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Corbin Bleu Asks Fans to Join Him in Brightening the Lives of Seriously Ill Children

LOS ANGELES, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Starlight Children's Foundation is pleased to announce that Corbin Bleu, the organization's national spokesperson, has started a fundraising campaign to encourage his fans to get involved with Starlight and support its mission to help seriously i...

President Obama Asks for COSE's Input on Health Care Reform Plan

CLEVELAND, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama has invited COSE (Council of Smaller Enterprises) to participate in tomorrow's Town Hall Meeting to discuss his health care reform plan. The event will take place tomorrow (July 23) around mid-day at Shaker Heights...

The Vegan Monologues Asks the Burning Question: Is That a Carrot in Your Pocket?

Social commentator and vegan Ben Shaberman collects humorous essays in book about the meat-free lifestyle BALTIMORE, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Apprentice House announces publication of its latest book, "The Vegan Monologues" (ISBN 9781934074367), which guides readers through the world of being ...

DEP Asks Pennsylvanians to Help Battle West Nile Virus

Warns Proposed Budget Cuts to Program Would Increase Threat of Disease PHILADELPHIA, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With summer weather at hand, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today asked Pennsylvanians to make every effort to control mosquitoes and reduce th...

New Ad Campaign Asks D.C. Commuters 'Who's Hogging Our Antibiotics?'

Up to 70 percent of antibiotics are fed to animals on factory farms WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Who's hogging our antibiotics? That's the question a new advertising campaign is posing to area commuters and people visiting Capitol Hill. The series of ads, revealed in D.C...

Stress Management Author Asks "Which Will Cost You More: The Recession or Stress?"

A new book "The Advanced Stress Management Training Guide" questions how much stress and fear are costing us individually and as a society. Among the concepts are the 'law of fairness' and 'the only true way to stress relief'. The book is freely available from the Author's website unt...

CAIR Asks U.S. Muslim Prayer Leaders to Urge Swine Flu Precautions

Mosque leaders called on to offer health tips after daily, Friday prayers WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group today called on Islamic religious leaders, or imams, to use daily and Friday congregational prayers in the nati...

AmericaSpeakOn.org Exclusive: Leavitt Asks 'How Prepared Is the US for the Swine Flu Pandemic?'

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The grassroots forum AmericaSpeakOn.org issued the following exclusive statement: "If this swine flu virus emerges as a pandemic level event," said former Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt "it will be five months before a sa...

DTE Energy Asks Employees to Help Safeguard Customers

Company joins state Gatekeeper program to help look out for seniors' welfare DETROIT, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy is asking its employees to be on the lookout and help identify potentially vulnerable elderly customers as part of the statewide Gatekeeper program, made even more necessa...

Expose on Crimes Against Humanity as Perpetrated by the Gerontological Elite Asks Is Consensus in Anti-Aging Medical Intervention An Elusive Expectation or A Realistic Goal?

In the May-June 2009 issue of the prestigious Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, an international journal integrating experimental, clinical, and social studies on aging published by Elsevier, founder and Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Imre Zs.-Nagy delivers an intrepid Expose revealing a decade-...

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Ethics Group Asks USAID Inspector General to Investigate Legality of Grants to Soros Groups

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 23 -- Today the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) asked the Inspector General of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to investigate the possibility that the agency is violating federal law by funding nonprofit groups operating needle exc...

Data Demonstrated ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Significantly Inhibited Progression of Structural Joint Damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...ombined) that have occurred since treatment began. (3) The Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) is a 20-item questionnaire that asks about physical functioning within eight categories (dressing and grooming, arising, eating, walking, hygiene, reach, grip and daily activities). The a...

Two-Year Data Reinforce Effect of ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) in Inhibiting Progression of Joint Damage and Improving Physical Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

...mentioned in this release are protected by law. (1) The Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) is a 20-item questionnaire that asks about physical functioning within eight categories (dressing and grooming, arising, eating, walking, hygiene, reach, grip and daily activities). The a...

The COSHAR Foundation Urges Parents to Ensure Children Are Up-to-Date on Vaccinations

...other caregivers. We look forward to continuing to spread the message of prevention through vaccination. The COSHAR Foundation's Health Advisory Board asks that members of our network to encourage their congregations and communities to get the flu vaccine in an effort to protect themselves and their famil...

New Study Demonstrated ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Inhibited Progression of Joint Damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

... criteria of the American College of Rheumatology. (4) The Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) is a 20-item questionnaire that asks about physical functioning within eight categories (dressing and grooming, arising, eating, walking, hygiene, reach, grip and daily activities. The ab...

Consumer Group Urges Gov. Schwarzenegger to Sign Stem Cell Bill Into Law

...ia Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC) more responsive and accountable to the public. It asks the state's Little Hoover Commission to recommend ways to ensure public accountability and reduce conflicts of interest on the ICOC. "The bill simpl...

HealthMedia's Strongest Single Quarter Results: Growth Driven by Product Enhancements, New Partnerships

...atient relationship, and condition monitoring and tracking. HealthMedia, Inc. introduced an enhanced, configurable Health Risk Assessment (HRA) that asks the right questions and then intelligently applies behavior change science. The Configurable HRA provides flexibility and customization that meet each...

FDA Announces Audio Broadcasts on Emerging Drug Safety Information

...s provide the best treatments to their patients and improve patient safety," said Edward Langston, M.D., an AMA Board member. In the broadcasts, FDA asks healthcare providers and patients to report adverse side effects from medical products to MedWatch. MedWatch reports can be made by phone: at 1-800-FD...

From Clinical Cancer Research: Rethinking Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...e July 1 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, a team of National Cancer Institute researchers asks a fundamental question: are we looking at cancer vaccine trials the wrong way? “Cancer Vaccines: Moving Beyond Current Paradigms,” Jeffr...
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Where have all the lake eels gone? Queen's prof asks

KINGSTON, Ont. A Queens University environmental scientist will head a new international study to determine whether American eels the slimy, snake-like fish considered worldwide to be a food delicacy are dying from chemical pollution in Lake Ontario. Biology professor Peter Hodson and his te...

South African Tribunal Asks For Damages Estimates in GSK AIDS Drug Case

A landmark South African legal complaint against British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) over its AIDS drug pricing and policies in that country will proceed following an order late last week by South Africa's Competition Tribunal that will allow the complaint to go forward. GSK has sought outrigh...

Why do we choose our mates? Ask Charles Darwin, prof says

... of examining his work, experts agree that he pretty much scored a scientific bullseye, but a very big question is, "What have we learned since then?" asks a Texas A&M University biologist who has studied Darwin's theories. Adam Jones, an evolutional biologist who has studied Darwin's work for years, sa...

'Shortcuts' of the mind lead to miscalculations of weight and caloric intake, says Penn study

...ge portions. The findings are akin to asking a room full of people to calculate the volume of a box when given only the height and width and no one asks for the length. Or, more accurately, the length is provided and no one pays attention to that one, crucial dimension, thereby making it impossible to ...

Ma and Pa solutions to global warming

...lished in the current issue of the International Journal of Private Law . Ronald Griffin, Professor of Law at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, asks what can leaders do for a desperate and aging population in an environment faced with global warming to re-engage a region that blankets eight states....

Mama whales teach babies where to eat

... dining areas. "A primary concern is, what are whales going to do with global warming, which may change the location and abundance of their prey?" asks Vicky Rowntree, research associate professor of biology and a coauthor of the new study. "Can they adapt if they learn from their mother where to feed...

Famous fossil Lucy scanned at the University of Texas at Austin

...he real fossil is so much more meaningful than viewing a plastic replica." "Having Lucy here also means that scientists can conduct research that asks new questions about the fossil and this knowledge feeds back into the ongoing exhibit and continues to educate," Kappelman said. "Lucy may be old, but...

The Evolution of Human Aggression: Feb. 25-27 conference

...stic abuse and homicide. "What evolutionary forces underlie human violence, and how can we use this knowledge to promote a more peaceful society?" asks Elizabeth Cashdan, a conference organizer and professor and chair of anthropology at the University of Utah. The conference titled "The Evolutio...

The heart disease mutation carried by 60 million

...s we see." The combination of such a large risk with such a high frequency is, fortunately, unique. "How can such a harmful mutation be so common?" asks Chris Tyler-Smith from The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK. "We might expect such a deleterious change to have 'died out'. "We think ...

Scientific community called upon to resolve debate on 'net energy' once and for all

...ls and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels." He adds: "Net energy is misleading because it does not give us the whole story of a fuel but instead asks us to make a judgement using a very small component of the decision making process, albeit an important piece of a large jigsaw. When trying to determ...

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Icahn Asks Amylin to Allow Discussions With Eastbourne

NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl Icahn announced today that he had sent the following letter to James Wilson, Lead Independent Director of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ). April 23, 2009 Mr. James Wilson Lead Independent...

Syndication Inc. CEO asks Board of Directors to Consider Routine Quarterly Stock Dividends

'As a Public Company, our most Important Asset is our Shareholders,' says Sorrentino DAMASCUS, Md., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syndication Inc., (Pink Sheets: SYNJ), reports that on February 26th, 2009, the CEO of Syndication asked the BOD to consider declaring quarterly stock dividend...

Gentelligent, Inc. Asks 'Is your DNA in Excel?'

BELMONT, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentelligent, Inc. today announced the launch of BasePro 1.0, the world's first Excel-based software to handle DNA, RNA and protein data. A downloadable add-in, Base Pro provides over 40 functions for rapid and intuitive manipulation of biological seque...

Madison asks for wireless bids; airport, downtown would be first

Madison, Wis. The city of Madison is asking for bids on the construction of downtown wireless Internet access points, officials said on Friday. The vendor would be able to charge user fees and would take on the cost of building the network, including fees to the city, county and state for t...

Tech awards keynoter asks for support of UWM transformation

Milwaukee, Wis. The first chancellor of research in the history of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee said Friday that UWM is trying to change its image from a university of access to a university of research, and in the process help Milwaukee build a knowledge-based economy. Abbas Ourmazd...

Doyle asks health professionals to overcome barriers

Madison, Wis. Jim Doyle told a gathering of health professionals attending the eHealth Summit that he wants to be the governor of the first state to have a fully integrated electronic medical records system, but he'll need their help to overcome barriers. Speaking before a group of healthcare...

Genetically engineered bacteria compute the route

...ork published last year in the same journal to produce bacterial computers that could solve the Burnt Pancake Problem. The Hamiltonian Path Problem asks whether there is a route in a network from a beginning node to an ending node, visiting each node exactly once. The student and faculty researchers mo...

Fast molecular rearrangements hold key to plastic's toughness

...essed? Is it going to respond by absorbing that energy and staying intact, or is it going to respond by breaking bonds and flying apart into pieces?" asks Ediger. The Wisconsin team examined the mechanics of a common plastic called polymethylmethacrylate also known as Plexiglas or acrylic - and found t...

Fast molecular rearrangements hold key to plastic’s toughness

...essed? Is it going to respond by absorbing that energy and staying intact, or is it going to respond by breaking bonds and flying apart into pieces?" asks Ediger. The Wisconsin team examined the mechanics of a common plastic called polymethylmethacrylate also known as Plexiglas or acrylic - and found t...

Arius announces leading independent proxy firm, RiskMetrics ISS Canada, recommends shareholders vote for the arrangement involving its acquisition by Roche

... the transaction. Pending the receipt of court and shareholder approval, the transaction is expected to be completed in late September. ARIUS' Board asks shareholders and warrant holders to vote their proxy FOR the proposed Arrangement today by signing, dating and returning their proxies. The deadline f...

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Homoplasy

...ding platform for high quality peer-reviewed full-text publications in science, technology and health. In the response to a recent post a commenter asks what ââ"¬Å"homologousââ"¬Â means and whether similarity is the same as homology.Ã" convergence n. The act, condition, quality, or fact of con...

Complementation

... except for the ... A site dedicated ... Complementation . Mapping. Two Factor Crosses. Deletion Mapping. Other ... A complementation analysis asks if two putative alleles 1, when ... In this chapter we are concerned with sentential complementation , hereafter referred to ... of complementa...

Archaebacteria

...Archaea ( Archaebacteria ) (Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers. ... C. R. Woese, 1981. Archaebacteria . Scientific American (Jun): 98-122. ... asks if these unusual bacteria, which live in some very inhospitable places on Earth, could survive on Mars. The salt crust is colored red by dense colo...
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