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Roche Announces Long-Term Commitment to Tackle Growing Epidemic of Diabetes

Roche announces wide array of ACCU-CHEK programs centered around Behavior Change through Patient Engagement (SM), including tools for better self-care. INDIANAPOLIS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche, the maker of ACCU-CHEK blood glucose monitoring systems and insulin pumps, announced today its lo...

Can Obama Plan Tackle Diabetes Crisis? Epinex Test Could Help

IRVINE, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetes will be a huge burden on President Obama's $634 billion plan to expand and improve healthcare coverage. Epinex Diagnostics , a private biomedical company located in Irvine, California, has developed a new diabetes monitoring device that could rel...

Old and new therapies combine to tackle atherosclerosis

Futuristic nanotechnology has been teamed with a decades-old drug to beat atherosclerotic plaques in research conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The scientists have found that drug-laced nanoparticles plus a statin could stop the growth of tiny blood vessels that...

World Hepatitis Alliance Calls on Governments to Take Urgent Action to Tackle Chronic Viral Hepatitis B & C Epidemic

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- - Shocking Lack of Global Statistics Prompts Creation of First Global Resource on Hepatitis: The Hepatitis Atlas The World Hepatitis Alliance, a newly formed Non-Governmental Organisation, today called on governments around the world to do more t...

How to tackle the divide between techies and non-techies at work

When you work among techies, you learn a lot of things. You learn that most of them are pessimistic about the upcoming film The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and their faithfulness to the book. As a rule, you learn that techies like Linux and hate Microsoft. Among many other useful things, you...

FCC may restructure to tackle broadband regulation

The Federal Communications Commission is discussing how to rewrite the entire statute that governs how the agency works and how it regulates communications, said Kathleen Abernathy, an FCC Commissioner and graduate of Marquette University. Abernathy spoke to communications executives gathered at...

RelateNow.com goes live to tackle autism

Madison, Wis. - When her daughter Molly was 18 months old, Maureen Fitzgerald knew something was different about her, especially compared to other children the same age. She did not form complete sentences and only repeated language she heard, she pulled her hair and was aggressive with other...

Transave Enters Into Cooperative Research Agreement With NIH To Study ARIKACE(TM) In Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

...h ARIKACE demonstrating a sustained clinical benefit in treating cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with Pseudomonas lung infections is encouraging as we tackle this additional disease state in collaboration with NIAID." There is no clear evidence on what triggers NTM disease, but the bacteria are commo...

Wyeth Announces Stockholder Approval of Pfizer Merger at 2009 Annual Meeting

...t enabled us to achieve strong 2008 financial results, bring important new products to market, and continue to make good on our research commitment to tackle the world's most difficult diseases such as Alzheimer's and cancer. Despite a difficult economic environment and an unexpected generic attack on our ...

UCSF researchers help crack parasite genome, identify drug leads

... Two UCSF research papers this week are marking major breakthroughs in the effort to tackle schistosomiasis (bilharzia), a tropical disease that infects more than 200 million people worldwide and causes long-term debilitating illness and occa...

CEL-SCI Corporation Releases Letter to Shareholders

...ve the advantages of science, and of rational and rigorous investigation, on our side." We are going to continue leveraging these assets as we try to tackle this persisting and deeply-troubling public health crisis. Contract manufacturing services: We recently completed our $22 million manufact...

How much is life worth? The $440 billion question

...cer Institute, in Bethesda, Md., and Christine Grady, Ph.D., of the Department of Bioethics, the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health, tackle the controversy concerning the life-extending benefits of certain cancer drugs and the extent to which their cost should factor in deliberations. T...

Gene Network Sciences Announces Broad Cancer Collaboration With UCSF and Initial Results

... potential novel drug targets in those cancer types. "GNS is excited to be working with UCSF, a world-class research and clinical institution, to tackle key current issues in cancer research," said Dr. Iya Khalil, Executive Vice President and co-founder of GNS. "Our collaborative work with UCSF is one ...

Sinovac Initiates Preparatory Activities for Swine Flu Vaccine

...influenza vaccine, which was developed for the pediatric population and the Company expects to provide both a whole viron vaccine and split vaccine to tackle the disease transmission. Mr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO, commented, "As China's only approved manufacturer of a pandemic influenz...

NC Biomanufacturers Supply Defense for World vs. Flu

...tified the World Health Organization that this new strain of the swine-flu virus seems to respond to their medicines. "When we're called upon to tackle these kinds of disease outbreaks, North Carolina's excellent base of medical research and pharmaceutical manufacturing puts us among global leaders," ...

African Health Delegates Welcomed to Washington

...t and CEO David Lane. "ONE is grateful for the chance to celebrate the progress that is being made and to help brainstorm new, more effective ways to tackle disease and save lives." Following the visit, GHP will continue to work directly with the participating governments and global health leaders to ...

Physicists discover important step for making light crystals

...as the development of new high-tech materials. In 2008, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) chose three multi-university teams to tackle an ambitious problem: trap atoms inside a light crystal -- also called an "optical lattice" -- that can simulate exotic materials and answer fundament...

Chimerix Joins International Network of Organizations to Cure Malaria

... to be working with Chimerix and expect that this collaboration will result in exciting compounds that can not only treat malaria but also potentially tackle emerging resistance, stop malaria transmission, and target the rarer Plasmodium vivax malaria too." "The intellectual and technological suppor...

Genencor Shows How Industrial Biotech Breakthroughs Contribute to the New Green Economy

...ternative); and collaboration with Huntsman Textile Effects on a biobased bleaching process. "We're joining forces with major industry players to tackle today's most pressing global challenges - how to use renewable raw materials to make the fuels and materials advance society's need," Genencor CEO Tje...

DNA2.0 Introduces Freedom of Expression With a New Family of Bacterial Expression Vect:ors

...hallenge utilizing pET vectors for bacterial expression has been the cost and uncertainty associated with vectors that have been patented. In order to tackle this problem, DNA2.0 has developed a new family of vectors called pJexpress that are free of IP constraints. pJexpress vectors are specifically engine...

Increasing Economic and Business Risks Will Transform the Global Life Sciences Industry

...he long run, companies cannot simply depend on future returns from new products in their pipelines. As they wake up to new market realities, they must tackle their challenges and address risk in a fundamentally different way, frequently requiring significant transformation." While many respondents agre...

Obio Pharmaceutical Announces Product Growth Strategy

...ASH/ nonalcoholic fatty liver disease). Besides the two patented drugs, Obio has also discovered an antiviral drug candidate -- TG21 that could tackle avian and human influenza virus. Thanks to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and EU European Medicines Agency (EMA) previous approval of the a...

Millipore Launches an Interactive Biological Pathway Tool Using GeneGo's Manually Curated Pathway Maps

... world's challenging human health issues. From research to development to production, our scientific expertise and innovative solutions help customers tackle their most complex problems and achieve their goals. Millipore Corporation is an S&P 500 company with 6,000 employees in 47 countries worldwide. F...

Capture of nanomagnetic 'fingerprints' a boost for next-generation information storage media

...lor's Fellow in physics at UC Davis. "This is difficult when the tiny nanomagnets are embedded and when there are billions of them in a device." To tackle this challenge, Liu and three of his students, Jared Wong, Peter Greene and Randy Dumas, created copper nanowires embedded with magnetic cobalt nanodi...

National Cancer Institute: Battling Cancer and a Recession

...opulation health. -- Leveraging existing tobacco-control collaborations and possible new authorities at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, tackle tobacco control with the seriousness and energy it deserves. -- Disseminating information about and implementing greater levels of colorectal ...

OpenClinica to Present at International Conference on Health Informatics, January 14-17, Porto, Portugal

..., titled "Open Source in European Health Care: The Time is Ripe," brings together parties interested in how open source eHealth technologies tackle specific challenges within the healthcare sector. Representing OpenClinica will be Benjamin Baumann, Director of Business Development at Akaza Res...

NVIDIA CUDA Technology Dramatically Advances the Pace of Scientific Research

...ue approach to supercomputing in which multiple consumer computers are joined together over the Internet and their combined computing power is used to tackle very large computational tasks. BOINC provides the distributed computing grid layer for a wide variety of scientific projects that work to help cure ...

Kaiser Permanente CEO Calls for 'Connected' Health Care

...organization was able to reduce coronary artery disease deaths by 76 percent. Kaiser Permanente is now testing the same technologies and processes to tackle other chronic conditions. -- Kaiser Permanente is building one of the world's largest DNA databases to advance clinical research, and sees the...

IDRI and Immune Design Corp. Enter License Agreement on GLA Vaccine Adjuvant

...e are committed to help. We are pleased to sign an agreement with a company that has put in place a Global Access Plan aimed at applying innovation to tackle diseases that disproportionally affect the world's poorest populations," continued Curt Malloy. About GLA GLA is a safe and effective ...

New Pharmaceutical Company to Target Alzheimer's Disease

... growing problem around the world, with devastating consequences for patients, caregivers and families," said Dr. Crawford. "We now have strategies to tackle the cause, not just the consequences, of Alzheimer's disease. We are confident that the expertise and dedication of the Archer staff will lead to effe...

SAFC Hitech(TM) Expands Electronic Materials Portfolio With the Introduction of Scintillation Crystal Growth Halides

...ced materials to meet these changing conditions. SAFC Hitech's portfolio includes several rare earth and alkali earth halides specifically designed to tackle these challenges and offer improved performance characteristics for future generations of detection devices. "As a premier supplier of high-purity h...

World Sight Day - Britons at Risk of Losing Their Sight by Not Having Regular Eye Tests

... professional and representative optical bodies and eye care charities to campaign for better eye health for all. The Alliance was formed in 2006 to tackle the rising levels of avoidable blindness in the UK. Members of the Alliance represent patients, eye health professionals and equipment manufacturers w...

Understanding the science of solar-based energy: more researchers are better than one

...e a very talented and dedicated group of students who are ready and able to tackle the fundamental chemistry problems that must be solved before it will be fe...journal Science. "I strongly support Chemistry's CBC program as a way to tackle grand challenge problems with potentially transformative societal impacts s...

World Allergy Organization Highlights Global Allergy Impact

... - First World Allergy Report Calls for Urgent Worldwide Collaboration to tackle Global Increase in Allergies and Allergic Diseases The World Allergy Orga...worldwide on the 18 June 2008 and has called for immediate collaboration to tackle the current escalation in allergy cases. In the last 20-30 years, the preva...

Microsoft scientist highlights urgent need for new computer models to address climate change

...sts, neuroscientists, mathematicians and computer scientists is pioneering novel theoretical frameworks, computational tools and scientific methods to tackle the greatest scientific and societal challenges of this century, from climate change and declining biodiversity to understanding how living things wor...

Best Practices in Quality Assurance and Risk-Based Approach for the Biopharmaceutical Industry

...are adopting a Risk-Based Approach (RBA) in their Quality Assurance (QA) functions. This benchmarking study will help R&D Quality Assurance executives tackle two current challenges: -- Optimizing limited QA staff resources so that they have the most effect -- Optimizing services in regards to the F...

R&D Spending by U.S. Biopharmaceutical Companies Reaches Record $58.8 Billion in 2007

...ies. Last year's investment builds on over 25 years of growth in R&D spending as our researchers continue the search for new and improved therapies to tackle a wide range of diseases and conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer's." The current pipeline includes more than 600 med...

A researcher of UPV/EHU has designed nanomagnets for industry

... and data treatment, hard discs, etc. The manufacture of nanomagnets and magnetic devices at a small scale has enabled having samples available and tackle problems of great current interest in the field of nanomagnetism. Although the beginning of this thesis was somewhat difficult, given that what was...

The American Fertility Association Brings Fertility Education to San Francisco or Parent Hopefuls - Straight and Gay

...ertility and family creation and another dedicated to the special issues confronting LGBT parent hopefuls. A stellar faculty of leading experts will tackle the full spectrum of essential topics including: assisted reproductive medicine, third party reproduction, gamete donation, reproductive law, compleme...

Avon Foundation Announces 2008 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Schedule

...significant commitment from participants. Each walker is required to raise at least $1,800 in donations and undertake months of training to prepare to tackle the course, which offers the option of covering a marathon (26 miles) or a marathon and a half (39 miles) over two days. Among the walkers' ranks in 2...
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