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Health News Archive - June 04, 2010

EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today 18-month results (median follow-up) showing that Tasigna® (nilotinib) capsules significantly surpass the efficacy of Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate) tablets* in adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML) in chronic phase(1).

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- From the World Science Festival in New York, IBM (NYSE: IBM) Fellow Dr. Donald M.

LONDON, June 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - BPNG Adds Latest Risk Solutions to Improve Risk Management and Compliance Misys (LSE: MSY), the global application software and services company, today announced that Bank of Papua New Guinea has gone live with Misys Opics Plus v3.0, Misys Opics Risk Plus and Misys Eagleye.

ZUTPHEN, Netherlands, June 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Four world-renowned stem cell experts have recently given their full support to private cordblood banking.

LAS VEGAS, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Located on the corner of Sunset and Vine, the newly designed, 20-story all-glass tower boasts amazing panoramic views from the Pacific Ocean to the Hollywood Hills to downtown LA to the omnipresent San Gabriel Mountains.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derycz Scientific, Inc.

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS), the leader in antisense therapeutics, today announced that management will present a company overview at the: Jefferies 2010 Global Life Sciences Conference on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.

BOSTON, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Northborough, MA-based Bertucci's Corporation announced today that it's own Chef Stefano Cordova has been chosen by First Lady Michelle Obama to participate in her "Chefs Move To Schools" program that calls on the nation's chefs to adopt a school, work with teachers, parents, school nutritionists and administrators to help educate kids about food and nutrition.

PLEASANTON, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roche Molecular Diagnostics (SIX: RO, ROG: OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its new dual-PCR target HIV-1 viral load test to quantify the amount of virus in a patient's blood.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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