The Concerned Shareholders of Biovail Say Biovail Has Misled Shareholders
Shareholders are Urged to Vote their YELLOW proxy, FOR the Election of
Two Highly Qualified and Independent Directors to the Biovail Board
TORONTO, May 15 /PRNewswire/ - The Concerned Shareholders of Biovail today said that Biovail Corporation (NYSE: BVF ) (TSX:BVF) continues to mi...
Just Say No To Charcoal! New Eco-Friendly Alternative Grills Faster, Burns Cleaner And Greener
The FlameDisk makes grilling quick, easy and safe for everyone--including Mother Earth
Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) March 24, 2009 -- Thousands of grilling enthusiasts now have more free time following the invention of the FlameDisk, a revolutionary alternative to charcoa...
Risky Business: New Survey Suggests Many Americans Live Dangerously, Even When They Say They Aren't 'Risk Takers'
- 60 percent say
they are not risk takers with their health, yet up to one-third of those skip critical health screenings
- 42 percent are at elevated risk for cardiovascular events, yet 20 percent
of those have not spoken with their physician about preventive benefits of ...
Life Sciences Industry Reaches Crossroad Say Noted Pillsbury Attorneys
WASHINGTON and SAN DIEGO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Even as investors
maintain their strong interest in the life sciences sector, industry
stakeholders are facing tough decisions, according to Pillsbury attorneys.
"Despite the current credit crunch in the U.S., life science
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...
Secret of sandcastle construction could help revive ancient building technique, researchers say
The secret of a successful sandcastle could aid the revival of an ancient eco-friendly building technique, according to research led by Durham University.
Researchers, led by experts at Durham's School of Engineering, have carried out a study into the strength of rammed earth, which is growing ...
Silicon photonic crystals key to optical cloaking, researchers say
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Now you see it, soon you might not, researchers at the University of Illinois say.
In computer simulations, the researchers have demonstrated an approximate cloaking effect created by concentric rings of silicon photonic crystals. The mathematical proof brings scientists a step ...
Nanowires may boost solar cell efficiency, UC San Diego engineers say
University of California, San Diego electrical engineers have created experimental solar cells spiked with nanowires that could lead to highly efficient thin-film solar cells of the future.
Indium phosphide (InP) nanowires can serve as electron superhighways that carry electrons kicked loose by...
"For Angels Only...When to say No...
As always, these are general rules, and any good entrepreneur will tell you that every opportunity is unique. At the same time, in the last 3.5 years weve received about 1,500 applications for financing, performed about 750 basic reviews and about 100 detailed reviews, and participated in or facili...
The IT drug Just say no?
If you havent ever read the opening passages of Alice in Wonderland , you should. Lewis Carroll managed, in 1865, to write a pretty accurate description of most modern IT projects.
The business-like rabbit rushing by, very late for a very important date, always just out of reach around the n...
Critics say tax limits could handcuff tech investment
Opponents of the new Taxpayer Bill of Rights proposal are aiming directly at the heart of its main justification: that revenue limits on state, county, and municipal governments are necessary to improve Wisconsin's business climate.
TABOR, they say, places economic development, and by extension ...
Researchers say scientific reporting needs more perspective, less hype
Fitchburg - A scientist who was involved in the cloning of Dolly the sheep said Thursday there often is a lack of perspective in media coverage of embryonic stem cell research, which could be raising the publics expectations that medical breakthroughs are just around the corner when they are at l...
Fusion 2007: CEOs say bar is raised for CIOs
Madison, Wis. - In the context of how business is conducted today, how important is the CEO-CIO relationship to an organization's core mission?
Important enough that the expectations bar has been raised significantly for CIOs.
Given all that has transpired in recent years with the number o...
Hacking tools are simple and widely available, security experts say
Madison, Wis. If you had blinked, you would have missed two security experts demonstrating how easy it is to hack into a Web server last Wednesday.
Dane Deutsch and Pete Adams, who head up Wisconsin-based security firm DCS Netlink , used a simple tool to gain complete control of a file ser...
More than ideas needed to make profits, experts say
Whitewater, Wis. Even the most innovative thinker has a lot of hard work to do before successfully bringing a new product to market, attendees learned at the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center s Ideas to Profits conference this weekend at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
$685,000 too much for construction Web site, critics say
www.mchange.org Milwaukee As the highway reconstruction efforts continue their development in downtown Milwaukee, complaints have been leveled at the amount of money, $685,000, spent on a Web site that will update people on the road's status.
The Web site for the Marquette Interchange Pro...
Rapid heating prepares energy-saving zeolite for greater role in industrial separations
...m temperature to 700 degrees Centigrade in one minute, maintaining this temperature for up to two minutes and then quickly cooling it, the researchers say
they have been able to eliminate the formation of grain boundary defects that undermine the sieve-like quality of zeolite's uniformly sized nanopores....
Vi typhoid vaccine proves highly effective in young children
...erborne and food-borne gastrointestinal infection, with incidence approaching one percent of the population annually in certain endemic areas. Experts say
that in the absence of affordable programs to assure safe water and better sanitation, short and medium-term efforts need to be directed towards preve...
UCSF researchers help crack parasite genome, identify drug leads
...the California Institute of Quantitative Biosciences (QB3).
Just one drug is currently widely available to treat schistosomiasis, which researchers say
poses the risk of encouraging the parasite's drug resistance as aid organizations extend the current medication to more infected populations, accordin...
Brain Monitor Eliminates Need for Routine Oxygen With Propofol - Friedberg's Triad Unveiled
...ted on the body part whose appearance they want to change that little thought is given to the anesthesia that will accompany the surgery. Some studies say
patients pay more attention to the next car they will purchase than the anesthesia for their cosmetic surgery.
Propofol or Diprivan, the drug rece...
Powerful Image Registration and Recognition Software Unveiled for Medical, Satellite, and Defense Imaging Industries
...to one file for viewing.
According to Remy Arteaga, DualAlign's CEO, the software "has been very well received." Mr. Arteaga goes on to say
that "Textron Inc., SET Corporation and National Institute of Health have all purchased advanced copies of the software and are very impressed wi...
Researchers enlist DNA to bring carbon nanotubes' promise closer to reality
While the researchers do not have absolute proof, they say
circumstantial evidence strongly supports their hypothesis that the DNA is ... in the biomedical applications of this work," says Jagota. "What does this say
about how DNA interacts with nanomaterials? Will they be harmful inside the...
MSNBC Publishes Free Online Abridgment of 'Biocentrism'
...id in a book review. 'Then why does Robert have to say
it at all? It is because we, the physicists, do not say
it - or if we do say
it, we only whisper it, and in private - furiously...
First ASMS Hites Award for Outstanding Research Publication Presented to Prof. Alison Ashcroft for Her Use of Waters Synapt HDMS System to Explore Protein Complexes
...d determining the sub-unit specificity of pilus assembly.
Shortly after purchasing her SYNAPT(TM) HDMS System in 2007, Prof. Ashcroft had this to say
about it. "It's adding a new dimension to our research. We can now quantify the amount of protein that is in its native state and the amount that is u...
Biomimetic-engineering design can replace spaghetti tangle of nanotubes in novel material
...appearing in Nano Letters , Professor Markus Buehler and postdoctoral associate Zhiping Xu of MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering say
the solution is to build these devices using a thermal material that naturally dissipates heat from the device's center through a hierarchical branche...
Regular light bulbs made super-efficient with ultra-fast laser
... An ultra-powerful laser can turn regular incandescent light bulbs into power-sippers, say
optics researchers at the University of Rochester. The process could make a light as bright as a 100-watt bulb consume less electricity than a 60-watt...
Canadian research team reports major breakthrough in lithium battery technology
...an research team leap-frogged the performance of other carbon-sulphur combinations by tackling the contact issue at the nanoscale level. Although they say
the same approach could be used with other materials, for their proof of concept study they chose a member of a highly structured and porous carbon fa...
Rodobo International, Inc. Reports Q2 and First Half of 2009
... statements include statements regarding our goals, beliefs, future
growth strategies, objectives, plans or current expectations. For example,
when we say
that our own organic dairy farm will meet international standards
and include top technology equipment, or that we focus on providing high
Scientists determine the structure of highly efficient light-harvesting molecules in green bacteria
... In fact, people have done this for many years; however, they haven't really understood the biological rules for building larger structures. I won't say
that we completely understand the rules yet, but at least we know what two of the structures are now and how they relate to the biological system as a...
Opus Environmental Introduces Innovative Food Waste Elimination Equipment to U.S. Food Industry
...B) May 1, 2009 -- Opus Environmental (Opus) will begin manufacturing equipment that removes food waste from food-service operations. The end result, say
company officials, will not only save equipment users money, but also allow them to operate in an environmentally friendly manner.
Opus has entere...
Swine Flu a Reminder: Using Hand Sanitizers Like Remi-D Helps Fight Infection
...fire. Kids may become sick by ingesting it. Remi-D is kid-safe.
Remi-D kills 99.99% of germs and is effective against MRSA and Staph. Experts say
even a small investment in preventive health could save you -- and the country -- considerable money.
Remi-D's scent is subtle. Cucumber Tea ...
Antiviral Drugmaker Shares Soar as Swine Flu Spreads; Beacon Equity Issues Stock Alerts on: HEB, GNBT, BCRX, DVAX, NVAX, SVA
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DFB Pharmaceuticals Appoints Maxwell Lea to Vice President Business Development and Corporate Finance
...y impacted every level of our company and its affiliate businesses," said Michael A. Patterson, Chief Financial Officer of DFB Pharmaceuticals. "I can say
without reservation that our companies have excelled due to his successes."
As Vice President, Mr. Lea will manage DFB's capital raising and fin...
What Will Be the Impact of Programs of Study?
...tiveness of career and technical education, especially by aligning technical instruction with rigorous academic standards."
The authors go on to say
that they don't expect high percentages of high school graduates to continue in the same Program of Study when they transition to a postsecondary envi...
MIT: New method could lead to narrower chip patterns
...r and opaque parts would remain stable after the initial exposure to light.
Using this method, the team produced lines just 36 nanometers wide, and say
they could also place many such lines spaced a similar distance apart.
Such a technique could "could have a significant impact on chip making," Men...
Beacon Equity Issues Trade Alerts on Market Movers: CAH, LEAP, FISV, PBG, ARNA, LEN
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The MedZilla Report: Febraury 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health
...e to the overall economic difficulty facing the United States.
(Vocus) March 30, 2009 -- While it would be irresponsible to say
the worst is past for health care, it does seem as though the industry took a deep breath and a step back in February, getting back on track after Jan...
MIT: 'Alarming' use of energy in modern manufacturing methods
...alarming and needs to be addressed alongside claims of improved sustainability from products manufactured by these means," Gutowksi and his colleagues say
in their conclusion to the study, which was recently published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T).
Gutowksi notes that ma...
No small measure: Origins of nanorod diameter discovered
...meter, demonstrating that the competition and collaboration among various mechanisms of atomic transport hold the key to nanorod size. The researchers say
it is the first study to identify the fundamental reasons why nearly all nanorods have a diameter on the order of 100 nanometers.
"Scientists have ...
New organic material may speed Internet access
...erties," says Biaggio.
The slot between the waveguides is the region where most of the light guided by the silicon propagates. By filling the slot, say
Biaggio and his collaborators, the molecules add an ultra-fast all-optical switching capability to silicon circuitry, creating a new ability to perfor...