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Traumatic brain injury caused by exposure to explosive blast presents critical challenge

New Rochelle, NY, June 18, 2009Blast-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI) has reached critical levels in modern-day warfare. The current issue of Journal of Neurotrauma focuses on the intensive efforts to develop effective treatment strategies and model systems for studying the cause and effect...

Nurses Blast 'Cruel Ruse' by Insurance Giants to Cover Patients as Deal for Forcing Americans to Buy Insurance

OAKLAND, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest organization of registered nurses today condemned the conditional offer by the insurance industry to stop denying coverage to sick people in exchange for a massive government bailout. On Tuesday, the insurance trade lobby America'...

The physics of explosives and blast helmets

November 25, 2008 -- Of all the threats facing U.S. soldiers in combat, among the most dangerous are roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices (IED's). At the 61st Meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics this week in San Antonio, Naval Research Laboratory ...

New AMA Ads Blast Senate Inaction on Medicare Cuts That Begin Today

Senate Must Act Immediately After Holiday Recess to Preserve Seniors' Access to Care WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reflecting physicians' frustration with a group of senators that blocked action last week on legislation that would stop harsh Medicare physician payment cuts, t...

Nurses Blast SEIU for Deceit in Hiding Violence at Michigan Conference

Orwellian Spin: SEIU Peddling Video That Does Not Show Attack Nurses Will Never Forget SEIU's Violence OAKLAND, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Desperate to hide the truth about a brutal attack on a labor conference in Michigan April 12, Andy Stern's Service Employees Inte...

Full-Service Community Hospitals Blast Misleading Letter to Candidates From Limited-Service Hospitals

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A letter recently sent to presidential candidates about specialty hospitals is "all fiction, no facts," according to groups representing full-service community hospitals. Those groups, the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) and the American Hospital Association...

Cabot Creamery Cooperative's 'Vermont to Vegas' Online Health and Fitness Challenge is a Virtual Blast

Cabot Launches Interactive Website For Physically Able 50+ Adults To Promote Better Health, Exercise And A More Active Lifestyle CABOT, Vt., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are age 50+, you are eligible to take an amazing virtual journey of health and fitness that begins in the great state of ...

CIGNA HealthCare Teams With HopeLab to Help Blast Teen Cancer

CIGNA HealthCare is teaming up with the non-profit organization HopeLab to deliver innovative interventions that improve the health and quality of life of young people with chronic illnesses . Their first joint initiative is to help address the needs of teens and young adults with cancer by offerin...

Need for Psychotherapy for Delhi Blast Victims

Victrims of Delhi blasts may have to go for psychological treatment in order to get rid of the impact the incident has created as many of them find difficult to erase it mentally.// Psychiatrist warn that the people who witnessed the blasts - which left around 60 dead and 210 injured - may nee...

Consumer Reports Swine Flu Survival Kit Prepares Consumers for Potentially Tough Flu Season This Fall

...ommendation: Choose remedies by active ingredients, not the brand. "Shotgun" remedies. Many products are loaded with multiple ingredients to blast several symptoms at once. That's a misfire, since some added ingredients can increase risks, and any ingredient that treats a symptom you don't have i...

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BLAST in Medical Technology

Video: Data on More Than 15 Novartis Oncology Compounds at ASCO Highlight Progress Toward Targeted Therapies for Diverse Tumor Types

...should not be taken to make up for any missed dose. * Numbers indicate the range of percentages in 4 studies among adult patients with Ph+ CML in blast crisis, accelerated phase, and chronic phase. (+) For more detailed study information, please see full Prescribing Information. Disclaimer ...

For Iraq Veterans, Headaches Continue After Traumatic Brain Injury

...Newswire-USNewswire/ -- Many soldiers who experienced mild head trauma or a blast exposure while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan are returning to the United S...aq or Afghanistan in 2008. All had experienced a concussion, head injury or blast exposure while deployed. Nearly 98 percent of the soldiers reported h...

Video: Tasigna(R) Demonstrates Rapid Response as Initial Therapy in Life-Threatening Form of Leukemia

... limited to 5 years. Gleevec is also indicated for patients with Ph+ CML in blast crisis (BC), accelerated phase (AP), or in the chronic phase (CP) after fai...n 4 studies among adult patients, with newly diagnosed Ph+ CML, patients in blast crisis, accelerated phase, and in the chronic phase after failure of interf...

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentation of Voreloxin Clinical Data in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology

...percent. An additional 5 patients had bone marrow blast reductions to less than 5 percent. The median dur...overy. Three additional patients with bone marrow blast reductions are undergoing second induction cycles ...ized by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blast cells in the bone marrow. The Leukemia and Lympho...

Phase III Trial Results Show Elitek(R) (rasburicase) Significantly Reduced Plasma Uric Acid Levels versus Allopurinol in Adults with Hematologic Cancers at Risk for Tumor Lysis Syndrome

...ymphoma/leukemia as defined by the Revised European-American Lymphoma (REAL) criteria, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in blast crisis, or high grade myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with >10% bone marrow involvement. Potential risk for TLS was defined as diagnosis of aggressi...

More Than 200 Abstracts at ASH and SABCS Reveal Potential Compelling Patient Benefits From Novartis Oncology Current and Pipeline Therapies

... limited to 5 years. Gleevec is also indicated for patients with Ph+ CML in blast crisis (BC), accelerated phase (AP), or in the chronic phase (CP) after fai...n 4 studies among adult patients, with newly diagnosed Ph+ CML, patients in blast crisis, accelerated phase and in the chronic phase after failure of interfe...

Sunesis Announces New Data on Voreloxin for Acute Myeloid Leukemia To Be Presented at ASH

... About Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML is a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blast cells in the bone marrow. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society estimates that over 13,000 new cases of AML were diagnosed and approximately 9,000 deaths...

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Presents Clinical Trial Data of Voreloxin in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Ovarian Cancer at the Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium

...r types. About Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML is a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blast cells in the bone marrow. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society estimates that over 13,000 new cases of AML were diagnosed and approximately 9,000 deaths ...

Early Data Show Potential for Imatinib Mesylate Tablets to Treat Life-Threatening Form of Pulmonary Artery Disease

...ated for the treatment of patients with Ph+ CML in blast crisis (BC), accelerated phase (AP), or in chronic... in 4 studies among adult patients with Ph+ CML in blast crisis, accelerated phase, and chronic phase. Fo... in 4 studies among adult patients with Ph+ CML in blast crisis, accelerated phase, and chronic phase. (+...

Eisai Provides Preliminary Efficacy Update On EORTC Phase III Trial of Dacogen(R) Versus Supportive Care in Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndromes

... previous therapy with growth factors, immunosuppressive agents or hydroxyurea. In order to participate in the study, patients had to have bone marrow blast counts between 11 and 30 percent. Patients with blast counts below 10 percent were required to have had poor-risk cytogenetics in order to be eligible...

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BLAST in Biological News

Bikini corals recover from atomic blast

Half a century after the last earth-shattering atomic blast shook the Pacific atoll of Bikini, the corals are flourishing again. Some coral species, however, appear to be locally extinct. These are the findings of a remarkable investigation by an international team of scientists from Australia,...

Purdue researchers find key to rice blast fungus

Efforts to halt a fungus that deprives about 60 million people a year of food have led Purdue University scientists to discover the molecular machinery that enables the pathogen to blast its way into rice plants. The fungus, Magnaporthe grisea, which is known as rice blast fungus, is the most de...

Demonstration Features Commercial Technology for Combating Terrorism

...year, FPED VII will cover 20 equipment categories, including: automated entry control systems and equipment; armored and utility vehicles; biometrics; blast protection/mitigation systems; cargo inspection devices; chemical and biological detection, mitigation and protection equipment; communications equipm...

Demonstration Features Commercial Technology for Combating Terrorism

...year, FPED VII will cover 20 equipment categories, including: automated entry control systems and equipment; armored and utility vehicles; biometrics; blast protection/mitigation systems; cargo inspection devices; chemical and biological detection, mitigation and protection equipment; communications equipm...

Locking parasites in host cell could be new way to fight malaria

..., a calcium regulated protease, left parasites trapped inside the host cell. By adding calpain-1 back into the cell, parasites were able to once again blast free. Curious to know if the distantly related parasite T. gondii might use the same process, Greenbaum worked with Roos, who has pioneered the us...

Demonstration Targets Terrorism

... The demonstration covers 20 equipment categories, including: automated entry control systems and equipment; armored and utility vehicles; biometrics; blast protection/mitigation systems; cargo inspection devices; chemical and biological detection, mitigation and protection equipment; communications equipm...

Relationships in rank and file

...e best and most frequently used algorithms such as blast (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) have to make u...possible at all. After all, the researchers expect blast to compare a given sequence the letter code descr...ase in just a few minutes. Search engines like blast evaluate the similarity between a pair of sequence...

Special issue of BMC Microbiology spotlights standardized language for describing microbes

...e annotations are made and showcases a whole- genome annotation of the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae using the Gene Ontology terms. blast disease is one of the most destructive diseases of rice crop known worldwid...

Rot's unique wood degrading machinery to be harnessed for better biofuels production

...ventional enzymatic machinery for attacking plant material. Instead, the evidence suggests that it utilizes an arsenal of small oxidizing agents that blast through plant cell walls to depolymerize the cellulose. This biological process opens a door to more effective, less-energy intensive and more enviro...

Researchers to use K-State's BSL-3 Lab for $1 million study of fungus threatening wheat crops

... leading a group of researchers to study the wheat blast fungus, a pathogen that has become a serious threa...we want to be prepared," Valent said. The wheat blast fungus is a close relative of a devastating fungus...ome to find genome fragments specific to the wheat blast pathogen. Valent said this would help in the creat...
BLAST in Biological Technology

Cascades Technologies, Inc. Chosen to Deliver IT Support on a DoD Blast Injury Research Program

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cascades Technologies, Inc. (CTi), a federal government professional consulting firm, announced that it was chosen to provide a variety of web-based services in support of DoD's Blast Injury Research Program. Working closely with prime contractor S...

New Online Tutorials for Sequence Similarity Search Tools BLAST and FASTA

Comprehensive tutorials on sequence similarity search tools BLAST and FASTA enable researchers to quickly and effectively use these invaluable resources. Seattle (PRWEB) July 17, 2008 -- OpenHelix today announced the availability of new tutorial suites on two highly u...

Sunesis Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2009

... About Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML is a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blast cells in the bone marrow. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society estimates that over 13,000 new cases of AML were diagnosed and approximately 9,000 deaths ...

Laser technology creates new forms of metal and enhances aircraft performance

...n ultra-brief, ultra-intense beam of light called a femtosecond laser pulse. The laser burst lasts only a few quadrillionths of a second. That intense blast forces the surface of the metal to form nano-structures and micro-structures that dramatically alter how efficiently light can radiate from the filame...

New drugs faster from natural compounds: A UC San Diego breakthrough

...identified this fact. These algorithms make sense of the flood of tiny peptide fragments that are generated by machines called mass spectrometers that blast nonribosomal peptides apart and determine their sizes. Two complementary processes are used to glean insights from data generated from the mass spe...

Regular light bulbs made super-efficient with ultra-fast laser

.... During its brief burst, Guo's laser unleashes as much power as the entire grid of North America onto a spot the size of a needle point. That intense blast forces the surface of the metal to form nanostructures and microstructures that dramatically alter how efficiently can radiate from the filament. In...

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial Results

...r. About Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML is a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blast cells in the bone marrow. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society estimates that over 13,000 new cases of AML were diagnosed and approximately 9,000 deaths ...

Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. Adds Oxycyte TBI Clinical Trial Sites in Israel

...o participate in this study, especially as it relates to TBI as a result of blast injury," said Chris J. Stern, company chairman and CEO. "Unfortunately, they have had to deal with blast victims for some time, both military and civilian. They see this as somethi...

HiveMind Marketing to Enhance Search Results for Chemistry Solutions Leader ChemBridge

...m requires a dramatically different skill set. Marketing to the "hivemind" isn't something that can be done from the outside. You can't blast them with ads, spam them with emails, fill their mailboxes with junkmail, or interrupt their TV programs with commercials. It simply doesn't work.&nbs...

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Provides Year-End Clinical Update on Voreloxin

... About Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML is a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blast cells in the bone marrow. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society estimates that over 13,000 new cases of AML were diagnosed and approximately 9,000 deaths...
BLAST in Biological Definition

BLAST

For other uses, see BLAST (disambiguation) . In bioinformatics , B asic L ocal A lignment S earch T ool, or BLAST , is an algorithm for comparing biological sequences , such as the amino-acid sequences of different proteins or the DNA sequences . Given a library or database...

Bioinformatics

...redict the fate of cell clusters during morphogenesis . Software tools The computational biology tool best-known among biologists is probably blast , an algorithm for searching large sequence (protein, DNA) databases. NCBI provides a popular implementation that searches their massive sequence da...

Bioinformatics

...redict the fate of cell clusters during morphogenesis . Software tools The computational biology tool best-known among biologists is probably blast , an algorithm for searching large sequence (protein, DNA) databases. NCBI provides a popular implementation that searches their massive sequence da...
BLAST in Biological Dictionary

X chromosome

... . ... Variants in gene on X chromosome associated with increased susceptibility to Alzheimer's ... Chromosome X . Overview. Mapping Data. blast Search. Team. Website ... The human X chromosome has a unique biology that was shaped ... X Chromosome ... One X chromosome gives p...

Sequence similarity

...rate evolutionary trees. ... 63% of the families shared significant sequence similarity . ... Sequence similarity search page at EBI. NCBI: blast notebook. BLITZ ULTRA Fast Search at EMBL ... PimaII find sequence similarity using dynamic programming ... Sequence Similarity - Conclusio...

Sequence

...ity,ESL,concurrent physical optimization of leakage power,MTCMOS power gating & multi-Vt,active power, ... Query sequence (s) to be used for a blast search should be pasted in the 'Search' text area. ... These NCBI sequence identifiers have a very specific syntax as ... Navigation through seq...

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

...yces Cerevisiae at NexTag.com. Shop for Bargain Sporting Goods, Toys, Collectibles, Car Parts, Food, and the Good Things in Life. Retrieve Align blast Clear. Species Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Baker's yeast) ... Saccaromyces cerevisiae " Saccharomyces capensis " Saccharomyces italicus " ... ...

Prophage

...Shiga toxin ... Prophage Finder initially uses BLASTX to compare input DNA sequences to a ... This Perl program predicts prophage by clustering blast hits based on the number ... prophage ... Prophage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... prophage definition ... Britannica online encycl...

Intein

...toms, causes, diseases, symptoms, treatments, and other medical and health issues. ... Intein : The internal fragments of ... An intein -specific blast server is now available to assist in identifying new inteins. ... first crystal structure of an intein precursor shed light onto the ... We recen...

Heterogeneous nuclear RNA

...ein. ... Kinetics of hybridization to human DNA of heterogeneous nuclear RNA isolated from normal human lymphoblasts and acute leukemia blast cells. - G Torelli, F Narni, G ... ...

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