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Hospitals in Auckland get their act together to tide over potential strike

While negotiators are trying their best to arrive at a resolution, the emergency planning cell is gearing up to put its best forward in the event of a strike by medical// lab workers. The strike by 1200 lab staff might put many critical laboratory services in jeopardy, including emergency surgerie...

Expanding into New Markets with Customer-Focused Solutions, Orion Health Sees Strong Growth

...e US for four years in a row, moving up seven places this past year to land at number 63. The company was also recognized as the Air New Zealand Cargo auckland Exporter of the Year and lists on the Red Herring 100 Asia, 2008. About Orion Health Orion Health is a leading provider of clinical workflow and...

Orion Health Live at Harley Street Clinic

...ccenture, IBM, Oracle Corporation and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including the New Zealand Ministry of Health, auckland District Health Board, HealthAlliance, New South Wales, UCLA (USA), and Capital Health (Canada). More information can be found at http://www.orionhea...

Newly Pregnant Smokers Have a 15-Week Window to Quit

...come smoke-free early in pregnancy," said lead researcher Dr. Lesley McCowan, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of auckland in New Zealand. Women who don't quit smoking by 15 weeks are three times more likely to give birth prematurely and twice as likely to have smaller ...

AutoGenomics CYP 2C19 Test Used in Study to Personalize Clopidogrel (Plavix) Dosing in Patients

...C19 test to screen for polymorphisms associated with a reduced response to the drug" said Dr. Mark Webster, Director of Cardiac Catheterization at the auckland City Hospital. His co-investigator Dr. Patrick Gladding said that "other studies have shown that patients treated with Clopidogrel with a reduced func...

Orion Health Signs Trinity Design for Japanese Market

...ccenture, IBM, Oracle Corporation and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including the New Zealand Ministry of Health, auckland District Health Board, HealthAlliance, New South Wales, UCLA(USA), Capital Health (Canada) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD...

Global Scientific Research Collaboration Leads to Breakthrough in Culturing HEK 293 Cells in Animal-free Media

...fficient biopharmaceutical production." Research institutions from around the world were involved in this discovery including: University of auckland in New Zealand and Barts & The London Queen Mary's School of Medicine & Dentistry in London. Also, cell culture industry researchers at HyClo...

Stroke Patients at High Risk for Falls

...May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke patients have a high risk of falling after they leave the hospital, a New Zealand study shows. The University of auckland researchers added that prevention programs may help lower that risk. "People who have had a stroke fall almost twice as often as people who haven't...

Hypertension Takes Huge Toll in Developing Countries

...tment strategies restricted to rich countries or individuals with hypertension will miss much blood pressure-related disease," wrote the University of auckland researchers. The study is published in this week's issue of The Lancet . "Middle-income countries and low-income regions have a five times grea...

Antipodean Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Phase 2 Study of Lead Compound MitoQ(R)

...s disease showed MitoQ to be well tolerated; however, there was no significant effect on disease progression. Dr. Barry Snow, Department of Neurology, auckland Hospital, New Zealand and Principal Investigator of the trial of MitoQ in Parkinson's disease, believes that the lack of efficacy in Parkinson's Disea...
Auckland in Medical Technology

Ground-Breaking Combination of All-Oral Agents Demonstrates Potential as Hepatitis C Treatment Regimen

... HCV infection," said Edward Gane, M.D., Associate Professor, University of auckland and Director, auckland Clinical Studies Limited. "The initial results from this study of the R722...

TRANSCEND(TM) Trial Results Presented at European Society of Cardiology Congress and Published in The Lancet

...TARGET Steering Committee consisted of scientists from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada; Oxford University in Oxford, England; the University of auckland in Auckland, New Zealand; and Boehringer Ingelheim. The ONTARGET Trial Program was investigational and was conducted to expand scientific knowledge ...

Landmark ONTARGET(TM) Trial Demonstrates Micardis(R) is Equally Effective as Ramipril, with Fewer Discontinuations, in a Broad High-Risk Cardiovascular Population

...NTARGET Steering Committee consists of scientists from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada; Oxford University in Oxford, England; the University of auckland in Auckland, New Zealand; and Boehringer Ingelheim. The ONTARGET trial was investigational and was conducted to expand scientific knowledge of telmi...

Filter Fails to Improve PCI Outcomes in Acute Coronary Syndromes

...out 25 percent of patients with non-STEMI acute coronary syndromes," said Mark W.I. Webster, MD, director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. "Although there are other mechanisms, distal embolism of atherosclerotic plaque and/or thrombus is recognized to...

Successful Clinical Trials and Launch in New Zealand Spurs Phloe to Enter US Market

...lgrowth@earthlink.net E: trevor@vitalfoods.co.nz About Vital Foods auckland based nutraceutical manufacturer, Vital Foods, is committed to producing na...ecializing in both plant and mammalian physiology. Dr Weir has a PhD from auckland University and in 1997 was awarded an international award, the Young Scient...

Antisoma plc (UK) - Second lung cancer trial adds to positive data on AS1404

...ent which targets the blood vessels that nourish tumours. The drug was discovered by Professors Bruce Baguley and William Denny and their teams at the auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, University of Auckland, New Zealand. It was in-licensed by Antisoma from Cancer Research Ventures Limited (now Cancer ...

Abbott to Present New Data Across its Vascular Portfolio at the American College of Cardiology's 56th Annual Scientific Session

... follow-up results from 300 patients in the SPIRIT II clinical trial will be presented in a poster session by Peter Ruygrok, M.D., cardiologist at auckland City Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor at University of Auckland, New Zealand. This is the first time that long-term data will be presente...

Data supporting three Antisoma programmes presented at AACR

...ent which targets the blood vessels that nourish tumours. The drug was discovered by Professors Bruce Baguley and William Denny and their teams at the auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, University of Auckland, New Zealand. It was in-licensed by Antisoma from Cancer Research Ventures Limited (now Cancer ...
Auckland in Medical Dictionary

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Auckland in Biological News

Scientists achieve first tracking of salmon from headwaters in Rockies through Pacific to Alaska

...aho, out to sea then north along the continental shelf to Alaska. The two swam about the same distance as from London to Istanbul or Moscow, from auckland to Melbourne, from Beijing to Hanoi, or from New York City to Austin, Texas. An animation illustrating the migrations is online at www.postcoml.o...

The Lancet publishes first clinical trial data of a fully bioabsorbable drug eluting stent

... "Patients and physicians like the idea of a stent that does its job and is then absorbed away," said John A. Ormiston, M.B., Ch.B., cardiologist at auckland City Hospital, in Auckland, New Zealand and principal investigator in the ABSORB trial. "Abbott's bioabsorbable stent has the potential to hold an art...

December GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

...a volcanic arc, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand Stuart F. Simmons, University of Auckland, School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, auckland 1142, New Zealand; and Kevin L. Brown, GEOKEM, Swanson, Waitakere 0653, New Zealand. Pages 1099-1102. Using a breakthrough in sampling technology in...

How much fish have we got?

...day 16 this November 2007. When: Public symposium 1pm to 5:15pm, Wednesday 14th November Where: Owen Glenn Building, Wynyard Street, University of auckland city campus. The meeting will be launched with a public symposium on Wednesday 14 November. Scientists will be available for interviews on the 14th ...

Entomological Society announces 2007 award winners

...California, Riverside, and he is the director of the Center for Invasive Species Research. Dr. Hoddle completed his B.S. and M.S. at the University of auckland in New Zealand and was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1996. Upon taking a faculty position in 1997, his research h...

Scientists gather in New Zealand to share oceans' secrets

... Two hundred of the worlds leading marine biologists will gather in auckland from 14-16 November to share the latest insights on marine life from the poles to the tropics. This major meeting of a global marine biology research ...

New research shows big improvement in survival after stroke

... A new research report by The George Institute for International Health, in collaboration with auckland City Hospital and The University of Auckland, has revealed a 40% decline in the number of deaths after stroke in the total population of Auckland, New...

Researchers discover which organs in Antarctic fish produce antifreeze

...l Academy of Sciences. Cziko is a research specialist at Illinois. Evans is a professor of molecular genetics and development at the University of auckland in New Zealand. The liver-synthesis mindset dominated earlier studies even though results appeared to be at odds, Cheng said. The first radioactive...

Thin tough skin, slow-growing gills protect larval Antarctic fish

...tina) Cheng and Arthur L. DeVries, who discovered AFPs in notothenioids. The research team, which also included Clive W. Evans of the University of auckland in New Zealand, studied three notothenioid species: Gymnodraco acuticeps (naked dragonfish); Pagothenia borchgrevinki (bald notothen); and Pleuragramm...

Researchers test new way to quit smoking

...o remain smoke-free six months later. "We want to test this idea in a properly controlled, randomised trial." Researchers from The University of auckland together with colleagues in The Quit Group and the University of Otago will work with 1100 people, enlisted through the national Quitline. Half the pa...
Auckland in Biological Technology

Regado Biosciences Expands Medical Advisory Board

... Harvey White, DSc , Honorary Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of auckland and Director of Coronary Care and Green Lane Cardiovascular Research Unit, auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand About Regado Bioscienc...

Regado Biosciences Establishes Medical Advisory Board

... Harvey White, DSc, Honorary Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of auckland and Director of Coronary Care and Green Lane Cardiovascular Research Unit, auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand About Regado Bio...

New Study Finds Growth Factor Boosts Productivity in Mammalian Cell Culture

...ative research effort led to the findings. The study included research conducted by two prestigious international research institutions: University of auckland in New Zealand and Barts & The London Queen Mary's School of Medicine & Dentistry in London. Also, cell culture industry researchers at the following ...

Pharsight Expands Strategic Consulting Services Team

...ll molecules in the areas of analgesia and depression. Mr. Monteleone also served as a lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of auckland in New Zealand, where he provided instruction on clinical pharmacokinetics concepts and modeling tools, including Pharsight's WinNonlin(R). Mr. Montel...

Abbott Executive Jim Tyree Takes IBIO Helm

...nts (3 million in the north island and about 1 million in the south island). It has more than 50 million sheep. We met with the biotech communities in auckland and Wellington in the north island and Dunedin and Christchurch in the south island. Its biotech community soaked up information about the U.S. bi...
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