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Companies use MDDexec event to launch products

London, UK, March 26, 2009 / b3c newswire / -Companies are using MDDexec’s Medical Devices & Diagnostics Sales & Marketing USA as a platform to launch new products. Under the motto “The crunch - a huge opportunity” industry professionals discuss important topics such as KA...

CHIs 5th Biomarker World Congress: Signature Event with Cutting-Edge Agenda

Needham, MA, March 26, 2009 / b3c newswire / - Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Fifth Annual Biomarker World Congress will be held May 27-29, 2009 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The advance registration deadline for this event is April 10, 2009. The signature e...

'1-hit' event provides new opportunity for colon cancer prevention, say Fox Chase researchers

PHILADELPHIA (September 15, 2008) More than 30 years ago, Alfred Knudson Jr., M.D., Ph.D., revolutionized the field of cancer genetics by showing that a person must lose both their paternal and maternal copies of a particular class of cancer-inhibiting genes, called tumor-suppressor genes, in ord...

NIH hosts event to launch Council of Science Editors' global theme issue

The National Institutes of Health today is hosting the launch of the Council of Science Editors global theme issue on poverty and human development, to coincide with the publication of related research by more than 230 journals worldwide. Seven of the most outstanding articles examining interventi...

Wetlands likely source of methane from ancient warming event

An expansion of wetlands and not a large-scale melting of frozen methane deposits is the likely cause of a spike in atmospheric methane gas that took place some 11,600 years ago, according to an international research team led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The finding ...

Mass vaccination unnecessary in the event of a large bioterrorist US smallpox attack

Mass vaccination would not be necessary in the event of a large-scale smallpox bioterrorist attack in the United States, according to a study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that appears online in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. Instead, the current ...

Carnegie Mellon's Jean VanBriesen leads research team on Monongahela River

...ote additional education and discussion among environmental groups about river water quality. WaterQUEST will host a "State of the Monongahela River" event to share data and research about the river. "Carnegie Mellon's work to understand the water quality impacts from shale gas productio...

Mary had a lot of lambs: Researchers identify way to accelerate sheep breeding

...e has another opportunity," Thonney said. While the STAR system requires better nutrition and more farm labor to manage the lambing, each lambing event involves fewer ewes than traditional yearly lambing. The researchers hope that the discovery of the M allele may help the STAR system adapt to cons...

Argonne to showcase science and technology at community open house

...day of discovery and fun for the whole family. The event is free and open to the public. "The open house...ional Laboratory Facebook page. The educational event will feature interactive exhibits, hands-on demons...tem; and the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator. The event will be held rain or shine. Free shuttle service w...

Holding breath for several minutes elevates marker for brain damage

...or consciousness. In this event, participants float face down on the water for as long as possible without coming up for air. The world record for the event is 11 minutes 35 seconds. Divers at international competitions routinely hold their breath 4-7 minutes. "Whether such hypoxic episodes are associat...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...may have been responsible for the great extinction event that occurred at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary...s and reorganizations during the Late Silurian Lau event Mats E. Eriksson et al., Dept. of Geology, GeoBi... the so-called Lau Event. This globally recognized event had significant effects on marine life, oceanic ch...

1 in 6 health workers won't report in flu pandemic -- study by Ben-Gurion U. researchers

... calm the fears of the workers is not an advisable approach. A sense of threat is an important component in the workers' motivation to prepare for the event and to respond to it. Personal safety assurances of workers can and should be provided as part of training. It is important to note that 24 perce...

Scripps-led study shows ocean health plays vital role in coral reef recovery

...y 22 issue of the journal PLoS ONE , show that following a major bleaching event Mountainous star coral ( Montastraea faveolata ) on various reefs in Hondur...e records since 1950, including the time before and after a major bleaching event in 1998. "It is clear that Mesoamerican corals really fell off a cliff i...

Aware, Inc. Announces Q2'09 Earnings Conference Call

...portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents ( www.streetevents.com ), a password-protected event management site. About Aware Aware is a leading technology and software supplier for the telecommunications and biometrics industries....

Researchers achieve major breakthrough with water desalination system

... test water sources so that desalination plants can be constructed to augment the diminishing fresh water supply. The system could also be used in the event of emergencies to provide a quick source for fresh drinking water where it is needed most." "The work comes out of necessity, certainly for Cali...

Data published in the New England Journal of Medicine support use of raxibacumab (ABthrax) for the treatment of inhalation anthrax

...'s human monoclonal antibody drug raxibacumab (ABthrax), as well as the results of human safety studies, which supported the use of raxibacumab in the event of life-threatening inhalation anthrax disease. "The results published today showed that a single dose of raxibacumab was highly effective as a tr...

NYC science symposium marks Gruber Prize program 10th anniversary

... York, NY, June 26 The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation International Prize Program will celebrate its tenth anniversary on July 1, 2009, with an event to be held at Rockefeller University in New York City. The 2009 Gruber Genetics Prize and Neuroscience Prize recipients will be announced live at th...

Coral face 'a stormy future'

...he regrowth of young corals drops sharply in the wake of a major bleaching event or a hurricane," says lead author Dr Jennie Mallela of the ARC Centre of Ex... "In every case there was a sharp drop in coral recruitment following the event often by as much as two thirds to three quarters. Not only were fewer new ...

DNA template could explain evolutionary shifts

...iplication of a gene to others that resulted from shuffling within an exon. Studies of one family two children and a mother demonstrated that the event occurred during mitosis or cell division, a significant finding that further confirms the significance of the event. The researchers noted that fin...

Targeting children effective use of limited supplies of flu vaccine and could help control flu spread

...ort other control measures such as social distancing, antiviral drugs or quarantine." The current study focuses on household transmissions. In the event of a disease outbreak, other modes of transmission are also likely, such as at work or on public transport. However, data for these modes is harder to...

Enzyme doesn't act alone in atrial fibrillation

...r studies with similar models showed this as an effective treatment. "More trials are needed, but this is a promising way to target one regulatory event that contributes to atrial fibrillation," Wehrens said. "These findings could lead to new drug therapies for arrhythmias and better patient care." ...

Broecker: 'What we need are tougher measures against climate change'

...quarters under the presidency of the Minister of Science and Innovation, Cristina Garmendia, and the BBVA Foundation President, Francisco Gonzlez. The event will welcome eminent members of the international scientific community and high-level government institutions alongside personalities from the worlds ...

Duke, Harvard researchers to monitor bonobo reintroduction

...s project because of its importance for bonobo conservation," Hare said. "We hope this release will give bonobos a brighter future." "This exciting event reminds us of the importance of every individual bonobo, and is a critical step on the path towards raising awareness of the plight of bonobos and the...

'Honey bee health' of concern at Western Apicultural Society conference

...l Society (WAS) Conference, set Aug. 17-20 in Healdsburg, Sonoma County. The main conference sessions will take place in the Dry Creek Inn and Krug event Center, 198 Dry Creek Road. "The conference provides an opportunity to learn about bee health and disease research and to interact with professio...

The BBVA Foundation presents its Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

...sidency of the Spanish Minister of Science and Innovation, Cristina Garmendia, and the BBVA Foundation President, Francisco Gonzlez. The public at the event will include leading representatives from the international scientific community and high-level government institutions alongside personalities from t...

Common chemotherapy drug triggers fatal allergic reactions

...nsitivity reactions submitted to the FDA's Adverse event Report System between 1997 and 2007 with 109 (38 p...vent-administered taxane chemotherapy. Adverse event reports generally only represent from 1 to 10 perc...or the report, Bennett and Raisch reviewed adverse event reports submitted to regulatory agencies in the U....

FAO/IAEA Symposium to address animal production and health

... programme of the Symposium is available at http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Meetings/Announcements.asp?ConfID=35424 Journalists wishing to cover the event can register online, e-mail Al Sinoy ( a.sinoy@iaea.org ) or call [43-1] 2600-21276. Individual interviews can be arranged through IAEA Press Offic...

Boston University biomedical engineers teach bacteria to count

...ts by starting and stopping transcription and translation the process by which a gene's instructions are executed of a series of genes every time an event occurs. The researchers programmed the system so that after the third interruption, the network translates and transcribes the gene for a fluorescing ...

Stanford's Woods Institute awards new round of Environmental Venture Projects

...ogram, the Woods Institute will host the first Environmental Venture Projects Symposium on Oct. 7 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Arrillaga Alumni Center. The event will feature faculty updates on several recent EVP projects and a panel discussion on how to recruit and work successfully in interdisciplinary teams....

Study shows CGM devices also benefit people with type 1 diabetes

... versus 63%) more people in the CGM group than the control group had a decrease in HbA1c of more than 0.3% without experiencing a severe hypoglycemic event (28% versus 5%). Encouragingly, similar beneficial results were seen in children, adolescents, and adults spanning the ages of 8 to 69 years. ...

Demonstration Features Commercial Technology for Combating Terrorism

...out the United States, and defense media have been encouraged to register and attend the 2009 Force Protection Equipment Demonstration (FPED VII). The event will be held at Stafford Regional Airport and Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA, during May 19-21. The demonstration, which is also open to allied ...

Activated stem cells in damaged lungs could be first step toward cancer

...rovide the signals needed for unregulated cell growth and tumor progression. "This work provides a plausible mechanism to account for this type of event that we previously didn't have," Stripp said. ...

Stanford scientists find heat-tolerant coral reefs that may resist climate change

...atures stress the algae, they stop producing food, and the corals spit them out. Without their algae symbionts, the reefs die and turn stark white, an event referred to as "coral bleaching." During particularly warm years, bleaching has accounted for the deaths of large numbers of corals. In the C...

The evolutionary foundation of genomic imprinting in lower vertebrates

...the evolutionary foundation of genomic imprinting exists in lower vertebrates and genomic imprinting should not be considered as a unique evolutionary event of mammals. The study is reported in volume 54 (Issue 8, April, 2009) of Chinese Science Bulletin . Genomic imprinting has been identified in euthe...

Mothers give interloper's offspring a head start in life

..., they may typically only copulate with extra-pair males before the start of laying as this may be adequate to fertilise all eggs in the clutch in the event of pair male infertility. However, in the vast majority of cases the pair male is fertile and this scenario could explain why extra-pair offspring bec...

Scientists urge world leaders to respond cooperatively to Pacific Ocean threats

... Sarundajang of the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi, whose capital, Manado, is hosting the World Ocean Conference. The governor will convene the event with Caldwell on Wednesday. "We must work together at the regional and transboundary levels to find solutions for improved management of our common oc...

Demonstration Features Commercial Technology for Combating Terrorism

...out the United States, and defense media have been encouraged to register and attend the 2009 Force Protection Equipment Demonstration (FPED VII). The event will be held at Stafford Regional Airport and Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA, during May 19-21. The demonstration, which is also open to allied ...

Admiral to discuss piracy on high seas at IEEE Homeland Security Conference

...re protection. Presenters come from government, industry, academia, national laboratories and small business. The IEEE Boston Section produces the event with organizational support from IEEE-USA. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, the Domestic Nuclear Detection...

Princeton geoscientist offers new evidence that meteorite did not wipe out dinosaurs

...d mass extinctions on the land and oceans. This event defines the boundary between the older Mesozoic Er...t. About 100,000 to 150,000 years later, the third event struck at the time of the K-T boundary with its iridium layer and mass extinction. This event may represent a second large impact or massive vol...

Scripps studies offer new picture of Lake Tahoe's earthquake potential

...data suggest that the most recent ruptures along the West Tahoe and Incline Village faults each produced nearly 4-meter-high offsets. The most recent event along the Incline Village Fault occurred about 575 years ago. "These studies taken together show that the West Tahoe Fault is capable of a magnitud...
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