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Stem cells stand up for themselves

Adult stem cells are not pampered pushovers. O'Reilly et al. report that certain stem cells take charge of their surroundings, molding their environment to control their division and differentiation. Some stem cells are cosseted like newborns. Neighboring cells cradle them in a structure called ...

Nikon Instruments Introduces New Microscopes and Illumination Stand for Education and OEM Markets

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon Instruments Inc. ( http://www.nikoninstruments.com/ ) announced its new SMZ-445/460 stereoscopic zoom microscopes, combining a very small size with high performance at a low cost for the Industrial and OEM markets. These microscopes allow observati...

Tasty Baking Company Continues Partnership With Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation To Fight Childhood Cancer

Tastykake re-issues Alex's Lemon Krimpets for eight-weeks; 10% of all sales to be donated to ALSF PHILADELPHIA, April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tasty Baking Company, makers of the Tastykake snack line, today announced the re-issue of Alex's Lemon Krimpets(R) and ...

Human stem cells stand on their own

A colony of human embryonic stem cells grown over a period of 10 months in 2004 in the absence of mouse feeder cells. The cell nuclei are stained green; the cell surface appears in red. Photo courtesy of Ren-He Xu/UW-Madison. Madison, Wis. Tackling a pressing and controversial technical barri...

Prix Galien USA Announces 2009 Final Candidates

...)( )SoloSTAR(R) GlaxoSmithKline, Veramyst(R)( )Mistpro(TM) Veridex, CellSearch(R) CTC Test "Nominees for the Prix Galien USA stand apart from other drugs and technologies in the marketplace for the amount of research and level of skill that was invested in the development of thes...

BioNeutral's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Achieves a 100% Total Kill (Pass) Against the Life Threatening Clostridium Difficile (C.diff) Spores in Independent EPA Required Protocol Testing.

...hance anyone's understanding of a perfect independent test score, against the very dangerous and resilient C.diff microorganism. These ATS lab results stand firmly on their own accord and what is now public record. I will only add that the creation of our Ygiene(TM) formula by Dr. Kielbania and his entire ...

BioNeutral's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Achieves World Class Independent Test Results in Killing Life Threatening Spores/Organisms

...s and wasteful expenditures of human resources and money by diminishing Hospital Acquired Infections (ACI) is our goal. These independent test results stand by themselves and are consistent with our achieving our goals and objectives. These results are incredible and validate all of our efforts." ...

German Alliance for Industrial Biotechnology Debuts in Montreal

...ocesses and renewable resources into an established fossil-based refinery site. Germany Trade & Invest will have representatives on hand at stand number 1101 in the exhibition hall of this year's congress in Montreal. Germany Trade & Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment p...

New MRI technique could mean fewer breast biopsies in high-risk women

... the time radiologists are concentrating on water images, but sometimes our fat images of the breast are also useful. The boundaries of a lesion often stand out very clearly when embedded in fat." Block and his colleagues currently are gathering data on the efficacy of the technique. They have tested th...

Innocoll Announces Provisional Findings From Its Three Phase 2 Clinical Trials Investigating CollaRx(R) GENTAMICIN TOPICAL for the Treatment and Prevention of Diabetic Foot Infections

...TOPICAL results in a similar number of clinical cures/improvements as the comparator establishing that the product could indeed be most effective as a stand alone treatment. Furthermore, the preliminary pharmacokinetic data have consistently demonstrated extremely low systemic concentrations of gentamicin ...

Secret of sandcastle construction could help revive ancient building technique, researchers say

...ustainable building method. Just as a sandcastle needs a little water to stand up, the Durham engineers found that the strength of rammed earth was heavil...am University's School of Engineering, said: "We know that rammed earth can stand the test of time but the source of its strength has not been understood pro...

Raptiva Withdrawal Offers Upside for Enbrel and Humira According to Latest BioTrends Survey of U.S. Dermatologists

...he patients being treated with Raptiva are expected to be discontinued from biologic therapy, it appears that Enbrel (Amgen/Wyeth) and Humira (Abbott) stand to gain the most for patients being switched to other agents. Roughly 20% of the respondents feel that the withdrawal of Raptiva will result in an ov...

Cord Blood America Says Debt Reduced $4.194 Million in 2009

...a stem cell laboratory for increased acquisition capacity and higher gross margin," Mr. Schissler said. "Our strategy for 2009 is in place and we stand by our ability to perform and to make all three pillars strong and sturdy. We urge our shareholders to follow our progress in these important sectors...

DuPont Statement on Obama Administration Biofuels Interagency Working Group

...energy and jobs in an environmentally sustainable way. "There are important decisions needed to evolve to an advanced biofuels industry. We stand ready to work with the Obama administration to continue this dialogue and create the sustainable biofuels sector that will deliver to society a divers...

Concerned Shareholders of Biovail Announce - Independent Nominees for Election to Biovail Board of Directors - A Focused Commitment to Governance at Biovail

...s and Mr. Potter, who had not met Mr. Melnyk before they were approached to stand for election, have a track record of supporting and practicing good corpora...shareholders and Mr. Haggis and Mr. Potter, who I am pleased have agreed to stand for election to the board, are exceptional candidates and would be positive...

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

... prohibitions on the interactions between the biopharmaceutical industry and doctors is unwarranted and contrary to health interests of Vermonters who stand to benefit from miracle drugs." She said the legislation would also eliminate existing protections of trade secrets, create an unneeded new state bur...

Scientists moving closer to 'artificial noses'

...unich (NIM)" have constructed an NEMS in which the nanostrings are excited individually by dielectric interaction the same phenomenon that makes hair stand on end in winter. Following this physical principle, the nanostrings, which are made of electrically non-conducting silicon nitride, are excited to re...

Defeat Autism Now!(R) Regional Conference to be Held in Oklahoma June 13-14, 2009

...imentary lunch will be provided by Aaron's Bridge. "Autism is a challenge for pediatricians, their patients and families. By working together, we stand the best chance of helping these children to realize their full potential," American Academy of Pediatrics President Renee R. Jenkins, MD, FAAP said t...

MIT: 'Alarming' use of energy in modern manufacturing methods

...of materials and energy," he says. Because some of these processes are so new, "they will be optimized and improved over time," he says. But as things stand now, over the last several decades as traditional processes such as machining and casting have increasingly given way to newer ones for the production...

NCSRP Research Director: "Earlier Planting can Increase Soybean Yields"

...he adds. "If you're drilling beans in cold, muddy conditions, you'll be at the higher 190,000 range." The goal is a final soybean plant stand of 100,000 to 125,000, depending on where you farm. In the northernmost areas of the Midwest, agronomists recommend higher final harvest stands. ...

Corn Growers Reminded to Follow Refuge Requirements as Spring Planting Nears

...s who do not comply with refuge requirements can lose access to the technology. Similarly, seed dealers who do not follow through on their commitments stand to lose their ability to sell the products. "Growers should take time to thoroughly review their Bt trait provider's Product Use or Technic...

The Australian Research Council Selects Scopus for the Evaluation of the Australian Research Landscape

...nology for Elsevier. "Through this relationship, we hope to open doors for Australian universities by giving them a better understanding of where they stand in the research playing field, and where to invest scarce resources." More information available at http://www.arc.gov.au/media/media_releases...

FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) for the Adjunctive Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

...onnection between prolactin levels and side effects is unknown. Some people taking RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) may feel faint or lightheaded when they stand up or sit up too quickly. By standing up or sitting up slowly and following your healthcare professional's dosing instructions, this side effect can b...

Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P. Requests Avigen Board to Provide Critical Information to Stockholders

...believes this is particularly egregious given the current economic environment. What is the current value of these obligations and how many employees stand to receive these payouts? 7. What is Avigen's relationship with its financial advisers and how are they being compensated? In January 2009, t...

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Confirms Receipt of Director Nomination Notices

...ated funds announcing their intent to nominate a slate of five directors to stand for election at the Company's 2009 annual meeting. The notice from the Ica...rd J. Barry, also intends to nominate a separate slate of five directors to stand for election at the Company's 2009 annual meeting. As previously disc...

Adoption of Personalized Medicine May Yield Significant ROI; Time to Achieve Benefit Varies Among U.S. Health Care Stakeholders, According to Deloitte Report

...es and Pathways to Successful Commercialization," also found that consumers stand to gain the most significant ROI opportunity within the shortest time perio...er implications found in the report include: Consumers stand to gain the greatest ROI from personalized medicine, often within the first...

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Response to FDA Clearance of Geron's Clinical Trial

...e wrote, "It is our responsibility to do everything possible to protect the quality of life of the present and future generations...No obstacle should stand in the way of responsible investigation of their [stem cells] possibilities." Wilderotter concluded, "This is the dawn of basic research being tr...

Amgen's Breakaway from Cancer Initiative Expands to Help Cancer Patients Access Broad Spectrum of Cancer Resources and Services

... Additionally, the Lance Armstrong Foundation and stand Up To Cancer will join forces with the Breakaway ...ned forces with the Lance Armstrong Foundation and stand Up To Cancer. Learn more at www.breakawayfromcanc..., please visit www.preventcancer.org . stand Up To Cancer The ...

FDA Issues Complete Response Letter for Iclaprim

...lect the reduced size of the company. In this context, Dr Khalid Islam tendered his resignation and Prof. Axel Kleemann has announced that he will not stand for re-election at the next shareholders' meeting. Arpida wishes to thank both Board members for their valuable contributions. Dr Islam will continue ...

Biotechnology Value Fund Delivers Letter to Board of Directors of Avigen, Inc.

... holders that wish to sell at a specific price at a specific future date (i.e., $1.25 per share in December, 2009). In both cases, shareholders could stand to reap potentially substantial upside derived from the monetization of Avigen's remaining assets and could finally stop worrying about whether the Co...

Phase 3 Data Demonstrate Efficacy and Tolerability of Paliperidone Palmitate, an Investigational Long-Acting Therapy for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

...uld talk to their healthcare professional before taking paliperidone. Some people taking paliperidone may feel faint or lightheaded when they stand up or sit up too quickly. By standing up or sitting up slowly and following your healthcare professional's dosing instructions, this side effect may b...

BioInformatics, LLC Studies Effective Strategies for Scientific Publishing in a Web 2.0 World

... instead of 3-4) and should improve the quality of science." Findings reveal that traditional publishing models, while still viable, no longer stand alone as a way to thrive in a community of scientists who want more speed, more control and easier access to information than ever before. Plus, scien...

'Far From Beyond': A Glimpse into the World of Biotechnology and the Future of the Free World

...er protein drugs. Reminisce with him about a mysterious night in the 1970s when he witnessed a meteorite crash near a creek on his grandfather's farm. stand with his wife Kate, and a team of doctors at the foot of his hospital bed wondering why such a healthy man suddenly blacked out and collapsed while on...

The MedZilla Report: September 2008 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...pps, director of marketing for MedZilla.com. "Recruiters can help, but if companies haven't made provisions for filling their new jobs, they will stand open until someone happens upon them on a job search site." About MedZilla.com: Established in mid-1994, MedZilla is the original web site t...

Prominent Urologist Dr. David B. Samadi Presents Breakthrough Robotic Surgery Techniques on OR Live Webcast

...ificantly less and the hospital stay is usually only a day with a robotic prostatectomy. Within a month to six weeks, patients know exactly where they stand regarding the existence of cancer. Samadi summed it up this way: "There is no greater joy as a surgeon to look at your patient and say, 'You are ...

Douglas Oberhelman Elected to Lilly Board of Directors

...Caterpillar's executive office. As a member of Lilly's board, Oberhelman will serve on both the board's audit committee and finance committee. He will stand for election by Lilly shareholders at the company's next annual meeting in April, 2009. "We are very pleased to welcome Doug Oberhelman to the Lilly...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2 Million Grant From EMD Serono to Research Projects on Cognitive Deficits in Parkinson's Disease

...ponsible for Pharmaceuticals, said: "We recognize the critical need for new therapies to alleviate PD-related cognitive dysfunction. We are pleased to stand side by side with The Michael J. Fox Foundation in prioritizing and supporting research with potential to help speed development of effective treatmen...

California State Senator Shelia Kuehl's Leadership in Stem Cell Debate Praised and 'Embryonic Stem Cell Profiteers' Criticized by Repair Stem Cell Institute Spokesman

...s situation is that a Democratic leader from the largest state in the union has stood up to the powerful embryonic stem cell lobby and taken a valiant stand for citizens. Senator Kuehl must have done her research about adult stem cells. She may have checked the U.S. Government website (http://www.clinical...

Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Leading LASIK Eye Surgery Expert, Inventor David Huang, M.D., Los Angeles, to Its Unique Lasik Directory Service

...tates. Of the many qualifications that distinguish Dr. Huang from most other LASIK eye surgeons, his extensive research, teaching and inventions stand out. He has served as an investigator for 2 FDA studies concerning LASIK and other refractive surgery procedures and as the principal investigator in...

Atrial Fibrillation Month - StopAfib.org Announces September Focus on Life-Threatening Irregular Heartbeat

...ts and families is often underestimated by doctors," Hills says. Once she was cured by a new minimally-invasive mini maze surgery, Hills couldn't just stand on the sidelines and watch others suffer the huge physical, emotional, and financial toll, so she started StopAfib.org, an atrial fibrillation patient...
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