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Revealing the regulating mechanism behind signal transduction in the brain

Leuven, Belgium Our brain consists of billions of cells that continually transmit signals to each other. This dynamic process − which enables us to learn, remember, and so much more − works only when the brain cells make contact correctly, or, in other words, when there is a good 'syn...

Scientists peel away the mystery behind gold's catalytic prowess

Few materials have exercised as much of a hold on the human imagination, or on human history, as has gold. But for all of its popular uses money, medals, jewelry and more gold's potential as a catalyst lay hidden until the 1980s, when Masatake Haruta and Graham Hutchings independently discove...

Study reveals principles behind stability and electronic properties of gold nanoclusters

A report published in the July 8 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ( PNAS ) is the first to describe the principles behind the stability and electronic properties of tiny nanoclusters of metallic gold. The study, which confirms the "divide and protect" bonding ...

Why Wisconsin Lags Behind the U.S. and Minnesota

Editors Note: "FORWARD VISIONS" Today we begin three weeks of special articles, interviews and columns that will appear on the Wisconsin Technology Network (WTN). This series called, "FORWARD VISIONS" is designed to stimulate awareness, discussion and debate that will help to illustrate some of ...

Age of empowered individuals: People power behind robust computing

Editor's Note: This is the text of Chris Shipley's keynote speech given to open the recent DEMO 2007 Conference in Palm Desert, Calif. I shouldn't be surprised by the energy in this room today, and neither should you. You are at the very center of an exciting shift in the information technol...

Company still behind schedule on Milwaukee wireless project

Milwaukee, Wis . - Midwest Fiber Networks , which has promised Milwaukee that it can provide citywide wireless service by March of 2008, has been granted a reprieve by the Milwaukee Common Council after falling behind on the project. The council has voted to give Midwest Fiber until June 7 t...

The Genesis of Gendicine: The Story Behind the First Gene Therapy

In this BioPharm International exclusive interview,SiBionos founder relates the science and manufacture of his companys innovative cancer therapy. Dr.Zhaohui Peng is the chairman,chief executive officer, and founder of Sh...

Leaving it all behind

These are the so-called Dog Days of summer. Business slows. Indeed, in Europe, where I find myself this week, most companies have entered a state of suspended animation that will last until the first of September. People relax. The outdoors beckons. Families cry out for attention. Work's grasp we...

In competitive biotech world, Wisconsin can't afford to fall behind

Chicago A stem cell scientist from Harvard University dropped by Wisconsin's pavilion at this week's international biotechnology convention and noted, with a hint of admiration, that it was abuzz with activity. "I really think there's more action around the Wisconsin exhibit than anywhere ...

Growth spurts

...om the once unseen world of molecular activity. Not so long ago only the final products were visible and scientists were forced to gauge the processes behind those products by ensemble averages of many molecules. The limitations of that approach have become clear with the advent of technologies that allow f...

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009

...percent stent fracture rates observed) with a mean follow up of 2.4 years in the challenging superior femoral artery and popliteal arteries, including behind the knee locations. Financial Information --------------------- This press release contains financial data derived from the conden...

Sunesis Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2009

...tates, ovarian cancer remains the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancies and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death overall in women behind lung, breast, colorectal and pancreatic cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2008 there were an estimated 21,650 new cases and more t...

Northwest Biotherapeutics Announces Plans to De-list From AIM and Consolidate its Stock Market Listing in U.S.

... Company' shareholders in advance of this meeting. One of the purposes of the meeting and the circular and proxy materials is to explain the rationale behind the proposed de-listing and consolidation of trading in the Company's shares on a single market in the U.S. Shareholders will be asked to vote at the...

Prof. Mario Tredici Shared Views on Algae Projects with Algae Business Players at Algae World!

...rbon capture & recycle, and wastewater treatment while research into cost-effective bioethanol, biodiesel and other bioenergy production continues behind the scenes. The change reflects a shift from the Algae Biofuels hype to sustainable business models. The rapidly evolving Algae business will take...

Big Pharma to Big Biopharma: Frost & Sullivan Examines the Latest M&A Trends and Opportunities

...ding four mega M&As in the first half of 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO ) "The real intention behind these mergers remains a question, as past mergers have not yielded substantial value addition in terms of R&D productivity," says Frost & Sull...

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

...s a key element of NeoStem's growth strategy in both the United States and China." As stated in the Form 8-K of July 10, 2009: "The rationale behind NeoStem's expansion in China is to accelerate stem cell therapy, research and development and creation of intellectual property position in an environ...

NEW Momentum(TM) Physician and Staff Scheduling Software for Imaging Centers, OB/GYN, and Other Specialty Practices Improves Productivity and Equity in Scheduling

...button." Momentum((TM) )Scheduler improves productivity, drives staff satisfaction, and automatically ensures fairness, with the proof points behind it. Bio-Optronics, Inc. develops, deploys, and operates software products and custom information technology solutions to help healthcare prof...

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

...ael ought to carry out in this field, the guiding principal being that just like in conventional warfare, the country must initiate and not be dragged behind the other side, and of course it must rely on intelligence. "There is a major difference between gathering intelligence for military fighting and gath...

EFSA Issues Positive Safety Statement for the Use of Chromium Picolinate in EU Food Supplements

...the level of detail that we and Nutrition 21 went through to clearly demonstrate chromium picolinate as the form of chromium with the most safety data behind it. We are pleased with the EFSA's safety assessment of chromium picolinate. The standards set by the EFSA are the gold standards for the rest of the ...

Yaupon Therapeutics Completes Patient Enrollment for Pivotal Phase 2 Study of Clearazide for Treatment of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

...cademic collaborations that lead to the licensing and development of unique products with proof of principle and millions of academic research dollars behind them. To date Yaupon has received over $15 million in government support and over $20 million in venture capital investment. ...

Elsevier Releases Results of Alternative Energy Research Leadership Study Identifying Top 25 Institutions Worldwide

...ned live or viewed the recorded version to learn more about the methodology behind the study which illustrates a new way to identify research leaders based on... A&G, study analyst and webcast presenter. "Not only is Germany not far behind in terms of the number of papers in this topic group, it is ahead of the Un...

CEL-SCI Files Patent Application to Support Company's Treatment for More Virulent Strain of H1N1 Swine and Other Influenza Viruses

...viously demonstrated the ability to induce and elicit protective immunity and antigen specific antibody production in animal models. The concept behind the L.E.A.P.S. technology is to directly mimic cell/cell interactions on the dendritic and T-cell surface with synthetic peptides. The L.E.A.P.S. cons...

Sugarcane as a Key Element Against Global Warming to be Highlighted at Green Week in Brussels

... gallons) of ethanol, making it the number one sugarcane grower and sugar producer in the world, and the second-largest ethanol producer on the planet behind the United States, which produces ethanol from corn. MORE INFORMATION: UNICA - Brussels Anna-Karin Friis, communications officer (...

Fruit fly steps in to fight human disease

...e first ever fly model for this kind of neuromuscular disease," says Albena Jordanova. "Now we have the opportunity to unravel the molecular mechanism behind Charcot-Marie-Tooth, as well as to start looking for substances with therapeutic value." The breakthrough is the result of collaboration between VI...

Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announced Today That It Has Reached an Agreement in Principal to Acquire BioPharma Management Technologies, Inc.

...used on bringing the science and technology of CellerateRx to the market over the past year, and we believe that the additional science and technology behind BioPharma would solidify Wound Management as a leading provider of wound care products." About Wound Management Technologies, Inc.: Wound Ma...

Colorado Stem Cell Awareness Rally to Take Place in Denver, Colorado on June 13th, 2009

...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 society needs ...

Calvert Research Licenses Novel Technology to Treat Age Related Macular Degeneration from Tulane University

...ina at the back of the eye. AMD is characterized by two types: a dry (atrophic) and wet (exudative) form. Wet AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels behind the retina begin to grow under the macula, often leaking blood and fluid that can lead to visual distortions, a decrease or loss of central vision, an...

STAAR Surgical Receives CE Mark Approval for KS-X Preloaded Hydrophobic Acrylic Lens Injector System

... expertise in delivery systems for intraocular lenses, including their use with advanced material lenses. This expertise was one of the major factors behind our recent creation of operational Centers of Excellence throughout our global operations, which is expected to drive continued product enhancements a...

2009 Pharma ChemOutsourcing Show Attendance Up an Astounding 60% Despite Current Recession

...Also attracting high attendance is the conference program newly focused on the outsourcing needs of small molecule biotech companies, today's drivers behind much of the growth of the pharmaceutical industry, reports Mark Alexay of Apaporis LLC, the organizer. In 2009, 35 different biotech company chemists ...

Biotech Shows Glimmer of an Upward Trend

...was their best month in nine years. The Dow Jones industrial average posted its third straight monthly gain closing up 4 percent with the Nasdaq close behind - up 3.3 percent in May. The positive market trend helped biotech with the Burrill Biotech Select Index posting a modest monthly gain of 0.4 percent. ...

Blazing Trails: Dr. Ellery Knake Remembered for His Contributions to Weed Science

... When he died recently at age 81, Dr. Ellery Knake left behind a body of work that has made a lasting impact on both agriculture and weed ...s to benefit farmers. When he died recently at age 81, Dr. Knake left behind a body of work that has made a lasting impact on both agriculture and weed ...

New Cellular Bioenergetics Workshops Series Inaugurated by Seahorse Bioscience with Two of the World's Leading Bioenergetics Researchers

... role of uncoupling proteins in the dissipation of energy and its connection to disease are at the forefront of biomedical research. The driving force behind his research is the understanding of how the function of mitochondria within living cells is regulated to give the exquisite control of nutrient us...

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

...ael ought to carry out in this field, the guiding principal being that just like in conventional warfare, the country must initiate and not be dragged behind the other side, and of course it must rely on intelligence. "There is a major difference between gathering intelligence for military fighting and gath...

CEL-SCI Developing Immune-Based Treatment Against Swine and Other H1N1 Flu Viruses Using Proprietary L.E.A.P.S. Technology

...viously demonstrated the ability to induce and elicit protective immunity and antigen specific antibody production in animal models. The concept behind the L.E.A.P.S. technology is to directly mimic cell/cell interactions on the dendritic and T-cell surface with synthetic peptides. The L.E.A.P.S. cons...

ROCK STARS OF SCIENCE: Prana's Co-Founding Scientist, Rudy Tanzi Teams up with Star-Powered Cast in GQ Photoshoot

...litan Life Foundation Award and The Potamkin Prize. Dr. Tanzi is also a co-founder of the "Metal hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease," the premise behind Prana's novel therapeutics for treating the disease. Also featured in the magazine is Professor Jeffrey L. Cummings, the Chair of Prana Biotechno...

A New Era in the Application of Lab-on-a-Chip to Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnosis

...io-entrepreneur. His broad, cross-cultural experience and active involvement in both the academic and business environment led to the strategic vision behind the success of the HKLife team. Meanwhile, COO and General Manager, Dr. Terence L.T. Lau has been instrumental in driving HKLife and its subsidiaries....

Inexpensive plastic used in CDs could improve aircraft, computer electronics

...at Wake Forest University. In addition to Curran and Carroll, the team behind these remarkable findings includes Donald Birx, professor of electrical eng...ot even begun to scratch the surface," Curran said. "There is hard science behind it, so developing it further will require significant investment. And we a...

New Danish research shows how oil gets stuck underground

...ores and gaps and only some of the oil can be pressed out of the chalk and into the borehole by injecting water into the chalk layer. The rest is left behind as small droplets of oil surrounded by water either in small gaps in the rock or stuck to the walls of the pores. The chalk particles ought to repel o...

Statement From Michael Hansen, CEO of Elsevier's Health Sciences Division, Regarding Australia Based Sponsored Journal Practices Between 2000 and 2005

...indings of high-quality, peer-reviewed medical research. We have strict disclosure rules in place so that readers are aware of any financial interests behind a specific article or journal, or when entire compilation products are created for pharmaceutical marketing purposes. I understand this issue h...

Global Financial Crisis Making Biotech Business Model Unsustainable, According to Ernst & Young

...-- US$0.4 billion. Despite the crisis, venture capital raised in the US reached US$4.4 billion in 2008 -- the second-highest total in history, behind only the record US$5.5 billion raised in 2007. Europe Revenues of European public biotechs increased 17% to euro...
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