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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Sponsors Bridges to Excellence Program, Focusing on Quality Management of Diabetes

Bold, new BCBSTX program to make health and wellness top priorities by rewarding physicians for performance. RICHARDSON, Texas, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has announced that it is now licensed as a sponsor of a new program, Bridges to Excellence (BTE...

First Rewards Paid to New Jersey Doctors Through Participation in Bridges to Excellence

Incentives paid by employers and health plans to physicians meeting quality standards for diabetes care TRENTON, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through Bridges to Excellence (BTE), the nation's most extensive effort to recognize and reward high-performing physicians, improve patien...

Health Plans Achieve Bridges to Excellence Physician Incentive and Reward Program Endorsement

Aetna first plan to receive national endorsement; CDPHP earns regional designation WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridges to Excellence (BTE), the nation's largest effort to recognize physicians for delivering high-quality care, announced the latest health plans to achieve BTE Incent...

Doctors Receive Bonuses for Providing Optimal Care to Patients Through Bridges to Excellence

BTE announces Massachusetts program enhancements to make it easier for physicians to participate BOSTON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth consecutive year, Bridges to Excellence (BTE), the nation's largest effort to measure and reward physicians for delivering high-quality care, will...

Mike Bridges Takes Home Four Gold Medals at IPF Masters World Powerlifting Championships; Says NutraCea's RiSolubles(R) is an Essential Part of his Training Regimen

PHOENIX, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- NutraCea (OTC Bulletin Board: NTRZ), a world leader in stabilized rice bran (SRB) nutrient research and technology, announced today that world champion powerlifter Mike Bridges received four gold medals for his performances in the squat, bench press and dead li...

LearnCDHC Bridges Education Gap on Consumer Directed Healthcare : Interactive Web resource engages and educates consumers about consumer-directed healthcare

LearnCDHC, a Web-based resource designed to engage and educate viewers about consumer-directed healthcare (CDHC) options including Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), has partnered with sister company, Axcept Media, to offer ...
Bridges in Medical Technology

Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. and Medical Research Council Technology (U.K.) Reach Important Milestone in Generating an Alzheimer's Therapeutic Antibody

...ialization catalyst for the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), working to translate cutting edge scientific discoveries into commercial products. MRCT bridges the gap between innovative basic science and making medicine. By providing both chemical tools and antibody therapeutic antibody candidates, MRCT give...

International Diabetes Federation Grant Supports Lifestyle Intervention Study to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in India

...Georgia, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) bridges translational research grant programme will fund a lifestyle intervention t...d economic effects of diabetes," said Dr. Linda Siminerio, Chair of the IDF bridges Review Committee. "The Chennai trial led by Dr. Narayan and Indian investig...

Arizona Doctor Offers New Addiction Drug Treatment for Meth Addicts Showing More Than 60% Success Rate

...ical trials successfully kicked their addiction, while 97 percent reported a decrease in frequency of cravings. In a study just published by Community bridges in Arizona, the findings showed 86 percent of patients in the PROMETA(R) program versus less than 10 percent in other intensive outpatient programs we...

Orqis(R) Medical's Cancion(R) System Significantly Increases Cardiac Performance

...edical, stated, "MOMENTUM proved that the Cancion System significantly improves cardiac performance." He continued, "Orqis' unique aortic flow therapy bridges the gap between medical management and more invasive procedures without ever touching the heart." The Cancion System is currently available in markets...

UMDNJ-University Hospital in Newark to Tailor Diabetes Interventions for Low-Income and Minority Groups With Grant From the International Diabetes Federation

...he core of the International Diabetes Federation's bridges program (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems). bridges financially supports translational research projec...re worldwide. Linda Siminerio, PhD, chair of the bridges Review Committee said that the Federation is commi...

The Well Project Web Portal Receives Stevie(R) Website of the Year, InfoWorld 100 Award

... women in the United States are living with HIV. ABOUT THE WELL PROJECT The Well Project is an Atlanta-based national non-profit organization that bridges research, resources and relationships to change the AIDS pandemic's effect on women around the world. The Well Project addresses three critical gaps i...
Bridges in Medical Products

MIS/AMH ELISA Test

Description:... Substance (MIS), also known as Anti-Mullerian Inhibiting Substance (AMH), is a glycoprotein dimer composed of two 72 kDa monomers linked by disulfide bridges (1). MIS/AMH belongs to the transforming growth factor-? (TGF-?) superfamily which includes TGF-? and the various inhibin and activin glycoproteins (2...
Company:Diagnostic Systems Laboratories, Inc.

HELEX Septal Occluder

Description:...sure of ostium secundum atrial septal defects (ASDs). The Occluder, which is composed of ePTFE patch material supported by a Nitinol wire frame, bridges and eventually occludes the septal defect to stop the shunting of blood between the atria. The process of tissue ingrowth and attachment to the patch...
Company:W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

TCS Symphony

Description:...e systems already in place, such as clinical data repositories, EPR and hemodynamic systems. It creates an optimized workflow environment, effectively bridges information gaps and eliminates the need for multiple data entry. Flexible and Scalable TCS Symphony's modular approach supports tailor-made ...
Company:Medcon Telemedicine Technology, Inc. (now part of McKesson Corporation)

DiaTrends

Description:...ed by practicing clinical endocrinologists. This quality improvement tool helps diabetes care providers achieve optimal diabetes outcomes. DiaTrends bridges medicine with technology by providing a state-of-the-art, robust, user-friendly diabetes management information technology product. This diabetes sof...
Company:Overlook Software, Inc.

Agility Total Ankle System

Description:... The Agility Total Ankle System from DePuy is the first total ankle replacement implant with a wide base of support that bridges the fused tibiofibular syndesmosis for increased contact and better force distribution. The Agility Ankle, developed in conjunction with Frank G. Alvi...
Company:DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.

S.M.A.R.T. Control Stent System

Features:...provides immediate wall apposition to prevent stent migration and increases crossability for post dilatation The unique segmented design and offset bridges allow the S.M.A.R.T. CONTROL Stent to achieve continuous wall apposition, even in tortuous anatomy Less than 6% shortening (from proximal end only)...
Company:Cordis Corporation
Bridges in Biological News

Building bridges between the clinic and the laboratory

Cambridge, UK, 04 August 2008 - Disease Models & Mechanisms ( DMM ) is the first journal to focus on translational research and the use of model organisms to advance human health. Published by the Company of Biologists, DMM is a highly anticipated biomedical research journal which officially ...

Grid bridges 4,800 miles for molecular repositories

In a bid to facilitate collaboration among other biomolecular researchers, the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has become the first institution outside the United Kingdom to join the Biological Simulation Grid Consortium of Great Britain. The BioSimGrid was organized ...

Gene Bridges And Covalys To Develop Restriction-Enzyme-Free SNAP-tag Gene Fusion Kits

Gene Bridges and Covalys Biosciences AG today announced a collaboration to develop "Copy & Paste" DNA engineering kits to generate SNAP-tag fusion proteins based on Gene Bridges' Red/ET recombination technology. Gene Bridge's Red/ET cloning system does not require restriction enzymes and allows...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

... where information needs to be collected and power sources need to be maintained at remote sites, such as monitoring the structural integrity of dams, bridges and pipelines. The technology has been licensed to Perpetua Power Source Technologies, in Corvallis, OR. (Jointly with Perpetua) Ultrasensitive...

University of Miami receives stimulus funds for study of hurricane impacts on structures, ecosystems

...Architectural Engineering in the UM College of Engineering and director of NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Repair of Buildings, bridges and Composites. "Research directed at the development of stronger and safer structures and communities is critical for the present and future well-bei...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

...revent disorders of the brain. The role of neuropsychopharmacology Neuropsychopharmacology, which developed out of previously isolated fields, bridges the gap between basic neurosciences and the treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases. It engages a broad range of professionals from psychiatrists and n...
Bridges in Biological Technology

Forward-Thinking Patient Recruitment Company Poised to Create Bridges Between Japanese Clinical R&D Industry and Global Clinical Trial Marketplace

Establishing Wholly-owned Subsidiary to Enable BBK Worldwide to Better Serve Asia-Pacific Clinical Trial Enrollment Concerns NEWTON, Mass., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- BBK Worldwide, a global leader in patient recruitment for clinical trials, has announced the opening of BBK Worldwide -- Osaka, ...

Research Triangle Area Health Care Collaborative Launches Bridges to Excellence(R) Initiative to Improve Quality and Lower Costs

Physician Practices Encouraged to Apply for Incentive Program RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning in 2008, physicians in and around the Research Triangle Area (RTA) who provide top-quality care will receive compensation for quality thanks to the RTA Health Care Collaborative,...

Virginia Tech engineers investigate energy independent monitoring system for bridges

Blacksburg, Va. Virginia Tech's Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (CIMSS) has teamed with Physical Acoustics Corporation (PAC), of Princeton Junction, N.J., to develop a suite of new technologies to provide a continuous, energy independent monitoring of the structural integri...

Doyle builds bridges and hopes for deals in Japan

A biotechnology trade mission to Japan is building interest in possible Wisconsin deals, Governor Jim Doyle said while sharing his experiences abroad in a conference call Monday morning. In Japan as part of a fact-finding mission with several Wisconsin representatives, Doyle has been speaking ...

Polymer grid technology a boon for bridges

When the long-awaited Highway 151 bypass around Fond du Lac, Wis., opens later this year, vehicles traveling northbound will cross DeNeveu Creek on a bridge like no other in the country. The fiber-reinforced polymer grid system could help to speed bridge-deck construction Externally, the bri...

NIST discovers how strain at grain boundaries suppresses high-temperature superconductivity

... grain boundary crosssection to become non-superconducting, the effect of strainwhich extends from the dislocations into the remaining superconducting bridges over the grain boundarywas previously unknown. NISTs Danko van der Laan and his collaborators have found that this strain plays a key role in reducing...
Bridges in Biological Products

* Quick & Easy E. coli Gene Deletion Kit from Gene Bridges GmbH

Description: This kit is designed to knockout or alter genes on the E.coli chromosome in less than one week. Red/ET recombination allows the exchange of genetic information in a base pair precise, specific, and faithful manner. An FRT-flanked kanamycin resistance marker cassette is supplied with the kit which...
Company:Gene Bridges GmbH

loxP flanked Ampicillin Selection Cassette (loxP-amp-loxP) from Gene Bridges GmbH

Description: The loxP-amp-loxP cassette is designed to allow ampicillin selection in prokaryotic cells. The prokaryotic promoter gb2 driving the gene for ampicillin resistance is a slightly modified version of the Em7 promoter. It mediates higher transcription efficiency than the generally used Tn5 promoter....
Company:Gene Bridges GmbH

FRT flanked Ampicillin Selection Cassette (FRT-amp-FRT) from Gene Bridges GmbH

Description: The FRT-amp-FRT cassette is designed to allow ampicillin selection in prokaryotic cells. The prokaryotic promoter gb2 driving the gene for ampicillin resistance is a slightly modified version of the Em7 promoter. It mediates higher transcription efficiency than the generally used Tn5 promoter. A...
Company:Gene Bridges GmbH

* Quick & Easy Conditional Knock Out Kit - FRT from Gene Bridges GmbH

Description: This kit is designed for the fast and simple integration of FRT-sites into large vector plasmids at any position (for the generation of transgenic mouse models). The included FRT-PGK-gb2-neo-FRT cassette is designed to allow neomycin / kanamycin selection in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. It com...
Company:Gene Bridges GmbH

loxP flanked Chloramphenicol Selection Cassette (loxP-cm-loxP) from Gene Bridges GmbH

Description: The loxP-cm-loxP cassette is designed to allow chloramphenicol selection in prokaryotic cells. The prokaryotic promoter gb2 driving the gene for chloramphenicol resistance is a slightly modified version of the Em7 promoter. It mediates higher transcription efficiency than the generally used Tn5 ...
Company:Gene Bridges GmbH

* Quick & Easy Conditional Knock Out Kit - loxP from Gene Bridges GmbH

Description: This kit is designed for the fast and simple integration of loxP-sites into large vector plasmids at any position (for the generation of transgenic mouse models). The included loxP-PGK-gb2-neo-loxP cassette is designed to allow neomycin / kanamycin selection in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. It ...
Company:Gene Bridges GmbH

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Bridges in Biological Definition

Cell growth

... place away from the mother's body. Their large size can be achieved either by pumping in cytosolic components from adjacent cells through cytoplasmic bridges ( Drosophila ) or by internalization of nutrient storage granules (yolk granules) by endocytosis ( frogs ). Increases in the size of plant cells ...

Insulin

... human insulin to be effective. In humans, insulin has a molecular weight of 5734. Insulin is structured as 2 polypeptide chains linked by 2 sulfur bridges (see figure shown above). Chain A consists of 21, and chain B of 30 amino acids. Insulin is produced as a prohormone molecule – proinsulin ...

Keratin

...alled intermediate filaments. These proteins contain a high percentage of sulfur -containing amino acids , largely cysteine , which form disulfide bridges between the individual molecules, resulting in a fairly rigid structure. Human hair is approximately 14% cysteine. There are two main forms of ke...

Protein biosynthesis

...res . This is known as protein folding . Many proteins undergo post-translational modification . This is may include the formation of disulfide bridges or attachment of any of a number of biochemical functional groups , such as acetate , phosphate , various lipids and carbohydrates . Enzymes ...
Bridges in Biological Dictionary

Tympanic membrane

...separates the external ear from the middle ear. Its function is to transmit sound from the air to the ossicles inside the middle ear. The malleus bone bridges the gap between the eardrum and the other ossicles. Rupture or... Tympanic Membrane Perforation - Tympanoplasty. The tympanic membrane , o...

T lymphocytes

...to a group of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and play a ... Natural Killer T cells (NKT cells) are a special kind of lymphocyte that bridges ... Stimulation of GPI anchor-deficient T lymphocytes with ConA induced 2-fold ... In addition, T lymphocytes from CD48-deficient mice exhi...

Siphon

... and aquarium siphons for performing water changes in your home or office aquarium. If you have other questions, a convenient form will ... Seven bridges Cooperative homebrew supply in Santa Cruz, CA is the worlds largest resource of organic home brewing ingredients, recipes, and home brewing how-to. We...

Eardrum

...separates the external ear from the middle ear. Its function is to transmit sound from the air to the ossicles inside the middle ear. The malleus bone bridges the gap between the eardrum and the other ossicles. Rupture or... Learn about perforated eardrum causes like infection, trauma, scuba diving, l...

Disulfide bridge

... bridge in the N-terminal half, ... Disulfide bridges ... Definition of disulfide bridge from th...ferred to as cystine. ... the flour's disulfide bridges in storage proteins ... Britannica online en...atalyzes reduction of inappropriate disulfide bridges by ... ... 4 kcal/mol per disulfide bridge ...

Complementary DNA

...ntary DNA ... The DNA bases are exposed so complementary base pairing can occur. ... pairs of complementary nucleotides form the cross bridges of the DNA molecule (W ... How does DNA really work? This DNA primer will give you a basic understanding of ... The Two nucleotides on op...
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