MIT research could help predict red tide
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Not far beneath the ocean's surface, tiny phytoplankton swimming upward in a daily commute toward morning light sometimes encounter the watery equivalent of Rod Serling's Twilight Zone: a sharp variation in marine currents that traps billions of these single-celled organisms and ...
As Healthcare Spending is Predicted to Exceed 4 Trillion in Less Than 10 Years, Technology will be Called upon to Stem the Tide
LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VirtualHealth
Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VHGI) President, Jim Renfro, today
responded to a recent series of articles that predict by 2017, total health
care spending will double to more than $4 trillion a year, accounting for
Hospitals in Auckland get their act together to tide over potential strike
While negotiators are trying their best to arrive at a resolution, the emergency planning cell is gearing up to put its best forward in the event of a strike by medical// lab workers. The strike by 1200 lab staff might put many critical laboratory services in jeopardy, including emergency surgerie...
Strategies to prevent the rising tide of the epidemic of chronic diseases
The Lancet Early Online Publication, released on the 5th of October, which comprises of a Series of four papers about chronic diseases, has a comprehensive report on the threat of chronic diseases in India. In an article, co-authored // by Union Health Minister Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, the need to pro...
HIV/AIDS - May push Back the Tide of Progress in India
India has the second largest number of HIV/AIDS afflicted people in the world after South Africa and now threats// to the corporate world of India are very real according to a World Economic Survey.
The surveys message is “50 per cent businesses expect an effect on the business due to AIDS in...
More Can Be Done to Slow Obesity's Toll on Health: Experts
...elieves that interventions that can be put in place today can help turn the tide
against obesity, especially among America's children.
"Right now, they'r...ity and related health conditions," Finkelstein said.
Hoping to turn the tide
of the obesity epidemic, the CDC is taking several steps it hopes will aler...
Highmark Provides Pediatricians With Resources to Combat Childhood Obesity
...o its significant human toll, childhood obesity alone costs the nation's health care system some $14 billion annually.
To address the continued tide
of obesity in children, Highmark is providing a new Childhood Obesity Physician Toolkit to more than 3,500 family practice doctors, pediatricians and ...
Almost 10 Percent of U.S. Medical Costs Tied to Obesity
...enditures in the future is through efforts to reduce the prevalence of obesity and related health conditions," Finkelstein said.
Hoping to turn the tide
of the obesity epidemic, the CDC is taking several steps it hopes will alert people to the problem and get Americans to make the changes need to reduc...
Younger People Appear More at Risk From New Swine Flu
...," he said. "I don't expect it to be morphing into a massive killer, but I expect it will come back and spread."
A vaccine, however, could stem the tide
of the virus, he said.
"This is one of the first times in history that we will be able to target an emerging, although mild, pandemic strain and, b...
Video: National Minority Quality Forum Launches First U.S. HIV/AIDS Atlas
...y Forum. "Mapping the disease made visible health disparity zones around the country. It is an important step in increasing awareness and stemming the tide
of the epidemic. Now that we can see more clearly where the problem is, we can improve data collection and analysis, prevention initiatives, early dia...
tide in Biological News
Researchers report 'moderately large' potential for red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine region
The potential for an outbreak of the phenomenon commonly called "red tide" is expected to be "moderately large" this spring and summer, according to researchers with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and North Carolina State University (NCSU).
This advisory is based in part on a ...
Marine scientists warn of potential for spring, summer red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine
The potential for an outbreak of the phenomenon called "red tide" is expected to be moderately large this spring and summer, according to researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and North Carolina State University (NCSU).
The finding is based in part on a regional seafloo...
Scripps Oceanography Research pegs ID of red tide killer
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have identified a potential red tide
killer. Red tides and related phenomena in which microscopic algae accumulate rapidly in dense concentrations have been on the rise in recent years, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in wo...
Breakthrough research turns the tide on water-borne pathogen
Waltham, MACryptosporidium parvum is a tiny yet insidious waterborne parasite that wreaks havoc worldwide. This parasite is a major cause of diarrhea and malnutrition in small children in developing countries, and causes severe disease in AIDS and other immune compromised patients in the developed...
MIT unraveling secrets of red tide
CAMBRIDGE, MA (08/30/2007) - In work that could one day help prevent millions of dollars in economic losses for seaside communities, MIT chemists have demonstrated how tiny marine organisms likely produce the red tide
toxin that periodically shuts down U.S. beaches and shellfish beds.
In the Au...
Red Tide causes sea turtle die-off in El Salvador
A "Red Tide" event that occurred off the coast of El Salvador late last year directly caused the deaths of some 200 sea turtles, according to test results released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other organizations.
Responding to requests from the Salvadoran government and t...
Carnegie Mellon cyLab researchers work to develop new red tide monitoring
Carnegie Mellon CyLab computer scientist Yang Cai is working with NASA's Earth-Sun System Technology Office (ESTO), the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to develop new software for detecting and tracking toxic algae plaguing North Ame...
Humans 'damaging the oceans'
The oceans can also play a role in the proposed solution of eliminating carbon emissions, by producing clean energy from wind, wave and tide
potentially by triggering phytoplankton blooms with fertilisers to absorb more carbon from the atmosphere, or using the seabed to store CO2. However...
NSF provides $3.4 million to study climatically important Agulhas Current
...current meter moorings, spanning the mean width of the Agulhas Current, one tide
gauge, plus four pressure gauge-equipped inverted echo-sounders (C-PIES) to...l hydrographic data collected during each mooring cruise. The shallow-water tide
gauge will be placed on the continental shelf, allowing for an hourly recor...
Fossil bone bed helps reconstruct life along California's ancient coastline
... is for the California gray whale? Did a widespread catastrophe, like a red tide
or volcanic eruption, lead to a massive die-off?
The new and extensive s...c catastrophe unlikely, while the presence of land mammal fossils makes red tide
an unlikely cause.
"These animals were dying over the whole area, but no...
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Sequella Receives SBIR Funding Grant from the NIH for Further Development of Tuberculosis Drug SQ609
...ine drugs. New more potent drugs are desperately needed to shorten the TB therapeutic regimen, treat drug-resistant infection, and to stem the rising tide
of TB deaths.
Sequella is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on commercializing improved treatments for...
Concerned Shareholders of Biovail seek court order declaring Biovail AGM illegally convened;
... Say Biovail seeing tide
changing against management - with six million
votes revoked - and no quoroum at meeting, secretly met to change rules
TORONTO, June 25 /PRNewswir...
Dancing With the Stars' Drew Lachey and Novo Nordisk Launch Dancin' to Change Diabetes National Video Contest
... Through the Dancin' to Change Diabetes contest and Changing Diabetes(R) Bus World Tour, Novo Nordisk hopes to help turn the tide
of diabetes through public education on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
WHEN: Submissions will be accepted fro...
When it Comes to Going Green, These N.C. Scientists are Singing the Blues
...Most recently, they patented a treatment for cystic fibrosis with a
molecule derived from Florida Red Tide.
The scientists at MARBIONC hope that the tide
will turn and awareness
will build for preserving the world's oceans and coastlines. "Safeguarding
the oceans will enhance scientists' abilities to ma...
Is Your Company Risk Appropriate?
... it. This is normal, statistically speaking. But by 2000, a seemingly endless swell of start-up companies were seeking risk capital, and although the tide
has ebbed, I don't believe we've yet returned to pre-tidal wave levels. Too many companies were told they could, or actually did, receive risk capit...
Biotech Investing Evaluating Risk!
... out just dont want to be left behind. The herd instinct in this market sector is really quite remarkable, and the theory of all ships rising with the tide
can be foolhardy at best. Slow down and do your homework. Dont rush to buy biotech stocks just because you dont want to miss out on the next great thi...
Cray Rides Again
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. How ironic that Cray Inc. should be operating out of offices on Lowater Road here in its hometown, just as the tide
is lifting its ship to new and wonderful heights.
With its next-generation X1, on the market since December 2002, the company with the name in supe...
Researchers Push for Faster Drug Development
...based assays begin to gain a greater profile in the research community, the whole goal will be to give drug companies the means to reverse the falling tide
of new drug approvals.
If we wisely take the information were getting and apply it to screening for potential drugs, well be able to decrease the t...
The Good, Bad, Ugly of Midwest Biotech in 2003
...oney raised in the sector. Still, it is a new year with a clean slate and the market seems to be moving forward on solid ground. Hopefully, the rising tide
financing effect will work its way down to even our smallest companies.
The JPMorgan Chase H&Q 22nd Annual Healthcare conference will be held next...
Hope For Some U.S. Tech Workers
...position has mostly gone unrecognized by top management until recently. The tide
is turning, as systems become more complex, companies demand around-the-clo...ense to recognize this, and once again the company is leading the pack. The tide
could be turning in favor of the U.S. tech worker, for these job functions ...