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Women see merits of surgery over extreme delays in cancer test results.

London: ‘Breakthrough Breast Cancer’ has released a report that speaks of the elaborate waiting time for test results of breast cancer patients, going up //to two years, and this has prompted some women with a family history of breast cancer, to choose surgery rather than wait for confirmation of t...

Class Action Notice for Minnesota Light Cigarette Litigation From Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, P.A.

...ations about Marlboro Lights and deny that a class action is proper. Plaintiffs can either win or lose this case. The Court has not decided the merits of the Plaintiffs' claims or Defendants' defenses. Plaintiffs will be required to prove their claims at trial. The following law firms represen...

The Aspen Institute and TIME Convene Debate on Health Care at The Aspen Health Forum

... the Aspen Health Forum brings together more than 100 experts in health care, including world-class medical scientists and policymakers, to debate the merits of the Congressional and Administration health reform plans, the pros and cons of related tax proposals, the public plan, and the prospect of an indep...

Pelosi House Leaders, Committee Chairs Remarks at Press Conference on America's Affordable Health Choices Act

...re key to an effective, comprehensive, health care system. If you don't have that letter, you should see it, because it's an eloquent testimony to the merits of our House bill. And over the coming days, Congress will continue working with President Obama to provide stable prices, secure coverage, and qualit...

Expert Statement Issued about Lantus(R) Following Recent Publications in Diabetologia

...consistent and inconclusive results regarding a potential link between insulin glargine use and an increased risk of cancer. "Regarding the merits of the published data, we agreed that all four published manuscripts have significant methodological limitations and shortcomings," said Professor Ma...

Educated Parkinson's Patients Move to Meds Sooner

...e independently associated with earlier treatment. "The impact of the patient's education level on clinical management is an unexpected finding and merits further investigation," wrote Dr. Sotirios A. Parashos, of the Struthers Parkinson's Center in Golden Valley, Minn., and colleagues. They said it's...

Oakland Port Commission Seeks Resolution to Allow Local Officials Real Power to Clean Up Diesel Truck Pollution; Improve Security, Safety

... Christina Snyder again denied the ATA's request to kill the clean-air program in April, but felt compelled to put key elements on hold until the full merits of the ports' case are heard in trial this December. The Port of Oakland's action today demonstrates their frustration with the legal roadblocks that ...

It's Time For Nurses To Be Heard!!

...nent educational information so that purchasers and consumers may adopt value-based purchasing practices and be able to make informed decisions on the merits of various health care programs, treatments and services. The Institute for Nursing was founded in 1988 as the charitable affiliate of the New J...

Global health funding soars, boosted by unprecedented private giving

... spending or drug interdiction efforts. This is an area that begs for more research." Where the money is being targeted within those countries also merits more scrutiny. Based on the research for 2007, HIV/AIDS receives at least 23 cents out of every dollar going into development assistance for health. T...

United States Patent and Trademark Office Accepts CoolTouch's Re-examination Request for Cynosure '873 Patent

...nt office's rapid response to our request supports CoolTouch's contention that the '873 Paolini patent is invalid. I hope that they rule on the strong merits of our case just as quickly so we may see this litigation end soon. With this new ruling, the Court will certainly accept our motion for stay and we ...
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Bradmer reports progression free survival data from previous Phase II glioblastoma multiforme trials

...because of recent inquiries from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which suggested that Bradmer may opt to evaluate sensitivities around the merits and use of PFS as an additional interim marker of prognostic benefit," said Dr. Alan M. Ezrin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bradmer. "Whil...

ROXRO PHARMA Announces Positive Clinical Proof of Concept Results for Novel Intranasal Migraine Treatment

... study investigator in Germany. "With this novel mode of NSAID administration and ability to provide pain relief to migraine patients, ROX-828 clearly merits further clinical investigation." In the study, patients reported their pain levels at baseline and at regular intervals (0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 24, a...

PharmAthene's Recombinant Butyrylcholinesterase (rBChE) May Play A Neuroprotective Role in Alzheimer's Disease

...l protector against amyloid toxicity. In view of the empirical evidence gathered to date, the role of rBChE in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease merits closer scrutiny and understanding." Recent in vitro data have demonstrated that rBChE effectively blocked the formation of amyloid fibrils, precurso...

Avicena Announces Positive Phase II Data for a Combination Trial Involving AL-08 for the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

...aking the AL- 08/minocycline combination. Results also showed that the AL-08/celecoxib combination was non-futile compared to historical controls, and merits further evaluation. The trial was concluded ahead of schedule after the first pool of patients met the selection criteria. "We are encouraged that t...

Memory Pharmaceuticals Announces Results for Phase 2a Trial of MEM 1003 in Alzheimer's Disease

...on of Change with Caregiver Input and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory. "Based on this information, I believe that further development of this compound merits consideration," said Pierre N. Tariot, M.D., Professor of Research Psychiatry, Director of the Memory Disorders Center of the Banner Alzheimer's Insti...

Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Presents SNS-314 Aurora Kinase Inhibitor Data Showing Broad Anti-Tumor Activity, Dosing Flexibility

...sented at TAT 2007 and the Keystone Symposia 'Molecular Targets for Cancer' meetings, we believe that SNS-314 has a compelling preclinical profile and merits full clinical development. In diverse xenograft models, this anticancer agent demonstrates good activity that is linked to mechanistic markers of Auro...

Cellerant Therapeutics Reversed Autoimmune Disease in Lupus Mice with Transplant of Purified Donor Blood Stem Cells

...is finding is consistent with recent reports on successful use of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and merits evaluation of pure stem cells in treating such diseases." Cellerant researchers worked with specialized mice that are prone to an autoimmune conditi...

GenVec Announces Update of Safety and Efficacy Data from Pivotal Phase II/III PACT Study of TNFerade at ASCO

...sis of results based on the first 51 patients treated with TNFerade, as well as a risk/benefit assessment performed in conjunction with evaluating the merits of resuming the option of administration of the agent by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Secondary outcome measures of overall survival, objective respon...
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Fissure

... Fissure with skin tags lead to painful bleeding due to a small cut at the anal margin. ... Anal fissure is a common and minor disorder but merits careful ... Painful tear in the anal canal. Itching and bleeding is common. Anal fissure pictures. Prevention, medical & surgical treatmen...
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Consumers more likely to identify healthy food using traffic light nutrition labels

...ations of the percentage daily intake system. Each person was exposed to only one type of nutrition label, allowing each system to evaluated on it own merits without the influence of the others. Traffic light labelling uses colours to rate the nutritional content of food according to how healthy it is. A...

New therapeutic strategy could target toxic protein in most patients with Huntington's disease

...s finding one siRNA that clearly is the top candidate for a clinical trial, where the patient population is predicted to be sufficiently large that it merits the development of a drug you could take into trial," Zamore said. "That takes away the biggest worry we had, which was that the number of siRNAs w...

Symposium at UH will address how to put 'sustainability' into practice

...th annual symposium, "Sustainability: Moving from Theory to Practical Application," will draw leading academic experts and practitioners to assess the merits and possible downsides of the sustainability movement. Lawyers, scientists and scholars working in a variety of disciplines will explore how sustaina...

Life Sciences Discovery Fund awards health research program grants

...convened by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In a rigorous competitive process the proposals were weighted on their scientific merits and their abilities to utilize this funding to provide statewide economic returns, to build a competitive life sciences industry, and to advance healt...

NIST awards $24M in grants for new research facilities

... basis of a competition open to institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations. Proposals were evaluated on the scientific and technical merits of the proposal, the quality of the design of the proposed facility and the adequacy of a project execution plan that includes project scope, schedule...

Scientific community called upon to resolve debate on 'net energy' once and for all

...ess the sustainability and ability of alternative fuels to displace fossil fuel but recent debate in Biofpr shows that scientists are undecided on its merits as a tool. Instead, in a series of corresponding articles clearly stating the case for and against net energy, Professor Dale calls for a more holi...

Risks and benefits of antipsychotics in children and adolescents

...in press). Antipsychotics have shown efficacy in various paediatric mental disorders, but the use of these medications in children and adolescents merits careful scrutiny as this is a vulnerable population that has more side effects than adults. Cardiovascular safety Antipsychotic medications ar...

Life Sciences Discovery Fund awards health research project grants

...s convened by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In a highly competitive process the proposals were weighted on their scientific merits and their abilities to utilize the funding to provide statewide economic returns, to build a competitive life sciences industry and to advance health ...

A novel X-ray source could be brightest in the world

...r more precisely the spectral brightness, is proportional to the intensity of coherent photons per unit spectral bandwidth. It is a standard figure of merits for the strength and purity of an x-ray source. The intensity of individual x-ray pulse from an X-FELO is lower by about three orders of magnitudes...

SC Magazine: Entrust Entelligence Messaging Server Earns Five-Stars and Recommended Rating

...n the email security space. SC Recommended." The group review, which compared products from five vendors, evaluated e-mail security solutions on the merits of features, ease of use, performance, documentation, support and value for the money. The review referred to Entrust Entelligence Messaging Server ...
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Kansas Delegation Defends NBAF, Refutes Washington Post

...bio-security research on human pathogens is already conducted in several other locations in the continental United States. "Kansas won on the merits after a 6-year long transparent selection process conducted by career civil servants including numerous public meetings in all five of the states that...

Sirnaomics Receives SBIR Grant from NIH/NCI for Its Multi-Targeted Lung Cancer siRNA Therapeutics

...scarless wound healing and several types of cancers. "Receiving an SBIR grant again from NCI clearly demonstrates the scientific and business merits of our lung cancer therapeutic program using multi-targeted siRNA cocktails," said Dr. Patrick Y. Lu, the founder, President and CEO of the company, a...

Vasogen Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...agreements. The Board will also consider alternatives to these that it has also been evaluating. The Board will continue to assess the merits of these options relative to liquidating the Company and distributing the remaining cash to the shareholders. The unaudited inte...

Bio-IT World Announces the Winners of its 2009 Best Practices Awards Program

... in chief of Bio-IT World. "We especially thank our volunteer judges for their time, expertise, and enthusiasm in reviewing and debating the merits of the record number of entries received this year. And we congratulate the distinguished winners of the 2009 Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards, and...

Vasogen Announces First Quarter 2009 Results

...rtain intangible assets either alone or potentially in combination with a strategic transaction. The Board will continue to assess the merits of these options relative to liquidating the Company and distributing the remaining cash to the shareholders. - As at February ...

Otonomy Introduces Scientific Advisory Board

... Medal Award from the Prosper Meniere Society and the 1999 Guyot Prize from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, for "important work of great merits in the field of otological and biological research". About Otonomy Otonomy is an emerging biopharmaceutical company based in San Diego that ...

Vasogen Announces 2008 Year-End Results

...rtain intangible assets either alone or potentially in combination with a strategic transaction. The Board will continue to assess the merits of these options relative to liquidating the Company and distributing the remaining cash to the shareholders. - As part of our ...

Kidneys for Transplant Function Earlier and Last Longer When Preserved in a Machine Compared to the Traditional Box of Ice

... the traditional box of ice. Although machine preservation has been around for quite some decades, a large randomised clinical trial investigating its merits had never been conducted. Our international study for the first time demonstrates that any deceased donor kidney will benefit from this preservation m...

National Geographic Uses Air Filtration in Bid To Be an Energy, Environmental Leader

...Aaron Ayer, P.E., and StrionAir vice president of marketing, said, "The USGBC**'s recognition that our electrically enhanced air filtration technology merits an Innovation Credit as a stand-alone product is huge. It showcases our technology's role in helping achieve building sustainability and preserving th...

Gift Aids Professor's Research into Vein Treatment

...of Dr. Hyun's interest in developing a student project concerning treatment of venous disease with our radiofrequency catheters, I immediately saw the merits of combining student learning with an avenue for development of technology. VNUS is a committed leader in the development of medical devices, and we ...
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Seminal vesicles

...e capacity of the seminal vesicles is much larger; the boar, for example, may emit up to 50 times... Discussion of Diagnosis: A discussion of the merits of minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of low grade phyllodes tumor of the seminal vesicle . Primary malignancies of the seminal v...
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