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New Data Reveal Ethnicity May Play Role in Weight Loss Decisions

NEW ORLEANS and PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new analysis of a landmark weight loss survey suggests that Hispanics and African Americans are more likely than whites to use unproven dietary supplements for weight loss. The data, presented today at the 2007 Annual Scientific M...

Are you ready to play the new talent management game?

Two new comprehensive studies of trends shaping the future workforce have recently been issued by the Hudson Institute and The Rand Corporation both respected think tanks on economic, political and social issues. Both reports strongly suggest that the challenges of managing talent are about to cha...

Games that make leaders: top researchers on the rise of play in business and education

Madison, Wis. If the last video game you played was Pac-Man, you might have missed the advances that turned games into immersive training tools for skilled professionals and leaders. Three University of Wisconsin-Madison professors, among the top researchers in learning through game-playing, ...

SBCs MidWest Long Distance Play

Insiders say effects are minimal Milwaukee, WI- A week and a day after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved an application by SBC Communications Inc. to offer long distance telephone service in four remaining Midwestern states, the San Antonio-based telecom giant held press ...

Growth spurts

...o-authoring this paper with Zheng, Alivisatos and Dahmen were Rachel Smith, Young-wook Jun and Christian Kisielowski. Nanocrystals are projected to play important roles in a wide-ranging number of technologies including solar and fuel cell, catalysis, electronics and photonics, medicine, and imaging an...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Appoints New Independent Director

.... "We believe that his expertise in corporate governance at public companies in China and his experience in investments and management consulting will play a vital role in our development as a leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals in China. We look forward to working with him as we continue to strengthe...

The Foundation for National Institutes of Health Announces Unprecedented Product Donation by sanofi-aventis in the U.S.

...s entirely devoted to clinical research, with more than 1,500 studies currently in progress, most of which are clinical trials. These clinical trials play a crucial role in evaluating potential therapeutic treatments for many critical health challenges facing the U.S. and the rest of the world. Since th...

Omeros Appoints New Vice President of Clinical Development

... and inflammation programs that have the potential to address significant unmet medical needs. This is an important time for Omeros and I'm excited to play a role here." Prior to Omeros, Dr. Murray served in various positions, most recently as Chief Medical Officer at Memory Pharmaceuticals, a biop...

Microbia Names John McCarthy to Senior Management Team

...fermentation technology, has appointed John A. McCarthy Jr. as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. McCarthy will play a key role for Microbia as the company prepares to introduce its line of natural carotenoid products for the human and animal food ingredient and nutr...

W.M. Keck Foundation Awards $1 Million to Hutchinson Center Scholar to Study How Cells Go Awry

... SEATTLE, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone touched by the ravages of cancer knows the rapidly growing, opportunistic cells don't play fair. But in order to expose exactly how cancer cells cheat their host, scientists must first study the rules governing the orderly cooperation of nor...

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

... variety of cellular processes, as well as other signaling molecules, which play key roles in the regeneration and repair of soft tissues (skin, ligaments, ...y images from TRC pre-clinical research relating to chBMP-4 ). BMPs play a key role in the transformation of mesenchymal cells into bone and natural...

Video: New Way RA(TM) Talk Show Premieres Online for People Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

...erstand the physical and emotional impact of RA," said Norville. "Having lived through that experience with my mom, I feel fortunate that I am able to play a role in providing an educational and entertaining resource to help people find new ways to live with RA, despite the challenges that often accompany...

Seasoned Dermatologist Nissan Pilest of Irvine, CA, Joins SDS Clinical Trials as Clinical Investigator for Dermatology Division

...n selected by SDS Clinical Trials located in California to participate in their newly developed Dermatology Division. Physician clinical investigators play a pivotal role in the development of drugs, therapies and medical devices used to combat disease, treat chronic and degenerative diseases, and improve...

FluMist(R) Begins Shipping for 2009-2010 Influenza Season

..., MedImmune has teamed up with Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) for "Don't play with the Flu"(TM) ( www.dontplaywiththeflu.com ), a national health aware...u vaccination season, including back-to-school visits. "Our 'Don't play with the Flu' efforts are directed toward parents to help them understand t...

Charging ahead: University of Houston team revealing secrets of electricity-producing materials

...energy that can be harnessed into useful energy to make ours a "self-powered autonomous society." "Recent technological advances and breakthroughs play an important role toward achieving that goal, but we need to be patient," he says. "Quantum mechanics, the basis of modern electronics, was 'discovere...

Solace Pharmaceuticals Appoints Professor David Julius, Renowned Pain Physiologist, to Scientific Advisory Board

...tive treatments for pain. Solace's research and development programs are focused on exploiting novel biological understanding of disease targets that play a role in the pathogenesis of pain and that have disease-modifying potential in two key areas: modulating the activity of glial cells and intervening ...

Free Webinar on Safer Clinical Hand-Offs Offered by Compirion Healthcare

...nurses , RNs , allied health personnel , risk management staff and performance improvement staff will find that information in this webinar will play a critical role in their effort to improve patient safety. The times, dates and registration information, along with a full list of webinars, can be f...

Human Genome Sciences Announces New Order for Raxibacumab (ABthrax(TM)) from U.S. Government

...xecutive Officer, HGS. "We all hope never to see a large-scale version of the inhalation anthrax attacks that took place in 2001, but HGS is proud to play a role in making sure that we are prepared as a nation to limit the human cost of such an attack should it ever occur." Raxibacumab is a firs...

Regado Biosciences Expands Medical Advisory Board

...creased expertise and further diversification to the experience and perspective of an already prominent group of physicians. This expanded board will play an important role in the global development of Regado's overall aptamer/reversal agent antithrombotic technology platform, including the REG1 anticoag...

Canadian researchers discover gene related to the appearance of aging

... 15 /PRNewswire/ - Scientists in Atlantic Canada have found a gene that may play a role in skin aging. Researchers were investigating the genetic cause of a...ein chains, critical for correct folding of these proteins. But it seems to play an independent role in protection from cellular stress. Proline made intern...

Santaris Pharma - Interim Report for the Period 1 January to 30 June 2009

...r cholesterol carrying protein in the blood, has been selected for preclinical trials. - Lead candidates targeting PCSK9, which is known to play a critical role in regulating cholesterol levels, have been selected for pharmacological studies. - The Collaboration with the Compan...

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

...cle trafficking which was a surprise, since alpha-synuclein and other proteins that have been implicated in human Parkinson's disease are believed to play a role in vesicle trafficking. However, the researchers observed that the two peptides share a structure that may hold clues to their targets. "Thi...

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results from Dose-Ranging Clinical Study of Pramlintide/Metreleptin Combination Treatment for Obesity

...ination Treatment Pramlintide acetate is a synthetic analog of the natural hormone amylin, a neurohormone secreted by the pancreas that is known to play a role in the regulation of appetite, food intake and postprandial glucose concentrations. To date, approximately 8,000 individuals have received pram...

It's Not Just the Sun: deCODE Discovers Sequence Variants Affecting Susceptibility to Skin Cancer

...rring risk of a disease that is dependent on the parent of origin. With all of our findings over the past year, we believe we have found variants that play a role in most cases of BCC," said Kari Stefansson, CEO of deCODE. The study also provided conclusive evidence that a previously identified SNP...

Bay Area Youth to Represent ALS Patients at Giants' and Angels' Baseball Games on July 4th

...the start of the San Francisco Giants game. Corey will then board a plane to Anaheim to arrive just before game time at the "Big A" to see the Angels play the Baltimore Orioles. At the Angels' game, Corey will again enter onto the field with other ALS patients to repeat a similar ceremony in the Angels'...

Cellular Dynamics International and Roche Expand Existing Cardiotoxicity Screening Agreement

... promise of generating differentiated cell types, even personalized cell types, from virtually any genetic background. We believe iPSC technology will play a pivotal role as drug discovery and development practices continue to evolve toward personalized therapeutics, and we are excited to be working with ...

Hospira Announces New Contract With MedAssets for Intravenous Solutions, Renewal of Infusion Devices Agreement

...nd pain management pumps, such as the LifeCare PCA(R) device with Hospira MedNet(R) safety software, and GemStar(R) ambulatory devices. These products play a critical role in improving patient safety as well as enhancing quality of care and clinician workflow. Also covered within the agreements is access ...

Cordex Completes Production of ATPace(TM) Clinical Trial Material

...velops new cardiovascular medicines based upon the emerging pharmacology of adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) and nitric oxide (NO). These two molecules play critical roles in cellular metabolism and signal transduction, the manipulation of which constitute novel therapeutic modalities for the treatment of ...

Gyros Raises SEK 80 Million to Accelerate the Commercialization of its Gyrolab(R) Systems for the Cost-Efficient Development of Biopharmaceuticals

...n the real benefits that the Company's systems can deliver to developers of novel biotherapeutics. Given that biotherapeutics products are expected to play a significant role in the growth of the pharmaceutical industry as they are used in the treatment of an ever-increasing range of diseases, we are conf...

Industry Leaders Will Gather to Discuss the Future of the "Hydrogen Economy" in Washington DC

...y production, transmission, conversion, and distribution industries. The conference will also offer opportunities for applications where hydrogen will play a key role, such as transportation, electric power generation and mobile battery-powered devices such as laptop computers and cell phones. For mo...

BIO Ventures for Global Health Announces Management Changes

...ence, and entrepreneurship." "Chris's imagination and expertise have enabled BVGH to demonstrate the integral role the biotechnology industry can play in addressing the urgent medical needs of developing countries," says Robert B. Chess, Chairman of BVGH. "From promoting new financial incentives that...

Preclinical Proof-of-Concept Studies Published for Novavax Seasonal Influenza Virus-Like-Particle Vaccine

...mice vaccinated with the VLP vaccine had higher levels of HA flu-specific CD8+ T cells than mice vaccinated with the commercial vaccine. CD8+ T cells play a role in clearing virus from the respiratory tract, which may be an important factor in preventing influenza-associated pneumonia, a leading cause of...

UCF team's advanced nerve cell system could help cure diabetic neuropathy, related diseases

... Researchers have achieved Myelination and nodes of Ranvier formation with sensory neurons, but accomplishing the same task with the motor nerves that play more critical roles in some diseases has remained an elusive goal. Working with Hickman, UCF graduate student John Rumsey was able to accomplish t...

Scientists identify gene vital to early embryonic cells forming a normal heart and skull

... New research from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center highlights the critical role a certain gene and its protein play during early embryonic development on formation of a normal heart and skull. In a study posted online June 15 by the Proceedings of the National A...

European Airports Actively Engaging on Reducing CO2, Despite the Crisis

...lmination of two years of hard work, ensuring the credibility of this programme. This is about collectively engaging the European airport community to play its part in addressing the impact of aviation on climate change, alongside the persistent efforts of our industry partners."    &...

Top CEOs Declare America's Manufacturing Sector Requires Pro-Industry Policies, Capital Management and Innovation to Maintain Economic Leadership

...l competitive landscape has changed radically and irrevocably. America must prepare for the Age of Innovation, and high value-added manufacturing must play a central role. According to Engler, the federal government needs to consider the long-term impact that increasing costs, adding ne...

AEterna Zentaris to Report Data from Safety Study of Phase 3 Program in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia with Cetrorelix Ahead of Schedule

...e and other hormones, more recent research suggests other factors - including inflammation, various growth factors, and adrenoreceptors - actually may play a greater role in the development of BPH and LUTS. BPH is associated with LUTS, including: frequent urination, a sudden, uncontrollable urge to urin...

AEterna Zentaris Opens Extended Study for Cetrorelix in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

...e and other hormones, more recent research suggests other factors - including inflammation, various growth factors, and adrenoreceptors - actually may play a greater role in the development of BPH and LUTS. BPH is associated with LUTS, including: frequent urination, a sudden, uncontrollable urge to urin...

Scripps Research Institute Highlights Groundbreaking Work of aTyr Pharma Scientific Co-Founder

...ental components of protein synthesis machinery in all organisms, but human synthetases have hidden secrets: unrelated cell signaling activities that play key roles in balancing the complex human system. By proving that cytokine-disrupting mutations in the tyrosyl tRNA synthetase do not disturb the acti...

New MIT radio chip mimics human ear

...romagnetic waves travel through electronic inductors and capacitors (analogous to the biological cochlea's fluid and membrane). Electronic transistors play the role of the cochlea's hair cells. The analog RF cochlea chip is faster than any other RF spectrum analyzer and consumes about 100 times less p...
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