidant MitoQ prolonged the lifespan and improved the health of mice suffering from an animal form of ALS,...

Ruga Licenses Selexagen’s RAF Kinase Program for T...

Targeted cancer drug developer Ruga negotiated rights to Selexagen Therapeutics’ RAF kinase program. The firm claims the acquired technology addresses the drawbacks to BRAF inhibition as an approach to cancer therapy. Data has demonstrated that BRAF inhibition can actually induce adaptation in RAS-activated cells and promote the development of secondary skin lesions and RAS-mutated tumor growth, while triggering the...

Drug Discovery Latin America, February 26-27, 2009...

The inaugural Drug Discovery Latin America conference and exhibition will be held in the colourful city of Rio de Janeiro in the days immediately following the world famous carnival. The purpose of this meeting is to review the status of drug discovery activities in Latin America and to assist its future development. Business and research leaders from both developed markets and BRIC countries will bring their knowledge and...

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and Genzyme Corporation Fo...

BRASILIA, Brazil and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) and Genzyme Corp. today announced that they have formed a research collaboration to advance new treatments for certain neglected diseases. The partners will focus initially on Chagas disease, a life-threatening infectious disease affecting millions of people in Latin America. Fiocruz, a premier public...

Protected: BIT’s 4th Annual Congress of Inte...

Conference Name: BIT’s 4th Annual Congress of International Drug Discovery Science & Technology 2006 (IDDST-2006) Date: May 25-Jun.2, 2006 Location: Dalian & Xi’an, China Theme: Combating Major Diseases for Happy Life Website: http://www.iddst.com Main Conference: Time: May 25-29, 2006 Venue: Dalian World Expo Center Satellite Meeting: Time: May 30-June 2, 2006 Venue: Conference Hall at Xi’an...

SA, India, Brazil in resource deal

Cape Biotech is investigating a possible bio-prospecting partnership which would enable South Africa, Brazil and India to share each other’s resources in order to capitalize on their rich biodiversity. Bio-prospecting is the search for valuable compounds in nature – plants, animals or micro-organisms – that can assist in the development of new drugs or industrial products. Dr Mark Fyvie, Managing Director of...