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'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs

...and Pfizer Inc. Individuals are nominated by their companies and the winners are chosen by an ACS panel in recognition of industrial work that has lead to the successful development and commercial sale of a technological product. "Our Heroes of Chemistry this year represent the very best in scientific innova...

States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults

...tates have enacted legislation requiring insurance companies to provide health insurance coverage to dependent young adults on their parents health plans beyond age 18 or 19, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund. While Utah has had such a law since 1994, recent legislative activity reflects sta...

WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings

...ment of Justice. Representatives from more than 20 companies and research groups, including WPI, Carnegie Mellon, Honeywell Inc., Draper Laboratories, Foster-Miller Inc., Microsoft, MITRE Corporation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Navy, made presentations and demonstra...

Old McDonald's has a hold on kids' taste buds, Stanford/Packard study finds

...s and lawsuits, McDonald's and nine other top food companies announced the Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative. Participants agree to devote at least half their advertising messages to promoting healthier choices for children. "I have tremendous trust that the private sector will find a way ...

Nottingham center to help UK to meet its carbon targets

...llaborative agreements with power and construction companies to move forward with commercialisation of the technology. A spokesperson for the EPSRC said: Established in response to recommendations in the 2004 international review of engineering research in the UK, Challenging Engineering aims to encourage yo...

University hospitals wins multiple national IT awards for electronic patient data bank

...nology. This prestigious award is presented to 100 companies nationwide by CIO. CIO is a semi-monthly national ...s information executives, their partners and their companies with real-life, in-depth information on what their peers at other organizations are doing to leverag...

Worcester Polytechnic Institute to host national forum on locating first responders inside buildings

...ers will include representatives from more than 20 companies and research groups, including WPI, Carnegie Melon, Honeywell Inc., Draper Laboratories, Foster-Miller Inc., Microsoft, MITRE Corporation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Navy. Motivated by a 1999 fire in the...

From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care

... being made available by consortiums of technology companies including Eclipse, W3C and OSGi. Open standards make it easy for product developers to tap the technology in any new smart assistive devices, Helal said. That, in turn, will make the devices more common. The hardware component of the system is an...

ESA's Earth Explorer gravity satellite on show

...llenging satellites development, said: "Forty-five companies distributed over 13 European countries have been working with ESA on the design of the satellite since 2001. The development of the GOCE satellite represents genuine European industrial cooperation." "ESA's gravity satellite will measure Earth's g...

The future of biofuels is not in corn

...s or on quality mass-transit. Thats good for some companies and some politicians, but its bad for our nation and our world.," said Michael Dworkin, of the Vermont Law School Institute for Energy and the Environment Both the farm and energy legislation being debated in Congress contain provisions that will s...

Organic farming can feed the world, U-M study shows

...titutions, with a lot of influence by the chemical companies and pesticide companies as well as fertilizer companies---all have been playing an important role in convincing the public t...

IOF Bone Apptit campaign wins prestigious communications award

...were held in more than 30 countries. Participating companies included Fonterra Brands, Tetra Pak, Interpublic Group, Novartis, Roche, Lilly and GSK. ...

How to market diet pills: Prescription and over-the-counter pills may increase unhealthy behavior

...g and exercise may soon lead other pharmaceutical companies to follow suit and play down the effectiveness of their products. Reed says that this more honest approach to the marketing of these kinds of products may not be what consumers want to hear, but is promising because it is so different than the ty...

Trial shows circulating tumor cells predict how prostate cancer patients do with chemotherapy

...n currently is working with several pharmaceutical companies in identifying targets on circulating tumor cells that are susceptible to various chemotherapy drugs, he explains. Then doctors can select specific chemotherapy agents for specific patients, Dr. Moreno says. The first immediate application is persona...

Bias in statin trials, failure to control malaria, and more

...why this might be. It has been suggested that drug companies may deliberately choose lower dosages for the comparison drug when they carry out head-to-head trials. Others have suggested that trials which produce unfavourable results are not published, or that unfavourable outcomes are suppressed. Whatever the ...

AMPAKINE compounds a new potential treatment for respiratory depression

... has partnered with several leading pharmaceutical companies for specific therapeutic applications of ampakines. The company has an alliance with Organon Biosciences (soon to be part of Schering-Plough) for AMPAKINE -based treatment of schizophrenia and depression, and with Les Laboratoires Servier. The stu...

Medicalizing the human condition

...rmaceutical and biotechnical industries, insurance companies and HMOs, and the patient as a consumer have become the major forces promoting medicalization, helped along by developments such as direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising. In such ads, ubiquitous on television, consumers are invited to take di...

New drug development facility helps move medicines to market

...h. We are also collaborating with drug development companies in other countries to offer our clients access to ..."This is an additional incentive for biotechnology companies not to go offshore to develop new drugs," Ms Pennisi said....

Shark cartilage shows no benefit as a therapeutic agent for lung cancer

...ute (NCI) who sought proposals from pharmaceutical companies regarding their shark cartilage agents. All study participants received the standard treatment of induction chemotherapy and chemo-radiation. Patients were randomized to receive either shark cartilage or placebo, both in the form of a liquid. Patie...

FDA approves ZYFLO CR extended-release tablets for chronic treatment of asthma

... a co-promotion agreement executed between the two companies in March 2007, DEY will co-market Critical Therape... of ZYFLO CR, the combined sales forces of the two companies will begin promoting ZYFLO CR to approximately 15,000 allergists, pulmonologists and primary care ph...

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