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Successful Drug Re-Launch Hinges on Organizational Backing

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- There is no guarantee that a re-launch will revitalize a drug that fizzled after its initial launch. A necessary first step for a successful re-launch is to win the organizational backing that ensures needed resources -- both financial and staffing -...

Service-to-Sales Transformation at Contact Centers Hinges on Soft Skills

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Contact centers have been transformed into sales centers as part of the Service-to-Sales movement that has reps selling while conducting ongoing customer service. Across industries, companies are in agreement that soft skills are critical for convert...

Advance Research Associates Joins DATATRAK's CRO Connect Program(TM)

...t its expertise across a wide range of projects. While these customized solutions are always based entirely on client need, the success of any project hinges on the strength of the personal relationship developed between client and partner through daily communication. ARA's collaborative management philosop...

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Ceremonially Signs Four Health Care Bills That Will Reduce Costs, Improve Access and Quality

...w uninsured, single, adult children up to age 30 to be covered by their parents' health insurance plan. Parents must pay the premiums and the coverage hinges on the employers' willingness to offer the benefit to parents. This bill will go into effect in six months and coverage will be available on a rolling...

AMA Manual of Style, the 'Bible' for Medical and Scientific Publishing, Gains Online Presence

... publishing. Because scientific, medical, and pharmaceutical innovation progresses through clear written communication, the success of a new treatment hinges on how well the evidence to support its effectiveness is disseminated to the wider community. And with the health of millions of individuals at stake ...

Rotary Marks Progress in Drive to Eradicate Polio

...ging anywhere in the world if we let down our guard. Rotary is committed to eradicating this disease once and for all." Polio eradication - which hinges on vaccinating all children under the age of five years - is seen as a model for reaching families worldwide with the necessities needed to improve li...

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Four Health-Care Bills That Will Reduce Costs, Improve Access and Quality

...w uninsured, single, adult children up to age 30 to be covered by their parents' health insurance plan. Parents must pay the premiums and the coverage hinges on the employers' willingness to offer the benefit to parents. This bill will go into effect in six months and coverage will be available on a rolling...

Biomarkers May Predict Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer

... and need aggressive treatment, a new study indicates. The currently hot debate about the value of screening for early detection of prostate cancer hinges on the fact that the cancer is usually so slow-growing that there is no lifesaving benefit from treatment such as surgery, which can cause impotence a...

GTSI Forms Strategic Business Unit Around its Burgeoning Healthcare Solutions Practice

...re markets, including public trust, commercial, non-profit, and religious-based hospital systems. "Providing efficient and effective healthcare hinges upon having an IT infrastructure that can support critical communications among providers and patients," says Todd Leto, GTSI's Senior Vice President ...

New Identafi(TM) 3000 Identifies Signs of Silent Killer:

... potential to transform the landscape of early detection." He noted that Identafi(TM) 3000 recently received FDA approval. Oral Cancer Strategy hinges on Early Detection Early detection of oral cancer translates into cure rates of greater than 80 percent, which is one reason why the American ...
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New Implantable Lenses Can Reduce the Need for Glasses After Cataract Surgery

...cal, let the eye focus at varying distances, so fewer patients need glasses for reading or distance vision. The accommodating intraocular lens has hinges on its sides that permit it to move as the eye's ciliary muscle contracts or relaxes. This improves the ability to change focus from near to far. The ...

Siemens Preclinical Imaging System Helps The Methodist Hospital in Houston Further Its Research Mission

...rch efforts is contingent upon their ability to translate their findings into clinical applications that will improve patient care. Their success also hinges on their ability to conduct clinical trials to validate their hypotheses. The Inveon will play a critical support role in their publications on cancer...

Aeolus Pharmaceuticals' AEOL 10113 May Play an Important Role Regulating the Oxidative Damage Induced by Ionizing Radiation

...adult and approximately 75% of pediatric patients with central nervous system malignancies. Success in controlling a brain cancer by radiation therapy hinges on being able to inactivate the cancer cells while preserving normal tissue function. This study evaluated retinal endothelial cell response to radi...
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Hush Puppies Collection

Description:...ear deigns in rectangles and teacup shapes. Each frame provides a casual look with combinations of metal fronts and zyl temples. Frames feature spring hinges and custom Hush Puppies nosepads for added comfort and exceptional fit. Building on the core values of the Hush Puppies brand of a comfortable, casu...
Company:Kenmark Group

Disney Eyewear

Description:... Disney eyewear designs with children in mind, making eyewear that is kid-tough with spring hinges and stay-put cable temples. Its not surprising that Disney eyewear was rated by Jobson Research as the best selling childrens collection from 1997-200...
Company:Marchon Eyewear Inc.

5040 Rotary-Retracting Microtome

Description:...sign and has a heavy cast alloy base and cutting arm. Its robust construction makes it accurate and incredibly reliable. The use of fixed beryllium hinges means that all lateral motion is controlled and allows no slop or play that can be experienced in other, lesser designs which can result in 'chatter' ...
Company:myNeuroLab.com

HD Hi-Top ROM Walker

Description:...l the features of our other HD Walkers, plus it provides the latest technology in rehabilitation care at an incredibly low price. Two adjustable ankle hinges provide a graduated control of motion. Walker can be locked at 90 degrees, or set the adjustable stops between 0 and 45 degrees of dorsi or plantar fl...
Company:Health Design

3-Point® Polycentric Hinged Ulnar Deviation Splint

Description:...derate force to align the hand with ulnar deviation at the MP joints. Dorsal-based splint does not impede grasp or pinch. Radial and ulnar polycentric hinges located at the MP joints ensure unimpeded flexion and extension. Padded, malleable finger rings can be individually shaped to fit each finger....
Company:AliMed, Inc.

ROM6 Post-Operative Knee Brace

Description:...too. ROM braces feature quick dial combination hinges that allow you to restrict extension and flexion in 10 degree increments. The hinges also feature a patient-friendly drop lock mechanis...ee brace is fabricated with combination quick-dial hinges that enable you to control range of motion at vari...
Company:Townsend Design

Active Neoprene Knee Brace

Description:...ring walking or light athletic activities. The breathable airprene wrap provides flexibility, therapeutic warmth and comfort while the bilateral metal hinges provide stability and protect the knee from medial/lateral forces. The brace allows full range of motion with a hyperextension stop set at 0° and ...
Company:Restorative Care of America

Ultrawrap

Description:...ll points enable patients to correctly fit and easily secure the anterior closure of the garment. Removable, semi-rigid uprights with Accutrac™ hinges provide anatomically-accurate tracking, extension control and additional medial/lateral support. For post-op/rehab applications, try the UltraWrap&...
Company:Innovation Sports

Flex

Description:...functional knee brace. Whether for functional support, post-op/rehab support, or both, Flex is equipped for the task. Flex's new Accutrac™ ROM hinges control flexion and extension and its carbon fiber frame provides long-term durability while being heat-moldable to accommodate changes in leg shape d...
Company:Innovation Sports

Fource Point

Description:... Fource Point Technology was developed to further protect the ACL and enhance the Four Points of Leverage brace design. The patented Fource Point hinges are designed to react during leg extension and offer an increasing resistance in the last 35 degrees of extension, in order to reduce extension shock ...
Company:DJO Incorporated
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Nicotine rush hinges on sugar in neurons

When nicotine binds to a neuron, how does the cell know to send the signal that announces a smoker’s high" As with other questions involving good sensations, the answer appears to be sugar. A University of Southern California study appearing with a commentary in Nature Neuroscience online p...

Stanford researchers publish comprehensive model for medical device development

..., the device development process can take anywhere from 15 months to several years. As a result, successfully bringing innovative products to patients hinges on knowledge of and planning for this process." Presented in linear form with five major phases and four decision gates, the model describes a proc...

Research synthesis shines light on several management options after fires in diverse ecosystems

...sion-support system exists for selecting alternatives for postfire management. That thesis is what a recently released report on management after fire hinges upon. The publication, Effects of Timber Harvest Following Wildfire in Western North America, tells us that the type of forest landscape determines th...

Eastern Pacific tuna hang in the balance

...rld will be on the IATTC next week and especially on those nations that have been least willing to compromise. The future of Pacific tuna populations hinges on the ability and willingness of member nations to heed the advice of scientists, engage a wider range of interest groups and demonstrate a willingne...

Biologists identify genes controlling rhythmic plant growth

... growth at the molecular level." The scientists said these disparate genes act together to regulate rhythmic plant growth much like a gate with its hinges controlled by photoreceptors and the biological clockopening in the predawn hours to allow a wave of multiple plant growth hormones to act within the ...

Caltech researchers awarded $10M for molecular programming project

... a response to the fact that the molecular systems people are building today are now so complex, and their behavior so intricate, that future progress hinges on developing the intellectual and practical tools for mastering that complexity, the kinds of tools that computer science has already developed for s...

Largest study of its kind implicates gene abnormalities in bipolar disorder

...ponents of channels that manage the flow of the elements into and out of cells, including neurons. "A neuron's excitability whether it will fire hinges on this delicate equilibrium," explained Pamela Sklar, M.D., Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Res...

Micro-origami: USC folds up micrometer-scale 'voxels' for drug delivery

...d left hinge areas uncoated, to make sure they were the places that folded. Then the folding had to be accomplished. First the researchers bent the hinges by application of magnetic force to the permalloy. Water pressure and capillary forces generated by submerging the tiny blanks in water, and drying th...

Sierra Nevada rose to current height earlier than thought, say Stanford geologists

...ern and central part of the range. In the southern Sierra Nevada, the weather patterns are different, and the rain shadow effect that Mulch's approach hinges on is less pronounced. "That's why it's important to have information that's coming from deeper parts of the Earth's crust and from the surface and...

Root or shoot? EAR calls the shots

...logical Studies hit upon the linchpin that ensures that plants are neither all root nor all shoot. Turns out the question, Root or shoot" literally hinges on the EAR domain, a short protein sequence only six amino acids long. The Salk researchers findings, published in the February 7 issue of Science...
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Michigan Company Founded upon What Could Be History's Most Important Breakthrough in AI and Robotics

...builds itself even on relatively mundane computational platforms. In a sense, this patent represents a judgment day for the human race whose fate hinges upon the acceptance of these highly advanced AI paradigms (see http://www.metacafe.com/watch/855776/dingularity ). For more information on this n...

UBC physicists develop 'impossible' technique to study and develop superconductors

...th little or no resistance in temperatures as high as -140 degrees Celsius. "The development of future electronics, such as quantum computer chips, hinges on extremely thin layers of material," says Damascelli, Canada Research Chair in the Electronic Structure of Solids. "Extremely thin layers and su...

Femtogram-level chemical measurements now possible, U. of I. team reports

...leagues describe the technique in a paper accepted for publication in the journal Analytical Chemistry, and posted on its Web site. The new technique hinges upon a special silicon cantilever probe with an integrated heater-thermometer. The cantilever tip temperature can be precisely controlled over a tempe...

The Recession List - Top 10 Industries to Fly and Flop in 2008

...er is expected to become profitable for the first time this quarter. Capitalizing On Corn The robust outlook for the corn industry in coming years hinges on the now burgeoning ethanol industry, with demand set to continue and the number of corn plantings increasing to keep pace with demand. "The outlo...

Screen-door security: most wireless networks left wide open

...ow to set up wireless security. A Google search for "set up wireless security" turns up about 14 million hits. Please: Go get a solid door, put the hinges back on, and lock it. Kent Brodie is a systems and network manager for the Department of Physiology and the Human & Molecular Genetics Center at t...

Learning to swim in the global talent pool

...nd new people. Not exactly an easy thing to do when individuals, organizations and indeed entire countries feel overrun by outside forces. But success hinges on being able to work across geographies, cultures, businesses and organizations. Interestingly, many companies have cultures and management practices...

Covance spars with animal rights activists

...hdraw their support. PETA's web-based campaign, CovanceCruelty.com, depicts images of caged and screaming Macaques. The site's visceral centerpiece hinges on compiled video footage obtained between April 26, 2004 and March 11, 2005 by PETA operative Lisa Leitten, an investigator hired as a technician t...

TomoTherapy files registration statement for IPO

... that it has applied for a listing on the NASDAQ. He also said the IPO would not begin until the SEC has completed its review of the filing. "A lot hinges upon the SEC's review and how long that would take," he said. The company would sell shares on the NASDAQ under the symbol TTPY. In addition to ...

Optimizing siRNA Transfection for RNAi

...udying gene function in cultured mammalian cells. Quite often, the success or failure of an siRNA experiment hinges on siRNA delivery. siRNAs can be transiently transfected using commonly available transfection reagents. How...

Automated RNA Amplification for Arrays

...easing sample quantity is the labor-intensive column purification of cDNA and aRNA. Therefore the automation of mRNA preparation hinges on a robust and dependable method for purification. Whereas the standard column purification method requires extensive manual in...
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