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Heart Health Month Milestone: Half a Billion Pounds of Bad Fats Eliminated From North American Diet

Omega-9 Canola and Sunflower Oils drive better restaurant menu options INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's Heart Health Month marks a significant milestone in North America with the reduction of nearly a half billion pounds of trans and saturated fats over the past three years. ...

Former CMS Administrator: "'Blunt Instrument' Policies an Increasingly Bad Fit in Era of Personalized Health Care"

McClellan questions "current pathway of short term patches" in health care policy reform ORLANDO, Fla., May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Recent legislative emphasis on price negotiation and physician reimbursement as a means to reduce health care costs are nothing mo...

Why bad technology happens to good organizations

Most of us havent had too much direct experience with really bad technology. Technology that doesnt fit, technology that irritates, technology that confuses, yes, but really, really bad technology, on the scale of the exploding Ford Pintos or more recently SUV-flipping Firestone tires? Not reall...

Consultant says beware hidden costs of bad IT projects

Milwaukee, Wis. Hidden factors may contribute as much to the high failure rate of information technology projects as the easily identifiable suspects, technology executives were told Wednesday. Robert Balon, a principal in Clerestory Consulting in Chicago, delivered that sobering message We...

Growth spurts

...n random coalescence events." Zheng says it has been assumed that coalescence events would result in some crystals being much larger than others, a bad thing in that the physical properties of nanocrystals are so dependent upon size and shape that for many applications it is critical that monodisperse...

Gerresheimer Sells Technical Plastics Business

..., which are not part of the MDAX company's core business, to the FBH Group, bad Soden, Germany. "Through the sale of the Technical Plastics segment Gerresh...he financial year 2008. The purchaser is a company in the FBH Group, bad Soden, to which Thermoplast Technik Beteiligungs-AG, a medium-sized manufac...

Ganeden Biotech Introduces GanPro(TM) Direct-Fed Microbial for Livestock

...improve feed conversion ratios by increasing daily weight gain increase immune system response maintain the balance between good and bad gut bacteria "Ganeden Biotech is proud to introduce GanPro as a cost-effective solution for livestock farmers who are looking f...

Lethality of H1N1 Influenza Virus Increasing According to Latest Analysis of Virus Peptide Genomic Data

...in the hemagglutinin area indicated a marked increase in infectivity of the evolving H1N1 virus. "Last month the H1N1 genomic data indicated some bad and some good news. While it indicated an increase in the infectivity of the H1N1 virus, its lethality appeared to remain relatively low," noted Sam B...

The MedZilla Report: April 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...h is seeing news anchors -- traditionally some of the highest-paid employees -- losing their jobs or retiring and not being replaced. With all the bad news about jobs -- even taking into account the 17,000 new ones created in April -- fear of getting downsized is likely one of the biggest motivating ...

China Biologic Products Announces Strong First Quarter 2009 Results

... 838,459 26,157 (Gain) Loss on disposal of equipment -276 166 Allowance for bad debt 26,581 -- Stock based compensation 27,373 -- Change in fair...

China Dasheng Biotechnology Company Reports Unaudited Third Quarter FY2009 Financial Results

... in net income of consolidated subsidiaries 973,579 607,097 bad debt expense 6,424 -- Depreciation expense 236,961 236,690 Am...

Rodobo International, Inc. Reports Q2 and First Half of 2009

...S Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $904,360 $659,030 Accounts receivable - net of allowance for bad debts of $66,602 and $66,921, respectively 2,136,392 1,143,328 Advances to employees ...

Sandia researchers construct carbon nanotube device that can detect colors of the rainbow

...ing to increase the efficiency by creating a device with multiple nanotubes. "Detection is now limited to about 3 percent of sunlight, which isn't bad compared with a commercially available digital camera," says Zhou. "I hope to add some antennas to increase light absorption." A device made with ...

PAREXEL Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results

...ed a $15.0 million reserve for wind-down costs and bad debt expense and an associated $7.1 million tax be...ts $15 million in reserves for wind-down costs and bad debt expense related to client's default o...ts $15 million in reserves for wind-down costs and bad debt expense related to a large late stage...

Regional Biotech Association Warns Legislation Would Make VT Least Friendly State in Nation for Biotechnology and Life Sciences

...tes Maine and Rhode Island, have recently rejected marketing restriction legislation far less extreme than the Vermont bill, declaring the measures as bad policy with negative consequences for the life sciences industry and the jobs it produces. An overly restrictive disclosure law recently passed in Ma...

Chromosome breakpoints contribute to genetic variation

...evelopment. Disruptions to these genes would probably be harmful to the organism as a whole, Lewin said. "If the chromosome rearrangement is really bad for the organism, it will be eliminated. It won't survive," he said. "So if something persists in the genome, it generally has to either be neutral, o...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008 Results

...6,914 $15,332,945 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided (used) by operating activities: Allowance for bad debt 37,883 -- Depreciation and amortization 858,406 443,063 Share-based co...

XIFIN Inc. CEO to Speak at Executive War College Conference

...and business process services to support laboratory Accounts Receivable and financial management operations. XIFIN targets process errors that lead to bad debt, rework and compliance liabilities, through its closed-loop, rules-driven workflow automation. XIFIN Services manage, deliver and maintain the en...

China Biologic Products Announces Strong 2008 Results

... 214,663 245,042 Allowance for bad debt - accounts receivable (56,462) 221,813 Allowance for bad debt - other receivables and prepayment...

Regional Biotech Association Warns Vermont Legislation Could Have Profound Negative Impact

...n." Two other states, Colorado and New Mexico, have recently rejected marketing restriction legislation far less extreme than the Vermont bill as bad policy with unintended negative consequences for the life sciences industry and the jobs it produces NEBA is a non-profit, member-driven organiza...

China Bio Energy Reports Fourth Quarter and Record 2008 Financial Results

... to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities: Depreciation 1,040,924 228,833 bad debt expenses -- -- Stock based compensation - make good provision ...

Clarient Reports Strong Revenue Increase for Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008

...nternally managed in-house billing and collection operations, and increased bad debt expense related to aged receivables that were previously administered...eneral and administrative 5,093 4,121 18,722 15,278 bad debt 4,432 1,793 12,199 3,558 Re...

Atherotech Announces Addition of ApoAI Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk Marker to VAP(R) Test

...at no added cost. "The new ratio gives physicians and their patients a single, easy-to-understand number that shows the balance between good and bad cholesterol particles and helps determine whether a person's 'high HDL' is really protective," said Atherotech Chief Medical Officer James Ehrlich, M....

NeoGenomics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results

... that it is more likely than not that we will be unable to realize any value from this investment. We also took approximately $415,000 of incremental bad debt expense in Q4 08 over and above what we took in Q3 08 in order to write off the rest of the accounts receivable balance left in our previous bill...

Cord Blood America Restructures Debt; Projects to be Cash Flow Positive

... has reduced long term debt by more than $1 million. "The storage of stem cells is a predictable, high margin revenue stream business with little bad debt," Mr. Schissler continued. "The loan originally helped CBAI to acquire a large customer base with the CorCell acquisition, giving us consistent ...

Psychemedics Corporation Announces 2008 Year End Results

... -- 3,875,000 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $246,462 in 2008 and $235,337 in 2007 bad debt 3,398,455 3,555,342 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,105,886 498,919 ...

Genesis Pharmaceuticals Reports Results for the Second Quarter of its Fiscal Year 2009

... Amortization of financing costs 340,151 18,049 Amortization of debt discount 1,646,235 254,630 bad debt expense 111,237 -- Gain on sale of marketable securities (115,...

Shengtai Pharmaceutical, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results

...reciation 2,124,286 1,187,166 Amortization 26,110 23,820 bad debt expense 77,061 -- Stock option expense 317,636 -- ...

In Analyst Interview, Cord Blood America Says Stem Cells Now Front and Center for Researchers and Investors

...art disease and diabetes. "Investors should understand, in storing umbilical cord blood stem cells, we have a significant biological annuity with low bad debt ratio, strong gross profits, and a low cost structure in place that will allow us to take full advantage of the expected increase in the storage ...

NIST 'stress tests' probe nanoscale strains in materials

...rch physicist Robert Cook, thus avoiding the significant engineering problems and expense associated with changing materials. Both the good and the bad stresses need to be measured, however, if theyre to be controlled by device designers. As the component size of microcircuits has become smaller and s...

Benda Pharmaceutical Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...bt issue costs (198,360) (134,653) (66,603) (67,384) Depreciation (373,639) (223,418) (130,144) (9,162) bad debts (534,124) (502,273) 239,769 274,586 Director remuneration (162,968) (58,959) (22,500) (...

Cancer Care of Western New York Becomes First Center in Western New York to Treat Cancer with RapidArc(TM) Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems

...year-old engineer, noticed a lump in his neck. It turned out to be cancer that had started in his tonsil and spread to his lymph nodes. That was the bad news. Some good news followed, however. Kelver found his way to Dhiren Shah, M.D., radiation oncologist at Cancer Care of Western New York, the first ...

Nanoscale dimensioning is fast, cheap with new NIST optical technique

...et a precise image with a probe three times the objects size. NIST researcher Ravikiran Attota gets around this, paradoxically, by considering lots of bad (out-of-focus) images. This imaging uses a set of blurry, out-of-focus optical images for nanometer dimensional measurement sensitivity, he says. Inst...

Transgenomic, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results

... ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and cash equivalents $4,787 $5,723 Accounts receivable (net of allowances for bad debts of $501 and $703, respectively) 4,944 5,095 Inventories 4,921 4,586 Prepaid expen...

Cephalon Launches National Consumer Awareness Initiative on Appropriate Use of Prescription Opioid Medications

...Policy to Moderate First Educational Webinar: When Good Medicines Become bad Drugs FRAZER, Pa., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasd...the use of these important medications." About When Good Medicines Become bad Drugs Webcast This free webcast will provide practical tips about what pa...

CardioDynamics Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results, Seventh Consecutive Quarterly Revenue Growth and 15% Year to Date Revenue Increase

...penses were reduced 8% (or $398,000) to $4.8 million, driven primarily by improved efficiencies, reduced personnel expenses, lower accounting fees and bad debt provisions, all part of an ongoing cost containment focus in support of the Company's plan to regain profitability. The operating loss improved...

Dartmouth researchers advance cellulosic ethanol production

...l focus of Lynd's, who won the inaugural Lemelson-MIT Sustainability Award in 2007, a top honor for inventors. "I'm not sure if it was a good or a bad sign that I knew alternative energy would be so important today when I started this work 30 years ago," says Lynd. "At that time, tools of molecular b...

New Hamner-UNC Center for Drug Safety Sciences

...fety and improve human health. I can't imagine anyone more qualified to lead this vital effort than Paul Watkins." "Understanding why good drugs are bad for some people has become a national research priority," said Dr. Paul Watkins, director of the Center for Drug Safety Sciences. "I am extremely exci...

China Biologic Products Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results

... $4,301,954 $5,342,343 Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities: Recovery of bad debt previously reserved (107,583) -- Minority Interest 1,364,347 1,148,548...

China Medicine Announces Strong Second Quarter 2008 Results

...Minority interest (45,310) (52,117) Depreciation and amortization 193,572 130,330 bad debt expense -- 876 Stock issued for services -- 134,550 Amor...
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