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Clock Ticking In Boston Archdiocese Abortion Scandal

WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Archdiocese of Boston is on track to provide abortion "services" and American Life League is rolling out an aggressive campaign to expose the scandal. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO ) Celticare, the joint...

California Public Pension Crisis: The Ticking Time Bomb, a Full Disclosure Network Cable TV Series

In a bombshell exposé of California's massive, unfunded public employee retirement benefits, Full Disclosure Network® is re-releasing a two-part series on 40 cable systems featuring public pension fund officials and finance experts, including Mr. B. Scott Minerd, CEO Guggenheim Partner...

Clock Ticking for Millions of Federal Employees Hoping to Avoid Blue Cross/Blue Shield Benefits Cut

Patients and Doctors Call on BCBS and OPM to Restore 2008 Benefits, Extend "Open Season" Beyond December 8th Affected Patients and Doctors Available to Speak to the Press WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tick, Tick, Tick! Nearly half of the Fede...

NHS De-addiction, Rehabilitation waiting time ticking into months

The Scottish parliament has released figures which show that there is an incredible delay in meting out medical assistance //to patients enrolled for rehabilitation treatment programs under the banner of NHS(National Health Service) Scotland ,causing countless patients stranded and helpless . Mo...

New Implantable Device That Can Keep The Heart Ticking

People with a serious heart condition called nonischemic cardiomyopathy may improve their chances of survival if they have a device called a cardioverter-defibrillator implanted in their chests.// Researchers, assigned about 460 patients with severe cardiomyopathy to receive either standard tre...

Stem Cell Decision Opens New Doors, May Spur More Research

...m cell research because obtaining a federal grant is a slow process. "We have urgent patient needs right now. Every day that goes by, the clock is ticking for people with chronic illness and the federal government isn't designed to respond to that kind of urgency," she said. Kevin Eggan, chief scient...

Health-Care Reform Could Be Obama's Toughest Challenge

...s a threat to our economy," Obama bluntly stated last week while addressing the American Medical Association (AMA) annual meeting in Chicago. "It is a ticking time bomb for the federal budget. And it is unsustainable for the United States of America." The reforms currently being debated in Washington, D....

Close Monitoring May Help Troubled Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy

...rr, an assistant professor in the department of psychology at Oregon State University. Teen pregnancy rates fell for much of the last decade before ticking up again the last two years. The United States still has one of the highest rates compared to other industrialized nations. Girls in conventional f...

Edifecs(TM) and Axway Announce a Partnership Targeting Innovative HIPAA 5010 Migration Solutions.

...while providing effective full service strategic and process improvement consulting along each step of the migration path. "The clock is quickly ticking down to January 1, 2012," declared Todd Feinroth, Senior Vice President, Sales and Alliances, Edifecs Inc. "Healthcare organizations' strategic and ta...

It's A Wrap: 'Get Screened' Video Contest Winners Announced

...r scenario, the same man throws the letter in the trash and, instead of scheduling a colonoscopy, takes a nap on the couch, oblivious to the time bomb ticking inside his body. "There's a fine line between scaring people and sending a strong message - to look at colonoscopy as an opportunity and not a th...
Ticking in Biological News

1-finger exercise reveals unexpected limits to dexterity

... "Push your finger as hard as you can against the surface. Now as hard as you can but move it slowly - follow the ticking clock. Now faster. Now faster." These were the commands for volunteers in a simple experiment that casts doubt on old ideas about mechanisms to con...

Rhythmic genomics -- the yeast metronome and the walk of life

...Earth's organisms provide insight into how genomes maintain their integrity on their evolutionary journey. Ribosomal RNA sequence changes have been ticking away like clockwork for over 3 billion years, maybe even pre-dating the origin of the DNA world itself. However, even the slightest changes in sequenc...

Study: Health undervalued in reproductive rights debate

...y caused by a pharmacist's refusal, or that druggists at the other outlets might also refuse. "When women need the morning-after pill, the clock is ticking to prevent pregnancy," she said. "In these situations, you can see a direct clash between women's health and assertions of religious freedom. Increase...

Holiday gluttony can spell disaster for undiagnosed diabetics

...th undiagnosed diabetes. "The obesity epidemic is surging and people don't realize they're setting themselves up to develop diabetes. They're like ticking time bombs," said Dr. Manisha Chandalia, an endocrinologist at UT Southwestern. "Without treatment, high levels of blood sugars in the body can damage...

A resetting signal keeps circadian rhythm on track in Drosophila fruit flies

...ral mechanisms are quite conserved with mammals." "We were curious about how these brain cells stay synchronized, so we controlled the way time was ticking in individual clocks: we made the morning cells run faster and the evening cells relatively slower, and the other way around," explained researcher Da...

Researchers quantify more noise in gene expression

...variations," said Hasty. "And intrinsic and extrinsic variation in gene expression also prevents genetically identical cells growing side-by-side from ticking in unison." Intrinsic noise resulting from low copy numbers of molecules has been the focus of earlier studies by Hasty's group. Its Nature paper f...

What Makes The Brain Tick, Tick, Tick: Researchers Gaining New Insights Into Brain's Internal Clock

...al brain signals in ensembles of brain cells and functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. For example, they are studying how the clock's ticking changes in Parkinson's patients as they change levels of their medication, which effects the amount of dopamine in their brains. Dopamine has been imp...

Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish at UH hold keys to biological clocks

... back to nature versus nurture," Cahill said. "We found that these per3-luc zebrafish contain something in their genetic makeup that gets their clocks ticking without parental influence, however, we determined that it does take some sort of environmental input for the clock to start. In this case it was expo...

Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells

...difficulty making motor neurons, Zhang believes, may be that they are one of the earliest neural structures to emerge in a developing embryo. With the ticking clock of development in mind, Zhang and his team deduced that there is only a thin sliver of time - roughly the third and fourth week of human develop...
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We are American No sex, please

... from free and open blessing to chastity and burkhas. Depending on your upbringing, and where you stand, it is a total cultural shock and, at times, a ticking bomb ready to turn into public riots. Dont even try. Branding and sex do not mix on the global marketing scene. Sir Richard Branson and his extraor...

Keep your tech employees happy

...gers are beginning to worry. Theyre wondering: Which employee is going to surprise them with a resignation letter any given Monday and start the clock ticking on a two-week notice period? Nice as it is to see the economy showing some life, its also disconcerting to a manager whos on the hook to deliver a ...

IT outsourcing according to Tom Koulopoulos, part 1

...ery 10 years. If you're in consumer electronics it's innovation every 6 months. But there's some metronome of innovative changes. That metronome is ticking faster and faster, so you've got to apply your energy to the process of innovation given your cycle time within your industry. The more IT you have su...

Biotech talent drew venture-funded firm to Madison

...hat are developing research tools. "We were very interested in Madison because of the mass of life science tool companies already there," she said, ticking off Promega , BellBrook Labs , and others. "It allows us to identify people that are experienced in that space that can work for us." One of its ...

Milwaukee could be wireless in 18 months

... Milwaukee, Wis - This week, the clock starts ticking on the 18-month window for Midwest Fiber Networks to complete installation work on the city's wireless Internet service. After months of indecisi...

Failure of heart drug offers lessons for drug industry

...mpounds, either from traditional chemicals or through biotechnology research. They want to quickly to test those compounds because the clock is always ticking on the life of the patent. Once generic copies of the patented drug enter the market, prices plummet. Careful clinical trials are essential, but anyth...

WARF will ease stem cell licensing restrictions

...aching patents. "I think this represents, to me, a direct reaction to all the negative publicity in the research community and in the press," he said, ticking off a list of national publications that have covered the controversy. "All this came about as a result of the request for [patent] re-examination." ...

CIO Leadership Series: Greg Smith, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

...th and his information services staff are attempting to do is transform IS in a way that better supports operations at a lower cost. The clock started ticking on the $48 million health record investment in July of 2006, and within three years Wheaton expects to revamp critical information systems for care si...
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