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Washington, DC Community Leaders Commit to Send 10,000 Anti-Malarial Bed Nets to Refugees in Africa

Councilman Jack Evans proclaims it Nothing But Nets Week in DC; Michelle Fenty recognizes all-star youth supporters. Washington, DC (Vocus) June 16, 2009 -- During a public rally today, co-hosted by the United Nations Foundation and its Nothing But Nets campaign, Coun...

Canary Foundation and Stanford University Commit $20 Million for World-Class Research Center for Cancer Early Detection

Center will be the first in the world to integrate research on both in vivo and in vitro diagnostics to deliver blood and complementary imaging tests for solid tumor cancers PALO ALTO, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research in...

Association Wants One Million People to Commit to CPR Training

DALLAS, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senior offensive tackle Matt Nader felt like his chest exploded when he collapsed on the sidelines at his high school football game. Quick action by his parents who knew cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the availability of an onsite automated exte...

Top Latin American Television Companies Commit to Addressing AIDS

Broadcasters Join Global Response to Stem Spread of HIV and Challenge Stigma MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senior executives of leading media companies from Latin America announced the establishment of the Iniciativa de Medios Latinoamericanos sobre el SIDA (IMLAS) -...

Transporter could help breast cancer cells commit suicide

AUGUSTA, Ga. Researchers are trying to open a door for a killer that breast cancer cells shut out. "If we can figure out how to do that, we could have a new therapeutic target for fighting breast cancer," says Dr. Thangaraju Muthusamy, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology ...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada and its Foundation Commit Over $340,000 to Nevada Nonprofits in 2008

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada has a long history of giving back to the communities where its associates live and work. In 2008, the strong commitment continued through financial support from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation and the g...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado and its Foundation Commit $1.6 Million in 2008

Statewide commitments include $645,000 pledged through Associate Giving Campaign DENVER, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado has a long history of giving back to the communities where its associates live and work. In 2008, the strong commitment continued thro...

Program to Identify Likely Victims of Radon-Related Lung Cancer; Survivors Commit to Risk Reduction Despite Failed Government Policy

Most of the 21,000 Americans who die each year of radon-related lung cancer never discover radon exposure was the likely cause. So, the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) is now assisting Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR) with a program aimed at identify...

UJC and Jewish Federations of North America Commit $10 Million for Needs in Southern Israel

Response to Terrorist Missile Strikes NEW YORK, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Jewish Communities (UJC) and the Jewish Federations of North America today committed to raise $10 million to address humanitarian and social needs in southern Israel, part of a major initiative to suppor...

Empire BlueCross BlueShield Associates Commit Over $1 Million to Community Organizations in 2008

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Empire BlueCross BlueShield today announced that its employees committed more than $1 million to not-for-profit organizations through its 2008 Associate Giving Campaign. This amount is the result of personal giving by associates with a 50 percent match from the We...

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Poniard Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Provides a Corporate Update

...n that picoplatin represents a pipeline in a product. Such partner would provide Poniard co-development and co-promotion rights in the U.S. and would commit to follow-on development of picoplatin to support its broad worldwide market potential for multiple indications beyond small cell lung cancer." ...

TriReme Medical Inc. Receives CE Marking for Antares(TM) Coronary Stent System

...e of the size and angulation of the side-branch," said Professor Carlo Di Mario from Royal Brompton Hospital in London. "The operator does not need to commit to a pre-determined side branch treatment and has the flexibility to do what is right for the patient." Lesions at or near side branches in the coro...

Pilot Study Opens the Door for Avastin Use in Curative Setting for Women With Breast Cancer

... Roche in collaboration with Genentech commit to large phase III adjuvant clinical programme set to unlock Avastin's potential in early breast SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- According to ...

AIDS Action Council Statement on World AIDS Day 2007: Leadership Needed for a National Strategy to Stop the AIDS Epidemic

...the U.S. have signed a Call to Action asking all Presidential candidates to commit to developing and implementing a national AIDS strategy. Such a strategy mu...residential candidates to use this World AIDS Day to show leadership and to commit to a national AIDS strategy. AIDS Action also encourages other organiza...

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition Calls for AIDS Vaccine Field to Work Together to Analyze STEP Study Data and Determine Best Course to Move Forward

...lt and even more important. "In the weeks and months to come, we look to the AIDS vaccine field as a whole to maintain a collaborative spirit and to commit all necessary resources to the critical work of understanding the potential explanations and implications for the trends observed in the STEP study. ...

38.7 Million People Break Guinness World Record for Stand Up Speak Out on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

...ennium Development Goals. The Millennium Development Goals, formally adopted by 189 countries in the year 2000 are a set of eight specific goals which commit rich and poor countries to work together to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, ensure all boys and girls complete primary school, promote gender eq...

Corcept Therapeutics Announces Phase 3 Study Evaluating Corlux for Psychotic Major Depression Misses Primary Endpoint

...rder is characterized by severe depression accompanied by delusions, hallucinations or both. People with PMD are approximately 70 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population and often require lengthy and expensive hospital stays. There is no FDA-approved treatment for PMD. About Corcep...

LifeCycle Pharma Announces Positive Phase I Clinical Results for its Transplantation Product Candidate, LCP-Tacro

...gan transplantation, said Dr. Flemming Ornskov, President and CEO of LifeCycle Pharma". LifeCycle Pharma's long-term strategy is to concentrate on and commit significant resources to the development of a number of product candidates for organ transplantation as it moves towards becoming a fully integrated s...

Largest National U.S. Healthcare Facility MRSA Study Reveals Infection Rates Eight Times Greater Than Previous Estimates

..., but the scope of this public health threat demands commitment and participation from every hospital, at all levels of the facility. Hospitals should commit the resources to conduct a thorough risk assessment of patient populations and implement viable strategies to prevent MRSA and other antimicrobial-res...
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Suicide

...ession, shame,... A suicide method is any means by which a person purposely kills himself or herself. Examples of methods that have been used to commit suicide are listed below. Though individuals with suicidal feelings may consider these... We all feel overwhelmed by difficult emotions or situa...

Rape

...od rumors, celebrity photos, celebrity video, photo galleries Rape - Definition of Rape at Dictionary.com a free online dictionary with ... to commit rape . Origin: ... 1590–1600; < F râpe < Gmc; cf. OHG raspōn to scrape ... Home > Crime Prevention > Rape ... Rape is a violent...

Pathology

... ... UIC Pathology Innovation Award, July 2009. Welcome Incoming Residents and Fellows ... A Group Of Med Students Hatch A Scheme To See Who Can commit The Perfect Crime. Plenty of high quality gross and microscopic images. The department has an active Pathology Residency Training Program th...
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Turtle doves commit adultery

How species are formed and how species remain separate are crucial questions in evolutionary biology. The offspring of crosses between different animal species are often infertile or die when still in the womb. A mule, for example, cannot reproduce. A sheep-goat hybrid, the result of a cross betwe...

Energy industry leaders commit $1.6M to UH petroleum program

HOUSTON, July 29, 2008 Two Fortune 500 oil companies have committed major funding to the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston. The funds, from energy industry leaders Devon Energy Corp. and Marathon Oil Corp., will provide support for a new undergraduate program in petroleum...

Targeting helpers of heat shock proteins could help treat cancer, cardiovascular disease

.... Chadli. Proteins that enable cancer basics such as endless cell reproduction, securing a constant supply of blood and oxygen and ignoring signals to commit suicide, are all dependent on Hsp90. Experience with Hsp90 inhibitors already under study for cancer shows they tend to migrate to the highly active H...

Sweden to host 1.3 billion Euro research center

...es. A core group of European countries interested in owning and operating the facility must now establish a formal agreement with the host country and commit the funds and resources necessary to make the ESS a reality. ...

Yale study: Most polluted ecosystems recoverable

... New Haven, Conn.Most polluted or damaged ecosystems worldwide can recover within a lifetime if societies commit to their cleanup or restoration, according to an analysis of 240 independent studies by researchers at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Stu...

For cancer cells, genetics alone is poor indicator for drug response

...pencer and postdoctoral researcher Suzanne Gaudet, both in Sorger's lab, looked at a molecule called TRAIL, a protein that causes cells to, literally, commit suicidea process scientists call apoptosis. While TRAIL is a natural cell product, drug makers have been investigating ways to harness its power so th...

CSHL-led team identifies key decision-point at which cells with broken DNA repair themselves or die

...y in which cascades of intracellular signals are regulated at what they call a decision point as cells decide whether to repair broken DNA strands or commit suicide following DNA damage. In a report published online ahead of print in the Journal of Biological Chemistry , Tonks and colleagues identify a...

Australia, India, New Zealand join integrated ocean drilling program

...countries." India's Ministry of Earth Sciences has signed a memorandum that commits to IODP membership until Sept. 30, 2013. "The more resources we commit to scientific ocean-drilling investigations," says Ram Sharma, a scientist in the Ministry of Earth Sciences, "the more robust IODP and the Indian sci...

Children seriously affected when a parent suffers from depression

... they notice that the parent cannot cope. "The toughest burden of responsibility that children take on is ensuring that the depressed parent doesn't commit suicide. So children take on an extremely heavy responsibility by monitoring and keeping an eye on the depressed parent," says Britt Hedman Ahlstrm. ...

Newly discovered gene plays vital role in cancer

...ed, the study opens up new routes to solving the mystery of cancer. The p53 gene makes sure that cells with damaged DNA either repair themselves or commit suicide. If p53 itself is damaged, which is the case in roughly half of all cancer tumours, cells that are on their way to becoming cancerous are allo...
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Roche Venture Fund, Enterprise Ireland Commit EUR3.3 M to Opsona Series B Financing

DUBLIN, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- - Completed Series B Total Stands at EUR21.3 m Opsona Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on novel therapeutic and preventative approaches to autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, today announced that Roche Venture Fund and Enterprise Ire...

Investors commit $3.4 million to Imago

Madison, Wis. - Two weeks after solidifying its global market position with a key acquisition, Imago Scientific Instruments Thursday boosted its line of working capital as well. The company announced that it will receive $3.4 million in equity funding from three venture capital sources. Imag...

Angel investors commit $12.7B in first half of `06

Durham, N.H. - American angel investors continue to be the largest source of seed and start-up capital in the nation, investing $12.7 billion in the first half of 2006, an increase of 15 percent over the same period in 2005, according to the Center for Venture Research at the University of New H...

Biotechnology Value Fund Urges Stockholders to Remove and Replace Current Board of Avigen, Inc. in an Effort to Protect and Maximize Stockholder Value

...saction to stockholders for approval - ensuring that stockholders will get a true say in the future of Avigen. We believe the Board's failure to commit exclusively to a transaction that offers downside protection based on the Company's liquidation value suggests that the Board is considering other opt...

Monsanto's Historic R&D Investment has Contributed to Mid-20s Gross Profit Growth for Its Seeds and Genomics Segment

...be the leading company delivering innovations to farmers that help them maximize their farm's potential. That technology leadership has allowed us to commit to more than doubling our gross profit from 2007 through 2012 as we expand the availability of our technologies to farmers around the world." Th...

Cytopia Letter to Progen Shareholders

... have been asking for choice in how their capital is dealt with. The current board's response has been to propose only a limited share buy-back and to commit the rest of your funds to a merger with an HIV company. Cytopia and 14 other shareholders requisitioned the company on 28 January 2009 to call a ...

Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P. Requests Avigen Board to Provide Critical Information to Stockholders

...ing a meeting date for early April. 2. Why has Avigen not offered downside protection to stockholders? BVF has repeatedly called on Avigen to commit to protecting stockholder value by offering all stockholders a fixed amount of cash under any resulting scenario. Management has continually resisted ...

Alexza Consolidates Operations to Focus Resources on AZ-004 (Staccato(R) Loxapine) for Acute Agitation

...pment agreement for AZ-003 (Staccato fentanyl), a product development candidate that has completed Phase 1 clinical testing. Alexza does not intend to commit additional resources to AZ-003 during 2009. Alexza expects to reduce its expenses by approximately $21.5 million, net of severance costs, for f...

New Initiative Focuses on Water Quality Improvement in the Mississippi River Basin and Gulf of Mexico

...r birds and other wildlife. Audubon will broadly communicate these best practices throughout the Mississippi River watershed. * Monsanto will commit more than $5 million to support all of the projects. Monsanto will also work actively with all the four groups to share data generated from all projec...

Oslo and Toulouse Cancer Clusters Join Forces to Drive European Cancer Research Forward

...UL COMBINED APPROACH TO IMI PLANNED Under the terms of the agreement, Oslo Cancer Cluster NCE with Cancer-Bio-Sante Cluster and Toulouse Canceropole commit to cooperate in the fight against cancer, to create new business and industries and to stimulate exchanges and investments, through good practice and ...

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Mouse/Rat Neural Stem Cell Functional Identification Kit from R&D Systems

Description:...ells are functionally defined by their capacity to self renew and their ability to differentiate into multiple specialized progenitor cells, which can commit to further maturation along specific lineages. Neural stem cells (NSCs) are capable of differentiating into multiple cell types including astrocytes, ...
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Apoptosis

...f a viral infection. After becoming activated, they migrate out of the lymph nodes in which they reside, proliferate, recognize the affected cells and commit them to programmed cell death. The receptors in immature B and T cell membranes are not tailored precisely to coincide with "known" antigen. Rather...

Biodiversity

...ersity is disappearing and being replaced by the idea of a dynamic conservation, through the notion of resource and innovation. The new agreements commit countries to conserve the biodiversity , develop resources for sustainability and share the benefits resulting from their use. Under these new ...

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

...SSRIs. However, SSRIs have the important advantage that their toxic dose is high, and, therefore, they are much more difficult to use as a means to commit suicide . Further, they have fewer or milder side effects . Contents showTocToggle("show","hide") 1 List of SSRIs 2 How they wo...
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Buffer

... area in memory for database blocks ... The role of the KEEP buffer pool is to cache those static or ... Buffer pool ... Private who tries to commit suicide using a floor buffer fails and is charged for damage to the buffer ? ... The buffer , you see, gets the last laugh even if it ... Infor...
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