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Advanced Technologies Pump Growth Into European Cardiac Rhythm Management Market, Affirms Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The incidence of cardiovascular disease is rising due to factors such as ageing, obesity, smoking and other cardiac ailments. Each year cardiovascular diseases cause over 4.3 million deaths, accounting for 48 per cent of all mortalities in Europe. (Logo: http:...

U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms 2006 Lower Court Ruling That Tobacco Companies Committed Fraud for Five Decades and Lied About the Dangers of Smoking

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Today's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unan...

Virtuoso(R) Affirms Travel Amidst H1N1 Flu Scare

Virtuoso Highlights Precautions, Policy Changes And Reasons For Using A Knowledgeable Travel Advisor As The Swine Flu Continues To Concern Travelers NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The sudden outbreak of the H1N1 virus, more commonly known as the swine flu, caught the world by surprise, caus...

Sanofi-aventis Affirms Its Commitment to Partnering with Local Communities to Improve Hispanic and African American Health

Baltimore Activity Demonstrates Benefits of Linked Community Health Resources BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S. today presented progress of its Community Health Partnership (CHP), It's In Our Hands , at the 6th Annual National Minority Quality Forum He...

Genesis Pharmaceuticals Affirms Operating Income Guidance, Adjusts Revenue Guidance for Fiscal 2009

LAIYANG, China, April 2 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Genesis Pharmaceuticals Enterprises, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GNPH) ("Genesis" or the "Company"), a U.S. pharmaceutical company with its principal operations in the People's Republic of China, today affirmed its previously announced opera...

Appeals Court Affirms That J&J Stents Infringe Boston Scientific Patent; Claims Against TAXUS Liberte Dismissed

NATICK, Mass., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) announced today that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in the Company's stent litigation with Johnson and Johnson (J&J). The Court of Appeals upheld the District C...

RiskMetrics Affirms Recommendation that Stockholders Support LCA-Vision Board of Directors and Reject All Proposals by Dissident Joffe Group

Issues Alert maintaining recommendation in support of LCA's current board, urges stockholders to VOTE GOLD CINCINNATI, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LCA-Vision Inc. (Nasdaq: LCAV ) announces that RiskMetrics Group's ISS Governance Services has issued an Alert affirming its recommenda...

Fitch Affirms ProAssurance's Rating and Stable Outlook

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed its ratings and Stable outlook for ProAssurance and its primary insurance subsidiaries. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081024/PROASSURANCELOGO ) In announcing its decision, Fitch says ...

Aflac Incorporated Announces Fourth Quarter Results, Sees 2008 RBC Ratio Above 450%, Affirms 2009 Operating EPS Target

COLUMBUS, Ga., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aflac Incorporated today reported its fourth quarter results. Total revenues benefited from the strengthening of the yen to the dollar in the fourth quarter, rising 6.0% to $4.3 billion, compared with $4.0 billion in the fourth quarter of ...

Cosmetic Bootcamp LLC Affirms Plans for University and Summer Symposia

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cosmetic Bootcamp LLC announces strong corporate support for its inaugural program for residents and fellows in the core esthetic specialties of dermatology, plastic surgery, otorhinolarnygology and ophthalmology. "Sole commercial sponsorshi...
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Lilly and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Announce Lilly Agrees to be First Tenant of East River Science Park; Issue Urgent Call for Healthcare Reform that Protects Innovation and Jobs

...iatives to promote entrepreneurship, develop green jobs, support nonprofits, grow the media industry and add industrial jobs, and today's announcement affirms our belief that bioscience is another industry in which the City can and will succeed." As further evidence of innovation, Lilly also said th...

Ipsogen Expands its US Market Presence Through Licensing Agreement With ARUP Laboratories for the Commercialization of JAK2 Molecular Diagnostic Assays

... with ARUP, reinforces the medical value of the JAK2 test as a diagnostic tool for MPN supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and affirms the strong Intellectual Property position of Ipsogen's JAK2 patent portfolio," said Vincent Fert, Chairman and CEO of Ipsogen. "We are pleased ...

Cynosure Announces Presentation of Favorable Results from Post-Marketing Studies of Smartlipo MPX

...y," Dr. Katz said. Cynosure President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Davin said, "These studies provide powerful scientific evidence that affirms the dramatic results already being observed by physicians and patients. We believe this research, and subsequent studies, will drive further adoption...

FDA Approves Promacta(R) (Eltrombopag), the First Oral Medication to Increase Platelet Production for People With Serious Blood Disorder

...pivotal studies in the short term treatment and one ongoing long-term treatment study of patients with chronic ITP. "The approval of PROMACTA affirms our commitment to hematology and oncology research, and demonstrates our dedication to developing truly innovative therapies for patients," said Paolo...

Simcere Pharmaceutical Group Announces Interim Results of Endu Phase IV Clinical Study

...n Yan, Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, said: "The interim results of the open-label, large sample, multi-center Endu phase IV clinical study affirms the safety and therapeutic efficacy of Endu acting in conjunction with platinum-based chemotherapy. With our continued research of Endu Phase IV, we w...

VIDEO: Femara(R) helps protect against return of breast cancer even when treatment starts several years after completing tamoxifen therapy

...breast cancer recurrences occur five or more years after diagnosis - Separate analysis published in Annals of Oncology affirms significant advantages of Femara when taken after standard tamoxifen therapy EAST HANOVER, N.J., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Women may red...

NeurogesX Announces Preliminary Results from Second Phase 3 Clinical Trial in HIV-DSP

... Primary and Secondary Endpoints Do Not Achieve Statistical Significance Company affirms Plans to File NGX-4010 NDA in 2008 Schedules Investor Conference Call at 5:00 p.m. EST SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --...

The Oral Cancer Foundation Urges HPV Vaccination for Males

... papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations for males, and the FDA to fast track the approval once scientific due diligence has been accomplished. "The study affirms what we have long believed, namely that the vaccine can reduce oral cancer rates if given to both males and females," says Brian Hill, Founder and Exe...
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American College of Medical Genetics affirms importance of newborn screening dried blood spots

The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) has issued a new Position Statement on the Importance of Residual Newborn Screening Dried Blood Spots. In May 2006, ACMG recommended that all newborns in the United States be uniformly screened for 29 conditions. Tremendous progress has been made in ...

New research shows high-quality protein in eggs contributes to power, strength and energy

... Park Ridge, Ill. (February 17, 2009) A research review published recently in Nutrition Today (1) affirms that the high-quality protein in eggs makes a valuable contribution to muscle strength, provides a source of sustained energy and promotes satiety. Hi...

New study offers solution to global fisheries collapse

...not a scientific question; it's a value judgment on the part of local communities and their governments." Overall, the current study scientifically affirms what some fishermen and fisheries managers have long suspected based on anecdotal evidence and firsthand observation. "Up until now, it's been an a...

Loneliness undermines health as well as mental well-being

...ms, Cacioppo said. "There are three core dimensions to feeling lonelyintimate isolation, which comes from not having anyone in your life you feel affirms who you are; relational isolation, which comes from not having face-to-face contacts that are rewarding; and collective isolation, which comes from no...

Bitter orange SRMs: Tools for product analysis/quality

...ct and solid oral dosage form (tablets). The National Institute of Healths (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) affirms that there is not enough scientific evidence to support the use of bitter orange for health purposes. It notes many herbal weight-loss products now us...

1 person out of every 1,000 has synaesthesia, in which an individual can smell a sound

...ng and consider it a mistake. The synaesthete might even point out that the word is ugly or that he or she does not like it because it is not correct, affirms Callejas. Consequently, finding the word table written in red might be unpleasant whereas seeing it in blue might be agreeable. This emotional reactio...

Group selection, a theory whose time has come...again

...n to the field in 1975call for an end to forty years of confusion and divergent theories. They propose a new consensus and theoretical foundation that affirms Darwins original conjecture and is supported by the latest biological findings. Wilson and Wilson trace much of the confusion in the field to the ...

Are current projections of climate change-impacts on biodiversity misleading?

...nmental processes, says Dr. Rahbek. Our results are striking in that they contradict previous studies of large-scale patterns of species richness affirms Dr. Rahbek. They provide the first evidence, using a quantitative analytical approach, that historic climate can contribute to current patterns of ric...

Eat less, weigh more? Enzyme makes lean mice 'susceptible' to dietary fat

... discovery has broad implications for understanding the genetic underpinnings of obesity and weight management, the Hopkins investigators say the work affirms the central role of the brain in managing hunger and satiety and offers up new targets for drugs that manipulate CPT1c. But none have been developed ...
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Senetek Affirms Strong Financial Position

$16 Million Cash On Hand and No Debt NAPA, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Senetek PLC (OTC Bulletin Board: SNKTY), a life sciences company engaged in the development of technologies that target the science of healthy aging, announced today that the company continue...

Genzyme Affirms Purchase Price for Bioenvision at $5.60 Per Outstanding Share

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genzyme Corporation (Nasdaq: GENZ ) confirmed today that it will not change its purchase price for Bioenvision (Nasdaq: BIVN ) at $5.60 in cash per outstanding common share as set forth in the merger agreement between the two companies. Ge...

Wisconsin court affirms damages in Innogenetics, Abbott patent case

Madison, Wis. - The United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has upheld a $7 million damage verdict against Abbott Laboratories . The Madison-based court affirmed the damage award to Innogenetics , a biopharmaceutical company based in Gent, Belgium, and rejected Abb...

Study affirms information technology-productivity link

Madison, Wis. - With the U.S. economy showing alternating signs of strength and weakness, a recent study has given pause to business organizations that might want to slow the pace of information technology investment due to fears of a housing-induced recession. The Information Technology and ...

NPL and University of Surrey sign £10m deal

...iconductor industry. Professor Christopher Snowden, Vice Chancellor of the University of Surrey, said: "We are absolutely delighted. This award affirms Surrey's track record as a leading University for innovation and commercialisation. The KTA represents a fantastic opportunity to expand the already s...

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Signs Biopharmaceutical Company, Lilly, as Anchor New York City Tenant at the Alexandria Center for Science and Technology

...iatives to promote entrepreneurship, develop green jobs, support nonprofits, grow the media industry and add industrial jobs, and today's announcement affirms our belief that bioscience is another industry in which the City can and will succeed." "Alexandria has had a prior relationship with Lilly ...

The Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority Selects Pharmatech Oncology as Preferred Vendor

...is industry and we are very fortunate to have Pharmatech Oncology helping contribute to the Fitzsimons campus becoming a world-class research campus," affirms Vicki Jenings, Director of Business Relations for the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority. Rob Bohacs, Director of Business Development, Pharmatec...

Victhom Announces Launch of Enhanced Company Website

... navigation, enhanced visual content and a comprehensive view of the Company's technologies and products". He went on to say, "This redesigned Website affirms our commitment to provide relevant information and educate all of our stakeholders including patients, medical professionals, investors, and current a...

3SBio Inc. Announces Preliminary Third Quarter 2008 Results

... -- Expects One-Time Impairment Charge of RMB19.0 million (US$2.7 million) -- affirms 2008 Full Year Guidance SHENYANG, China, Oct. 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 3SBio Inc. (Nasdaq: SSRX ) ("3SBio" or "the Company"), a leading ...

NTU and SIMTech announce the first antenna-in-package solution for single-chip 60 GHz radio

...t the multiple and conflicting needs of the miniaturisation and high performance in telecommunication applications is an engineering achievement. This affirms the capabilities of local research institutes such as SIMTech to develop relevant technology for emerging and demanding requirements for cutting edge ...
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