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How to make negative services less unpleasant for consumers

Chestnut Hill, MA August 10, 2009 Service quality beliefs are usually positively related to customer satisfaction the higher the perceived service quality, the higher the customer's satisfaction. However, an article published in the August issue of the Journal of Service Research finds this ...

Blood transfusion study: Less is more

A new study suggests that blood transfusions for hospitalized cardiac patients should be a last resort because they double the risk of infection and increase by four times the risk of death. The analysis of nearly 25,000 Medicare patients in Michigan also showed that transfusion practices after...

Emdeon Closes The Sentinel Group Acquisition, Implements First Customer in Less than 30 Days

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Emdeon, a leader in revenue and payment cycle management solutions, today announced the implementation of its first major customer following the recent acquisition of The Sentinel Group. The Sentinel Group, a recognized leader in healthcare fraud ...

New Surgical Device Revolutionizes Face Lifts, Abdominoplasty and Breast Reduction Surgery Promising Patients Quicker Recovery Time, Less Pain and Fewer Bruises

The all new PlasmaBlade, adopted by The Robert Zubowski MD Center For Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, promises plastic surgery patients quicker recovery time, less post-surgical pain, and less brusing than commonly used techniques in traditional plastic surgery practice in the New Jersey are...

Flu Shot May Be Less Effective in Those With Lupus

Certain medications could explain diminished protection, researchers say THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- The two prime means by which the seasonal influenza vaccine activates the immune system against the virus appear to be diminished in people with lupus, a new study finds. A...

Less Common Procedures, Less Common Than Thought

Despite media reports, Survey shows that few are having 'Fringe Procedures' CHICAGO, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery announces the results of its 2009 Less Common Cosmetic Procedures consumer survey. While the media has coined these c...

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Studies Show AFRESA(R) Controls Post-Meal Sugar Levels With Less Weight Gain and Hypoglycemia Risk for Diabetes Patients

Latest data on ultra rapid acting insulin presented at the American Diabetes Association's 69th Scientific Sessions NEW ORLEANS, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The findings of two 52-week studies show that the investigational ultra rapid acting insulin AFRESA(R) (insulin human [rDNA or...

Generic Substitutes Less Effective/Safe Than Branded Medications in Treating Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

LINTHICUM, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Men taking generic drugs may be more likely to have less effective results and more adverse events than if they were using branded medications, according to new data from researchers in New York. Researchers presented a study at the 104th Annual ...

Surveyed Neurologists Anticipate That Less Than 30 Percent of Their Use of Emerging Oral Agents in Multiple Sclerosis Will be in the First Line

Only 39 Percent of Newly Diagnosed Patients Receive a Drug Within One Year of Their First Diagnosis, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceut...

Study Presented at ACC Shows Treatment With ISIS 301012 Added to Statins for Only 5 Weeks Results in 75% of Patients Achieving LDL-C Levels Less Than 100 mg/dL and 50% of Patients Achieving LDL-C Levels of Less Than 70 mg/dL

* ISIS 301012 coadministered with statins for only five weeks at 400 mg/week lowered LDL-C 47% beyond the levels achieved with statins alone, with similarly favorable effects on other atherogenic lipids NEW ORLEANS and CARLSBAD, Calif., March 26, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals...

UCB Announces Positive Top-Line Phase III Results for Keppra as Adjunctive Therapy for Partial Onset Seizures in Paediatric Patients from One Month to Less than Four Years of Age

UCB Announces Positive Top-Line Phase III Results for Keppra® as Adjunctive Therapy for Partial Onset Seizures in Paediatric Patients from One Month to Less than Four Years of Age BRUSSELS, Belgium - April 20, 2007 - UCB today announced positive top-line results from a phase III, double-blin...

Flu Vaccine Used Last Winter Seems to Have Been Less Effective Than Vaccines Used in Previous Years

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 02, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Harris Poll suggests that the flu vaccine used before last winter may have been less effective than the vaccines used in some previous years. The adults who had flu shots before last winter were only 24 percent less likely to get the flu than tho...

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Atlas II HF ICD Family

Description:...o remain symptomatic despite stable, optimal medical therapy (as defined in the clinical trials section) and have a left ventricular ejection fraction less than or equal to 35% and a prolonged QRS duration to maintain synchrony of the left and right ventricles in patients who have undergone an AV nodal...
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Marchon Airlock® Frames

Description:...s created that far exceeds that of any other screwless mounting system. Airlock uses pressure rather than screws to keep the lens in place so there is less chance of breakage.The Airlock superior mounting system isnt the only advantage Marchon offers in this rimless collection. Minimal frame components me...
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ThyroChek

Description:...L. This cut-off is the current WHO standard for the indication of hypothyroidism in adults. One pink line indicates a negative result - TSH level is less than 5mIU/L....
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NGAL Rapid ELISA Kit

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Molteno3 Glaucoma Drainage Device

Description:...Professor Moltenos glaucoma research. It has been extensively tested since early 2004 and gives even better control of intraocular pressure (IOP) with less risk of hypotony....
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SITA SWAP Field Analyzer Software

Description:... A valuable new tool for the Humphrey Field Analyzer, SITA SWAP exhibits greater dynamic range and shows less inter-test variability than Full Threshold SWAP, at the same degree of reproducibility as Full Threshold SWAP. SWAP has been shown to correlate with t...
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Allopathic medicine

...paragraphs 54-56). After Hahnemann's death the term "enantiopathy" fell in disuse and the two concepts of allopathy and enantiopathy have been more or less unified. Both, however, indicate what Hahnemann thought about contemporary conventional medicine, rather than the current ideas of his colleagues. Con...

Artificial induction of immunity

...oculation , which is the controlled infection of a less lethal natural form of smallpox (known as Variola ...was still an active form of smallpox and, although less potent, could still kill the inoculee or spread in... amount of toxin required to kill a person is much less than is required by the immune system to recognize...

Body shaping

...although it can require several months to see the full effects of the procedure. But with a flatter stomach, more curve to the waist and smaller hips, less “back fat” and smaller, better shaped buttocks, patients usually develop more self confidence and become more active . After healing, most patients...

Biomedicine

... Biomedicine , also known as theoretical medicine , is a term that comprises the knowledge and research which is more or less in common to the fields of medicine , veterinary medicine , odontology and fundamental biosciences such as biochemistry , cell biology , gene...

Cachexia

...t context is called "cancer cachexia". It was also prevalent in AIDS patients before the advent of triple-therapy for that condition; now it is seen less frequently in those countries where such treatment is available. In those patients who have Congestive Heart Failure , there is also a cachectic synd...

Depolarization-induced suppression of inhibition

...e ions into that target cell. This build-up of negative charge from the chloride ions results in the hyperpolarization of the target cell, making it less likely to fire an action potential . Accordingly, any ionic current that hyperpolarizes a cell is called an inhibitory current. In their experiment...
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Wheezing

... of asthma, but it is also ... If your infant wheezes while battling a cold, you may be wondering if the problem is asthma. ... There are also less common reasons for wheezing in infants. ... Wheezing is the hallmark of asthma, an extreme sensitivity of the lungs that ... And wheezing ...

Water Birth

...sion in warm water . Proponents believe that this method is safe and provides many benefits for both mother and infant, including pain relief and a less traumatic... Water birth should always occur under the supervision of a health care provider. ... Over the last 30 years as water birth ha...

Viral pneumonia

... Viral pneumonia is a pneumonia caused by a virus. Viruses are one of the two major causes of pneumonia , the other being bacteria; less common causes are fungi and parasites. Viruses are the most common cause of pneumonia in... Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the lung. ...

Vaginal cancer

...risk factors: ... Vaginal cancer — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, risk factors of cancer of the vagina. ... Other less common types of vaginal cancer include: ... Vaginal cancer : symptoms, treatment, causes, risk factors, prevention, complications, what to ...

Vaccination

...ubstance that makes an immune system react. The immune system is the way a body fights infection. The immune system's reaction makes someone less likely to get that infection. Your kids can go to school even if they are not immunized. ... They will be healthier without the vaccination . ....

Vaccinations

... and typhoid. Credit given to vaccinations for our current disease incident has been grossly ... in flu shots or other immunizations being less effective, and protection may ... Travel Immunizations . Vaccinations Required For Travel. Immunization Office Schedule ... Guide to Childhood ...
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NTU professor discovers method to efficiently produce less toxic drugs using organic molecules

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)'s Associate Professor Zhong Guofu has made a significant contribution to the field of organic chemistry, in particular the study of using small organic molecules as catalysts, in the synthesis process called organocatalysis. Such synthesis process takes place...

New, less invasive genetic test greatly improves pregnancy rates in older women with poor prognosis

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: A new test examining chromosomes in human eggs a few hours after fertilisation can identify those that are capable of forming a healthy baby, a researcher told the 25th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Monday 29 June)...

Peripheral nerve repair with fat precursor cells led to wider nerves and less muscle atrophy

Tampa, Fla. (June 16, 2009) To determine if guided fat (adipose) precursor cells (APCs) could improve nerve regeneration and functional recovery, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh (USA) used biodegradable nerve guides to transplant APCs into the injured peripheral nerves of laboratory r...

New device detects heart disease using less than one drop of blood

Testing people for heart disease might be just a finger prick away thanks to a new credit card-sized device created by a team of researchers from Harvard and Northeastern universities in Boston. In a research report published online in The FASEB Journal ( http://www.fasebj.org ), they describe h...

Singapore-US scientists first to develop revolutionary microchip that uses 30 times less energy

Leaving your mobile phone charger at home when you go for a two week long vacation may just be the norm one day as scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Rice University, United States, have successfully created a microchip that uses 30 times less electricity while running seve...

Mammals that hibernate or burrow less likely to go extinct

The best way to survive the ill-effects of climate change and pollution may be to simply sleep through it. According to a new study published in The American Naturalist , mammals that hibernate or that hide in burrows are less likely to turn up on an endangered species list. The study's autho...

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Xceed Meets HTX/CIHR Grant Milestone: Decreasing Sample-Prep Time From Days to Less Than Eight Hours

Ziplex automated gene-expression system featured as platform of choice on Health Technology Exchange Web site - www.htx.ca WELLESLEY, Mass., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Xceed Molecular, a pioneer in the development of cost-effective, easy-to-use gene-expression analysis systems, announced that ...

Video: Women Unsatisfied With Body and Breasts, Less Likely to Comply With Screenings, Including Mammography

The National Women's Health Resource Center's Breast Cancer Study Also Shows 82% of Women Do Not Know the #1 Risk Factor for Breast Cancer RED BANK, N.J., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new study by the not-for-profit National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC), the nation's lea...

Study Shows Coronado Biosciences' Bcl-2 Inhibitor, Apogossypol, is More Efficacious, Less Toxic than Gossypol in Animal Models

Published Paper Provides Rationale for Continued Development of CNDO103 as Cancer Treatment SAN DIEGO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Coronado Biosciences Inc. today announced the publication of data demonstrating that the Bcl-2 inhibitor, Apogossypol, effectively killed a v...

New nanoparticle vaccine is more effective but less expensive

Good news for public health: Bioengineering researchers from the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, have developed and patented a nanoparticle that can deliver vaccines more effectively, with fewer side effects, and at a fraction of the cost of current vaccine technologies. Described in an article...

Roche Real-Time HIV Test is Faster and Less Labor-Intensive Than Competitor's

Roche test processes 50 percent more samples in 1-day shift INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche Diagnostics' newly developed, automated real-time PCR test for HIV provides shorter turnaround time and less hands-on labor than one of its main competitors, according to a new study ...

Mission Statement 2003: Do More with Less and Do it Faster!

Every company that hopes to survive in 2003 has an unambiguous mission statement: Do more with less, and do it faster! But how? Funding and resources are strained to the limit, marketing is getting more like a snipe hunt, and (remaining) personnel are having to do the jobs of two to three peopl...

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MasterPure Plant Leaf DNA Purification Kit from EPICENTRE Biotechnologies

Description:...erPure™ Plant Leaf DNA Purification Kit is designed for isolating DNA from 35-100 mg of fresh plant leaf tissue. The protocol can be completed in less than one hour and may be scaled up to obtain larger amounts of DNA. The purified DNA can be used for PCR amplification, restriction digestion, and Sou...
Company:EPICENTRE Biotechnologies

OSMETTE II from Precision Systems, Inc.

Description:...ic, neonatal, geriatric, general adult, veterinary and experimental animals. Automatic Calibration with 2 or 3 user-selected values. Ready to run in less than 3 minutes after turn-on. ...
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OSMETTE III from Precision Systems, Inc.

Description:...built-in printer, keypad and software for statistical analysis and record-keeping. Optional barcode scanner available. RS-232 port. Ready to run in less than 3 minutes after turn-on. * Range: 0.00-2000 mOsm/kg H2O ...
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mirVana™ qRT-PCR Primer Set for Normalization (5S) from Ambion

Description:... 53 new primer sets added in Dec 2005 Quantitative results in less than 3 hours Detection from as little as 25 pg of total RNA Specific primers available for hundreds of mammalian miRNAs Suitable for eithe...
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PlusOne Silver Staining Kit; Protein from GE Healthcare, formerly Amersham Biosciences

Description:...el electrophoresis systems.Silver Staining Kit, Protein provides convenient, reproducible and sensitive staining of proteins in polyacrylamide gels in less than two hours.The visualization technique detects most proteins in the nanogram range, which is 100-fold more sensitive than Coomassie Blue staining....
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siPORTer™-96 Electroporation Chamber from Ambion

Description:... Highly efficient delivery of siRNA while maintaining high cell viability Electroporate up to 96 samples simultaneously Fast: less than one hour from cell harvest to post-electroporation incubation Highly reproducible results from well-to-well Designed for use with the Bio...
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Activation energy

... with enough energy at any temperature, because temperature is a measure of the average energy of the system - individual molecules can have more or less energy than the average. Increasing the temperature increases the proportion of molecules with more energy than the activation energy, and consequentl...

Albumin

...nimals (for example rats ) function at a lower blood pressure , they need less oncotic pressure to balance this, and thus need less albumin to maintain proper fluid distribution. Functions of albumin: ...

Alga

...se groups the chloroplast is surrounded by two membranes, both now thought to come from the chloroplast. The chloroplasts of red algae have a more or less typical cyanobacterial pigmentation, while the green algae and higher plants have chloroplasts with chlorophyll a and b , the latter found in some ...

Alpha helix

... amino acid (like glutamic acid ) in order to stabilise the helix dipole. less common (and less effective) is C-terminal capping with a positively charged protein like ly...

Anatomy

... the various structures of the healthy human body, and to this study the term descriptive or topographical human anatomy is given, though it is often, less happily, spoken of as anthropotomy . So intricate is the human body that only a small number of professional human anatomists, after years of pat...

Animal

...rominent today, the important fossil graptolites may belong to this group. The Chaetognatha or arrow worms may also be deuterostomes, but this is less certain. Platyzoa The Platyzoa include the phylum Platyhelminthes , the flatworms. These were originally considered some of the most prim...
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Walking legs

...thin us aside from legs which is the essence of walking . ... ... earliest apelike ancestors started walking on two legs because it required less ... One expended about the same energy walking on two legs as on four. ... how the leg of a freely walking animal is affected by such. di...

Venules

...ation about Venules - The minute vessels that collect blood from the capillary plexuses and join together to form veins. Veins with diameters less than 2 mm are referred to as small veins or venules . ... Small venules are devoid of these cells. Large venules may have a scattering ... D...

Vacuoles

...ovide shape and support to cells, ... Many smaller vacuoles are found in expanding plant cells and in the tips of ... These vacuoles can be less than one micrometer in diameter. ... Information about Vacuoles in the free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. ... Vacuoles are found ...

Turbellarian

...illustrations from the ... A flatworm (otherwise known as a flukeworm or less commonly as turbellaria) is a ... The turbellarian flatworms are free-living carnivorous scavengers, usually less ... turbellarian : turbellarian : see ... More on turbellarian from ...

Transversion

...re dramatically, the consequences of this change tend to be more severe and less common than that of transitions.Transversions can be caused by... trans...og y dictionary,biology terminology,biology terms,biology abbreviations ... less common is a transversion , which exchanges a purine ... Transversion...

Transcriptome

...scriptome is different from a genome, which is the entire DNA sequence ... A transcriptome represents the very small percentage of the genome - less than 5 ... The ENS transcriptome platform is intended to produce DNA microarrays and to offer for scientific community use facilities to make t...
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