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Video: New Survey Finds Technology Plays a Critical Role in Lives of People with Multiple Sclerosis, Yet Many Are Not Using it to Overcome Disease-Related Challenges

- Affordable, Easy-to-Use Accessible Technology is Within Reach for People with MS - DALLAS, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new survey released this week in conjunction with the National MS Society's National Conference, many people living with multiple scl...

454 Sequencing(TM): Science Paper Suggests That Structural Variation Plays an Important Role in Genetic Variation

BRANFORD, Conn., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- 454 Life Sciences, a Roche company, in collaboration with Yale University researchers today announced that they have developed a method, using the company's Genome Sequencer(TM) FLX system, to identify significant human genetic variability with an unpr...

Midwest plays key role in developing new medical device companies

CHICAGO -Last week, we talked about the size and growth of the medical device industry and some of the key market segments. This week's column will focus on the leading players in this $100 billion industry. Before we comment on some trends from this table, here are a couple interestin...

Midwest plays small role in VC investment, angel groups to the rescue

A few weeks ago, we talked about Venture Capital investments during 2005 in the biotech and medical device sectors, and how these investments compared against the general VC landscape. I also promised to provide you with information on U.S. Venture Capital investments by region and stage of devel...

Plastics that convert light to electricity could have a big impact

... standard. Such testing can be accomplished using a very small tool called an atomic force microscope, which uses a needle similar to the one that plays records on an old-style phonograph to make a nanoscale image of the solar cell. The microscope, developed in Ginger's lab to record photocurrent, come...

PTC Therapeutics Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of PTC299 in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2

... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010919/PTCLOGO ) VEGF plays a critical role in the formation of new blood vessels or angiogenesis and i...scriptional processes that regulate VEGF formation. Overexpression of VEGF plays a key role in the growth of many types of tumors. PTC299 selectively block...

Sirnaomics Receives SBIR Grant from NIH/NCI for Its Multi-Targeted Lung Cancer siRNA Therapeutics

...Maryland. RNAi has emerged as a fundamentally important biological phenomenon and as a versatile, powerful tool for biomedical research. RNAi plays a multifaceted role in molecular biology by silencing genes through chromatin remodeling, interfering with protein synthesis, and in its best-studied ...

Muscular protein bond -- strongest yet found in nature

...onsidered a molecular "ruler" along which the whole muscle structure is aligned, and it acts as an elastic spring when a muscle is stretched. Titin plays a role in a wide variety of muscle functions, and these in turn hinge on the stability with which it is anchored in a structure called the sarcomeric ...

Novel gene found for dilated cardiomyopathy

...st common cause of chronic heart failure in young people and the most common reason for heart transplant. ANKRD1 is a gene that encodes a protein that plays a role in the structure and functional ability of the heart. The study, conducted internationally, is published in the July 21 issue of the Journa...

Information warfare in the 21st century: Ideas are sometimes stronger than bombs

...ed in the journal of Israel's National Security College, describes how our side can regain the advantage in this arena too. "Information warfare" plays a crucial role in the struggle against terrorist organizations, sometimes more so than conventional weapons. Therefore, the information warfare agains...

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results from Dose-Ranging Clinical Study of Pramlintide/Metreleptin Combination Treatment for Obesity

... in obesity studies. Metreleptin (methionyl recombinant leptin; r-metHuLeptin) is an analog of human leptin, a neurohormone secreted by fat cells that plays a fundamental role in the regulation of energy metabolism and body weight. To date, more than 1,200 overweight or obese individuals have received metr...

Virtify, Inc. Delivers Industry's First Enterprise Content Compliance Software Suite for Life Sciences Companies

...ment for managing regulated content throughout the entire continuum - from pre-clinical through product registration to commercialization. The company plays a leadership role in the development of global regulatory standards and is an active participant in a variety of standards committees. Virtify's softw...

NIST discovers how strain at grain boundaries suppresses high-temperature superconductivity

...ning superconducting bridges over the grain boundarywas previously unknown. NISTs Danko van der Laan and his collaborators have found that this strain plays a key role in reducing current flow over grain boundaries in YBCO. Furthermore, when the strain was removed by applying compression to the grain bound...

MSNBC Publishes Free Online Abridgment of 'Biocentrism'

...nerating controversy on a different plane by arguing that our consciousness plays a central role in creating the cosmos. 'By treating space and time as physi...fully in line with the perspective from quantum mechanics that the observer plays a huge role in how reality is observed. 'So what Lanza says in this book is...

PTC Therapeutics Receives $2.6 Million in Government Grants

...atments for NF2-related tumors include surgery and radiation therapy. VEGF plays a critical role in angiogenesis, or the formation of new blood vessels, and...scriptional processes that regulate VEGF formation. Overexpression of VEGF plays a key role in the growth of many types of cancers. PTC299 inhibits VEGF pr...

Elsevier and NextBio Sign Partnership to Enrich ScienceDirect Content, Accelerating Life Sciences, Health Sciences and Chemistry Research

...e single platform. The new enhancement will become available on ScienceDirect and accessible to subscribed users in summer 2009. "ScienceDirect plays a crucial role in researchers' workflow." explained Rafael Sidi, Vice President, Product Management, ScienceDirect. "We continuously seek new ways to ...

EyeIC Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for MatchedFlicker(TM) Retinal Aid Detection Technology

...generation and will work well with most EMRs. In my practice, MatchedFlicker has allowed me to make excellent use of historical optic nerve photos and plays a unique role in the detection of progressive glaucoma." EyeIC was founded in 2004 with a portfolio of intellectual property from the University...

Web of Science(R) Renewals Remain Strong Despite Tough Economic Climate

...rsity For Petroleum & Minerals in Saudi Arabia. "Recent sales of Century of Social Sciences reflect the important role historical research plays in driving innovation," MacGregor added. "Researchers turn to Thomson Reuters products to compile decades of significant research, but also to be part...

Monsanto, BASF Scientists Disclose Discovery of Gene Conferring Drought Tolerance in Corn Plants

...iable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of ...

PDI and The Medical Affairs Company Enter Exclusive Strategic Alliance

...nt demands for best-in-class field resources, while preserving the important separation of pharmaceutical sales and medical departments. "The MSL plays an increasingly crucial role in pharmaceuticals today - that of providing high-level scientific information to key opinion leaders and other medical d...

China's Vice Premier, Li Keqiang, Visits Sinovac to Inspect H1N1 Vaccine Production Preparation

...ufacturers. Once Sinovac receives the strain, we will commence production immediately. During the visit, Li Keqiang commented that vaccination plays a crucial role in preventing and controlling infectious diseases. He spoke positively about the country's prevention and control of the disease durin...

BASF Sues DuPont for Patent Infringement

...able partner, BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has approximate...

Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) Provides Long-Term Remission and Response Rates in Infliximab-Refractory Crohn's Patients

...ogical effects of TNF-alpha. Over the past decade, TNF-alpha has emerged as a major target of basic research and clinical investigation. This cytokine plays a key role in mediating pathological inflammation, and excess TNF-alpha production has been directly implicated in a wide variety of diseases. The U.S...

DuPont Innovation Addressing Major Global Market Trends

...her areas." Growing in Emerging Markets. Kullman said DuPont's sales in emerging markets grew 13 percent to $8.8 billion in 2008. "Innovation plays a key role in our ability to penetrate and grow in emerging markets. As we learn more about the local market, we use our technical service capability...

Information warfare in the 21st century: Ideas are sometimes stronger than bombs

...ed in the journal of Israel's National Security College, describes how our side can regain the advantage in this arena too. "Information warfare" plays a crucial role in the struggle against terrorist organizations, sometimes more so than conventional weapons. Therefore, the information warfare agains...

Prospect Therapeutics, Inc.'s GCS-100 Inhibited Blood Vessel Formation in a Variety of Cancer Models

...Development and growth of solid tumors requires new blood vessel growth, or angiogenesis, to deliver oxygen and nutrients to a tumor. Galectin-3 also plays an important role in stimulating angiogenesis in a variety of tissues. The intellectual property, regulatory dossier, fixed assets and clin...

Amgen Exercises Option for Exclusive License to Cytokinetics' Cardiac Contractility Program That Includes CK-1827452

...didates have arisen from research activities that are directed towards the cytoskeleton. The cytoskeleton is a complex biological infrastructure that plays a fundamental role within every human cell. Cytokinetics' focus on the cytoskeleton enables it to develop novel and potentially safer and more effecti...

The West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative is Named Statewide Reviewer for Life Science Funding Requests Through New Program

...repay the micro loan. "This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs and companies across the state, and will help to grow the role life sciences plays in Michigan's overall economic health," said Linda Chamberlain, executive director of the Initiative. "Being selected to review proposals for life sc...

Sigma-Aldrich Introduces Precisio(TM) Kinases for High-Throughput Screening and Kinase Profiling

...ediating signal transduction in development, transcription, immune response, metabolism, apoptosis and cell differentiation. Improper kinase function plays a role in many diseases, most notably cancer, and the study of these proteins and their functions may contribute to the discovery and development of n...

Obama Budget Level Funds Career Technical Education

...TE Executive Director Janet Bray commented, "Career and Technical Education plays a critical role in improving and growing the U.S. economy through secondary...ce level training leading to high-skill, high-demand and high-need jobs. It plays a significant role in training adults to re-enter the workforce. As new ind...

New Survey Reveals Gap in Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease Risk and Prevention Among Most Vulnerable Populations

...take action to delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Data also showed that 65 percent of African Americans and 49 percent of Hispanics believe race plays a role in the quality of care received for Alzheimer's. "These data point to a health literacy gap in minority communities with the potential to ...

Event Alert: 'SPL R4 Compliance and its Impact on Regulatory Submission Processes'

...ent for managing regulated content throughout the entire continuum -- from pre-clinical through product registration to commercialization. The company plays a leadership role in the development of global regulatory standards and is an active participant in a variety of standards committees. Virtify's softw...

Beyond associations: Colorectal cancer culprit found

... Genetics plays a key role in determining risk for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Several common genetic ...

Chromosome breakpoints contribute to genetic variation

...ound in these "breakpoint regions" differ significantly from those occurring elsewhere in the chromosomes. This suggests that chromosomal organization plays an important evolutionary role, the researchers report. The study, published in the journal Genome Research , is the first to show that different ...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Presents Encouraging Preclinical Data at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research

...g to Investigators, the data suggests that the PI3-K/Akt/ B-catenin pathway plays an important role in mammary stem cell self-renewal and that targeting of c...tigators conclude that findings from this study suggest that Bim activation plays a key role in potentiating the antineoplastic activity of PI3K/Akt inhibito...

Information warfare in the 21st century: Ideas are sometimes stronger than bombs

...ed in the journal of Israel's National Security College, describes how our side can regain the advantage in this arena too. "Information warfare" plays a crucial role in the struggle against terrorist organizations, sometimes more so than conventional weapons. Therefore, the information warfare agains...

Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository Adopts BioLife Solutions CryoStor(TM) as Standard Biopreservation Media

... About RUCDR: Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR) is led by Scientific Director Jay A. Tischfield, Ph.D., FFACMG, and plays a key role in research aimed at understanding the genetic causes of common, complex diseases. RUCDR activities will enable gene discovery leading to d...

BASF Set To Commercialize pro-t-action(TM) Eliminating Caries Causing Bacteria From the Mouth

...iable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has approximatel...

NeuroSky to Launch Brainwave-Based Technology for Stereo Headsets for Personal Computers

...n Store , a portal of downloadable, third-party applications emanating from the NeuroSky Developer Network. "This application developer program plays an important role in fusing brainwave-enabled peripherals into the mass market of computer users," comments Hitoshi Tokuda, General Manager of the PC ...

Spectral announces presentations at the 29TH International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine focusing on the role of endotoxin

...will include presentations from six thought leaders in the field of sepsis. Presentations will include topics such as defining the role that endotoxin plays in sepsis and organ dysfunction; using Spectral's Endotoxin Activity Assay (EAA(TM)) to determine optimum management of patients with intra-abdominal ...
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