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Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and their subsidiaries (KFHP/H) reported today a combined total operating revenue of $10.5 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, compared to $10.1 billion in the second quarte...

Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Announces Expiration and Results of Tender Offers for Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes and Solicitation of Consents to Related Indentures

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. announced today the expiration and the final results of the previously announced offers by its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Duane Reade Inc. and Duane Reade (collectively, the "Issuers"), to purchase for cash (i) any and all of th...

Verizon and California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Launch Program to Help Victims Protect Themselves by Using Technology

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- California domestic violence prevention advocates will learn how to use the latest technology to help keep abuse survivors safe, thanks to a new program created by the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV) and Verizon. ...

Lifeclinic to Showcase Health Stations and Health Communicator at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores 2009 Pharmacy and Technology Conference

Lifeclinic and LearnSomething Team-Up to and Unveil the Health Communicator Burtonsville, MD (PRWEB) August 7, 2009 -- Lifeclinic International, Inc. , the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of automated blood pressure monitors and health testing stations, wi...

GeoVax Labs, Inc. Announces Six Month 2009 Financial Results and Provides Operational Update

ATLANTA, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GOVX), an Atlanta-based, biopharmaceutical firm (the "Company"), developing human vaccines for diseases caused by HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and other infectious agents, today announced its finan...

Ex-House Aging Committee Chief of Staff Bob Weiner Warns of Insurance Control Over Health Bill Outcome, Praises House Version, 'Disappointed' by Senate; Weiner and Policy Analyst Jordan Osserman Offer Bill's 'Prognosis'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The differences between the House and Senate health care reform bills aren't just for wonky policy experts," say former Chief of Staff to the House Aging Committee Bob Weiner and Analyst Jordan Osserman. "They translate to real differ...

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Isis Reports Strong Financial Results and Highlights for Second Quarter of 2009

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS ) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. During 2009 Isis has continued to successfully execute its business strategy and as a result reported $669...

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation Announce Innovative Diabetes Drug Discovery and Development Partnership

- Program Focuses on Expanding Pipeline of Drugs For People with Type 1 Diabetes - NEW YORK, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation said today that it has entered into a novel collaborative research agreement with the Genomics Institute of th...

Debiopharm Group and Mercury Therapeutics, Inc. Sign an Exclusive License Agreement for the Development and Commercialisation of Debio 0930

LAUSANNE, Switzerland and WOBURN, Massachusetts, August 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical group of companies with a focus on the development of prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs, and Mercury Therapeutics, Inc. (Mercury), a ...

Video: FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

TITUSVILLE, N.J., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) (paliperidone palmitate) extended-release injectable suspension for the acute and maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults on Friday, July 31, 2009. It is the first ...

Medigus and Tower Semiconductor Announce World's Smallest Medical Video Camera Based on Advanced CMOS Image Sensor

OMER and MIGDAL HA'EMEK, Israel, August 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medigus Ltd. (TASE: MDGS) a leading developer of endoscopic and visualization medical devices, and Tower Semiconductor, Ltd. (Nasdaq: TSEM , TASE: TASE: TSEM), a leading global specialty foundry, today announced successful s...

Shire Reports Positive Results From First of Three Phase III Trials of velaglucerase alfa for Type 1 Gaucher Disease and Provides Important Updates on Interactions With FDA

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, August 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today reported positive results from the first of three Phase III studies of velaglucerase alfa, its enzyme replacement therapy in development fo...

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Gucci Eyewear and Sunglasses

Description: The new GUCCI DONNA eyewear collection celebrates the 85th anniversary of the fashion house, incorporating, with a vintage yet contemporary feel, the unmistakable icons that made GUCCI a luxury leader. The new GUCCI UOMO optical and sunglass collection, dedicated to a multifaceted man, is ...
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Chesterfield Ophthalmic and Sun Collection

Description: Created to complement the active lifestyle, the Chesterfield collection features casual, contemporary--and comfortable--eyewear for men, women and children. This all-American brand offers a wide variety of design options, targeted to adults with a young, relaxed attitude, and children and teens w...
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CC 527 Blood Gas, Electrolyte, CO-Oximeter (Bayer® and AVOX Systems®) Control

Description: CC 527 is an assayed quality control material used for monitoring the performance of blood gas, electrolyte, and CO-Oximeter instrumentation. It is for specific use on Bayer analyzers that measure total hemoglobin and hemoglobin fractions (280, 288, and 270) and the AVOX Systems CO-Oximeters (4000 ...
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CC 527 Blood Gas, Electrolyte, CO-Oximeter (Bayer and AVOX Systems) Control

Description: CC 527 is an assayed quality control material used for monitoring the performance of blood gas, electrolyte, and CO-Oximeter instrumentation. It is for specific use on Bayer analyzers that measure total hemoglobin and hemoglobin fractions (280, 288, and 270) and the AVOX Systems CO-Oximeters (4000 ...
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QC 463 EQUIL® Plus with Glucose and Lactate Control

Description: QC 463 is a quality control material that, once tonometered, is used for monitoring the performance of blood gas, electrolyte, metabolite, and CO-Oximeter instrumentation. It provides a practical alternative to the use of human blood in tonometry. QC 463 is available in three (3) levels for monitor...
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RNA1c Control for Bayer DCA 2000 and 2000 + Analyzers

Description: RNA1c Control is an assayed quality control material used for monitoring the performance of Bayer DCA Analyzers that measure Hemoglobin A1c. It may be used on DCA 2000 and 2000+ analyzers....
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Abtissue pathology

...s a general term for a disease which, through disabling the immune system and changing the chemical balance of the nervous system , makes the brain reac...unction or massive internal bleeding . Abtissue pathology was discovered and first recorded by Dan Brolynstein in conjunction with the Harvard Veteri...

Allopathic medicine

...ntury debate between practioners of homeopathic , and those they derisively referred to as "allopaths." ...y in a deprecatory manner. Medical dictionaries and general usage dictionaries also give varying accou...s to the ordinary or traditional medical practice, and to a certain extent in common use to distinguish i...

Ambulatory blood pressure

... pressure at regular intervals throughout the day and night. It is believed to be able to reduce the wh...pressure to be continually monitored during sleep, and is useful to determine whether the patient is a di...ypertension is associated with end organ damage 1 and is a much better indicator than the daytime blood ...

Acute care

...e patient as soon as the patient is deemed healthy and stable, with appropriate discharge instructions. ...ber of patients who are uninsured or underinsured, and therefore unable to pay for services rendered. Tho...cute care needs. That has resulted in overcrowding and made it increasingly difficult to focus adequate r...

Angor animi

... animi [1] [2] , Gairdner's disease [2] and also angina pectoris sine dolore [2] ), is a t...atin terms which it is composed of, namely angor and animi . Angor (different but related to the w... [4] often accompanied by a painful constriction and palpitations at the upper abdomen ...

American Dietetic Association

...he United States ' largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, with nearly 65,000 memb... 75 % of ADA's members are registered dietitians and about 4 % are dietetic technicians, registered. Th...include researchers, educators, students, clinical and community dietetics professionals, consultants...
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Mammogram

... A fact sheet that defines screening mammograms and their advantages and limitations. Lists incidence rates and risk factors for breast cancer. National Cancer ...

Imperforate anus

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Glaucoma

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Colorectal polyps

...us colorectal polyps can develop into cancer and should be removed. ... ... · Anal Cancer· Col...bMD gives you an overview of colorectal polyps and cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deat...uses, patient stories, videos, forums, prevention, and prognosis. Colon polyps — Comprehensive over...

Zygote

...oid ... In the embryonic development of humans and other animals, the zygote stage is ... Zygote ... Only those zygotes presenting distinct male and female PN at this time were ... Zygote reconstru...y has ecology, physiology, genetics of zygote , and ... Zygote Media Group Endorses New 3D Software ...

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

...uses, patient stories, videos, forums, prevention, and prognosis. ... Ellison syndrome symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and ... Zollinger - Ellison syndrome ... Zollinge...ən ′sin′drōm ) ( medicine ) Gastric hypersecretion and hyperacidity, fulminating intractable atypical ...

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New cancer drug delivery system is effective and reversible

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. For cancer drug developers, finding an agent that kills tumor cells is only part of the equation. The drug must also spare healthy cells, and ideally its effects will be reversible, to cut short any potentially dangerous side effects. University of Illinois researchers report...

Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water

A process that cleans wastewater and generates electricity can also remove 90 percent of salt from brackish water or seawater, according to an international team of researchers from China and the U.S. Clean water for drinking, washing and industrial uses is a scarce resource in some parts of th...

Protein handlers should be effective treatment target for cancer and Alzheimer's

AUGUSTA, Ga. Cancer and Alzheimer's have excess protein in common and scientists say learning more about how proteins are made and eliminated will lead to better treatment for both. Medical College of Georgia researchers Drs. Nahid F. Mivechi and Dimitrios Moskofidis have received two National...

Climate-caused biodiversity booms and busts in ancient plants and mammals

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---A period of global warming from 53 million to 47 million years ago strongly influenced plants and animals, spurring a biodiversity boom in western North America, researchers from three research museums report in a paper published online this week in the Proceedings of the Natio...

Argonne to showcase science and technology at community open house

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will open its gates to the community on Saturday, August 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a day of discovery and fun for the whole family. The event is free and open to the public. "The open house will be great fun for everyon...

New DNA and RNA aptamers offer unique therapeutic advantages

New Rochelle, NY, August 5, 2009A novel class of drugs composed of single strands of DNA or RNA, called aptamers, can bind protein targets with a high strength and specificity and are currently in clinical development as treatments for a broad range of common diseases, as described in a comprehens...

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EGEN, Inc. Announces the Promotion of Jason Fewell, Ph.D., to Vice-President of Preclinical Research and Development

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- EGEN, Inc. (EGEN), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in nucleic acid therapeutics and delivery, announced today that Jason Fewell, Ph.D., has been promoted from Director of Biology and Pharmacology to Vice-President of Preclinical Research ...

ALPCO Introduces a Mouse HMW and Total Adiponectin ELISA

SALEM, N.H., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ALPCO Diagnostics has introduced a Mo u se HMW Adipone c tin EL I SA kit that facilitates the testing process for this biomarker. This ELISA is unique; it is a departure from other methods for determining mouse HMW adiponectin and was first introd...

Onyx Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Concurrent Offerings of Four Million Shares of Common Stock and $200 Million Principal Amount of Convertible Senior Notes

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today announced that it has agreed to sell an aggregate of four million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $30.50 per share and $200 million aggregate principal amou...

Novavax Announces Appointment of Frederick W. Driscoll as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX ) announced today the appointment of Frederick W. Driscoll as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and treasurer. Mr. Driscoll will report to Dr. Rahul Singhvi, Novavax's President and Chief Executive Officer. ...

Sigma-Aldrich Acquires ChemNavigator, Inc., to Provide Researchers With Industry-Leading Chemical Compound Selection and Procurement Services

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich(R) (Nasdaq: SIAL ) today announced the acquisition of cheminformatics company, ChemNavigator(R).com, Incorporated, a provider of leading discovery research informatics software tools used for design, selection and procureme...

InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Business Highlights

BRISBANE, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN ) today announced results from operations for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2009. InterMune reported a net loss for the second quarter of 2009 of $36.7 million, or $0.81 per shar...

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Chicken Anti-Human Dual adapter for phosphotyrosine and 3-phosphotyrosine and 3-phosphoinositide Polyclonal Antibody, Unconjugated from GenWay Biotech, Inc.

Description: Dual adapter for phosphotyrosine and 3-phosphotyrosine and 3-phosphoinositide...
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Mouse Anti-G protein alpha BSA and Azide Free Monoclonal Antibody, Unconjugated, Clone 0.N.305 from Abcam

Description: Mouse monoclonal [0.N.305] to G protein alpha - BSA and Azide free ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Partially purified G protein alpha from rat brain. Entrez GeneID: 2778 Swiss Protein ID: P63092...
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Human Interferon (IFN) and Receptor, PCR Array for expression profiling from SuperArray Bioscience

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Mouse Anti-Salmonid Salmonid Ig (H chain) (recognises salmon and trout) Monoclonal Antibody, Alkaline Phosphatase Conjugated, Clone IPA-5F12 from CEDARLANE Laboratories Limited

Description: Anti-Salmonid Ig (H), Alk Phos, (Clone IPA5F12) (mouse IgG2a)...
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PT ModuleTM Deparaffinization and Heat-Induced Epitope Retrieval Solution (10X) from Lab Vision

Description: This product is designed to deparaffinize and perform Heat Induced Antigen Retrieval (HIER) on formalin fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections mounted on glass microscope slides. Deparffinization is accomplished by melting the paraffin at the high temperature used in HIER (over 90degrees C) along ...
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PT ModuleTM Deparaffinization and Heat-Induced Epitope Retrieval Solution (100X) from Lab Vision

Description: This product is designed to deparaffinize and perform Heat Induced Antigen Retrieval (HIER) on formalin fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections mounted on glass microscope slides. Deparffinization is accomplished by melting the paraffin at the high temperature used in HIER (over 90degrees C) along ...
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Abiogenesis

...term is primarily used in the context of biology and the origin of life . Some confusion exists on thi...a, Generatio primaria, archegenesis, autogenesis, and archebiosis ), was the theory according to which ...totle explicitly taught this form of abiogenesis, and laid it down as an observed fact that some animals...

Absorption spectrum

...ds, the electron does not stay in its higher orbit and falls back down, emitting a photon of exactly the ...lines shown are particular to particular elements, and allows for identification of elements present in stars and other gaseous objects that cannot be measured dire...

Coenzyme A

...H , or HSCoA ) is adapted from pantothenic acid and adenosine triphosphate and used in metabolism in areas such as fatty acid oxidization and the citric acid cycle . Its main function is to ...

Actin

...ape, enable cell movements (through pseudopods ); and participate in certain cell junctions, in cytoplasmic streaming and in contraction of the cell during cytokinesis . I... to ADP . An ATP-actin complex polymerizes faster and dissociates slower than an ADP-actin complex. Acti...

Acrosome

...ins digestive enzymes (including hyaluronidase and acrosin ) needed to penetrate the zona pellucida... fuses with the plasma membrane of the egg cell, and digestive enzymes are released from the sperm to digest the zona pellucida and give access to the egg. See also Capacit...

Acrosome

...ins digestive enzymes (including hyaluronidase and acrosin ) needed to penetrate the zona pellucida... fuses with the plasma membrane of the egg cell, and digestive enzymes are released from the sperm to digest the zona pellucida and give access to the egg. See also Capacit...
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Zygotene

... audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games. zygotene ( ) n. The stage in pro...e . zygotene synonyms. zygotene usage examples and zygotene quotes. ... Etymology: Fr zygotène &l...see zygo-) + -tène, ribbon (from ... Definition and other additional information on Zygotene from Bi...

Zoology

...that focuses on the structure, function, behavior, and evolution of animals. The zoologist's pronun... The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structur...gy, The Department of Zoology offers Graduate and Undergrauate programs in the integrative Study of ...

Zygote

...history of embryology, ethics, movies, interviews, and techniques. Zygote summary with 4 pages of en... entries, essays, summaries, research information, and more. ... In animals, a zygote is a fertilized e... audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games. Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) is ...

Zygospore

... audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games. Synonyms of zygospore from the Me... ... A zygospore develops thick, resistant walls and enters a period of dormancy ... Zygospore's ... ... A zygospore develops thick, resistant walls and enters a period of dormancy before ... Inform...

Zona pellucida

...as fine art portraits, poetry, stories, commentary and quoations on children and parenting. zona pellucida n. The thick, sol...ding sites is suggested as an ... the structure and function of the extracellular zona pellucida . ...

Z-DNA

...cribed. ... Comparison of Z-DNA binding by DLM-1 and ADAR1 reveals a common structure ... Britannica... & M. L. Kopka (1982) The anatomy of A-, B-, and Z-DNA . ... This explains the need for alternating purines and pyrimidines to form Z-DNA . ... R. M. Wing, A. V....

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