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Obama Judicial Nominee Opposed By Coalition of Disability Rights Organizations

Judge Andre Davis' Record Reveals Bias Against Workers with Disabilities WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national nonpartisan coalition of disability, civil rights and social justice organizations today announced their opposition to the confirmation of Judge Andre Davis, Pre...

Cancer-Causing Toxins Detected in Fluoride Chemicals, Says NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation

NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Traces of arsenic, copper, lead and other impurities were found in samples of chemicals used to fluoridate public water supplies between the years 2000 and 2006, reports the Centers for Disease Control.(1) Controversial fluoridation schemes...

New study suggests Rx estrogen delivery through the skin may show safety benefits as opposed to oral delivery

NEW YORK, NY (March 25, 2009) Transdermal delivery of estrogen therapy available by prescription "seems not to alter" the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clotting, in postmenopausal patients when compared to oral delivery, a new study suggests. The study was conducted by researche...

The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veteran...

Home Oxygen Care Leaders Say President's Budget Will Lead to Significant Patient Service Disruptions, Call for Thoughtful Reforms as Opposed to Repeated Cuts

$3 Billion of Additional Medicare Cuts to Home Oxygen Benefit Proposed; $1.5 Billion in Medicare Cuts Already Scheduled to Take Affect in Less than One Year WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) -- a coalition of the nation's 11 leadi...

Outsourcing of UK Hospital Records to India Opposed

Visions of deaths caused by possible mistakes made by medical secretaries in India have been raised to prevent transcription work in British hospitals// from being outsourced to India and the Philippines. Several hospital trusts of the National Health Service (NHS) have outsourced medical tra...
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New Study Suggests Rx Estrogen Delivery Through the Skin May Show Safety Benefits as Opposed to Oral Delivery

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Transdermal delivery of estrogen therapy available by prescription "seems not to alter" the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clotting, in postmenopausal patients when compared to oral delivery, a new study suggests. The study was conducted by res...

TWO NEW KLRI PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS: Hormone Therapy May Reduce Atherosclerosis in Women Close to Menopause; Growth Hormone May Increase Risk of Diabetes, Improve Lipid Profile in Men

...t Association and other groups began menopausal HT use much later than in usual clinical practice--beginning trials on women of a median age of 63, as opposed to 51 (the average age of menopause in the United States). Younger women saw benefits from menopausal HT; older women saw the opposite. KLRI re...

School of Dentistry Studies Link Between Oral Health and Memory

... may not be flossing or brushing properly as we have instructed they should. But this research indicates that the problem may be due to memory loss as opposed to noncompliance." This news release was issued on behalf of Newswise(TM). For more information, visit http://www.newswise.com . ...

Senesco Announces H1N1 Influenza Survival Test Results in Mice

...held's lab at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Mice treated with an siRNA against Senesco's Factor 5A gene had a 52% survival rate as opposed to a 14% survival rate for mice that received no treatment or a control siRNA. A total of 73 mice were infected with a lethal dose of nasally adm...

RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment Delayed the Time to Relapse in Patients with Bipolar I Disorder

...ay increase mortality. The extent to which the findings of increased mortality in observational studies may be attributed to the antipsychotic drug as opposed to some characteristic(s) of the patients is not clear. RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (risperidone) is not approved for the treatment of patients with dement...

Another Study Links Fluoride to Bone Cancer

...topping fluoridation is a no-brainer. It would save money, preserve health and teeth," says attorney Paul Beeber, President, New York State Coalition opposed to Fluoridation. In 2005, 11 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employee unions, representing over 7000 environmental and public health profe...
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Growth Hormone Binding Protein ELISA Test

Description:...hibits GH action by competing with the GH receptor for ligand and by generating unproductive heterodimers with the GH receptor at the cell surface, as opposed to the GH receptor homodimers required for signaling. The GHBP also prolongs the half-life of GH in the circulation by complexing GH and delaying its...
Company:Diagnostic Systems Laboratories, Inc.

Integra SP II Anesthesia Machine

Description:...absorber and ventilator bellows assembly is utilized in both the Integra I and II. Only two preventive maintenances are required each year, as opposed to the standard four per year of other models. The Integra II SP carries a 2-year Manufacturer Warranty and optional Service Training Program....
Company:DRE Inc.

Contact Wide Field Panoramic Viewing

Description:... As opposed to the BIOM, the CWF and autoclaveable ADP contact lenses make contact with the eye and require a contact medium such as methyl cellulose. For t...
Company:Oculus, Inc.

Dual Pressure Sensor Intravascular Mikro-Tip Pressure Catheters with Lumen; SPC-760

Description:...ow-speed injection, slow-speed injection/guide wire, or high-speed injection/guide wire. The model SPC-784A for high-speed injection has two laterally opposed lumen side openings and an open-end pigtail extension for use with a guide wire....
Company:Millar Instruments

Dual Pressure Sensor Intravascular Mikro-Tip Pressure Catheters with Lumen; SPC-784A

Description:...ow-speed injection, slow-speed injection/guide wire, or high-speed injection/guide wire. The model SPC-784A for high-speed injection has two laterally opposed lumen side openings and an open-end pigtail extension for use with a guide wire....
Company:Millar Instruments

Dual Pressure Sensor Intravascular Mikro-Tip Pressure Catheters with Lumen; SPC-780C

Description:...ow-speed injection, slow-speed injection/guide wire, or high-speed injection/guide wire. The model SPC-784A for high-speed injection has two laterally opposed lumen side openings and an open-end pigtail extension for use with a guide wire....
Company:Millar Instruments
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Allopathic medicine

...icine as the treatment of disease using conventional medical therapies, as opposed the use of alternative medical or non-conventional therapies. [1] [2] ...dited by the American Medical Association (which bestow M.D. degrees), as opposed to "osteopathic" for those accredited by the American Osteopathic Associat...

Breath-holding spells

...erebral injury. With the second type, known as "Pallid" breath-holding spells, the most common stimulus is a painful event. The child turns pale (as opposed to blue) and loses consciousness with little if any crying. The EEG is also normal, and again there is no post ictal phase, nor incontinence . The ch...

Muscle atrophy

...ach E3 ubiquitin ligase binds to a particular set of substrates, causing their ubiquitination. Potential treatment Muscle atrophy can be opposed by the signaling pathways which induce muscle hypertrophy, or an increase in muscle size. Therefore one way in which exercise induces an increase in...

Nuclear medicine

...r medicine differ from most other imaging modalities in that the tests primarily show the physiological function of the system being investigated as opposed to the anatomy . In some centres, the nuclear medicine images can be superimposed on images from modalities such as CT or MRI to highlight which ...
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Systemic

... Systemic herbicides are translocated throughout weed plants, including ... Systemic circulation (as opposed to pulmonary circulation) ... Systemic bias is the inherent tendency of a process to favor particular outcomes. The term is a neologism that g...

Subcutaneous

... Subcutaneous fat is found just beneath the skin as opposed to visceral fat which is found in the peritoneal cavity. Subcutaneous fat can be measured using body fat calipers giving a rough estimate of tot...

Pulmonary Diseases

...rgery & Procedures ... pulmonary fibrosis, a respiratory disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers ... ... are lacking for RB-ILD (as opposed to other smoking-related pulmonary diseases ) ... Progression of the disease to advanced pulmonary fibrosis and death are ... Detailed in...

Myopathy

...in muscular weakness. " Myopathy " simply means muscle disease . This meaning implies that the primary defect is within the muscle, as opposed to the nerves or elsewhere . Muscle cramps, stiffness, and spasm can also be associated... Myopathy information sheet compiled by the National...

Heart block

... A heart block is a disease in the electrical system of the heart . This is opposed to coronary artery disease, which is disease of the blood vessels of the heart . While coronary artery disease can cause angina (chest pa...

Diastole

...iastole is the period of time when the heart fills with blood after systole (contraction). Ballistics accurately describes Diastole as recoil opposed to coil or Systole. Ventricular diastole is the period during which the... Today, a much expanded Diastole is available for a wide variety of ...
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Researchers observe single protein dimers wavering between two symmetrically opposed structures

LA JOLLA, CA, June 19, 2009Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute, the University of California, San Diego, and Ohio State University have used a very sensitive fluorescence technique to find that a bacterial protein thought to exist in one "natural" three-dimensional structure (shape), can...

Army study improves ability to predict drinking water needs

... be used in temperatures of 70-125 F, the same temperature range as the old equation, but now can predict sweat loss for up to eight hours of work, as opposed to two hours for the old formula. Available to public? As it stands, the equation would be difficult for members of the public to use. It cont...

Scientists track chemical changes in cells as they endure extreme conditions

...arious stages in a population of cells. This is not the same as studying the same cell over time, however. "We are studying the same individuals as opposed to studying the population. We want to watch the same cells over time and not rely on the assumption that all cells within a population behave the sam...

Will IVF work for a particular patient? The answer may be found in her blood

... influenced by the constantly changing expression of human genes." Previous studies in the field of gene-expression have focused on single genes as opposed to genome-wide screening of all the human genes with high density DNA microarrays, as used by Dr. Allen and her team. The advent of tools like microar...

Who goes abroad for fertility treatment and why?

... sex couples), and 43.4% of Swedish women were single. The majority of respondents were seeking assisted reproduction treatment (ART) only (73%) as opposed to 22.2% intrauterine insemination (IUI), and 4.9% both ART and IUI. These figures also varied between one country and other; there was a majority of...

Study on keeping nuclear bombs from US ports shows misplaced fear over cargo scanning cost

...econdary inspection. This was, in part, due to the cost of inspection being defrayed over only U.S.-bound container traffic under the CSI protocol, as opposed to spreading them over the entire volume of container traffic at a terminal (for the initial primary scan) under the SFI-variant. Implementing their...
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Breaking barriers with nanoscale lasers

...ired by the diffraction limit," Ning explains. "Eventually, we were able to make a laser as thin as about one quarter of the wavelength or smaller, as opposed to one half." Ning and Hill have achieved something like that by using a "metal-semiconductor-metal sandwich structure," in which the semiconductor...

Miami Beach Real Estate Attorney Opens Miami Real Estate Brokerage for International Luxury Miami Beach Condo Buyers From Distressed Sellers

...ional buyers have always been interested in Miami Beach, Florida, but until now, property prices have been too high to make it a quality investment as opposed to just visiting and staying at a five-star hotel. When asked why they are purchasing now, international clients often cite the many months of negati...

Study on keeping nuclear bombs from US ports shows misplaced fear over cargo scanning cost

...econdary inspection. This was, in part, due to the cost of inspection being defrayed over only U.S.-bound container traffic under the CSI protocol, as opposed to spreading them over the entire volume of container traffic at a terminal (for the initial primary scan) under the SFI-variant. Implementing their...

ForteBio Launches Two Revolutionary High-Throughput, Label-Free Instruments: The Octet(R) RED384 and the Octet QK384

...teBio's vice president of marketing. "For example, using our new instrumentation, IgG titer determination can be completed in less than 20 minutes, as opposed to four to five hours using traditional ELISA methods. This fast time-to-result is important for bioprocess and cell line development researchers beca...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Presents Additional NB-302 Contrave(R) Data at American Diabetes Association (ADA) 69th Scientific Sessions

...usea was 4.6%. This rate is lower than what was seen in the Phase 2 trial (NB-201), which utilized the immediate release formulation of naltrexone as opposed to the proprietary SR formulation used in this trial. The most frequently observed treatment-emergent adverse events for patients on study drug were ...

MIT reels in RNA surprise with microbial ocean catch

...s was very exciting to us because this metatranscriptomic approach using a data set of sequences of transcripts from a natural microbial community as opposed to a single cultured microbial strain opens up a new window of discovering naturally occurring sRNAs, which may further provide ecologically relevant...
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Affinity chromatography

...r run through the column and the elution buffer subsequently applied to the column and collected. These steps are usually done at ambient pressure (as opposed to HPLC or FPLC ) Alternatively binding may be achieved using a batch treatment, by adding the initial mixture to the solid phase in a vessel,...

Allele

...and "BB" would result in a blood type of "AB". A wild type allele is an allele which is considered to be "normal" for the organism in question, as opposed to a mutant allele which is usually a relatively new modification. ...

Anaerobic

... Anaerobic is a technical word which literally means without air , as opposed to aerobic . The presence or absence of air, or more precisely the presence or absence of oxygen in the air, affects various chemical and biologica...

B cell

... B cells are lymphocytes that play a large role in the humoral immune response (as opposed to the cell-mediated immune response ). The abbreviation "B" stands for the bursa of Fabricius which is an organ unique to birds, where B cells ma...

Charles Darwin

...nism" and what we would now call "Social Darwinism." While Darwin was "progressive" in certain ways—he was a staunch abolitionist who vigorously opposed slavery, and he was a monogenist in terms of his views on race, feeling that all men were of the same species regardless of their race (which at the t...

Collagen

... otherwise sterically disallowed, tight coiling of each of the alpha chain subunits of tropocollagen, where there is a rise per turn of just 0.3 nm as opposed to the .36 nm of a regular Alpha helical coil. Hydroxylysine and hydroxyproline play important roles in the stabilisation of the tropocollagen globula...
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Venules

...monary circulation ... High endothelial venules (HEV) are specialized post-capillary venous swellings characterized by simple cuboidal cells as opposed to simple Squamous cells found in regular venules . HEVs enable lymphocytes circulating in the blood to directly enter a lymph node . The bl...

Somatic cells

... Somatic cells are any cells forming the body of an organism, as opposed to germline cells . In mammals, germline cells are the spermatozoa and ova which fuse during fertilization to produce a cell called a zygot...

Somatic cell

... Somatic cells are any cells forming the body of an organism, as opposed to germline cells. In mammals, germline cells are the spermatozoa and ova which fuse during fertilization to produce a cell called a zygote,...

Somatic

...netically identical in principle, they evolve a variety of tissue-specific... Somatic cells are any cells forming the body of an organism, as opposed to germline cells. In mammals, germline cells are the spermatozoa and ova which fuse during fertilization to produce a cell called a zygote,...

Resting potential

... Relatively static membrane potential of quiescent cells is called resting membrane potential , as opposed to the specific dynamic electrochemical phenomenona called action potential and graded membrane potential . Membrane potential is the voltag...

Representativeness

...le of thumb wherein people judge the probability or frequency of a hypothesis by considering how much the hypothesis resembles available data as opposed to using a Bayesian calculation. While often very useful in everyday life, it... Definition of representative from the Merriam-Webster Online Dicti...
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