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2012-10-17 07:27:14

WITTEN, Germany, October 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As expected and previously indicated, the European Patent Office has granted a patent based on Sangui's application (EP 01 945 245): "Mammalian hemoglobin compatible with blood plasma, cross-linked and conjugated with polyalkylene oxides as artificial medical oxygen carriers, production and use thereof". The grant is effective today, October 17, 2012, subsequent to its official publication by the Patent Office. Sangui...

2012-10-12 11:21:10

EUSTACE, Texas, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm Oil and Gas, Inc., (OTCQB: PDGO) is no longer planning to acquire Lighthouse Petroleum, Inc., based on the reduction in share price since the merger was announced and feedback that most investors didn't want to merge the two companies while simultaneously attempting to rebuild. Paradigm plans to begin exploring the following opportunities: Paradigm has begun discussion with LTS operating, an oil and gas operator currently operating...

2012-10-09 07:28:50

NATICK, Mass., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has begun the United States and European launch of its Victory(TM) guidewire, designed to facilitate crossing of resistant lesions and the placement and exchange of balloon catheters or other interventional devices within the peripheral vasculature. The company expects to launch the product in other international markets later this year and in 2013, subject to regulatory approvals. An estimated 17.6...

2012-10-08 11:21:23

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm(TM) (www.pdgm.com) announced that Oryx Petroleum Services SA (www.addax-oryx.com) has adopted Paradigm(TM) Sysdrill® 2012, Paradigm's well planning and drilling engineering product suite, as its corporate standard for drilling operations. The Sysdrill 2012 software suite is a unified application that offers unprecedented levels of product integration, interface consistency and productivity gains to carry out highly efficient and flexible...

2012-09-27 00:01:42

Research: Clinicians' gut feeling about serious infections in children: Observational study Doctors who experience a gut feeling about serious illness when treating a child in primary care should take action upon this feeling and not ignore it, a study published today on bmj.com suggests. Serious infection can easily be missed in young children and making a diagnosis has been described as "like finding a needle in a haystack". A clinician's intuitive feeling that something is wrong,...

2012-09-21 10:26:13

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Crowdbase (www.crowdbase.com), a Canadian start-up that is reinventing how teams capture and organize knowledge, has secured $650k in seed financing from Real Ventures, iNovia Capital, and Martin-Luc Archambault (Bolidea) to accelerate product development and expand its team. Capturing Team Knowledge Crowdbase addresses the problem of dealing with the increasing amount of data flowing into a company that becomes lost in the unstructured...

2012-09-20 02:30:44

SYMBOL: TSX: AGT REGINA, Sept. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Alliance Grain Traders Inc. ("AGT") has announced a cash dividend for the quarter ending September 30, 2012 of $0.15 per common share. The dividend will be payable on October 5, 2012 to shareholders of record on September 28, 2012. This dividend is an eligible dividend for Canadian income tax purposes. AGT's current annualized cash dividend rate is approximately $0.60 per share. Alliance Grain Traders Inc. Profile Alliance Grain...

2012-09-19 16:47:53

The more people rely on their intuitions, the more cooperative they become, new research shows It's an age old question: Why do we do good? What makes people sometimes willing to put "We" ahead of "Me?" Perhaps our first impulse is to be selfish, and cooperation is all about reining in greed. Or maybe cooperation happens spontaneously, and too much thinking gets in the way. Harvard scientists are getting closer to an answer, showing that people's first response is to cooperate and that...

2012-09-07 09:49:42

The fourth-quarter comeback to win the game. The tumor that appeared on a second scan. The guy in accounting who was secretly embezzling company funds. The situation may be different each time, but we hear ourselves say it over and over again: “I knew it all along.” The problem is that too often we actually didn´t know it all along, we only feel as though we did. The phenomenon, which researchers refer to as “hindsight bias,” is one of the most widely studied...

2012-09-06 02:37:34

BOSTON, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With just two months to go before the next Presidential election, the new Critical Voter educational podcast and website provides teachers, students and independent learners the resources they need to study practical critical thinking skills using the 2012 Presidential campaign as a case study. Subjects covered on the Critical Voter website include: Bias (and how to overcome it) Logic, argumentation and persuasive language Media and Information...