Global Goal to Reduce Measles Deaths in Children Surpassed
Measles deaths have fallen by 60% worldwide since 1999 is a major public health success. This exceeds the United Nations goal to halve measles deaths between 1999 and 2005 // and is largely due to an unprecedented decline in measles deaths in the African region. The progress was announced today by...
Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute Announces Diagnostic Screening and Clinical Research Collaborations With Response Genetics, Inc.
...atment options for Lung Cancer patients. Over 450 people die a day of Lung Cancer in the United States and 1.3 million annually worldwide. Lung Cancer surpassed
breast cancer as the number one killer of women in 1987. Sixty percent of Lung Caner is now diagnosed in NEVER smokers and former smokers and it kills...
HealthFitness Helps Herbalife Engage Employees in Wellness Promotion Program Through Strategic Use of Incentives
...oyee's involvement in health risk assessments and wellness activities -- are working. Herbalife reports that initial employee participation rates have surpassed
original targets. For example, a total of 1,055 individuals out of 1,286 eligible employees participated in biometric screenings to test for cholester...
Medica Uses Hallmark Insights to Drive Participation in My Health Manager From Medica(Sm)
... from Medica makes the experience seamless to Medica members. As of May 2009, the number of Medica members that completed a health assessment already surpassed
the total for all of 2008.
Medica uses the Hallmark Insights-driven incentives through My Health Manager from Medica as a selling point to a...
Nation's Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedure is a Way for One Houston Plastic Surgeon to Renew Body Contours and Self-Esteem
... New statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery indicate breast augmentation has surpassed
liposuction after years of dominance as the number-one surgical cosmetic procedure performed in America. Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Philip J. Strak...
New drug candidate prolongs the lives of pancreatic cancer patients
... advanced pancreatic cancer daily doses of salirasib along with a standard gemcitabine regimen. Salirasib was well tolerated by the patients, and they surpassed
on average the number of months they would have lived on gentamiacine alone. There were no toxic side effects, such as heart or lung ailments. Tumor b...
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2009
...emotherapy, bavituximab demonstrated encouraging signs of efficacy in patients with advanced breast cancer and advanced lung cancer. All three trials surpassed
the requisite efficacy criteria for expansion of patient enrollment, which is now well underway. These trials, along with our Phase I bavituximab can...
New Villanova University Online Course Enables Black Belts to Attain Lean Master Black Belt Certification
...ams from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, our university partners have surpassed
300,000 online enrollments -- making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University Alliance partners include Villanova Universi...
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Completes Planned Patient Enrollment in Bavituximab Phase I Cancer Trial
...apy in one Phase II trial in advanced lung cancer and two Phase II trials in advanced breast cancer. All three trials, which have a two-stage design, surpassed
the initial efficacy criteria need to expand patient enrollment. Interim results in these trials were very encouraging, with objective tumor response...
KePRO Employees Make "Great Strides" Towards Cure for Cystic Fibrosis
...ecutive Officer of KePRO. "Everyone put a considerable amount of time and effort into making this fund-raising event a success and they more than surpassed
my expectations. The KePRO family is truly a caring team."
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a nonprofit donor-supported organization that s...
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Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Highlights Promising Early Data From Its Three Phase II Bavituximab Cancer Trials
...in/Paclitaxel in Advanced Breast Cancer -
- Data in All Three Studies surpassed
Pre-Established Criteria for Expansion of Patient Enrollment -
- Posi...ger cohort of patients if pre-specified criteria are met. All three trials surpassed
the criteria for expanding enrollment to the second cohort. Enrollment of ...
MicroPhage Successfully Completes Beta Trial for Rapid MRSA Test
...ticenter clinical trial, which was announced today
by MicroPhage, Inc., http://www.microphage.com . The company also reported the
trial results have surpassed
its early-stage performance expectations.
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The beta-site study evaluated...
Amicus Therapeutics Announces Positive Progress of Three Lead Clinical Programs and General Outlook for 2009
...nstrate trends of efficacy as measured by the standard endpoints in Gaucher disease. Target enrollment of 16 patients for this study is expected to be surpassed
and the results are expected to be available in the third quarter of 2009.
In addition, Amicus is working closely with its partner Shire HGT to p...
New Evidence That Brain-Plasticity Based Training has Broad Impact: Improved Cognition in Boomers, Improved Motor Control in Older Adults
...on the computer screen. Ten older
participants trained for ten 1-hour sessions. By the end of training, their
performance on the tasks approached or surpassed
the baseline measure from the
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Arpida Completes Enrolment in Phase II "Intravenous-to-Oral" Switch Trial With Oral Iclaprim
...e as well as safety and tolerability.
Dr Paul Hadvary, Head of Development of Arpida Ltd., commented: "The
speed of enrolment in this Phase II trial surpassed
our expectations. It
again shows that an 'intravenous-to-oral' step-down therapy serves a
medical need and could add significant value to intravenous ...
Long-Term Phase I and Phase I/II Trial Data Continue to Show Striking Improvement in Survival of Brain Cancer Patients Who Receive DCVax(R)-Brain
-- 90% of the patients for these trials patients have surpassed
standard of care median time to progression of 6.9 months;
-- 84% of the patients have surpassed
the standard of care median
overall survival time of 14.6 months;
-- To d...
Seventy Years Old and Going Strong With Down Syndrome and No Dementia: The Case of 'Mr. C' Causes Major Interest in the Scientific Community
... In the world of Down
syndrome, 'Mr. C' is a rarity. A real person whose progress has been
tracked for the past 16 years, at seventy, 'Mr. C' has well surpassed
average life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome, currently in the
late fifties, but in the teens when 'Mr. C' was born. Further, 'Mr. C' do...
Data To Be Presented at ASCO Supports Potential of Peregrine's Cotara(R) for the Treatment of Brain Cancer
...mor as Compared to Other Organs-
-All Patients surpassed
Expected Median Survival Time at Lowest Planned ...of the GBM patients in the study cohort discussed in this
presentation have surpassed
the expected median six-month survival time for
this patient population.
MitraClip Device Preliminary Data Suggests Improved Heart Function and Relief from Heart Failure Symptoms in Functional Mitral Regurgitation Patients
...y, the MR reduction was maintained, with a Kaplan-Meier
durability of MR reduction in 89 percent of patients at one and two years.
"The results have surpassed
our initial expectations," said Dr.
Hermiller. "This compelling preliminary data suggests that the treatment of
functional MR with the MitraClip may b...
Phase I and Phase I/II DCVax(R)-Brain Data Continues to Show Significantly Improved Survival Rates for Brain Cancer Patients
...LA during the same time period (p = 0.00001);
o 90% of patients have surpassed
the Standard of Care median time to progression of 8.1 months;
o 84% of patients have surpassed
the Standard of Care median overall survival time of 17.0 months;
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...d adults. It provides rapid, reliable ... Peripheral smear study for malarial parasites - The MP test ... None of the other newer tests have surpassed
the 'gold standard' peripheral smear study. ... Peripheral smear examination for malarial parasite is the gold-standard in ... The peri...
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MU study finds connection between evolution, classroom learning
...ul knowledge," Geary said. "However, we are now at a point in human history where the abilities needed to function in a high-tech, modern society have surpassed
the capacity of those simple learning mechanisms."
Study finds multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria high in long-term care
... The prevalence of a certain form of drug-resistant bacteria, called multidrug-resistant gram-negative (MDRGN) organisms, far surpassed
that of two other common antimicrobial-resistant infections in long-term care facilities, according to a study conducted by researchers at Hebrew Seni...
Shark attacks decline worldwide in midst of economic recession
Over the long term, though, Burgess expects shark attacks to rise because of a gradual upswing from one decade to the next. "We've already surpassed
the numbers of attacks in the previous 10-year period," he said, "so we know this decade will be higher than the last."
Complete Genomics releases proof-of-concept data for its sequencing technology for the first time
"This marks a major achievement for the team at Complete Genomics they have sequenced a human genome at a high quality and low cost, which surpassed
expectations," said Dr. George M. Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Computational Genetics. "My t...
Researchers discover baldness gene: 1 in 7 men at risk
...antation in the United States alone exceeded $115 million (U.S.) in 2007, while global revenues for medical therapy for male-pattern baldness recently surpassed
$405 million. Male pattern baldness is the most common form of baldness, where hair is lost in a well-defined pattern beginning above both temples, an...
NTDs burden in Latin America and the Caribbean may exceed that of HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria
...bbean: A Review of Disease Burden and Distribution and a Roadmap for Control And Elimination,", neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as a group may have surpassed
HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as the most prevalent infectious diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean. The analysis found that NTDs are the...
70 years old and going strong with Down syndrome and no dementia
... In the world of Down syndrome, 'Mr. C' is a rarity. A real person whose progress has been tracked for the past 16 years, at seventy, 'Mr. C' has well surpassed
the average life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome, currently in the late fifties, but in the teens when 'Mr. C' was born. Further, 'Mr. C' do...
'Early bird' project really gets the worm
... project were women.
There are an estimated 82 million birdwatchers in the United States alone, making it the country's second most popular hobby, surpassed
only by gardening. Therefore, interest in the results of the Early Bird research project will be far reaching.
Both Marks and Witt agree that bei...
Iridescence workshop promotes nature's nanotechnology
...all the bling at a workshop on Iridescence to be held Feb. 6-9 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.
In terms of nanofabrication, nature has surpassed
mankind, in both structural intricacy and manufacture, producing nanostructures at body temperature and neutral pH, without caustic reagents or enviro...
Photo-monitoring whale sharks
To study whale sharks in a meaningful way, we really had to rethink how we collect data and how we analyze it, says Holmberg. The results surpassed
our expectations, allowing hundreds of individuals to contribute and providing the necessary data to obtain a closer look at the populations health.
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ChemOutsourcing Unveils 2009 Attendee List for September Show in New Jersey
...g.com/attendees_2009.php reports Mark Alexay of Apaporis LLC, the event organizer. Attendance is up 60% for this year's conference and has already surpassed
2008's record turnout. One thousand attendees are expected on September 14-16, 2009 at Ocean Place Resort.
The remarkable success of last y...
Blazing Trails: Dr. Ellery Knake Remembered for His Contributions to Weed Science
...grated pest management (IPM) techniques that have become a mainstay of modern agriculture.
"Ellery's enthusiasm for teaching and research was surpassed
only by his commitment to farmers," said Don Kuhlman, professor emeritus of agricultural entomology, University of Illinois. "He spent coun...
10,000 New Jobs, Investments Increased
...by chemical parks.
Establishment of Value-Added Chains
Investments in chemical parks have increased. In 2008 the total
investment volume surpassed
EUR 3.5 billion for the first time. In the years
leading up to 2008, companies invested an average of roughly EUR 3 billion in
the expansion and const...
Nucletron Announces 2008 Results
...R17 million with a strong fourth quarter contributing significantly to
the year-end success. Despite challenging global economic conditions,
projections in 2008 due in large part to a renewed focus
on brachytherapy treatment and an expanding product offering in external beam
Collexis BiomedExperts Fast Approaching 150,000 Registered Users
...registered user mark and will easily surpass 150,000 by the end of April. The unique visitor traffic in March has exploded to over 60,000 per day and surpassed
1.8 million unique visitors in March!
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"BiomedExperts continues to g...
The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Starts 2009 With Investment Momentum
...7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), the premier life sciences seed and early-stage investor in western Pennsylvania, has surpassed
the $13 million mark in committed investments. The PLSG's $13.2 million in direct investments in nearly 60 companies has attracted over $400 million i...
Amicus Therapeutics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results
...rate trends of efficacy, as measured by the standard endpoints in Gaucher disease. Amicus previously reported that target enrollment is expected to be surpassed
in the study and the Company expects the results to be available in the third quarter of 2009.
Amicus will continue to work closely with its pa...
Cancer Advances Acquires the Intellectual Property for a Suite of Products that Enhance the Immune System in Treatment of Gastric, Pancreatic, and Colorectal Cancers
...rican and European countries, thereby collectively targeting a $1 billion market. In the US, gastrointestinal cancer has the second highest incidence, surpassed
by only lung cancer.
About Cancer Advances
Headquartered near Research Triangle Park, privately held Cancer Advances will work with Cato Rese...
Despite Decline in Share of Global Output, U.S. Science Impact Still Strong, Says Thomson Reuters
...The U.S.'s citation impact has remained strong in the major science fields."
In all 21 science fields analyzed for this report, the U.S. markedly surpassed
the world average in citation impact. Topping the list was Physics, where the U.S. exceeded the world mark by 55 percent, followed by Chemistry and M...
LightLab Imaging Leads Global Advancement of Intracoronary Imaging
...er of imaging catheters sold in 2008 increased 90% from 2007
levels. The number of clinical OCT procedures using LightLab Imaging OCT
systems has now surpassed
10,000, providing LightLab with unsurpassed
"real-world" experience with OCT.
"From all perspectives, LightLab is recognized as the clear globa...