Immtech to Reorganize Research and Development Operations
NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Immtech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: IMM ) announced today that the Company is reorganizing its R&D operations. This restructuring will direct resources to business opportunities based on the Company's ongoing discovery program and library of...
NHS To Reorganize Ambulance Services
Faced with a severe cash crunch, the NHS has decided to go ahead with implementing some reforms in order to trim its services.// The first step being the merger of the three ambulance services in Yorkshire into one single organization.
The idea in integrating the services is that it will save...
Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances
...action from 65th percentile to 90th percentile PRC ranking
Improve Physician and Staff Satisfaction
Reduce staff overtime by 50%
surgical team leader roles to help improve staff development and competency
CNO Lisa Klaustermeyer said, "Katy Ward, the Clinical C...
BBK Worldwide Foresees Expanding Global Demand for Patient Recruitment Technology
...n and an improved graphic user interface that enables principal investigators and study coordinators to more quickly and effectively filter, sort, and reorganize
patient information. "This allows sites to accurately monitor patient progress from initial inquiry to screening and from randomization through all vi...
Cystinosis Research Network Unveils New Communication Strategy and Website
...eople diagnosed with cystinosis, including comprehensive studies, medical resources, and access to support groups. CRN and Altos staff collaborated to reorganize
the site's content into a user-friendly and visually appealing format. The new website also incorporates secure on-line donation and shopping function...
Physical therapists test mechanical arm to help patients recover from stroke, traumatic brain injury
...led neural plasticity, said Dr. Smith, a board certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy. Neural plasticity encourages the brain to reorganize
itself by building new synapses and using otherwise suppressed neural networks to compensate for damaged or injured ones. To do so, the brain needs sp...
UT Southwestern researchers discover brain's memory 'buffer' in single cells
...searchers have known that permanent memories are stored when the excitatory amino acid glutamate activates ion channels on nerve cells in the brain to reorganize
and strengthen the cells' connections with one another. But this process takes minutes to hours to turn on and off and is too slow to buffer, or tempo...
DelSite Chairman George DeMott Resigns
...O for DelSite."
Dr. Carlton Turner said, "Mr. DeMott has been a most effective chairman. He provided the insight and the leadership needed to reorganize
the Company, and it will be difficult to replace his knowledge of the pharmaceutical business and his institutional memory at DelSite. As chairman, Ge...
High levels of prenatal smoking exposure affect sleep patterns in preterm neonates
...l smoking exposure is also highly related to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
"The developing brain is known for its plasticity and ability to reorganize
in response to the stimulation provided by the postnatal environment," said Telliez. "Consequently, it is possible that these neonates, if they are no...
Experts call for radical new mindset for health policy
... systems will not be sufficient to maintain and improve our health at this historical juncture," says Ilona Kickbusch, the book's editor. "We need to reorganize
how we approach health in 21st century societies. This calls for new mechanisms through which we conduct health policy, and the involvement of many a...
Reorganize in Biological News
Penn scientists discover cells reorganize shape to fit the situation
PHILADELPHIA - Flip open any biology textbook and you're bound to see a complicated diagram of the inner workings of a cell, with its internal scaffolding, the cytoskeleton, and how it maintains a cell's shape. Yet the fundamental question remains, which came first: the shape, or the skeleton?
Mayo Clinic researchers discover and manipulate molecular interplay that moves cancer cells
... investigating a process known as actin remodeling at the leading edge - the most forward point - of these migrating tumor cells.
"The events that reorganize
the actin cytoskeleton at the leading edge are complex a multitude of molecules act in concert," Dr. Storz says. "But it appears that PKD1 must be tu...
UC San Diego and Genentech scientists develop potentially disruptive antibody sequencing technology
... assembling snippets into sections and chapters (similar to a puzzle-solving approach), and the comparative step uses very old editions of the book to reorganize
the parts back into a complete copy of the latest edition. By comparison with CSPS, competing protein-sequencing techniques are much more labor-intens...
Breast cancer cells recycle to escape death by hormonal therapy
... (Ehrlich II) Oct. 3-5 in Nrenberg, Germany.
It's called macroautophagy autophagy means "self eating" and within a week, breast cancer cells can reorganize
component parts, degrade non-essentials and live in this state until antiestrogen therapy is stopped or the cells mutate and resume proliferation in t...
How the brain's backup system compensates for stroke
... disruption of a primary functional area, as happens during stroke. Their finding offers new insight into how the brains of stroke victims can quickly reorganize
to enable the beginning of recovery of movement.
Jacinta O'Shea and colleagues at the University of Oxford reported their findings in the May 3, 200...
University of Alberta researchers unravel intricate animal patterns
...fish to form, the premise isn’t far off. But how does a school of fish or a flock of birds know how to move from one configuration to another and then reorganize
as a unit, without knowing what the entire group is doing? New research by University of Alberta scientists shows that one movement started by a singl...
Motor protein plays key role in connecting neurons
...ublished in 2004 in Nature Neuroscience, showed that DCC binding to netrin-1, activates an enzyme, focal adhesion kinase, enabling developing cells to reorganize
and intuitively know how to move. The process enables brain cells to reach out to each other and across the midline of the developing brain and spinal...
What can change in the brain? Electrical synapses, research shows
... The brain's ability to reorganize
itself - strengthening or weakening connections between neurons or adding or subtracting those connections - allows it to form memories, make transiti...
A new window into structural plasticity in the adult visual cortex
... Neuroscientists have known for decades that the adult brain can reorganize
neural pathways in response to new experiences, for example, by changing the firing pattern and responses of neurons. But it has remained an open ques...
Brain May Be Less Plastic Than Hoped
...apping virtually the same cortical quiet zones. The results confirmed the fMRI readings.
Smirnakis said it is possible that the visual cortex could reorganize
before or after the two- hour to seven-month time frame of his study. Other research has suggested that the visual cortex adapts somewhat immediately ...
Reorganize in Biological Technology
LyondellBasell Adds Holding Company to Chapter 11 Protection
...rving customers as they did before this voluntary action."
LyondellBasell's U.S. operations and a holding company in Germany voluntarily filed to reorganize
under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on Jan. 6 in order to facilitate a restructuring of the company's debts. Lyondell Chemical Company is on...
The MedZilla Report: Febraury 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health
...se in the number of qualified sales associates attempting to secure employment -- almost 5.5 percent more in February than January. Also, as companies reorganize
and eliminate management positions, those now-jobless managers have begun searching for new jobs in earnest; there was an increase of almost two perce...
Bristly spheres as capsules
... network through occasional Y-shaped branches. For the particles to aggregate in this way, the bristles on the surfaces of the inorganic cores have to reorganize
significantly: they move aside a little to free up points of contact so the cores can attach to each other. Aggregation then continues until the resul...
Angiotech announces termination of note purchase agreement with Ares Management and New Leaf Venture Partners
...mum level of cash and cash equivalents required to be held at the time of the transaction's close, and that it intended to take a series of actions to reorganize
and restructure its businesses.
Since the September 22 announcement, Angiotech and its Board of Directors have been pursuing financing alternative...
Senate Passes an Investment Capital Package; the Assembly Should Follow Suit
...oved by the state Department of Commerce. Under the bill, 75 percent of the tax breaks would have to be available for new investments. This bill would reorganize
and expand the Certified Capital Company (CAPCO) investment program, which encourage insurance companies to invest in start-up firms.
Approve $30 ...
IT is critical for economic growth, says UW business dean
...xactly does IT raise productivity levels? It helps businesses do things faster, it allows them to do business around the clock, and it helps companies reorganize
themselves to they can deploy people and deliver goods and services in new ways, Knetter noted. Of the three, IT's capacity to drive organizational ch...
GE promotes Milwaukee-area CEO to London position
...GE Healthcare Technologies in Waukesha, will become president and CEO of GE Healthcare in London next year as part of the parent company's effort to reorganize
its 11 divisions into six.
Hogan will succeed Bill Castell as head of GE Healthcare in 2006. Hogan has served as president and CEO of the Waukesha...
Interview: Dr. William Yasnoff on patient-centric IT
... you, those records are inevitably incomplete. Even if they were complete they would be on paper, which means they are difficult to access, you can't reorganize
them, you can't display them in different ways, and you can't easily apply decision support, certainly not automatically.
The system we have is not...
GenTel acquires GlaxoSmithKline chip platform
... like data quality and reproducibility, Vodenlich said GenTel's slide worked best within GlaxoSmithKline's system, so when the pharma giant decided to reorganize
its technology development group and shed the protein chip technology platform, GenTel was interested.
Vodenlich isn't the only person who is bulli...