Latest Epidemiology Stories

2014-03-18 23:26:23

Launch of ADDPLAN® 6.1 to Expedite and Improve Decision-Making in Clinical Trials Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Aptiv Solutions, a global biopharmaceutical and medical device development services company leading the design and implementation of innovative approaches that improve data quality, efficiency, and productivity of product development, today announced the release of ADDPLAN® 6.1, the first statistical software to enable the use of surrogate endpoints to...

2014-03-13 17:09:31

'No robust, consistent evidence to show home care visits provide benefit to the elderly' In what's thought to be the biggest review of academic literature into whether home care visits provide benefits for the elderly, researchers conclude there is 'no consistent evidence' to show they lead to the elderly living longer or having more independent lives than those without any visits. Researchers from University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford analyzed 64 randomized...

2014-03-12 08:29:43

BEIJING, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and whole year ended December 31, 2013, after market closes on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 EDT. The Company will host a conference call prior to the market opening on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. EDT (Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. China Standard...

2014-03-11 23:04:38

New studies from Bioradar UK Ltd. and Replikins Ltd show that Pancreatic Cancer Joins Brain and Lung Cancer with the Highest Human Mortality Rates and Gene Replikin Counts; Thirty Times Greater Than the Gene Replikin Counts in H1N1 Influenza. LONDON, UK (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Bioradar UK Ltd. and Replikins Ltd, the companies whose software analysis of virus gene Replikin Counts predicted the H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009 one year in advance, announced today that their new studies show...

2014-03-10 08:20:42

Company to Provide Research and Development Services for the Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology Department RESTON, Va., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract, Behavioral Epidemiology Assessment Research (BEAR), by the Naval Medical Logistics Command to provide research services for multiple behavioral health and epidemiology projects that support the Naval Health Research...

First Global Inventory Of Flu Strains In Birds Completed
2014-03-07 11:33:54

Wildlife Conservation Society A group of international scientists have completed the first global inventory of flu strains in birds by reviewing more than 50 published studies and genetic data, providing new insight into the drivers of viral diversity and the emergence of disease that can ultimately impact human health and livelihoods. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE and performed as part of the USAID PREDICT project, identified over 116 avian flu strains in wild birds....

2014-03-07 08:25:44

DUBLIN, Mar. 07, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hsgjjr/european_patient ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of European Patient Flow & Epidemiology : Aortic Valve Disease Care Track" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) This report provides insights into Aortic Valve Disease epidemiology with key indicators such as prevalence and incidence before analyzing...

2014-03-06 23:32:10

ActiGraph, a leading provider of objective physical activity and sleep/wake measurement solutions for the global research community, has announced the release of its new Study Admin Portal, a web based software tool that provides the company’s pharmaceutical client base with a turnkey solution for the collection, analysis, and management of actigraphy data as part of a clinical trial protocol. Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 ActiGraph’s new Study Admin Portal, in conjunction with...

2014-03-06 23:28:27

HyGreen, Inc. today announced a collaborative partnership with The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The HyGreen Hand Hygiene Reminding and Recording System will be deployed in 25 MoH hospitals supporting its goal of reducing hospital acquired infections through improved hand hygiene. Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 HyGreen, Inc. today announced a collaborative partnership with The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through its...

2014-03-05 23:24:57

The first international symposium of personalized medicine “Leroy Hood,” was held on Thursday, February 6, at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Reforma Hotel & Towers in Mexico City, where the Latin American Association of Personalized Medicine (ALAMP) proposed analyzing the advances of personalized medicine by training and offering the necessary tools for the clinical application in Mexico and the America. (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 In Latin America, Mexico is the pioneer in genetic test...

Latest Epidemiology Reference Libraries

2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals.  Plant life is also...

Diabetes Care
2012-05-12 21:41:27

Diabetes Care is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1978 and published monthly by the American Diabetes Association. It covers research in the following five categories: clinical care/education/nutrition/psychosocial research; epidemiology/health services research; emerging treatments and technologies; pathophysiology/complications; and cardiovascular and metabolic risk. The journal also publishes clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and commentaries....

2011-02-17 15:02:05

Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
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