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Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies released August 6, 2009 in the New England Journal of Medicine claim to demonstrate that vertebroplasty, a procedure to treat some painful spine fractures, is not effective. According to several authorities in the field, this is in...

Looking Older Than You Are May Have Little to Do With Wrinkles

What's the biggest aging factor and how is it addressed? International Sculptra trainer Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald, known among her medical colleagues as the "Sculptra guru" here in the U.S., presented her findings on Facial Volume Restoration to an internationally represented group of phys...

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

Terrorist organizations sometimes have an advantage in the media. A new study by Dr. Yaniv Levyatan of the University of Haifa, published 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 cr...

ULURU Discussions to Acquire York Pharma, plc Are Currently Terminated

ADDISON, Texas, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ULURU Inc. (NYSE Amex: ULU ) today announced that at this time discussions to acquire York Pharma, plc, a public limited company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales ("York") have been terminated. Previously it had been announced ...

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

Terrorist organizations sometimes have an advantage in the media. A new study by Dr. Yaniv Levyatan of the University of Haifa, published 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 cr...

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

Terrorist organizations sometimes have an advantage in the media. A new study by Dr. Yaniv Levyatan of the University of Haifa, published 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 cr...

UB engineers prove that carbon nanotubes are superior to metals for electronics

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In the quest to pack ever-smaller electronic devices more densely with integrated circuits, nanotechnology researchers keep running up against some unpleasant truths: higher current density induces electromigration and thermomigration, phenomena that damage metal conductors and ...

NaTrue-Label: The First 100 Products are Certified

BRUSSELS, February 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Authentic Natural and Organic Cosmetic* products are now identifiable at a glance thanks to the NaTrue Label: the first 100 products have already been certified as of February 1st 2009. The NaTrue-Label provides orientation for consumers and manufac...

Gene-engineered flies are pest solution

For the first time, male flies of a serious agricultural pest, the medfly, have been bred to generate offspring that die whilst they are still embryos. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biology describe the creation of the flies that, when released into a wild population, could ...

How are herbicides discovered?

MADISON, WI, September 2, 2008 -- A new interactive web lesson teaches upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students how herbicides are developed. The lesson, developed by William E. Dyer, Montana State University, has the seal of approval by the Journal of Natural Resources and Life S...

Doctors in the US and Netherlands Using Fast RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology to Help Fight Cancer are Now Treating Tumors of the Head and Neck

Technology Targets Tumors with Precise Image-Guided IMRT to Spare Healthy Surrounding Tissue PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors at cancer treatment centers in the United States and the Netherlands are now treating head and neck cancer using R...

Oil palm plantations are no substitute for tropical rainforests, a new study shows

The continued expansion of oil palm plantations will worsen the dual environmental crises of climate change and biodiversity loss, unless rainforests are better protected, warn scientists in the most comprehensive review of the subject to date. Lead author, Emily Fitzherbert from the Zoological...

Understanding the science of solar-based energy: more researchers are better than one

View a video of MIT scientists explaining how they recently discovered a catalyst that produces oxygen gas from water. With the assistance of a five-year $20 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Chemical Bonding Center (CBC) ...

More Evidence Published That Epidemics of Childhood Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome are Linked to Immunization

BALTIMORE, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data by Dr. Bart Classen in The Open Endocrinology Journal provides further evidence that epidemics of childhood obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are the result of exposure to the increasing number of vaccines. Metabolic syndrome inc...

In 'novel playground,' metals are formed into porous nanostructures

For 5,000 years or so, the only way to shape metal has been to "heat and beat." Even in modern nanotechnology, working with metals involves carving with electron beams or etching with acid. Now, Cornell researchers have developed a method to self-assemble metals into complex nanostructures. App...

Highest Replikin Concentrations and Cyclical Behavior Related to Human Mortality Are Found in Malaria Trypanosomes

BOSTON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Replikins Ltd. has found that very high concentrations of its replikin genetic sequences are found in the trypanosomes that are the infectious agents in malaria. The levels found by the company are in fact the highest replikin concentrations observed to date in a...

72% of Women Are Dissatisfied With Their Current Treatment of Vaginal Infection, Survey Finds

Foamix Offers New Intravaginal Foam Technology with Improved Usability & Compliance NESS ZIONA, Israel, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the high incidence of women's health conditions that require intra-vaginal drug delivery and the abundance of intravaginal creams...

HER1 and HER3 VeraTag(TM) Assays are Now Available for Use in Development and Clinical Evaluation of Cancer Therapeutics

Expanded Range of HER1, HER2 and HER3 Assays to Provide Unique Insights and Facilitate Development of Personalized Cancer Therapies SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monogram Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGRM ) today announced that the company's HER1 and HER3 Quantitativ...

Abbott Announces Labs Are Vital(TM) Facebook Scholarship Contest Winners

Social Media Recruitment Effort Energizes National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week ABBOTT PARK, Ill., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (Lab Week), Abbott today announced the winners of the Labs Are Vita...

Liver Diseases: A Huge European Health Burden, But Some Trends are Positive

29 Million EU Citizens (6%) Have Liver Diseases, 5th Most Common Cause of Death Yearly, Liver Cancer Alone Takes 40,000 Lives; Alcohol Abuse Takes 13,000 Number With Fatty Liver Disease Stable or Growing; Viral Hepatitis Declines MILAN, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ...

2 types of image are better than 1 for analyzing tumors

Doctors treating individuals with cancer would find a noninvasive method to determine the amount of oxygen in a tumor very useful, because low levels of oxygen in a tumor have been linked to a poor outcome. A new method to do this and to image the surrounding organs and tissues at the same time ha...

Phlo Clarifies That Pre-Reverse Split Certificates Are Negotiable in Market Transactions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Phlo Corporation (Pink Sheets: PHCP) (the "Company") clarified today that "pre-reverse split" Phlo common stock certificates are negotiable in connection with market transactions and are a valid representation of a holder's current positio...

International Federation of Clinical Chemistry Forms Partnership With the Labs Are Vital(TM) Initiative

Promoting the Critical Role of Laboratory Professionals and Addressing the Issues Facing Clinical Labs Worldwide ABBOTT PARK, Ill., April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical laboratory professionals worldwide are coming together in support of an initiative to raise international aw...

Off-Label Stent Use: How Important Are FDA Approvals to Physicians?

Millennium Research Group survey finds that physicians place importance on indication-specific FDA approval WALTHAM, Mass., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Given the recent investigation by the US Department of Justice into the marketing of biliary stents for off-label uses in ...

As Billions in Blockbuster Drug Revenue Goes Off Patent, Life Sciences Companies are Challenged to Fundamentally Change Future R&D Strategies, According to New Deloitte Report

NEW YORK, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical companies currently challenged with replacing the $65 billion worth of product expected to go off patent in the next four years must dramatically rethink their R&D models for future success, according to a new report released by...

When it Comes to Going Green, These N.C. Scientists are Singing the Blues

WILMINGTON, N.C., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Going green is so 2007. This year scientists in North Carolina have made a resolution to embrace a new earth-friendly trend -- Going Blue. This new charge is coming out of MARBIONC (Marine Biotechnology in North Carolina), one of the country's newest...

Biologics, Derma Fillers are Key to Dermatological Drug Market Growth

NEW YORK, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Biologics and derma fillers are driving significant growth in the prescription dermatological drug market, due in large part to new products and technology developments. The market was valued at $8.9 billion in 2006 and is expected to achieve a CAGR of 7% thr...

Vaccines are Likely to Cause Insulin Dependent Diabetes in Over 2% of Children With a Strong Family History of Insulin Dependent Diabetes, New Data Indicates

BALTIMORE, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly published data by Dr. J. Barthelow Classen shows that vaccines are particularly likely to cause diabetes in children with a strong family history of insulin dependent diabetes. Previous papers provided proof that vaccines cause diabetes in vaccine recip...

The LANCET Published ENDORSE, the Largest Multinational Study Showing That the Majority of Hospitalized Patients Surveyed are at Risk for VTE and Many do not Receive Recommended VTE Prophylaxis

WORCESTER, Massachusetts, February 1 /PRNewswire/ -- - ENDORSE Global Findings Highlight the Need to Urgently Implement Hospital-Wide Strategies to Optimize VTE Management: Systematically Assess Patient Risk for VTE and Provide Appropriate Prophylaxis to Prevent VTE ENDORSE multinational s...

Product Development Timelines and Commercialization Strategy Are Focus of New Group at Premier Research

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an ongoing commitment to help clients reduce product development times and maximize commercial impact of their products, Premier Research Group plc (AIM: PRG) announced today the consolidation of its industry-leading expertise in its core servic...

MIT: Thermoelectric materials are 1 key to energy savings

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Breathing new life into an old idea, MIT Institute Professor Mildred S. Dresselhaus and co-workers are developing innovative materials for controlling temperatures that could lead to substantial energy savings by allowing more efficient car engines, photovoltaic cells and electro...

Drugs from Johnson & Johnson/Basilea and Forest Are the Most Promising Antibiotics in the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Pipeline

Vaccines from Wyeth and GlaxoSmithKline Will Also Be Vying to Capture Shares of the Escalating Pneumococcal Vaccine Market, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research a...

National Survey Shows Most Women Are Not Satisfied With Their Progesterone Treatment

First New Progesterone Supplement in a Decade Debuts As a More Convenient Treatment PARSIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a nationwide survey of 350 women conducted on the American Fertility Association (AFA) Web site, few women undergoing an Assis...

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...

Candid Details on Hospital's Quality of Care Are Now at Your Fingertips - Just Like It Should Be

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- During a hospital stay, what is your chance of acquiring a blood stream infection that could prolong your length of stay? What is the likelihood of a heart attack patient receiving aspirin upon arrival at the hospital to improve the chance of su...

Specialists Are Turning to Biologics Earlier in the Treatment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Managed Care Organizations Aggressively Control Access to Biologics, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds...

Two nanostructures are better than one

Imagine using minuscule structures the size of molecules to harvest sunlight and convert it into electricity. Or employing the same structures to store hydrogen fuel so that it fits into a cars gas tank. Or replacing todays semiconductors with these structures, ushering in the next generation of s...

Fluorescent glass SRMs are new tool for spectroscopy

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed two new calibration tools to help correct and validate the performance of analytic instruments that identify substances based on fluorescence. Recent years have seen a significant increase in the developmen...

New Initiative Has Shocking Effect: Thousands of Missourians with Abnormal Chromosome Structures Are Not Human

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures revealed today a consequence of the deceptive and far- reaching initiative petition filed last week by opponents of embryonic stem cell research: It is so poorly worded and scientifically unsound that it woul...

Industry Veterans take a look back from 2025: Bio-Technology, and Bio-Informatics are the focus

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Panelists at the Demo 2003 conference offered insights into the next technology innovations by answering Producer, Chris Shipley's question, "If we look back in the year 2025 what will see as the big innovations?" Mitch Kapor, Chairman of the Open Source Applications Foundat...
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