Cardium Announces Review in Journal Of Cardiovascular Pharmacology Finds ...
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics, an operating unit of Taxus Cardium Pharmaceuticals Group Inc. (Trading Symbol: CRXM) today announced the publication of a review article in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology that concludes a gene therapy product promoting the growth of blood vessels is "highly warranted" to treat about 1 million U.S. heart-disease patients and 6 million more worldwide who are either ineligible or poor candidates for traditional angioplasty, stent placement or bypass surgery.
The review described significant progress in gene therapy that resulted from optimized techniques to deliver an effective vessel-growth-promoting gene to heart tissue of patients most likely to respond to such treatment, and was authored by Dr. Gabor M. Rubanyi, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Cardium Therapeutics. Using Cardium's cardiovascular gene therapy, researchers have quantified significant improvements in cardiac blood flow in treated patients with 3-D visualization scans.
Cover-up at Kai Tak? Allies 'caused Hong Kong plane crash that killed 19 to ...
Everything seemed to be proceeding smoothly as the Dakota transport aircraft, bearing the insignia of the 110 Squadron of the Royal Air Force, took off from Kai Tak airport on the morning of September 25, 1946.
The air-accident investigation report indicates that the aircraft quickly climbed to between 700 feet and 800 feet before the pilots inexplicably lost control of the plane and crashed some 3km from the airfield.
Of the five crew members and 14 passengers aboard the flight bound for Singapore, none survived.
The report concluded that the crash had been caused by turbulence from the surrounding hills, which created a crosswind of as much as 25 knots at 30 degrees to the flight path. It also criticised the pilots for failing to realise the danger posed by the turbulence and terrain ahead.
War veteran Arthur Lane, however, does not believe that explanation. It is far too convenient, he says, that the main British investigator into crimes committed by the Japanese during the second world war was aboard the aircraft. What's more, his probing was building a solid case that could have seen the Japanese emperor held accountable for some of the worst atrocities carried out by his troops in the early decades of the last century.