Study: Growth in research comes at a steep price
A study released this month confirms and quantifies what many medical school deans and financial administrators have long understood: Basic science research can be an expensive luxury. The study, which was conducted by the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, found that the s...
Opting out revolution a myth: Study shows steep employment gains for women, mothers
WASHINGTON, DC Contrary to the popular perception of a so-called "opting out revolution," new sociological research from the June issue of the American Sociological Review reveals that professional women's employment rates have continually pushed higher over time, and that the employment gap be...
AHF Challenges Merck Over Steep Price of Its New AIDS Drug, Isentress
Company Prices New HIV/AIDS Salvage Drug at $9,900 USD Per Patient
Yearly Following FDA's Recent Approval of Isentress, Merck's New Integrase
Inhibitor. AHF Decries Overall Price Spiral on New AIDS Drugs; Urges
Restraint by Entire Pharmaceutical Industry in Pricing
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 /PRNe...
Statistics Show Steep Rise of Female Smokers in Hong Kong
Social change and marketing campaigns by tobacco companies have been blamed for a 45 percent increase in the number of female smokers in the last eight years//, a media report said Monday.
Figures from Hong Kong's census and statistics department show the number of women smokers jumped from 78...
China Pharma Events Keep Growing For UBM
...eke Timmers commented: " As evidenced by the impressive year-on-year growth of the Shanghai events, China has continued to outpace some of the steep
business challenges in the international pharma market".
And she continued: "Helped by the strong fundamentals in her domestic market, Chi...
Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended June 30, 2009
...performance, combined with our heavy focus on controlling costs across the company preserved our diluted earnings per share results in the face of the steep
short term slowdown in our MedSurg businesses, and the foreign currency headwinds in the quarter," commented Stephen P. MacMillan, President and Chief...
Michigan Chamber of Commerce Joins Americans Against Food Taxes; Calls Health Care Reform Effort a Job Killer
...l Counsel for the Michigan Chamber. "The type of regressive and discriminatory taxes on food and beverages being contemplated by Congress would impose steep
financial burdens on people at a time when they can least afford it."
"We must urge the Michigan Congressional Delegation to not be a part of...
OTC Market Is Not Largely Impacted by Recession; However, Prominent Growth Remains Only in Some Categories, According to Kline
...rom 1999 to 2000 overall manufacturers' sales were down 0.6%, and then declined again from 2000 to 2001 by 0.5%. Declines for the market were not very steep
and this may be a result of sustained private-label sales.
Impact of Recessions on the U.S. OTC Market provides subscribers with a histor...
APAC Sensors Market Likely to be Driven by Medical and Process Industries in 2009, Says Frost & Sullivan
... in emerging markets across Asia. This will lead to a positive outlook for MEMS sensors for the second half. Overall, despite MEMS sensors recording a steep
fall in 2009, the MEMS sensors market will be one of the fastest growing segments through 2010 until 2011 and will be the first segment to emerge out ...
Call for primary care reform from AAFP, ACP and AOA
... systems throughout the industrialized world. More broadly, the prospect of steep
annual cuts in payment resulting from the flawed sustainable growth rate (S...rent physician training system and the flawed physician payment system is a steep
pathway to decreased access to and growing cost of health care for all Amer...
Steep in Medical Technology
AHF Criticizes Tibotec Over Steep Price for Newest AIDS Drug, Etravirine
Following FDA Approval, Company Announces $7,800 Wholesale Price for Lifesaving Drug
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIDS Healthcare
Foundation (AHF) today urged Tibotec Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a division of
Johnson & Johnson, to reconsider and reduce...
Soft Contact Lenses Do Not Lead to 'Myopic Creep' in Children, Study Shows
... of the spectacle wearers was
0.59 +/- 0.37 mm and 0.63 +/- 0.34 mm for the contact lens wearers
(analysis of covariance, p = 0.27). The change in the steep
meridian was 0.05 +/- 0.69 D for the spectacle wearers and 0.10 +/- 0.70 D
for the contact lens wearers (analysis of covariance, p = 0.43). Th...
Spherics, Inc. Offers Extended Release Formulation for Sustained and Stable Levodopa Levels
...pproximately $250 million. Significant PK issues with
the currently available product include erratic absorption, high
inter-subject variability and a steep
wearing-off rate under its three+
times daily dosing regimen.
Spherics has developed a multi-layer tablet allowing
(i) faster on-set than Sinement...
NKTR-118 Shows Substantial Oral Bioavailability and Extended Half-Life in Phase 1 Clinical Data Presented at American Pain Society Meeting
...alf-life of between 45 and 100 minutes
for naloxone.(1) At all dose levels, NKTR-118 was rapidly absorbed after
oral administration, as evidenced by a steep
increase of plasma NKTR-118
concentration. Plasma concentrations of NKTR-118-glucuronide were
approximately 100-fold less than plasma NKTR-118 concent...
Hypertension Vaccine CYT006-AngQb Achieves Strong Blood Pressure
Reduction During Important Early Morning Period When Most Adverse
Cardiovascular Events Occur
...ircadian pattern. Highest levels are reached during the
morning, which then decline to reach a trough value at about
midnight. In the early morning, a steep
increase in blood pressure
occurs. It has been suggested that this morning surge in blood
pressure triggers adverse cardiovascular events. Each year i...
Steep in Medical Products
Description:...rehensive fundus exams at the slit lamp. It has been specifically designed to provide a wide field of view through small pupils without the hassle and steep
learning curve of typical small pupil lenses. Delivering an incredible 124° dynamic field of view with ample .57x magnification, it is ideally sui...
Company:Volk Optical, Inc.
Description:...f cardiovascular and interventional imaging. With a field of view well suited for a variety of vascular and interventional procedures. The agility for steep
angulations for angiography, cardiology, neurology and interventional applications. A gantry that rotates 20 degrees in just a second. And a collision...
Nichamin Fixation Ring and Gauge
Description:...h teeth to prevent damage to conjuctiva. Gauge is marked every 10 degrees to determine the extent of the arc to be incised. Two broad marks align with steep
Company:Bausch & Lomb Storz
Steep in Medical Dictionary
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Steep in Biological News
US-Mexico border wall could threaten wildlife species
...s, while at the same time meeting security needs," Epps said. "A 'virtual' fence could be an alternative to a solid wall in some places, especially in steep
terrain that is ideally suited for bighorn sheep. The use of cameras, radar, satellite monitoring and vehicle barriers could provide security and be g...
Trading energy for safety, bees extend legs to stay stable in wind
...w research shows some bees brace themselves against wind and turbulence by extending their sturdy hind legs while flying. But this approach comes at a steep
cost, increasing aerodynamic drag and the power required for flight by roughly 30 percent, and cutting into the bees' flight performance.
Did the North Atlantic fisheries collapse due to fisheries-induced evolution?
...ter fish in only a few generations with drastic effects on the population and the fishery.
Using molecular population genetics, the authors reports steep
changes in the frequency of genotypes at a single genetic locus with depth: a gradient of nearly one half percent drop in frequency per meter. The gen...
Hunt for 'climate-ready' crops accelerates as organizations search seed collections worldwide
...g world, that plant breeding efforts are not moving fast enough to develop new varieties that can withstand these stresses and enable farmers to avoid steep
drops in food production.
The Trust, in partnership with the UN Foundation and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is supporti...
Web-based program designs more efficient farm terrace layouts
... COLUMBIA, Mo. From the time of the Babylonians to the Incas, terracing has been used to prevent water from eroding steep
and hilly croplands. Designing terrace layouts can be time consuming and labor intensive. Now, University of Missouri researchers are developing a Web...
...olleagues studied the communities of scorpions in a valley near Mount Carmel in Israel which has been dubbed "Evolution Canyon." Evolution Canyon" has steep
slopes and runs approximately east-west, which means that the south-facing slope receive up to eight times as much solar radiation as the north-facin...
UC Davis bench-to-bedside research: Promising treatment in clinical trials
... $50 million-investment biotechnology company, to clinical trials proved as steep
as the mountains he climbs.
Tracing the events that led to the discovery...apeutics, Inc., naming the company a mountaineering term that means "sharp, steep
ridge." Specifically, the company is named for the artes of the Bear Creek ...
Animal trackers collaborate on new Google Earth for oceans
...an overexploitation. Large marine fish such as Giant bluefin in the Atlantic ocean, leatherback sea turtles, albatross and sharks are all experiencing steep
declines in their populations.
"In order to sustainably manage open ocean fisheries, we need to provide resource managers with better information a...
Landscape-scale treatment promising for slowing beetle spread
... has approved for use as a flavor ingredient. But, manual application of verbenone is difficult where infestations cover thousands of acres in remote, steep
"Verbenone flakes gave significant protection from mountain pine beetles when applied to low to moderate beetle populations," said Nancy Gi...
AGU journal highlights -- Dec. 31, 2008
...ation of frost. Earlier in 2008, during early northern Martian spring, HiRISE captured several cases of carbon dioxide frost and dust cascading down a steep
polar scarp near the north pole in discrete clouds. Russell et al. analyze these events and find them to be similar to terrestrial powder avalanches, ...
Steep in Biological Technology
Nano measurement in the third dimension
...tion and shape. This does not only apply to plane surfaces, but also to three-dimensional landscapes, for example if the cube of sugar were stuck to a steep
As increasingly, components with structures in the micro- and nanometer range are being used in industry, dimensional metrology on such struc...
Scientists determine the structure of highly efficient light-harvesting molecules in green bacteria
...acteria, the chlorophyll molecules are positioned at a nearly 90-degree angle in relation to the long axis of the nanotubes, whereas the angle is less steep
in the wild-type organism. "It's the orientation of the chlorophyll molecules that is the most important thing here," said Bryant. The last steps fo...
Prime Health Network and Its Patients Thrive in Tough Economic Times on the InstaMed Network
... PHILADELPHIA, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In an economic environment where many healthcare providers are facing steep
challenges, Prime Health Network and its patients are thriving with help from InstaMed. By utilizing InstaMed's industry leading healthcare payments ...
Biotechnology Value Fund Urges Stockholders to Remove and Replace Current Board of Avigen, Inc. in an Effort to Protect and Maximize Stockholder Value
...nally permit stockholders the opportunity to weigh in. Prior to our intervention, Avigen's stock traded at a mere 33% of the cash in the bank and at a steep
discount to its current price. This is a remarkable reflection on how poorly Avigen was and is viewed by the investment community. Prior to our interv...
DuPont Takes Aggressive Actions to Strengthen Competitiveness and Increase Cash Flow
...2009, including continued focus on maximizing cash flow, and provided earnings guidance for the fourth quarter 2008 and the full year 2009.
global decline in construction and motor vehicle sales and consumer spending has resulted in declining industrial production, intensified by inventory...
Brazilian Sugarcane Industry: OECD Report Confirms Overall Benefits of Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol
..., UNICA's Chief Representative
in the United States. In both the U.S. and the European Union, gasoline
enters the market duty-free while ethanol faces steep
tariffs: US$0.54 per
gallon in the United States, and EUR0.19 per litre in Europe.
The OECD report comes on the same day that Federal Reserve Chairm...
Presentation of Phase IIa Results for Cytos Biotechnology's Hypertension Vaccine at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2007
...ircadian pattern. Highest levels are reached during the morning,
which then decline to reach a trough value at about midnight. In the early
morning, a steep
increase in blood pressure occurs naturally. It has been
suggested that this morning rise in blood pressure triggers adverse
cardiovascular events. A ...
DEMOLetter: Draining the Economic Swamp
Rather than siphoning off revenue from reprint services, Homestead charges a flat monthly fee, ranging from $4.99 to $9.99. That may seem a little steep
for the casual digital shutter bug, but it's easily justifiable for those (new parents come to mind) who chronicle life through photos. (And easier, s...
WTN Interview: HHS Secretary calls for $550 million health care fund to reduce deaths caused by medical errors
...technology. So I am telling these people to use this technology and they will save money in the long run, even though
the upfront investment may be a steep
climb. The end result is they will be saving money, improving their service and improving the quality of health.
WTN: Are providers willing to ch...
Year ahead offers payoff for hard work
...nostication and this one is no different. Like a creaky car on an old wooden roller coaster, the technology industry has been laboring up, up, up the steep
incline of recovery. After so much work, the year ahead will offer a bit of payback, a little joy ride. And to be clear in my metaphor, lets be sure t...
Steep in Biological Definition
... ( x , y ) . The gradient of H at a point will
show the direction of the steepest slope at that point. The magnitude of
the gradient will tell how steep
the slope actually is.
The gradient at a point is perpendicular to the level set going
through that point, that is, to the curve of constant height ...
Steep in Biological Dictionary
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