Many Companies Preparing on Global Scale for A(H1N1) 'Swine Flu' Pandemic, According to Global Survey by Councils of The Conference Board
NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Many global companies have activated a pandemic response plan to the threat of an A(H1N1) "swine flu" pandemic, according to a survey released today by The Conference Board.
The survey of 121 members of 44 Councils
of The Conference Board was taken during the...
National Quality Forum Announces New Member Councils Leadership
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the National
Quality Forum (NQF) released the results of recent leadership elections to
decide the new Chairs and Vice Chairs for each of its eight Member
Councils. The incoming officers will assume their duties during the NQF
Local Councils Should Be Responsible for Tackling Health Inequalities
The responsibility and resources for public health and tackling health inequalities should lie// with local councils
rather than with the NHS, argues an expert in this week’s BMJ.
Professor Tim Blackman of Durham University says that partnerships between local government and the NHS would the...
Medical councils Claim Lack Of Funds For The New Medical Policy Of The Elderly
The new policy of free personal care for the elderly was planned as a new deal for Scotland's pensioners, which seemed to guarantee the dignity and security //for everyone in old age. But now this policy is filled with controversies over serious lack of funding. Many medical councils
are alleging t...
Internists tackle key health reform issues
All three monographs were developed and approved by ACP's Health and Public Policy Committee before being provided to its Board of Governors and councils
for comments. Finally, they were adopted by ACP's Board of Regents at its July meeting.
The monographs answer such questions as:
'Health Care Reform Must be Abortion-Free,' says Supreme Knight
Anderson also described plans to expand the Knights of Columbus ultrasound initiative, in which the Supreme Council joins with state and local councils
in funding the purchase of ultrasound machines for crisis pregnancy clinics. "Up to 90% of women considering abortion choose to have their babies afte...
Knights of Columbus Gather in Phoenix for 127th International Convention
...e Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The Knights of Columbus, founded in 1882, is now the world's largest lay Catholic organization, and has local councils
in 11 countries on three continents.
In addition to delegates and their families, more than 80 bishops from the United States, Canada, Mexico a...
Iowa Committee Produces Principles for National Efforts to Reform Health Care
...e Iowa Healthcare Collaborative. The Committee is part of The Concord Coalition's Fiscal Stewardship Project which encourages regional Fiscal Advisory councils
across the country to formulate policy prescriptions for addressing the nation's long-term fiscal imbalance. For more information on this project, vi...
Six Researchers to Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Society of Hematology
...r. Bunn's research has represented only a part of his commitment to the field. He has served on many National Institutes of Health advisory groups and councils
and as an Associate Editor of Blood , a reviewer and editor of publications about hemoglobin and hemoglobin disorders, and an author of two textbooks...
Pew Report Documents Challenges Faced by Philadelphia in Paying for City Workers' Pensions and Health Care
...pears to be roughly in line with the average of state and local governments nationwide.
A year ago, the city and its four unions--AFSCME District councils
33 and 47, the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5, and Local 22 of the International Association of Fire Fighters--agreed to create a joint labor-mana...
councils in Medical Dictionary
...ealthy. ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Wellness councils
of ... Edward occupational health services helps businesses keep their ... Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Wellness councils
of America (WELCOA) ... Occupational Health . Physician Network Serv...
... Disabilities Program Report (pdf 76k) ... Administration for Children and Families -- Administration on Developmental Disabilities ... State councils
on Developmental Disabilities . State Protection and ... Discussed here are some of the common nervous system disabilities and treatments for...
councils in Biological News
Expert recommends town councils to design low-allergy impact green spaces
This release is available in Spanish .
Contributing to the diversity of plant species (avoiding the massive use of an only or a few species); using examples of native flora preferably instead of exotic species and promoting the participation of experts in the design of landscaped areas ar...
University awarded £1.7M to develop nanotechnology for use in health care
...llaboration with industry partners Astra Zeneca; Merck, Sharpe and Dohm; Gillead; Abbott; and Iota NanoSolutions.
The funding, awarded by Research councils
UK, forms one area of the Nanotechnology Grand Challenges scheme - designed to investigate how nanotechnology could be beneficial to a range of areas ...
AIBS names 2009 emerging public policy leaders
...chool science research. She is also the Vice President of the SUNY-ESF Graduate Student Association, and has served on numerous advisory and planning councils
throughout her graduate career. Stewart is a member of the International Society for Ecological Modeling and AIBS.
"AIBS is committed to fosterin...
Lab test for allergy scoops national
...inci award as it would be crucial in acting as a springboard to the further progression of their research.
He added: "Getting funding from research councils
for such a project is not always easy, so this is why Da Vinci award funding is ideal because it's seed funding that we can then use to underpin a maj...
Carbon Disclosure Project, ICLEI partner to help US cities report local climate actions, emissions
... of total global emissions
are generated from cities and if you don't measure these emissions, you
cannot manage them. This is a vital step for city councils
who wish to gain
a better understanding of their own impact and by improving their
understanding of risks and opportunities associated with climate ...
New report: Greatest value of forests is sustainable water supply
... timing and amount of snowmelt runoff, wildfires, and insect and disease outbreaks, is a huge variable.
The study also cited the value of watershed councils
and citizen groups in getting more people involved in water, stream and land management issues at a local level, increasing the opportunities for all ...
European Science Foundation aims to strengthen 'regenerative medicine'
... for short term and exchange visits will be launched in late 2008. REMEDIC is a Research Networking Programme managed by the European Medical Research councils
(EMRC) at the European Science Foundation.
Europe-wide investment in lipid research will help tackle disease, says new report
...ssociated molecular structures such as enzymes and genes. The document is the output of a science policy activity led by the European Medical Research councils
(EMRC), the medical section within ESF.
The ESF science policy briefing document, drawn up by an international panel of experts led by Professor Ge...
Synthetic Biology: funders move to address social and ethical challenges
...sues, but this report will help us to focus on those concerns associated with synthetic biology."
BBSRC is already working with its sister Research councils
on ethical and regulatory issues that might arise from synthetic biology research. BBSRC is working closely with the Engineering and Physical Sciences...
New projects to raise UK profile in synthetic biology
... Four UK Research councils
have come together to announce funding for new pro...ations. The new projects announced by the Research councils
aim to increase capability so that the UK is at th...of Sheffield. The total investment by the Research councils
is almost 900,000; the networks will use this fund...
councils in Biological Technology
Massachusetts Company May Have Silver Bullet In Vitamin D Fight Against Disease
...research needs to be done in this area, but it makes powerful
Professor Beelman is not alone in his findings. Many scientists and
around the world have been researching mushrooms or
substances extracted from mushrooms and are unanimous in their thoughts
that mushrooms may be the ...
New stem cell tools to aid drug development
...was funded in part by Reinnervate, the regional development agency, One NorthEast, Durham University, High Force Research Ltd., NESCI, and by research councils
the MRC, EPSRC, BBSRC.
The close collaboration between chemists and biologists is critical to achieving this type of breakthrough.
Via a relat...
Study Finds Broadband Access Key to Empowerment of Minority Communities
that advocates for increased broadband access -- especially in urban and
underserved communities. Previously, The Alliance has launched councils
Charleston, South Carolina and Houston, Texas.
"For those individuals with access to broadband and other cutting-edge
National Nanotechnology Initiative releases new strategic plan
...ve has just been released by the interagency Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology councils
Committee on Technology with support from the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO). The 2007 NNI Strategic Plan describes the vision, ...
Synchrotron radiation illuminates how babies' protective bubble bursts
...h and prenatal mortality. The findings are published in the November 7 issue of the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE.
Dr Che Connon, a Research councils
UK Fellow in Stem Cells and Nanomaterials, and his team used a powerful X-ray beam to examine tiny structures within the protective sac - amniotic mem...
Governors Growth Council hopes to go light on paperwork and heavy on ideas
...ometimes displays a thick file of reports spanning 20 years of commissions, councils
and advisory boards as a reminder that writing thoughtful research papers i... economy.
No reports and no votes, Hefty said at the start of the Growth councils
July 22 meeting. Were here to give advice and to talk about ideas.
Life Science: From company creation to growth: Doing business in Wisconsin
...that transfers new, public sector science and technology to solve the unique problems of particular industries.
Bioscience made up half of the Tech councils
list of potential centers of excellence. They are:
Tissue regeneration and regenerative medicine Personalized medicine Error-free hospitals ...
WTN exclusive interview with Tom Still, Wisconsin Technology Council
...he nation and seen that there were other states, other regions that had come together to create similar kinds of bodies, whether they were called tech councils
or something else, and Wisconsin was lacking in that.
There had been past efforts. If you go back to the 1980s, there was an effort in Wisconsin c...
Though VC investing is down, reloading on new funds is rising
... ag biotech companies and Dow Agrosciences. It should provide insight on cutting-edge ag biotechnology in the Midwest.
3. The Wisconsin Technology councils
Wisconsin Life Sciences and Venture Conference will be held in Madison on Nov. 16 and 17.
I understand that 36 life science companies from all over ...
Third coast of biotechnology makes strong showing at VC conference
...ent hundreds of millions (if not billions) in this area over at least a decade or more.
This announcement took place while the Wisconsin Technology councils
annual Wisconsin Life Science and Venture Conference was in its second and final day. Day one of this event (completing its 20th year) featured more t...