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BrittiCares International 'Smile For Life' 5K Run/Walk Gears Up to Save Lives

Every Child Deserves The Opportunity To Smile. PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most important things in every child's life is the opportunity to smile. BrittiCares International, a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization, is doing just that. BrittiCares (BCI) will h...

Third sector gears up to meet

Third sector providers of social care services face a host of new challenges but also opportunities following the Government's commitment to expanding personal budgets* in social care. The issues raised for third sector organisations by policies to expand personal budgets are outlined in 'The impa...

oh2 Medical Spa and Vein Removal Center Gears Up for Grand Opening

World Renowned Atlanta Surgeons Join Forces to Create a Totally Unique Experience ATLANTA, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- oh2 Medical Spa is the newest project from Atlanta based team, Dr. Randy Rudderman and Dr. Darrell Caudill. After more than 40 years of practicing c...

Concentra Medical Centers Gears Up for Flu Season to Keep Area Workforce Healthy

West Hit First with Flu Bug PHOENIX, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentra Medical Centers, the nation's leader in occupational health care serving employers and employees with 11 centers in the Phoenix area, has geared up for the flu season with thousands of flu vaccines to ...

Sisko Foundation Gears Up to 'Pick Up The Pace Against Breast Cancer'

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Raleigh based Sisko Foundation is once again expanding its successful "Raise A Racquet Against Breast Cancer" tennis event with the third annual "Pick Up the Pace Against Breast Cancer" 5K walk/run on Sunday, September 23 outside the RBC Center. NBC-...

Medicare Every Diabetic Counts Project Gears Up for Kick-Off

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FMQAI, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Florida, is partnering with Gateway Community Health Center, Inc. of Laredo, Texas to provide free Diabetes Empowerment Education Program training (DEEP) to community volunteers in 33 Flor...

Childline Gears Up for Distraught Potter Fans

With the release of the last Harry Potter book only hours away now, helplines are gearing up to answer numerous calls from distraught Potter fans. Childline, a free helpline for children and young people has asked its staff to work extra shifts prior to the launch of Harry Potter and the D...

Rajasthan Gears Up for Bird Flu

Rajasthan, a haven for migratory birds, is gearing up to tackle bird flu after neighboring Pakistan reported cases// of the deadly virus. "We are watching the situation closely and have asked the poultry industry to take certain protective measures," said Prabhulal Saini, Rajasthan's agricult...

Australia Gears Up for Safe Sex Campaign

The increase of HIV cases in Australia has prompted the government to bring about new and effective campaigns against this deadly disease//. Gay sex has been found out to be main reason for this sudden surge in AIDS cases in this island continent. According to a study, there is a phenomenal 41%...

Immune System Gears Up by Specific Enzymes

St. Jude study shows LAG-3 protein on activated T lymphocytes slows replication until // ADAM10 and ADAM17 enzymes cleave it off to allow these cells to reproduce rapidly. The complex task of launching a well-organized, effective immune system attack on specific targets is thrown into high ge...

Delhi Gears up to Fight Chikungunya Fever

Health authorities in Delhi Wednesday said they were fully prepared to deal with an outbreak of Chikungunya fever even as they feigned ignorance about three cases being detected// in the city. "We have not received any confirmation about Chikungunya being detected in Delhi. Since the disease ...

Singapore Gears Up To Tackle Bird Flu

A Statement issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) says that Singapore will soon conduct a multi- agency exercise to test its Bird Flu Pandemic Readiness.// More than 1,000 personnel from 21 ministries and agencies including the MOH, the Ministry of Education, the Civil Aviation Authority of...

The Tazewell County Gears Up To Tackle West Nile Virus

According to the recent report from the health authorities of central Illinois they are going through a period of West Nile virus disease//. Statistics show that the disease is prevalent in the month of July and results in a couple of deaths. The scenario was worse in 2002 were human deaths cro...

The Department of Health Gears Up To The Arrival Of JE Vaccines

Mr.P.Biswal, the Assistant Commissioner of Prevention, Department of Health, Union government, held a meeting with the administrative and health officials on Thursday// to prepare for mass vaccination of children to protect them from Japanese Encephalitis (JE). The vaccination drive is proposed fro...

Connecticut Gears Itself For Pandemic

Residents of Connecticut will be contacting police officers, school leaders, in addition to the East Haven Fire Chief if a pandemic influenza were to break out. // Officials belonging to these departments are also gearing themselves for such a situation. The fire department everywhere has to be at ...

Turkey Gears Itself To Fight Bird Flu

As many as 1.107 million fowl have been killed in Turkey with the object of combating the spread of the bird flu infection in the country. This has been revealed by the Turkish National Coordination Center for Bird Flu. //The infection has been detected in as many as 13 provinces in the country, wh...

Rajasthan Gears Up To Fight Against Avian Flu

Jaipur: Rajasthan a known haven for migratory birds, is taking steps to check the spread of avian flu that has already struck parts of Asia and Europe. // Every winter the desert state receives thousands of birds from all over the world. Keoladeo bird sanctuary, once the royal hunting preserve...

New Custom Hybrid Planetary Gearbox Series from NMB

...aring can be substituted with plastic and cut steel helical configurations. Additional value added options such as encoders, gearbox mounted pinions, gears and pulleys are part of the custom packages. The new hybrid planetary gearbox series is available for sampling with delivery in 4 to 6 weeks. ...

Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny

...orldwide that are able to monitor changes on an hourly basis. That should mean that governments are better able now than in 1976 to quickly switch gears as new information emerges. "The biggest policy error in 1976 was rolling everything up into a single go-no-go decision early in the year," Fineber...

Could standard treatment for traumatic brain injury be wrong?

...y and a co-investigator on the NIH grant. "If the brain is actually asking for fuel (glucose), that means that after trauma, Mother Nature is shifting gears and changing the chemistry of the brain. These concepts and constructs are what we're going to be examining closely." "The majority of head inju...

Adequate Supply of Swine Flu Vaccine Uncertain

...ions about the timing of bringing a new vaccine to market and the logistics of getting it to the people who need it. If vaccine manufacturers shift gears immediately, it could cut into this fall's production of seasonal influenza vaccine, experts say. If they wait too long, the H1N1 influenza (swine flu...

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford to Raise Its Voice for Kids in Health Care Reform Debate

...., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is joining the National Association of Children's Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) as it gears up to launch a grassroots mobilization campaign asking Congress and the Obama Administration to make health care reform work for children. "Ou...

First Electronic Healthcare Network in the U.S. Begins Operations in Buffalo, NY

...on of a five-year odyssey for Wolfson, an ATM industry veteran known for previously launching the MetroTeller and Cartel card networks before shifting gears in 2003. That's when he saw a chance to modernize the health insurance business, which has remained a time-consuming and paper-driven business. ...

Growing Demand for High-Quality and Cost-Effective Imaging Equipment in Life Sciences

...n dollar opportunities are being created for a broad range of products. This market will demonstrate significant growth as the life sciences industry gears up to adopt imaging modalities for drug development. "The adoption of imaging modalities is increasing, with sizeable market potential waiting...

Irvine Pharmaceutical Services Enhances Staff, Prepares for Innovative Expansion

...echnical Services and added to its staff Chief Operating Officer Greg McParland. These changes come at an opportune time in the company's growth as it gears up to launch its new subsidiary, Avrio Biopharmaceuticals, in January 2009. After five years at Irvine and with a cumulative 20-plus years experienc...

New High Performance Brushless dc Motors From NMB

...sitive to interference and where battery powered equipment is present. Various magnet materials, air and internally fan cooled options, as well as gears and gearboxes, encoder and brakes are available based on OEM performance characteristic requirements. Electronics and mechanical modifications are al...

UNC School of Social Work helps China tackle growing pains

... CHAPEL HILL As China gears up for the Beijing Olympics, a burgeoning relationship between U.S. and Chinese social workers is helping ensure that the world's most populous nation...

XRKade Signs 50th Location in North America and Announces Expansion Plans

... iTech Fitness Inc., the creators of the leading exergaming 'Brand Xperience' called the XRKade, plans to shift gears and expand the exergaming market in both North America and Internationally. DENVER, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- iTech Fitness Inc. ( http://www.iTe...

Eating Habits Not Sole Cause of Thinness or Obesity

...e as a sensory gauge of nutrient availability, the researchers said. When resources are scarce, worms build up their fat reserves and switch metabolic gears to save energy and direct nutrients to fat stores. Ashrafi said serotonin's role in balancing energy across species leads him to believe that "hum...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 21, 2008

...ay find use in delivering drugs or performing surgery deep inside the human body. Although scientists have already built molecular motors, wheels, and gears for powering nanomachines, the development of a practical braking system remains a challenge, the researchers say. Yangs group assembled a prototyp...

New technique takes a big step in examination of small structures

...e is a watershed of sorts because it is the first time we can actually trace the polypeptide chain - the backbone of proteins. Now we can see the tiny gears and levers that allow the proteins to move and interact as they carry out their intricate biological roles." The imaging technique, called cryo-EM,...

Protein that controls hair growth also keeps stem cells slumbering

...rowth was due to increased stem cell activity within the bulge, a process that cranked up the production of hair. Specifically, the hair cycle shifted gears from its resting phase, when stem cells slumber, to its growth phase, when stem cells proliferate. To maintain their multipotent properties, thoug...

Aerosol launches immune response in lungs to wipe out lethal infections

...takes a few days to respond, Dickey says. "Here the innate immune system is so effective, infections are cleared before the adaptive response even gears up," Dickey says. The battle also is over before white blood cells called neutrophils, part of the innate immune system, can be called in to help....

Targets on the horizon: Emerging therapies and novel targets

... briefly attach to the BiTE-decorated cancer cell and inject its deadly cocktail of killer proteins into the tumor cell, Dr. Kischel said. This event gears up the T cell to produce more killer proteins and to go into melanoma serial killing mode. According to Dr. Kischel, the BiTE antibodies do not re...

Halloween at The Mutter Museum

... Philadelphia's disturbingly informative, frighteningly real Mutter Museum gears up for Halloween with four fearsome festivities! PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The skulls in the glass case may be too close for comfort. Th...

Paris Set for Pedal Power Revolution

...ers to be more considerate. To allow for intensive use, the bikes themselves are sturdy machines, weighing 22 kilograms (50 pounds) with three gears and a large front basket with a lock for stop-offs away from docking stations. Velib, a contraction of the French words "velo" (bike) and "lib...

Effects of 'starvation Hormone'-Newly Identified in Low-carb Diets

... blood levels of liver-derived 'fibroblast growth factor 21' (FGF21) are required for fasted mice and mice on a carbohydrate-restricted diet to switch gears and begin burning fat. Likewise, an accompanying study led by Steven Kliewer of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found that...

India to Hike Free Treatments in Fight Against AIDS

... As India gears up to implement the third phase of its National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) this month, all districts will be made implementing// authorities and th...

MRI Robotic Biopsies Simplified by PneuStep

...and easy to miss," says Stoianovici. The new Johns Hopkins motor, dubbed PneuStep, consists of three pistons connected to a series of gears. The gears are turned by air flow, which is in turn controlled by a computer located in a room adjacent to the MRI machine. "We’re able to achieve precise and sm...

MRI-safe Motor Makes Robotic Biopsies Possible

...nd easy to miss," says Stoianovici. The new Johns Hopkins motor, dubbed PneuStep, consists of three pistons connected to a series of gears. The gears are turned by air flow, which is in turn controlled by a computer located in a room adjacent to the MRI machine. "We’re able to achieve precise and sm...
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