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No Safe Bets for Casino Workers: NIOSH Study Shows Casino Workers Face Toxic Conditions

BERKELEY, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights: A new report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) shows workers in Las Vegas casinos are exposed to dangerous levels of secon...

Hairy Boy Bets on Laser Treatment for Cure

A 11-year-old boy has hair growing all over his face and body, a rare medical anomaly. And doctors say that laser treatment or plastic surgery is the only way out . Prithviraj Patil, son of a well-to-do farmer in Sangalwadi near Sangli, suffers from a rare medical anomaly though he is other...

New book series renews call for ban on gambling

... CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Banning gambling is among the best bets to reverse a deep recession that has crippled the global economy, according to a new collection of books that offer the most comprehensive analysis ev...

What happens in Vegas? Place as a risk factor for suicide

...explain the reasons for this geographical suicide cluster, but these need further research. "One would be 'gambler's despair'someone visits Las Vegas, bets his house away and decides to end it all. Another would be that those predisposed to suicide disproportionately choose Las Vegas to reside in or visit...

The MedZilla Report: June 2008 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...nies foresee receiving regulatory approval from the FDA and, therefore, the need to market and sell new drugs. "Companies could be hedging their bets there," Hopps said, "hoping to have personnel in place when it's time to make their move." As in the previous months, potential app...

Singapore Is One of the Fastest Growing Bioclusters in Asia; Wave of Investments in Drug Discovery and Translational Research

... Strong Government Support Continues to Draw Top Research Institutes, Talent, and Corporate Labs That Are Looking to Place Strategic bets for the Future SAN DIEGO, June 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Singapore's investment of more than US$2.1 billion in the b...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Commits up to $3.8 Million to Develop Gene Silencing Neuroprotective Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

...clein expression; new approaches are needed. This LEAPS grant is characteristic of how The Michael J. Fox Foundation goes about its work -- making big bets on fresh ideas with potential to impact patients' quality of life." While its normal function in the brain remains unknown, the accumulation of ex...

Will Seven Be the Lucky Number for Las Vegas Newlyweds?

...o marital bliss. In the wedding capital of the world, couples are lining up to get married on Saturday, July 7, 2007 -- 7/7/7 -- placing their bets on future domestic tranquility and happiness. In small chapels that have hosted weddings for decades and at large glitzy resorts where nearby ...

Stem Cell Transplants Explored as a Possible Treatment for Hearing Loss

...s got a step-by-step plan for making this dream a reality. It may take another decade or so, but if anyone can do it, he's the guy to place your bets on. 'Everyone asks, 'How long before we do this?'' said Heller, PhD, associate professor of otolaryngology, whose accent still bears the trace o...
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Ecologists use oceanographic data to predict future climate change

...d the change would likely be abrupt," says Greene. "While the ecosystem consequences of gradual changes in the ocean are somewhat predictable, all bets are off after such abrupt changes occur." ...

Global Viral Forecasting Initiative receives $11M to implement pandemic early warning system

...lliant, Executive Director of Google.org. "The cutting-edge work of Nathan Wolfe and his network of public health stars may be one of the world's best bets to prevent the next pandemic." GVFI's strategy for preventing pandemics comes out of more than a decade of research by its founder and director, Dr...

High blood pressure takes big toll on small filtering units of the kidney

... Take a kidney out of the body and it still knows how to filter toxins from the blood. But all bets are off in the face of high blood pressure. "How does the kidney know how to do it and why does it break in hypertension?" says Dr. Edward W. Insch...

Impoverished areas of Africa and Asia face severe crop losses from climate change in 20 years

...ere we are less certain. In the end, if a choice has to be made, individual institutions will have to decide for themselves whether to pursue the sure bets or the riskier but potentially high-payoff investments. The study arrived at a particularly useful time, said co-author Rosamond Naylor, director o...

Toll of climate change on world food supply could be worse than thought

...rom 1- to 2-degree rises. This would buy a few decades of time for nations to agree on ways to slow or reverse the warming itself. After that, all the bets are off, said Tubiello. ...

Wildfire drives carbon levels in northern forests

... the last 50 years. But if carbon dioxide concentration really doubles in the next 50 years and the temperature increases 4 to 8 degrees Celsius, all bets may be off." ...

Stem cell transplants explored at Stanford as a possible treatment for hearing loss

... got a step-by-step plan for making this dream a reality. It may take another decade or so, but if anyone can do it, he's the guy to place your bets on. "Everyone asks, 'How long before we do this?'" said Heller, PhD, associate professor of otolaryngology, whose accent still bears the trace ...

Random gene expression may drive HIV into hiding

...to those that investigate the consequences of such molecular noise on cellular function. The authors [present] a scenario in which HIV-1 can hedge its bets by having an inherent ability to proceed either to latency or viral production. This intriguing notion still needs to be tested experimentally, and mo...
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Sony Bets Heavy on Wisconsin Digital Entertainment Presence

On July 29th, Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO ) will hold its annual meeting at which shareholders will be asked to vote to approve the purchase of its entire desktop software business including its Sound Forge, Vegas video editing and ACID music creation computer programs to a subsidiary of Sony ...

Madison start-up bets on interactive future for reading education

A 3D-Readers screen shot, courtesy of NeuronFarm. Madison, Wis. After four years of development the electronic learning company NeuronFarm has put the finishing touches on its interactive Web-based learning tool 3D-Readers, moving past early funding difficulties and technological hurdles. ...

How MG&E bets on small companies for the long term

When it comes to economic development in Dane County, Madison Gas & Electric has followed a small-market blueprint over the last 20 years as it works to nurture entrepreneurial activity in the hope that today's prospects turn into tomorrow's major league employers. For MG&E, it's part of an ov...

GYA: Grow Your Assets

...Wisconsins GOOD NEWS is. Once your assets are known, they become your best bets for strategic action and up-tempo economic growth. For example, New Orlean...nored. C) Asset maps uncover the investments that are the immediate best bets for further growth and development. D) Investing in assets shows measura...

Researchers Push for Faster Drug Development

...the $35 billion worth of patented drugs due to lose their patents in the next three years. Certainly the senior executives see the need for riskier bets or new ways of doing business, Mattys said. But its not translating to masses yet in R&D organizations. New discovery platforms, such as ACTIVTox f...

Sony Completes Acquisition of Sonic Foundry

... network services evolve. Our strategy is to take the technology to make new revenue stream and new businesses, he added. Related Links: ">Sony bets Heavy on Wisconsin Digital Entertainment Presence Intent is to develop next generation digital entertainment services ">Interview: Patrick Kenn...

Dateline 2010: The decade in review

...anagement, architecture, and IT planning, come into their own. The winners didnt bet millions on every big-bang project, they found ways to make small bets through pilots and field tests. Then they turned the things that worked into the next round of bigger bets. Essentially, the IT market matured and sto...

You might work in a Midwest technology environment if...

...MUSH stands for? If you have a company football pool, is there at least one member of your team who has written a predictive model by which his or her bets are placed? Scoring 0-2 points: slide rule optional (Kinkos is more technical than my workplace) 3-5 points: respectably geeky (we live by ou...

The greatest life-science developments of 2004

...evice business. Guidant fit that bill. Via acquisitions, Johnson & Johnson has rapidly built an increasingly strong place in the industry to hedge its bets on both drugs (Pfizer) and medical devices (Medtronic). 3. The mergers of four Japanese companies this year. Anyone who has studied the Japanese ...

Life-science research plan is about more than stem cells

...mainly to Big Pharmas struggles with safety concerns, patent expirations and slow R&D timelines. Given those trends, Wisconsin is wise to hedge its bets and pursue research breakthroughs with stem cells as well as other disciplines. The field has already dramatically narrowed. Of the 50 states, it is c...
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