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Joint Center for Molecular Modeling Instituted by Burnham Institute for Medical Research & UC San Diego

A group of researchers led by Dr. Adam Godzik at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research is creating tools to speed up the understanding of information gathered// from the human genome project. Rich with $2.1 million funding available to them over a three year period, this consortium, under the ...

Aetna 28 Percent Profit Drop Signals Storm Clouds for Healthcare

...nd Ermer identified: 1) forward buying of healthcare services in anticipation of job loss, 2) increasing use of COBRA, because of a government subsidy instituted by President Obama in the beginning of 2009, 3) the financial pressure being place on healthcare providers, 4) expanded dependent eligibility and 5) t...

Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances

...e Appropriate Antibiotic was at 99%. The Core Measures team developed and instituted a PAT/Pre-Op checklist for improved interdepartmental quality and efficienc...about $25,000 per month in lost revenue. A new scheduling policy was instituted that allowed physicians to schedule smaller blocks, increasing the availabi...

Camp High Harbour Response to Flu Outbreak Includes SpectraSan 24 Disinfectant

...y, the camp opened its doors to the new, weekly session of campers. The SpectraSan 24 daily disinfectant became one major component of several changes instituted at the camp to help keep the number of sick campers to a minimum. The four-fold response included environmental cleaning, respiratory and hand hygiene...

DUI Deaths Down 9 Percent in California

...gear, and must be extremely mindful of safety and avoiding dangerous situations." To help counter the trend in motorcycle deaths, the CHP has instituted a new campaign to convince riders to take training classes through the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. The campaign also encourages car and t...

Schwarzenegger Administration Sued for Allowing Health Insurance Companies to Deny Autism Care

...der Blue Cross to provide ABA treatment for Aidan. The suit also alleges that the DMHC and its Director Cindy Ehnes: Illegally instituted a policy of denying ABA treatment on the ground that providers were inadequately licensed, despite the fact that the law clearly requires health insur...

PHT Names VP to Lead Sales of A-Claim Payment Solution for Doctors, Hospitals

...ly, he was executive vice president at Sterling Payment Technologies in Tampa, Fla., and a member of Sterling's board of directors. At Sterling, Riley instituted an in-house merchant settlement processing system for Visa and MasterCard, as well as a direct processing relationship for Discover cards. Prior ...

National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for June, 2009

...who must draw upon military and civilian supports and services through a variety of federal, state, and local agencies. The U.S. Marine Corps recently instituted programmatic changes and increased funding for its Exceptional Family Members program, and is seeking advice on improving access to health care, speci...

Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Provides Fiscal 2010 Guidance

...ed 15% to $1.8 million, generating strong brand awareness and creating further demand for our flagship and other proprietary products. In addition, we instituted a cash dividend which enables our shareholders to participate in our profitability each quarter and is something we hope to increase in the future as ...

Clearly Contacts Expands Healthy Balance Initiative For Employees

... good, having positive attitudes and working at peak potential throughout the day." In addition to the healthy lunch program, the company has instituted fully funded sports and exercise activities again for all employees, as well as subsidized gym memberships, intramural lunch-time teams, and nutrition...
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International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health Features Discovery of Asbestos-Related Pain Origin from Scientists at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit

... allow functioning, but we are hopeful that with this new imaging technology, more selective pain management approaches with fewer side effects can be instituted resulting in a better quality of life." Finally, the report supports the identification of taconite, which has not yet been categorized as a...

Congressional 'Sting' Operation Uncovered By Coast IRB

...er, ordered the immediate termination of the clinical trial, referred evidence to federal and state authorities for investigation and prosecution, and instituted measures to prevent a recurrence. Coast IRB is one of the largest independently owned IRB's and was founded in 2002. It is located in Colorado ...

Arpida Comments on FDA's Anti-infective Drugs Advisory Committee Outcome

...re-associated pneumonia. Committed to the future development and commercialization of iclaprim, Arpida has anticipated potential scenarios and instituted judicious business plans that allow for continued development of its portfolio of products. Arpida continues to work in close collaboration with regul...

Genzyme Announces Presentation of New Positive Data on Carticel(R)

...rapy to be approved by the FDA. First introduced in March of 1995, Carticel received accelerated approval from the FDA in August of 1997 after the FDA instituted specific cell therapy guidelines. Under accelerated approval, the FDA required Genzyme to conduct confirmatory post-marketing clinical studies. Genzym...

Surgeons Develop Innovative Life-Saving Treatments to Correct Massive Bleeding in Trauma Patients

...geons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center evaluated outcomes after they instituted a transfusion protocol that replaced the blood trauma patients had lost and at the same time instituted coagulation, they found that there were more unexpected survivors and fewer...

New Assays to Detect Disseminated Fungal Infections

... With the advent of medications such as voriconazole, liposomal amphotericin, intravenous itraconazole, and caspofungin, treatment can be effective if instituted early. This has placed renewed emphasis on the need for early diagnosis of disseminated Candida and Aspergillus . Unless a specific nidus of infe...

Tight Glycemic Control in the ICU

...atients result solely from lower blood glucose, or from the broad physiological effects of insulin, or from both, glycemic control protocols are being instituted in hospital ICUs. Concerns that arise during protocol implementation include worry about hypoglycemia, accuracy of glucose meters, and increased nurs...
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Jonathan Berg, M.D., Ph.D. awarded Richard King Trainee Award for Best in Genetics in Medicine

... Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD is the inaugural recipient of the Richard King Trainee Award. This award was instituted last year by the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation (ACMGF) to encourage ABMG trainees in their careers and to foster the publication of ...

The Danisco Award 2008 goes to D.Sc. Barbara Ann Halkier from Faculty of Life Sciences, Copenhagen

...lar, her research has focused on biosynthetic pathways, regulation and transport of glucosinolates in cruciferous plants. The purpose of the Award instituted by the Danisco Foundation is to help improve food products, notably industrially produced foods. Institutions and individuals in Denmark and abroad ar...

Census of Marine Life lists 122,500 known species, over halfway to complete inventory by Oct. 2010

...her's work is spared not even Carl Linnaeus, who in the 1750s overcame an international scientific Tower of Babel when it came to naming species. He instituted the two-word Latin name, starting with the (capitalized) genus, followed by a (lowercase) specific epithet, a system used ever since. Thanks to his m...

Air quality forecasts see future in space

... from computer models to continuously improve a forecast's accuracy. NASA satellites are helping researchers evaluate the Clean Air Interstate Rule instituted in 2005 by the EPA. The rule calls for eastern U.S. power plants to cut sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions by 73 and 60 percent, respectively...

The American Society of Plant Biologists announces 2007 awards

...eaching Award recipient. Martin Gibbs Medal The Martin Gibbs Medal was instituted by the Society's executive committee in 1993 to honor Martin Gibbs, editor ...plant molecular biology. Early Career Award The Early Career Award was instituted by the Society's executive committee in 2005 to recognize outstanding resea...

HIV/AIDS linked to extensively drug resistant TB

...ail, Friedland said, with operational research focused on quickly determining what kind of infection control practices can practically and feasibly be instituted to reduce the transmission of this lethal form of tuberculosis to others. Friedland said there is a desperate need for new diagnostic tests and t...

Predicting successful outcomes in living-donor liver transplants

...mediately following liver transplants should have a large impact on further improving LDLT outcomes, since appropriate clinical management can then be instituted if necessary. In another study in the same issue, researchers led by Christoph Jochum, M.D. of the University Duisberg-Essen in Essen, Germany inve...

First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched

...CJD emerged, the UK has taken steps to reduce the risk of food-borne infections from consumption of contaminated bovine products. In 1999, the UK also instituted universal leukocyte reduction of blood to prevent the transmission of cell-associated vCJD prions. The UK also defers donors who have previously recei...

The secret lives of whales

...erious problems. The whole world is being feminized,?says Payne. Payne’s greatest hope is that in the next decade, the world will have taken heed, and instituted steps to reduce the entry of contaminants to the oceans. ...
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Corgenix Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results

...uld significantly improve the bottom line." William Critchfield, Senior Vice President and CFO of Corgenix, added "Over the past quarter, we have instituted a vendor/service provider cost reduction initiative which we believe will cut well over $500,000 annually in our cost of sales and operating expenses,...

SAFC Biosciences(TM) Completes Conversion of Lenexa Media Milling Facility to Animal Component Free

... components used in ACF areas; ACF status and manufacturing information collected on all raw materials; Contamination remediation plan instituted for any system breech, including provisions for equipment decontamination, cleaning procedures, personnel and process flows, timelines and business co...

Heart Disease: An Epidemic For Firefighters

...them at an increased risk for cardiac disease." In response to the growing awareness to issues of diet and exercise, Gwinnett Fire Department has instituted exercise programs within local firehouses and the county now re-reimburses for fitness club memberships. The department also educates firefighters on...

Gundersen Lutheran Health System is Recognized for Safe Lifting Leadership

...h 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The pro bono healthcare injury prevention website Safe Lifting Portal ( www.SafeLiftingPortal.com ), has announced that its newly instituted Safe Lifting Leadership Award has been presented to Gundersen Lutheran Health System of La Crosse, Wisconsin. The award was given in recognition of Gu...

Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Reports Record Revenue, Significantly Reduced Operating Loss for the Fourth Quarter of 2008

...ing loss was primarily related to the Company's restructuring program announced on December 1, 2008, the cost containment initiatives that the Company instituted during the second and third quarters of 2008, and the record revenues of the 2008 fourth quarter. The Company currently expects its operating loss to...

Varian, Inc. Announces Cost Reduction Plan

...our annual operating expenses of between $20 million and $24 million once fully implemented. In addition to these restructuring actions, we have also instituted a salary freeze and restrictions on hiring and discretionary spending," said Rogerson. "Looking forward, these actions, combined with the positive im...

Nikon Instruments Perfect Focus System Wins Second Place in The Scientist's Top Innovations of 2008 Award

... Promotion Organization. This prestigious award program has its origins in the "Good Design Selection System" (generally known as the "G-Mark System") instituted by the Japan Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1957. About Nikon Instruments Inc. Nikon Instruments, Inc. is a world l...

The MathWorks Sponsors iGEM Competition for Synthetic Biology at MIT : MATLAB and SimBiology Help Accelerate Design of Synthetic Biological Systems

...cientific and engineering capabilities." As an incentive for students to master the modeling segment of the competition, The MathWorks instituted in 2008 an award for the team that most effectively uses modeling within its project. Also new this year is a special track for software tools that re...

Lilly Announces Launch of Color Differentiation System for Humalog(R) and Humulin(R) U-100 Insulin Products in the United States

...ion system - also used for Humalog and Humulin formulations marketed in Europe - follows the introduction of bar coding of packaging and insulin vials instituted in the U.S. by Lilly in 2004. Combined, these safety measures offer patients, physicians, pharmacists and other health care professionals a multi-tier...

Protein Sciences Responds to Emergent BioSolutions Lawsuit

... and seeking additional federal and third party funding. MERIDAN, Conn., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. (NYSE: EBS ) has instituted a lawsuit related to its funding of Protein Sciences Corporation (PSC) and EBS's proposed transaction to acquire PSC's business. This lawsuit is nothi...
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