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2014-04-17 16:21:28

DUBLIN, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4hh9lq/global_automotive) has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive Halogen Lighting Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4hh9lq/global_automotive ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Automotive Halogen Lighting market to...

2014-03-26 08:28:26

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced the establishment of a new collaboration with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), for pain genetics, with the goal of discovering and validating new therapeutic targets and mechanisms for treating pain. The collaboration leverages Xenon's Extreme Genetics discovery platform to focus on rare phenotypes where individuals have an inability to perceive...

Dark Matter Results From LUX Confirmed After Recalibration - WIMPs Still Not Detected
2014-02-21 08:47:17

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dark matter research, like all experiments involving particle and astrophysical detections, relies on sorting out the desired events (the source events) from the noise (the background events). Since the interactions occur at a quantum level, the statistical process of sorting through the data is laborious, but also, more importantly, relies on your ability to calibrate and understand the instrument. Back in October the Large...

2013-12-19 12:05:09

This work was recently published in Physical Review Letters In contrast to its apparent simplicity (that brought Einstein his Nobel Prize), the photoelectric effect, when an electron is knocked out from its parent atom by a photon, is quite complicated to analyze in general, especially when the atom contains a large number of electrons. Like the many-body problem in classical mechanics, the quantum many-body problem is very difficult to conceptualize and remains a serious challenge for...

LUX Dark Matter Detector Finds Nothing Yet
2013-10-30 13:49:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just three months into its operation the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment is already the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world, according to scientists from Brown University. “LUX is blazing the path to illuminating the nature of dark matter,” said Rick Gaitskell, professor of physics at Brown University and project spokesperson. The detector sits over a mile below the Sanford Underground Research Facility in...

2013-09-10 08:28:54

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ian C. Mortimer as Chief Financial Officer. "We are delighted to welcome Ian to the Xenon team," said Dr. Simon Pimstone, Xenon's President and CEO. "Ian brings a combination of strong financial and operations experience that is highly relevant to Xenon. Given our pipeline of approved, development stage and discovery stage products and programs,...

2013-06-10 08:29:22

CARLSBAD, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) and Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that Xenon has exercised its option to an exclusive worldwide license to XEN701, an antisense drug discovered in a collaboration between Isis and Xenon. For the license of XEN701, Isis earns a $2 million payment from Xenon. XEN701 is a drug candidate designed to inhibit the production of hepcidin, a target Xenon identified...

Researchers Increase NMR/MRI Sensitivity Through Hyperpolarization Of Nuclei In Diamond
2013-06-06 15:09:01

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Today´s nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologies, like quantum information processing and nuclear spintronic technologies, are based on an intrinsic quantum property of electrons and atomic nuclei called “spin.” Electrons and nuclei can act like tiny bar magnets with a spin that is assigned a directional state of either “up” or “down.” NMR/MRI signals depend upon a...

2013-04-22 08:28:21

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded BIOTECanada's Gold Leaf Company of the Year Award for 2013. The prestigious Gold Leaf Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 23 at the BIO International Convention in Chicago. Several thousand guests will be in attendance, representing the global life sciences community. "We are honored to be recognized by our national industry peers in this...

2013-04-17 08:28:40

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon announced that Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, through an affiliate, has exercised its option to exclusively license small molecule compounds for a novel target for the potential treatment of cardiovascular disease. In 2009, Xenon and Merck entered into a strategic alliance where Xenon employed its human clinical genetics platform to validate novel cardiovascular targets and collaborated on the...