Company Continues Foray Into Biologics, Stem Cells As Next Generation Therapy

Biotech stocks can be controversial and tend to have their ups and downs among the investment community. However, the biotech industry is getting a shot in the arm with news of biologics flooding the wires.

Biologics are different from traditional drugs because they are manufactured in a living system, such as a microorganism or plant or animal cells rather than being made with synthesized chemicals. And because of the strides made in this biotechnology specialty, it is attracting the attention of big pharma.

Stem Cells, Biologics Could Be Answer to Next Generation Therapies

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – Biotech stocks tend to have their ups and downs among the investment community. However, the biotech industry is enjoying a shot in the arm with news of biologics flooding the wires.
Biologics, say experts, are different from traditional drugs because they are manufactured in a living system, such as a microorganism or plant or animal cells, rather than with synthesized chemicals. And because of the strides made in this biotechnology specialty, it is attracting the attention of the pharma big boys.
All the major players are looking to capture their share of a market that IMS Health analysts estimate will rise to $390 billion by 2020. In short, if the analysts are right, biologics will command nearly one-third of all spending on drugs in the next few years. Couple this with a marketing plan to the public that underscores biologics as natural derivatives instead of man-made, and it’s easy to see why so much money is being poured into this area.
With patent expirations drawing near, and companies looking to get a leg up on their competition, big pharma will be looking to boutique firms in this space to get an edge on next-generation therapies.
Enter Endonovo Therapeutics (OTCQB: ENDV), a biotechnology company that is developing a bioelectronic approach to regenerative medicine through its premier platform, Cytotronics. While most biologics are formed using recombinant DNA technology, “Endonovo is falling back on its technology, which dates back to research at NASA seeking to develop stem cells and medical devices to treat potential injuries that astronauts might encounter during long term missions in outer space.” In this way, the company is using Time-Varying Electromagnetic Field (TVEMF) technology to increase the therapeutic properties of stem cells. This, says the company, is accomplished through stimulation of magnetically induced electrical field pathways of cells and tissues.
Endonovo CEO Alan Collier describes the technology as “effectively training cells to secrete therapeutic proteins.” The secreted proteins can include those commonly used in biologics, such as G-CSF (granulocyte-colony stimulating factor), GM-CSF (granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor), erythropoietin and interleukins that are used in angiogenesis, antigentargeting, promoting white blood cell growth to fight infections, and more.
Endonovo’s mission is two-fold: to validate the potential of injecting “enhanced” or “trained” stem cells, but also to deliver a cocktail of therapeutic proteins that could exert their influence over inflammation while promoting tissue healing.
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Have Chronic Pain? Here’s a Safer Alternative to Opioids

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – Looking for a safer, more effective, and less costly alternative for treating chronic pain now that the Centers for Disease and Prevention has pegged the number of deaths from opioid abuse at more than 28,000 in 2014 alone? One of the most popular choices: drug-free chiropractic care.

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Are You At Risk of Having a Fatal Brain Aneurysm?

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – – It should have been a day like any other for Lisa Colagrossi, a New York City journalist for WABCChannel 7. She should have reported the news and returned home to her family. Instead, on March 20, 2015, the 49-year-old mother of two, died from a ruptured brain aneurysm.
Unlike cancer and other diseases, little is known of this deadly condition. In Lisa’s case, she was experiencing one of the classic warning signs of a brain aneurysm — the worst headache of her life — but it was not recognized as a possible aneurysm. This overall lack of knowledge is what prompted Colagrossi’s husband, Todd Crawford, to create The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation (TLCF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness of and education about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for brain aneurysms.
A brain aneurysm is a weakness or thinning of the wall of a blood vessel in the brain. Eventually, the blood vessel wall begins to bulge outward. This may cause a leak or rupture and result in bleeding into the brain.
The most common signs and symptoms of brain aneurysms include the sudden onset of the following:
* Worst headache of your life
* Sensitivity to light
* Stiff neck
* Sharp pain behind one of your eyes
* State of confusion
A number of factors can contribute to the development of a brain aneurysm. Some risk factors develop over time, while some are present at birth. Common risk factors include:
* High Blood Pressure
* Smoking
* Head Injury
* Older Age
* Drug/Alcohol Abuse
* Family History
In addition, women and African Americans are nearly 50 percent more likely to develop a brain aneurysm.
For its part, The Foundation has been credited with saving several lives since its inception in September 2015.
One such survivor was suffering from a sudden excruciating headache. After her sister heard Crawford on the radio speaking about his work with TLCF and the signs, symptoms and risk factors of a brain aneurysm, she urged her to go to the hospital. Multiple CAT scans, one spinal tap, and six weeks later, she had lifesaving brain surgery in which two aneurysms were clipped.
Currently, an estimated 6 to 15 million people have a brain aneurysm, with an estimated 40,000 ruptures occurring every year. Of those, over 60 percent will die, and of those who survive, over 66 percent will suffer major neurological deficits.
“Brain aneurysms don’t need to result in a tragic loss,” says Crawford. “The more people that are aware of the signs, symptoms, and risk factors that accompany a brain aneurysm, the more lives that will be saved.”
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How to Avoid Neck and Back Pain from Backpacks

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If you’re like most parents, you remember sending your kindergartener off to school with a backpack bigger than they were. While your child may be able to shoulder it, students are now weighed down more than ever by these cumbersome packs.

Which is why, say experts, more kids than ever before are complaining about back and neck pain. With school starting up again, a likely reason for the complaints is the heavy load they’re carrying (and we’re not talking about classes), with everything from textbooks to laptops to musical instruments crammed inside.

Protect Your Kid’s Identity

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – Much has been made about protecting your digital footprint lately. (Thank you, Apple and the FBI, for bringing this issue center stage). And, according to tech experts who follow such trends, it would seem that many people are starting to pay attention — especially when it comes to protecting their children’s privacy using encrypted communications.
The argument against encryption goes like this: it allows those who exploit children to “go dark.” While that is true, encryption is also a powerful tool that can help protect children from those same predators, as well as bullies and others who want to harm your kids. In short, encryption is not just for privacy and security, but also for personal safety as well as peace of mind.
Think of it this way: your phone and other digital devices contain almost all of your personal information — your current and previous locations, your home address, information about your family and friends, records of your calls and texts, email messages, and every website you’ve ever visited. This means that all that information is up for grabs. And in the wrong hands, it can also endanger your children.
The good news is that protecting and encrypting your kids’ information has never been easier or more cost-efficient.
The Gabriel app, available at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, was designed and built with personal privacy and security as its foundation by VirnetX, an Internet security software and technology company.
For only $50 per year for five users (that’s only $4.17 per month), you can be assured that your children’s communications — when they talk, video, chat, text, email, or share photos or documents — are safe and secure.
No one will be able to see, hear, or intercept your kids’ communications other than the parties they are in contact with because Gabriel does not transmit or store its data with any third party — not even VirnetX. It is person-to-person, end-to-end encryption that all but eliminates opportunities for hackers.
Other benefits include:
* Making free voice or video calls or sending IMs (instant messages) to other Gabriel members.
* Receiving spamless email.
* Sharing pictures or files that are immune to interception.
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Did You Know Your Eye Makeup Could Be Making You Sick?

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – For a lot of women, eye makeup is an essential part of being properly dressed — just as important as a stylish outfit or nice shoes.
But while mascara and eyeliner can create different looks, from subtle to striking, they can also make you sick.
The problem: Eye makeup can be a breeding ground for bacteria. We all have a few microbes, like Staphylococcus and Streptococcus, living around our eyes. When eyeliner or mascara is applied, some of those bugs stick to the applicator and are carried back to the makeup container.
Eye products are supposed to contain preservatives to keep bacteria from growing. But some products don’t have enough. And over time, the preservative’s effectiveness declines. As a result, the bacteria on an eyeliner pencil or mascara applicator grow and multiply. Each time you apply makeup, you get bigger and bigger doses of bacteria — enough to cause serious infections.
“Every year, many women end up with eye infections from cosmetics,” warns the University of Rochester Medical Center. “In rare cases, women have been temporarily or permanently blinded by an eye cosmetic, according to the FDA.”
You can, however, prevent these problems and others with these simple tips:
* Don’t share makeup to avoid spreading bacteria.
* Replace your eye makeup regularly, at least every three to four months.
* Remove eye makeup at the end of every day.
* Practice good eyelid hygiene.
* Keep updated on the latest eyelid-eyelash hygiene clinical safety reports.
Christine Sindt, OD, Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, recommends wiping the eyes daily with a new antibacterial eyelid cleanser, such as Avenova from NovaBay Pharmaceuticals. “One recent study showed that Avenova dramatically reduces the amount of Staphylococcus and other bacteria around the eye — by more than 99 percent,” says Sindt. “Avenova contains a solution of pure hypochlorous acid, a substance used by the body as a natural defense against pathogens, but is completely harmless to skin.”
“I encourage women to talk to their doctors about daily eye hygiene using safe and effective products, such as Avenova, which can be the best defense against infections and other common eye problems, like dry eye and Blepharitis,” adds Columbus, Ohio, ophthalmologist Alice T. Epitropoulos, MD. “Take these steps, and women can have both beauty and healthy eyes.”
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Here’s Why You Really Get Tech Neck

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – Imagine four 15-pound bowling balls atop your head, and you’ll understand why so many people now suffer from “tech neck.” Yep, the equivalent of about 60 pounds is added to the stress on your neck every time you look down at some wireless device — think texting, for example — potentially resulting in everything from headaches to back, shoulder, neck and arm pain.

Key to avoiding the condition? Proper posture (including chin up) — which doctors of chiropractic increasingly find themselves advising patients on, says the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, in addition to treating spinal alignment issues.

Breakthrough Medical Technologies Save and Improve Millions of Lives

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – Millions of people are living longer and in better health, thanks to major advances in medical technology that have produced new high-quality, cost-effective therapies.
Half a century ago, a pacemaker used to treat cardiac arrhythmias was the size of a hockey puck. Today, it’s smaller than a AAA battery. Since 1980, medical technology has reduced fatalities from heart disease and stroke by more than half, reported the National Center for Health Statistics. In that same period, average life expectancy in the United States has increased dramatically — by over five years.
Advances in medical technology are significantly improving patient outcomes and health-system savings, helping people lead longer and better lives. Global medical device manufacturer St. Jude Medical ( estimates that throughout its 40-year history, approximately 70 million patients have been touched by one of its many life-saving technologies.
New pioneering technologies are on the horizon thanks to the continued commitment for improved medical care. Companies like St. Jude Medical are exploring creative and unique partnerships to drive disease awareness and improve patient outcomes. Here are some of the most important new innovations:
* Patients today can connect with their physicians through smart technology offering remote monitoring — transmitters that communicate data about a patient’s condition to their doctors without the patient having to leave home. Research shows that telemedicine expands access to health services for people living in rural or remote areas, and can assist in health care outreach to people who may be vulnerable to untreated chronic conditions.
* In electrophysiology lab systems, used by doctors to manage heart-rhythm disorders, technological innovations have helped doctors reduce costs, streamline workflow and improve quality of care. Integrated lab products from St. Jude Medical make up technologies that let doctors performing cardiac procedures navigate with the help of prerecorded X-ray images. This reduces exposure to radiation for health care personnel and patients.
* The use of colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy screening tests have prevented some 560,000 people from developing colorectal cancer, according to a Milken Institute study.
* Implantable spinal cord stimulation devices, which can provide relief from chronic pain by interrupting pain signals to the brain, are now available in upgradeable technology. Patients will be able to access new, improved therapies via software updates as soon as they are approved, instead of having to undergo repeat surgical procedures to have their devices replaced when new technology comes along.
* Implantable devices that provide deep brain stimulation can help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. About 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, according to the National Institutes of Health.
* Insulin pump usage results in better blood-sugar control, resulting in fewer clinical complications, reduced emergency room visits and decreased hospital admissions, according to a study by the Milken Institute.
Of course, medical technology still faces major challenges, especially in expensive epidemic diseases such as heart failure, atrial fibrillation and other heart conditions. By 2030, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects cardiovascular disease to cost more than $1 trillion.
But today, more than ever, companies like St. Jude Medical are leading the way to solve some of the world’s biggest health care challenges. Scientists, engineers and inventors work with imagination to transform the treatment of expensive epidemic diseases and save and improve lives.

Biotech Companies Are Still the “It” Stock to Have in Your Portfolio

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – If Wall Street has taught investors anything in recent years, it’s how finicky the market can be. While there is never a “sure thing” when it comes to investing, analysts agree that biotech companies are still a solid opportunity.
One company that is emerging head and shoulders above its counterparts is Endonovo Therapeutics (ENDV), a biotechnology company developing bioelectronics-based products and therapies for regenerative medicine.
Analysts say that what makes this particular company so attractive is the fact that it is focusing on both the medical device field and as cell therapies.
Endonovo’s devices are based on the Time-Varying Electromagnetic Field technology originally developed at NASA. The way it works is this: the technology uses electromagnetic pulses to deliver electrical stimulation to the nervous system and cells. These devices are non-invasive and non-implantable, and are used to prevent and treat vital organ failure by reducing inflammation and cell death at the same time while promoting regeneration.
In pre-clinical studies, Endonovo’s technology was found to be an innovative approach to treating acute inflammation, since others in the field typically use implantable electrodes to treat patients. The company is concentrating its efforts on treating inflammation in the liver, which, if validated, could change the landscape of medicine since inflammation is the root of all disease.
In addition, the company has plans to apply for orphan drug designation for its next-generation, off-the-shelf treatment of Graft-Versus-Host (GvHD) disease, using enhanced stem cells from the human umbilical cord.
If Endonovo receives FDA approval to market its product, the company could easily reach a billion-dollar valuation.
For those not familiar with GvHD, it is a rare condition in which immune cells in donor bone marrow or cord blood transplants attack the recipient of the transplant, causing a failure of the graft, and is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among recipients.
Endonovo’s method is different from other companies that are also looking for a way to treat GvHD in that Endonovo’s strategy does not include genetic modification and the use of small molecule drugs to enhance the therapeutic properties of stem cells. This means, according to Yahoo Finance, that ENDV’s approach may be translated to other types of stem cells, and is easier to scale up and ultimately manufacture.
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