Cocaine Use Among U.S. Workers Declines Sharply in 2008, According to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index(TM)
Methamphetamine Use Drops While Amphetamine Use Continues to Rise
Random Drug Testing Programs May Deter Use, Data Show
MADISON, N.J., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cocaine use among U.S. employees and job applicants in the general U.S. workforce declined sharply in 2008, according to the annual...
World-renowned neuroscientist visits UTSA on May 5 to discuss the quest for consciousness
(April 29, 2009) -- Until half a century ago, scientists were pursuing the mystery of life. Then Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA. Today's neuroscientists are engaged in a similar pursuit for knowledge as they work to unravel the material basis of consciousness.
How does the u...
Businessman Exposed Problems With Quest Subsidiary's Blood Test Kits; Led to $302 Million Settlement
NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The impetus for the massive federal investigation that led to today's $302 million settlement by Quest
Diagnostics Inc. was a "qui tam" (whistleblower) lawsuit filed by a California businessman and biochemist, the government revealed today.
The qui tam laws...
Millions Follow Erik Compton's Quest to Win a PGA TOUR Card and Build Awareness for Organ Donation
BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With a story that continues
to captivate millions of Americans and offer hope to thousands of those
awaiting lifesaving transplants, golfer and double heart transplant
recipient Erik Compton will continue to champion the cause of organ
donation as he ...
Sanford-Brown Institute - Iselin Raises $11,000 for Ryan's Quest
First Walkathon to Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Research
Iselin, NJ (PRWEB) August 29, 2008 -- Students, faculty and staff from http://www.sbinj.com [Sanford-Brown Iselin] (SBI), in New Jersey, raised $11,000 for muscular dystrophy research in a first-ever walkathon, la...
Mariner Zac Sunderland Sets Sail on Quest to Become the Youngest to Circumnavigate the Globe Solo
- 16-year-old to promote healthy nutrition in partnership with Produce for
Kids, Shuman Produce and Mastronardi Produce; departs from Marina del Rey, Calif. on Saturday, June 14 -
MARINA DEL REY, Calif., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Zac Sunderland, who at
16 years of age is seek...
The Quest for America's Life in Beautiful Smiles: Captured in Photography
Crest Whitestrips Partners with Nigel Barker to Create Gallery of Beautiful Smiles Curated by Gen Art
NEW YORK, April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Calling all
beautiful, healthy smiles! To celebrate the launch of a new generation of
smile care, Crest Whitestrips Daily ...
Large Disparities in Kidney Testing Based on Disease, Gender and State, Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) Report Finds
MADISON, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diabetes and
hypertension are the two leading risk factors for chronic kidney disease
(CKD), responsible for up to two-thirds of cases. Yet a new study that will
be presented at a National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting next
Use of Methamphetamine Among U.S. Workers and Job Applicants Drops 22 Percent in 2007 and Cocaine Use Slows Dramatically, Reports Quest Diagnostics
MADISON, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The percentage of
positive tests for methamphetamine among U.S. job applicants and workers in
the general U.S. workforce dropped more than 22 percent between 2006 and
2007. These findings, from the Quest
Diagnostics Drug Testing Index(R),
Birla Sun Life Insurance Names Quest Diagnostics its Exclusive Provider of Health Assessment Services in India
MADISON, N.J., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest
Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ), the leading provider of diagnostic testing,
information and services, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary
Quest Diagnostics India Pvt. Ltd. has entered into a long-term agreement to
Quest in Medical Technology
Vermillion Renews Strategic Alliance Agreement With Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vermillion, Inc.
(OTC Bulletin Board: VRML) announced today that it has agreed with Quest
Diagnostics to extend the Strategic Alliance Agreement between the parties
through October, 2009. This extension will enable the companies to continue
Ion Mobility Diagnostic Test from Quest Diagnostics is First to Provide Direct Physical Measurement of Lipoprotein Particles, Cardiovascular Disease Indicators, Study Finds
MADISON, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest
Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ) today announced results of a study that
demonstrates that a novel diagnostic testing technique it has developed is
the first to provide direct, accurate and reproducible physical measurement
of both th...
Colorado Cancer Research Program Will Host Golf Event to 'Drive' the Message that Clinical Trials Play a Vital Role in the Quest to Find a Cure for Cancer
DENVER, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Colorado Cancer
Research Program (CCRP) invites golfers to participate in its second annual
"Drive for a Cure" Golf Tournament on May 19 at the Valley Country Club,
14601 Country Club Drive, Aurora. The private club is one of Denver's
Video: Quest Diagnostics Health Trends(TM) Report Shows Significant Gap in Care for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
MADISON, N.J., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The majority of people
with diabetes and/or high blood pressure -- the two leading causes of
chronic kidney disease (CKD) -- are not receiving recommended tests to
identify this disease early, when medical treatment can slow or halt
Two Point of Care Tests From Quest Diagnostics Receive FDA 510(k) Clearance
First step for performing important diagnostics in physician offices
MADISON, N.J., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest
Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ), the nation's leading provider of diagnostic
testing, information and services, today announced that its HemoCue and
Study Showed Lilly's GEMZAR(R) (gemcitabine HCl for injection) Improved Progression-Free Survival in Cervical Cancer Patients
...re of people living with cancer. Because no two cancer patients are alike, Lilly Oncology is committed to developing novel treatment approaches. Our quest
is to develop a broad portfolio of tailored therapies that accelerate the pace and progress of cancer care. To learn more about Lilly's commitment to...
Stand Up To Cancer Awards $73.6 Million for Novel, Groundbreaking Cancer Research
...Fund Early Career Scientists
The SU2C Innovative Research Grants are an effort to support the next generation of extraordinary leaders in their quest
to conquer cancer. These grants will provide up to $750,000 over a three-year term, and will be awarded to early-career scientists whose novel, high-r...
Chuck Panozzo, Founder of Rock Band Styx, Joins GeoVax Labs, Inc. as an Advocate for Its HIV/AIDS Vaccine
...DS pandemic. Having been diagnosed HIV positive in 1991, and having lost many relatives and friends to HIV/AIDS over the years, I found Dr. Robinson's quest
for a vaccine hitting very close to home."
"Being involved in AIDS research and my commitment to equal rights, are two very important matters to ...
Quest Diagnostics Introduces First Commercial Laboratory Test for Identifying the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus
... MADISON, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- quest
Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ), the world..., senior vice president and chief medical officer, quest
Diagnostics. "This capability could be particularl...est directly from Focus Diagnostics or through the quest
Diagnostics national laboratory network. Expected ...
The Injured Obese Child: Let's Give Him Some Ankle Support
...nts in transforming healthcare, Cincinnati Children's is one of six U.S. hospitals since 2002 to be awarded the American Hospital Association-McKesson quest
for Quality Prize(R) for leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care. The hospital is a national and international ref...
Quest in Medical Products
The Quest ACTester Activated Clotting Time System
Description: ACTIVATED CLOTTING TIME SYSTEM...
Company:Quest Medical, Inc.
Quest Exercise Stress System
Description:...tic capabilities. Combined with a 15" color monitor, users can control the system by just touching the screen to program or select specific functions. quest
even thinks ahead for the user with LogiStep, highlighting the step usually taken next. No more searching for the right key, knob or toggle....
Keratome System MK-2000
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Three flap thickness
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Quest in Medical Dictionary
...icines reduce pain and ... Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) is a national, non-profit organization, dedicated to being a leader in the quest
to cure ankylosing ... The earliest symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis result from inflammation of the ... Ankylosing spondylitis can involv...
Shaken baby syndrome
...n that causes acceleration-deceleration... Shaken Baby Syndrome ... This Shaken Baby Syndrome website is sponsored by The Epilepsy ... quest
of educating the general public of Shaken Baby Syndrome . ... Eleventh International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome /Abusive Head Tr...
...errucas, that appear on the soles of the feet. plantar - warts .com details my battle with some painful plantar warts on my feet. ... that my quest
to remove the plantar warts from my feet would lead to this ... Plantar warts most commonly occur in children, adolescents, ... Plantar...
...ears, Neuron has established itself as one of the most ... Neuron also includes minireviews, reviews, and neurotechniques, which keep ... NASA quest
is dedicated to bringing NASA people and science to classrooms ... NeurOn (Neurolab Online) is a project that invites classrooms around the world .....
...The labyrinth dates back to prehistoric time, and is perceived as sacred space. ... Teenage Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) embarks on a life-altering quest
when she attempts to rescue her little brother, Toby (Toby Froud), from the clutches of treacherous... Medieval studies scholarly resources compil...
...source, with reviews, trailers, ... 1UP Street Fighter 4 News: PC Street Fighter IV To Use Games For Windows Live ... IGN is the ultimate Dragon quest
IV : Chapters of the Chosen resource for trailers, screenshots, cheats, walkthroughs, release dates, previews, reviews, soundtracks ... For Soulc...
...arnes & Noble for "God Delusion " by Richard Dawkins. Find a wide selection of books to choose from. Delusion MUD Homepage, MUD List, Maps, quest
Info, Player Info, Newbie Guide, Zone Guide Jaspers describes four types of primary delusion : ... This resolves into a delusion , usually in ...
...r animals contains reflective materials ... Cedars-Sinai and its Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurology are leading the quest
to diagnose and treat brain tumors such as Choroid ... Overview: Choroid plexus papilloma is a rare, slow-growing, histologically ... ...
Quest in Biological News
Fireflies and jellyfish help illuminate quest for cause of infertility
Genes taken from fireflies and jellyfish are literally shedding light on possible causes of infertility and autoimmune diseases in humans.
Scientists are using the luminescent and florescent genes to illuminate cells that produce a hormone linked to conditions, which include rheumatoid arthriti...
Iowa Power Fund advances researchers long quest for efficient solar power
AMES, Iowa In Vikram Dalal's 37 years of researching solar technology, the efficiency of thin film solar cells for homes and buildings has improved from 1 percent to about 7 percent.
Dalal, the Thomas M. Whitney Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University and dire...
The quest for specific anti-inflammatory treatment
This release is available in Spanish .
Anti-inflammatory drugs affect the cells taking part in inflammatory processes, but also those that do not. This is why it is important to develop specific anti-inflammatory drugs which affect healthy cells. With this aim in mind, a team from the Un...
The quest for an effective HIV vaccine presents new possibilities, challenges
A vaccine that prevents HIV infection remains an important goal in the fight against AIDS, but the current top HIV vaccine candidates may not work in this way, say scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Rathe...
Research advances quest for HIV-1 vaccine
Scientists have uncovered new information that may help guide design of vaccines for HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS. A new detailed structural analysis of the complex formed by an anti-HIV antibody called 4E10 and its specific target provides insight into why this particular antibody is so broad...
Navigating in the ocean of molecules
... be similar in their effect." Thus, the researchers identify structurally simple scaffolds with promising characteristics as the starting point in the quest
for new active agents: chemists can then vary the scaffolds with different appendages to synthesize the optimal active agent. Scaffold Hunter can also...
Hormone levels contribute to stress resilience
...personnel from the negative impact of operational stress."
Clearly, additional research is still needed but these findings are a step forward in the quest
to help prevent or better treat the symptoms of stress-related disorders that these high-risk individuals experience.
Axel Ullrich named winner of 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research
... life-saving therapies for the individuals most in need should continue to serve as an inspiration to the scientific community as we carry on with our quest
to care for the world, one patient at a time."
How mitochondria get their membranes bent
...relevant for governing inner membrane structure.
In the current issue of the the Journal of Cell Biology Rabl, Soubannier et al. report on their quest
of slow-growing baker`s yeast mutants harboring deformed mitochondria. Thereby, they discovered the protein Fcj1 ("Formation of criasta junction prote...
American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009
... this special series of ACS podcasts on some of the 21st Century's most daunting challenges, and how cutting-edge research in chemistry matters in the quest
for solutions. Subscribe to Global Challenges using iTunes or listen and access other resources at the ACS web site www.acs.org/GlobalChallenges ...
Quest in Biological Technology
FDA Grants First Authorization of a Commercial 2009 H1N1 Flu Test for use During Pandemic Flu Emergency to Quest Diagnostics' Focus Diagnostics Business
MADISON, N.J., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest
Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use authorization to the...
New Test from Quest Diagnostics Helps Physicians Choose HIV Antiretroviral Therapy in Patients with History of Drug Resistance
Faster reporting aids physicians in identifying HIV mutations that can inhibit effectiveness of newest class of antiretroviral therapy
MADISON, N.J., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest
Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, informatio...
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry Uses MathWorks Tools in Its Quest to Cure Cancer : Institute Accelerates Reconstruction of Key Protein Complexes Using MATLAB and Parallel Computing Toolbox
The MathWorks today announced that the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry is using MATLAB, Parallel Computing Toolbox, MATLAB Distributed Computing Server, and other MathWorks tools to accelerate its workflow and drastically reduce research and development time.
NIH Funds $1M Research at Quest Product Development and University of Colorado for New Digitally-Controlled Endoscopes
DENVER, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest
Product Development, with partner
University of Colorado, has been awarded a $1,000,000 Small Business
Technology Transfer grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to
continue the development of a next-generation endoscope. MicroFlex
Sumitomo Corporation of America Named Exclusive Distribution and Sales Agent for Chiral Quest
- Faster delivery, efficient supply chain, and reduced cost for pharmaceutical manufacturers
NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Sumitomo Corporation of America
(SCOA) has reached an agreement with Chiral Quest, Inc., a manufacturer and
developer of chiral products usin...
The quest for the perfect headset
Almost by accident, I find myself on what must surely be a quixotic quest
for the perfect mobile headset. Over the past few months, I have tried the best designs from Plantronics, Shure, and Etymotic Research. Each of the products I've tried has great strengths and a few tradeoffs, usually in the a...
Health Robotics to Launch Germany's Installations of i.v.STATION(TM) at Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin
...d-1990s-developed automated solutions that have
seen very limited adoption and success.
"i.v.STATION represents a revolutionary approach in the quest
accurate, efficient, and cost effective I.V. Admixtures. It offers
unprecedented error reduction, accuracy and sterility benefits, nursing s...
Researchers enlist DNA to bring carbon nanotubes' promise closer to reality
... A team of researchers from DuPont and Lehigh University has reported a breakthrough in the quest
to produce carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that are suitable for use in electronics, medicine and other applications.
In an article published in the July 9...
New Report Just Published: World Endoscopy Systems Market Report
...Broadlane Ink an Agreement II-49
Solos Endoscopy Purchases Assets of Lifeline Biotechnologies II-49
KARL STORZ Inks Agreement With Global Care quest
Given Imaging Shifts Stock to Europe and the US II-49
NeoGuide Obtains FDA Approval For Colonoscopy System II-50
ViaDux Healthcare i...
Bay Area Youth to Represent ALS Patients at Giants' and Angels' Baseball Games on July 4th
...ination of Major League Baseball's "4ALS Awareness" campaign. MLB is working with four leading organizations -- The ALS Association, ALS TDI, Augie's quest
(the Muscular Dystrophy Association's ALS research initiative) and Project A.L.S. -- whose primary goal is to find a cure for ALS. The initiative will...
Quest in Biological Definition
Alfred Russel Wallace
Just Before the Origin: Alfred Russel Wallace's Theory of Evolution by John Langdon Brooks ISBN 1583481117
The Spice Islands Voyage: The quest
for Alfred Wallace, the Man Who Shared Darwin's Discovery of Evolution by Tim Severin ISBN 0786707216
My Life an autobiography : (1905) Alfred ...
...usly barely existed:
Artificial life is the study of artificial systems that exhibit behavior characteristic of natural living systems. It is the quest
to explain life in any of its possible manifestations, without restriction to the particular examples that have evolved on earth. This includes biolo...
Human Genome Project
...onsidering technologies required for such an undertaking at least as early as 1985 2 .
Eight years after the HGP was being initiated, an identical quest
was initiated separately with private venture capital by a company called Celera Genomics (founded by Craig Venter ) while the HGP was still being ...
...quiring Genomes: A Theory of the Origins of Species , Perseus Books Group, ISBN 0465043917
Margulis, Lynn, et. al., 2002, The Ice Chronicles: The quest
to Understand Global Climate Change , University of New Hampshire, ISBN 1584650621
UMass Bio Dept. (includes a partial list of ...
Quest in Biological Dictionary
...jects that are very small, quantum theory becomes necessary. ... sees a neon or sodium light, one is seeing quantum theory in practice. ... The quest
for a theory linking all matter and all forces led physicists deep ... Is there a Final Theory in physics? ... Superstring theory was a stunning...
...ete darkness ... Proprioception is an automatic sensitivity mechanism in the body that sends ... Human beings "train" for proprioception in the quest
for efficient everyday movements. ... ...
...elementary and secondary school students and teachers who are ... Build a Neuron - you must have the Shockwave plug-in for your browser. ... NASA quest
is dedicated to bringing NASA people and science to classrooms ... NeurOn (Neurolab Online) is a project that invites classrooms around the world .....
...N OFFICE. 501 Roy Street, ... A journal of the Western Inner Traditions. ... Lumen Foundation co-sponsors with the N.Y. Open Center: "An Esoteric quest
for Inner America" ... Lumen Verum means true light - the true light of the Catholic faith. ... Lumen Verum takes as its inspiration the life a...
...ium . Withered Basidium . Binds when picked up. Unique. This Item Begins a quest
... Withered Basidium - Item - World of Warcraft. Premium upgrade|Sign...dium . ( 2009). In Encyclopædia Britannica. ... Withered Basidium is a quest
in Zangarmarsh in which players report to members ... A close inspection of...