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Commentary: Is our Biosphere too cheesy?

A great perk to traveling getting to see what the rest of the world is doing. Last week I was in Phoenix vacationing with the family for spring break, content to play a few rounds of golf and see a ballgame, when I was confronted with a barrage of hype over Arizonas biotech efforts. While I manage...

Six signs you may be taking yourself too seriously at work

CHICAGO I recently saw a funny thing: a police officer at Midway Airport riding a Segway . As he glided along, the officer kept the most gruff and serious expression on his face (all the better to counteract how goofy he looked on that thing). Nothing against the officer but anyone looks id...

Going beyond me, too customer experiences

Is competitive advantage obsolete? Today, competitors can copy the newest product enhancement, advertising claim, Web-site feature, supply-chain innovation or low-cost back-office process seemingly overnight. Indeed, it seems that no advantage is safe or sustainable for long. This realization has...

$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...

Protect your intellectual property before it's too late

Be it product or process, having the next big thing is not enough. Whether you're an 800-pound gorilla in the marketplace, a mid-sized firm occupying several hard-won niches, or a high-energy start-up, protecting your innovations is critical to your success, says Tom Miller, an intellectual prop...

Stem-cell study grows too big for one department; UW builds collaborative programs

Madison, Wis. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is introducing two new stem-cell programs to lay the groundwork for future research and keep the university in a leading position. Clive Svendsen, a professor of anatomy and neurology, said the university will create a regenerative medicine pr...

Cloning ban too broad, stem-cell researchers argue

Madison, Wis. - A proposed state ban on all forms of human cloning has been approved by the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Children and Families and is headed for a full Assembly vote. State Republicans have put the legislation on a fast track with identical bills - SB 243 and AB 499 - that wer...

Bioscience clusters: Too many or room for more?

Ten months after the BIO 2006 International Conference in Chicago, the Illinois Biotech Industry Organization (IBIO) held its own annual event. After all the excitement and energy coming from 20,000 attendees and visitors coming from 62 countries last April, the IBIO meeting was quiet in compar...

DataPod becomes BeInSync so you can, too

Sharing files (Source: BeInSync) DEMO 2004 presenting company DataPod spent last week in Silicon Valley to roll out its new identity and its long-awaited software. The Israeli company has taken on the moniker BeInSync, a name that aptly describes the services delivered by the 1.0 release of its ...

Patent Attorney John Rizvi Speaks at FIME International Medical Expo

... John Rizvi said that he often sees companies work with attorneys who don't fully understand the medical patent industry and draft claims that are too narrow in scope. This can allow a competitor to "design around" a patented product. John Rizvi has over 14 years of experience focused ...

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

...ics has been done, White says, the fabrication of piezoelectric nanostructures remains challenging. The amount of power that can be harvested is still too low to actually power wearable devices, he says, unless efficient electric storage solutions, like nanocapacitors, also are conceived. Sharma says...

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

...n inhalation anthrax attack, people may not know they are infected with anthrax until the toxins already are circulating in their blood, and it may be too late for antibiotics alone to be effective. About the Raxibacumab Contract with the U.S. Government Raxibacumab is being develope...

A drug-dispensing contact lens

...release of substantial amounts of drug; typically, a burst of drug is delivered in the first few hours, followed by rapidly dwindling amounts that are too low to be therapeutic. Kohane, collaborator Joseph Ciolino, MD, of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and colleagues at the Department of Chemic...

Miami Beach Real Estate Attorney Opens Miami Real Estate Brokerage for International Luxury Miami Beach Condo Buyers From Distressed Sellers

...uot;. Folland also points out that international buyers have always been interested in Miami Beach, Florida, but until now, property prices have been too high to make it a quality investment as opposed to just visiting and staying at a five-star hotel. When asked why they are purchasing now, internatio...

Understanding Managed Markets: Effective Market Research Structures & Activities to Maximize Payer Access & Insights

...ive advantage to both parties. Sample key findings that emerged from this research are the following: Don't Wait Until It's too Late to Develop MM Insights : MMMR activities peak during Phase 3, though most benchmark partners are moving to push these into earlier phases. This m...

Improving Transfusion Safety: Fenwal, Verax Biomedical Sign Agreement for Rapid, Point-of-Care Bacteria Test

...ter community has made progress with the implementation of culture-based tests, but these occur at the point of collection when bacteria levels can be too low for detection. A rapid, point-of-care assay, such as the Verax PGD(R) test, takes place just prior to transfusion, which is the best time to dete...

Brain Monitor Eliminates Need for Routine Oxygen With Propofol - Friedberg's Triad Unveiled

... anesthesia' is not 'too much' (or 'too little') but just the right amount. too much is detrimental to the brain. The only way to get 'the right amount' is...esthesia Foundation supports research demonstrating the negative effects of too much anesthesia. For more information on avoiding anesthesia over medic...

Data Published in The New England Journal of Medicine Support Use of Raxibacumab (ABthrax(TM)) for the Treatment of Inhalation Anthrax

...n inhalation anthrax attack, people may not know they are infected with anthrax until the toxins already are circulating in their blood, and it may be too late for antibiotics alone to be effective. "We are very proud that the importance of these data and the rigor and high quality of our scientist...

Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation to Protect Archived DNA Using Biomatrica's Room Temperature Storage

... plans to eliminate minus 80 degree frozen storage entirely and replace it with room temperature storage using SampleMatrix technology. "I am all too familiar with losing precious biological materials since my wife has lost an enormous number of samples in defective freezers, and I have seen decreas...

DOR BioPharma Announces Issuance of European Patent for its LPM(TM) Oral Drug Delivery Technology

...erine fibroids in women (noncancerous growths in the uterus) and central precocious puberty in children (a condition causing children to enter puberty too soon). Leuprolide is currently available only in injectable, injectable depot and subcutaneous implant routes of delivery. LPM(TM) is thought to ...

CEL-SCI Corporation Releases Letter to Shareholders

... was reviewed in detail, and we have made changes based on FDA's comments prior to commencement of the Phase III trial. 2. Study too small: Our study will enroll about 800 patients, a very sizeable number. 3. Clinical endpoint not relevant: We follow overall ...

Sanofi Pasteur Responds to Nation's Need for Hib Vaccine With Increased Supply

...tomatic children to those children whose parents refused vaccination or are too young to have received their full primary series. While this is a hypothes...tect them when they are most vulnerable. If vaccination levels were to drop too low, Hib disease could make a comeback. Sanofi Pasteur manufactures tw...

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

... social networking sites but the usernames and passwords used to enter them. While the consensus was that asking for usernames and passwords was going too far, employers have increased their diligence in digging up digital dirt on applicants. "Once something is on the internet, it's there forever, e...

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

...l. In a study posted online June 15 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , a research team at Cincinnati Children's reports that too little of the gene/protein SHP2 interferes with the normal developmental activity of what are called neural crest cells. These cells, which occur very...

Covance to Present at the Drug Information Association's 45th Annual Meeting

...H, senior project manager, registries and observational studies, periapproval services "First-In-Human Trial Designs: How Much is too Much?" 4:00 p.m. | Session Chair: Mary Westrick, PhD, global vice president and general manager, clinical pharmacology June 24,...

Novo Nordisk Convenes Policy and Clinical Experts at Diabetes Media Summit

...ging diabetes is changing people's minds. The Diabetes Media Summit and expert opinions provide a snapshot of a problem that is often hard to see but too big to ignore," said Dr. Nathaniel Clark, senior medical advisor, diabetes, Novo Nordisk. "With ongoing research, multi-disciplinary collaboration an...

DNA Genotek Partners with Roswell Park Cancer Institute to Accelerate Breast Cancer Research

...Oragene®•DNA solves DNA sample collection problems inherent with traditional collection methods. Among many issues, traditional methods are too costly and invasive, or they do not reliably provide enough high quality DNA to enable health researchers to determine the underlying genetic cause of...

Bilayer graphene gets a bandgap

...s electrical resistance, or transport, they decided to measure its optical transmission. "The problem with transport measurements is that they are too sensitive to defects," says Wang. "A tiny amount of impurity or defect doping can create a big change in the resistance of the graphene and mask the i...

Next Stage Solutions Announces Three New Financial Services For Emerging Business

...mand. In emerging businesses, CFOs are often hired too early or too late; and all too frequently, emerging businesses hire a CFO who is ...

Researchers solve 'bloodcurdling' mystery

...wn as hemostasis. Yet regulating hemostasis is a complex balancing act." too much hemostatic activity can lead to an excess of blood clots, resulting in a potentially deadly condition known as thrombosis. If too little hemostatic activity occurs in the body, a person may bleed to death....

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

...designs the team hopes their findings could also aid the conservation of ancient rammed earth buildings by putting methods in place to protect against too much water entering a structure, which would reduce its strength. Paul Jaquin, a researcher on the project is now working for an engineering consultan...

AGA Institute and Horizon Therapeutics Launch 'Connect to Protect' Program to Educate Physicians and Consumers on Risks Associated With NSAID Use

...fficer, Horizon Therapeutics. "For many physicians and their patients, NSAID-associated GI ulcers are rarely discussed, and when they are it is often too late. Connect to Protect is an important step to increase awareness of the problem and provide education and resources to address it." About ...

CEL-SCI Developing Immune-Based Treatment Against Swine and Other H1N1 Flu Viruses Using Proprietary L.E.A.P.S. Technology

...sh Influenza" and more recently the "Avian Flu", patients with stronger immune systems had a greater chance of dying because their immune response was too strong (too many pro-inflammatory cytokines). This is called a cytokine storm. While normally many cytokines play a key role in preventing and treati...

Vanda Pharmaceuticals to Present Data on Fanapt(TM) and Tasimelteon at the 162nd American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

...ts behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to herein. Vanda cautions investors not to rely too heavily on the forward-looking statements Vanda makes or that are made on its behalf. The information in this release is provided only as of the date ...

Providence-Based NABsys, Inc., Announces $4 Million Equity Financing

... known as polymerases, and have not been compatible with solid-state fabrication technology. As a result, whole-genome DNA sequencing has remained far too expensive, slow, and inaccurate to be used in clinical care. NABsys' electronic, solid-state approach overcomes these limitations. "The technolog...

BD and Fujirebio Diagnostics Sign Worldwide Agreement to Develop Biomarker Assays to Improve Cancer Detection and Management

.... The disease is difficult to detect early because it typically triggers few noticeable symptoms. By the time ovarian cancer is detected, it is often too advanced and difficult to control. Research has shown that the five-year survival rate for women diagnosed in the later stages of the disease is as l...

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

...s behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to herein. Vanda cautions investors not to rely too heavily on the forward-looking statements Vanda makes or that are made on its behalf. The information in this release is provided only as of the date...

CEL-SCI's L.E.A.P.S. Technology Shows Potential to Treat Swine Influenza in Preclinical Studies

...anish Influenza" and more recently in avian flu, patients with stronger immune systems had a greater chance of dying because their immune response was too strong (too many proinflammatory cytokines). A L.E.A.P.S. vaccine may be able to work around that problem. While normally cytokines may play a key r...

PhRMA, Families USA Jointly Promote Measures to Ensure Quality, Affordable Healthcare Coverage

...igible for Medicaid even if they are literally penniless. Second, we propose providing sliding-scale subsidies to moderate-income people who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid but can't afford insurance premiums. Such subsidies are crucial for the purchase of healthcare in a reformed insura...

MIT virus battery could power cars, electronic devices

... infect bacteria but are harmless to humans. The team found that incorporating carbon nanotubes increases the cathode's conductivity without adding too much weight to the battery. In lab tests, batteries with the new cathode material could be charged and discharged at least 100 times without losing an...
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