Nut Bans in Schools May Be Spurring Hysteria
Expert says lack of exposure could also perpetuate more allergies among kids,,,,
FRIDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Peanut and other food allergies are on the rise, with more and more children being diagnosed with potentially life-threatening allergies, and schools are responding by p...
Hair Beads Spurring Head Trauma in Kids
And hard plastic versions often aren't visible on CT scans, experts note,,,,
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Although head trauma is a common injury seen in young children, U.S. doctors report on two recent cases of skull fracture with a surprising cause -- hair beads.
Global Warming Spurring Ocean Waves Speed
Global warming is speeding up ocean waves, a new study by Canadian researchers from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, has found.
Geophysicists predict that as the ocean surface warms, these so-called planetary waves should speed up.
To test this theory, John Fyfe and ...
Injection May Heal Damaged Heart
...proliferating. But experts, led by Dr. Bernhard Kuhn and Kevin Bersell of the cardiology department at Children's, restarted the cell cycle with NRG1, spurring
the heart-muscle cells to divide and make copies of themselves.
When the team injected NRG1 into live mice once a day for three months after the a...
Interaction Associates and The Interaction Institute for Social Change Present at the Greater Than Conference
...unkel, President and CEO of Interaction Associates. "We know this session will create excitement and momentum for leaders attending Greater Than, spurring
them to do even more in the areas of economic, environmental and social sustainability," Dunkel said.
According to the Greater Than Conferenc...
Increasingly Competitive European Dental Implant Market to Reach Over $2.7 Billion by 2013 Despite Unfavorable Economic Conditions
...vices and technologies such as custom-milled abutments that follow the global trend toward digital dentistry offer superior aesthetic results that are spurring
patient demand for dental implants over cheaper and more conventional treatments like bridges. Further driving this growth are technologies that enhan...
Joint Statement from AHCA, NCAL, and the Alliance on the Obama Administration's FY 2010 Budget
...om, President of the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care:
We strongly support the Obama Administration's commitment to creating new jobs and spurring
economic growth, and we also look forward to working with Administration officials to reform the health care system. We believe that two aspects of th...
AHCA/Alliance: New Medicare Regulation Will Hurt Seniors, Cost Jobs, Perpetuate Inefficiency
....6 billion over five years) is completely at odds with the intent of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in terms of creating jobs and spurring
economic growth, and will hinder ongoing efforts to modernize Medicare for the benefit of seniors and taxpayers, according to two national long term c...
Insulin Pens and Growing Diabetic Community Increase Market for Insulin Delivery Devices in Europe, Says Frost & Sullivan
...panies will be a key driver of the insulin pens market in Europe," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Kieu Vuong. "Another significant factor spurring
growth is that insulin pens are more compatible with the fast paced modern environment."
The vast majority of insulin pens are given to patients ...
Compounds that trigger beta cell replication identified by JDRF funded researchers
...betes. This is one of the newest and fastest-growing areas of research JDRF funds. Two lines of approach being considered to regenerate beta cells are spurring
the body to copy existing functioning beta cells and coaxing the pancreas to create new ones.
"Targeting beta cell regeneration is still a relativ...
spurring in Medical Technology
Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology to Develop Dermatology-Specific Functionality Criteria for Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology
...nhance patient care quality and safety, improve practice efficiency, participate in clinical research and maintain board certification. In addition to spurring
EHR adoption by dermatologists, developing dermatology-specific certification criteria has the potential to facilitate EHR care coordination between a...
St. Jude Finds Signaling System That Halts the Growth of a Childhood Brain Cancer
...um during the
first year of life. But the disruption of this differentiation process can
Previous research had shown that spurring
GNPs to differentiate into
neurons requires that BMPs bind to a set of receptors on the cell surface.
This binding results in blocking the activity of...
ASCO and ASH Release Updated Guideline on the Use of Chemotherapy-Related Anemia Treatments in Cancer Patients
...s, as it did in this
ESAs carry an increased risk for blood clots, strokes, and heart
attacks in some patients under certain conditions, spurring
the FDA to call
for new drug warning labels this past March. Following the FDA's warning,
the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a ...
From Clinical Cancer Research: Rethinking Therapeutic Cancer
... PHILADELPHIA, July 3, 2007-- Ongoing therapeutic cancer vaccine
trials have yet to show evidence of vaccines spurring
patient’s immune system to shrink tumors -- yet patients who
receive these vaccines in trials tend to live longer and respond
better to subseq...
spurring in Biological News
Climate-caused biodiversity booms and busts in ancient plants and mammals
... ANN ARBOR, Mich.---A period of global warming from 53 million to 47 million years ago strongly influenced plants and animals, spurring
a biodiversity boom in western North America, researchers from three research museums report in a paper published online this week in the Proceedings...
Healing wounds with lasers, vehicles that drive themselves, other cutting-edge optics
...se vehicles to operate in war zones? This question was the inspiration for a recent Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contest aimed at spurring
the development of such technologies.
Held at a former air force base in Victorville, Calif. in late 2007, the DARPA Urban Challenge offered a $3.5...
SIRT1 takes down tumors
...rges in many breast, colon, and liver cancers. The two proteins are tangled in a regulatory loop, the team found. c-Myc latched onto SIRT1's promoter, spurring
cells to manufacture more SIRT1. In turn, SIRT1 detached acetyl groups from c-Myc, hastening its breakdown. To test SIRT1's effects on tumor growth, t...
A diet rich in calcium aids weight loss
...found, compared to 1 kg for women in the control group.
"Our hypothesis is that the brain can detect the lack of calcium and seeks to compensate by spurring
food intake, which obviously works against the goals of any weight loss program," said Angelo Tremblay, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Environ...
Major conference on food Dec. 1-2, 2008
...e Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) conducted a detailed analysis to identify and recommend investment in "best-bet" approaches for spurring
agricultural productivity growth, with benefits for small-scale farmers and consumers in Africa. According to the CGIAR, these proven approaches have...
Embryonic stem cells might help reduce transplantation rejection
...e effects nearly as severe as the disease they have. They also can experience graft-versus-host disease, which can cause death.
These problems are spurring
researchers to develop methods to reduce transplantation rejection, said the study's principal investigator Nicholas Zavazava, M.D., Ph.D., professor ...
UT Knoxville professor finds unexpected key to flowering plants' diversity
...er to do so than more diverse modern species. According to Williams, this indicates that these pollen tubes likely played a previously unknown role in spurring
the evolution of the roughly 250,000 species of flowering plants we see today.
"As these plants gained the ability to grow pollen tubes faster and ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 28, 2008
...ver widely used plastics chemical spurs product changes, regulatory debate
Chemical & Engineering News
The controversy over bisphenol A (BPA) is spurring
manufacturers to offer BPA-free products and fueling debate over how new chemicals enter the market, according to an article scheduled for the June 2 ...
T-cadherin affects blood vessel growth in breast cancer, hormone from fat cells may play a role
...tumor cells to break off and enter the blood stream, or low blood flow and oxygen levels in the tumor environment may cause free radicals to build up, spurring
further mutations and malignancy.
Either way, says Dr. Ranscht, Our work provides a cautionary example that restricting tumor angiogenesis might...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- March 26, 2008
C&EN Associate Editor Rachel A. Petkewich explains that in theory, ocean fertilization would remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by spurring
the growth of tiny marine plants termed plankton that need CO 2 for growth. First proposed years ago, ocean fertilization has taken on new dimensions...
spurring in Biological Technology
ZINO Society Spurring Investments, 12 Life Sciences Companies to Vie for $50,000 ZINO Life Fund
SEATTLE, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A $50,000 investment fund will be awarded
to the best investment opportunity at the ZINO Society and Washington
Biotechnology and Biomedical Association inaugural ZINO Life: Life Sciences
Investment Forum, to be held February 24, 2009, 2:00-6:00pm at the Pan Pa...
Fiber-optic infrastructure spurring city economic development
While some municipalities are fighting AT&T about Project Lightspeed and others are looking at Wi-Fi applications, others are looking at major fiber-optic investments. While these fiber investments have paid off in Utah as we mentioned in last week's column, there are others that we don't hear mu...
Eklin Medical Reports Record Revenues for 2007
...ng 2007 compared to the prior year.
Both U.S. and international demand for Eklin's open standard imaging and
data management systems were credited for spurring
the company's growth.
"As the veterinary care market increasingly realizes the significant
workflow and economic benefits of digital technology, we ...
NASA technology forms the basis for a new nanotechnology company
... GREENBELT, Md. - A NASA-developed innovative process is making waves in the nanotechnology field and spurring
the development of new companies in the process. A new company based in Austin, Texas, Nanotailor, has licensed NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's uni...
Lowering the fear factor for entrepreneurs, intra-preneurs
Nevertheless, he encouraged entrepreneurs to be willing to be a real pain to a lot of people all the same.
Were on our way, Kroeger said of spurring
innovation in the state. In my mind, a lot of it has to do with lowering the fear factor. Innovators might be quirky, but were also valuable.
Heres how todays Wisconsin children will find jobs tomorrow
... view the future - especially young people, who may feel theres nothing to hold them here. Reversing that pessimistic state of mind is instrumental to spurring
Wisconsins economic growth.
A poll conducted by Wood Communications Group for the Wisconsin Realtors Association offered encouraging news about how...
The IPO Window Cracks
...ng that will set it off. The market remains too cynical and skeptical for that. Rather I predict we will see a steady stream of modest offerings, each spurring
on the next. In short order, almost without meaning to, we'll find ourselves on the slippery slope to exuberance - rational or otherwise. Just how sli...
Wisconsin Needs More Investment Capital
... MADISON Practical ideas for spurring
capital investment are included in economic development plans released this week by Gov. Jim Doyle and state Senate Republicans, said Tom Still, presi...
In Globalizing Biotech, Midwest Must Differentiate From Pack
... Cuba, Russia, Malaysia, Korea and Taiwan. Of course, biotech in India is growing like gangbusters.
In particular, the Chinese government has been spurring
the growth of this industry as there is a long pharmaceutical and indigenous medical tradition (herbal medicines) in China. Shanghai and Beijing are e...
Wisconsin can lead the nation to energy independence
...In short, we can revitalize the states rural and Northwoods economies while spurring
entrepreneurship and creating more high paying jobs.
We can keep Wiscons...t, setting flexible Green Tier strategies, protecting our working lands and spurring
investments in the new Bioeconomy, we can also lead the nation to a more se...
spurring in Biological Dictionary
... neural plate n. The thickened dorsal plate of ectoderm that differentiates into the neural tube and neural ... a result of end plate spurring
and disc bulging ... Definition of neural plate from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Da...