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Clarient Set to Join Russell 3000 Index

... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indices on June 26, according to a preliminary list of ... Annual reconstitution of Russell's U.S. indices captures the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the ... which Russell launched in 2007. Russell indices are widely used by investment managers and ...

Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to U.S. Indices

... changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and SmallCap 600 indices after the close of trading on Wednesday, July 2: ... a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Its family of indices includes the S&P 500, an index with $1.32 ...

Standard & Poor's Announces Changes to U.S. Index

... index provider, maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Its family of indices includes the S&P 500, an index with $1.5 trillion invested and $4.85 ...

Senesco Announces Results of Pre-Clinical Efficacy, Toxicology and Dose Ranging Studies for Multiple Myeloma Therapeutic Candidate

... organ weight and serum levels of liver enzymes were used as clinical indices to assess toxicity. A dose between 2.2 mg/kg and 2.9 mg/kg was well ... was exactly the same over the course of the study. In addition to the indices studied in the maximum tolerated dose experiment, hematology was monitored ...

Biotech Finishes on a High in August, Burrill Report Says

... Diagnostics Index, this year to date, for example, is ahead of all other indices and heading into the fall, which is traditionally good for biotech, we ... for biotech to build value and finish the year with a flourish." AUGUST indices Index 7/31/02 12/29/06 7/31/07 8/31/07 %change %change ...

Roux-en-Y weight loss surgery raises kidney stone risk

... between 2002 and 2006. The researchers identified a second set of 4,639 patients who had similar characteristicsincluding age, gender, and body mass indices that indicate obesitybut not the surgery. Using medical information encoded in the database for both patient populations, the researchers looked ...

Study finds air traffic control tracking method reduces errors in trauma management

... at USUHS. The experimental control groups were alternated to maximize exposure and minimize training effects. Results were compiled into performance indices for each scenario, ranging from 0 to 100 percent to represent the number of information items recorded correctly, divided by the number of ...

Researchers develop the first climate-based model to predict Dengue fever outbreaks

... team of researchers from the University of Miami (UM) and the University of Costa Rica have used global climatological data and vegetation indices from Costa Rica, to predict Dengue outbreaks in the region. The new model can predict Dengue Fever epidemics with 83% accuracy, up to 40 weeks ...

LCA-Vision Reports on Annual Meeting of Stockholders

... of the Company's Stockholders Rights Plan. Commenting on current business conditions, Mr. Woods stated, "Although various surveys and indices indicate some optimism about economic conditions and consumer sentiment, it is our experience that many Americans are closely watching expenses and ...

Summertime Means Hidden Health Hazards For Kids

... list highlights shocking statistics on accident risks to children that are overlooked or unknown. #1 Summer weight gain: Children's body mass indices (BMI) increased nearly twice as fast during the summer months compared to the school year. It appears those daily fitness programs built into many ...

Mothers Play a Powerful Role in Determining Strength of Daughters' Bones

... of prolonged milk avoidance, the milk avoiders were more likely to suffer from osteopenia (low bone mass), were shorter, and had higher body mass indices (an indicator of body weight) compared to children who regularly drank milk.(2) Regular calcium intake, especially calcium from milk, had a ...

Maplecroft Flu Pandemic Maps Reveal Countries Most at Risk

... /PRNewswire/ -- With swine flu topping the agenda of business around the world, global risks specialist, Maplecroft has released three new maps and indices revealing the countries most at risk from an influenza pandemic. The Influenza Pandemic Risk Index (IPRI) consists of three categories: Risk ...

Less of a stink in diabetes patients?

... for H 2 S to mediate blood pressure regulation. However, this is the first study examining H 2 S levels in a human disease with relevant clinical indices of vascular health." He added: "It would appear that in this study, male patients with diabetes have lower levels of H 2 S in their blood ...

Achieve Measurable Results Through CVIS Webinar

... How CVIS can bridge the gap between clinical and financial systems Developing rapid response systems: how you can make use of clinical indices and trending data for real-time measurement of performance goals How to develop tighter billing practices using CVIS data collected at the ...

Varicella zoster infection causes severe autoimmune hepatitis

... virus (EBV) IgM, and anti-hepatitis A virus (HAV) IgM were all negative. Anti-VZV IgG antibodies were positive. Ceruloplasmin and iron indices were normal. The patient refused a liver biopsy, therefore, they started him on a tapering course of prednisone for presumed AIH, at a starting ...

Endo Pharmaceuticals Announces Extension of its Tender Offer for Shares of Indevus Pharmaceuticals

... Investments, publisher of the Russell 3000 Index and the related Russell 2000 Index, has announced that Indevus was removed from each of these indices as of February 27, 2009. Under Delaware law, BTB cannot consummate the short-form merger following the tender offer, unless the shares tendered ...

Chindex International Inc. Reports Second Quarter FY 2009 Financial Results

... the fair value of the derivative portion of investments in $40 million (principal value) of Certificates of Deposits (CDs) linked to various equity indices and foreign currency markets. This was a result of the significant disruptions in the world financial and credit markets. Although there was no risk ...

Merck's odanacatib increased BMD over 2 years at key fracture sites in Phase IIB study

... demonstrated dose- dependent increases in bone mineral density (BMD) at the total hip, lumbar spine and femoral neck fracture sites and decreased indices of bone resorption compared to placebo in postmenopausal women with low BMD. The results were reported today at the 30th Annual Meeting of the ...

Depression common among Rwandan youth who head households

... that life was meaningless or reported losing faith in God since the deaths of their parents "Hunger, grief, few assets, poor health status and indices of social marginalization were associated with more depressive symptoms in this sample," the authors write. "Ten years after the Rwandan genocide and ...

Healthcare and Education Building Markets Remain Particularly Strong as Energy, Materials and Commodity Costs Drive Construction Pricing Upward

... rates and productivity, material prices and the competitive condition of the marketplace. This index does not necessarily conform to other published indices because others do not generally take all of these factors into account. About Turner Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking ...

When It comes to Matters of the Heart, Almonds Are a Multi-Tasker

... Subjects: 15 men and 12 postmenopausal women from 48 to 86 years old. All subjects had elevated LDL cholesterol upon initial assessment. Body mass indices ranged from normal weight to obese (21.3 to 37 kg/m2). Study description: The study was a three-phase randomized crossover trial with two week ...

COPD patients benefit more from pulmonary rehab in earlier stages

... of the course for exercise capacity, dyspnea in daily activities, such as walking and carrying groceries, fatigue, quality of life, and other indices of health. The researchers then compared the results of patients who died within two years of the program to those who survived longer and found that ...

Mergent, Inc. Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Composite Index, Dermatology and Wound Care Index and Orthopedic Repair Index - Correction

... technology to form a robust, diverse product line that operates under Mergent's umbrella. These include Mergent's Dividend Achievers indices -- the premier benchmark for long-term returns; Ford Equity Research -- a leading independent investment research firm; Mergent Online -- a powerful ...

Mergent, Inc. Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Composite Index, HealthShares(TM) Dermatology and Wound Care Index and HealthShares(TM) Orthopedic Repair Index

... technology to form a robust, diverse product line that operates under Mergent's umbrella. These include Mergent's Dividend Achievers indices -- the premier benchmark for long-term returns; Ford Equity Research -- a leading independent investment research firm; Mergent Online -- a powerful ...

Mergent, Inc. Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Composite, Enabling Technologies, Autoimmune-Inflammation, Cancer, Cardiology and Neuroscience Indexes

... technology to form a robust, diverse product line that operates under Mergent's umbrella. These include Mergent's Dividend Achievers indices -- the premier benchmark for long-term returns; Ford Equity Research -- a leading independent investment research firm; Mergent Online -- a powerful ...

Tennessee County Health Rankings Released

... of Health, Department of Education and the U.S. Census Bureau, to name a few. These profiles will enable counties to look at many different indices at once and offers a broader picture of health in their counties. "The goal is to identify specific public health areas that require attention for ...

Growth Hormone is Used to Treat Twice as Many Short Boys Than Girls in the U.S. and Asia; Gender Difference is Smaller in the Rest of the World

... gender, location, date and age of therapy initiation, and diagnosis. Measures of national health status, health care expenditures, general economic indices and mean adult heights were also compared. Children were categorized into four geographic regions including the U.S., Europe/Australia/New Zealand, ...

Growth hormone is used to treat twice as many short boys than girls in the US and Asia

... gender, location, date and age of therapy initiation, and diagnosis. Measures of national health status, health care expenditures, general economic indices and mean adult heights were also compared. Children were categorized into four geographic regions including the U.S., Europe/Australia/New Zealand, ...

Stevens chemists identify compounds to lure nutria, a rat-like pest ravaging Gulf Coast wetlands

... cm−1 and 29182922 cm−1 bands, which represent asymmetric CH3 and CH2 stretching vibrations, respectively. Finally, the GC retention indices of farnesol and farnesyl ester isomers determined from authentic samples were used to confirm all identifications. For many years, Tabasco sauce ...

Overweight people may not know when they've had enough

... to eat despite having eaten a moderate-size meal," said Wang. Wang and colleagues studied the brain metabolism of 18 individuals with body mass indices (BMI) ranging from 20 (low/normal weight) to 29 (extremely overweight/borderline obese). Each study participant swallowed a balloon, which was then ...

Major breakthrough toward the treatment of HIV/HAART-associated Lipodystrophy Syndrome

... for the placebo group, explained Dr. Falutz. Also, the side-effects are minimal. "This is a novel strategy to improve cardiovascular risk indices in HIV-infected patients and could represent a therapeutic breakthrough for many patients", stated Dr. Grinspoon. A second confirmatory trial is ...

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Announces Release of State Health Index Data

... state levels, and we have set goals that are both ambitious and transparent. We look forward to using initiatives such as our Member and State Health indices to drive innovation in the industry and help improve health care across the United States." About Empire BlueCross BlueShield Empire BlueCross ...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky Announces Release of State Health Index

... state levels, and we have set goals that are both ambitious and transparent. We look forward to using initiatives such as the Member and State Health indices to drive innovation in the industry and help improve health care across the United States." About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Anthem Blue ...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana Releases State Health Index

... state levels, and we have set goals that are both ambitious and transparent. We look forward to using initiatives such as the Member and State Health indices to drive innovation in the industry and help improve health care across the United States." Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana is a ...

Novel semiconductor structure bends light 'wrong' way -- the right direction for many applications

... surface Far more than a neat optical illusion, negative refraction holds promise for the development of superior lenses. The positive refractive indices of normal materials necessitate the use of curved lenses, which inherently distort some of the light that passes through them, in telescopes and ...

M-POSSUM, an effective risk assessment system prior to operation

... are not considered. To avoid repetition, the duration of operation, volume of intraoperative blood loss and surgery are considered as operative wound indices for a malignant tumor. M-POSSUM also takes blood pressure and electrocardiographic activity into consideration during anesthesia. Through a study ...

Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults

... campus. The concentrations of common urban air pollutants were averaged over 24, 48 and 72 hours. They found significant increases in all indices of cardiovascular risk were associated with increased exposure to common pollutants. This study provides evidence that urban air pollution is ...

Public Urged To Prevent Mosquito Breeding

... last year had dropped to 2.3%, from 7.4% in November. The ovitrap indices reflect the prevalence of Aedes albopictus, a mosquito vector for dengue ... Among the 38 areas surveyed, 23 of them recorded positive Area Ovitrap indices (AOI), ranging from 1.8% to 8%, with the highest being reported in Yuen ...

Experts in Istanbul Seek Nature and Measure of Happiness

... and how do you measure it? Experts attending a forum of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development acknowledged that the indices used in the past, which depended basically on economic data such as national wealth and Gross Domestic Product, were no longer valid. ...
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