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Higher levels of pollutants found in fish caught near a coal-fired power plant

... in channel catfish caught in a rural area upstream of Pittsburgh and downwind from a coal-fired ... and from Kittanning, Pa., an area 40 miles upstream of Pittsburgh. The three rivers area includes the ... close to coal-fired power plants, even if upstream from more heavily polluted areas, said Conrad D. ...

Sartorius Stedim Biotech Partners With Cell Culture Media Specialist SAFC Biosciences(R) to Provide World-Class Fluid Management and Liquid/Powder System Solutions

... Global agreement strengthens customized manufacturing solutions for upstream and downstream processing and moves the 'disposable factory' closer to ... a leading provider of cell culture materials and development services for upstream and downstream processes in the biopharmaceutical industry. Providing an ...

RigNet and NuPhysicia Partner to Provide High Tech Health Solutions to Oil and Gas Industry

... a leading global provider of managed communications solutions for the upstream oil and gas industry and the telemedicine veterans of NuPhysicia LLC, ... global provider of managed communication services exclusively to the upstream oil and gas industry. The Company holds the prestigious Cisco Powered ...

Scientists Reverse Muscular Dystrophy in Mice

... The strategy does have the potential to affect the multiple systems targeted by muscular dystrophy, Cwik said. "It's working very early, very upstream so it has the potential to impact many aspects of the disease," she said. "But we haven't looked at this at all in humans yet." More information ...

Ben-Gurion U. researchers identify how stressed fat tissue malfunctions

... in the abdomen, and that it correlated with multiple biochemical markers for increased cardio-metabolic risk. Moreover, the expression of one of the upstream signaling components, a protein called ASK1, predicts whole-body insulin resistance (an endocrine abnormality that is strongly tied to diabetes and ...

Stopping harmful oral bacteria in its path is goal for Case Western Reserve researcher

... and endothelial linings and then colonize," explains Han. "We want to block the bacteria before it can do any damage," Han says. "It's an upstream approach to go back to where the whole process begins and stop it from starting its destruction." Once it leaves the mouth, the invasion of the ...

Marathon and Partners Announce Dramatic Results of Malaria Control Project on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea

... offshore Israel, the United Kingdom and West Africa. GEPetrol was established in 2001 as the National Oil Company of Equatorial Guinea and has upstream interests through participation in petroleum contracts with foreign oil companies. GEPetrol operates as a commercial entity alongside the Ministry of ...

A new take on growth factor signaling in tamoxifen resistance

... proliferative, relatively tamoxifen-insensitive, phenotype and that this exists independently of HER2 overexpression. Targeting this pathway and its upstream mediators could prove to be a useful therapeutic strategy". The researchers used a new computational method of analysis of gene expression data ...

Watson-Marlow Releases Informative Video Featuring Showcased High Purity Pumps, Tubing and Fillers at Interphex 2009

... Fluidpath [single-use, Watson-Marlow's peristaltic technology simplifies cleaning validation and enhances the integrity of high purity upstream processes, purification, and fill/finish applications. Whether selecting equipment for R&D, process development, or manufacturing, engineers ...

Chief Technology Officer for Baxa Corporation's Subsidiary, FHT, Inc., Presents at the Fourth Annual unSUMMIT for Bedside Barcoding in Tampa, Florida

... FHT, Inc. Baxa is a Denver-based manufacturer of software and devices for healthcare systems. The FHT, Inc. unSUMMIT conference session, " upstream Processing for BCMA," describes the infrastructure necessary for a successful BCMA system. The complimentary 50-minute educational program is being ...

Health Groups Launch Ad Campaign Highlighting Benefits of Increase in Oregon Cigarette Tax

... Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in coordination with the American Lung Association in Oregon, American Heart Association, Northwest Health Foundation, upstream Public Health and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. To view the ad visit http://tobaccofreekids.org/campaign/oregon/SaveOregonKids.pdf ...

Hypertension & cholesterol medications present in water released into the St. Lawrence River

... This press release is available in French . Montreal, January 26, 2009 A study conducted by Universit de Montral researchers on downstream and upstream water from the Montreal wastewater treatment plant has revealed the presence of chemotherapy products and certain hypertension and cholesterol ...

New insight into aggressive childhood cancer

... for the growth of MYCN-amplified neuroblastomas and that MYCN-amplified neuroblastomas might depend not only on N-Myc itself, but also on upstream regulatory factors or downstream target genes," explains senior study author, Dr. Martin Eilers, from the University of Wurzburg in Germany. Dr. ...

Finesse Announces TruDO Optical Autoclavable Sensors for Bioprocess Applications

... and harmonize global bio-process information transfer. Our current product family provides comprehensive measurement and control solutions for upstream processes in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. For more information, please visit us at www.finesse.com . ...

Think Tank Investigates the Environmental Conditions Surrounding Health Inequities

... of Health and Human Services and leader of the Detroit/Wayne County "Place Matters" team, underlined the importance of this meeting: "By addressing upstream factors that lead to poor health outcomes, 'Place Matters' leverages an approach that differs from the usual disease reaction model. Wayne County is ...

Diet, Exercise May Modify Breast Cancer Risks

... annual conference on cancer prevention research, in National Harbor, Md., said these pathways are different, though. Calorie restriction affects more upstream pathways, which may explain why cutting calories delays tumor growth better than exercise when tested on animals. "One of the few breast cancer ...

Marathon and Partners Announce $28 Million, 5-Year Extension of Life Saving Malaria Control Project in Equatorial Guinea

... local and international chapters of the Red Cross. GEPetrol was established in 2001 as the National Oil Company of Equatorial Guinea. GEPetrol has upstream interests through participation in petroleum contracts with foreign oil companies, including the Alba field, but the LNG project is the company's ...

To branch or not to branch

... with others, act in a network unique to grasses, which controls the architecture of the maize inflorescence and, ultimately, grain yield. RA2 acts upstream of RA1, which is expressed at the boundary of meristems and forces the stem cells to produce short branches. RA2, in turn, regulates RA1; and RA3 ...

Charterhouse Group Partners with MTS Health Investors and Highlander Partners to Acquire Chamberlin Edmonds & Associates, Inc., a Leading Provider of Eligibility Services to Hospitals

... process outsourcing company which was successfully sold in 2007, Camelot, Inc., a behavioral health and alternative education services provider and upstream Rehabilitation, Inc., an outpatient rehabilitation services provider. Proskauer Rose LLP served as legal advisor to Charterhouse on ...

Plant flavonoid found to reduce inflammatory response in the brain

... luteolin inhibited IL-6 production by preventing activator protein-1 (AP-1) from binding the IL-6 promoter. AP-1 is in turn activated by JNK, an upstream protein kinase. Jang found that luteolin inhibited JNK phosphorylation in microglial cell culture. The failure of the JNK to activate the AP-1 ...

New Lung Association Study Shows $142 Billion Benefit of Converting to Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2030

... information on emissions from each point in the process of producing, refining, transporting and utilizing the fuel. The analysis is divided into upstream well-to-tank and downstream tank-to-wheel data for criteria pollutants and greenhouse gases. Costs to society were determined for criteria pollutant ...

Applikon and Finesse Solutions Introduce TruConnect(TM)

... and harmonize global bio-process information transfer. Our current product family provides comprehensive measurement and control solutions for upstream processes in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. For more information, please visit us at http://www.finesse.com About Applikon Applikon ...

John O'Connell Joins Finesse Solutions as Vice-President of Sales and Business Development

... and harmonize global bio-process information transfer. Our current product family provides comprehensive measurement and control solutions for upstream processes in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. For more information, please visit us at http://www.finesse.com . ...

Gene found to play a suppressor role in skin cancer development

... in this study, supporting the notion that ATF2 needs to be inactivated to support skin tumor development. The group also identified ATF2 as an upstream regulator of genes including Presenilin1 (PS1), Notch1, and -catenin, all of which have previously been reported to be involved in skin tumor ...

Predators do more than kill prey

... impacted by the presence of predators. They settled on Trinidadian waterfalls as study sites because the waterfalls serve as barriers to the upstream distribution of predator and prey fish, thereby creating distinct ecological communities in similar habitats only a few hundred meters from each ...

NCPA Testifies Before California Board of Pharmacy on E-Pedigree

... costs to a retail pharmacy have been estimated at anywhere from $10,000 to $40,000 per location. Chain pharmacies have stated that once the plans of upstream trading partners are known, it will take an additional 15 -18 months to implement E-pedigree. For the small businesses in the independent pharmacy ...

Jefferson scientists uncover key pathway, potential drug targets in autoinflammatory disease

... being tested against cancer in animal models with notable success, so you might actually be able to treat some forms of cancer by targeting proteins upstream in the inflammatory pathways, such as caspase-1, pyrin or PSTPIP1 to stop the generation of IL-1 beta. The team plans next to investigate the role ...

Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Appoints Donald Santel to Board of Directors

... acid and subsequent production of leukotrienes prostacyclins and other mediators of inflammation. These highly potent compounds inhibit novel upstream steps in the inflammation cascade and have the potential to address a variety of diseases including: acute chest syndrome, acute lung injury, acute ...

A fresh look at existing therapies: Researchers explore ways to teach approved drugs new tricks

... mTOR, a protein involved in regulation of cell growth, proliferation and survival. There is increasing evidence that activation of cellular proteins upstream or downstream of mTOR is critical in the process of cancer progression. Together, the two therapeutics seem to have a synergistic effect in human ...

BioProcessors Launches SimCell(TM) Services to Meet Increased Customer Demand

... About BioProcessors Corporation BioProcessors Corporation is a developer and provider of micro-engineered solutions for cell culture-based upstream bioprocess development. The Company's SimCell technology provides the capability to perform high throughput cell culture experiments for the ...

Verizon Introduces Broadband Video Call Center Link for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Customers in Mid-Atlantic Region

... more than 1,700 communities in 16 states, offering downstream connection speeds ranging from up to 5 Mbps (megabits per second) to up to 50 Mbps and upstream connection speeds ranging from up to 2 Mbps to up to 10 Mbps.* For more information about Verizon FiOS Internet, visit http://www.verizon.com/fios . ...

RNA Play a Vital Role in Gene Activity

... the HOXD control region for binding by activating proteins. "Next we need to find out how these RNAs work structurally," said Rinn, "and what upstream regulatory molecules might be controlling their expression." They have one clue: HOTAIR binds to and activates a group of enzymes called the Polycomb ...

Water Quality At Western Yamuna Canal Meets The Desired Water Quality Standards

... and analysis under Yamuna Action Plan. It is being conducted at Yamunanagar upstream, Yamunanagar downstream, Panipat downstream and Sonepat upstream once a month for the laid down core parameters. The monitoring results are being submitted by PCRI to the Ministry of Environment and Forests on a ...

Australia Battles Oil Slick on Yarra River

... with the oil. It can get on the feathers of birds if they dive into the water," he said. An absorption boom has been placed across the river upstream of Dights Falls to soak up the slick, and no wildlife have been injured so far. He said the oil below the boom would dissipate before it ...

Climate Change Threatens Sundarbans and World Heritage Sites

... concerns for the well being of the local population. Additional sources of stress, not related to climate change, include the diversion of upstream freshwater inflow of the Ganges by the Farraka Barrage in India since 1974 to alleviate the rapid siltation in the port of Kolkata. This barrage ...

Study Finds Astaxanthin Is Potent Inhibitor of Oxidation in Cell Membrane Model

... derivative may improve, or augment, the restoration of the cellular oxidation balance (i.e. redox status) of mitochondria and cell signaling pathways upstream from the point that produces activation of bioactive inflammatory mediators. "These data clearly demonstrate a differentiation within the ...

Yamuna Pollution Kills Thousands Of Fish

... this historic Taj city. With dissolved oxygen content in the river being reduced to zero as a result of sudden discharges of untreated effluents upstream from open drains and barrages, the quality of water has deteriorated drastically. This is the third time that such a tragedy has struck the ...

Researchers Have Found New Methods To Treat Parkinson’s Diseas

... and, according to one team, degeneration of neurons that produce dopamine. In addition, both research groups show that the PINK1 protein acts upstream of Parkin, another protein linked to the sporadic forms of Parkinson's. These two proteins appear to act in a common pathway involved in maintaining ...

Study Reveals AIDS, Malaria Need More Attention

... drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and, in the case of AIDS, microbicides are required. Matlin also said that concentration should be mainly on the upstream interventions such as steps needed to keep people healthy and prevent infection in the first place. But in the present scenario more money is used in ...
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