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Martin Hensen, head of e-strategies, UCB Germany: Making e-marketing more than just an add-on

London, August 3, 2009 / b3c newswire / - With the vast majority of our marketing efforts focused squarely on the sales force, e-marketing is still an add on, says Martin Hensen, head of e-strategies, UCB Germany. But successful e-CRM strategies are the basic starting point for all e-activities, h...

'Father of green chemistry' Paul Anastas to head EPA research

New Haven, Conn. President Obama has nominated Paul Anastas, Yale's Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment, to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Research and Development. Anastas is currently director of the Cente...

Mothers give interloper's offspring a head start in life

A new study has revealed that mother birds can provide an early advantage to the chicks that they have sired with their non-social partner (known as extra-pair offspring). It has long been known that female birds commonly mate with males other than their social partner, producing broods of mix...

Researchers identify genetic markers for aggressive head and neck cancer

March 18, 2009 (BRONX, NY) Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified genetic markers that signal poor outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer. These findings could one day lead to a genetic test that could help select or predict successful tr...

USC researchers head global effort to study genetic risks that contribute to psychiatric diseases

A multi-institution team of investigators led by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) has received $19 million in funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) for a groundbreaking effort to collect genetic information on tens of ...

Oral rinses used for tracking HPV-positive head and neck cancers holds promise for cancer screening

PHILADELPHIA A study published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, validates a non-invasive screening method with future potential for detection of human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive head and neck cancers. In the study, resear...

Tooth loss strongly linked to risk of esophageal, head and neck, and lung cancer

PHILADELPHIA Studying thousands of patients, Japanese researchers have found a strong link between tooth loss and increased risk of three cancers esophageal, head and neck, and lung. They suggest that preservation of teeth may decrease risk of developing these diseases. In the May issue of Ca...

New surgery improves head and neck cancer treatment

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A new surgical procedure for head and neck cancer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham offers improved accuracy for surgeons and reduced post-operative pain for patients. The new procedure uses robotic surgery, and results have shown it lessens the scarring, breathing p...

Northern right whales head south to give birth, leave genetic 'fingerprints' with NOAA researchers

Like many northerners who head south to warmer climates for the winter, many Northern right whales also head south in November and stay into April. Their destination is the only known calving ground for this rare and endangered populationthe waters off Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. When the...

Half of the people suffering from head injuries fake to receive financial help

This release is available in Spanish . How can it be proved that a patient is lying when they say that they have a cognitive problem, such as memory or concentration problems or anxiety" There are many people who exaggerate their injuries and even feign them in order to receive more money ...

A new radiation therapy treatment developed for head and neck cancer patients

Most head-and-neck cancers that recur locally after prior full-dose conventional radiation therapy respond to Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). These results were obtained in a Phase I/II study at the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. The scientific director of the research program, profe...

Texas researchers and educators head for Antarctica

(San Antonio)Its been more than 100 years since anyone has journeyed to this section of Antarcticas Amundsen Sea, but that is about to change. Next month five UTSA researchers and a Boerne High School science teacher will join a crew of 22 researchers from several countries to set sail on a two m...

How mirror neurons allow us to learn and socialize by going through the motions in the head

The old adage that we can only learn how to do something by trying it ourselves may have to be revised in the light of recent discoveries in neuroscience. It turns out that humans, primates, some birds, and possibly other higher animals have mirror neurons that fire in the same pattern whether per...

New fossil tells twisted tale of how flatfishes ended up with two eyes on one side of head

CHICAGOA newly identified fossil and the reinterpretation of previously known fossils, all from Europe and about 50 million years old, fill in a "missing link" in the evolution of flatfishes and explain one of nature's most extraordinary phenomena. All living flatfishes, which include halibut, ...

High-tech helmets reveal new information about the impact of hard hits to the head

CHAPEL HILL -- In a game that spawned the term "slobber knocker," is there a limit to the amount of impact a football player's head can handle before the player suffers a concussion" The answer is yes ... and no, say researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. High-tech helm...

Fossil find: 'Godzilla' crocodile had head of a dinosaur, fins like a fish

Editor : See pictures on the National Geographic website Researchers have discovered evidence of an ancient sea creature that would have made Tyrannosaurus rex, think twice before stepping into the ocean. At the southern tip of South America , they found fossils of an entirely new species ...

Compound from Chinese medicine shows promise in head and neck cancer

A compound derived from cottonseed could help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy at treating head and neck cancer, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found. The findings, which appear in the July issue of the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, co...

Moffitt-USF head toward first human trials of anti-cancer drug that targets protein AKT

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, working in partnership with the University of South Florida (USF), has discovered a new use for an old, previously discredited anti-cancer drug that could add another weapon in the arsenal against several cancers, including tumors of the breast...

'Green' energy from algae

...of the KIT. Here, it is focused on extracting the valuable constituents of the algae biomass by an electric pulsed treatment. So far, Dr. Georg Mller, head of this institute's Pulsed Power Technology Division, has studied the decomposition of plant cells of olives, grapes, apples, sugar beets, and terrest...

Venomous sea snakes play heads or tails with their predators

...al. Rasmussen's surprise grew when he saw a second head emerge from the coral instead of the expected tail...t was only when the snake swam away that the first head was clearly seen to be a paddling tail. To buil... bright yellow horseshoe marking on the tip of the head and the tail. The yellow was deeper than the colou...

delSECUR CORPORATION Announces Agreement to Purchase the Intellectual Property Assets of the Corporation

... and to test its capabilities. With this new alliance we are much closer to that goal." delSECUR, a public company (Pink Sheets: DLSC) with its head office in S. Burlington, VT., is a technology development company of a unique authentication process based on abstract images of biological data coll...

Pitt researchers find promising candidate protein for cancer prevention vaccines

...ome healthy people naturally developed an immune response against a protein that is made in excess levels in many cancers, including breast, lung, and head and neck cancers. The finding suggests that a vaccine against the protein might prevent malignancies in high-risk individuals. Mice that were vacci...

K-State researchers say after-school programs should promote activity, healthy nutrition

...ision, but after-school programs that offer physical activity and healthy snacks could be the best place for children's health. David Dzewaltowski, head of the department of kinesiology at Kansas State University, and other K-State researchers have found that quality after-school programs are an import...

Rodent size linked to human population and climate change

... You probably hadn't noticed -- but the head shape and overall size of rodents has been changing over the past century. A University of Illinois at Chicago ecologist has tied these changes to hum...

Reprogramming human cells without inserting genes

...ANOG, are accepted as markers of pluripotency because they are active in stem cells, but become dormant once the stem cells begin to differentiate and head down the path to developing into a specific kind of cell type and tissue. While the study of embryonic stem cells continues to yield important know...

First genetically-engineered malaria vaccine to enter human trials

...ugh premature death and disability the equivalent of at least 35 million years of healthy, productive human life every year. Professor Alan Cowman, head of the institute's Infection and Immunity division, said in developing the vaccine the research team had deleted two key genes in the Plasmodium falc...

Freshwater fish at the top of the food chain evolve more slowly

...Meara. Biologists have long known that certain head and body shapes make some centrarchids better at c...ective tissue, they measured the fine parts of the head and mouth. "A fish mouth is much more complicated ... researchers were able to reconstruct how diet and head shape have changed over time. "It looks as if the ...

University of Toronto helps to 'barcode' the world's plants

...y undescribed species that exist on earth," says Spencer Barrett, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto and the head of the Canadian plant barcoding working group. "This discovery is important because understanding biodiversity is crucial to long-term human existence...

In vitro antibody production enables HIV infection detection in window period -- key to safer blood

...lt donors. The research team, Dr. Jasper Mumo, immunologist from the Department of Human Pathology, University of Nairobi, Kenya, Dr. Ami Vansover, head of the Virology Laboratory, Public Health Laboratories, Ministry of Health, Israel, and Dr. Tamar Jehuda-Cohen, an immunologist, Faculty of Biomedical...

Carnegie Mellon team makes sequestration recommendations

... uniform regulatory environment. This is the conclusion of a set of four policy briefs just released by the CSSReg project led by M. Granger Morgan, head of Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Engineering and Public Policy. "At the moment, there is a patchwork of different rules across the U.S...

Sticky protein helps reinforce fragile muscle membranes

...brane structure is designed to protect cells, which is a universally important process," said senior study author Kevin Campbell, Ph.D., professor and head of molecular physiology and biophysics at the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. ...

Early rice harvests ease annual famine in Bangladesh

... New management techniques, and particularly weed management, must be simultaneously adopted with these new practices. According to Dr. M.A. Mazid, head of the BRRI Rangpur station, direct-seeded rice can reduce crop establishment costs and may slightly increase rice yields. "With a better chance to...

New discovery suggests trees evolved camouflage defense against long extinct predator

...lage leaves against the sunlight-draped forest floor. Moa also lacked teeth and swallowed leaves by placing them in their bills and snapping their head forward. The long rigid leaves produced by P. crassifolius would have been difficult for a moa to swallow. The maximum browsing height of the large...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

...ore reintroduction and infection in a new human host. "We treated mice with short and longer courses of antibiotics," says Professor Gordon Dougan, head of Pathogen Genetics at the Sanger Institute and senior author on the study. "After a short course most mice had dropped back to normal spore shedding...

Telomeres resemble DNA fragile sites

... falling apart is a protein that ensures the smooth progression of DNA replication to the end of a chromosome. The research, led by Titia de Lange, head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics, and first author Agnel Sfeir, a postdoctoral associate in the lab, suggests a striking similarity betw...

Exploring standards to advance microbial genomics

...ne Database ( http://www.genomesonline.org ) involve microbes. But far more could be done with microbial genomics, according to DOE JGI Genome Biology head Nikos Kyrpides, if researchers would embrace the world of possibilities that lie beyond the present anthropocentric focus and would also institute sha...

2 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists receive Presidential Early Career Award

... extraordinary accomplishments to date and the potential for her significant scientific contributions yet to come," said Polly Newcomb, Ph.D., M.P.H., head of the Center's Cancer Prevention Program. Prior to joining the Hutchinson Center faculty in 2004, she worked at the National Cancer Institute on th...

Hurricane Katrina: Phone home

...a more accurate 'critical moisture distribution' level for fine-tuning model predictions of big floods," says Prof. Pinhas Alpert, a geophysicist and head of Tel Aviv University's Porter School for Environmental Education. Prof. Alpert and his co-researchers Prof. Hagit Messer Yaron and doctoral fello...

All in sight

...ystem works successfully on board of Polarstern. The software is designed to search the stream of pictures for whale spout", explains Dr. Olaf Boebel, head of the research group Oceanic Acoustics at the Alfred Wegener Institute. He is in charge of the research project MAPS (Marine Mammal Perimeter Surveil...

Virus-resistant grapevines

...chen are making certain plants resistant to the GFLV by genetic engineering. "Our modified plants produce antibodies," explains Dr. Stefan Schillberg, head of department at the IME. "These antibodies 'recognize' the viruses and prevent them from spreading in the plant and causing damage." To enable the pl...
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