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Cancer treatment controls macular edema related to diabetes and to cataract surgery

SAN FRANCISCO, CA---This month's Ophthalmology , the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, reports on use of bevacizumab (Avastin), to benefit diabetic patients with macular edema as well as people who develop cystoid macular edema after cataract surgery. Bevacizumab is also used to t...

FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings

But notes dental devices pose no great risk to most people; consumer organization aghast at ruling TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health authorities on Tuesday placed tighter safety controls on the use of mercury dental fillings. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wil...

FDA Panel Urges Tough Controls on Acetaminophen Painkillers

Liver harm fears could lead to ban on Vicodin, Percocet, new dosing recommendations for Tylenol TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health advisers recommended on Tuesday to lower the maximum dose of over-the-counter acetaminophen -- the key ingredient in Tylenol, Excedrin and ma...

LSUHSC research finds single gene controls growth of some cancers

New Orleans, LA Research led by Ashok Aiyar, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, showing that a single gene can control growth in cancers related to the Epstein-Barr virus and that existing therapeutics can inactivate it, will be published in the Ju...

Bonus Payout Trends and Continuing Cost Controls Reflect Challenging Business Climate, Says Aon Consulting's Radford

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As a result of the economic climate, high-technology and life sciences companies anticipate shrinking or eliminating bonus payouts in addition to extending cost controls for their current fiscal year, according to new pay trends surveys by Aon Co...

Automated 'Artificial Pancreas' Controls Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes Patients for First Time

- Study Presented at American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions - NEW ORLEANS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- UC Santa Barbara and Sansum Diabetes Research Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time that an automated artificial pancreas system (APS) can safely and effectively ma...

Rexin-G Controls Tumor Growth and Improves Survival in Chemotherapy-Resistant Sarcoma and Osteosarcoma: Phase I/II and Phase II Studies, ASCO 2009

SAN MARINO, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies ( www.epeiusbiotech.com ) today announced the results of two related studies using Rexin-G, a tumor-targeted anti-cancer agent designed to seek-out and destroy metastatic cancers that have spread throughout the body. While Rex...

Lesson From the States: Lack of Cost Controls Derailed California Health Reform, Led to Budget Overruns and Unaffordable Policies in Massachusetts

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care reform failed in California last year, and Massachusetts faces budget overruns and out-of-pocket cost increases for patients under its health care law, because cost control was not part of state reform proposals, said Consumer Watchdog to...

Best Practice Database Supports Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) Operations

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Practices, LLC recently completed a new study to better understand resource and investment levels, expertise, and activities in global (pre-launch) Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) operations in top pharmaceutical companies. This data-ri...

Gems Sensors & Controls Introduces Highly Accurate FDA Compliant Flow Sensor

Gems® Sensors & Controls™ (Gems), a global leader in liquid level, pressure, and flow sensors, miniature solenoid valves, and fluidic systems announces the launch of the new FT-330 turbine flow sensor designed specifically for drinking water and beverage dispensing applications. ...

Molecular partnership controls daily rhythms, body metabolism

PHILADELPHIA - A research team led by Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD, Director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has discovered a key molecular partnership that coordinates body rhythms and metabolism. Lazar and his colleagues...

NIH scientists find a novel mechanism that controls the development of autoimmunity

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found a mechanism in the immune systems of mice that can lead to the development of autoimmune disease when turned off. The findings shed light on the processes that lead to the development of autoimmunity and could also have implications ...

Gladstone scientists identify single microRNA that controls blood vessel development

Scientists from the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) and UCSF have identified a key regulatory factor that controls development of the human vascular system, the extensive network of arteries, veins, and capillaries that allow blood to reach all tissues and organs. The researc...

MicroRNA controls expression of oncogenes

A new study demonstrates that microRNAs can modulate the expression of well known tumor-specific oncogenic translocation proteins and may play a significant role in some human cancers. The research, published by Cell Press in the June issue of the journal Cancer Cell, is likely to lead to new stra...

Monkey Controls Robotic Arm With Brain

Cutting-edge research shows animals learned brain signal manipulation to feed themselves WEDNESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Relying solely on brain signal manipulation, monkeys have learned to operate human-like robotic arms to feed themselves, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday. ...

Stem Cell Marker Controls Pair of Key Cancer Pathways

Work suggests, but does not prove, that stem cells drive breast cancer formation, researcher says MONDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- New findings by researchers suggest breast cancer may arise from stem cells and that targeting a certain gene linked to these cells may be a key to tre...

Georgetown researchers find stem cell marker controls 2 key cancer pathways

San Diego Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have discovered that a gene associated with human breast stem cells can stimulate development of mammary cells by activating two critical cancer pathways. They say this finding, reported at the annual meeting of the American Associatio...

Protein in Human Embryonic Stem Cells Controls Malignant Tumor Cells

CHICAGO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A protein that governs development of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) also inhibits the growth and spread of malignant melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, Northwestern University researchers have discovered. Metastatic melanoma, which develops fr...

China Nepstar Chain Drugstore to Implement SAP ERP Solution to Optimize Management and Cost Controls and Enhance Operating Efficiencies

SHENZHEN, China, March 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD ) ("China Nepstar" or the "Company"), the largest drugstore chain in China based on the number of directly operated stores, today announced that it has entered into a license agreement with...

Notch controls bone formation and strength

Notch, a protein known to govern the determination of cell differentiation into different kinds of tissues in embryos, plays a critical role in bone formation and strength later in life, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in a report that appears online today in the journa...

Protein that controls hair growth also keeps stem cells slumbering

Like fine china and crystal, which tend to be used sparingly, stem cells divide infrequently. It was thought they did so to protect themselves from unnecessary wear and tear. But now new research from Rockefeller University has unveiled the protein that puts the brakes on stem cell division and sh...

Scientists uncover how the brain controls what the eyes see

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 20 2007 Vase or face" When presented with the well known optical illusion in which we see either a vase or the faces of two people, what we observe depends on the patterns of neural activity going on in our brains. In this example, whether you see faces or vases depends ...

Sterling Life Enhances Marketing Operations Controls to Better Serve Medicare Beneficiaries

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sterling Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC ), announced today that it has received approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to resume marketing its non-group Medicare Advantage priva...

Lumension Integrates With Network Frontiers' Unified Compliance Framework To Simplify Compliance Challenges, Reduce Costs, And Harmonize Controls

Integration with Network Frontiers' UCF Comprehensive Compliance Database will Allow Organizations to Gain Greater Risk Visibility, Simplify and Centralize Compliance Efforts while Trimming Costs Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) June 29, 2009 -- Lumension ®, the global le...

China Shenghuo Announces Management Expansion and Enhanced Internal Controls

KUNMING, China, March 4 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: KUN) ("China Shenghuo" or the "Company"), today announced the expansion of its senior management team to better align with the Company's business outlook, to optimize operati...

Enhanced skin cancer risk linked to defects in cellular aging controls

February 23, 2009, Cambridge, UK Cell lifespan is limited by telomeres, DNA sequences that cap chromosomes and control the number of times a cell may be copied. A new study reported in Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM), dmm.biologists.org , describes how telomere dysfunction in skin cells can...

Scientists Revealed the Key Molecule That Controls Pain

Chronic pain, unlike the acute pain associated with trauma, has no apparent physiological benefit, often being referred to as the disease of pain . Scientists studying one of natures simplest organisms have helped to unravel the structure of a key molecule that controls pain in humans. The f...

Singapore Imposes Stricter Controls for Foreign-trained Doctors

Doctors who are not graduates of recognised foreign medical schools, including those from India, will no longer be allowed to practise in Singapore starting next year, the health ministry said Saturday. These physicians, who come from countries like the Philippines, India and Myanmar, have ...

Tougher Gun Show Controls in California Slash Sales of Weapons Linked to Crime

California has succeeded in drastically reducing anonymous and undocumented gun sales and sales of military-style weapons by introducing tighter controls to gun shows reveals a study in the June issue of Injury Prevention. Eight gun shows in California and 20 shows in Arizona, Nevada, Texa...

Antipsychotic Drug Controls Some Symptoms in Autism Disorder

Risperidone, a drug used to control schizophrenia symptoms, may also help treat behaviors found in autism spectrum disorder, according to a new review of studies.// The reviewers looked at three randomized, placebo-controlled studies of risperidone (Risperdal) involving 211 participants, incl...

A Protein in Brain Cells Controls Obesity: Research

University of Michigan Medical School researchers report that a single protein in brain cells plays a key role in controlling body weight, response to insulin// and leptin, and energy balance. Their research findings on a protein called SH2BI and its activity in brain cells were reported in the Feb...

Glucose Sensor That Controls Glucose Metabolism Identified

Scientists from Scripps Research Institute, have identified a sensor that identifies glucose levels. This sensor plays an important role in metabolism of glucose. It acts like a switch that increases or decreases the manufacture of glucose inside the human liver.// At other times it helps to conver...

Molecular ‘On/Off Switch’ Controls Immune Defenses Against Viruss

Much like flipping a light switch, the hepatitis C virus turns on human immune defenses upon entering the body //but also turns off those defenses by manipulating interaction of key cellular proteins, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. This same molecular “on/off switch” co...

Pair of MicroRNA Molecules Controls Major Oncogene in Most Common Leukemia

Researchers at Ohio State University have discovered that two microRNA (miRNA) molecules help control the oncogene responsible for a dangerous form of B-cell chronic// lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL), the most common human leukemia in the world. Their findings, published in the December 15 iss...

Stronger Quadricep Controls Knee Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is a term that means inflammation of a joint There are many types of arthritis.One of them is Osteo arthritis. Osteoarthritis// is also called 'degenerative joint disease,' or 'wear-and-tear arthritis.'. Quadricep is the muscle which straightens the leg at the knee joint. A stronger qu...

Brain behind the Brawn: Vital Molecule in the Brain Controls Appetite

Combating obesity is one of the greatest challenges facing researchers today, and recent research holds promise for being a vital breakthrough to contain a growing epidemic.// The World Health Organization has estimated that there are a billion people in the world tackling overweight problems, of t...

Golgi Orientation controls Neuron Growth

Michael Ehlers and his colleagues have reported in the Journal Neuron the mechanism by which the Golgi apparatus controls the growth of the dendrite cells that are responsible for the growth and development of neurons//. The dendrite cells are the branches of neurons that are responsible for transm...

Scientists Discover Hormone That Controls Hunger

In a breakthrough scientists in the US have discovered a hormone that regulates hunger and may help to fully control appetite in the future//. Researchers at Stanford University, California, looked at gene sequences in humans and animals, including one that codes for ghrelin, an appetite-boost...

China Medical Technologies Announces Change of Independent Auditors

...th the best combination of cost and quality going forward. We also expect that PwC will provide fresh insights to the Company to enhance our internal controls over financial reporting. We look forward to working with the PwC team." The Company and KPMG have not had any disagreement on matters of acco...

The Ensign Group Reports Second Quarter 2009 Earnings of $0.39 per Share; Reaffirms 2009 EPS Guidance

...s Vice President-Finance, Ms. Snapper played a key role in taking the company public in 2007. She also oversaw the implementation of Ensign's internal controls over financial reporting. Prior to joining Ensign she was a senior manager at KPMG LLP, where she spent ten years providing audit services for public ...
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