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2012-01-10 11:40:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoGenesis Corp. (NASDAQ: KOOL), a leading supplier of innovative products and services that process and store human cell concentrates, said today it has entered into a five year collaboration with Arthrex, Inc., under which Arthrex will market ThermoGenesis' Res-Q® 60 (Res-Q) System technology for use in the preparation of autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC). Based in Naples,...

2012-01-06 15:19:53

Studies identify promising genes and small molecules to use against devastating diseases Two related studies from Northwestern University offer new strategies for tackling the challenges of preventing and treating diseases of protein folding, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cancer, cystic fibrosis and type 2 diabetes. To do its job properly within the cell, a protein first must fold itself into the proper shape. If it...

2012-01-06 05:33:00

WAYNE, N.J., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cascade Medical Enterprises, LLC (CME), a leading company with proprietary platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) technology for use in orthopedic therapeutic applications in soft tissue and bone repair, announced the sale of their technology to Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) and distribution by ConMed Linvatec for the worldwide orthopedic, dental, and wound care markets. CME has had a long collaborative US...

2012-01-04 05:00:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Profit Recovery Partners (PRP) LLC, a professional services firm specializing in innovative expense-reduction and -management solutions, reached $1.5 billion in total client savings through Dec. 31, 2011. PRP delivered record spend management, supplier management and procurement strategies to a range of industries, spanning legal, private equity, health care, retail, financial, insurance, education, real...

2011-11-15 19:23:37

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a universally fatal neurodegenerative disease. Mutations in two related proteins, TDP-43 and FUS, cause some forms of ALS. Specifically, these two proteins are RNA-binding proteins that connect to RNA to regulate the translation of proteins and other cellular functions such as RNA splicing and editing. In a new study, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania discovered additional human...

2011-11-07 22:00:00

Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and Dowling College are matching proteins to the job they perform in the human body. Their research could lead to drugs that target proteins and switch on or off specific functions associated with various diseases. (PRWEB) November 07, 2011 Imagine playing Go Fish with 3,000 cards. Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology and Dowling College are engaged in a similar game with higher stakes. Instead of cards, they are matching the...

2011-10-12 11:58:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Profit Recovery Partners (PRP) LLC has been named as the 94th fastest-growing private company in Orange County, Calif. by the Orange County Business Journal in its Oct. 3-9, 2011 publication. The annual special issue spotlights the 100 private companies that experienced enviable velocity over the previous four quarters. "We contribute our growth to an increased demand from businesses searching for no-risk, cost-reduction solutions that...

2011-08-17 08:00:00

RUSTBURG, Va., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Team PRP (Premium Recycled Parts), the nation's largest group of leading independent auto recyclers, has expanded into Florida with the addition of Jacksonville-based GO Auto Recycling. Just two years old, GO Auto Recycling is one of the nation's fastest growing auto recycling businesses and makes a great case study on how to grow a small business in an uncertain economy. This addition brings Team PRP national membership to 108 members, an...

2011-07-08 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Joint Preservation, a business unit of Stryker's Orthopaedics group, today announced at the 2011 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine meeting that it has entered into an exclusive collaboration with RegenLab SA to distribute Stryker's RegenKit-THT, a one-step system designed for the safe and rapid preparation of autologous platelet-rich plasma (A-PRP) from a small sample of blood at the patient's point of care. A-PRP contains an...

2011-06-22 14:05:49

University of Tennessee molecular biophysics professor reveals a key trigger to a rare but deadly neurodegenerative disease Jeremy Smith, Governor's Chair for Molecular Biophysics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has helped reveal a key trigger of Gerstmann"“Sträussler"“Scheinker (GSS) syndrome, a rare but deadly neurodegenerative disease. The finding could have far-reaching implications for the treatment of other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's,...


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2007-10-24 13:42:18

The Broad-billed Prion (Pachyptila vittata), is a small seabird found throughout oceans and coastal areas in the Southern Hemisphere. Its colonies can be found on Gough Island, Marion Island, and on the sub-Antarctic Antipodes Islands off the coast of New Zealand. Though the broad-billed prion is a small seabird, it is a large prion, with a length of 24 inches and a weight of 7 ounces, and a massive bill. It has gray upper plumage, a dark cap, black "W" on the wings, a black-tipped tail,...

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2007-10-24 13:40:45

The Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur), is a small seabird found throughout the oceans and coastal areas in the Southern Hemisphere. Their colonies can be found on Chatham, Snares and Antipodes Islands of New Zealand, Bass Strait Islands of Australia, Falkland Islands, Marion Island, the Crozet Islands and Macquarie Island. The Fairy Prion is about 11 inches long. It has gray upper plumage, black-tipped tail, black "M" wing markings, and white below. Its diet consists mainly of plankton,...

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2007-10-24 13:39:33

The Blue petrel (Halobaena caerulea), is a small seabird in the family Procellariidae. They can be found on Marion Island and Prince Edward Island, the Crozet Islands, the Kerguelen archipelago, Macquarie Island and South Georgia. At sea they range widely from Australia to South Africa, South America and Antarctica. The Blue petrel is the only member of the genus Halobaena. Its plumage, which is white on the underside of the body and gray with the distinct M banding across the upper sides...

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