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2011-01-06 16:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer Electronics Show (CES) -- HTC Corporation, a global leader in smartphone innovation and design, this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) unveiled three new 4G smartphones together with three U.S. wireless operators, further solidifying HTC's position as the leader in 4G. HTC introduced the world's first 4G smartphone in 2008, and the world's first 4G Android(TM) smartphone in 2010. With these three new smartphones joining the HTC...

2011-01-06 10:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS), the leader in antisense therapeutics, today announced that management will present a company overview at J.P. Morgan's 29th Annual Healthcare Conference on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. PST at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the "Investors & Media" section of the Company's Web site, www.isispharm.com. A...

2011-01-04 07:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS) announces the following webcast: What: Recent Advances in Isis' Development Pipeline Thursday, January 06, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. ET /9:00 When: a.m. PT Where: www.isispharm.com Live on the Internet. Simply log onto our Web site How: listed above. Contacts: Kristina Lemonidis Director, Investor Relations...

2011-01-04 06:15:00

HOERSHOLM, Denmark and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Santaris Pharma A/S, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of mRNA and microRNA targeted therapies, and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), today announced that the companies have expanded their collaboration directed to the development and commercialization of RNA-targeted medicines using Santaris Pharma A/S Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) Drug Platform. Under the terms of the expanded...

2010-12-15 14:40:43

Adding sensory feedback could help spinal cord injury patients operate computers, robots The performance of a brain-machine interface designed to help paralyzed subjects move objects with their thoughts is improved with the addition of a robotic arm providing sensory feedback, a new study from the University of Chicago finds. Devices that translate brain activity into the movement of a computer cursor or an external robotic arm have already proven successful in humans. But in these early...

2010-12-15 14:27:54

Study shows sensory feedback gives monkeys better control of computer cursors Monkeys moved thought-controlled computer cursors more quickly and accurately when provided with additional sensory feedback, according to a new study in the Dec. 15 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. While most brain-machine technologies rely only on visual feedback, this study demonstrated that these systems can be improved when users have additional input, such as a sense of the arm's position and motion, a...

2010-12-01 06:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS), the leader in antisense therapeutics, today announced that management will present a company overview at Canaccord Genuity's 5th Annual Cardiovascular, Diabetes & Obesity Conference on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 at 1:00 pm PT at the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the "Investors & Media" section of the Company's Web site,...

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2010-11-24 08:55:00

In a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, USC College's Emily Liman reveals what is behind all the puckering -- how people perceive sour flavors This Thanksgiving, when you bite into the cranberry sauce and the tartness smacks your tongue as hard as that snide comment from your sister, consider the power of sour. Neurobiology researchers at the University of Southern California have made a surprising discovery about how some cells respond to sour tastes. Of...

2010-11-23 06:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS), the leader in antisense therapeutics, today announced that management will present a company overview at Piper Jaffray's 22nd Annual Health Care Conference on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. ET at The New York Palace Hotel. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the "Investors & Media" section of the Company's Web site, www.isispharm.com. A replay of the...

2010-11-16 22:14:57

Studies reveal brain underpinnings for auditory and visual illusions and everyday experiences New research indicates that the integration of senses and functions in the brain is common. About two percent of the population has a condition called synesthesia, in which two different sensations, like color and sound, are experienced at once. Although this condition is rare, the new findings suggest the brain is wired in complex and sometimes overlapping ways to help people interpret and...