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2012-05-22 02:41:11

Investment bankers often are stereotyped as greedy, overpaid leeches who will say or do anything for a quick buck. However, despite certain biases, investment banks do add value to mergers and acquisitions and, in fact, produce important information for the M&A advisory process, according to new research by Matthew Cain, assistant professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. The lead author of "Information Production by Investment Banks:...

2012-04-27 21:35:18

Massachusetts Eye and Ear researcher is lead author Results from the largest genetic study of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness and vision loss worldwide, showed that two genetic variations are associated with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), a common form of the disease. The identification of genes responsible for this disease is the first step toward the development of gene-based disease detection and treatment. About 2.2 million people in the U.S. have glaucoma. POAG is often...

2011-12-06 23:27:26

A UCSF study suggests patients with chronic pain may experience greater relief if their doctors add cannabinoids — the main ingredient in cannabis or medical marijuana — to an opiates-only treatment. The findings, from a small-scale study, also suggest that a combined therapy could result in reduced opiate dosages. More than 76 million Americans suffer from chronic pain — more people than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, according to the National Centers for...

2011-08-18 15:13:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that it will present data from several Prolia® (denosumab) studies, including eight year efficacy and safety data from a Phase 2 extension study in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis with low bone mineral density (BMD), at the 2011 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif. from Sept. 16-20, 2011. "The breadth of data being...

2011-08-10 22:49:26

One cites less dependency on oil, the other new farming practices Two new UC Irvine papers reach markedly different conclusions about why methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas, unexpectedly leveled off near the end of the 20th century. They appear today in the journal Nature. Both note that after decades of increases due to worldwide industry and agriculture, the tapering off of the hazardous hydrocarbon in the atmosphere "“ which began in the 1980s "“ was remarkable. "It was an...

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2011-07-02 07:12:47

The sun and the solar system's rocky inner planets, including the Earth, may have formed differently than previously thought, according to UCLA scientists and colleagues analyzing samples returned by NASA's Genesis mission. The data from Genesis, which collected material from the solar wind blowing from the sun, reveal differences between the sun and planets with regard to oxygen and nitrogen, two of the most abundant elements in our solar system, the researchers report in two studies in the...

2011-05-18 17:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced that the company will present results from ten separate studies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, taking place June 3-7, 2011 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The company markets the widely-adopted Oncotype DX® breast cancer test, which is clinically validated to predict chemotherapy benefit as well as the likelihood of recurrence in...

2011-05-06 14:42:19

The May issue of JAMIA, the top-ranked journal reporting on informatics in biomedical and health informatics, features new scientific research"”in print and online"”on healthcare's hottest HIT-related topics, written by prominent experts working in health and biomedicine. Editor-in chief Lucila Ocho-Machado bullets some of the rich content in the newly released, current issue:     * "A secure protocol for protecting the identity of providers when disclosing data for...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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