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Study Finds Noninvasive Blood Test for Liver Fibrosis May Alleviate Need for Liver Biopsies for Some Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C

MADISON, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A study in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , published by Elsevier, demonstrates that the Hepascore(TM) liver fibrosis blood-serum test panel may help physicians more accurately diagnose and stage liver fibrosis in patie...

Liver Diseases: A Huge European Health Burden, But Some Trends are Positive

29 Million EU Citizens (6%) Have Liver Diseases, 5th Most Common Cause of Death Yearly, Liver Cancer Alone Takes 40,000 Lives; Alcohol Abuse Takes 13,000 Number With Fatty Liver Disease Stable or Growing; Viral Hepatitis Declines MILAN, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ...

UW paper in Science shows how some solids mimic liquids on nanoscale

WATERLOO, Ont. (Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008) -- A University of Waterloo physics and astronomy research team, in a paper to be published Friday in Science Magazine, shows how some solids behave like liquids on the nanoscale. The UW researchers, professor James Forrest and then-graduate student Zahr...

Chrome Group to Seek Listing for Some of its Subsidiaries

ABUJA, August 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chrome Group today announced its plans to seek a listing of at least two of its companies on trading platforms in Europe and the Middle East. In a statement released in Abuja today, the Group Chief Communications Officer, Mr. Val Oji said that "this was par...

Hope For Some U.S. Tech Workers

Technology companies require a very special breed of person to staff customer support centers. These specialists must be able to diffuse caller's frustrations caused by a breakdown of a complicated computer system, and then be able to sort through all the complex issues to fix the problem. Finding ...

Heres one federal program where Wisconsin has gained some hard-earned ground

MADISON Its no secret Wisconsin fares poorly when it comes to attracting federal dollars. In annual 50-state rankings, Wisconsin scores in the bottom five in getting a return on the federal tax dollars its citizens send to Uncle Sam. In bringing home the bacon, Wisconsin is mostly oink and little ...

State criticized over BadgerNet 2 execution; some doubt benefits

Critics of the state's plan to replace its decade-old video and data network, BadgerNet, were surprised to hear on Tuesday that a contract with an SBC-headed alliance had already been signed. The Wisconsin BadgerNet Access Alliance, a group of companies including SBC, Verizon, Norlight, CenturyT...

Inner-city entrepreneurship isn't 'Easy Street,' but some are walking the walk

St. Timothy's Church on Milwaukee's North Teutonia Avenue is a place where people can expect to hear a thing or two about angels, but usually they're angels who are depicted in flowing robes as they descend from heaven. At a meeting in the church last week, Alder Michael McGee Jr. wanted to di...

While some bemoan lack of venture capital, entrepreneur touts `bootstrapping' for cash

Another in a line of reports paints a bleak picture for entrepreneurs seeking venture capital in Wisconsin, suggesting that such financing could be at its lowest level in 10 years if patterns through the third quarter continue to year's end. The Money Tree Survey , released last week by Pricewa...

Eagle Technology acquires some synergy

Mequon Wis. - Eagle Technology Inc. , the company whose automated computer system helps maintain the Milwaukee Art Museum , is extending its market reach with a new acquisition. Eagle, a facility maintenance and asset management solutions provider based here, acquired Equipsoft Corp. , a Kn...

What does business want from the schools? Some answers may be surprising

Madison, Wis. - More math? Sure. Science literacy? Of course. Exposure to foreign languages? Yes. Those skills represent part of what Wisconsin business leaders want to see in graduates of the state's K-12, technical college, and university systems. However, a set of attributes loosely desc...

Online retailing "tango" is adding some steps

Bailando, Adelante, Atras!* (For a translation, scroll to the end). The online retailing tango is in full swing with retailers and buyers alike modifying their steps as the Internet changes everything. We've heard this for years, and most of us have adopted at least some of these changes (bot...

Sub-Micron Gold Particles Are Superior to Larger Particles for Efficient Biolistic Transformation of Organelles and Some Cells

Barbara Randolph-Anderson 1 , John E. Boynton 1 , John Dawson 2 , Erik Dunder 2 , Robert Eskes 3 , Nicholas W. Gillham 1 , Anita Johnson 1 , Philip S. Perlman 3 , Jan Suttie 2 , and William C. Heiser 4 . 1 Developmental, Cell and Molecular Biology Gro...

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...

Growth spurts

...s in solution with subnanometer resolution. Their results showed that while some crystals in solution grow steadily in size via classical nucleation and agg..." Zheng says it has been assumed that coalescence events would result in some crystals being much larger than others, a bad thing in that the physical pr...

Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading

...onstrate that vertebroplasty, a procedure to treat some painful spine fractures, is not effective. Accord... only one of several effective treatments, but for some patients it is the best option. These studies, lik...to conclude that vertebroplasty is ineffective, as some reports have stated," he concludes. Arizona...

Kensey Nash Announces Agreement to Acquire Rights to OsseoFit Product

...nued research and development efforts with respect to the endovascular products (including the risk that those efforts will not be successful and that some of the associated milestone payments will not be received) and Spectranetics' success in selling the ThromCat(TM) and SafeCross(TM) products, as well ...

InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business Highlights

...isks related to timely patient enrollment and retention in clinical trials; (ix) the results of the InterMune CAPACITY trials of pirfenidone differ in some respects from those of the Shionogi & Co., Ltd. Phase 3 trial of pirfenidone and there can be no assurance that the U.S. or European regulatory au...

Transposagen Creates a Rat Model of the Human Immune System

...n the history of drug discovery and development research. Transposagen's SCID rats are characterized by a deficiency of T-cells, B-cells and NK-cells, some of the white blood cells necessary to prevent invasive bacteria and viruses from causing serious disease. "This new immune deficiency rat model cannot...

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

...stents have been evaluated by the industry's most extensive randomized, controlled clinical trial program, with patient follow-up out to five years in some cases. BSC's controlled clinical trial results have been supplemented by data on more than 35,000 patients enrolled in post-approval registries. To da...

New clues about a hydrogen fuel catalyst

... RICHLAND, Wash. -- To use hydrogen as a clean energy source, some engineers want to pack hydrogen into a larger molecule, rather than compressing the gas into a tank. A gas flows easily out of a tank, but getting hyd...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... types, with a Phase 3 in multiple myeloma, under SPA, pending commencement. Keryx is headquartered in New York City. Cautionary Statement some of the statements included in this press release may be forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. For those stateme...

AIAG and MichBio Form New Collaborative Partnership

...g demographic, increased awareness and expectations for medical care from patients, and advances in medical technologies. While many synergies exist, some retooling will most likely be required. However, medical device manufacturing is a complimentary vertical for suppliers that have mastered strict qual...

TSH Testing Raises Awareness of Importance of Thyroid Health

... of TSH testing at a location 35 miles from midtown Manhattan was to raise public awareness of the importance of the thyroid gland," said Mangano. "In some EU countries, the level of nutrients appropriate for a functioning thyroid is stamped on bread wrappers. Here, few have any idea of where the thyroid ...

NxStage Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...ts and developments may cause these expectations and beliefs to change. However, while NxStage may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. These for...

Cord Blood America Retires $2.53M Obligation

...d: CBAI), visit our website at www.corcell.com . For investor information, visit www.cordblood-america.com . Forward-Looking Statements some statements made in this press release are forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities ...

Plastics that convert light to electricity could have a big impact

...solar cell's performance, but the relationship between baking time, bubble size, channel connectivity and efficiency has been difficult to understand. some models used to guide development of plastic solar cells even ignore the structure issues and assume that blending the two materials into a film for so...

Oramed Pharmaceuticals was Awarded a NIS 3.1 Million Grant From the Israeli Office of the Chief Scientist

...&D headquarters are based in Jerusalem. For more information, please visit http://www.oramed.com Forward-looking statements some of the statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factor...

ETC Biomedical Announces Chamber Sale in India

... similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which are subject to change based on various important factors. some of these risks and uncertainties, in whole or in part, are beyond the Company's control. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a material dif...

DOR BioPharma Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for orBec(R) for the Treatment of Chronic Gastrointestinal GVHD

... Treatment of cGVHD is a challenge because it can be refractory to frontline immunosuppression. High-dose systemic corticosteroids are used with some success but carry significant toxicity. The risks of prolonged immunosuppression include local and disseminated infections, Epstein-Barr virus associa...

Global Jatropha Hi-Tech Agricultural Training Programme (JWTP)

... with low cost input technology. Though CJP have been working on many nonfood oil crops, its research and development is in final stage in respect of some perennial nonfood oil crops that can grow well even with erratic and low rainfall, still giving assured returns is of great significance. And that two...

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

...utterfield to create efficient micro ethanol refinery products for people who want to break their dependency on oil. The employees of E-Fuel represent some of the top United States ethanol researchers and proven Silicon Valley professionals with diverse expertise in the ethanol, electronics, automotive an...

Model predicts evolution of Mediterranean landscape following fires

...systems can generally evolve from grassland to scrubland (with rock rose, lavender and broom), later to transitional woodland (with pines, juniper and some Holm oaks) and finally to a Holm oak forest over a period of around 100 years. However, this evolution may be affected by a range of factors. The r...

Bacteria pack their own demise

...o be protected. T-A genes contain instructions for both a toxin and its antitoxin. As long as the cell is producing both, all is well. However, if for some reason the piece of DNA where the T-A gene is located gets damaged or lost, the production of toxin and antitoxin comes to a halt and a time bomb star...

Cephalon Appoints Craig C. Phillips as Vice President and General Manager of Oncology Business Unit

...arket prospects for its products, sales and earnings guidance, and other statements regarding matters that are not historical facts. You may identify some of these forward-looking statements by the use of words in the statements such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "be...

CuraGen Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...arding the merger and, if approved by the court, a payment for the shareholder plaintiffs' attorneys' fees and expenses. Although we expect to have some increases to our initial projections of net cash at closing from the repurchase of debt at a discount as partial offsets, we now expect that the settl...

SmartGene's Services for Faster, More Precise Identification of Bacteria and Fungi to be Used by The Johns Hopkins Hospital

...logy and integrated Web-based services to support more rapid and precise identification of bacterial and fungal pathogens by sequence analysis. some bacteria and fungi do not grow quickly or well enough in culture to support timely, accurate identification using conventional microbiology techniques...

Cornerstone Therapeutics Announces Closing of Chiesi Transaction

...nd developments will cause our expectations and beliefs to change. However, while we may elect to update these forward-looking statements publicly at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Our forwar...

Eli Lilly & Company and ScinoPharm Taiwan Ltd. Announce Settlement of Gemcitabine Litigation

...ions with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Lilly provides answers -- through medicines and information -- for some of the world's most urgent medical needs. Additional information about Lilly is available at http://www.lilly.com . Media Contact: Scin...

Aztech Controls Introduces Standardized Gas Sticks for Semiconductor Tool Hook Up

...gas sticks into enclosures for more hazardous applications. Due to the fact that Aztech delivers a standardized design from stock, their costs are some of the lowest in the industry. All gas sticks are pre-tested and certified for impurities (particles, moisture, oxygen) and leak rates. Testing is a...
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