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On March 4, 2009, The United States Supreme Court Rejected the Rationale Behind Michigan's Drug Product Liability Law

DETROIT, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 4, 2009, the United States Supreme Court in the case of Wyeth v. Levine , rejected the drug company's argument that because it was complying with FDA standards it should be immune from suit. Because of this decision, citizens in all states except Michi...

Those Who Feel Rejected Direct Hostility Toward Others

Social exclusion linked to aggression found in school shootings, other tragedies FRIDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Getting the cold shoulder can turn some people into hotheads. A University of Kentucky study found that people who feel socially rejected are more likely to view othe...

Sponsor of Drug Bill Rejected by CA Senate Today Changed Its Name After Privacy Violations

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Senate rejected a bill today sponsored by a drug marketing firm that was forced to change its name after privacy violations. See Washington Post coverage below. The bill, SB 1096 (Calderon), which was granted a second cha...

Billions Directed to Baghdad ... Billions Rejected for Children

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D- PA) responds to the president's veto of the State Child Health Insurance Program. "The numbers just don't add up. This President is willing to spend $190 billion for the war, but he won't support $35 billion to insure ...

Billions Directed to Baghdad ... Millions Rejected for Children

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D- PA) responds to the president's veto of the State Child Health Insurance Program. "The numbers just don't add up. This President is willing to spend $190 billion for the war, but he won't support $35 million to insure ...

Aspartame Probe Call Rejected by FDA

WASHINGTON - A U.S. consumer group called for an urgent Food and Drug Administration assessment of the safety of aspartame as it can be cancerous, on Monday, but the FDA said there wasnt an immediate need to do so despite a new study showing the sweetener may cause cancer. A new study publi...

Merck's Pain Reliever Arcoxia Rejected by US Federal Advisory Panel

An advisory panel of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected pharmaceutical giant Merck's bid to market Arcoxia,// a new osteoarthritis medication following concerns that it may carry cardiovascular risks. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that mostly affects cartilag...

Testosterone patch for women Rejected For safety Reasons

The experimental testosterone patch used for treating women with sexual difficulties was rejected by a panel of advisors to the US Food// and Drug Administration recently . Procter & Gamble, global manufacturer of household products, wants to market the patch to women who have become menopausa...

Seniors: Get Your Checkbooks Ready

... be forced out of business, and worst of all, with no one to replace their services to these most vulnerable citizens." Congress has previously rejected this idea both because it does not result in a change in utilization and because of the huge costs to collect these co-pays. The laboratory industry ...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Attorney General and Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation Near Agreement on Rate Increases on Under Age 65 Individual Products

...and a broken regulatory system that requires BCBSM to cover all individuals rejected by other health insurers for expensive, pre-existing conditions. Another p...he broken regulatory system. BCBSM insures older, less healthy individuals rejected by other health insurance companies. This BCBSM pool of individuals will c...
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New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Results from Boston Scientific's Landmark SYNTAX(TM) Trial

...corresponding registry. Accordingly, patients in the PCI registry had been rejected for cardiac surgery, and patients in the CABG registry had been rejected for PCI. The patients recruited in the SYNTAX trial are a unique stud...

U.S. Patent Office Rejects Key HIV/AIDS Drug Patents at PUBPAT Request: Government Finds Prior Art Submitted By PUBPAT Invalidates All of Gilead Sciences' Claims

...tion ("PUBPAT") announced today that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has rejected four key HIV/AIDS drug patents held by Gilead Sciences that relate to the d... States because Gilead claims the four patents challenged by PUBPAT and now rejected by the Patent Office give them the exclusive right to do so. "Every per...

Two Major Studies Show: Human Pluripotent Stem Cells without Cloning or Destroying Embryo

...that, like cloning, it generates stem cells that are genetically identical to the patient who donated the adult cells. Reprogrammed cells would not be rejected by the patient's immune system if used for medical therapies. Unlike human cloning, which has thus far not been accomplished and remains only a theore...

The Past, Present and Future of HLA Typing

... HLA-B or DRB1 loci. A clear understanding of the differences between HLA polymorphisms has provided ample insight into why and how foreign tissue is rejected by the host, and as such been a critical enabler of the field of transplantation. Today, a variety of techniques are applied for HLA tissue typing, p...
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Reprogramming human cells without inserting genes

...tissue without some of the problems associated with embryonic stem cells, including ethical questions and the potential for embryonic stem cells to be rejected by a patient's immune system or to grow out of control and cause tumors. The first induced pluripotent stem cells were created in 2007 by Shinya Ya...

Proteomics: Finding the key ingredients of disease

...eded. However, further analysis of their raw data, showed that all the proteins had been initially detected by all the labs involved but they had been rejected in later analyses. "Our centralized analysis showed us the problems encountered while conducting this type of testing," says Dr. John Bergeron, se...

Decreasing deer damage

...ults showed that pussy willow suffered the least economic impact of deer browsing and rubbing; less than 1% of the total number of stems produced were rejected for market. High levels of damage were documented for 'Blood-twig' dogwood (more than 21% of the stems were rejected). Losses per year due to combined...

Potential new HIV drug may help patients not responding to treatment

...rks," said Dr Boasso. In healthy people, the IDO enzyme controls allergic reactions and autoimmune diseases and it also stops the foetus from being rejected in pregnancy. As D-1mT blocks IDO, the researchers say that its effects may need to be tested in SIV-infected macaques over a longer time, to determin...

A re-review of peer review: Leading journal looks to end the 'review nightmare'

...Scientists, like most people, desire immediate results. In the case of peer review, researchers want to learn whether their paper has been accepted or rejected as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the review process rarely seems to work in this manner, even with the enhancements that the Internet has bought. ...

High blood sugar's impact on immune system holds clues to improving islet cell transplants

.... Typically the path isn't easy for transplanted cells. Many die from the stress of transplantation or immune system attack either because they are rejected as invaders or because the same autoreactive mechanism that led to destruction of the patient's own cells is resurrected. "Cells that survive are the ...

Another fisheries commission throws the science overboard in tuna decision, WWF says

...w weeks after the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) also rejected their scientists' pleas for significant cuts to catches in the face of declining tuna populations. "Commissions charged with protecting tuna popula...

Researcher tricks immune system in diabetic mice

...eject the cells, because it didn't perceive them as foreign and dangerous. When the same test was done without pre-treated cells, the immune system rejected the transplanted islets within 15 days. In an upcoming study, Miller and Luo will work with mice that have autoimmune disease that destroys their i...

New technique eliminates toxic drugs in islet transplant in diabetic mice

...eject the cells, because it didn't perceive them as foreign and dangerous. When the same test was done without pre-treated cells, the immune system rejected the transplanted islets within 15 days. In an upcoming study, Miller and Luo will work with mice that have autoimmune disease that destroys their i...

Previous abortions and exercise: Do they affect pregnancy?

...nst pre-eclampsia. This could be because pregnancies that end in miscarriage may have deficiencies which mean they cannot continue development but are rejected by the body. These deficiencies can be caused by many different conditions, amongst others problems in placenta formation. Perhaps miscarriage and pre...
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Wyeth Announces Stockholder Approval of Pfizer Merger at 2009 Annual Meeting

... the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for 2009. In addition, Wyeth stockholders rejected a stockholder proposal regarding reporting on the Company's political contributions and trade association payments; and approved a stockholder proposa...

RSCI Announces World-Leading Stem Cell Science Advisory Board

...resident of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons of Thailand. Carlos Lima, M.D., one of the foremost neuropathologist experts in stem cell treatments, rejected traditional bone marrow stem cells as a too-limited source for the neurological stem cells required to repair injured spinal cords. Using olfactory st...

Amgen Announces Voting Results Of Annual Meeting Of Stockholders

...mmon stock the ability to call special meetings. The proposal received approximately 59.5 percent of the votes cast "For" the proposal. Stockholders rejected the proposal requesting that the company change its jurisdiction of incorporation from Delaware to North Dakota. The proposal received less than 3.2 ...

Regional Biotech Association Warns Legislation Would Make VT Least Friendly State in Nation for Biotechnology and Life Sciences

...funding by mandating additional disclosure of expenditures. Four other states, including New England states Maine and Rhode Island, have recently rejected marketing restriction legislation far less extreme than the Vermont bill, declaring the measures as bad policy with negative consequences for the life...

Regional Biotech Association Warns Vermont Legislation Could Have Profound Negative Impact

...are about future jobs and the health care system in Vermont to reject this legislation." Two other states, Colorado and New Mexico, have recently rejected marketing restriction legislation far less extreme than the Vermont bill as bad policy with unintended negative consequences for the life sciences ind...

US Patent Office Rejects 95% of Verathon Claims in Patent Case With Aircraft Medical

...ion of this patent in 2006 following litigation (currently on hold) that Verathon initiated against Aircraft. The new Action from the USPTO has rejected 393 claims that Verathon introduced during the re-examination procedure on grounds that they had impermissibly enlarged the scope of the patent. The r...

CV Therapeutics' Board of Directors Rejects Astellas Unsolicited Proposal

...X ) today announced that its board of directors has thoroughly reviewed and rejected the previously announced unsolicited proposal from Astellas Pharma Inc. to ...interests of CV Therapeutics and its stockholders. The board had previously rejected the same proposal on November 21, 2008, when Astellas approached the compan...

CV Therapeutics Statement on Unsolicited Proposal From Astellas

...stellas on behalf of the board of directors of CV Therapeutics. Because Astellas, by its recent announcement, has sought to revive its previously rejected proposal, the CV Therapeutics board of directors will again review developments in the context of the company's strategic plans and the long-term inte...

Nikon Instruments Introduces Exclusive VAAS Detector Imaging Method for Confocal Microscopy

...acquisition recovery of data normally lost during the course of the experiment. This is accomplished by collecting emission photons that normally are rejected by the emission side pinhole, traditionally used at the 1 airy disk size. This unique technology allows for virtual adjusting of the confocality and ...

Leading Heart Specialist Joins Duska Therapeutics as Scientific Consultant

...licensed portfolio may not lead to the expected results including that our drugs may not improve the efficiency of heart contractility, the NDA may be rejected the involvement of Dr. Stamler will not lead to expected results and we may never successfully commercialize ATPace or any heart failure compounds. Ad...
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Infertility

...ent. Social impact In many cultures, inability to conceive bears a stigma. In closed social groups, a degree of rejection (or a sense of being rejected by the couple) may cause considerable anxiety and disappointment. Notes International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (INC...

Lynn Margulis

...as actually proven in the 1980's in mitochondria, centrioles, and chloroplasts." [2] She was criticized as a radical and her scientific work was rejected by mainstream biology for many years. Her work has more recently received widespread support and acclaim. Margulis was inducted into the World Academy...

Modern evolutionary synthesis

...ory George John Romanes coined the term neo-Darwinism to refer to the theory of evolution preferred by Alfred Russel Wallace et al . Wallace rejected the Lamarckian idea of inheritance of acquired characteristics, something that Darwin, Huxley et al wouldn't rule out. The mechanism of inherit...

Monoclonal antibody

...bodies One problem in medical applications is that the standard procedure of producing monoclonal antibodies yields mouse antibodies, and these are rejected by the human immune system. Various approaches to overcome this problem have been tried. In one approach, one takes the DNA that encodes the binding p...

Phylogeny

... that the development of an organism exactly mirrors the evolutionary development of the species. The early version of this hypothesis has since been rejected as being oversimplified and misleading. However, modern biology recognizes numerous connections between ontogeny and phylogeny, explains them using ...

Rudolf Steiner

...henomenology of Nature . Nevertheless, Steiner remains unknown by many and rejected by others. The high regard in which Steiner is held within the Anthroposo...e whole of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason by the age of 14—has been rejected by some philosophers, accepted by others, and remains unknown to most. ...

Zoology

...ching, - with various fanciful additions, constituted the real basis of zoological knowledge throughout the Middle Ages. It was Wotton's merit that he rejected the legendary and fantastic accretions, and returned to Aristotle and the observation of nature. The most ready means of noting the progress of zool...
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