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Clene Nanomedicine Announces Over 50% of Subjects Randomized in RESCUE-ALS Clinical Trial for Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) with…

SALT LAKE CITY, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Clene Nanomedicine, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announcedits Australian subsidiary has completed over 50% of participant randomization in the Phase 2 RESCUE-ALS study with its lead nanocatalytic therapy, CNM-Au8, for the treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The RESCUE-ALS study is substantially funded by FightMND.

The randomized, double-blind, multi-center RESCUE-ALS study is an ongoing study evaluating the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of CNM-Au8 in early symptomatic ALS patients. The study has to date enrolled 26 subjects of 42 planned participants.

"Enrollment in this Phase 2 study is ahead of schedule and clearly emphasizes the unmet medical need in this devasting disease. In preclinical models of ALS, CNM-Au8 has been shown to promote neuroprotection and reduce neurodegeneration. We believe the unique mechanism of CNM-Au8 provides the potential to be an effective disease-modifying therapy for patients with ALS and we look forward to completing enrollment," said Robert Glanzman, MD, FAAN, Chief Medical Officer of Clene.

"We are excited to achieve this enrollment milestone for our Phase 2 RESCUE-ALS trial and believe we are on track to complete full enrollment in the third quarter of this year," said Rob Etherington, President and CEO of Clene.

About RESCUE-ALS

RESCUE-ALS is Phase 2 multi-center randomized, double-blind, parallel group, placebo-controlled study examining the efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of CNM-Au8 in participants who are newly symptomatic ALS (within 24-months of screening or 12-months from diagnosis) and with a clinically probable or possible or definite ALS diagnosis. Enrolled subjects will be randomized 1:1 to receive either active treatment with CNM-Au8 30 mg or placebo in addition to their current standard of care. Participants will receive their randomized oral treatment daily over 36 consecutive weeks during the Treatment Period. The treatment is taken by mouth once daily first thing every morning. The objective of this study is to assess bioenergetic catalysis with CNM-Au8 to slow disease progression in patients with ALS.

About CNM-Au8

CNM-Au8 is a concentrated, aqueous suspension of clean-surfaced faceted nanocrystalline gold (Au) that acts catalytically to support important intracellular biological reactions. CNM-Au8 consists solely of gold atoms organized into faceted, geometrical crystals held in suspension in sodium bicarbonate buffered, pharmaceutical grade water. CNM-Au8 has demonstrated safety in Phase 1 studies in healthy volunteersand both remyelination and neuroprotection effects in multiple preclinical models. Preclinical data presented at scientific congresses demonstrated that treatment with CNM-Au8 in neuronal cultures improved survival of neurons, protected neurite networks, decreased intracellular levels of reactive oxygen species, and improved mitochondrial capacity in response to cellular stress, induced by multiple disease-relevant neurotoxins. Oral treatment with CNM-Au8 improved functional behaviors in a rodent models of ALS, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease versus vehicle (placebo). CNM-Au8 has received regulatory approval to proceed to clinical studies for the treatment of remyelination failure in patients with multiple sclerosis and neuroprotection in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS) and Parkinson's disease.

About Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

ALS is a universally fatal neurodegenerative disorder that results in loss of motor neurons in the cerebral cortex, brain stem, and spinal cord. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, leads to the death of the neurons controlling voluntary muscles resulting in weakness, muscle atrophy, and progressive paralysis. ALS affects more than 15,000 patients in the United States and is the most prevalent adult-onset progressive motor neuron disease.

About Clene

Clene Nanomedicine, Inc. is a privately-held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focused on the development of unique therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases. Clene has innovated a novel nanotechnology drug platform for the development of a new class of orally-administered neurotherapeutic drugs. Founded in 2013, the company is based in Salt Lake City, Utah with R&D and manufacturing operations located in North East, Maryland. For more information, please visit http://www.clene.com.

About FightMND

FightMND is a not-for-profit registered charity, founded in 2014. It was established to raise the awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Australia, to increase funding for research to find an effective treatment and cure and to provide care equipment for MND patients. We have a clear objective to a have a world free from MND.

FightMND is Australia's largest independent MND foundation focused on funding large- scale, collaborative research and clinical trials. The generous donations contributed by everyday Australians, right across the country, has enabled FightMND to raise and commit millions to cure and care initiatives.

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Nanoparticle-Mediated Drug Delivery for the Treatment of Cardiovascula | IJN – Dove Medical Press

Rajasekharreddy Pala,1,2 VT Anju,3 Madhu Dyavaiah,3 Siddhardha Busi,4 Surya M Nauli1,2

1Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus, Chapman University, Irvine, CA 92618, USA; 2Department of Medicine, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92868, USA; 3Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India; 4Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India

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Abstract: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are one of the foremost causes of high morbidity and mortality globally. Preventive, diagnostic, and treatment measures available for CVDs are not very useful, which demands promising alternative methods. Nanoscience and nanotechnology open a new window in the area of CVDs with an opportunity to achieve effective treatment, better prognosis, and less adverse effects on non-target tissues. The application of nanoparticles and nanocarriers in the area of cardiology has gathered much attention due to the properties such as passive and active targeting to the cardiac tissues, improved target specificity, and sensitivity. It has reported that more than 50% of CVDs can be treated effectively through the use of nanotechnology. The main goal of this review is to explore the recent advancements in nanoparticle-based cardiovascular drug carriers. This review also summarizes the difficulties associated with the conventional treatment modalities in comparison to the nanomedicine for CVDs.

Keywords: cardiovascular diseases, nanoscience, nanoparticles, nanomedicine, nanocarriers, treatment

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Global Nanorobotics Market : Industry Analysis and Forecast (2019-2026) by Type, Application, and… – Azizsalon News

Global Nanorobotics Marketwas valued at US$ 3.7 Bn in 2018 and is expected to reach US$ 9.2Bn by 2026, at a CAGR of 12.06%during a forecast period.

Developments in nanotechnology coupled with demand for minimally aggressive procedures are expected to drive market growth over the forecast period. Nanobots possess likely in the medical sector for destroying cancerous cells at the genetic level. Increasing support for nanomedicine by many nations and the increasing geriatric population are factors which can augur market demand.

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Utilization of nanobots in the ranostics can be beneficial for the market in the near future. A rise in miniaturization and demand for automation across various sectors are anticipated to fuel market growth. Training of new personnel to use nanobots can restrain market growth in the upcoming years.Nanomedicine application segment to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Nanorobotics is widely used in nanomedicine owning to its healthcare features. The large share of this application aspects to the large level of commercialization in the healthcare sector for drug delivery, in vivo imaging, biomaterial, in vitro diagnostic, active implants, and drug therapy.

North America region accounted for the largest share of 12.2%, in terms of value, of the nanorobotics market globally. Presence of many nanotechnology companies, well-developed healthcare infrastructure, and government initiatives to create patient awareness are factors driving the market. The U.S is anticipated to contribute to market revenue owing to the increase in cardiovascular diseases and the rising elderly populace.

Europe follows North America as the second biggest nanorobotics market. Presence of chronic diseases and the burgeoning population are factors expected to indicate the Europe nanobots market. Establishment of organizations to develop standards pertaining to nanotechnology can expand market growth. In 2018, DNA-Robotics, an organization including 12 European companies, has outlined steps to expedite production of nanobots on a large scale. These standards can help scale the market exponentially in the upcoming years.

A recent development in nanorobotics market: In March 2018, Thermo Fisher Scientific acquired Gatan, an exclusively owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies. Gatan is an electron microscopy solutions provider in the U.S, which accompaniments the Thermo Fisher Scientifics electron microscopy solutions business.In March 2017, Oxford Instruments (U.K) Asylum Research introduced its new SurfRider HQ-Series of high quality, budget-priced AFM probes, which are also existing in a model suitable for nanomechanical image mode.

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Nanomanipulatoro Electron Microscope (EM) Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)o Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM) Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) Bio-Nanorobotics Magnetically Guided Bacteria-BasedGlobal Nanorobotics Market, By Application

Nanomedicine Biomedical Mechanical OthersGlobal Nanorobotics Market, By Region

North America Europe Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa South AmericaKey players operating in Global Nanorobotics Market:

Bruker JEOL Thermo Fisher Scientific Ginkgo Bioworks Oxford Instruments EV Group Imina Technologies Toronto Nano Instrumentation KlockeNanotechnik KleindiekNanotechnik Xidex Synthace Park Systems Smaract Nanonics ImagingKey Innovators:

Novascan Technologies Angstrom Advanced Hummingbird Scientific NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments Witec

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Nutrition in Action serves kids and adults an extra helping of health – Flintside

This article is part of Stories of Change, a series of inspirational articles of the people who deliver evidence-based programs and strategies that empower communities to eat healthy and move more. It is made possible with funding from Michigan Fitness Foundation.

Editor's note: Due to closures because of COVID-19, educators are moving SNAP-Ed programming to alternative learning platforms.

When YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Nutrition in Action Director Jennifer Lambert shared a red pepper and hummus tasting with a group of school kids, the children turned their noses up. They all thought red peppers were extremely spicy and theyd never seen hummus before. But after Lambert encouraged them to try just one bite, the kids couldnt wait for red peppers to be on the school lunch menu again.

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids' Nutrition in Action program.

Were getting them to understand the importance of choosing fruits and vegetables offered at lunch, says Lambert. We encourage them to choose snack recipes that reflect whats offered in their lunchroom, to make the connection. Hey, you tried a red pepper with me. Now you know what it is. Please take one at lunch.

For the past 15 years, the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids has brought its Nutrition in Action program to West Michigan schools and other organizations serving families and individuals with income challenges. This school year, from October 2019 through March 2020, programming in a dozen school districts in Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties shared healthy living strategies with 4,558 youth. While COVID-19 has put face-to-face programming on hold, some schools are electing to share video lessons prepared by some of the programs 13 nutrition educators as part of their online curriculum.

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids' Nutrition in Action program.

We started small with a few schools and districts and have grown ever since, says Nancy Maiquez, associate executive director of community engagement, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. We have an excellent team of educators who are all experts in the field and have been educators most of their careers and two food service staff, who purchase the ingredients and prepared all of our healthy tastings for the face-to-face programming.

The program is funded by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) grants from Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF). SNAP-Ed is an education program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that teaches people eligible for SNAP how to live healthier lives. As a State Implementing Agency for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, MFF offers competitive grant funding for local and regional organizations to conduct SNAP-Ed programming throughout Michigan.

Healthy kids through healthy snacks

Nutrition in Action is comprised of two separate programs: Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities, which takes place in schools during the school day; and Cooking Matters, which involves school youth as well as families through partnerships with various agencies and nonprofits.

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids' Nutrition in Action program.

Nutrition in Action educator Megan Hainer has been teaching the six-week Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities series to kindergarteners through fifth graders in nine Wyoming, Kelloggsville, and Grand Rapids public schools for the past six years.

I go into classrooms and do a little bit of physical activity and teach nutrition education based on MyPlate about snacks and healthy eating, she says. We also talk about things like handwashing and why thats important.

The physical activity is guided by MFFs FitBits books, which come with music CDs to accompany jumping jacks, yoga, and other forms of fun movement. The FitBits are designed to simultaneously teach nutrition concepts while giving kids a wiggle break to help them pay better attention. In addition to a nutrition lesson, each session includes a healthy tasting that the kids help prepare and then eat. When kids balk at trying something new, they are encouraged to take one no thank you bite.

We try to make the healthy snack fun and get the kids to understand that it can be a choice when they go other places, Hainer says. If they have a hard time trying it, we make it a challenge between classrooms.

We frequently work with students that are food insecure because some families have a hard time getting enough food, Hainer says. Often kids will say that the only meals they get are McDonalds because thats all they have time for. There may not be a next meal on the table at home.

Making cooking matter to families

Of course, parents are the integral link to kids eating healthy at home. Thats where Nutrition in Actions Cooking Matters program comes in.

If were offering Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities in schools, we try to do some parent education with the same group of parents whose kids we are teaching, to create that excitement with parents, Lambert says.

Offered to SNAP-eligible adults and families as well as youth in after-school programs, Cooking Matters classes teach nutrition basics through engaging activities, grocery store tours, and cooking demos where, after doing their own meal prep and cooking, participants enjoy a meal together.

For me personally, Cooking Matters classes can be pure magic, says Tessa Kwant, YMCA Greater Grand Rapids lead nutrition educator. I watch as community unfolds and everybody gets fed. This is dinner tonight. I get to be a part of that relationship-building and watch the kind of wave that occurs. We are open and welcoming and hold the space. The participants really show up.

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids' Nutrition in Action program.

Cooking and eating healthy can be challenging in many ways for Cooking Matters participants. Kwant notes that many lack access to transportation to get to class, or to access a grocery store that offers healthy foods. Others face housing issues or lack a space where they can cook meals from scratch.

So YMCA staff make an effort to reach people where they are. In addition to offering classes in Grand Rapids Public Schools facilities, staff have also taught at Dwelling Place Herkimer Apartments, which serves people experiencing homelessness or with special needs in Grand Rapids Heartside District. Kwant says only five of the required 10 minimum participants signed up for the first Cooking Matters class at Herkimer Apartments, but she decided to go ahead and teach the first class anyway. By the second class, word of mouth spread and 15 people had joined.

For a group of adults whose lives are chaotic, attending a six-week class can be a challenge, Kwant says. The class is its own best advertisement. When people are in it, they have a good time, learn new things, and are doing something healthy for themselves.

SNAP-Ed has long been recognized as a catalyst for community change. In too many communities where grocery stores and farm stands have been replaced by corner stores and fast food, those changes have been accompanied by increases in chronic disease, exacerbated mental health issues, and behavioral problems in schools. The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids is using food as a vehicle for positive change, reintroducing neighbors to the foods that build health, wellness, family, and community.

Our programs are opening my eyes to the culture around food. When I first started doing this program six years ago, I thought it was our job to say, Dont you dare go to a fast food restaurant, Hainer says. I am learning how to speak differently to families about food, working with them in creating a heathier lifestyle.

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Fennel Tea: Here’s How This Tea Can Help Eliminate Digestive Issues; Know Method To Prepare It – NDTV Doctor

Fennel tea is a healthy caffeine free beverage which can help you say goodbye to digestive issues. Read here to know some amazing health benefits of fennel tea. Also learn method to prepare it.

Fennel tea can help boost digestion and also help in weight loss

You might have used fennel seeds for multiple purposes. These seeds are commonly used as a mouth freshener post meals. Fennel seeds are also loaded with some impressive health benefits. Add these to your diet can help you regulate blood pressure, improve eyesight, promote weight loss and much more. Fennel seeds can be used to prepare tea at home. This drink can help you fight common digestive issues. Poor digestion is a common problem that can affect your day to day functioning. Simple home remedies can help in quick relief. Keep reading to know how fennel tea can help you say goodbye to digestives issues in a jiffy.

Fennel tea can boost digestion and help you get rid of multiple digestive issues. This tea promotes digestion by relaxing the muscles and stimulating the flow of bile. Fennel seeds are a powerful herb well known better digestion. Drinking fennel tea can also help you eliminate gas and bloating. It can keep your digestive system in good shape.

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In two cups of water, boil one-two tablespoons of fennel seeds. Add some mint leaves to this. Boil this water for two-three minutes. Staring the tea and add some honey for taste.

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IOC and WHO sign agreement to promote healthy lifestyle through sport – New Delhi Times

On May 16, 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) signed an agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to promote healthy society and lifestyle through sport. The agreement was signed at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. Through the signing of the agreement, the IOC and the WHO reiterated their commitment to promote a healthy society through sport in alignment with Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good health and well-being), and to contribute to the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Other areas of collaboration include working with host countries to ensure the health of athletes, supporters and workers at the games as well as addressing NCD risk factors, including water quality and air pollution. The two institutions will also work to ensure that the Olympic games leave a healthy legacy in host countries through enhanced awareness of the value of sport and physical activity. The two organizations also intend to work together to promote grassroots and community sports programmes that have a further reach within the general public, particularly among girls, older people and people living with disability who may find it harder to keep active and healthy.

The agreement will also allow the two organisations to work on new projects addressing emerging issues such as mental health. In the context of the Olympic Games, the agreement will aim to strengthen the health component and legacy of the Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, in particular by addressing mental health, water quality and air pollution, in addition to emergencies and health security.

IOC President Thomas Bach commented: Over the last few months in the current crisis, we have all seen how important sport and physical activity are for physical and mental health. Sport can save lives.

The IOC calls on the governments of the world to include sport in their post-crisis support programmes because of the important role of sport in the prevention of NCDs, but also of communicable diseases. He continued: As we are preparing for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in a safe environment for all participants, we are happy and grateful that we can continue to rely on the valuable advice of the WHO.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General expressed his happiness over the WHOs formalization of the longstanding partnership with the IOC. WHO works not only to respond to disease but also to help people realize their healthiest lives and this partnership will do exactly that.

Physical activity is one of the keys to good health and well-being, Dr. Tedros said.

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How to safely avoid sunburn in the age of coronavirus – nwitimes.com

The only way to safely escape the familiar interiors of our homes during this pandemic is to go outside into the fresh air, bask in the beauty of nature and get some desperately needed exercise and sunshine.

The only way to safely escape the familiar interiors of our homes during this pandemic is to go outside into the fresh air, bask in the beauty of nature and get some desperately needed exercise and sunshine.

Of course, you're using safety precautions to protect yourself from the virus walking 6 feet or more from others, wearing a mask, avoiding touching your face, washing your hands but have you thought of the necessity of protecting your skin?

The danger of skin cancer certainly hasn't disappeared during the age of coronavirus, and using sunscreen is more important than ever, experts say.

But before you slather on some sunscreen, you might want to check out the 2020 list of safer sunscreens put out by the Environmental Working Group, or EWG, a consumer organization that advocates for sunscreen safety.

"This year, 75% of the SPF [sun protection factor] products EWG assessed still contained worrisome ingredients and/or do not provide adequate sun protection," said Nneka Leiba, vice president of healthy living science at EWG.

And maybe you'll want to try the old-fashioned "slip, slap, slop and wrap" technique suggested to CNN by Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, the deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society: "Slip on a long-sleeve shirt, slap on a wide-brimmed hat, slop sunscreen on exposed skin and use UV-protective sunglasses that wrap around the eyes when out in the sun."

That's because choosing a safe sunscreen isn't as simple as popping into a store (mask on, of course) and grabbing the nearest option off the shelf.

Last year the US Food and Drug Administration called for additional testing of a dozen common sunscreen ingredients after finding that alarming levels of six of them can enter a person's bloodstream after just one day of use and then last in the bloodstream for seven to 21 days.

"What is most alarming about these findings is that chemicals are absorbing into the body in significant amounts and the ingredients have not been fully tested for safety," said EWG senior scientist David Andrews in a CNN interview done when the study was released last year.

At the time, the Personal Care Products Council and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association countered: "The presence of these ingredients in plasma does not suggest a safety issue, and there were no serious drug-related adverse events reported in the trial."

One popular ingredient used in US chemical sunscreens, oxybenzone, was absorbed into the body at about "50 to 100 times higher concentration" than the others tested in the 2019 study, Andrews said.

A 2008 Swiss study found oxybenzone or one of four other sunscreen chemicals in 85% of breast milk samples, sparking concern that newborns could be exposed. A 2010 study found another of the studied chemicals, octinoxate, in breast milk.

Also in 2008, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed urine collected from Americans by a government study and found oxybenzone in 97% of the samples.

Then there's the possible environmental impact: Studies find that oxybenzone and octinoxate appear to damage coral reefs. Both Florida and Hawaii have placed restrictions on the use of sunscreens with those ingredients.

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KEEPING fit and healthy during lockdown can be a challenge, but we've got you covered.

When following a weightloss plan, try to stick to one model only; i.e. 'portion control' or 'low fat' or 'high protein.

Also, familiarise yourself with food packaging and learn how to understand what is in your food as "low fat" and "fat free" often means that the food has a high amount of sugar, sweeteners or additives which can hinder your healthy lifestyle.

For a guide on how much of each food to eat, see the picture above.

This week's exercise is called the standing body stretch.

Please follow the below steps:

The above is taken from iCan's recently released Live Well guide.

It is available in book or pdf download format from our online shop at http://www.icanfitnesscumbria.co.uk/shop.

Your complete 120-page interactive guide to living a healthy life.

The guide includes meal planning, portion control, recipes, how to sleep well, hydrate well, exercise at home and help your mental wellbeing through coping strategies, CBT and more.

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