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Brain Monitor Eliminates Need for Routine Oxygen With Propofol - Friedberg's Triad Unveiled

Most healthy patients can safely breathe room air without supplemental oxygen when getting propofol sedation if they have brain monitoring, says Dr. Barry Friedberg, developer of PK anesthesia. The huge, 19-fold variation in propofol detox between patients is why most anesthesia providers routine...

Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders Reports Need for Increasing Awareness of Eating Disorders in Males

PHOENIX, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As many as five to ten million males in the U.S. struggle quietly with an eating disorder because they're ashamed to admit they have the illness, reports Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders . Healthcare professionals, family members and close...

Sanofi Pasteur Responds to Nation's Need for Hib Vaccine With Increased Supply

- The CDC Reinstates Booster Dose of Hib Vaccine - SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY ), announced today that the company has been able to increase the supply of its Hib-containing vaccines...

Does Synthetic Biology Need Synthesized Ethics?

New Report Calls for a Broad Ethics of Emerging Technologies WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The emerging field of synthetic biology will allow researchers to create biological parts and systems that do not occur naturally as well as to re-engineer existing organisms to perform...

New England Journal of Medicine Study Highlights Need for Rapid, PCR-based Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Testing at Time of Admission for Labor and Delivery

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD ) today noted that a new article, Evaluation of Universal Antenatal Screening for Group B Streptococcus, published in the June 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that rapid, PCR-based testing at...

Study Finds Noninvasive Blood Test for Liver Fibrosis May Alleviate Need for Liver Biopsies for Some Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C

MADISON, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A study in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , published by Elsevier, demonstrates that the Hepascore(TM) liver fibrosis blood-serum test panel may help physicians more accurately diagnose and stage liver fibrosis in patie...

HealthCore Responds to Need for Real-world Health Outcomes Information on Drugs and Devices with Physician Network and Prospective Effectiveness Research

WILMINGTON, Del., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthCore, Inc. is developing the Integrated Research Network (IRN(SM)) - a collaborative community of practicing physicians who participate in real-world prospective effectiveness research - in response to increasing need from industry and government to u...

The Need for Safe and Affordable Biopharmaceuticals Drives the Development of the European Biosimilars Market, Says Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the initial regulatory hiccups, the number of biosimilars in the European market is set to increase gradually. The patent expiry of key biopharmaceuticals has opened up numerous lucrative market opportunities, while driving the development of biosimilars. I...

A need for improved efficiency in nanomanufacturing

Washington, DC New research shows that environmental gains derived from the use of nanomaterials may be offset in part by the processes used to manufacture them. Research published in a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology , a peer-reviewed journal owned by Yale University and hea...

IDIS Opens New American Office in Response to Industry's Growing Need for Pre-Launch Named Patient Programs

LONDON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- IDIS, the world leader in the development and implementation of pre-launch Named Patient Programs (NPPs), announces the opening of a new regional office in Iselin, New Jersey, USA. This office places IDIS in a stronger position to support US based pharmaceutical...

Vaxfectin(R)-formulated Measles DNA Vaccine Could Address Unmet Need for Infants

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vical Incorporated (Nasdaq: VICL ) today announced that results from nonhuman primate studies of a Vaxfectin(R)-formulated DNA vaccine for measles, published in the August issue of Clinical and Vaccine Immunology(1), offer a promising approach to t...

U.S. Clinicians Indicate a Strong Need for New Tools to Combat Sepsis

Survey shows hospital physicians, pulmonary and critical care clinicians, and researchers also concerned about overuse of antibiotics DURHAM, N.C., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- bioMerieux recently conducted two surveys, fielded during conferences of the American Thoracic Society and Society of ...

Microsoft scientist highlights urgent need for new computer models to address climate change

Two papers published in the journal Science today* by Microsoft Research ecologist Drew Purves together with research colleagues at Princeton University and universities in Madrid, Spain, highlight how an improved understanding of forest dynamics is needed to better predict environmental change. T...

Coalition for a Competitive Pharmaceutical Market Launches New Print Ad Campaign Highlighting Need for Meaningful Biogenerics Legislation

'Countless Patients Cannot Afford Life-Saving Biopharmaceuticals' WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its campaign to enact meaningful biogenerics legislation that would create a pathway for FDA approval of safe and effective biogenerics, CCPM unveiled a new print adve...

APIC Statement on Need for Increased Prevention Measures for Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributable to Kathy Warye, CEO of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC): "APIC is concerned with the increased rate of antibiotic resistant infections -- as high as 70 perce...

AMEX Notifies Signalife that It Will Need to Comply with Minimum Stockholders' Equity Requirement

GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On January 7, 2008, The American Stock Exchange ("AMEX") issued a deficiency letter to Signalife pursuant to which it advised Signalife that it would need to comply with the $6 million stockholders' equity threshold required for continued lis...

Discovery Institute Bioethicist Lauds Breakthrough in Stem Cells Research that Eliminates Need for Human Cloning

SEATTLE, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have announced that they successfully reprogrammed adult cells back to an embryonic-like state, opening the possibility of patient-specific medical treatments and research without the need to clone human life. Wesley J. Smith, the Discove...

We Need Techo-Savy Leaders - Dont just blame government and education for economic problems

At last years 2002 Wisconsin Economic Summit it was suggested that we focus on expanding the high-tech sector of our economy as the quickest way to create faster economic growth and raise our per capita income above the national average. It was pointed out that our basic industries are in relative...

Survey of High Tech Company Leaders Points Out Need for Personal Growth

MADISON, WI There has been a fair amount of press about the future of high tech in the Wisconsin market. Questions about availability of venture capital, qualified lab technicians, support from the state and local governments, and leadership to take the fledgling companies to profitability all dog...

Debate over Taxpayer Bill of Rights shows need for true tax reform

MADISON The push to amend the Wisconsin Constitution to restrict state and local government spending is the latest chapter in one of the states longest books the need for genuine tax reform. It remains to be seen whether a Taxpayer Bill of Rights is a best-seller or a dime novel, but this policy ...

Hey Willie, Wisconsin Manufacturing Doesnt Need an Aid Concert!

The beginning of a whole new round of Wisconsin economic growth. Six months ago I wrote an article which the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published, entitled Barrons Article Knocks the Rust Off State Manufacturing Outlook, that recounted the predictions of a hedge-fund manager named Jeff Gendel...

UW and business leaders outline need for educated workers

Madison, Wis. Brain drain in Wisconsin, educations effect on the state economy and fewer graduates qualified for jobs in the technology industry were a few of the many topics covered yesterday in a public discussion with the Education Access Panel. The panel first discussed the relation bet...

Wisconsin entrepreneurs need to self-promote like coastal rivals

The other day I went to a lecture on angel investing. When the lecture was finished, a man in the audience raised his hand. He wanted to know whether the Fox Valley the part of Wisconsin that stretches from Fond du Lac to Green Bay had enough entrepreneurial activity to support a network of ang...

Milwaukee research alliance sees need for incubator

The Milwaukee County Research Park could see some competition soon. A coalition of research and metropolitan groups in the Milwaukee area is making plans for an incubator for start-up biotech companies. The Milwaukee County Research Park is straining to fit new companies in, said representa...

We need the challenges of space exploration

Madison, Wis. -- One of my son's prized possessions from our summer vacation is a three-inch replica of a space shuttle, which we bought at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Three-year-old Sam is obsessed with anything that flies, so even after successive trips to the museum...

The legacy of BIO 2006, what it will be and how we need to plan for it now

An interesting meeting took place this past week at the University of Chicagos Gleacher Center hosted by the Chicago Technology Forum. The focus of the meeting was an opportunity to hear from four individuals, who have been intimately involved in the last annual BIO meetings in different cities, ...

Last ethanol article you'll ever need to read, Part II

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part opinion piece on ethanol. Read part one. M adison, Wis. - The environmental arguments surrounding ethanol are plentiful and confusing. There is some evidence that ethanol increases nitrous oxides and ozone. These studies were based on...

Does Milwaukee need a life-science spark?

Milwaukee, Wis. - Guy Mascari would very much like to be proven wrong, but he thinks biotechnology may never be anything more than a boutique industry in metropolitan Milwaukee - a component of the economic landscape, but not what drives the economy of southeastern Wisconsin. Mascari, director...

Are businesses getting what they need from IT?

Madison, Wis. - The dizzying pace of change sparked by the information technology industry gives the impression that workable solutions abound to almost every business challenge, but has IT really come through for business? Based on anecdotal evidence collected at a recent Wisconsin technology...

WARF challenges show need for patent reform

The recent out-of-state challenges, including one from California, to stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) lack merit and underscore the need for serious patent reform in the United States. Specifically, the process of challenging patents, such as those h...

To drive IT, Wisconsin may need entrepreneurial makeover

Madison, Wis. - To develop a more robust information technology industry, Wisconsin may have to undergo a cultural makeover, according to keynoters at this week's E-Business Best Practices and Emerging Technologies Conference. In recent months, information technology executives, most notably ...

Tech ideas in state budget will need help from entrepreneurs

Madison, Wis. - Because they live in a world where most ideas actually rise or fall on merit, entrepreneurs can be a bit nave when it comes to how government works. The debate over the $57.7 billion Wisconsin state budget is a case in point. As proposed by Gov. Jim Doyle , the two-year budg...

On the Web, attention spans shrink, the need for value rises

Andy Warhol, who once said everyone will be famous for 15 minutes, couldn't imagine the influence the Internet, blogging, social networks, and Web 2.0 might have on his prediction. With these tools, everyone can have their 15 minutes - but just 15 minutes. Maybe not even that. It seems that 15...

States need to be more "connectivity conscious"

Having a good infrastructure has always been important to the economic growth of a municipality as well as a state. The infrastructure has traditionally been viewed as transportation - rail, waterways, and air as well as highways, water, and power (electricity). Today, the definition of infrastru...

Paper tech center will connect research with economic and community need

GREEN BAY - At a time when some legislators and citizens are questioning whether the University of Wisconsin System is still in touch with the needs of the state, the new Paper Technology Transfer Center in Green Bay is a reminder that the "Wisconsin Idea" is alive and well. Launched last we...

RNAi: The Controls You Need

Ambion scientists use and recommend a number of different controls for siRNA experiments. Most of these coincide with the suggested controls detailed in an editorial published in Nature Cell Biology [1]. Here we outline these various contro...

DOE awards $377 million in funding for 46 energy frontier research centers

...rsities, national laboratories, nonprofit organizations, and private firms across the nation. "As global energy demand grows, there is an urgent need to reduce our dependence on imported oil and curtail greenhouse gas emissions," said Secretary Chu. "Meeting the challenge to reduce our dependence o...

Microbix Sales Grow 22% For Nine Months

...he Hunan group have proposed to self-finance Phase I and begin construction by the second quarter of 2010. The advantage of this plan is to remove the need for the first round of financing, allowing the program to be initiated at a critical time. Semen Sexing Technology (SST) In this third quart...

New clues about a hydrogen fuel catalyst

...e used in engines or fuel cells. Additional details remain to be drawn out by the team, said Rousseau, but this study makes a big dent in what they need to know to design a good, inexpensive catalyst. Rousseau added that the research benefitted from being based at PNNL. "An important part about this...

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...he Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA). "We are very pleased with the FDA's decision to grant Priority Review, reflecting the unmet medical need for the treatment of pain and fever in patients who cannot take medication by mouth," said Jim Breitmeyer, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical ...
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