U.S. Considers Massive Swine Flu Vaccination Program
It could include up to 600 million doses of vaccine: report
FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials said Friday that they are considering a swine flu immunization campaign that could involve an unprecedented 600 million doses of vaccine.
Still to be worked out is f...
UCSF symposium considers biomedical approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention
New and emerging biomedical approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention will be the focus of a daylong symposium on February 24 sponsored by the UCSF-Gladstone Institute for Virology and Immunology Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.
"Defining new biomedical a...
Syndication Inc. Seeks 'Director of Marketing' for 'Sy-Med Decompression Centers'; BOD Considers Adding a 'Green Energy' New Company Subsidiary to its Ranks
DAMASCUS, Md., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syndication Inc. (Pink Sheets: SYNJ) reports that it has engaged in negotiations for the position of "Director of Marketing," to run the marketing campaign for the acquisition of and/or the start up process of the next Sy-Med unit. The job of the "Di...
FDA Panel Considers Toll-Free Number for TV Drug Ads
Consumers could report side effects, but critics want agency to act, not wait years
FRIDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Direct-to-consumer drug ads on television should include a toll-free phone number that would allow consumers to report adverse side effects, U.S. health experts sugges...
EU Considers Allowing Cloned Meat, Milk on Market
Meat and milk from cloned animals could soon become available in the EU, depending on the outcome of a European Food Safety// Authority scientific review.
EFSA reported yesterday that the European Commission had asked it for advice on the implications of animal cloning on food safety, animal ...
IMF considers Bird Flu to be a Dark Cloud
Although the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday gave an optimistic report about the world’s financial system some of the dark clouds on the horizon// included worries about the impact of a potential bird-flu pandemic.
A global avian flu outbreak in humans could cause high absenteeism in the...
Avian flu-free India Considers Importing Vaccine
New Delhi: India, which is currently free of cases of avian flu, is thinking of importing vaccines to provide safeguards for poultry said a government official.//
The government also has set up special central cell of surveillance cell to monitor the situation, ...
FDA considers nicotine lollipops illegal
The Food and Drug Administration cracked down on Internet distributors of nicotine-laced lollipops and lip balm, declaring them illegal and ordering that 4 pharmacies stop sales immediately. The lollipops in particular pose a risk to children because they look like regular candy, the FDA warned. "T...
Nuvo Announces 2009 second quarter financial results
...ve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. The Company considers
the assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based to be reasonable at the time they were prepared, but caution that these assumption...
Cogdell Spencer Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
...ted with purchase accounting. The Company presents FFO and FFOM because it considers
them important supplemental measures of operational performance. The Compa...ted with purchase accounting. The Company presents FFO and FFOM because it considers
them important supplemental measures of operational performance. The Compa...
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FDA Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of SAPHRIS(R) (asenapine) for Acute Bipolar I Disorder and Acute Schizophrenia
...le so that patients can benefit from this new medication."
While the FDA is not bound by the committee's recommendations, the agency carefully considers
them before making a final decision on approval. After reviewing the SAPHRIS data, the committee voted in favor of SAPHRIS as effective (by counts of...
WORLD'S First Robotic Assisted Kidney Transplant Performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center
...dney removal. However, prior to this surgery, implantation of the donor kidney into the recipient required traditional open surgery.
Dr. Geffner considers
robot-assisted technology to be a remarkable surgical tool. He says, "It is an advanced form of laparoscopic surgery that allows surgeons to do preci...
Torax Medical Launches Pivotal Clinical Study of New Acid Reflux Treatment
... lifelong drug therapy and the typical complications associated with conventional surgical repair.
Todd Berg, President and CEO of Torax Medical, considers
the LINX System a promising advancement for the treatment of GERD, "We believe the simplest approach to treating GERD is to augment the body's existi...
Virtual Colonoscopies Show Value for Some Patients, But Polyps Will Be Missed
...LYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The value of CT colonography, also called virtual colonoscopy, is under debate as Medicare considers
halting coverage of these procedures as a diagnostic method for detecting colorectal cancer and precancerous growths. Research findings from meta-anal...
Despite Advances in the Accuracy of CT Colonography in Detecting Polyps, Digestive Health Experts Urge Patients to Consider Risks and Realities
...radiation exposure to the
population contributing some 14 percent of the total annual exposure from
all sources. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers
x-ray as a
Patient acceptance is another key factor in evaluating the promise of a
new technology. ACG notes tha...
Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results
... on an individual basis. Amicus' evaluation of whether to exclude an item for purposes of determining its non-GAAP financial measures considers
both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the item, including, among other things (i) its size and nature, (ii) whether or not it r...
New AVAC Report on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Calls for Immediate Planning to Anticipate Study Results of Potential New HIV Prevention Option
...fficacy, and the potential
for increased risk behavior and social stigma; looks at the potential
impact of PrEP on future HIV prevention research; and considers
questions should we be preparing to ask now based on possible different
research outcomes as PrEP studies begin reporting data in the next few
Soyfoods Do Not Impact Sperm Count
...arameters, variation in count (#s of sperm/cc seminal fluid) is highly
variable from day to day and seasonally in all men. This is most clear when
the "range" of "normal" sperm count accepted in our field
Chavarro found that the men with the highest soyfood intake produce...
Isis Reports New Data for Mipomersen in Routine High Cholesterol Patients and Provides Cumulative Safety Summary
...3 dose, experienced mild ALT elevations of 3-5xULN, similar to those
in subjects who received placebo. These data are particularly impressive
when one considers
the fact that every subject was evaluated weekly and all
ALT elevations were counted, whether confirmed or not. Based on this
experience, we are very ...
Oncologists Call For Medicare to Reconsider Anemia Drug Restrictions
... decision to restrict
ESA use was the release on November 8, 2007 of revised FDA-approved
labeling for ESAs." Dr. Cobb added, "Unfortunately, what FDA considers
and effective ESA use, CMS does not. As a result, our Medicare patients are
not receiving the same standard of care as our younger patients."
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...panostomy tubes is often recommended to improve middle ear ventilation in children with acute otitis media (AOM) and otitis media wit Aetna considers
myringotomy and tympanostomy tube (also known as ventilation ... Silverstein H, Kuhn J, Choo D, et al. Laser-assisted tympanostomy . Laryngoscope...
...e problem that occurs in the tropics and subtropics. ... Tropical sprue is a disorder of unknown cause affecting people living in ... A doctor considers
the diagnosis of tropical sprue in a person with anemia and ... Tropical sprue occurs chiefly in the Caribbean, southern India, and So...
... Myringotomy and tympanostomy are related terms that are sometimes used interchangeably to describe an opening in the tympanic membrane. Aetna considers
myringotomy and tympanostomy tube (also known as ventilation ... An alternative to myringotomy with tube placement is a new tympanostomy ... ...
...ve a clouded lens ( cataract ) from the eye. ... Cataract removal surgery is for people who are not satisfied with their current ... Aetna considers
cataract removal surgery medically necessary according to the ... Cataract removal surgery is an established surgical procedure with excel...
...ack is a therapeutic technique that attempts to produce in a client the ... Note: Some Aetna plans exclude coverage of biofeedback . ... Aetna considers
biofeedback medically necessary for the following conditions: ... Biofeedback is a technique in which people are trained to improve their heal...
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A crystal ball for brain cancer?
...the UCLA team predicted with 70 percent accuracy which patients' tumors were the least likely to grow six months after therapy.
Bronnie McNabb, 57, considers
himself lucky. When his aggressive brain cancer returned after chemotherapy and radiation, his UCLA doctor prescribed the off-label use of Avastin, a...
Exploring standards to advance microbial genomics
...uly issue of the journal Nature Biotechnology , Kyrpides reflects on the role of microbial studies in the genomics revolution of the past decade, and considers
the factors that have hindered the advancement of the field. Although nearly 1,000 microbial genomes have been sequenced over the past 15 years, nearl...
Anti-biotech groups obstruct forest biotechnology
...clude even the testing of genetically modified trees, scientists argue in a new report.
Steps must be taken to create a regulatory environment that considers
genetically modified trees on a scientific, case-by-case basis, and is focused on the end product rather than the process, say researchers from Oregon...
Norway, Japan prop up whaling industry with taxpayer money
...ainable, nor an appropriate use of limited government funds," said Dr Susan Lieberman, Species Programme Director, WWF International.
The analysis considers
a range of direct and indirect costs associated with whaling and the processing and marketing of whale products, such as whale meat. Researchers concl...
Infant formula adulteration with melamine underscores need for better detection methods
...standards for the quality and purity of food ingredients and dietary supplements.
"This Food Protein workshop comes at a timely moment, as Congress considers
legislation to better protect the U.S. food supply," said James Griffiths, Ph.D., USP's vice president of food, dietary supplement and excipient stand...
Global sunscreen won't save corals
...aches come with all sorts of risks," says Caldiera. "It is important we learn about the the full set of these risks and all of their implications." He considers
deep cuts in human emissions of carbon dioxide to be the most effective safeguard against a global environmental crisis. "One of the good reasons to p...
Researchers create freestanding nanoparticle films without fillers
...ace without tearing," says Dickerson. "This makes it particularly easy to put them into microelectronic devices, such as computer chips."
the most straightforward applications for his films to be in semiconductor manufacturing to aid in the continued miniaturization of digital circuitry ...
New study: Home energy savings are made in the shade
...itute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The first large-scale study of its kind, the research paper considers
the effects of shade on 460 single-family homes in Sacramento during the summer of 2007 and provides hard statistics showing how well-placed shade tre...
Better water use could reduce future food crises
...the future world population. The study was recently published in the journal " Water Resources Research ".
The current approach to water management considers
only blue water, that is river discharge and groundwater. According to the researchers, this limits the options to deal with increasing water scarcity...
'Undesirable' evolution can be reversed in fish, Stony Brook University scientists show
...er ecological consequences." Evolutionary dynamics are a fundamental principle of ecosystem-based fishery management (EBFM), a holistic approach that considers
the connectedness of different species and the links between species and environmental influences, rather than managing each species in isolation. Dr....
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TomoTherapy considers IPO with medical-device business on the rise
A technology that could bring better, safer treatments to cancer patients worldwide might have fallen through the cracks. Now Tomotherapy, a Madison medical-device firm with more than 200 employees that has grown to $44 million in sales, could go public within a year, its founder said.
Waukesha considers wireless bids from three firms
Milwaukee, Wis. — Competition is heating up in Waukesha for the city's nod to build a wireless network for residents.
Three firms want to build the infrastructure on city property such as light poles, then wholesale bandwidth to Internet service providers. After waiting several years for...
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Submits Comments to Hit Policy Committee About Meaningful Use and Electronic Health Record Certification
...cial pressures and incentives to adopt electronic health records. AMIA and its members are especially interested in helping assure that the Committee considers
the increasing body of knowledge, evidence, and experience that already exists about the use and application of health information technology and info...
Sugarcane Ethanol Industry Eager to Implement U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard
...carbon emissions of any liquid
biofuel produced today. California recognized as much in its Low Carbon Fuel
Standard. We are certain that when the EPA considers
the best available data
and research, these indirect land use effects from sugarcane cultivation in
Brazil will be marginal at best," Velasco conclude...
ViroPharma Incorporated Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results
...ms that are evaluated on an individual basis. Our evaluation of whether to exclude an item for purposes of determining our non-GAAP financial measures considers
both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the item, including, among other things (i) its size and nature, (ii) whether or not it relates to ou...
International Soy Experts Meeting in Argentina Called by the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS)
Christopher Wells, RTRS President, said, "We have made significant
progress toward achieving a future international standard that considers
responsible production of soy." In regards to the future, he emphasized that,
"At the next General Assembly in Campinas, Brazil, in May, we must a...
NeuroSky to Launch Brainwave-Based Technology for Stereo Headsets for Personal Computers
...er electrical and electronic products and systems, that plans to launch its own headset integrating the technology. Stanley Yang, the CEO of NeuroSky, considers
this plan as a strategic milestone. "We are honored by the comment to this next generation of PC peripheral products and the establishment of an impo...
Batman Teams with Senator Katherine Laforge to Help Free America from OPEC
... will find themselves wondering if it has not already happened. Hulagu's Web is more than a novel of political intrigue; it questions and thoughtfully considers
grave problems of our contemporary, global society.
Kent Batman is President of Hardin Fuels Inc. a Southeast Texas corporation providing fuel and...
EESTECH Inc - Release From SEC Filing
... with an external audit, moving forward, that the accounts should provide a transparent indication of the company's financial progress.
The Board considers
that this action will enable it to step out of the market, with its inherent pricing pressures, and assist it to build a viable business, based upon a...
Following a Record Year in 2008 Gerresheimer Again Sets its Sights on Substantial Growth in 2009
- Adjusted EBITDA Margin Rises From 19.0 to 19.5%
- CEO Dr. Axel Herberg: "Following the record year in 2008 Gerresheimer
itself well equipped to meet the global challenges in
2009 and is aiming for further substantial sales growth of 6% to 7% in
the core busi...
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Eclipse Particle sizing systems from Wyatt Technology
Description:...macromolecular and colloidal arenas. Its resolution is similar to sedimentation equilibrium, but it surpasses even this benchmark-sizing tool when one considers
its flexibility, speed, and ease of use.
Please visit our on-line Bibliography and type the keyword "fractionation" to view peer reviewed papers usi...
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...e scale towards more than one organism, genetics considers
how heredity works between parent and offspring. Ethology considers
group behavior of more than one individual. Popul...level of an entire population , and systematics considers
the multi-species scale of lineages . Interdepe...
...ntal biology was formed largely in the 1990s and is a synthesis of findings from molecular developmental biology and evolutionary biology which considers
the diversity of organismal form in an evolutionary context.
The findings of developmental biology can help to understand developmental malfunctions...
... 6 Social impact
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The International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (INCIID) considers
a couple to be infertile if:
they have not conceived after a year of unprotected intercourse, or after six months in women over 35;
there is i...
... straightforward to offer a practical set of guidelines if one's only concern were life on Earth as we know it (see biosphere ), but as soon as one considers
questions about life's origins on Earth, or the possibility of extraterrestrial life , or the concept of artificial life , it becomes clear that t...
The biologist Lynn Margulis , famous for the work on endosymbiosis , contends that symbiosis is a major driving force behind evolution . She considers
Darwin's notion of evolution, driven by competition , as incomplete, and claims evolution is strongly based on co-operation , interaction , and mut...
...cience), also known as exobiology ( Greek : exo = out) or xenobiology ( Greek : xenos = foreign) is a speculative field within biology which considers
the possible variety of extraterrestrial life . It also includes the concept of artificial life , since any life form that might naturally evolve el...
...Gradually, since the time of Hunter and Cuvier , anatomical study has associated itself with the more superficial morphography until today no one considers
a study of animal form of any value which does not include internal structure, histology and embryology in its scope.
The real dawn of zoology a...
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the lateral scapula radiographic techniques in a trauma ... Compare prices for Scapula . Become.com searches billions of web pages to find the...
...the nerves that arise in pairs from the spinal cord. ... of neurological disorders, as lesions of one or more nerve roots result in ... Aetna considers
diagnostic selective nerve root block (SNRB), also known as ... Spinal nerve roots , arising from both sides of the spinal cord at each verte...
...... Group head: Jurg Ott, and other members of the lab. Publications from the group ... For the purpose of finding linkage groups , MAPMAKER considers
linkage transitive. ... 4> group Linkage Groups at min LOD 3.00, max Distance 50.0 ... We assigned zebrafish genetic linkage groups ...
...enetic diagnosis of vulnerabilities to inherited ... In many cases, genetic testing is used to confirm a diagnosis when a particular ... Aetna considers
genetic testing medically necessary to establish a molecular ... Aetna covers genetic testing for heritable disorders in non-Aetna members whe...