Group Health Cooperative Scored Above Regional Average in 11 of 15 Quality Measures
SEATTLE, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Group Health Cooperative medical centers received "above regional average" scores in 11 out of 15 quality measures in the Puget Sound Health Alliance Community Checkup . Group Health received more "above regional average" ratings than a...
Sanofi-aventis Delivers 2008 Results Above Guidance
PARIS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
FY 2008 % change Q4 2008 % change
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Comparable net sales*: EUR27,568m +3.7% EUR7,089m +3.6%
Adjusted net income...
Aflac Incorporated Announces Fourth Quarter Results, Sees 2008 RBC Ratio Above 450%, Affirms 2009 Operating EPS Target
COLUMBUS, Ga., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aflac Incorporated today
reported its fourth quarter results.
Total revenues benefited from the strengthening of the yen to the dollar
in the fourth quarter, rising 6.0% to $4.3 billion, compared with $4.0 billion
in the fourth quarter of ...
'Life Begins at 65: Words of a Cancer Survivor': New Book Offers Empowering Strategies for Rising Above Sickness and Setbacks
WHITBY, Ontario, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Two words strike fear in the hearts of men and those who love them: prostate cancer. Matthew E. McLaren lived through the shock of that diagnosis, suffered the grief and anger that followed and then turned his medical condition into the opportunity of a life...
Average Americans Without Health Insurance Are Young and Healthy With Above Average Incomes
PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
The following is being issued by Norman Traverse, M.D., Editor,
Recently there has been a frenzy of articles in the news media about a
crisis in our healthcare delivery system. We are told there are 46 million
Providence Service Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2007 Revenue and Earnings Above Forecast; Issues First Quarter 2008 Guidance
Highlights: - Completed LogistiCare acquisition - Successful bank syndicate and convertible offering - Vanderbilt study released showing 81% success rate - Fourth quarter revenue of $99 million was 41% ahead of $70 million
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Clinical Data Suggest Decreased Bleeding Risk in People With Severe
Hemophilia A While Maintaining Factor VIII Levels Above One Percent
Results Highlighted in Oral Presentation at International Symposium
of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
GENEVA, July 10, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Baxter
Healthcare Corporation today announced the presentation of findings
from the ADAPT (Analysis of Data from ADVATE(R) Prospective Trials)
July 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Food Storage Safety, Energy Therapies and Vitamins and Minerals
...t be at room temperature longer than two hours. When the air temperature is above
90 F, perishables should be refrigerated within one hour.
Store lef... session, the practitioner's hands are positioned either on or a few inches above
the recipient's body. The goal is to raise the amount of "ki", or life forc...
FDA Approves Tekturna HCT(R) as Initial Treatment in Patients Unlikely to Achieve Their Blood Pressure Goals With a Single Agent
...consider starting their high blood pressure patients with two treatment agents, one of which should be a diuretic, if blood pressure is >20/10 mmHg above
goal. The use of multiple medications may help patients achieve blood pressure goals in a more timely fashion.
"We are very pleased the FDA r...
New Results From ARTEN Study of Nevirapine Plus Tenofovir and Emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) Versus Boosted Protease Inhibitor Regimen of Atazanavir/Ritonavir Plus TDF/FTC Revealed
...8 and without subsequent rebound or change of antiretroviral therapy prior to or at week 48.(1) In patients who began study treatment with viral loads above
100,000 copies/mL, 60 percent of nevirapine patients (n=230) and 52 percent (n=115) of ATV/r patients attained viral load of <50 copies/mL. In pati...
First Patient of NOTES Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Study Successfully Treated With Ethicon Endo-Surgery Devices
Articulating Needle Knife
Articulating Biopsy Forceps
The devices listed above
will be used within an IDE trial approved by the FDA, they are not currently cleared by FDA for commercial distribution.
Landmark Study for GSK's Cervical Cancer Vaccine Published in The Lancet
...ng HPV types 16 and/or 18. This additional efficacy could translate into approximately 11-16 percent extra protection against cervical cancer over and above
the protection afforded by efficacy against HPV 16 and 18 alone. This effect was mainly driven by protection against HPV types 31, 33 and 45.
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...n only eight patients in six families as of the year 2000 . A lack of scientific data and public outreach for children such as Violet ( see picture above
), however, have suggested that there is a higher number of current cases. Researchers used the first known case reported in the United States  ...
...ving the patient with tighter and more attractive thighs.
The outer thigh and buttock can be lifted through a hip -to-hip incision across the back, above
While considered major surgery, the outcome of body shaping is generally extremely satisfying to patients alth...
Cryostasis (clathrate hydrates)
...rfusion at the appropriate pressure in the range 1–50 bars at a temperature above
clathrate-forming temperature. After saturation, the biological tissue is cooled, first below the clathrate-forming temperature, but above
the freezing point of water, then to a temperature where the clatharate is ...
...y and imaging studies results may be obtained, if necessary.
The medical decision-making (MDM) process involves analysis and synthesis of all the above
data to come up with a list of possible diagnoses (the differential diagnoses ), along with an idea of what needs to be done to obtain a definitive d...
...atry. American Journal of Psychiatry, 162, 433-440.
Most of this work argues for a rapprochement of neurology and psychiatry, forming a speciality above
and beyond a subspecialty of psychiatry. For example, Professor Joseph B. Martin, Dean of Harvard Medical School and a neurologist by training, ...
is the bone scintigraphy of a young woman.
Nuclear medicine is a branch of medicine and medical imaging that uses the nuclear properties o...
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...e of the MA in Venipuncture ... Proper Venipuncture Technique Using the Multisample Vacutainer System: ... Put tourniquet on client about 3-4" above
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...rge blood vessels supplying the legs. ... jump, bump, kidney, stone, pain, ureter , removal, natural, swollen ... If dilation of the ureter above
an obstruction is the basic cause of pain, then ... The Brady Urological Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital is dedicated to providing state-of-th...
...... of the time, an undescended testicle remains in the inguinal ... The undescended testicle may or may not be felt in the abdominal wall above
... Men who have an undescended testicle at birth are at higher risk of developing ... Undescended testicle (cryptorchidism) — Comprehen...
...uld actually benefit you. ... TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and ... Anyone with a TSH value above
this level should be ... TSH deficiency ... As of late 2006, the nation's endocrinologists are still divided regarding the TSH reference ran...
...n conjunction with other ... ... and to prevent further increases in annular dilatation in the tricuspid valve . The ring is implanted directly above
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Traumatic Brain Injury
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Smaller plants punch above their weight in the forest, say Queen's biologists
New findings from Queen's University biologists show that in the plant world, bigger isn't necessarily better.
"Until now most of the thinking has suggested that to be a good competitor in the forest, you have to be a big plant," says Queen's Biology professor Lonnie Aarssen. "But our research...
Vendee Globe route seen from above
Wind and wave data from ESA's Envisat satellite radar are being used to observe meteorological conditions in the track of the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world yacht race.
CLS, a subsidiary of the French Space Agency (CNES), acting through its new radar applications division (formerly the BOOST...
Record air pollution above the Arctic
Last week Scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research observed the highest air pollution on record since measurements began in Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard. Monitoring instruments displayed significantly increased aerosol concentrations compared to those generally found. Aero...
Highest ever winter water temperatures recorded
... Tasmania's east coast is recording its highest-ever winter water temperatures of more than 13C up to 1.5C above
normal due to a strengthening of an ocean current originating north of Australia.
Satellites have given oceanographers an insight into a remarkabl...
AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009
...th observed trends. The simulations show that ozone depletion, combined with increased atmospheric greenhouse gas concentration, drives stronger winds above
the Southern Ocean. These stronger winds bring more carbon-rich deep water to the surface, which reduces the ocean's ability to absorb more carbon dio...
Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
...ny adopted Statement of Financial
Accounting Standard No. 123 (Revised), "Share-Based Payment" (FAS
123(R)). The amounts in the tables above
compensation as follows (in thousands):
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
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NeoStem Secures $250,000 in an Above Market Financing and Expands Its Relationship With New England Cryogenic Center, Inc.
NeoStem Opens New Boston Area Facility
NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NeoStem, Inc. (AMEX: NBS -
News), NeoStem, Inc., which is pioneering the pre-disease collection,
processing and long-term storage of adult stem cells for future medical
need, announced today that it has closed...
Venture capital above $6B for third straight quarter
Washington, D.C. - There are signs the United States economy is cooling off just a bit, but a decline in venture investing in the third quarter is not one of them, according to venture investment trackers.
Venture capitalists invested $6.2 billion in 797 deals during the third quarter of 2006...
InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business Highlights
... third-party manufacturers and which exposes InterMune to additional risks where it may lose potential revenue. The risks and other factors discussed above
should be considered only in connection with the fully discussed risks and other factors discussed in detail in the Form 10-K and InterMune's other pe...
Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009
...ed to the first quarter of 2009. Excluding the impact of foreign currency changes between the respective periods, the revenue growth figures indicated above
would have been 21% and 3%, respectively.
Base Medical Products. Certain of our product lines, which we refer to as our Base Medical Products, re...
TSH Testing Raises Awareness of Importance of Thyroid Health
...tor of the Radiation and Public Health Project, sponsors of the testing program. "In the four counties neighboring Indian Point, thyroid cancer is 70% above
the U.S. rate and newborn hypothyroidism, a cause of mental retardation, is 90% greater than the U.S. rate."
"The purpose of TSH testing at a l...
Shire plc: Core Portfolio of Products Delivers 20% Sales Growth
....00 and $1.57:EUR1.00).
(1) The Non GAAP financial measures included above
are explained on pages
26 and 27, together with an explanation of why Shire...essation of
commercialization of DYNEPO(TM) ($150.3 million). Excluding the above
the fall in US GAAP operating income from continuing operations in ...
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Phospho-peptide Antibody from Proteintech Group, Inc.
Description:... Peptide Antigen Design
Customer Peptide Synthesis
Containing one Phospho-Amino Acid
MS-spec check purity above
90%, 20 mg will be returned to customer conjugation of peptide to KLH protein
Rabbits x 2,
Maintenance 102 days/each
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Peptide Antibody from Proteintech Group, Inc.
Description:... Peptide Antigen Design
Customer Peptide Synthesis
20 Amino Acid length max
MS-spec check purity above
20 mg will return to customer for future usage conjugation of peptide to KLH protein
Rabbits x 2
Maintenance 102 days/each
Company:Proteintech Group, Inc.
MitoCapture Apoptosis Detection Kit from BioVision
Description:... Highly sensive assay for detecting apoptosis in living cells. See detailed descriptions above
BacVector Insect Cell Medium from Novagen
Description:...dy-Plaque Sf9 and Ea4 Insect Cells. In this protein-free medium, Sf9 cultures routinely reach densities greater than 1 * 107 cells/ml with viabilities above
95%. This medium is also recommended for plaque assays, where color from X-gluc staining of pBACgus recombinants develops faster than other formulatio...
VSR-50 Variable Speed Rocker, with 12" x 14" table; 220V .3 amp from PRO Scientific
Description:...t and allows for an angle adjustment up to 15. For increased work area without sacrificing valuable lab space, a second 12" x 14" table can be stacked above
the current table with 5" stand-offs to create a dual platform. The VSR-50 has a steel housing and can support up to 30 lbs, while ensuring for a smoo...
Supercritical fluid chromatography and extraction systems (SFC/SFE) from JASCO
Description:... procedures using carbon dioxide as the mobile phase.
- The BP-1580-81 automatic back pressure regulator to maintain the pressure of the mobile phase above
its critical value....
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... continually claim that the origin of life by random natural processes is so unlikely as to be, for all practical purposes, impossible." 
link contains some articles that challenge this claim.
Things Come to Life by Henry Harris (2002) [ ISBN 0198515383 ]
...onally called sec -propyl alcohol.
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alcohols are classified as primary (1), secondary ...See the physical and chemical properties section above
for a general overview.
A...ormed. Tertiary alcohols eliminate easily at just above
room temperature, but primary alcohols requre a hi...
...l be formed along with a negative halide ion.
These sort of paired ion compounds are called quaternary ammonium salts . The X shown in the above
reactions can also be some other leaving group forming a corresponding acid or anion.
Because inversion of the three substituent groups bonded to ...
...a . Since then the last four have all been subsumed into a single phylum, the Chordata , whereas the various other forms have been separated out. The above
lists represent our current understanding of the group, though there is some variation from source to source.
Some well-known types ...
...for potentially damaging autoimmune reactions, and those that show high affinity to healthy self antigen are killed via apoptosis.
Be aware that the above
paragraphs present a highly simplified picture: the actual process in which B and T cells are driven to proliferation, differentiation or apoptosis co...
... the separation of bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes.
Many archaeans are extremophiles . Some live at very high temperatures, often above
100°C, as found in geysers and black smokers . Others are found in very cold habitats or in highly saline , acidic , or alkaline water. H...
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...cture patterns; however, it is still ... based on primary sequence what the final tertiary structure of a protein will be. ... The diagram above
represents the tertiary structure of a protein. ... rise to tertiary structure . The forces that give rise to the tertiary structure of a ....
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...ed ... Runners are a type of stolon that exist above
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the ground and produces roots and shoots at the ... the general meaning of stolon (horizontal stems above
ground) does not ... s These stolon -like rhizome...
...d internodes, the nodes hold buds which grow into one or more leaves, inflorescence (flowers), cones or other stems etc.... Plant stem , the above
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... to the openings through which spinal nerves and their associated arteries and ... The vascular anatomy of a typical spinal nerve is shown above
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