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Improved electricity access has little impact on climate change

Improving household electricity access in India over the last 30 years contributed only marginally to the nation's total carbon emissions growth during that time, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change . "Energy access is fundamental to development: it brings improvements to all aspects of life, including education, communication, and health," says IIASA res... [Comments]

Researchers find why depression and aging linked to increased disease risk

Berlin, 19th October 2014 Psychological stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders are associated with increased risk for aging-related diseases, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this relation are unknown. Understanding these mechanisms may contribute to the development of targeted preventive strategies and new or improved treatments for these devastating diseases. This work is pr... [Comments]

Whole-exome sequencing shows potential as diagnostic tool

Among a group of 2,000 patients referred for evaluation of suspected genetic conditions, whole-exome sequencing provided a potential molecular diagnosis for 25 percent, including detection of a number of rare genetic events and new mutations contributing to disease, according to a study appearing in JAMA . The study is being released to coincide with the American Society of Human Genetics ann... [Comments]

Study examines type of exome sequencing and molecular diagnostic yield

In a sample of patients with undiagnosed, suspected genetic conditions, a certain type of exome sequencing method was associated with a higher molecular diagnostic yield than traditional molecular diagnostic methods, according to a study appearing in JAMA . The study is being released to coincide with the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting. Exome sequencing, which sequences... [Comments]

Biology Technology

Pharmacy Automation Systems Market worth $4,566.2 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets

(PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The report “Pharmacy Automation Systems Market by product type (Medication Dispensing Systems, Packaging and Labeling Systems, Table-top Counters) by End-user (Inpatient Pharmacy Automation, Outpatient Pharmacy Automation) - Global Forecasts & Trends to 2019” analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, A... [Comments]

Kalorama: ZMapp Highlights Need For Faster Biopharmaceutical Production

NEW YORK , Oct. 20, 2014 Mapp Biopharmaceutical's valiant effort to produce more of their experimental ZMapp™ antibody therapeutic to fight the Ebola outbreak will make the public aware of how difficult and time-consuming the production of pharmaceuticals can be, according to Kalorama Information.  The healthcare market research publisher said that while some may be... [Comments]

Team from Iowa State Wins 2014 MemoCODE Design Contest Using Convey HC-2ex

Richardson, Texas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Convey Computer , the leader in hybrid-core computing, today announced that a team from Iowa State University won first place in the 2014 MemoCODE Conference * design contest. Using a Convey HC-2ex, the team’s solution achieved the highest overall performance in the contest—more than 14 times faster than the second place finisher. Experts from... [Comments]

Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

MENLO PARK, Calif. , Oct. 20, 2014 Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AST) announced today that the Company has signed a Notice of Grant Award (NGA) with the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), effective October 1, 2014.  The NGA provides for the immediate release of Clinical Development payments and the release of additional grant funds pursuant... [Comments]

Medicine News

Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 a New Research Report Added to

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The newly updated Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 is the must-have source of thousands of facts, figures and forecasts on the global medical markets. Covering 72 countries and 68 medical sector forecast categories the Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 provides you with global, regional and national views on the worldwide medica... [Comments]

At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 With a mere 19 days to November 4, a fired-up former Gov. Charlie Crist made a brief fundraising stop at the  Law Offices of Dan Newlin  in Orlando on Thursday. Fresh from a debate last night with his opponent Gov. Rick Scott, who refused to take the stage for the first seven minutes because Crist had an electric fan underneath his pod... [Comments]

Allegheny General Hospital Introduces New, Beating-Heart Procedure for Mitral Valve Repair

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital’s (AGH) Cardiovascular Institute is offering a new, minimally-invasive procedure that enables physicians to repair a damaged mitral valve as the heart continues to beat. The MitraClip system, developed by Abbott Vascular , is designed to treat degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR), a progressive and life-threatening c... [Comments]

The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness

Wakefield, MA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The Advocator Group, LLC is proud to be sponsoring a booth at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of the Darkness walk on October 25th. The AFSP is a not-for-profit organization that hosts hundreds of community walks throughout the country each year. Net proceeds from these events are used to help understand and prevent suicid... [Comments]

Medicine Technology

PneumRx Completes RENEW Pivotal Trial Enrollment

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Oct. 20, 2014  PneumRx, Inc. ( ), a leader in the field of interventional pulmonology, today announced completion of enrollment in their RENEW Study, nearly 3 months ahead of schedule.  The RENEW Clinical Study is the FDA-approved IDE pivotal trial for the PneumRx RePneu Coil System, a treatment for severe emphysema. It was an... [Comments]

PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California , 20 de octubre de 2014  PneumRx, Inc. ( ), un líder en el campo de la pulmonología intervencional, anunció hoy la conclusión de la inscripción en su Estudio RENEW, casi 3 meses antes de lo programado. El Estudio Clínico RENEW es la prueba fundamental de exención de dispositivo de investigaci... [Comments]

Indianapolis' NICO Corporation and Toronto's Synaptive Medical, Inc. Announce First-Ever Intervention-Visualization Partnership with Goal to Improve Standard of Care in Neurosurgery

BOSTON , Oct. 20, 2014  Indianapolis interventional medical device maker NICO Corporation and Toronto -based 3D visualization leader Synaptive Medical announced today at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting that they have joined forces to integrate their innovative technologies for brain surgery. The collaboration is the first of its kind and will ma... [Comments]

Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. , Oct. 20, 2014  Luoxis Diagnostics, Inc., a subsidiary of Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE), today announced that its academic collaborators will present several peer-reviewed posters highlighting the clinical and research potential for its novel RedoxSYS Diagnostic System, a first-in-class platform that measures oxidation-reduction potential (... [Comments]

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