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2013-11-19 16:56:46

A group of nanoparticles called "GUMBOS" is as varied as their culinary namesake implies, with a wide range of potential applications from cancer therapy to sensors. GUMBOS are the focus of a new video from the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Prized Science series. The videos are available at http://www.acs.org/PrizedScience. The latest episode of Prized Science features Isiah Warner, Ph.D., this year's winner of the ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry, sponsored by the Battelle Memorial...

2013-11-19 12:17:25

Stephen J. Nicholls, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, and colleagues determined the effects of varespladib, a drug that inhibits the enzyme secretory phospholipase A2 on cardiovascular risk in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS; such as heart attack or unstable angina). Despite contemporary therapies, patients with ACS face a substantial risk of early, recurrent adverse cardiovascular...

2013-11-13 23:27:25

SBB-Telemach’s deployment of Axiros’ AXESS.ACS to benefit nearly 1.5 million broadband and cable television customers across Slovenia, Serbia, and Bosnia Herzegovina. Munich, Germany (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Axiros, the technology leader in advanced service and device management, announced today that SBB-Telemach Group, the largest pay-TV platform in southeast Europe owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm, has selected Axiros for the remote provisioning and management of its...

2013-10-15 23:31:55

Committed to a holistic approach to pain management, The Giving Tree Wellness Centers takes action against breast cancer while offering medical marijuana and other treatment to Arizona residents. North Phoenix and South Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 The Giving Tree Wellness Center, with locations in North Phoenix and Mesa, is a leading alternative healing center and medical marijuana dispensary committed to "making strides" against breast cancer. Staff, patients,...

2013-09-29 23:01:42

The BLS and ACS reports claim that there will be immense job growth in the pharmaceutical sector. Hound mirrors these findings showing 9,620 pharmaceutical jobs on its jobsite. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 America’s pharmaceutical industry is expected to produce a number of jobs in the coming years. This is attributed to pharmaceutical companies being well positioned in the country to take advantage of the growing demand for drugs and medical products in emerging economies...

2013-09-24 20:22:14

Groups Say Decision May Lead to Higher Risk of Mortality for Medicare Bariatric Surgical Patients WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite strong opposition from leading surgical and medical groups, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has ruled it will no longer require Medicare patients to undergo bariatric surgical procedures at accredited facilities. CMS ruled today that eligible Medicare patients may have bariatric operations performed at any center...

2013-09-19 10:27:10

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis may have an Achilles’ heel: It needs a particular enzyme to survive. Inhibiting that enzyme’s function, researchers have shown, will kill the bacteria, pointing toward a design strategy for new TB drugs. To stay ahead in the race against drug-resistant infections, scientists constantly search for and exploit vulnerabilities in deadly bacteria. Now, researchers from Brown and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

2013-09-18 04:23:13

Demand for real-time integration of data from fields makes open architecture control systems more relevant KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Escalating energy requirements in Malaysia are compelling heavy investments in the oil and gas sector. The consequent rise in the number of projects is giving the automation and control solutions (ACS) market for oil and gas a boost. Moreover, automation solutions have become an integral part of upstream facilities as they play a...

2013-09-17 11:09:09

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to make dramatic improvements to the cancer cell-killing power of vinblastine, one of the most successful chemotherapy drugs of the past few decades. The team’s modified versions of vinblastine showed 10 to 200 times greater potency than the clinical drug. Even more significantly, these new compounds overcome the drug resistance that emerges upon treatment relapse, which renders continued or subsequent vinblastine...

2013-09-04 07:55:12

Electronic devices with touchscreens are ubiquitous, and one key piece of technology makes them possible: transparent conductors. However, the cost and the physical limitations of the material these conductors are usually made of are hampering progress toward flexible touchscreen devices. Fortunately, a research collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University has shown a new a way to design transparent conductors using metal nanowires that could enable less...