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Monday 31st August 2015

Medidata and Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association Collaborate on New Research Aimed at Streamlining Clinical Trial Costs Across Japan

Medidata’s Cloud-Based Technology and Proprietary Database of Industry Benchmarks Leveraged in JPMA Study on Key Drivers of Investigator Site Costs Medidata (NASDAQ:MDSO), the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, today announced a research collaboration with the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufactu...

American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc.(“ARA”) today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares of common stock to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering hav...

XylemDx Concept for Inkjet Printing Diagnostic Tests

SOURCE July 31, 2015 Cambridge Consultants, a company that has helped out many medical device manufacturers develop new healthcare products, is unveiling a new concept for printing diagnostic test strips. The goal is to allow clinicians and pharmacists to use inkjet printers to easily produce tests specific to the needs […]

η-Secretase processing of APP inhibits neuronal activity in the hippocampus

Alzheimer disease (AD) is characterized by the accumulation of amyloid plaques, which are predominantly composed of amyloid-β peptide. Two principal physiological pathways either prevent or promote amyloid-β generation from its precursor, β-amyloi...

Quadrature squeezed photons from a two-level system

Resonance fluorescence arises from the interaction of an optical field with a two-level system, and has played a fundamental role in the development of quantum optics and its applications. Despite its conceptual simplicity, it entails a wide range of...

Arithmetic and local circuitry underlying dopamine prediction errors

Dopamine neurons are thought to facilitate learning by comparing actual and expected reward. Despite two decades of investigation, little is known about how this comparison is made. To determine how dopamine neurons calculate prediction error, we com...

Replisome speed determines the efficiency of the Tus−Ter replication termination barrier

In all domains of life, DNA synthesis occurs bidirectionally from replication origins. Despite variable rates of replication fork progression, fork convergence often occurs at specific sites. Escherichia coli sets a ‘replication fork trap’ that a...

The mechanism of DNA replication termination in vertebrates

This study describes a new model of eukaryotic replication termination in which converging leading strands pass each other unhindered and the replicative DNA helicase is unloaded late, after all strands have been ligated.

BJs names president and COO

Mike TroyChristopher Baldwin has been named president and COO at BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc., putting the former Hess Retail CEO in position to succeed Laura Sen as CEO of the 208 unit warehouse club chain. read more

CMI/Compas Honored as a Finalist for the 2015 PM360 Trailblazer Supplier of the Year Award

CMI/Compas has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 PM360 Trailblazer Supplier of the Year award. King of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) August 31, 2015 CMI/Compas has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 PM360 Trailblazer Supplier of the Year award. The agency, well-known for strategic partnerships across the industry as well as individual-level audience engagement services, steers over 400 multi-...

ALK's house dust mite pill wins EU nod

ALK's house dust mite pill wins EU nod

Eisai and Purdue link to develop insomnia drug

Eisai and Purdue link to develop insomnia drug

B-MS buys right to acquire Promedior in $1.25bn deal

B-MS buys right to acquire Promedior in $1.25bn deal

Colaborator and Digitas Health LifeBrands Partner on Innovative Initiative in September to Supply Ad Clients with Content Needs

Test Run of Software on a New DigitasLBi Project is First Step in Bringing Brands into the Project Collaboration Network Multimedia collaboration network and digital advertising agency Digitas Health LifeBrands have announced a partnership on a new initiative to test run software that will integrate brands looking to fulfill their conte...

In Ohio, New Abortion Clinic Opens, Bucking National Trend

Since the Roe v. Wade decision, Ohio has been a trendsetter in passing laws that restrict abortion. That’s why it is especially unusual that in a small Ohio town just south of Cleveland, a new clinic that performs abortions opened its doors.

Report: Amazon tinkering with Prime shipping?

Dan is reportedly doing some experimental tinkering with the two-day shipping guarantee for its paid Prime loyalty program. read more

Second Sight to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 17th Annual Global Investment Conference

Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYES) ("Second Sight" or "the Company"), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics to provide some useful vision to blind patients, today announced that the Company will present at the Rodman & Renshaw 17th Annual Global Investment Conference as follows: ...

GlycoMimetics Announces Issuance of U.S. Composition of Matter Patent for Drug Candidate GMI-1271

GlycoMimetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLYC) announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a composition of matter patent (No. 9,109,002), entitled “E-Selectin Antagonist Compounds, Compositions and Methods of Use,” which provides coverage for the chemical structure of GlycoMimetics’ clinical product candidate GMI-1271. Based upon data from ...

3D Printing Brings Closure to Deep Brain Stimulation Microdevices

SOURCE September 1, 2015 The team designed these physical casings through CAD program SolidWorks, creating three different prototypes, thus far. Using the EnvisionTEC Bioplotter 3D printer, which prints at a rapid pace and in multiple types of material, the enclosures were built with a defined form and an open inner […]

Mondelez announces Shopper Futures participants

Lesley ThulinMondelēz International on Monday announced the eight startups selected to participate in its Shopper Futures program, an innovation initiative aimed at transforming the consumer retail experience. read more

James R. Tobin, former CEO of Boston Scientific, Joins Globus Medical Board of Directors

Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, today announced that James R. Tobin has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Tobin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Scientific from March 1999 to July 2009 during which time the company’s revenues grew from more than $2...

The transcription factor ATF7 mediates lipopolysaccharide-induced epigenetic changes in macrophages involved in innate immunological memory

The role of the stress-induced transcription factor ATF7 in immunity is largely unknown. Ishii and colleagues show that ATF7 represses select innate immunity–related genes, but activity is downregulated during the induction of macrophage memory.

The DNA-binding inhibitor Id3 regulates IL-9 production in CD4+ T cells

The molecular mechanisms that lead to TH9 differentiation remain unclear. Chen and colleagues show that TGF-β- and IL-4-induced downregulation of the transcriptional repressor Id3 is required for TH9 differentiation.

Innate immunological function of TH2 cells in vivo

T cells are normally dependent on TCR stimulation to be activated. Guo and colleagues now show that memory type 2 helper T cells can respond to interleukin 33 elicited by helminth infection in an TCR-independent way to induce eosinophilic inflammatio...

Y-STRUT® by Hyprevention® : CE Mark Obtained

Hyprevention® receives CE Mark approval for Y-STRUT®, an implantable medical device designed to prevent hip fracture. Hyprevention® is now ready for commercial deployment in Europe. About Y-STRUT® Y-STRUT® is an implantable medical device indicated to prevent fractures of the proximal femur. It is intended to be used in two ...


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