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2008-08-21 06:01:02

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7c95b2/pharmaceutical_pri) has announced the addition of Decision Resources, Inc.'s new report "Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement News in the Second Quarter of 2008" to their offering. The United States stands in stark contrast to Europe and Japan in terms of the freedom that manufacturers have to set--and increase--the prices of branded drugs in the U S market. However, pharmaceutical companies need to give careful...

2008-08-14 09:00:54

A new report issued today finds that a defined benefit (DB) pension plan can deliver the same level of retirement income to a group of employees at 46% lower cost than an individual defined contribution (DC) account. The analysis calculates that DB pension plans: -- Avoid the problem of "over-saving" by pooling the longevity risks of large numbers of individuals - resulting in a 15% cost savings. -- Are ageless and therefore can perpetually maintain an optimally balanced...

2008-08-08 12:00:34

National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS): WHO: The National Institute on Retirement Security WHAT: Press Conference Call to present findings of new report: "A Better Bang for the Buck: The Economic Efficiencies of Defined Benefit Pension Plans" This study presents an original analysis and conclusions that challenge conventional wisdom about the cost of pension plans as compared to defined contribution plans. The report authors - NIRS Executive Director Beth Almeida and...

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2008-07-30 16:34:03

An experimental Alzheimer's drug shows promise in halting progression of the disease through a new approach of dissolving the protein tangles that form in victims' brain. The results were announced Tuesday at a Chicago medical conference, and came as welcome news to an industry besieged with recent setbacks. The drug, called Rember, was developed by Singapore-based TauRx Therapeutics. But even if larger, more comprehensive tests prove Rember works, it would still be several years before the...

2008-07-10 18:00:35

At a hearing today before the U.S. Joint Economic Committee (JEC), a panel of witnesses testified that pensions are fundamental to ensuring retirement security for American workers. But, less understood is the critical role pension funds play in stimulating the U.S. economy and providing long-term, patient investment capital for businesses, technology, and medical advancements. The hearing entitled, "Your Money, Your Future: Public Pension Plans and the Need to Strengthen Retirement...

2008-06-25 12:03:12

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has recommended adalimumab as a treatment option for adults with severe chronic plaque psoriasis. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recommended adalimumab as a treatment option for adults with plaque psoriasis for whom anti-tumour necrosis factor treatment is being considered and when the following criteria are both met: The disease is severe as defined by a total Psoriasis Area Severity Index of 10...

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2008-06-23 15:03:52

Researchers from Harvard Medical School have made what they believe to be a key discovery in the cause of Alzheimer's disease. Their research found that people who suffer from a form of dementia that affects memory have a certain type of plaque in their brains. The plaque is made up of a sticky protein known as beta-amyloid.  Scientists have long questioned whether the presence of this plaque is an underlying cause, or merely a side effect, of the disease. Another protein, known as tau,...

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2008-02-27 17:00:00

A pair of Johns Hopkins and government scientists have discovered that when jazz musicians improvise, their brains turn off areas linked to self-censoring and inhibition, and turn on those that let self-expression flow.The joint research, using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, and musician volunteers from the Johns Hopkins University's Peabody Institute, sheds light on the creative improvisation that artists and non-artists use in everyday life, the investigators say.It...

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2008-02-20 16:10:00

University of Michigan scientists and their colleagues at the National Institute on Aging have produced the largest and most detailed worldwide study of human genetic variation, a treasure trove offering new insights into early migrations out of Africa and across the globe.Like astronomers who build ever-larger telescopes to peer deeper into space, population geneticists like U-M's Noah Rosenberg are using the latest genetic tools to probe DNA molecules in unprecedented detail, uncovering new...

2006-03-09 12:35:02

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The face of America is changing and it is going to be considerably more wrinkled, according to a report issued on Thursday. The number of people 65 and over is expected to double within the next 25 years. By 2030, 72 million people, or nearly one out of every five Americans, will be 65 or older, according to the report from U.S. Census Bureau and the National Institute on Aging. "We are getting older," C. Louis...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.