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2011-12-28 15:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that Paul Bisaro, Watson's President and Chief Executive Officer, will provide an overview and update of the Company's business at the 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 7:30 am Pacific Standard Time (10:30 am Eastern Standard Time) at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, California. The...

2011-12-12 19:00:00

Project will link a smart phone, glucose meter, and scale to help people manage their diabetes. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 An interdisciplinary research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received a $1.2 million award from the National Science Foundation to develop a smart phone application that will help people with advanced diabetes and foot ulcers better manage their disease. The four-year project will be organized through WPIâs Healthcare...

2011-11-29 19:05:00

A team of scientists from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and CellThera, a private company, have regenerated functional muscle tissue in mice, opening the door for a new clinical therapy to treat people who suffer major muscle trauma A team of scientists from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and CellThera, a private company located in WPI's Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center, have regenerated functional muscle tissue in mice, opening the door for a new clinical therapy to treat...

Which Is Better? Juice Or Extract
2011-10-28 10:43:20

Study shows cranberry juice is better than extract at fighting bacterial infections With scientific evidence now supporting the age-old wisdom that cranberries, whether in sauce or as juice, prevent urinary tract infections, people have wondered if there was an element of the berry that, if extracted and condensed, perhaps in pill form, would be as effective as drinking the juice or eating cranberry sauce. A new study from researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute helps to answer that...

2011-10-06 12:37:22

WPI researchers turn a smart phone into a medical monitor. An iPhone app that measures the user's heart rate is not only a popular feature with consumers, but it sparked an idea for a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researcher who is now turning smart phones, and eventually tablet devices, into sophisticated medical monitors able to capture and transmit vital physiological data. A team led by Ki Chon, professor and head of biomedical engineering at WPI, has developed a smart phone...

2011-10-05 16:13:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Birmingham-based o2ideas has taken top prizes in the national Creative Excellence Awards, an annual event recognizing trendsetters and innovators in corporate recruitment advertising and marketing. o2ideas captured eight awards in this year's competition, including the overall Grand Prize in Employee / Internal Communications for its "Mars Petcare Academy" project for Mars Petcare U.S. o2 also won first place...

2011-09-30 08:30:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four free stock picks are being made available today on Zacks.com. The industry's leading independent research firm highlights one Zacks #1 Rank Strong Buy or a Zacks #2 Rank Buy stock for each of the four main styles of investing: Aggressive Growth, Growth & Income, Momentum, and Value. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101027/ZIRLOGO) The four highlighted picks are: Western Refining Inc. (NYSE: WNR), Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:...

2011-09-19 13:03:29

NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., are seeking teams to compete in a robot technology demonstration competition with a potential $1.5 million prize. During the Sample Return Robot Challenge, teams will compete to demonstrate a robot that can locate and retrieve geologic samples from a wide and varied terrain without human control. The objective of the competition is to encourage innovations in automatic navigation and robotic manipulator technologies....

2011-09-19 11:24:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., are seeking teams to compete in a robot technology demonstration competition with a potential $1.5 million prize. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During the Sample Return Robot Challenge, teams will compete to demonstrate a robot that can locate and retrieve geologic samples from a wide and varied terrain without human control. The...

2011-08-30 15:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that Paul Bisaro, Watson's President and Chief Executive Officer, will provide an overview and update of the Company's business at the 2011 Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm Eastern Time at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City. The presentation will be webcast live and can be accessed on...