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Children's Home + Aid Faces Revenue Shortfall

Starts Emergency Fundraising Campaign to Fill the Gap CHICAGO, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The declining economy is taking its toll on Children's Home + Aid as the organization tries to help 40,000 children and families overcome overwhelming obstacles such as poverty, abuse and neglect. Chil...

Chief Medical Officer Urges Presumption of Organ Donation to End Transplant Shortfall

A change in the law so that anyone who dies is presumed to have agreed to donate their organs for transplant, unless they obtain a specific opt-out, was urged Tuesday by Chief Medical Officer Liam Donaldson. The measure would end a shortfall in organ donation that leaves around 7,000 peopl...

Proposed Water Trust Fund Bill Would Provide Solid Foundation for Improvement

...ely. Despite the importance of those systems to our daily lives and the nation's economy, our water infrastructure currently faces a five-year funding shortfall of more than $100 billion. At a press conference this morning to announce Rep. Earl Blumenauer's plan to introduce legislation to create a Wa...

Global AIDS Alliance Calls on President Obama to Honor His Campaign Promises on Global AIDS and Education

...on Global HIV/AIDS "When President Barack Obama released his US$3.6 trillion budget on May 7, he broke two campaign promises and created a total shortfall of US$3.3 billion in U.S. support for global AIDS funding through U.S. bilateral AIDS programs, including PEPFAR, and for the Global Fund to Fight AID...

Sokolove Law Launches Chinese Drywall Consumer Advocacy Hotline

...eir homes are related to the presence of drywall imported from China.* The increase in installation of drywall produced in China is a result of a shortfall of available U.S. manufactured building materials to rebuild the more than 1.2 million units of housing devastated by successive hurricanes over the l...

Supply of Key Children's Vaccine Almost Back to Normal

...s 12-15 months, but that was curtailed following a shortfall in supply from one of the two manufacturers of the... Last November, CDC officials said the Hib vaccine shortfall had caused them to monitor Hib infections. At the ...demiologist with the CDC, said in November. The shortfall was caused by Merck's recall of certain lots of Hi...

Somanetics Reports Second Quarter Results and Extension of Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Covidien

... new neonatal and pediatric accounts and associated sensor sales." "On the positive side, adult sensor demand was strong, largely off-setting the shortfall in pediatric and neonatal sensor volume," said Barrett. "We experienced our strongest sequential growth in more than two years in the U.S. market for...

Gains on Uninsured, Reducing Shortages of Nurses/Physicians, Health Care Funding Among Session's Successes

...re than 75 percent are in rural areas," Stultz explained. Health Care Funding Legislators used federal stimulus dollars to fill the 2009 shortfall in Medicaid, fund increases in Medicaid caseload and cost projections for 2010-11, and support community mental health crisis services to keep patient...

Secretary of Public Welfare Corrects the Record on 'Smart Pharmacy' Initiative

...e savings from the Smart Pharmacy initiative are real, not speculative," said Secretary Richman. "This is not a drill. Pennsylvania is facing a budget shortfall now and the savings from Smart Pharmacy will help us maintain Medical Assistance services for every low-income, disabled Pennsylvanian who relies on t...

Hard Times for Nursing Hires Doesn't Signal End to Shortage According to California Institute for Nursing & Health Care

...rage age of an RN in California is over 47, so as they approach retirement, the statewide shortage will worsen. CINHC projects California will have a shortfall of 108,000 nurses by 2020. "New graduates may not get their first choice of a job or location, but there are still openings," said Jones. "Oppo...
Shortfall in Medical Technology

Orthopaedic Surgeon Shortage Predicted Due to Soaring Joint Replacement Procedures

...ee replacements ( http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00389 ) will not be able to be completed. "I was somewhat shocked at the shortfall that we predicted," says Dr. Fehring, an orthopaedic surgeon at OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center in Charlotte. "This is life-changing surgery, offeri...

Pluristem to Present Two Scientific Posters at the International Society for Cellular Therapy

...t, PLX-I, targets a $2 billion market and is intended to resolve the global shortfall of matched tissue for bone marrow transplantation (BMT) by improving the en...at PLX-I, targets a $2 billion market and is intended to resolve the global shortfall of matched tissue for bone marrow transplantation (BMT); that future Pluris...

Pluristem's PLX Cells Demonstrate Potential to Treat Parkinson's Disease

...ive, malignant and autoimmune disorders. The Company's first planned product, PLX-I, targets a $2 billion market and is intended to resolve the global shortfall of matched tissue for bone marrow transplantation (BMT) by improving the engraftment of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) contained in umbilical cord bl...
Shortfall in Medical Products

AlphaCor™ Artificial Cornea

Description:... reports that corneal blindness affects more than 10 million people worldwide, however only 100,000 people receive corneal transplants each year. This shortfall is due to a combination of inadequate supply of donor corneas and the unsuitability of some patients to receive a corneal graft. AlphaCor is designe...
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Shortfall in Biological News

New evidence of how high glucose damages blood vessels could lead to new treatments

...ension, stroke and obesity as well. One aftermath of high glucose levels is low levels of the powerful vasodilator nitric oxide in blood vessels, a shortfall that increases the risk of high blood pressure and eventual narrowing of the vessels, researchers reported at the American Society of Hypertension 24t...

Microbes fuel energy debate

...l reserves and new petroleum discoveries will not be enough to meet the annual demand worldwide. It is therefore essential to anticipate and avoid any shortfall in future supply and to provide access to new bioenergy alternatives for the marketplace. In the context of a strong global political and economica...

From genes to farmers' fields

...nd the country typically suffers several major floods each year. Submergence-tolerant varieties could make major inroads into Bangladesh's annual rice shortfall and substantially reduce its import needs." Using modern techniques that allow breeders to do much of their work in the lab rather than the field...

Scientists discover how TB 'develops invincibility' against only available treatment

...Journal of Biological Chemistry*. Dr Moody added: Unfortunately, development of the UK synchrotron source (Diamond) is under threat because of the shortfall in funding, which could limit our ability to do this sort of fundamental medical research in the future. ...

Stronger EPA leadership needed to improve water quality in Mississippi River

... complex problem; in the upper Mississippi, they are too plentiful and considered a pollutant, while in the lower river, sediments are too scarce -- a shortfall that is contributing to losses of coastal wetlands in southern Louisiana. Given that the Clean Water Act addresses nonpoint source pollution only ...

Many smokers fail to quit after cancer diagnosis

...tions have been designed to combine elements of behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy, but only a few studies exist assessing their efficacy. Another shortfall is that these studies, with one exception, target smokers with smoking-related cancers. The common finding was that the healthcare provider has a sign...

One gene links newborn neurons with those that die in diseases such as Alzheimer's

...ie in people with diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's: both have unusually low levels of a protein called UCHL1. "It would be ironic if the shortfall in a same gene brokered the path to brain disease or rejuvenation," says Nottebohm, who is Dorothea Leonhardt Professor and head of the Laboratory of ...
Shortfall in Biological Technology

Sanofi Pasteur Responds to Nation's Need for Hib Vaccine With Increased Supply

...plied approximately half the Hib vaccine in the U.S. each year, but we have been able to substantially increase supply in 2009 to help make up for the shortfall created by the other manufacturer's continued absence." "The reinstatement of the booster dose of Hib vaccine is important due to recent epidemio...

Biotech Drops on Weaker First Quarter Drug Sales, But Broader Markets Remain on a Roll

...ll Street estimates. Celgene beat lowered first-quarter earnings expectations on weak sales of its cancer drugs but blamed its first-quarter financial shortfall on weakening demand for its cancer drugs, including Revlimid, due to the global recession. "It is not just biotech that is feeling the pain of t...

Kendle to Host Conference Call to Discuss Revised 2009 Outlook

...ing, global full-service clinical research organization, today announced that it will not meet analyst expectations for the first quarter of 2009. The shortfall is due to the impact of unprecedented biopharmaceutical industry conditions, which are resulting in longer delays in the signing of contracts on exist...

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Receives NASDAQ Notification

...ed listing requirement as of March 31, 2009 on a GAAP or pro-forma basis after giving effect to the $10.0 million private placement, the amount of the shortfall depends on the net proceeds from the initial closing of the private placement, the amount of the restructuring charge from the Company's reduction in ...

Cephalon's New Product Launches Pace Record 2008 Sales

...me (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities: Deferred income tax benefit (50,889) (2,361) shortfall tax benefits from stock- based compensation (511) (360) Depreciation and amortization 172...

Cytopia and Other Progen Shareholders Maintain Call for Meeting

...hoice of cash back option and new Progen board Call by over 18% of Progen shareholders to combine general meetings Significant funding shortfall identified in the Progen merger proposal Shareholders' Requisition Late last week Progen Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: PGL) resp...

Cephalon Reports Another Strong Quarter

... cash provided by operating activities: Deferred income tax (benefit) expense (9,409) 8,750 shortfall tax benefits from stock-based compensation (451) (222) Depreciation and amortization 128,772 ...

Indevus Announces Private Placement of $105 Million of Non-Recourse Notes

...s have been paid in full. From the proceeds of the transaction, Indevus will establish a $10.0 million interest reserve account to cover any potential shortfall in interest payments. After two years, any remaining funds in the interest reserve account will be applied to the principal balance. All other payment...

Cephalon Exceeds Both Sales and Earnings Guidance for Second Quarter of 2008

...concile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Deferred income tax expense (benefit) (2,603) 9,490 shortfall tax benefits from stock-based compensation - (198) Depreciation and amortization 84,006 ...

Varian, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results

...d, which significantly impacted earnings and operating margins. The revenue shortfall was primarily due to delayed deliveries and installations of a few large sy...ny would have achieved its revenue objective for the quarter. The revenue shortfall was the most significant factor contributing to the company's lower than ex...
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