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Not all titanium dioxide is equal when it comes to splitting water with visible light

Researchers from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be presenting at this year's American Chemical Society 2009 Spring Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The following talk will occur on Tuesday afternoon. Scientists are hot on the trail of materials that use ...

Quest PharmaTech Announces Results Showing its Photosensitizer, SL052, is an Effective Immuno-Stimulant when combined with Immunotherapy for the Removal of Solid Tumors

TSX Venture: QPT EDMONTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Quest PharmaTech Inc. (TSX-V: QPT), ("Quest" or the "Company") a pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products for the treatment of cancer and dermatological conditions, today announced results from a study designed ...

Kidneys for Transplant Function Earlier and Last Longer When Preserved in a Machine Compared to the Traditional Box of Ice

GRONINGEN, The Netherlands, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a landmark trial published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that in transplanted kidneys preserved and transported in a specially designed machine (LifePort Kidney Transporter) the odds for experiencing a delay in r...

SuperGen's MP-470 Demonstrates Clinical Tumor Regression When Combined with Standard of Care Chemotherapy

DUBLIN, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SuperGen, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUPG ), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel cancer therapies, today presented data on MP-470, its lead product candidate, and four additional posters, at the 20th EORTC-NCI-AACR ...

Risky Business: New Survey Suggests Many Americans Live Dangerously, Even When They Say They Aren't 'Risk Takers'

- 60 percent say they are not risk takers with their health, yet up to one-third of those skip critical health screenings - 42 percent are at elevated risk for cardiovascular events, yet 20 percent of those have not spoken with their physician about preventive benefits of ...

Climate change: When it rains it (really) pours

Virginia Key, Fla. Climate models have long predicted that global warming will increase the intensity of extreme precipitation events. A new study conducted at the University of Miami and the University of Reading (U.K.) provides the first observational evidence to confirm the link between a warm...

When to Wait and When to Treat? New Program Will Search for Biomarkers in Men With Prostate Cancer to Help Find an Answer

SEATTLE, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have a lead role in a new public/private partnership to create the first systematic surveillance program of men with prostate cancer to look for biological clues to help determine when to wait and when to trea...

Atomic force microscopy reveals liquids adjust viscosity when confined, shaken

Getting ketchup out of the bottle isnt always easy. However, shaking the bottle before trying to pour allows the thick, gooey ketchup to flow more freely because it becomes more fluid when agitated. The opposite is not typically true a liquid such as water does not become a gel when shaken. H...

Researchers engineer new polymers to change their stiffness and strength when exposed to liquids

CLEVELAND -- An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the departments of macromolecular science and engineering and biomedical engineering at the Case School of Engineering and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center has published ground-breaking work on a new...

NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning is at the Top of his Game When It Comes to Spreading the Word About Chronic Kidney Disease

The American Association of Kidney Patients Honors Mourning with 2008 Life Membership Award During National Kidney Month MIAMI, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- To recognize his extraordinary commitment to raising awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD), the American Association of Kidney ...

Survey Shows Most Women Can't Separate Fact From Fiction When It Comes to Cervical Cancer Prevention

National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) Encourages Women to Get Informed and Ask for Comprehensive Screening WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite growing awareness of HPV (human papillomavirus), the primary cause of cervical cancer, a new survey released ...

What To Do When a Holiday Guest Shows Up With a Pet

California Veterinary Medical Association Provides Tips to Maintain Peace and Goodwill Among Invited Guests and Their Furry Friends SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- You have the tree decorated and holiday plans prepared -- then suddenly you get a call from guests who want to br...

Doyle and the Legislature Have Much To Agree Upon When It Comes To The Economy

MADISON Remember this summers property tax freeze budget proposal? Legislative Republicans voted for it because they thought it was great politics; many of them were less convinced the freeze was good policy and secretly hoped Doyle would veto it. Thats how it may be with Democrats and Gov. Jim...

Whats in a name? Quite a bit, when youre competing in biotech

SAN FRANCISCO The sign hanging over the Badger state pavilion at the annual BIO convention proclaimed, Wisconsin Room to Breathe. But you had to visit the New York State exhibit to breathe gardenia-scented oxygen at that states oxygen bar. In a business that has grown to be as competitive as b...

Stay out of crossfire when Midwest technology workers go to war

CHICAGO You're the competitive type. You enjoy the occasional game of beach volleyball or some action on the squash court. If the weather cooperates, you might even be up for a paintball outing. Most of us leave it at that. We don't need to go to war at work. Being a pacifist, though, won't he...

Curious customer service: When a help desk does it right

Printers are the mules of the 21st century. They carry incredible burdens of intellectual capital if page counts are any indication, and they have the same bulky, intractable personalities attributed in story and lore to their four-legged forbearers. Last week I ran into the second characteristic...

What to do when dining with a Jive Turkey technology job candidate

Sometimes in this column we write about very unprofessional, clueless or off-the-wall habits among Midwest technology bosses. While theyre all true stories and authentic trends, wed hate to leave readers with the notion that its only managers who behave outrageously. So you know were not biase...

What to do when your tech employer doesnt know what you do

Its a common situation in Midwest technology employers and even to some of us doing very esoteric technical work: the person whos supervising you has exactly zero understanding of how you spend your time. There are a handful of reasons why you might be managed by someone whose functional or te...

Are we stingy on tsunami relief? Not when private giving is counted

The tsunami waves had barely receded in Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka when the chief disaster coordinator for the United Nations called the wealthier nations of the world stingy for not providing more relief. Many Americans shrugged off the remark as yet another reason to dislike the UN. Others...

Follow these three rules when choosing tech consultants

Hamlet: Do you see that cloud, thats almost in shape like a camel? Polonius: By the mass, and tis like a camel, indeed. Hamlet: Methinks it is like a weasel. Polonius: It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet: Or, like a whale? Polonius: Very like a whale. Hamlet , by Edward deVere, 17th Earl of...

Consider the content when managing information online

The biggest asset of an organization is its information, which is why content management software can prove invaluable. But how much content management does your organization really need? Implementing a content management system (CMS) delivers many benefits to an organization: lower operating...

Pay attention to your alumni connections when job hunting

Pundits say the principal benefit of a Harvard M.B.A. isn't the learning acquired in the program but rather the blue-chip roster of fellow alums with which you can later associate. As the mythology goes, you can call on a fellow alum to help you out 20 years after graduation and your shared colle...

Arbitration can help when IT deals go sour

The situation is exciting at the beginning. Two companies enter into an agreement to develop software, implement software, develop a new Web site, or have a service provider deliver a range of services in the information technology area. Often these contracts work out perfectly well and the p...

Don't forget building relationships when building business

Relationships are very important to succeed both personally and professionally. You should make sure to spend time building alliances with other people in the business world and your community. Once these partnerships are built, you will be able leverage them to help you fulfill your needs and g...

With patents and research tools, when is private really public?

Editor's note: This article first appeared in Genetic Engineering News (Volume 26, No. 11) There is good news for inventors. Using an invention secretly in one's own shop, even for a period longer than a year, will not by itself cause a court to invalidate a patent filed later to protect t...

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Reduce Errors and Save Time When Setting Up PCRs

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) setup typically requires thawing of the various reagents, setting up a master mix, then distributing the mix to the individual reaction tubes. The various handling steps ...

Growth spurts

...croscope is our best machine for imaging dynamic events, and at 300kV the electron beam has enough penetrating power to maintain high resolution, even when looking through a liquid confined between two thin solid windows," says NCEM director Dahmen. "Our resolution is significantly higher than any previo...

Novavax Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...lion as of December 31, 2008. Net outstanding indebtedness related to the company's convertible notes was reduced by 17.8 million as of June 30, 2009 when compared to December 31, 2008. Since the first quarter, Novavax continued to advance its vaccine pipeline, improved its balance sheet by raisi...

ThermoGenesis Announces Expanded Collaboration With Celling Technologies

... patients undergoing spinal fusion procedures match the expectations we had when we agreed to partner with ThermoGenesis. We are delighted to be implementin...Commission from time to time, and you should consider each of those factors when evaluating the forward-looking statements. ThermoGenesis Corp. ...

GenVec Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...ll anytime at: https://www.theconferencingservice.com/prereg/key.process?key=PNU6FNDG6 . Pre-registrants will be issued a PIN number to use when dialing into the live call, which will provide quick access to the conference. An audio replay of the conference call will be available starting at 1:...

ThermoGenesis Provides Update on Fiscal 2009 Results

...rt on Form 10-K and other reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, and you should consider each of those factors when evaluating the forward-looking statements. ThermoGenesis Corp. Web site: http://www.thermogenesis.com Contact: Investor Relations...

SEQUENOM Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Highlights

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Data Published in Cell Stem Cell Demonstrates Potent Anti-Cancer Activity for OncoMed Pharmaceuticals' Lead Antibody

...ce tumor growth and tumor cell proliferation and disrupt tumor angiogenesis. Moreover, OMP-21M18 displayed additive activity in reducing tumor volume when combined with traditional chemotherapy. "This research represents an entirely new way of looking at the treatment of solid tumor cancers, recog...

PharmatrophiX, Initially Funded by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, Announces Exclusive Global Collaboration with Elan

... sole mission is to fund drug discovery and development to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer's disease and cognitive aging. The journey began when Frank Longo, M.D., Ph.D., began receiving funding from ADDF eight years ago while at UCSF (and then later at University of North Carolina) to find sma...

The Breast Cancer Therapeutics Market in Australia

...apy is becoming more prevalent. These therapies are specifically designed to target cancer cells, while minimizing the adverse effects on normal cells when compared to cytotoxic chemotherapeutic drugs. New offerings must constitute therapies that will improve quality of life and survival rates if they are...

New clues about a hydrogen fuel catalyst

...echnique known as operando XAFS, which allowed them to take X-ray snapshots of the catalyst in action. Most researchers examine a catalyst's structure when the catalyst is at a standstill, but that is like trying to figure out how an athlete performs by watching him sleep. Additional experiments were p...

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...ing in order to obtain regulatory approval for and commercialize Acetavance, and the risk that the company may not be able to raise sufficient capital when needed, or at all; and other risks detailed in Cadence's prior press releases as well as in Cadence's periodic public filings with the Securities and ...

ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals Announces Financing

...ailable at www.sec.gov . You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date when made. ADVENTRX does not intend to update any forward-looking statement as set forth in this press release to reflect events or circumstances arising a...

Advanced Life Sciences to Host 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast

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