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Novel functions of chromatin-bound IκBα in oncogenic transformation

Drug withdrawal in women with progressive metastatic breast cancer while on aromatase inhibitor therapy

PKM2 as a biomarker for chemosensitivity to front-line platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer

Serum microRNA panel as biomarkers for early diagnosis of colorectal adenocarcinoma

microRNA-221 and microRNA-18a identification in stool as potential biomarkers for the non-invasive diagnosis of colorectal carcinoma

Most hospital trusts have raided EU for nurses in past four years

Staffing shortages have forced more than three quarters of hospital trusts in England have actively recruited nurses from overseas over the past four years, a survey has suggested.

Metabolic modeling of spatial heterogeneity of biofilms in microbial fuel cells reveals substrate limitations in electrical current generation

Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) have been proposed as an alternative energy resource for the conversion of organic compounds to electricity. In an MFC, microorganisms such as Geobacter sulfurreducens form an anode‐associated biofilm that can completely...

High‐throughput nucleoside phosphate monitoring in mammalian cell fed‐batch cultivation using quantitative matrix‐assisted laser desorption/ionization time‐of‐flight mass spectrometry

Current methods for monitoring multiple intracellular metabolite levels in parallel are limited in sample throughput capabilities and analyte selectivity. This article presents a novel high‐throughput method based on matrix‐assisted laser desorpt...

Angelina Jolie surgery sparks surge in female cancer tests: study

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in Britain seeking to have genetic breast cancer tests, according to a study released on Friday.

UPDATE 3-China hands drugmaker GSK record $489 mln fine, sentences executives

SHANGHAI/LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - China fined GlaxoSmithKline Plc a record 3 billion yuan ($490 million) on Friday for paying bribes to doctors to use its drugs, underlining the risks of doing business there while also ending a damaging chapter fo...

First Edition: September 19, 2014

Today's headlines include reports from a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform where the Obama administration provided its latest number -- 7.3 million -- of people who bought private insurance through the health law.    Kaiser Health News: Much Does That X-Ray Cost? You Can Find Out In New Hampshire Kaiser Health News staff writer Julie Appleby...

DZ Bank streicht Merck KGaA aus Empfehlungsliste; bleibt 'Kaufen'

Die DZ Bank hat die Aktien der Merck KGaA nach der überdurchschnittlichen Kursentwicklung aus ihrer "Equity Long Ideas"-Liste gestrichen. Die Einstufung beließ Analyst Peter Spengler in einer Stud...

TRF-Angelina Jolie surgery sparks surge in female cancer tests-study

LONDON, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in Britain seeking to have genetic breast cancer tests, according to a study released o...

Dental Fix RX Exceeds 8,000 Dental Customers in 3rd Quarter

National mobile dental repair company, Dental Fix RX, doubles customers in less than a year DAVIE, Fla (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, announced today that the company is now actively serving over 8,000 dentists in North America. Focusing on a unique business model and providing exceptional customer service and a faster fix, Dental Fix has e...

New Study Finds Link Between Genes and Mesothelioma Location, Reports Surviving Mesothelioma

Scientists say the chromosomes of asbestos-exposed people may influence what kind of mesothelioma they develop. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Cancer researchers in Japan have identified chromosomal abnormalities that appear to have an impact on where mesothelioma develops in the body. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s new article on this important research. Doctors with Nara...

Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM) Named, 5th Time, In Great Place to Work® 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplaces List

Employee trust in the workplace is the leading factor for great workplaces IPM was just selected for the fifth consecutive year (2010-2014) by Great Place to Work® as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States, published in FORTUNE magazine, recognizing companies with exceptional workplace cultures. IPM participated in a r...

Challenges of Minimizing Heat Loss at Birth

What are the biggest obstacles to overcome in keeping neonates at an optimal temperature? Newborn & Infant Nursing Reviews

1776 Challenge Cup to find best healthcare, technology startups kicks off next month

A competition by Washington, D.C.-based incubator 1776 in a global search of the finest startup has set down the groundwork for its annual Challenge Cup in search of technology and...

GSK China Unit Ordered To Pay GBP 297 Mln Fine For Bribery

LONDON (dpa-AFX) - GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK, GSK.L) announced Friday that its Chinese unit GSK China Investment Co. Ltd or GSKCI was ordered to pay a fine of 297 million pounds or 3 billion Chines...

Biotie: Selincro enters the market in France

BIOTIE THERAPIES CORP.            STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE      19 September 2014   at 11.30 a.m. Biotie: Selincro enters the market in France Biotie today announced that its partner H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) has brought Selincro® onto the market in France. According to the terms of the license agreement between Biotie and Lundbeck for Selincro, Biotie is eligible fo...

Forum Highlights Innovators Working in Global Public Interest

First-in-man procedure utilizes a new method of stem cell delivery

ND® Infusion Catheter’s unique design preserves cell viability and facilitates stem cell delivery Frankfurt, Germany (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 The Translational Research Institute “TRI Medical” announced today that its new ND® Infusion Catheter is being used in a first-in-man procedure at the University of Frankfurt. The study commenced on September 4th, 2014 at the University of...

Vitamin D Linked to Improved Quality of Life for Those over 50

Dr. Arash Bereliani, the board-certified physician and founder of the IV Therapy Center of Beverly Hills, explains a recent study showing the importance of vitamin D for people over 50. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 A recent study published in the journal Quality of Life Research suggests that older patients with higher levels of vitamin D will experience a better quality of life. ...

UPDATE 1-India caps prices of 36 more drugs to improve access -govt official

* Local firms Cipla, Ranbaxy, Cadila among companies affected (Adds comments from pricing authority official, details)

Glaxo fined £297mln over bribery in China

Global drugs giant Glaxo (LON:GSK) has been issued a £297mln fine by China for bribery. The group said the verdict on its Chinese business was "deeply disappointing" in a regulatory statement in London this morning. Chinese media is reporting t...

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