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Use it or lose it? Researchers investigate the dispensability of our DNA

October 2, 2008 Our genome contains many genes encoding proteins that are similar to those of other organisms, suggesting evolutionary relationships; however, protein-coding genes account for only a small fraction the genome, and there are many other DNA sequences that are conserved across specie...

Physicists discover how fundamental particles lose track of quantum mechanical properties

(New Orleans, La.) In todays Science Express, the advance online publication of the journal Science, researchers report a series of experiments that mark an important step toward understanding a longstanding fundamental physics problem of quantum mechanics. The scientists presented their finding...

Are You Prepared To Lose Your Identity?

MILWAUKEE -- Attacks on computers, phone systems, and other such technologies are coming from anywhere in the world at any time. Attacks are launched from within the enterprise as well out. The frequency, variety and severity, of these computer attacks are increasing at an alarming rate, a panel of...

Hone your pre-interview skills or you may lose that tech job

We interviewed a sharp young man at our office just recently and we didn't hire him. It was a shame. Though we liked him a lot, he failed a big test when he came to the interview: "Tell us what you know about our organization," we said. He said: "Though I don't know too much just now, I am exc...

Online school to lose $1.2 million, instead of expected gain

Wisconsin's first statewide online high-school program may close unless administrators can fix the problems that led to a massive shortfall on initial expectations, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. IQ Academies was supposed to generate $1 million for the Waukesha school district where i...

Keyword advertisers win some, lose some

For some years now, trademark owners have been battling search engines and online advertisers over the sale and purchase of keywords (trademarks) that trigger online advertising. Two recent and conflicting rulings show that the application of traditional trademark principles and law to the new ke...

InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business Highlights

...elated to the company's manufacturing strategy, which relies on third-party manufacturers and which exposes InterMune to additional risks where it may lose potential revenue. The risks and other factors discussed above should be considered only in connection with the fully discussed risks and other facto...

Biotech Hot in July Driven by Positive Drug Data and Acquisitions

...n Therapeutics shares jumped 54 percent in July after revealing that Contrave, a longer lasting form of two generic diet drug compounds, helped people lose weight in all three of its major clinical trials. That should clear the way for the San Diego biotech to file for approval to market the drug with the...

1 nano-step closer to weighing a single atom

... By studying gold nanoparticles with highly uniform sizes and shapes, scientists now understand how they lose energy, a key step towards producing nanoscale detectors for weighing any single atom. Such ultrasensitive measurements could ultimately be used in...

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

... slow the aging process and allay the need for major procedures later on. It really is a 'worse begets worse' scenario because once the skin begins to lose its support system through natural collagen breakdown, a cascade effect occurs." With dozens of her patient photos and two close-up live feed...

Novel drug discovery tool could identify promising new therapies for Parkinson's disease

...or of dopamine called L-DOPA or drugs that mimic dopamine's action can provide symptomatic relief from Parkinson's disease. Unfortunately, these drugs lose much of their effectiveness in later stages of the disease, and there is currently no means to slow the disease's progressive course. In most cases...

Harvest Technologies Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment in its 60 Patient Clinical Trial in India Using Autologous Adult Stem Cells to Treat Patients With Non-Reconstructable Critical Limb Ischemia

...ve severe pain and limb loss is significant because revascularization chances are very low in these patients. Most of them end up in major amputation, lose their job and become dependant on their family to look after them. Autologous cell therapy has been studied as an innovative treatment option fo...

Syngenta and Evogene to Collaborate on Soybean Nematode Resistance

...oil parasite which attacks the roots of developing plants, and is one of the most devastating and yield limiting pests of soybean. Soybean growers may lose more than 20 percent of their yield to this pest, while defenses against it are limited. It is estimated that soybean nematode causes losses in the Un...

SRNL to study applicability of solar cell coatings

...lar energy is a tremendous force, but harnessing it for use is not always as simple as it seems," Dr. Kane says. "With most types of solar cells, you lose about one-third of the energy because the sunlight is simply reflected away." There are, however, new engineered coatings that, by mimicking the way ...

New Test from Quest Diagnostics Helps Physicians Choose HIV Antiretroviral Therapy in Patients with History of Drug Resistance

...e personalized medicine for HIV by helping physicians identify suitable patients for a particular therapy and ensure those who are not suitable do not lose precious treatment time potentially better spent on a different drug." HIV coreceptor tropism refers to the preference of strains of HIV to bind...

Photos: FDA Approves 12-Month Labeling Update for EVOLENCE(R) Collagen-Based Facial Filler

...thetic Dermatology franchises. "EVOLENCE(R) represents the next generation facial filler, an innovative structural agent that replaces the collagen we lose over time with all-natural collagen. We are confident that the 12-month duration of EVOLENCE(R) positions it as a preferred choice within dermal fille...

Secret of sandcastle construction could help revive ancient building technique, researchers say

...tabilised rammed earth. They showed that rammed earth walls left to dry after construction, in a suitable climate, could be expected to dry but not lose all their water. The small amount of water remaining provided considerable strength over time. The researchers say their work could have implicati...

Biotech Shows Glimmer of an Upward Trend

...n acquisition of Cougar may prompt pharma, who have been generally sitting on the sidelines, to 'pull the trigger' on biotech deals so that they don't lose out to their competitors," added Burrill. Shares of Dendreon have increased in value by a whopping 440 percent since the company first announced ...

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

...from the interactions among climate change, soil conservation and weed management techniques to how we can continue to feed a growing population as we lose cropland to urbanization." About the Weed Science Society of America The Weed Science Society of America, a nonprofit professional socie...

The MedZilla Report: April 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...ients (Wall Street Journal Abstracts, April 13, 2009). "Even as people lose jobs across the board, they still need health care," said Michele Hopp...turn away people who need help, but if they're not getting reimbursed, they lose money and have to make it up in other ways. Sometimes that means layoffs.&q...

Europium discovery

...ism hate each other. To get superconductivity, you have to kill the magnetism," Schilling explained. Of the rare earths, europium is most likely to lose its magnetism under high pressures due to its electronic structure. In an elemental solid almost all rare earths are trivalent, which means that each ...

PTC Therapeutics and Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation Announce $8.5 Million Small Molecule Development Collaboration

...oss of nerve cells in the spinal cord, the disease leads to increasing muscular weakness and atrophy. Over time, patients afflicted by SMA continue to lose muscle control and strength, leading to progressive inability to walk, stand, sit up and breathe. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 6,000 to 1 i...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...eight in only eight weeks. Lorcaserin helped nearly half of the patients to lose at least 5% of their body weight, and nearly a quarter to lose 10% or more of their body weight. We look forward to presenting these and a...

InterMune Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business Highlights

...elated to the company's manufacturing strategy, which relies on third-party manufacturers and which exposes InterMune to additional risks where it may lose potential revenue. The risks and other factors discussed above should be considered only in connection with the fully discussed risks and other factor...

Medco Delivers First-Quarter 2009 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63; Reaffirms 2009 EPS Guidance; Announces Win of Coventry Commercial Business Starting January 1, 2010

...l performance; Our ability to grow our Specialty Pharmacy business could be limited if we do not expand our existing base of drugs or if we lose patients; Our Specialty Pharmacy business, certain revenues from diabetes testing supplies and our Medicare Part D offerings expose us to i...

The MedZilla Report: March 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...by far, however, came from biotechnology as Hospira announced a plan to eliminate almost 1,500 jobs over the next two years. Roche is also expected to lose 500 employees as they close their Palo Alto, Calif., research facility, and will likely see more decline the offer to move to other facilities in San ...

X marks the spot: Ions coldly go through NIST trap junction

...ar quantum mechanical state back and forth between different locations for data storage or logic operations, without heating them up so much that they lose their fragile quantum properties, which are critical to information processing. The new ion trap, a rectangle roughly 5 by 2 millimeters in outer d...

Spring 'blockbuster' movie now showing

...he same TEAM 0.5 electron beam to record for analysis a movie showing the growth of the hole and the rearrangement of the carbon atoms. "Atoms that lose their neighbors become highly volatile, and move around rapidly, continually repositioning themselves from one metastable configuration to the next," ...

Cepheid Announces New Diagnostic Technology to Aid World Efforts in Halting the Spread of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (TB)

...wo billion people are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis . Each year approximately nine million people develop active TB and two million people lose their lives to the illness. This equates to one life every 20 seconds. "One of FIND's main goals is to help to save the millions of lives that ar...

Beverly Hills Surgeon Dr. Payman Simoni Applauds Obama Administration's New Direction in Stem Cell Research

... from unwanted areas of the patient's body. This harvested tissue is then injected into areas of the face to fill in wrinkles and areas that typically lose tissue mass as a result of aging. This method of injecting filler is often considered safer than other methods because the patient's own tissue is be...

Brown chemists create more efficient palladium fuel cell catalysts

...um nanoparticles. This is an important step, Mazumder emphasized, because previous attempts to remove binding ingredients have caused the particles to lose their rigid sizes and clump together, which gums up the reaction. The Brown team said in experiments lasting 12 hours, their catalysts lost 16 perc...

Heart Disease: An Epidemic For Firefighters

...viding their services free of charge. "There are tremendous costs associated with early deaths of our first responders in every community as we lose men and women in their 30s, 40s and 50s who are our first line of defense but who don't live to perform their jobs for very long," says Chief Rolader....

CEL-SCI Corporation to Launch Aseptic Filling for Stem Cell Produced Therapies and Other Biological Products

....) are biologics. Biologics are usually very sensitive to heat and quickly lose their biological activity if exposed to room or elevated temperature for va...find desirable. However, stem cell products and biologics do not generally lose activity when kept at 4 degrees Celsius. Therefore CEL-SCI has developed ...

Miami Beach Real Estate Attorney Announces Services to Assist Chinese and other International Real Estate Investors Purchase Discount Florida Homes

...Folland, who often instructs clients to make a fair offer if they really want the property, because arguing over two or three percent on the price can lose the deal. "Foreclosed properties offer great deals for international real estate buyers, but they must also be careful of problems," war...

InterMune Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results and Business Highlights

...elated to the company's manufacturing strategy, which relies on third-party manufacturers and which exposes InterMune to additional risks where it may lose potential revenue. The risks and other factors discussed above should be considered only in connection with the fully discussed risks and other factor...

FDA Approves Apidra(R) SoloSTAR(R) - a Prefilled Disposable Insulin Pen

...R (R) pen must not be shared. DO NOT DILUTE OR MIX LANTUS (R) WITH ANY OTHER INSULIN OR SOLUTION. It will not work as intended, and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be serious. Do not change your insulin without talking with your doctor. The syringe must not contain any other medi...

Corn Growers Reminded to Follow Refuge Requirements as Spring Planting Nears

...on-farm assessments. Growers who do not comply with refuge requirements can lose access to the technology. Similarly, seed dealers who do not follow through on their commitments stand to lose their ability to sell the products. "Growers should take time to...

Surgeons Perform First Incisionless Bariatric Procedure in the United States

...hors to create multiple tissue folds in the stomach wall to reduce its capacity. "Bariatric surgery is the most effective tool patients have to lose weight and overcome the diseases often associated with it, however, many patients worry about the recovery time and complications associated with surg...

Researchers at the University of Georgia Discover Protein is Crucial to Reproduction of Parasites Involved in Disease

...anism for apicoplast division in these parasites," said Striepen. The new system now allows researchers to study what happens when organisms lose their apicoplast organelles. ### Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Toxoplasmosis/Cellular_Biology/prweb2041024.htm . ...

SleepQuest Compliance Again Doubles Industry Average

...ppropriate PAP device, and air flow settings that are most comfortable. If patients find it unpleasant, difficult to operate, or ineffective, they may lose interest in adhering to treatment. "Most providers of CPAP therapy are general home care companies," said Lori Schulman, SleepQuest's Director of...
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