BASF Podcast: The Chemical Reporter - Why Does Your Urine Smell so Different After You've Eaten Asparagus?
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- It doesn't take long after
you've polished off a plateful of the delicious vegetable before you are
forcefully reminded of it in the restroom. Some people are surprised by the
strange odor rising from the bowl after urinating. The unmistakable olf...
Video: 8-Minute Film Documentary Explores Why Humans Age
SAN DIMAS, Calif., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Why
Humans Age is the title of an 8-minute documentary film narrated by Bill Sardi, co-founder and formulator of Longevinex(R) (long-jev-in-ex), a nutriceutical product designed to promote healthy aging.
To view the Multimedia News Release, g...
Americas weighty problem: Why the fight against fat is about more than just looking good
MADISON Speaking to a home-state crowd last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson described how his agency touches Americans in unseen ways every day, from regulating the prescription drugs they take to administering their Medicare accounts to watching over the safety of the foo...
Wisconsins untapped defense might: why saving military bases is just a start
MADISON Gov. Jim Doyles effort to keep Wisconsins five military installations off the Pentagons closure list deserves a crisp salute and not just because those bases bring nearly $850 million per year to the Wisconsin economy. Wisconsin is a hidden fortress of ideas and materials to be used in...
Free branding? Why not?
Thousands of very, very small companies out there will give you a logo at no cost, a tagline at no cost, a free domain name and a free Web site. I guess the nextbig thing will be that they also write you a fat check. Who are these enterprises, and how are they doing this?
The Internet has remo...
Ready to leave? Why you shouldn't give two weeks' notice
The "Exit Stage Right" article on CareerBuilder in Sunday's Chicago Tribune must have been written in a time of nickel beers.
Why? Because giving two week's notice (let alone four week's notice) went out with nickel beers. The article also needs a reality check on some of its observations an...
Heres why Wisconsins tech economy indicators are up
Madison, Wis. A new report suggests Wisconsin is slowly making progress when it comes to building a technology-based economy, as judged by indicators such as producing patents, investing in private research and development, and creating high-tech jobs. The natural question: Why
are we improvin...
Stem cell breakthrough by UW shows why federal research should be broadened
The world now knows about Hwang Woo-suk, the South Korean researcher whose stem cell work may have been falsified. It was a confidence-shaking revelation for some who support human embryonic stem cell research, and a gleeful I-told-you-so opportunity for those who do not.
If theres a positive...
UW shows why avian flu hasn't spread among humans yet
Although more than 100 people have been infected with the H5N1 avian influenza virus, mostly from close contact with infected poultry, the fact that the virus does not spread easily from its pioneering human hosts to other humans has been a biomedical puzzle.
Now, a study of cells in the human r...
The Why Files celebrates decade of science exploration
MADISON - In 1996, the World Wide Web was a desert.
In a world awash in Web sites, it might be hard to remember that there was once a time when the Web was new and the number of sites was orders of magnitude smaller than it is today.
But it was, and the realm of popular science on the Interne...
Here's why Wisconsin's stem cell patents are being challenged
Madison, Wis. - In a criminal trial, as any fan of TV cop-and-court shows knows, the prosecution states its case first and the defense goes second. The accused can appear in deep trouble, at first blush, but the weight of evidence submitted by the defense often carries the day.
Not only doe...
When raising capital, why use a Private Placement Memorandum?
Editor's note: Matt Storms is writing a series of articles on raising capital from angel and venture capital investors. This installment focuses on the Private Placement Memorandums, or PPMs, and is co-written with Dan Ghoca.
We are frequently asked whether it is necessary to use a private p...
Research explains why women lack equal access to angel capital
Madison, Wis . - New research showing why
women entrepreneurs receive less angel funding than their male counterparts comes as no surprise to the managers of a Wisconsin angel capital fund designed for women.
The research, conducted by Jeffrey Sohl, director of the Center for Venture Research ...
Shire plc: Core Portfolio of Products Delivers 20% Sales Growth
...BP1.00 and $1.57:EUR1.00).
(1) The Non GAAP financial measures included above are explained on pages
26 and 27, together with an explanation of why
Shire's management believes
that these measures are useful to investors. For a reconciliation of these
Non GAAP financial measures to the most directl...
Rapid heating prepares energy-saving zeolite for greater role in industrial separations
...s the nonselective pathways and other defect features within the membrane," says Snyder.
Confocal microscopy enabled Tsapatsis' group to understand why
RTP-treated zeolite membranes achieved a better separation performance than conventionally processed membranes. While a high density of grain boundary...
Millions Flowing into Medical Real Estate
...t, Al Pontius of Marcus & Millichap, Malcolm Sina of DASCO Cos., Jim Moloney of Cain Brothers and Jeff Cooper of Savills LLC. The article explains why
debt and equity capital remains more available for healthcare real estate than most other sectors.
Additional content in this month’s editio...
Transave Enters Into Cooperative Research Agreement With NIH To Study ARIKACE(TM) In Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
...is disease in many years.
"Patients with Mycobacterium avium complex or Mycobacterium abscessus lung disease have limited options, which is why
we welcome the opportunity to collaborate with NIAID to study this new treatment," said Renu Gupta, MD, Transave's Executive Vice President for Develo...
Breaking barriers with nanoscale lasers
"But before this becomes a reality, lasers have to be made small enough to be integrated with small electronics components," he says. "This is why
the Department of Defense and chip manufacturers such as Intel are working on optical solutions for on-chip communications."
Research in this fiel...
Life Sciences Real Estate Outperforming Other Sectors
... Ernst & Young’s predictions regarding the future of the bio business, as presented at the BIO 2009 conference More BIO 2009 coverage: why
biotech expert Steve Burrill thinks the industry has changed for good What a leading investment banker told the AURP BioParks 2009 conference about...
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.
...vailable antimicrobials currently used in the global health care arena are ineffective at eliminating Clostridium difficile spores. This is one reason why
hospital acquired infections (HAI) are such a serious and growing problem. In the USA alone about 2 million patients annually are afflicted with hospi...
Miami Beach Real Estate Attorney Opens Miami Real Estate Brokerage for International Luxury Miami Beach Condo Buyers From Distressed Sellers
...ntil now, property prices have been too high to make it a quality investment as opposed to just visiting and staying at a five-star hotel. When asked why
they are purchasing now, international clients often cite the many months of negative real estate media headlines leading to substantial decreases i...
Muscular protein bond -- strongest yet found in nature
... A research collaboration between Munich-based biophysicists and a structural biologist in Hamburg is helping to explain why
our muscles, and those of other animals, don't simply fall apart under stress. Their findings may have implications for fields as diverse as medical r...
iSource Networks Partners with inVentiv Health to Develop New Technology Platform for Reaching Healthcare Consumers
.... Using a unique blend of biology, cultural anthropology, psychology, and learning theories, Dr. Rapaille delivers "archetype discoveries" that reveal why
people behave the way they do. More than 50 of the Fortune 100 companies, including Procter & Gamble, Kellogg Company, Pepsi, Unilever, L'Oreal, B...
NeoStem Featured on CBS2 News; Success of Licensed Stem Cell Treatments Shown for Arthritis and Orthopedic Problems; Procedure to be Used by NeoStem Affiliate in China
... therapies" for various conditions and "showing promising results for heart failure, diabetes, lupus and even macular degeneration." He added, "That's why
a company called NeoStem has begun banking people's own adult stem cells -- now, before you need them."
To see the video of the segment, plea...
Brain Monitor Eliminates Need for Routine Oxygen With Propofol - Friedberg's Triad Unveiled
...esthesia. The huge, 19-fold variation in propofol detox between patients is why
most anesthesia providers routinely give oxygen. Twelve years experience wi...ia.
The huge, 19-fold variation in propofol detox between patients is why
most anesthesia providers routinely give oxygen. Twelve years experience wi...
New drugs faster from natural compounds: A UC San Diego breakthrough
...r on the Nature Methods paper.
Researchers can now separate known compounds from those that are unknown.
"If I collect 1,000 ocean compounds, why
waste time with compounds that are already known or patented?" added Nuno Bandeira, co-lead author on the paper, director of UC San Diego's Center for...
Novel drug discovery tool could identify promising new therapies for Parkinson's disease
...logy at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa developed this C. elegans model, and performed the testing.
The researchers have not yet determined why
the cyclic peptides are protective. They found that the cyclic peptides do not affect a system of transport inside cells known as vesicle trafficking ...
CEL-SCI Corporation Releases Letter to Shareholders
...ation of assets is fairly unique in the biotechnology industry and explains why
we were one of the few companies able to raise a substantial amount of mone...nment interventions are never completely successful.
That is precisely why
we are aggressively pursuing development of the therapeutic and preventativ...
avVaa World Health Care Products, Inc. Announces Engagement of Koeppel Direct for their DRTV-Direct Response Television Media Buying Campaign
...aximizing the impact of a direct response television advertizing campaign. The caliber of Koeppel Direct's direct response media buying performance is why
marketers depend on their expertise campaign after campaign."
avVaa World Health Care will receive DRTV media buying results that are measurable spe...
PharmaVentures Assists Helsinn in the Successful Sale of Helsinn Chemicals Ireland to the Medinco C.F.M. Group
...tment of its pharmaceutical API manufacturing business. This success was achieved despite the current difficult economic environment and demonstrates why
we are recognised as leaders in deal making. It also helps ensure an ongoing future for the Helsinn Chemicals Ireland business and its employees under...
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
...es and Exchange Commission.
All forward-looking statements and reasons why
results might differ included in this release are made as of the date of th...sumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement or reasons why
results might differ.
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Americans United for Life: Obama's Disbanding Bioethics Council Raises Troubling Questions
...und Pellegrino, who went out of their way to ensure the council was reflective of all the major perspectives on the issues," he said. "We have to ask why
the President has disbanded this effective and well-regarded council. Is this a move toward a council that is more of a rubber stamp of his administr...
I Walk Because Program Gives Consumers a Voice
...e technology into the build and execution of the site.
The "I Walk Because" program features a dynamic booth that invites Walk attendees to share why
they are walking by personalizing a t-shirt and recording a video. The online space was created to extend the physical presence at WalkMS events by p...
MSNBC Publishes Free Online Abridgment of 'Biocentrism'
...Lanza says in this book is not new,' Richard Conn Henry, a physics and astronomy professor at Johns Hopkins University , said in a book review. 'Then why
does Robert have to say it at all? It is because we, the physicists, do not say it - or if we do say it, we only whisper it, and in private - furiousl...
Biologist discovers pink-winged moth in Chiricahua Mountains
...ors of moths, and so if the insects can make it through the winter, when bats hibernate, they will likely do well as the weather gets warmer.
As to why
L. leeae hasn't been found before, Walsh theorized that his specimen simply emerged late from hibernation when it was caught. Another theory is that...
Senator Arlen Specter and Richard Gephardt Headline Policy Forum on U.S. Medical Innovation, Highlight Achieving 'Recovery Through Discovery'
...cal Innovation: Achieving Recovery Through Discovery included two panels: The first, moderated by Paul Begala, addressed the political landscape and why
advocating for sustained U.S. leadership in medical innovation is so critical today. The second panel, moderated by Michelle McMurry, M.D., Ph.D., ad...
Welcome to the Biofuel Age of Flight
...d-generation biofuel supplies. Sixty percent don't realise that sustainable aviation biofuels are going to be available in the next few years. This is why
an information resource such as The Beginner's Guide to Aviation Biofuels is invaluable."
The Beginner's Guide examines the key safety and te...
Bilayer graphene gets a bandgap
... amount of impurity or defect doping can create a big change in the resistance of the graphene and mask the intrinsic behavior of the material. That's why
we decided to go with optical measurements at the Advanced Light Source."
Using infrared beamline 1.4 at the ALS, under the direction of ALS physi...
Colorado Stem Cell Awareness Rally to Take Place in Denver, Colorado on June 13th, 2009
...ctors not only criticized the companies we told them about but actively discouraged us from help overseas - help that they could not offer. The reason why
I got behind this organization and decided to set up this event in Denver is because the patients need to join together to have a voice. Our medical s...
New MIT radio chip mimics human ear
...ther, each one provides insight into the other," he says. For example, in addition to its use for radio applications, the work provides an analysis of why
cochlear spectrum analysis is faster than any known spectrum-analysis algorithm. Thus, it sheds light on the mechanism of hearing as well.
The RF c...