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Herley's Israeli Subsidiary, GMI Eyal, is Selected to Provide Complex Microwave Switch Assemblies for a U.S. Customer

LANCASTER, Pa., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Herley Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: HRLY ) announced today that its GMI Eyal subsidiary, in Israel, has recently received contracts valued at approximately $4 million to provide various complex microwave switch assemblies for a U.S. customer. These ...

Schering-Plough Flips the Switch on 1.7 MW Rooftop Solar Panel System, One of the Largest in N.J., North America

Local 5th Graders Learn About the Science Behind Energy Production SUMMIT, N.J., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) welcomed local and state officials, and a class of fifth graders, to celebrate the completion of a 1.7 megawatt solar energy system. W...

Master molecular switch may prevent the spread of cancer cells to distant sites in the body

PHILADELPHIA Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified a master switch that might prevent cancer cells from metastasizing from a primary tumor to other organs. The switch is a protein that, when in the "on" position, maintains the normal character of cells t...

AirWare, Inc., Maker of Brez(R) Premium Breathing Aids Offers Tips for Safely and Soundly Springing Ahead During the Switch to Daylight Savings Time

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- AirWare, Inc., maker of Brez premium nasal breathing aids, the first commercially available device for inside the nose that is clinically proven to reduce snoring and increase overall sleep quality for the bed partner, today released five tips to help con...

Early switch from IV to oral meds is effective for children with acute bone infection

When treating hospitalized children with acute osteomyelitis--a bacterial bone infection--an early changeover from intravenous (IV) antibiotic delivery to oral antibiotics is just as effective as continuing the IV therapy, according to pediatric researchers. In addition, the oral drugs are mor...

Molecular Switch in Brain May End Smokers' Cravings

A key receptor cuts the urge for nicotine, rat study suggests MONDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Blocking a neuropeptide receptor in the brain may be one way to quickly lessen the desire for a cigarette, a new study suggests. Hypocretin-1, or Orexin A, a short chain of amino acids ...

Scientists ID Uterine Muscle Switch for Contractions

Finding may lead to new therapies for preterm labor FRIDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found the switch that activates the uterine muscles for contraction during childbirth, a finding that may lead to therapies for preterm labor. The molecule prostacyclin n...

Linemaster Switch Corporation Exhibiting at MEDICA 2008

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As the exclusive official breaking news service for North American companies participating in MEDICA 2008, November 19-22, PR Newswire is featuring profiles of the exhibiting organizations. The profile of Linemaster Switch Corporation follows below....

GEMS Introduces Ultrasonic Continuous Liquid Level Sensor with Multipoint Switch Capability

Gems® Sensors & Controls™ (Gems), a global leader in liquid level, pressure, and flow sensors, miniature solenoid valves, and fluidic systems has launched the UCL-510 Ultrasonic Level Sensor. Plainville, CT (Vocus) November 12, 2008 -- Gems® Sensors &...

Joel Madden and Nicole Richie to Flip the Switch at the UNICEF and City of Beverly Hills 2008 Snowflake Lighting

Ceremony to also feature performances by The 88 and Kreesha Turner NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF announced that Joel Madden, UNICEF Ambassador, and Nicole Richie will host UNICEF's 2008 Beverly Hills Snowflake Lighting ceremony on Saturday, November 22 at the int...

AUDIO OF CONFERENCE CALL: National Disability Rights Leaders Dubious Over John McCain's Possible Switch on Community Choice Act, Says DNC

WASHINGTON, July 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Democratic National Committee: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO ) Marca Bristo, former Chair of the National Council on Disabilities, and Bob Kafka, National Organizer for ADAPT,...

LLE Launches Over-the-Phone Interpretation OPI Easy Switch Program

New program delivers immediate cost savings for http://www.lle-inc.com/link.html [24-hour telephone access to language interpreters] to firms switching language providers or seeking multilingual solutions. Washington, D.C. (Vocus) July 25, 2008 -- -- LLE® http...

Meditation, Yoga Might Switch Off Stress Genes

Study suggests explanation for these practices' health benefits WEDNESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've taken a significant stride forward in understanding how relaxation techniques such as meditation, prayer and yoga improve health: by changing patterns of gene a...

Previously unseen switch regulates breast cancer response to estrogen

A tiny modification called methylation on estrogen receptors prolongs the life of these growth-driving molecules in breast cancer cells, according to research by scientists at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute. The results are published in the May 9, 2008 issue of the journal Molecul...

Clinical Symptoms Enough to Switch Drug Regimens for HIV Patients

Study showed little difference in survival when compared to expensive lab tests THURSDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Decisions on switching to a second-line series of drugs for HIV/AIDS patients who are failing the first-line regimen are often made on the basis of sophisticated and e...

Researchers Gain Insights Into 'On-Off' Switch for Cells

Finding could one day lead to new treatments for diseases such as cancer MONDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- New insights about an on-off switch that controls cell growth could one day help identify targets for drugs to treat cancer and other diseases that involve unnatural cell growt...

Paradigm shift: Switch for programmed cell death promotes spread of glioblastoma

This release is available in German . Malignant tumors have usually lost their ability to destroy themselves by programmed cell death, or apoptosis. Therefore, tumors are often resistant to chemotherapy or radiation therapy, whose effect is based on forcing tumor cells to commit suicide. ...

Function of molecular switch pinpointed in severe congenital neutropenia

CINCINNATI Researchers have for the first time cleared an important hurdle to clarifying the molecular mechanics behind Severe Congenital Neutropenia (SCN), a deadly disease characterized by a deficiency of neutrophils a type of mature white blood cell important to fighting infection and disease...

Women With IBS Unable to Switch Off Pain Response

Finding could improve understanding of irritable bowel syndrome and lead to new treatments WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women with irritable bowel syndrome anticipate and react to pain differently than women without IBS, a new study suggests. The University of California,...

Researchers identify unusual molecular switch for common form of advanced breast cancer

New evidence demonstrates that a novel molecular switch is involved in the development of a common form of advanced breast cancer, known as locally advanced breast cancer. The research, published by Cell Press in the November 9, 2007 issue of Molecular Cell, provides an exciting paradigm shift in ...

A molecular switch is linked to a common breast cancer

Researchers have discovered that a molecular switch in the protein making machinery of cells is linked to one of the most common forms of lethal breast cancer worldwide. The discovery by researchers at NYU School of Medicine could lead to new therapies for the cancer, called locally advanced breas...

Scientists Find Way to Dim Cancer Switch

Research could pave the way for better treatments of certain malignancies TUESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have discovered that they can use a kind of dimmer switch to stop a "cancer signal" from contributing to the development of tumors. The findings don't represent a...

Constant High Blood Sugar Disables Insulin 'Off' Switch

Researchers say mouse study reversing that pattern offers hope of new diabetes treatments THURSDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Chronically high blood glucose levels disable the molecular switch that normally turns off sugar production in the liver in response to increasing insulin le...

Surviving Daylight Saving Switch

Night owls especially need to readjust to cope with loss of hour's sleep on March 9 SUNDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- Planning ahead and following a few simple steps can help you minimize the impact of lost sleep when the clocks go ahead one hour on March 9, says the American Academ...

Schizophrenia Gene May Have On/Off Switch

Mouse study suggests new target for treatment, reseachers say TUESDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Working with a mouse model of schizophrenia, researchers believe they may have found the disease's genetic on/off switch. Understanding how this gene works could lead to the development of bett...

Weizmann Researchers Developed Control Switch for Protein Activity

Our bodies could not maintain their existence without thousands of proteins performing myriad vital tasks within cells. Since malfunctioning proteins can cause disease , the study of protein structure and function can lead to the development of drugs and treatments for numerous disorders. Despite e...

Even at Four Months, Babies can Tell When Speakers Switch Languages

At four months, babies may be too young to speak or crawl, but they can certainly tell when a speaker has switched to a different language with only visual cues. Researcher Whitney Weikum from the University of British Columbia found that infants are able to discern when a different langu...

Early Switch to an Aromatase Inhibitor Increases Survival

For breast cancer patients taking tamoxifen, switching to an aromatase inhibitor within three years significantly improves survival rates//, according to a new study. The study reveals that the clear survival benefit was also achieved without an increased risk of death from other causes – a signifi...

New Study Finds On/Off Switch for Septic Shock

According to a new study, septic shock—a dangerous, often deadly runaway immune response—is controlled by a genetic on/off switch. The research also suggests how a drug might// temper sepsis. This is the first time this genetic mechanism has been revealed in an experimental animal. The study...

Key Signaling Switch Identified in Allergic Disease

A research team has identified a key enzyme responsible for triggering a chain of events that results in allergic reaction, according to new study findings published online// this week in Nature Immunology. The work by researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University, the Hospital for Specia...

Fast food giant KFC to switch to trans fat free menus

The world famous fried chicken fast food restaurant chain KFC Corp., which boasts of over 5,500 outlets globally, has announced that it has reached a firm decision to switch// over to cooking oils which have no trans fats in it. Spokespersons for KFC have announced that all the outlets of KFC will ...

For Super-Obese Patients, Duodenal Switch Beats Gastric Bypass

In the first large, single-institution series directly comparing weight-loss outcomes in super-obese patients, researchers from the University of Chicago found that a newer operation//, the duodenal switch, produced substantially better weight-loss outcomes than the standard operation, the Roux-en-...

It may be possible to switch off acute pain

New York: Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center have uncovered a protein in nerve cells that behaves like a switch for severe pain. They hope to manufacture drugs that are capable of blocking chronic pain, by simply switching off. // Most prior attempts at alleviating chronic pa...

Reduced Weight Gain Is Seen In People Who Switch To A Vegetarian Diet

Researchers studied the eating habits of 22,000 people over the span of five years. They studied the diet pattern of non vegetarians and those of the vegetarians. // Professor Tim Key said that reduced weight gain was seen in people who switch to a meat-free diet. He is currently working at...

In The Habit Of Taking Painkillers For Your Chronic Headache? Time To Switch Over

It has been found out that women who regularly take painkillers are more prone to develop high blood pressure than women who don’t take any. Infact there is a 2 fold increased risk // , which draws attention. The regular use of these drugs by millions of people may help explain the growing in...

Nose plug: switch that stops smelling

Scientists form Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have recently found that the brain's 'nose plug' that is the switch in the brain that lets us stop smelling something, even though the odour is still there.// Two papers published in a recent issue of the journal Science show that a pro...

Scientists Identified Obesity Control Switch

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified a long-sought "master switch" in mice for the production of brown fat , a type of adipose tissue that generates heat and counters obesity caused by overeating. A team headed by Bruce Spiegelman, PhD, suggests in the July issue of Cell...

Number of Californians with No Health Insurance is Rising says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

...insurance rates are likely to continue to increase annually. Weinstock indicates this may affect senior citizens as well, meaning they may need to switch from employer-provided coverage to a Medicare supplement plan. Weinstock’s agency, available through http://www.MedicareSupplementPlans.com , s...

AccuVein Vein Illuminator Receives European CE Mark

...itions the device above the patient's skin to display a map on the skin of underlying veins. With a range of hands-free options, the AV300 can quickly switch between a hand-held and hands-free mode, freeing the practitioner's hands to perform the venipuncture. For more information on the AccuVein AV3...

Consumer Reports Survey: HMOs Beat PPOs on Cost, Customer Support and Billing Services

...total possible cost of monthly premiums, deductibles, co-pays or co-insurance, and prescription costs of other available plans. Not willing to switch doctors? For consumers who want to continue seeing providers who are not members of an available HMO, a PPO plan might be better. The HMO might pay v...
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