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Bioterrorism and disaster preparedness explored in special issue of Medical Decision Making

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (July 27, 2009) According to a study in a special issue of Medical Decision Making , a large-scale, covert anthrax attack on a large city would overwhelm hospital resources even with an extremely effective public health response, primari...

The MDS Foundation supports the FDA's decision to expand vidaza label to include survival data

Crosswicks, NJ (August 22, 2008) The Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Foundation supports the decision by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to extend the label for VIDAZA (azacitidine) to include data from the AZA-001 clinical trial. Results from the trial found that azacitidine is the o...

AVAC comments on NIAID decision not to move forward with PAVE 100 Trial

New York, NY The AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) today urged Dr. Anthony Fauci and the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to act swiftly to clarify the path ahead suggested by the announcement that NIAID would not go forward with the proposed PAVE 100 AIDS v...

Don't count on long-term success in climate policy, warns paper in Decision Analysis

Long-term climate change policy in the U.S. and abroad is likely to change very slowly, warns a researcher who calls for stronger short-term goals to reduce carbon emissions, according to a study published in Decision Analysis , a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Managemen...

DFG welcomes decision on stem cell research by German parliament

This release is available in German . The President of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), Professor Matthias Kleiner, commented on the decision by the German Federal Parliament on the Stem Cell Act: The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft is pleased and gr...

To save or savor? It's decision time for Atlantic bluefin tuna

Giant bluefin tuna are in trouble, primarily because the powerful muscles that propel their extensive ocean migrations come with an Achilles' heel: They're tasty. Prized by sushi lovers for their savory succulence and by fishermen for the incomparable price they command-one 607-pound fish fet...

More comprehensive analysis of Klamath River basin needed to aid decision makers

WASHINGTON -- Two recent scientific studies attempt to better understand the Klamath River basin ecosystem. However, a new report from the National Research Council says for the studies to prove more useful for decision makers, a comprehensive analysis of the basin should be completed to identify...

American College of Medical Genetics responds to new FDA labeling decision for warfarin

BETHESDA, MD August 23, 2007 On August 16, the Food and Drug Administration approved new labeling information for the blood-thinner warfarin, sold under the brand name Coumadin. The new label suggests that one can prescribe higher or lower doses that may be safer for patients with variations in t...

Arctic climate models playing key role in polar bear decision

MADISON - The pending federal decision about whether to protect the polar bear as a threatened species is as much about climate science as it is about climate change. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is currently considering a proposal to list the polar bear as a threatened species unde...

Advances in lung cancer research announced at conference

...Center at Scottsdale Healthcare's Scottsdale Clinical Research Institute; Scottsdale Medical Imaging LTD; and the School of Computing, Informatics and decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. In another presentation, Dr. Weiss discussed the release thi...

EMBO pioneers pension plan for internationally mobile postdoctoral researchers

... European Commission (EC) in 2005, called for "adequate and equitable social security provisions" as a basic entitlement for researchers. A recent decision by the EC to co-fund EMBO Long-Term Fellowships commended the anticipated introduction of the private pension plan for awardees of the fellowships. Th...

Women often opt to surgically remove their breasts, ovaries to reduce cancer risk

...he first two years after the genetic mutation test, but some did not make a decision until seven years later. "This is a very interesting study. It fleshes o...ing dialogue? "Careful risk counseling does appear to influence women's decision for surgery although the effect is not immediate," the researchers wrote. ...

Brain difference in psychopaths identified

...identified as the amygdale, ie the area associated with emotions, fear and aggression, and the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), the region which deals with decision making. There is a white matter tract that connects the amygdala and OFC, which is called the uncinate fasciculus (UF). However, nobody had ever studi...

Spallation Neutron Source sees first target replacement

.... Some researchers estimated the first change would become necessary a year ago. One reason for the target's longer than expected life could be the decision to run the SNS at lower power--and step up the SNS's power more slowly--to give experiments that are already being conducted more stable beam time. Re...

Ants more rational than humans

...s among options." Studies of how or why irrationality arises can give insight into cognitive mechanisms and constraints, as well as how collective decision making occurs. Insights such as Pratt's and Edward's could also translate into new approaches in the development of artificial intelligence. "A ke...

Early detection and quick response are key to defense against anthrax attack

...verwhelm hospitals with critically ill people. The results of a computer simulation study appear in the July/August edition of the journal Medical decision Making -- one of two studies by Dr. Nathaniel Hupert of Weill Cornell Medical College in the issue. The study can be found at http://mdm.sagepub.com...

Knee injuries may start with strain on the brain, not the muscles

...ining programs, McLean said. Mental imagery or virtual reality technology can immerse athletes to very complex athletic scenarios, thus teaching rapid decision making. It might also be possible to train "hard wired" spinal control mechanisms to combat fatigue fallout. In a related paper, McLean's group ag...

UC San Diego's $3 million NSF grant to fund science festivals

...mathematics in schools must be offered to even the poorest schools if this nation is to live up to its creed. Offering these programs is a fairly easy decision to make if it will provide support and assistance to students who are making every effort to seize what chances they are given." Garcia is currently a...

NOAA bans commercial harvesting of krill

...ng the entire California Current ecosystem", said William Douros, West Coast Regional Director for NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. "This decision reflects strong teamwork within NOAA and a commitment to addressing the issues raised by the Pacific Fishery Management Council and Sanctuary Advisory...

Parascript Signature Verification Technology Used by Moscow Law Firm to Detect Signature Fraud in $160,000 Debt Collection Case

...he forensic expertise were used as evidence and served as the basis for the decision of the Arbitration Court of Moscow to proceed with the $160,000 debt collec...tern recognition technologies, the Parascript image analysis suite improves decision quality in medical imaging, postal and payment automation, fraud detection,...

Investing wisely to save the Great Barrier Reef

... and pesticides on to the Great Barrier Reef. A decision support process facilitated and designed by CSIRO,...ural Sciences informed the Australian Government's decision about how it allocates more than $50 million betwe...ment area. Our task is to build a model that helps decision makers invest wisely." The...

Stanford researchers publish comprehensive model for medical device development

... this process." Presented in linear form with five major phases and four decision gates, the model describes a process that is applicable to a broad range of... may be exempt from most regulatory requirements. The five major phases and decision gates include: Phase 1/Gate 1: Initiation, opportunity, and risk an...

Who goes abroad for fertility treatment and why?

...es of access to treatment were cited more by patients from the UK (34.0%) than those from other countries. Age also played an important part in the decision to travel for treatment. The average age across all countries was over 37.5, but German and UK patients tended to have a much higher age profile with...

Novel handheld device detects anthrax with outstanding accuracy and reliability

...lts are ready in minutes. Most importantly, the new test data being presented this week confirm that the Ceeker is very reliable, enabling front-line decision makers to rapidly and confidently validate initial threat assessments that can ultimately have a far-reaching impact on public safety and well-being. ...

Gene predicts how brain responds to fatigue, human study shows

...se who may be at risk for performance decline in jobs where sleep deprivation is an integral feature, for example- all-night health care staff, senior decision makers, commercial aircraft pilots, and truck drivers. Such knowledge might also guide the development of more effective, possibly personalized counte...

Parascript Signature Verification Technology Used by Moscow Law Firm to Detect Signature Fraud in $160,000 Debt Collection Case

...he forensic expertise were used as evidence and served as the basis for the decision of the Arbitration Court of Moscow to proceed with the $160,000 debt collec...tern recognition technologies, the Parascript image analysis suite improves decision quality in medical imaging, postal and payment automation, fraud detection,...

Researchers shed light on trading behavior in animals -- and humans

...s with nonhuman animals to properly place human behavior in context with nonhuman behavior, and to understand the evolutionary roots of human economic decision making," he said. ...

Sweden to host 1.3 billion Euro research center

...what will be Europe's, and the world's, premier neutron facility. This site decision is welcomed as the first major step on the road to securing ESS for the ben...ugh final agreements on the funding of ESS have still to be negotiated, the decision on the siting of ESS will certainly smooth the way for those negotiations. ...

Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology launches new projects

... lead one newly approved RTD. The international review panel of the SNSF was responsible for the evaluation process of the 19 projects submitted. The decision was made based on the scientific quality of the projects, and their alignment towards Systems Biology. The budget for the six RTD-projects is 27.5 M...

Society for Prevention Research Meeting in Washington, D.C., May 27-29, 2009

...ly research conducted by Dr. David Olds, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado at Denver, played an important role in the President's decision to invest in programs that can help low-income mothers now and save money in the long run. African-Americans Adults: Taking up Heroin after 32. Ma...

Notre Dame researchers describe new tool for evaluating 'managed relocations'

...keholders in the process identify the sources of their disagreements so that these may be discussed and evaluated, leading to a more thoroughly vetted decision to implement, or reject, such an adaptation strategy. The working group notes that managed relocation is only one strategy under consideration fo...

Genetic testing for breast or ovarian cancer risk may be greatly underutilized

...cent had done so. "A patient's personal preferences are paramount in her decision to undergo genetic testing, but at the very minimum high-risk patients shou...et family history information, which could come through the availability of decision support tools based on electronic medical records. "Right now we can st...

ACLU -- Myriad Genetics lawsuit will become landmark case

...itor in Chief of GEN. "The pros and cons of patenting genes have been an ongoing, and often acrimonious series of debates, since the in re Chakrabarty decision in 1980. But this particular case seems to have taken on a life of its own with over fifteen plaintiffs. For while the lawsuit specifically centers o...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 6, 2009

... railroad? Using concrete could help environment Environmental Science & Technology Wood or concrete? Railroads around the world face that decision as they replace millions of deteriorating cross ties, also known as railway sleepers, those rectangular objects used as a base for railroad tracks. A ...

Searching for pollution in the Caribbean

...inpointing which are the polluted areas but we are also telling society and decision makers what are the pollution trends. Are we doing things better? Are thing...its third year, sufficient data has been gathered that could be provided to decision makers and to society within 1-2 years. "At the end of the project, we w...

NASA study says climate adds fuel to Asian wildfire emissions

... the flames subsided in early 1998, emissions from the fires had reached 40 percent of the global carbon emissions for the period. "In this region, decision makers are facing a dichotomy of demands, as expanding commercial crop production is competing with efforts to ease the environmental impact of fires,...

The first DFG research centers to be funded for another four years

...llowing a successful second funding period, the first three DFG Research Centres will again be extended and will continue for another four years. This decision was made by the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) at its spring session in Bonn. As a result, t...

Remembrance of things past influences how female field crickets select mates

...hey are a lot cleverer than we thought they were. In the past, people have thought of insects somewhat as mindless automatons that just follow certain decision rules. But it is becoming increasingly clear that they have complex cognitive capacities that play an important role." Zuk, the research paper's o...

Ultrasound imaging now possible with a smartphone

...cs could quickly diagnose wounded soldiers with the small, portable probe and phone to detect quickly the site of shrapnel wounds in order to make the decision of transporting the soldier or treating him elsewhere on the field. ...

Aware, Inc. Amends and Extends Dutch Auction Tender Offer

...ndments or supplements when they become available. These tender offer materials contain important information that should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the tender offer. All of these materials (and all other tender offer documents filed with the SEC) have been or will be filed ...
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