IBM Award for Innovative Solution to Tackling World's Most Critical Social and Environmental Problems
LONDON, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM ) was awarded the prestigious Coffey International Award for its application of technical expertise in innovative ways to address the greatest societal challenges of our time at the annual Business in the Community (BITC) Awards for Excell...
Clostridium difficile Infection in Primary Care: Tackling a Virulent Pathogen
Complimentary Continuing Education Virtual Lecture for Healthcare Professionals
VOORHEES, N.J., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is changing rapidly and has been marked by a significant increase in incidence and severity. Management of CDI c...
Southern California Parents and Kids Take Healthy Steps in Tackling Childhood Obesity
Southern California schools participate in 7th annual KID HEALTHY -- Steps to Healthy Living Campaign
SANTA ANA, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To combat the rising trend of childhood obesity in Southern California schools, more than 100,000 fourth and fifth grade students and pa...
Experts to share how research is tackling cancer
Cancer touches many people, but few have the chance to meet the researchers who have dedicated their lives to tackling
This month two world renowned cancer researchers will give a free public lecture in Newcastle to explain how their research is contributing to a better understandi...
Public Health Leaders Unveil Blueprint for Tackling Climate Change
Landmark Document Represents Emerging Consensus of Top Health and
Climate Experts, Includes Recommendations for Health Professionals and the
WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public
Health Association (APHA) today unveiled its first-ever blueprint for
Southern California Parents and Kids Take Healthy Steps in Tackling Childhood Obesity
Southern California schools participate in 6th annual KID
HEALTHY--Steps to Healthy Living Campaign
SANTA ANA, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To combat the
rising trend of childhood obesity in Southern California schools, more than
100,000 fourth and fifth grade students and pa...
Lack of political will and the subordination of women are major barriers to tackling AIDS
Denial, myths, complacency, lack of political will and the subordination of women are major obstacles in the fight against HIV and AIDS. And with no cure or vaccine in sight, scaling up prevention is of paramount importance, according to Professor Lars Kallings, a leading expert in the global figh...
Israel Offers Help to India in Tackling Water Scarcity
Israel has offered help to India in tackling
its severe water problem with not just technology to desalinate water but also in areas like waste water treatment, drip irrigation and conservation .
"Most of our principles, approach and technologies are applicable in India," said Yosef Dreizen...
Test Drug Seen as Best Hope in Decades for Tackling Parkinson's
A drug tested on lab mice slows and may even halt the progress of Parkinson's, offering the brightest pharmacological hope in decades of rolling back this tragic disease, US researchers report on Sunday.
Isradipine, already licensed for treatment for high blood pressure, rejuvenated ageing do...
Local Councils Should Be Responsible for Tackling Health Inequalities
The responsibility and resources for public health and tackling
health inequalities should lie// with local councils rather than with the NHS, argues an expert in this week’s BMJ.
Professor Tim Blackman of Durham University says that partnerships between local government and the NHS would the...
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Phase 1 Trial of Whole-Parasite Malaria Vaccine to Begin
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that highlights the strength of public-private collaboration in tackling
international health challenges, the Maryland-based company Sanaria Inc., with support from the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), has initiated a...
Sanofi Pasteur Starts a Phase II Study of a Vaccine Against Clostridium Difficile
... estimated to be costing more than $7bn a year. The emergence of a
hyper-virulent strain of C. difficile in 2002 further highlighted the
importance of tackling
About the Clinical Trial
The phase IIb trial involves about 600 participants with acute CDI at
about 30 centers across the United K...
Two New Studies in the New England Journal of Medicine Show Malaria Vaccine Candidate Advancing in Africa
About KEMRI-Wellcome Research Programme
The KEMRI-Wellcome Research Programme is an internationally renowned
research centre tackling
malaria and other important diseases in Kenya.
Safeguarding the health of young African children and their families is the
primary motivation of resea...
Michael J. Fox Foundation Announces $11 Million in 2009 Funding for Translational, Pre-Clinical and Clinical Parkinson's Disease Research
...a, but with potential to
significantly impact understanding or treatment of Parkinson's disease.
MJFF is eager to fund high-risk, high-reward projects tackling
scientific roadblocks to open new avenues for PD therapy development.
Research proposals may be submitted at any time and funding decisions a...
Senator Frist and Convention Delegates Support AIDS-Affected People Around the World, Raise Funds for Gustav Evacuees
... Vision is a Christian relief and development organization
dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their
full potential by tackling
the causes of poverty. World Vision serves the
world's poor regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
For more information, visit...
Daiichi Sankyo Announces Clinical Study Data for Oral Factor Xa Inhibitor DU-176b
...any that discovered one of the first Factor Xa small
molecules (DX-9065a), we are proud to be building on our innovation in
cardiovascular disease and tackling
the need for better and more effective
ways to prevent thrombosis," said John Alexander M.D., president, Daiichi
Sankyo Pharma Development. "We expect...
Kansas Invests Millions in Innovations to Improve Human Health and Launches Three National Bioscience Programs at BIO'08
...'s not just the state's great cancer research or clinical
trials capabilities -- Kansas is building world-class strength in the human
health sector by tackling
Two other programs first announced in Kansas in recent months also made
their national debut at BIO'08.
The $2.5 million Collabo...
Voices to Unite in Los Angeles for 6,000 Children Orphaned Daily
...n is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to
working with children, families, and their communities worldwide reach
their full potential by tackling
the causes of poverty and injustice. We
serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For
more information, visit http://www.w...
'Superbug' Outbreak Calls for Immediate Increased Attention on Infection Control
...e and restrict the areas as a first order of business," said Al
Draper, director of restoration for New York City-based LVI Services. "Our
focus is on tackling
infected sites to contain and destroy these bacteria
and keep people safe and healthy." The superbug scare has reinforced the urgency for proper infe...
38.7 Million People Break Guinness World Record for Stand Up Speak Out on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
...ess record coupled with the political
dimension to this year's action, tells us we are a growing movement of
people holding our leaders to account for tackling
global poverty and
inequality. The impressive efforts of our brothers and sisters in
developing countries through new lobbying actions like delegation...
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iPlant Kickoff Conference at CSHL begins tackling plant biology's grand challenges
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory will host the inaugural conference of the iPlant Collaborative, an NSF-funded, $50 million project to create a virtual center in cyberspace for plant sciences researchers and students. The kickoff conference, titled "Bringing Plant and Computing Scientists Together to...
Genetic breakthrough offers promise in tackling kidney tumors
A new study has shown promising results in fighting a severe genetic disorder which can create tumours throughout the body.
Advances in genetic knowledge have transformed our understanding of disease in recent years. We now know which genes are linked to a wide variety of conditions. However, s...
Gene discovery opens door to tackling disease
Western Australian researchers have discovered a new gene that could lead to breakthroughs in breast and prostate cancer, as well as diabetes.
The gene, called SLIRP, was discovered by a team at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research's (WAIMR) Laboratory for Cancer Medicine, led by...
Transgenic goat's milk offers hope for tackling children's intestinal disease
It's hard to improve on milk, but animal scientists at the University of California, Davis, have found that milk produced by transgenic goats, which carry the gene for an antibacterial enzyme found in human breast milk, altered the intestinal bacteria in young goats and pigs that were fed the milk....
Prescription Drug Patches Gaining Ground, Tackling New Therapies
Created as an alternate route of drug administration to improve patient compliance and reduce drug side effects, prescription skin patches are rapidly becoming an important healthcare product category. While quietly gaining market share for the treatment of chronic conditions such as angina, hypert...
Obama administration announces more than $327 million in Recovery Act funding for science research
...ess ," said Secretary Steven Chu. "The projects provide vital funding and new tools for research aimed at strengthening America's energy security and tackling
some of science's toughest challenges."
Among the new approved projects are:
Several initiatives to advance civilian supercomputing, in which ...
UK bioscience sparkles with new Diamond fellowship
...allow researchers to concentrate exclusively on conducting world-class research to tackle serious scientific questions. The 2009 BBSRC Fellows will be tackling
bioscience issues including increasing crop yields, accelerated therapeutic drug development and better understanding of the natural world.
The 16 ...
New study ranks 'hotspots' of human impact on coastal areas
...or Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at UCSB.
"One of the great challenges is to decide where and how much to allocate limited resources to tackling
these problems," he said. "Our results identify where it is absolutely imperative that land-based threats are addressed so-called hotspots of land-ba...
Report shows the power of US cities to mitigate climate change and steps they need to take to adapt
CDP's Chief Executive Paul Dickinson said: "We applaud the cities who took part in this project for the steps they are taking towards tackling
climate change. Cities around the world have the potential to drive significant emissions reductions globally. The cities participating in this proj...
Xie Lab uncovers molecular machinery related to stem cell fate
...but their exact roles have not been carefully studied. The knowledge generated by this work and the tests we have developed give us great advantage in tackling
many additional questions."
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Aztech Controls Introduces Standardized Gas Sticks for Semiconductor Tool Hook Up
...he past. After working with us, they are amazed at how easy it is to work with us; and gas sticks are now a problem of the past. They can move on to tackling
more pressing issues."
Aztech Controls maintains a Class 10 cleanroom for assembly and testing with high purity utilities (DI Water, N2, Ar, ...
Solace Pharmaceuticals Appoints Professor David Julius, Renowned Pain Physiologist, to Scientific Advisory Board
...nd develop innovative treatments for pain."
Professor Julius comments, "Solace has staked out some very innovative approaches for targeting and tackling
chronic pain. I look forward to working with an extraordinarily talented and diverse group of advisors to bring new ideas to the treatment of pain bas...
TechNet Urges Swift U.S. Senate Approval of FCC Nominees Julius Genachowski and Robert McDowell
...nology and communications for our nation's economic future. We urge the Senate to swiftly confirm both of these able nominees so they can get to work tackling
the multitude of communications issues now facing the Commission."
"Julius Genachowski and Robert McDowell both bring dedication, tireless work e...
Canadian research team reports major breakthrough in lithium battery technology
...intimate contact with a conductor, such as carbon."
The Canadian research team leap-frogged the performance of other carbon-sulphur combinations by tackling
the contact issue at the nanoscale level. Although they say the same approach could be used with other materials, for their proof of concept study the...
Genencor Shows How Industrial Biotech Breakthroughs Contribute to the New Green Economy
"Northern California's cluster of life sciences companies is the biggest in the U.S. Genencor is one on of the pioneers in the area that are tackling
critical industrial challenges through biotechnology," says Matthew Gardner, President and CEO of BayBio, who moderated an executive panel. "They repr...
Lockheed Martin Invests in Smart Grid Research and Development at Penn State University
...: LMT ) has partnered with Penn State University to develop innovative solutions for the energy sector. As part of the corporation's commitment to tackling
critical national energy challenges, Lockheed Martin will fund $400,000 of research and development projects at Penn State in 2009.
Stanford: Quantum computing spins closer
... The promise of quantum computing is that it will dramatically outshine traditional computers in tackling
certain key problems: searching large databases, factoring large numbers, creating uncrackable codes and simulating the atomic structure of materials....
BIO Ventures for Global Health Receives $7 Million Grant from Gates Foundation to Engage Biotechnology in the Fight Against Neglected Diseases of the Developing World
continue to deter industry from applying their technologies to research and
development for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). BVGH is tackling
barriers and addressing the issues most often identified by both the public
and private sectors as limiting collaboration and the application of...
Engineers aim to solve 'burning' computer problem
... life would increase.
Combining Ghosh's command of physics with Stan's expertise in electrical engineering, the two hope to bridge the concept of tackling
Maxwell's Demon and Brownian ratchets from theoretical physics to engineered technologies.
"These theories have been looked at from a physics pers...
New strategies against bird flu
...erly helpless, Imai says. Since we found a common injury pathway, our hopes are high that we may be able to develop a new and innovative strategy for tackling
severe lung infections.
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MHC Volume 2 from Promega
Description:...terest in the structure of MHC proteins and in their function as antigen-presenting molecules. Many immunology labs are now faced with the prospect of tackling
biochemical and genetic techniques in order to study these molecules and these two Practical Approach volumes provide the ideal introduction. MHC 2 is...
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... neural networks, databases.
Mathematics - graph/network theory, population modeling, phylogenetical analysis .
Medicine and neuroscience - tackling
neural networks experimentally (brain slicing) as well as theoretically (computer models), membrane permitivity, gene therapy, understanding tumors.