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deCODE Conducting Strategic Review to Sharpen the Focus of its Long-term Business

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN ) today announced that the company is carrying out a review of its long-term business strategy. Over the past few years deCODE has utilized its capabilities in medicinal chemistry, structural biology and human...

Professionals Use Drugs to Sharpen Their Minds, Survey Finds

Ritalin, Provigil, beta blockers used to boost focus, concentration, science journal reports WEDNESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- One in five respondents to a scientific journal survey acknowledges using so-called "cognition-enhancing drugs" -- such as ADHD and heart medications -- t...

Researchers sharpen search for new marine medicines with novel techniques

With the number of terrestrial sources that yield novel treatments for human disease decreasing year by year, the oceans have been tapped as a promising resource for discovering new natural biomedicines. Two studies by scientists at UC San Diego, each utilizing mass spectrometry in novel ways, hav...

Brain Exercises Sharpen Memory in Older Adults

Researchers Hit Trifecta: Better at Tasks, Memory, Everyday Life SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The right kind of brain exercise enhances memory and other cognitive abilities of older adults, according to researchers presenting today at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Soci...

MDS Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...uly 31, 2009). A suitable buyer is being sought for Central Labs. To further improve operating performance in a challenging economic environment, to sharpen the Company's focus on Early Stage, and to reduce overhead associated with the exit from Late Stage, MDS Pharma Services has initiated restructuring a...

Marbles: The Brain Store Opens New Location in Chicago, Introduces World's First Bike that Trains Body and Brain

...Program, the only brain-fitness software program that uses an advanced artificial intelligence and a series of exercises to train the entire brain and sharpen 16 cognitive functions - more than any other program on the market. The PC- and Mac-compatible NeuroActive Program, which also may be purchased separa...

Home Care Assistance's Exclusive Balanced Care Method(TM) Designed to Promote Longer, Healthier Lives

...TM), promotes longevity and wellness for seniors throughout North America with an emphasis on lifestyle, healthy diet, physical activity, exercises to sharpen the mind, social ties and purpose. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090522/SF21916LOGO ) The Balanced Care Method(TM) was crea...

Williams Kherkher Warns of Liver Damage, Failure from Hydroxycut

...tion to holding a vast share of the consumer weight loss, Hydroxycut supplements are also popular among athletes, particularly bodybuilders looking to sharpen the appearance of their muscles. Hydroxycut sells millions of units worldwide each year. Up-to-Date Hydroxycut Resource Center: For over 25 ...

Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases

...d by 67 percent among people aged 65 or older. New cancer cases are predicted to double among minorities, experts say. This spike in new cases will sharpen health-care disparities and will outpace population growth, according to a study appearing in the April 29 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology ...

Narcolepsy Drug Might Be Addictive

...d mental function is on the increase TUESDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat narcolepsy is increasingly being taken to sharpen mental skills, but researchers now report troubling evidence that it also harbors the potential for abuse. Modafinil (Provigil) apparently alters t...
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Improved estrogen reception may sharpen fuzzy memory

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Estrogen treatments may sharpen mental performance in women with certain medical conditions, but University of Florida researchers suggest that recharging a naturally occurring estrogen receptor in the brain may also clear cognitive cobwebs. The discovery suggests that drugs ...

Neuronal circuits able to rewire on the fly to sharpen senses

PITTSBURGH Researchers from the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), a joint project of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, have for the first time described a mechanism called dynamic connectivity, in which neuronal circuits are rewired on the fly allowing sti...

Action video games sharpen vision 20 percent

Video games that contain high levels of action, such as Unreal Tournament, can actually improve your vision. Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that people who played action video games for a few hours a day over the course of a month improved by about 20 percent in their abil...

New supplement may help slow sight loss in elderly

..., co-ordinated the study, which looked at nutritional supplements for patients with early age-related macular (AMD) degeneration and found they helped sharpen vision. Details of the findings are being presented in Belfast today (Friday) by Professor Chakravarthy and Dr Stephen Beatty, Head of Vision Resear...

Brain music

...nd, and other features of the brain itself. When that soundtrack is recorded and played back -- to an emergency responder, or a firefighter -- it may sharpen their reflexes during a crisis, and calm their nerves afterward. Over the past decade, the influence of music on cognitive development, learning, a...

Stevens receives $25,000 grant from the Engineering Information Foundation

...ing design team whose presentation is most effective with technical and non-technical audiences. "We believe this grant will help students gain and sharpen a set of skills that they will be able to apply throughout their careers," said Professor Sinnreich-Levi. "Students will be able to widen the receptio...

Greenhouse gas auction revenues can help cut Md. electric use significantly, says study

...grid. Included in the study were effects within other RGGI states and related areas. By using three separate models, the research team was able to sharpen and customize its projections and cover the broad array of effects and geographical areas to be studied. Three subcontractors provided projections bas...

Clinical trial for new tuberculosis vaccine

...us Calmette-Gurind) is now frequently ineffective. The immunologist continues: "BCG has become a blunt weapon. We wanted to use genetic engineering to sharpen it so that, rather than hiding from the human immune system, it would stimulate it as much as possible." To do this, the researchers inserted a gen...

'Top Secret' Technology To Help U.S. Swimmers Trim Times at Beijing Olympics

...ids mechanics professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., is using experimental flow measurement techniques to help American swimmers sharpen their strokes, shave seconds from their lap times, and race toward a gold medal in Beijing. Professor Timothy Wei, head of Rensselaer's Department o...

'Top secret' technology to help US swimmers trim times at Beijing Olympics

...ids mechanics professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., is using experimental flow measurement techniques to help American swimmers sharpen their strokes, shave seconds from their lap times, and race toward a gold medal in Beijing. Professor Timothy Wei, head of Rensselaer's Department ...
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Failing to Demonstrate Value of Innovation is Top Risk Facing Life Sciences Sector, According to Ernst & Young

...high-reward model that companies have used to fund drug development efforts for several decades. The economy has prompted large and small companies to sharpen their focus on how they manage scarce capital, boost research and development productivity, and in some cases reinvent a long-held business model to b...

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Deploys Collexis' Reviewer Finder and Journal Dashboard Applications

... Business Unit. "As the AACR begins to use the Journal Dashboards as journal portfolio analysis tools, we are very confident that it will help them to sharpen the profile of their journals." The Collexis Reviewer Finder helps publishing organizations in two very important ways: first it assists in reduc...

Datafarm, Inc., Announces the Appointment of Daniel F. Orfe to Vice President, Global Regulatory Submission Services

...ve pressures within the life sciences industry has increased interest in outsourcing of submission preparation and life cycle management activities to sharpen practices and reduce time to market. Strategically partnering with Datafarm's regulatory submissions group to completely or partially outsource submi...

Caliper Life Sciences Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results; Sharpens Growth Focus, Strengthens Balance Sheet and Reduces Costs

...uring and office space to SOTAX on a market-rate basis starting in 2009. -- Caliper Completed a Restructuring into Three Strategic Business Units to sharpen Focus on Core Product Lines. During the third quarter, Caliper reorganized its various products and services along three core business areas -- Discov...

deCODE genetics Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...ss to capital for companies of our size, we believe that the best way to develop and capture the value of our capabilities and product portfolio is to sharpen the focus of our business. We are therefore in the process of reviewing our long-term strategy and will be sharing with you the results of this proces...

Mentice, Inc. and the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Announce Their Partnership in the Area of Procedural Medical Simulation

...cedicus VIST Simulator to the cardiovascular curriculum of MATC will appreciably enhance the student's educational experience and serve to elevate and sharpen their entry level skills through a series of diversified simulated procedures, made available on several skill assessment and learning levels," said D...

deCODE genetics Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...product development infrastructure. Through small, well-designed pharmacology studies like that we recently completed with DG041, we have been able to sharpen the medical and market potential of our lead drug development programs. This is important as we pursue partnership opportunities, with the goal of rea...

High-Definition Technology to Revolutionize US & European Visualization Device Markets

...the adoption of true high-definition (HD) camera systems for use in endoscopic procedures, reaching more than $2 billion by 2011. Given its ability to sharpen images captured during surgery, HD technology is expected to revolutionize both the US and European visualization device markets. In the US, sales o...

Simcere Pharmaceutical Group Announces the Appointment of New Vice President of Marketing and Two Senior Promotions

...heir many years of valuable industry experience and solid performance within Simcere, that they will be successful in their new responsibilities as we sharpen our focus in targeting more hospitals and pharmacies across China." About Simcere Pharmaceutical Group Simcere Pharmaceutical Group (NYSE: SCR , ...

US Oncology Announces Realignment of Executive Team

...epresent a diminishment in my dedication to the network," said Ross. "Instead, without responsibility for operations of the Company, I will be able to sharpen my focus on providing strategic direction to the Company and on strengthening our network of physicians. We remain committed to the core principles th...
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