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2012-08-09 10:20:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A five-month-old boy from Tennessee was the eighth child to die from heatstroke in a vehicle in the past seven days, bringing this year's total deaths to 23. Safe Kids Worldwide is issuing a national alert to stop these heartbreaking and entirely preventable tragedies. "Whether you are a parent, caregiver or just a concerned bystander, you can help save lives," says Kate Carr, President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. "We are urging everyone to ACT:...

2012-07-24 14:22:05

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The SnowSport Safety Foundation (SSF) announced today that it sent to California mountain resorts the "first of its kind" survey to gather information on family safety and injury prevention policies and practices. Snow sports are a popular source of family recreation with many resorts actively marketing to families and yet, unfortunately, there continue to be a number of deaths and serious injuries occurring every year to children and...

2012-07-11 23:03:08

The American Statistical Association will present its Karl E. Peace Award to Dr. Fritz Scheuren and Dr. Marvin Zelen on July 31 at the Joint Statistical Meetings in San Diego. Drs. Scheun and Zelen are the first recipients of this award, which is presented to statisticians for their outstanding statistical contributions for the betterment of society. ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 The American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation's preeminent professional statistical society, has...

2012-07-11 06:25:55

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HemoShear LLC, a biotechnology research company and leading developer of human surrogate systems for discovery and assessment of new drug compounds, today announced a partnership with the genomic services company Expression Analysis (EA) to develop the first comprehensive database for evaluating the vascular pharmacology of new drug compounds. Using HemoShear's human relevant systems, the database will profile how human vascular...

2012-06-01 06:23:46

CHEVY CHASE, Md., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from United BioSource Corporation (UBC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX), will be presenting data at the 17th Annual International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) meeting June 2-6 in Washington, D.C. UBC scientists have long played a central role in collaborating with ISPOR to translate the latest research in health economics and patient outcomes into useful...

2012-05-20 22:21:39

NEW YORK, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harris Poll has been measuring the confidence of the American public in the leaders of major institutions since 1966. After seeing drops in confidence in almost all institutions last year, there is some stability this year as well as some small upward levels of confidence. However, some institutions are still at all time lows. Again this year, only 6% of all adults have a great deal of confidence in the leaders of Congress. Only one in ten Americans...

2012-04-24 22:33:10

BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, introduced today its latest-generation cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, EasyGenomics, at the 10th Bio-IT World Conference & Expo being held April 24 to 26 in Boston, Mass. EasyGenomics allows scientists to easily access data-heavy omics-related research with rapid turnaround time, reliable results, real-time data monitoring, and a user-friendly interface. EasyGenomics integrates various popular next generation sequencing...

2012-04-16 23:36:24

Injuries remain number one killer of youth Death rates from unintentional injuries among children and adolescents from birth to age 19 declined by nearly 30 percent from 2000 to 2009, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, more than 9,000 children lost their lives as a result of unintentional injury in the United States in 2009. And although rates for most causes of child injuries have been dropping, suffocation rates are on...

2012-04-04 02:29:05

NEEDHAM, Mass., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Waife & Associates, Inc., change management consultants in biopharmaceutical clinical research, announced today it has added a new Senior Associate, Detlef Nehrdich, to its staff. Mr. Nehrdich comes to Waife & Associates, Inc. (W&A) from Abbott Laboratories, where he was most recently Site Head, Statistics & Data Management, in Ludwigshafen, Germany and Global Director of EDC Operations. Mr. Nehrdich brings a unique combination of...

2012-04-03 09:46:54

Professors Sören Holmberg and Lennart Weibull presented the 2012 results of the annual study 'Förtroendebarometern' at the Media Days in Gothenburg in early March. The study shows the public's confidence in Swedish media actors, institutions and companies. Universities and university colleges once again placed high. Out of all the organizations included in survey, the public service radio broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR) tops the list — 78 percent of the...