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Protein as Potential Tactic to Prevent Tumors

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a protein that initiates a “quality control check” during cell division also directs cell death for those cells damaged during// duplication. This knowledge represents a potential “bulls eye” for targeting anti-tumor drugs. The findings appear in the current ...

Physician Hospitals (PHA) Responds to TIME Magazine Article: Filled With 'Incorrect Assumption and Innuendo'

...ency care to their communities. ..." Further, the conflict of interest or "physician self-referral/over-utilization" issue is a thinly veiled tactic being used by the opposition to restrict competition and patient choice. "The ultimate conflict of interest is not physician ownership of ho...

Schwarzenegger Administration Sued for Allowing Health Insurance Companies to Deny Autism Care

... nothing to prevent these violations; it is actually supporting the insurers as they abandon autistic children and their families." Insurer's New tactic in the Battle to Avoid Paying for Autism ABA is a form of behavioral therapy that has been scientifically proven to improve brain function in aut...

BBK Worldwide Foresees Expanding Global Demand for Patient Recruitment Technology

...dation process," said Bradley, "and now, on top of real-time access to recruitment data, sites can see charts of patient statuses and what recruitment tactic brought them to the study, while sponsors can view graphs of planned-versus-actual site activation rates across countries." The improved infrastr...

Press Releases on BPA Studies By-Pass Scientific Process

... literature and few details are available in conference abstracts. Bypassing the scientific process in favor of sensational press releases is a scare tactic that will not promote public health. "It is disappointing to see that some researchers continue to inject animals with bisphenol A since this exp...

Consumer Watchdog to Congress: Put Patients' Bill of Rights Back on the Table

...perimental, there are no effective financial consequences for such denials by false classification. As a result, insurance companies commonly use this tactic to dodge necessary and legally required treatments. (See point 8 below). Delays of medical care . HMOs consistently delay care, tangling a r...

New Study Shows Stresses of Economic Downturn on Women's Relationships

...In order to progress in a relationship, women have to take time to think about what they really want and need. Criticism and blame as a communication tactic never works." Different Demographic, Different Behaviors How women who have ever been in a romantic relationship manage relationship ch...

Dendritic cells ensure immune tolerance

...at T cell will trigger an immune response from the body. This is how the body defends itself against pathogens and other intruders. But behind this tactic lies an element of danger to the organism: what happens if the antigen is not foreign, but originates from the body's own tissue instead? A wrongly in...

Medifast, Inc. Responds to False Claims

...ad MacDonald, USMC (Ret.), chairman of the Board of Directors of Medifast, Inc., concluded, "This form of a false and unfounded attack is a short term tactic to create fear. However, our long term business model will prevail and prosper because it is based on a principled foundation focused on our customer...

Scientists uncover secrets of potential bioterror virus

... GALVESTON, Texas Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a key tactic that the Rift Valley fever virus uses to disarm the defenses of infected cells. The mosquito-borne African virus causes fever in humans, inflictin...
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Michael J. Fox Foundation Commits up to $10 Million for Pre-Clinical Drug Development Under Therapeutics Development Initiative

...sed on stimulating the pre-clinical drug development research required to keep potential new therapies moving forward toward clinical testing -- a key tactic in the Foundation's mission to do whatever it takes to speed development of transformative treatments for Parkinson's disease. "The development of...

Low-Density Cholesterol Subfractions: Not all LDL-C Particles are Created Equal

...ins are the primary drug of choice) is unsuccessful, the NCEP recommends combining treatments, and referring the patient to a lipid specialist if this tactic proves unsuccessful. As cholesterol testing evolves, new guidelines, studies and common practice are moving toward more specific, specialized testing ...
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While focusing on heart disease, researchers discover new tactic against fatal muscular dystrophy

NEW YORK (Feb. 8, 2009) Based on a striking similarity between heart disease and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered that a new class of experimental drugs for heart failure may also help treat the fatal muscular disorder. At first gla...

Mayo discovers protein as potential tactic to prevent tumors

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a protein that initiates a "quality control check" during cell division also directs cell death for those cells damaged during duplication. This knowledge represents a potential "bulls eye" for targeting anti-tumor drugs. The findings appear in the current is...

Venomous sea snakes play heads or tails with their predators

...hey therefore live in two worlds where two very different rules of survival apply. It remains to be confirmed whether Sea kraits use their sea defence tactic of motioning their tails when on land." ...

UNC study: Tinkering with the circadian clock can suppress cancer growth

...pment, they determined that the mutation of this clock gene reactivates the intracellular signals that can eliminate cancerous cells. Sancar said this tactic essentially makes cancer cells more likely to commit cell suicide through a process known as apoptosis in response to the stresses of UV radiation o...

Humans' response to risk can be unnecessarily dangerous, finds Tel Aviv University study

...ar Cobras, not Traffic Lights During many years of evolution and under natural conditions, he says, people made decisions like other animals. This tactic worked fine for survival, but did not however evolve to survive the modern world. "We've evolved to be afraid of snakes, but not traffic lights," he s...

Research exposes new target for malaria drugs

... sticky proteins to the cell surface, enabling them to attach to blood vessels and escape destruction by the host's spleen while they replicate. This tactic can be especially problematic during pregnancy as malaria-infected RBCs congregate in the vessel-rich placenta (the source of food and oxygen for the ...

Milkweed's evolutionary approach to caterpillars: Counter appetite with fast repair

...s defenses. The reason, he speculated, could be because as its predators have become so specialized, the plant was better off choosing a new defensive tactic "to tolerate the herbivory damage instead of resisting it." It is unknown whether such strategies have also evolved in animals trying to evade parasit...

Playing dead is no game for ant survival

... Pretending to be dead is an effective self-defense strategy adopted by young fire ant workers under attack from neighboring colonies. This tactic makes them four times more likely to survive aggression than older workers who fight back. As a result, these young workers are able to contribute to ...

Armed beetles find a mate, whatever their size

... japonicus males, and found that this particular species adopts a different tactic to finding a mate depending on the size of certain body parts. The large...rge males. The smallest male beetles have adopted a completely different tactic they stay at the feeding sites with the big males, and attempt sneaky mati...

Butterfly fish 'may face extinction'

... that is no longer available, they go into decline. We still dont have a satisfactory scientific explanation for this, as it seems like rather a risky tactic in evolutionary terms but it must confer some advantage provided enough of its preferred food is available, Dr Pratchett says. The A. hyacinthus c...
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Use of Rx to OTC Switch as Product Management Tactic Enjoys Comeback

NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 14 prescription drugs that exceeded $20 billion in sales in 2006, that may have the potential to reach the over-the-counter market in four years. Prescription to OTC switches were frequent in 2006 and 2007 and a new report by Kalorama Information, T...

Mylan Again Calls for an End to Authorized Generics During 180-Day Exclusivity Period

...igation settlements in recent years is directly related to the increased use of authorized generics during the 180-day market exclusivity period. This tactic upsets the natural balance of incentives that Congress intended with its 1984 Hatch-Waxman legislation." Bresch continued: "Congress has an oppor...

onTargetjobs Offers Employers New Recruitment Solutions to Reach Local Career Candidates

...nce and skill sets. The OTJ niche approach provides a more targeted, highly qualified candidate application versus the larger job boards' less focused tactic of showcasing non-specific offerings connected to general job listings. "OTJ's new recruiting solutions give employers a unique competitive...

Informed Medical Communications Highlights Opportunity in Revised PhRMA Code

...ur clients a confidence that IMC medical communications services like our Moderator Advantage Programs (MAPs) and teleconferences will remain an ideal tactic for discussing promotional on-label brand messages with healthcare professionals." About Informed Medical Communications Informed Medical Communic...

'Crisis Management' PR Firm's Advice to Stem Cell Agency Laundered Through Law Firm to Avoid Scrutiny

...m, according to documents obtained by FTCR. The PR agency then apparently funneled its advice back through the law firm. The stem cell agency used the tactic to claim legal "confidentiality" on public relations strategies at a time of negative publicity over apparent conflicts of interest among board member...

Advertising ambassador explains the reinvention of marketing

...oints, he said. Its a brand consideration factor intimately connected to the frequent flyer miles, he said. Another successful American Airlines tactic is their e-mail updates, which are filled with consumer-specific information based on travel patterns. As a consumer, the relevance of the information...

UW-M engineering dean heads for promising medical business

... programs differential tuition. UW-M already does that for students in the College of Engineering, the School of Business and other programs. Another tactic could be to create a technology institute, such as William's alma mater, MIT, or Cal Tech. That would eliminate many of the turf battles between human...

Digitizing hospitals with the right tools

...system viewable at any of the network stations. Carl Christensen, CIO at Marshfield Clinic, said that Marshfield has had to look for every possible tactic to get the access they needed. To get bandwidth Marshfield had to "tag along" with cable TV providers moving into the market, used software from the 1...

Is outsourcing reaching its limits or simply pausing for breath?

...ike those it surveyed often have greater economies of scale opportunities than most of their vendors. Indeed the notion of outsourcing as an effective tactic for reducing costs takes a pounding in this report. Very few respondents indicated that outsourcing saved them any substantial costs. Instead, the mai...

Medical College getting $18.1 million to study radiation damage treatments

...o are researching lung failure. While all the groups are following the same goal - drugs for treating radiation - each one is pursuing a different tactic which will help them get closer to the right cures. "We're dependent on other members of this consortium," Moulder said. Les Chappell is a writer ...
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