GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer Announce Innovative Agreement to Create a New World-Leading, Specialist HIV Company
...rship dedicated to HIV treatment
The management of the new company will bring a new focus to the global HIV therapy area and will be able to rapidly prioritise
and access internal and external investment opportunities.
Dominique Limet has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer Designate of the new compa...
Ongoing worldwide shortage of medical isotopes could threaten patient care, says expert
"In the UK, the supply of Mo-99 to some hospital departments was down to 30 per cent of normal levels. As a result departments have had to prioritise
to make the most effective and efficient use of supplies and ensure that tests were provided for those patients most in need.
"However, with pressu...
How much is the world spending on neglected disease research and development?
...presence of advocacy and fundraising groups; by funder perceptions or preferences; or by the presence of policy frameworks and funding mechanisms that prioritise
The researchers also note that some of the world's wealthiest countries are "missing in action" from the top 10, top 20, or eve...
Prevalence of dementia in the developing world underestimated
...iseases. These data, in conjunction with the prevalence estimates now published, will enable policymakers in low-income and middle-income countries to prioritise
more effectively, as they begin to invest more heavily in the prevention and control of chronic non-communicable diseases.
The research has been we...
Novel organic metal hybrids that will revolutionize materials science and chemical engineering
...SF workshop convenor Grard Frey. The domain is currently exploding, and there are so many potential applications that it is difficult to decide how to prioritise
them. The only limit is our imagination, said Frey.
There is no doubt though that the first big application of MOFs - storage of gases - will be hig...
Forcible Detention and Isolation Needed for XDR-TB Patients, warn Experts
...h crises, the interests of public health must prevail over the rights of the individual."
The World Health Organization has called for the world to prioritise
XDR-TB on par with bird flu and recommended governments in impoverished sub-Saharan Africa to develop one strategy to deal with the twin challenges of...
200 Cattle Dead in Zimbabwe Due to Anthrax
... the province; this is the only way that efforts to contain the spread, will see the light of day.
'We want to continue urging the government to prioritise
the procurement of vaccines so that we can contain the anthrax outbreak. We are deeply worried by the continued death of cattle from the disease and m...
Declining Incidence of stroke in Australia
...etes, high blood pressure, smoking, diet and exercise.
"Stroke has been an increasing health problem for Australians, which highlights the need to prioritise
preventative strategies. These results are testament to the advances in approaches to prevention and management of stroke, including a more consistent...
GP's discontented with 48-hour target
...doctors on their part feel that these targets have reduced their ability to prioritise
the patient according to the clinical needs.
It was explained that un...roblems with the 48-hour access target because it does not allow doctors to prioritise
their patients on the basis of need, particularly at busy times. "If you ha...
Health Minister Praises Efforts By NHS In Reducing Patient Waiting Time
...meet NHS waiting time targets. Medical leaders have warned that the focus on attaining lower waiting times has led to management asking consultants to prioritise
operations on wisdom teeth over treatment for cancer patients. Andy Kerr, has called for an inquiry into the allegations and described any such reques...
Investing wisely to save the Great Barrier Reef
...part of a larger effort by the CSIRO to design and facilitate the application of decision support tools that help Australian governments and companies prioritise
their natural resource management investment choices to obtain the best return for the environment.
What is really happening to the Greenland icecap?
...was defined at a recent workshop organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF).
"The main objectives were to establish current understanding, prioritise
research needs, and develop proposals," said one of the ESF workshop's convenors, Professor Tavi Murray from the Glaciology Group at Swansea Universit...
GBIF sets goal of mobilizing 1 billion records by end of 2008
...lion (1,000,000,000) high quality data records available via its data portal by December 2008.
GBIF calls on holders of such data around the world to prioritise
digitising and sharing their data to deepen and broaden biodiversity data coverage of the whole globe available through the GBIF network.
There is a ...
Are journal rankings distorting science?
...the trend towards using impact factors to guide decisions on research funding. This has been particularly noticeable in the UK, where universities now prioritise
scientific fields that produce research published in the highest impact factor journals, causing substantial damage to the clinical research base.
Lack of basic research putting patients at risk
... form, is properly fit for purpose.
He believes that medical academia must improve its performance or, less preferably, be forced by politicians to prioritise
appropriately. The recent emphasis on the development of clinical research is welcome, he says, but there are potential pitfalls.
Greatest of these...
Health of coral reefs detected from orbit
...des. "However satellite sensors measuring sea surface temperature such as Envisat's Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) can be applied to prioritise
reefs that are subject to sea temperature heating anomalies-thus focusing the MERIS based bleaching detection.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef Mar...
Pieris Raises EUR 25 M (US$ 38 M) in Series B Financing Round
... the Company to progress its proprietary
Anticalin(R) product portfolio and prioritise
clinical development of its
VEGF-modulating cancer product, PRS-050. All ex...eached an exciting stage in its development, having focused
its business to prioritise
product development in areas fundamentally
suited to its proprietary techno...
Spotting the next GM-like controversy before it happens
...utherland of the University of Cambridge: "Horizon scanning is more and more common in government and business, but we should also be using it to help prioritise
scientific research. We hope that horizon scanning will help cut down the number of times that policy dealing with foreseeable issues needs to made in...