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New method may accelerate drug discovery for difficult diseases like Parkinson's

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (July 13, 2009) Whitehead Institute scientists have developed a rapid, inexpensive drug-screening method that could be used to target diseases that until now have stymied drug developers, such as Parkinson's disease. This technique uses baker's yeast to synthesize and screen the...

Nerviano Medical Sciences Receives Approval From the FDA to Enter Phase I Clinical Trials for Their Polo Like Kinase (PLK) Inhibitor

NERVIANO, Italy, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The FDA has approved an Investigational New Drug (IND) application by Nerviano Medical Sciences to begin a phase I clinical study with its selective PLK-1 small molecule inhibitor for the treatment of cancer. PLK-1 is a mitotic kinase required for the pr...

Swine Flu a Reminder: Using Hand Sanitizers Like Remi-D Helps Fight Infection

No Alcohol, All-Natural Formula Avoids Pitfalls of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- When widespread illness hits, it's easy for individuals to feel helpless to protect themselves and their loved ones. Fortunately, an important way to prevent infection and the...

Novavax and Vivalis Sign a Research License Agreement to Use the EB66(R) Cell Line for the Production of Virus Like Particle Based Vaccines

ROCKVILLE, Md. and NANTES, France, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NOVAVAX (Nasdaq: NVAX ) and Vivalis (NYSE Euronext: VLS) announced today the completion of a research license to use the Vivalis proprietary EB66(R) cell line, for the production of Novavax VLP based vaccines. Through this colla...

'Two-Faced' Particles Act Like Tiny Submarines

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, researchers at North Carolina State University have demonstrated that microscopic "two-faced" spheres whose halves are physically or chemically different -- so-called Janus particles -- will move like stealthy submarines whe...

'2-faced' particles act like tiny submarines

For the first time, researchers at North Carolina State University have demonstrated that microscopic "two-faced" spheres whose halves are physically or chemically different so-called Janus particles will move like stealthy submarines when an alternating electrical field is applied to liquid sur...

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...

Scientists say sabercat bit like a pussycat

In public imagination, the sabre-toothed cat Smilodon ranks alongside Tyrannosaurus rex as the ultimate killing machine. Powerfully built, with upper canines like knives, Smilodon was a fearsome predator of Ice-Age America's lost giants. For more than 150 years, scientists have debated how thi...

Sheet of carbon atoms acts like a billiard table, physicists find

RIVERSIDE, Calif. A game of billiards may never get smaller than this. Physicists at UC Riverside have demonstrated that graphene a one-atom thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in hexagonal rings can act as an atomic-scale billiard table, with electric charges acting as billiard balls. ...

Sheet of carbon atoms acts like a billiard table, physicists find

RIVERSIDE, Calif. A game of billiards may never get smaller than this. Physicists at UC Riverside have demonstrated that graphene a one-atom thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in hexagonal rings can act as an atomic-scale billiard table, with electric charges acting as billiard balls. ...

Avoid Trading Tech Relationships Like Pokmon Cards

CHICAGO Way back in the day, I had a problem. I was 22, an escapee from a very old and distinguished conservatory of music and I needed to finish my degree. Somehow, I convinced the sisters at Mundelein College in Chicago that my two years of sight singing, dictation and music theory should be...

Look at the New Economy, Just Like the Old Economy

Plymouth, Wis. - Now that the promise of Silicon Valley has joined the doom of Y2K in the ash heap of history, it is an appropriate time to revisit the importance of technology to Northeast Wisconsin. After billions and billions of dollars have been spent on marketing the so-called new economy, one...

Wisconsin Should Create, like Renewables, an Energy Efficient Portfolio

A Golden Age of Energy Efficiency With deregulation of the retail electric utility industry a distant memory with an exception or two, it appears to be a time to return to regulated utility basics. This means that Wisconsin and its legislators should revisit the original text for the regulati...

Wisconsin entrepreneurs need to self-promote like coastal rivals

The other day I went to a lecture on angel investing. When the lecture was finished, a man in the audience raised his hand. He wanted to know whether the Fox Valley the part of Wisconsin that stretches from Fond du Lac to Green Bay had enough entrepreneurial activity to support a network of ang...

Machine like me

Computers aren't very good at tolerating unexpected difference. The boxes tend to get sulky and intractable when they encounter a spike in their power curve or an unanticipated condition in the data stream. They're a little like us that way. The difference, of course, is our ability to manage our...

Midwest biotech stocks drop like a rock during the third quarter

As Im writing this column, I was reminded by an article in the Chicago Tribune that Oct. 9 was John Lennons birthday. As he was born on Oct. 9, 1940, he would have been 65 years old if he was still alive. He was shot outside his apartment building on Dec. 8, 1980. He was 40 years old. The ar...

Burke would like to double Act 255 angel tax credits

State commerce secretary Mary Burke said this week that she would like Wisconsin to double the amount of tax credits available to angel investors under the Act 255 program. In an interview, Burke said funding increases would be contingent on the state's fiscal health, but she would like to doubl...

Would you like your music (and data) mashed?

From musical combinations to new web applications, mashups are creating interesting new sounds, sites, and uses. In music, mashups are created by combining the soundtracks of one song with the words of another, generating an interesting new sound (see Mashuptown ). On the web, mashups are cr...

Visions: Innovating like Madonna and Willie Nelson (and Steve Jobs)

Oren Harari Milwaukee, Wis . - Oren Harari is coming to Milwaukee next week for a very simple reason - to convey the importance of innovation. Not just to manufacturers, who he will be addressing at the state's annual Manufacturing Matters conference , but to business organizations in a n...

Picking Vista sure seemed like a good idea at the time

I'm exhausted! I've been running hard up the Vista/Office 2007 learning curve for the last two weeks, and I'm just plain worn out. Productivity is in the basement. Frustration has reached all-time highs, and all I'm trying to do is write a column, synchronize my e-mail, launch a presentation, a...

Growth spurts

... microscopes require vacuum conditions. We can now see directly what before could only be surmised from the statistical behavior of the ensemble. It's like understanding traffic by watching individual cars instead of listening to the traffic report." ...

KV Pharmaceutical Announces Stockholder Action to Amend By-Laws is Invalid

... or include assumptions concerning the operations, future results and prospects of the Company. Such statements may be identified by the use of words like "plan," "expect," "aim," "believe," "project," "anticipate," "commit," "intend," "estimate," "will," "should," "could" and other expressions that indi...

Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading

...ith this overall assessment. "Vertebroplasty is only one of several effective treatments, but for some patients it is the best option. These studies, like most studies, have several problems. It would be inappropriate for us to conclude that vertebroplasty is ineffective, as some reports have stated," h...

Synthetech Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2010 Results

...ational sales, mainly to Europe, were $2.9 million and $2.6 million in the first quarters of fiscal 2010 and 2009, respectively. International sales, like all of Synthetech's revenues, are subject to significant quarterly fluctuations. The improvement in fiscal 2010 first quarter net income on s...

The Law Offices of Brian D. Witzer Wins 6+ Million Dollar Verdict

...S/TEN is almost always caused by severe allergic reaction to certain over-the-counter and prescription drugs. SJS is a painful disease and is treated like a burn injury, which can cause skin loss of between 10% and 30% of the total skin surface. TEN is the more severe form of the disease where more than...

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

...e know that this is often where the best solutions come from." "And PharmatrophiX's exclusive collaboration with a major biotechnology company like Elan validates our funding to PharmatrophiX, and it underlines the significant impact of Dr. Longo's discovery in the field of Alzheimer's drug develo...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Appoints New Independent Director

...ing manufacturer of pharmaceuticals in China. We look forward to working with him as we continue to strengthen our corporate governance. We would also like to thank Mr. Jiang for his contributions to the Board over the last two years and wish him well in his career." About China Sky One Medical, I...

New clues about a hydrogen fuel catalyst

... when the catalyst is at a standstill, but that is like trying to figure out how an athlete performs by wa...campus. The data from the various experiments were like puzzle pieces that the team had to fit together. ...ill, said Rousseau, making it a good catalyst but, like an active two-year old, also a difficult subject t...

UCLA welcomes startup to new incubator space at California NanoSystems Institute

...our world-class faculty's research available to the public as rapidly as possible," said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. "California looks to universities like UCLA for innovative technology. It is fitting then to have these startup companies embedded within the CNSI, whose mission is to fuel economic develop...

AIAG and MichBio Form New Collaborative Partnership

...anage the economic recovery. Given the current financial condition of the automotive industry, it is imperative that we collaborate with organizations like MichBio to help our members diversify as well as take best practices for quality improvement and apply them in other industries," said J. Scot Sh...

Knighted Adds Industry Pioneer and Entrepreneur to Senior Management Team

...ted is well positioned to enhance their customers' global supply chains for today and the future." "Our ability to attract talented individuals like Mr. Wilensky confirms that Knighted is bringing new products to market that will change the way supply chain management software is built and implemen...

Next Safety Releases Advanced Respirator for Infectious Diseases

...s famed AMRIID bioterrorism warfare center. Next Safety's core competence is the development, design and rapid production of pulmonary products like its 9000 series respirators. Next Safety respirators are rated for 30,000 hours of continuous operation. Next Safety respirator products are ...

SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS

...tities of sucrose and fructose in products could be advantageous for consumers seeking to limit sugars in their diets and for manufacturers that would like to offer products with improved nutritional profiles without compromising on taste. "Our agreement with Firmenich will make the Sweet Enhancers avail...

OmniComm Systems Acquires EDC Assets of Leading Phase I Clinical Software Vendor - Logos Technologies, Ltd.

...which include Top 10 Pharmaceutical, leading Academic and Clinical Research Organizations, will also benefit from working with a larger global company like OmniComm. " "We are pleased to add the Logos products and operations to the OmniComm team," said Cornelis F. Wit, OmniComm's President and CEO....

Jatropha Couple Oil Crop Cultivation Technology Commercially Released

...ifferent intercropping options, patterns and agro- technologies. We have been in search of such an inter-crop for Jatropha which should be oil bearing like Jatropha itself without competing with it for food and water and should be capable of fulfilling Jatropha fertilizer requirement and still maintaining...

America's Organic Home-Fueling Movement Begins in Los Angeles

...ains the home-based unit as part of the service package it offers. E-Fuel 100 is produced from carbohydrate waste products from plentiful sources like spent beer yeast, algae and cellulose (other than corn and other food-based products). E-Fuel 100 burns significantly cleaner than conventional gasoli...

Anadys Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Program Highlights

...d of the third quarter 2009. ANA773 ANA773 is the Company's oral inducer of endogenous interferons that acts via the toll like receptor 7 (TLR7) pathway. Phase I Clinical Trial in HCV . Nine patients have completed dosing at 2000 mg in the Company's trial of ANA773 i...

Millions Flowing into Medical Real Estate

... As other commercial real estate sectors suffer, savvy investors like Prudential target healthcare Minneapolis (Vocus) – Even as other commercial real estate sectors struggle, investors c...

Cardium Announces New Orthobiologics Product Initiative Extending Gene Activated Matrix Technology to Deliver Bone Growth Factors

...ular disease, the Company has access to a portfolio of protein-producing DNA sequences that include Platelet Derived Growth Factor-B (PDGF-B), Insulin like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I) and Fibroblast Growth Factor-4 (FGF-4). In addition, researchers at Cardium's Tissue Repair Company have shown that a ...

"Over the Next 2-3 Years We Will Leverage Developmental Capabilities and Explore In-licensing and a Co-development Model to Consolidate Our Presence in Japan" - Dr. Kailash Sharma, President, Japan Operations, Zydus Cadila

...at $ 60 bn the generic market is only about 6% of this in value terms and just 18% in volume, which is very low compared to highly genericised markets like USA and Europe. The awareness of generics in Japan is comparatively low and generics are still largely perceived as cheaper, low quality alternatives ...
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