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Nanotechnology Revolution To Be Spearheaded By European Union

Nanotechnology involves using tiny particles for treatment of diseases. ‘Nano’ refers to billionth of a unit. European countries are to use Nanotechnology for treatment of fatal diseases, which will help to reduce the cost of healthcare // . European Union to develop Nanotechnology in the next 10 y...

Michael Unhjem Appointed to Board of Directors for Health Integrated

...nges of today's healthcare environment." Unhjem served at the helm of BCBS North Dakota from September 1991 to March 2009. While there, he spearheaded the development of many innovative programs that improved the delivery of care while reducing costs for members, including an industry-leading Patient...

Grupo Salinas, Fundacion Azteca and Mexico's Environmental Ministry Present 'Ciudades Mas Limpias de Mexico' and 'Recicla 2009' Anti-Litter and Recycling Contests

... de Mexico" and "Recicla 2009" anti-litter and recycling competitions. Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego, Chairman and Founder of Grupo Salinas, has spearheaded several recent projects to seek solutions to pressing social and environmental problems, including the successful anti-litter and trash collection cam...

Brazil proves developing countries can use generic medicines to fight HIV/AIDS epidemic

...ign aid relating to global health, with Brazils actions as an example of how to make HIV/AIDS policies more effective. Gruskin said that Brazil also spearheaded important changes in global health, trade policies, and international human rights protections related to medicines, and the country forced greater tr...

Diageo's DRINKiQ.com Honored as Most Outstanding Health & Wellness Site by International Academy of the Visual Arts

...our unwavering commitment to responsible drinking." Smith also credited Carolyn Panzer, Diageo's Global Director, Alcohol and Responsibility, who spearheaded the creation of the site, with the groundbreaking approach DRINKiQ.com brings to generating awareness around responsible drinking on the Internet....

CareFusion Corporation Launches International Jazz Festival Series

... Impresario and NEA Jazz Master George Wein is considered to be as much a legend as his festivals. Through his company, Festival Productions, he has spearheaded hundreds of music events annually since 1954 when he produced the first Newport Jazz Festival - an event that started the "festival era," according to...

Dr. Dan Lebovitz of Ohio Receives Leadership Award

...gnificant contributions to LifeBanc. His work on the Strategic Planning Committee resulted in the formation of a community based board. Dr. Lebovitz spearheaded the CEO Search Committee and aided LifeBanc in the creation of their DCD donor program. He assisted LifeBanc and the local transplant centers during ...

VHA Citizenship and Sustainability Scorecard Shows Progress in the Health Care Network's Earth-Friendly Business Practices

...he employee stories included: Donna Clutter, director of Business Development and Marketing at VHA Central in Indiana, and her team spearheaded a special program involving hospitals across the region - Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan - that focused on sharing strategies to support and lea...

AUB Medical Center Designated First 'Magnet' Facility in the Middle East

...dication to offer the best nursing services in the region in the future." Assistant Hospital Director for Patient Care Services Gladys Mouro, who spearheaded the six-year effort to secure Magnet recognition explains, "I decided to embark on the Magnet journey the moment I recognized that it would raise the ...

Rotary Marks Progress in Drive to Eradicate Polio

... Dong-Kurn Lee. As the volunteer arm and top private sector contributor to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative - a public private partnership spearheaded by the World Health Organization, Rotary International, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF - Rotary has contributed more tha...
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West Wireless Health Institute Teams with Corventis for its First Multicenter, Randomized Clinical Trial

...wireless system was approved by the FDA in February 2009, which sets up the potential for a multicenter, randomized clinical trial. The trial will be spearheaded by the West Wireless Health Institute and led by Dr. Eric J. Topol, the Institute's chief medical officer. Dr. Topol is also chief academic officer a...

Gene Findings Unlocking Reasons for Neuroblastoma Risk

...1 gene variants act on developing nervous system cells to give rise to cancer during fetal or early childhood development. Maris's second study, spearheaded by Dr. Sharon Diskin, also of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, found that an inherited CNV located at chromosome 1q21.1 is associated with neu...

Parkinson's Disease Medication Triggers Destructive Behaviors

...t this effect would happen to the average Parkinson's patient treated with these agents," says J. Michael Bostwick, M.D., Mayo Clinic psychiatrist who spearheaded the new study. It is published in the April issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The researchers analyzed the medical records of patients with Parki...

First Town Hall Meeting on Inequities in Clinical Trials to Take Place at the Harlem Hospital Center on October 20

...itiative, which for the last three years has been advancing solutions so more qualified Americans can take part in important medical studies. EDICT is spearheaded by the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Research Center (CDPCRC) at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and the Intercultural Cancer Council (...

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Reports Upward Trend for Key Health Outcomes

... fact, the outlook for people with CF continues to improve steadily each year -- and this progress is accelerating due to quality improvement programs spearheaded by the CF Foundation. The National Institutes of Health has recognized the Foundation's care center network as a model for delivering care for a chron...

Hospital Launches Landmark Emergency Medicine Project

...l funding needed to help build ER One has not been made available. Washington Hospital Center is a national leader in emergency preparedness and has spearheaded efforts to improve the National Capitol Region's ability to respond to mass casualty incidents. Together with a coalition of local health care provide...

Experts Call for Widespread Use of Memory Screenings and Emphasize Value of Early Detection of Dementia

...f it and try to improve it, both as an early indicator of disease and to improve our success and enjoyment in the world," Ashford emphasized. AFA has spearheaded advocacy efforts for the need for early detection, including the introduction of its annual National Memory Screening Day; strongly encouraging the Ce...

Doctors Outraged Over Growth Hormone Controversy

...dreds of billions of dollars at stake, along with the future of medicine itself." Dunne reports that the nascent promise of the anti-aging movement, spearheaded by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, is to greatly enhance our health as we age. However, he says that is also the worst nightmare of a pha...
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UGA licenses new Bermuda grass that thrives in sun and shade

...-resistant Bermudagrasses able to handle high traffic. These grasses now grow on golf courses around the world and in major sports stadiums. Hanna has spearheaded the screening of Bermudagrass for hybrids that naturally deter mole crickets, the No. 1 lawn and turf pest in the Southeast. He and his research team ...

Sea Grant report synthesizes recent research on New York's clams

... bays, an issue of both environmental and economic interest to the region. Says Ms. Cornelia Schlenk, Assistant Director of New York Sea Grant who spearheaded the Hard Clam Research Initiative, "The main goal in the preparation of this report was to achieve improved, science-based understanding of the factor...

Two-day symposium in Baltimore to tackle the promises and perils of proton radiotherapy

...and public health experts will debate the promise and perils of proton radiotherapy -- a 70-year-old idea that bridges medicine and particle physics. spearheaded by the AAPM Science Council and sponsored by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), "A Symposium on the Promise and Perils of Prot...

Tufts University professor receives IADR Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Award

...ents with Sjgren's syndrome, devices to stimulate salivary flow, and understanding why patients with dry mouth are susceptible to tooth decay. She has spearheaded numerous other areas of therapeutic research that have included studies on tooth sensitivity, effects of implants in restoring nutrition in the elderl...

Polar research reveals new evidence of global environmental change

...ers a two-year period to March 2009 to allow for observations during the alternate seasons in both polar regions. A joint project of WMO and ICSU, IPY spearheaded efforts to better monitor and understand the Arctic and Antarctic regions, with international funding support of about US$ 1.2 billion over the two-ye...

Discovery could lead to a new animal model for hepatitis C

...m to mouse cells. "Then, going through an iterative screening process, we honed in on the genes that made the mouse cells permissive," says Ploss, who spearheaded the project with Evans. Since mice and humans each have a species-specific version of the four factors, the group used hamster cells to see which c...

CSHL scientists find a new class of small RNAs and define its function

...f print, in the journal Nature , significantly improve our understanding of how functional information is stored in the genome. The work at CSHL was spearheaded by Professors Thomas Gingeras, Ph.D., a leader of ENCODE, and Gregory Hannon, Ph.D., a world-renowned expert in small RNAs. "These results are a g...

Fluorescent proteins illuminating biomedical research

...sforming biomedical research. Scientists at the Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have spearheaded their use in a series of papers, including one published today in the online version of Nature Methods . These new tools are photoactivatable fl...

MIT develops new way to fuse cells

...ofessor of biology and a member of the Whitehead Institute, report the new technique in the Jan. 4 online edition of Nature Methods . The work was spearheaded by two postdoctoral associates, Alison Skelley, who worked in Voldman's lab, and Oktay Kirak, who works with Jaenisch. Skelley and Kirak are lead auth...

Single virus used to convert adult cells to embryonic stem cell-like cells

...he quest to eliminate the potentially harmful viruses. Bryce Carey, an MIT graduate student working in the lab of Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch, spearheaded the effort by joining in tandem the four reprogramming genes through the use of bits of DNA that code for polymers known as 2A peptides. Working with ...
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First ASMS Hites Award for Outstanding Research Publication Presented to Prof. Alison Ashcroft for Her Use of Waters Synapt HDMS System to Explore Protein Complexes

...57th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics. The Award is named in honor of Professor Ronald A. Hites of Indiana University who spearheaded the creation of JASMS in 1988 while President of ASMS. JASMS is devoted to the publication of research papers covering all aspects of mass spectrometr...

Scientists demonstrate laser with controlled polarization

...ation opens the door to a wide range of applications in photonics and communications. Harvard University has filed a broad patent on the invention. spearheaded by graduate student Nanfang Yu and Federico Capasso, Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electri...

Cheaper materials could be key to low-cost solar cells

...ng at new materials is because people often assume solar will be the dominant energy source of the future," said Wadia, a post-doctoral researcher who spearheaded the research. "Because the sun is the Earth's most reliable and plentiful resource, solar definitely has that potential, but current solar technology ...

Cerimon Pharmaceuticals Appoints James S. Shannon, M.D., to Board of Directors

... to develop Clopidogrel (Plavix(R)). Following this, Dr. Shannon joined Sandoz in Switzerland as Head of Drug Registration and Regulatory Affairs. He spearheaded the integration of R&D programs during Sandoz' merger with Ciba-Geigy, creating the renowned Novartis pipeline. Subsequently, Dr. Shannon held se...

Robert Cantu Appointed Vice President of Pierpoint International

...itary, and College Recruiting programs, in addition to Employment Branding. As Senior Manager of Worldwide Diversity for Cisco Systems, Inc. Mr. Cantu spearheaded organizational change through the implementation of several groundbreaking diversity initiatives. Mr. Cantu is a sought-after presenter and panel...

Swedish Neuroscience Institute and Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle Form Alliance to Learn More about Brain Diseases

...rders such as Alzheimer's and strokes now affecting aging baby boomers in ever greater numbers. The partnership's joint fund-raising efforts will be spearheaded by Randy Mann, senior director of Campaign for the Swedish Foundation, and Laurence Herron, vice president of development for ISB. About Swedish Med...

Water Street Health Care Partners Completes Agreement With Gentiva Health Services to Acquire Majority Ownership of CareCentrix

...ces for managed care organizations. Eric Reimer, 39, most recently led strategic development for Magellan Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGLN ). He spearheaded the company's acquisition of National Imaging Associates, where he assumed the CEO position and transformed the $50 million business into a full-servi...

Connecticut State Medical Society and Genomas Co-Sponsor Forum on DNA-Guided Medicine and the Path to Personalized Health Care

...s in our state for this forum. The presence of the FDA is an indication of the national impact of the programs in DNA-Guided Medicine that Genomas has spearheaded in Connecticut with Hartford Hospital and the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Together, we are bringing personalized healthcare to our patients today...

As personalized, genomic medicine takes off, four developing countries show the way for others

...ty and economic development. Mexico program most comprehensive The most comprehensive genomic medicine program in an emerging economy is being spearheaded by Mexico's National Institute for Genomic Medicine (INMEGEN). It has genotyped over 1,200 people from different regions of Mexico, triggering a ser...

Waters Brings Advanced Laboratory Data Management to Microsoft's BioIT Alliance

...ILFORD, Mass., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT ) today announced that it has joined the BioIT Alliance, an initiative spearheaded by Microsoft Corporation involving more than 80 pharmaceutical, biotech, laboratory instrument and software companies working together to realize the ...
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