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New Data Demonstrated Efficacy and Safety of Initial Combination Therapy with Welchol(R) (colesevelam HCl) and Metformin in Drug-Naive Adult Type 2 Diabetes Patients

June 26, 2010 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PARSIPPANY, N.J. , June 26 /- Results of a new study demonstrated that initial combination therapy with Welchol® (colesevelam HCl) 3.75 g/d and metformin (initiated at 850 mg/d; uptitrated to 1700 mg/d thereafter) significantly improved glycemic and lipid control in drug-naive adult...

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Improvement in Beta-Cell Function Observed After Three Years of BYETTA(R) Therapy: Data Presented at ADA 2010

June 26, 2010 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. , June 26, 2010 /- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) today announced results from a study comparing the effect of long-term treatment with either BYETTA® (exenatide) injection or Lantus® (insulin glargine) on...

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New Data Demonstrates Victoza® (liraglutide rDNA injection) Provided Superior and Sustained Blood Sugar Control and Weight Reduction Compared to Januvia® (sitagliptin) at 52...

June 26, 2010 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. , June 26 /- Poster 16LB -- Late-breaking Novo Nordisk (NVO) extension data presented today at the 70th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) showed that once-daily Victoza® in combination with metformin produced sustained and...

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Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Pivotal Phase III Data Showing Linagliptin Reduced Blood Sugar Compared to Placebo in People With Type 2 Diabetes

June 26, 2010 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. , June 26 /- Data from four pivotal Phase III clinical trials demonstrate that linagliptin achieved statistically significant and sustained reductions in blood sugar as measured by hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c),(1-4) fasting plasma glucose (FPG)(1-4) and postprandial glucose...

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Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Analysis Advances Understanding of Barriers to Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose

June 26, 2010 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. , June 26 /- An estimated 75 percent of adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes say they believe they know what their blood sugar levels are without testing, according to data presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 70th Scientific Sessions. These results are...

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BYDUREON(TM) Safety and Tolerability Pooled Summary Data Presented at ADA 2010

June 26, 2010 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. , June 26, 2010 /- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) and Alkermes, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALKS ) today announced results of an analysis of pooled safety data from three completed randomized controlled trials that showed the...

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Futures in Biotech 62: X-Ray Crystallography

June 25, 2010 9:36 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Hosts: Marc Pelletier and George W. Farr, Ph.D., vice president of biochemistry and biophysics at Aeromics and adjunct professor of physiology and biophysics at Case Western Reserve University "Blended Rabbits, Bearded Crystals, and Protein Crystallography." Dr. Alexander McPherson...

'Lucy' Predecessor Turns Back The Clock On Walking

June 25, 2010 4:42 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Anthropologist Yohannes Haile-Selassie talks about a recently unearthed Australopithecus afarensis skeleton nicknamed "Kadanuumuu." He says the individual predates "Lucy" by about 400,000 years, and that the bones suggest upright walking originated earlier than previously thought.

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Building Living, Breathing Lungs In The Lab

June 25, 2010 4:42 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Laura Niklason engineered working lungs in the lab by stripping the cells from rat lungs and repopulating the remaining structure with fresh cells. Don Ingber created a "lung on a chip," which mimics the chemistry and mechanics of a working lung and could be used for drug testing.

How The Sense Of Touch Influences The Mind

June 25, 2010 4:42 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Reporting in Science, researchers describe how the sense of touch influences the mind's judgments and decision-making processes. John Bargh, a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale, discusses the findings, including why sitting on a hard wooden chair may turn people into...

Before Liftoff, A Space Telescope Tours Earth

June 25, 2010 4:42 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope, the planned successor to Hubble, is on the circuit -- making appearances at science conferences and festivals. Science Friday caught up with the observatory and spoke to its handlers in New York City's Battery Park.

Medicare Funding Cut Affects Practices And Patients

June 25, 2010 4:42 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The House last night passed a measure to prevent a 21-percent cut in Medicare fees paid to doctors, at least for the next 6 months. Dr. Michael Newman, a Washington DC-area physician explains how the yearly threat of cuts affects his practice and patients.

Should Joints Be In The Medicine Cabinet?

June 25, 2010 4:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Fourteen states now allow marijuana smoking for medical purposes, and more states are deciding whether or not to do the same. Ira Flatow and guests look at the research on inhaled marijuana as a medication and discuss whether or not doctors should be prescribing pot smoking.

The Next 'Geek?' We Asked. You Answered.

June 25, 2010 4:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In what seems like an unlikely turn of events, "geek" has suddenly gone chic. Last week, Science Friday wondered if there should be a new word for geek, one without a hip connotation, and asked listeners to weigh in. After combing through the submissions, we reveal the top terms.

First MEMS gyro packed into smarter iPhone 4

June 25, 2010 4:41 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4, unveiled by the company Monday (June 7), is the world's first smart phone including a MEMS gyroscope.

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