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Scientists ID Protein Aiding Breast Cancer Spread

Called Menainv, research suggests it's a promising candidate as marker for metastasis MONDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that may contribute to the spread of breast cancer has been identified by U.S. researchers. The protein (called Menainv) is present in invasive cells wi...

Direct Relief's Corporate Partners Key to Aiding Cyclone Victims

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewsire/ -- U.S. corporations providing critical medicines and supplies to help victims of the Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar are relying upon their long-time partner, Direct Relief International, to ensure that the aid will reach the people and organizati...

U.S. Pharmacopeia Aiding FDA in Improved Tests for Heparin Contamination

Suspected Contaminant Mimics Heparin ROCKVILLE, Md., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention announces that it is working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop more sensitive methods for detecting contaminants recently found ...

Hemangioblasts Aiding Eye Damage Repair

Massachusetts-based company Advanced Cell Technology, is obviously thrilled with their landmark discovery of hemangioblasts or stem cells that repair arteries and regenerate blood. According to the company,the stem cells made from human embryos can proceed on to hearts and arteries of ...

Highmark Inc. Awards $14,000 to 28 Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations

... volunteers for LAOH to promote friendship, unity, and Christian charity by aiding the sick, poor and needy through grants, gifts and community activities. ---------------...

Pre-chewed Food Could Transmit HIV

...cted mother, and the other an HIV-infected aunt who was the caregiver. Gaur said that information in the three cases suggests that one factor aiding such transmission was mouth bleeding in the caregiver, as well as in the infant due to teething or infection. He also said caregivers' lack of adheren...

Kentucky College Simplifies Password Management by Deploying Self Service Solution to 270,000 Campus Users

...available.   IP-to-User Identity Tracking: Resolves IP of client browser visiting the Web Portal and maps it to user's AD account, aiding resolution of network and security issues instantly.   Change Control Friendly: Minimal installation footprint and requirements en...

Intelident Solutions Reaffirms Proposal to Acquire Zila

...h of fiduciary duty. Intelident has also named Tolmar Holding Inc. and related entities ("Tolmar") as defendants in the complaint, accusing Tolmar of aiding and abetting the breach of fiduciary duties by Zila's Directors. The five-count complaint alleges that: Zila's Directors have ...

Echo Therapeutics To Present at Prestigious 'Innovations in Diabetes' Conference

... corporation specializing in forming unique alliances between MDs and medical institutions involved in medical research and education, with the aim of aiding advancing medical education, disease management and patient care worldwide. Innovara was founded over 25 years ago and is dedicated to working with gl...

Controlling Risk Mandates Health Insurance Reviews

... for 21 years. As President of Dickholtz Wealth Management in Northbrook, IL and a wealth advisor with Securities America Advisors, she specializes in aiding families, family stewards, widows and single women in the growth and preservation of personal and family wealth. Dickholtz takes a collaborative appro...
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Investigational Genetic Test May Help Address Common Problems in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

...perience, we believe that our PCA3 assay, when used in conjunction with other tests, can help predict the risk of a positive follow-up biopsy, thereby aiding in the diagnosis of prostate cancer," said Henry L. Nordhoff, Gen-Probe's chairman and chief executive officer. "We are pleased to be moving ahead wi...

Clinical Genomics Continues Progress in Developing Biomarker Portfolio for Colorectal Cancer Testing

...ght early [1]. In 2006, Quest Diagnostics acquired Enterix Inc., manufacturer of the FDA- cleared InSure(R) fecal immunochemical test (FIT) for aiding the detection of colorectal cancer based on stool testing. Quest Diagnostics also made an equity investment in Clinical Genomics, which was formed as ...

InnoCentive and Nature Publishing Group Announce Partnership to Facilitate Open Innovation

...ificant advances in science to the attention of the research community and the public, and strives to be an integral part of the scientific community, aiding collaboration and the spread of knowledge. For large global challenges like infectious diseases and climate change, it makes sense to cast the net as ...

Quest Diagnostics ClariSure(TM) Postnatal Molecular Test Receives Clinical Laboratory Approval from New York State

... Test aiding diagnosis of mental retardation, birth defects, and autism spectrum and developmental disorders now approved for use on patients in New York MADI...

Winning the War on Cancer: The Critical Role of Radiation Oncology

... year, more than 1 million cancer patients receive radiation treatment. In a patient's personal war against cancer, new and improved technologies are aiding the fight by allowing more targeted radiation to cure cancer, control the growth of cancer or relieve pain and other cancer symptoms. The Capito...

US Testing Proves Glyc'n Go(TM) Increases NO in the Blood Stream

...dition to the NO and energy benefits; Glyc'n Go(TM) provides antioxidant functions by diminishing the potentially harmful effects of free radicals and aiding in the reduction of muscle tissue damage due to lactic acid build up. Glyc'n Go(TM) delivers more pure GlycoCarn(R) per serving than any other GP...

Caliper Life Sciences' Optical Imaging Technology Selected to Aid Tuberculosis Research Efforts by the Texas A&M Health Science Center

...ulosis is one of the most serious infectious diseases in the world. Caliper is dedicated to assisting the global fight against infectious diseases and aiding the discovery of life-saving treatments. Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a consortium of leading tubercul...

Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital Using Bubbles to Help Babies Breathe

...e solution to bubble. This bubbling creates vibrations that are transmitted to the baby's chest, helping the infant maintain better lung inflation and aiding in the proper movement of gases into and out of the lungs. "It's a very simple approach," said Randy Grubbs, MD, a neonatologist on the medical st...

Two Point of Care Tests From Quest Diagnostics Receive FDA 510(k) Clearance

...nely tested for by reference laboratories. The company also received FDA clearance for Focus Diagnostics' HerpeSelect(R) Express(TM) HSV-2, a test for aiding in the diagnosis of the herpes simplex type-2 virus, the primary cause of genital herpes. This is the first step in the regulatory process that allows...

First High-Res 3-D Structures of Mammalian HSP90 Protein Solved, Key to Better Targets for AIDS, Sepsis, Cancer Drugs

..."Our work opens the door to a more intensive evaluation of this protein both from a mechanistic as well as a therapeutic point of view. In addition to aiding our understanding of the fundamental biology of chaperone-mediated protein folding, this work lays the foundation for the design of drugs that specifi...
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ImmunoWELL Mycoplasma pneumoniae Antibody (IgG) Test

Description:... Antibody (IgM) Test and is not intended for qualitative (one specimen) use. This assay is intended for establishing epidemiological information and aiding in the diagnosis of recent M. pneumoniae infections....
Company:GenBio

RDL Reference Laboratory

Description:... RDL Reference Laboratory is dedicated to the principles of excellence and consistency in esoteric laboratory testing. We are committed to aiding the clinician in early diagnosis and continued disease management through the design of profiles and panels that provide the ordering physician an arr...
Company:RDL Reference Laboratory

HerpeSelect® 2 ELISA IgG

Description:...an sera. In conjunction with the Focus HerpeSelect® 1 ELISA IgG, the test is indicated for testing sexually active adults or expectant mothers for aiding in the presumptive diagnosis of HSV infection. The predictive value of a positive or negative result depends on the population's prevalence and the pr...
Company:Focus Diagnostics

HerpeSelect® 1 ELISA IgG

Description:...an sera. In conjunction with the Focus HerpeSelect® 2 ELISA IgG, the test is indicated for testing sexually active adults or expectant mothers for aiding in the presumptive diagnosis of HSV infection. The assay can be used manually or in conjunction with an automated system as outlined in the package in...
Company:Focus Diagnostics

Myoglobin Test Modules

Description:... A fluorogenic enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) for the quantitative measurement of myoglobin in human serum or plasma aiding in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Features : Dry chemistry-based technology for ease of use....
Company:Dade Behring, Inc.

Hemoccult Fecal Occult Blood Test

Description:... For thirty years, the Hemoccult fecal occult blood test (FOBT) has been aiding physicians in detecting hidden blood in stool specimens as an early indication of colorectal cancer. More than 300 studies using Hemoccult products m...
Company:Beckman Coulter, Inc

Avanta Total Wrist

Description:...g from rheumatoid, degenerative, and post-traumatic arthritis. The implant is designed as a surface replacement device, minimizing bone resection and aiding in the restoration proper anatomy....
Company:Small Bone Innovations, Inc.

PressureWire Certus Guidewire

Features:... Smooth tracking high-performance guidewire New hydrophilic polymer sleeve forms a lubricious surface aiding overall manoeuvrability in tortous vessels along with a clinically proven increase in torque response. Reduced friction gives increased pushabi...
Company:Radi Medical Systems, Inc.

Tractfinder® Closed Tip Ureteral Stents

Features:... Movable core guidewire with tapered tip > Tractfinder® flexes, aiding in the negotiation of a tortuous ureter Enhanced radiopacity > Excellent fluoroscopic or radiographic visualization Proven, time-tested silicone > E...
Company:GYRUS ACMI

ManuTrain

Features:...serts leave radius and ulna pressure-free and provide intermittent compression to the soft tissue of the joint, leading to increased circulation, thus aiding in the resorption of swelling and edema Promotes proprioception, thus heightening sensory awareness in the wrist for increased joint stabilization ...
Company:Bauerfeind USA, Inc.
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Potassium

... dosage, side effects, drug interactions, warnings, and patient ... Potassium is a mineral that helps the kidneys function normally as well as aiding in normal heart function. ... hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the blood) ... Potassium (chemical symbol K, atomic number 19) is a memb...
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Midge keeps invasive mosquito in check, aiding native mosquitoes

AUDIO: Barry Alto describes his research on the interactions of predators and prey. This is the audio for an audio slide show. Click here for more infor...

New nanotechnology able to examine single molecules, aiding in determining gene expression

A new nanotechnology that can examine single molecules in order to determine gene expression, paving the way for scientists to more accurately examine single cancer cells, has been developed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at UCLA's California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI), New York Uni...

Fish species plays surprise role in aiding coral reef recovery

In a study that marks progress in understanding the basis of coral reef recovery, researchers have revealed the critical importance of a rare batfish, Platax pinnatus, in promoting the return to health of a disturbed coral reef overgrown with algae. The findings bring to light a previously unrecogn...

Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

...ate healthy croplands doesn't include just above-ground approaches. Soil bacteria can affect the growth and success of crop plants by fixing nitrogen, aiding in the uptake of nutrients and decomposing dead organic matter. Some current farming practices, however, may disrupt the soil ecosystem and decrease t...

Probiotics help gastric-bypass patients lose weight more quickly, Stanford study shows

...u empty," Morton said. "A lot of people aren't aware that we all carry about a lot of bacteria in our intestines and that they're extremely helpful in aiding digestion. And I thought, 'Well, if we give these patients probiotics, then maybe we can improve these symptoms.' "Part of the obesity puzzle may b...

MicroRNAs grease the cell's circadian clockwork

...ed miR-122, which is highly abundant in liver. It has caught considerable attention for its role in regulating cholesterol and lipid metabolism and in aiding the replication of hepatitis C virus" explains David Gatfield, one of Professor Schibler's collaborators. Performance of the molecular oscillator ...

What's protected, what's not?

...tates, this geodatabase includes information that allows it to be incorporated into the United Nations' World Protected Areas Database (WDPA), thereby aiding a new perspective on conservation efforts worldwide. PAD-US was prepared in collaboration with the PAD-US Partnership, a public-private planning co...

New satellite data reveal impact of Olympic pollution controls

...al models to predict how pollution levels respond to changes in emissions. Such models are important for understanding the integrated Earth system and aiding policymakers considering ways to reduce pollution. Until recently, it's been difficult to improve atmospheric composition and chemistry models bec...

£20 million to fight virtual crime and treat our aging population

...dogenous stem cells. Applications for the research are numerous, with clear opportunities in treating cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as aiding those with musculoskeletal disease. The team are also working on a range of longer-lasting hip replacements. Turning ground-breaking research int...

£20 million to fight virtual crime and treat our ageing population

...dogenous stem cells. Applications for the research are numerous, with clear opportunities in treating cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as aiding those with musculoskeletal disease. The team are also working on a range of longer-lasting hip replacements. Turning ground-breaking research int...
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FDA Grants First Authorization of a Commercial 2009 H1N1 Flu Test for use During Pandemic Flu Emergency to Quest Diagnostics' Focus Diagnostics Business

...rains," said Jon R. Cohen, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer, Quest Diagnostics. "This capability could be critically important in aiding clinicians in determining which Influenza A virus is causing an infection should there be a surge in flu cases during the fall and winter flu season. ...

American Mothers Seriously Concerned About Childhood Allergies, Siemens Survey Reveals

...d mothers believe it is important for children at risk of developing allergies to be tested early. Research indicates that this is a critical step to aiding long-term quality of life. Early identification has been shown to facilitate prompt and effective treatment, and therefore help prevent the progressi...

Abbott & BioGenex Extend the Technology Co-development and Distribution Agreement for Marketing the Xmatrx(R) Advanced Staining Platform for the Automation of FISH, IHC and ISH Molecular Diagnostic Assays

...gy. The Xmatrx will be co-branded and marketed under a co-exclusive distribution agreement which calls for both parties to collaborate further in aiding adoption of FISH, IHC and ISH as primary tools in the emerging field of molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine. Under the terms of the agreem...

Frost & Sullivan: Lower Import Duties and Rising Customer Demand to Boost Russian Electronics Manufacturing Market

...well as its growing domestic market. However, liberalisation coupled with heightened demand from key end-user segments such as consumer electronics is aiding the growth of the electronics manufacturing market in Russia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO ) New analys...

Campbell Alliance Hires Joe Dillon, Expands Business Development Practice

...ofessionals in pharmaceutical and biotech BD who have identified, assessed, and executed numerous in-licensing deals. They have also been valuable in aiding out-licensors, helping clients improve internal processes for pharmaceutical business development, and assisting top executives in charting new strate...

Applied Precision Introduces New Super-Resolution Imaging System Doubling Resolution of Traditional Microscopes

...n has built, delivered, and installed six early adopter DeltaVision|OMX systems into leading laboratories in the US, Canada, and UK. These systems are aiding scientists studying HIV, neurological disease, cancer, DNA repair, gene regulation, and a host of other diseases and mechanisms. Applied Precision is...

Sigma-Aldrich Welcomes Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to the RNAi Partnership Program

...ership Program, Sigma-Aldrich aims to establish collaborations with select academic institutions. The company advances functional genomics research by aiding academic researchers with early exposure to emerging new techniques, a broad portfolio of intellectual property, and special partnership pricing on Si...

New Partnership Integrates Vibration Therapy Into Stem Cell Procedures

...circulation prior to surgery. Additionally, he says: "Vibration exercise pre-op may help elevate the quality of cells that are harvested, thus further aiding the body's healing process." "The possibilities are endless and WAVE is proud to be the platform of choice," said Harmeet Kuner, CEO of WAVE Manufac...

Vascular Biogenics Ltd. Presented With the Frost & Sullivan 2008 European Gene Expression Targeting Platform Technology Innovation Award

...ic therapy for ischemic diseases. "Both products are ideally designed for effectively stimulating the growth and maturity of new blood vessels, thus aiding in enhancing the VTS(TM) platform's efficacy in thwarting areas that suffer from lack of blood flow due to the obstruction of the existing blood vesse...

Observant LLC Appoints Two New Directors to the Senior Management Team

...nately in rigorous research methodology but this is just a starting point. The key lies in addressing the 'so what?' and the 'now what?' questions and aiding clients in taking indicated action." (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070913/NETH094LOGO ) The firm is also pleased to appoint Lana ...
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Transcapsidation

... with a coat protein of a differing virus. ... transcapsidation ( ¦tranz′kapsə′dāshən ) ( virology ) Change in the capsid of PARA (particle aiding replication of adenovirus) from one type of capsid n. The protein shell that surrounds a virus particle. [From ... transcapsidation (viro...
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