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Doctors lax in monitoring potentially addicting drugs

2011-03-04
March 3, 2011 — (BRONX, NY) — Few primary care physicians pay adequate attention to patients taking prescription opioid drugs — despite the potential for abuse, addiction and overdose, according to a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study, published in the March 2 online edition of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, found lax monitoring even of patients at high risk for opioid misuse, such as those with a history of drug abuse or dependence. The findings are especially concerning considering that prescription ...

Method developed to match police sketch, mug shot

2011-03-04
The long-time practice of using police facial sketches to nab criminals has been, at best, an inexact art. But the process may soon be a little more exact thanks to the work of some Michigan State University researchers. A team led by MSU University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Anil Jain and doctoral student Brendan Klare has developed a set of algorithms and created software that will automatically match hand-drawn facial sketches to mug shots that are stored in law enforcement databases. Once in use, Klare said, the implications are ...

AgriLife Research scientists trumpeting possible new adaptation of tropical flower

2011-03-04
VERNON – Texas AgriLife Research scientists are trying to bring more beauty to the colder regions of the state by breeding winter-hardiness into a tropical ornamental plant, the angel's trumpet flower. Dr. Dariusz Malinowski, AgriLife Research plant physiologist and forage agronomist in Vernon, along with Dr. Bill Pinchak and Shane Martin, both with AgriLife Research, and Steve Brown, program director for Texas Foundation Seed Service, began the project three years ago. The goal of the project is to develop new cultivars with a range of flower colors, shapes and size, ...

New study to look at economics, groundwater use of bioenergy feedstocks

2011-03-04
AMARILLO – Biofuel feedstock production in the Texas High Plains could significantly change the crop mix, which could affect regional income and groundwater consumption, according to Texas AgriLife Research and Texas AgriLife Extension Service economists. Dr. Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist in Amarillo, and Dr. Seong Park, AgriLife Research economist in Vernon, are joining other economists to model the socio-economic effects of climate change on the Ogallala Aquifer. The project, Economics and Groundwater-Use Implications of Bioenergy Feedstocks Production ...

Scripps Research scientists create cell assembly line

2011-03-04
JUPITER, FL, March 3, 2011 – Borrowing a page from modern manufacturing, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have built a microscopic assembly line that mass produces synthetic cell-like compartments. The new computer-controlled system represents a technological leap forward in the race to create the complex membrane structures of biological cells from simple chemical starting materials. "Biology is full of synthetic targets that have inspired chemists for more than a century," said Brian Paegel, Scripps Research assistant professor ...

Breast cancer survivors at higher risk for falls

2011-03-04
St. Louis, MO, March 4, 2011 – The combined effects of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy may increase the risk of bone fractures in breast cancer survivors. In a study scheduled for publication in the April issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute, Portland, asked post-menopausal breast cancer survivors whether they had fallen in the past year and then tracked their falls over a six-month study period. They found evidence that women who have survived breast cancer may ...

USSelfStorageLocator.com - New User-Friendly Locator and Rental Search Engine Prides Itself on Being a "Self Storage Promoter"

USSelfStorageLocator.com - New User-Friendly Locator and Rental Search Engine Prides Itself on Being a Self Storage Promoter
2011-03-04
Let's face it, if you want your self storage facility to just appear amongst a long list of facilities in your area, you have plenty of website directories to choose from, then maybe USSelfStorageLocator.com is not for you. But if you want your facility promoted to millions of consumers looking and willing to rent online, then, maybe you should log-in to USSelfStorageLocator.com, find your facility from its extensive data base and claim it as yours After a brief verification process (for security reasons) activate it. If your facility is not listed, just add it using their ...

Human stem cells transformed into key neurons lost in Alzheimer's

2011-03-04
CHICAGO --- Northwestern Medicine researchers for the first time have transformed a human embryonic stem cell into a critical type of neuron that dies early in Alzheimer's disease and is a major cause of memory loss. This new ability to reprogram stem cells and grow a limitless supply of the human neurons will enable a rapid wave of drug testing for Alzheimer's disease, allow researchers to study why the neurons die and could potentially lead to transplanting the new neurons into people with Alzheimer's. The paper will be published March 4 in the journal Stem Cells. ...

Patients are willing to undergo multiple tests for new cancer treatments

2011-03-04
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — March 4, 2011 — Cancer patients are willing to undergo many tests to receive advanced experimental treatment in clinical trials, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Researchers said patients' willingness to undergo tests bodes well for the future of personalized medicine, in which specific treatments are prescribed depending on the DNA genetic makeup of patients' tumors. "This is the first study of its kind where patients themselves were asked what tests and medical ...

Creasing to cratering: Voltage breaks down plastic

Creasing to cratering: Voltage breaks down plastic
2011-03-04
DURHAM, N.C.— A Duke University team has seen for the first time how soft polymers, such as wire insulation, can break down under exposure to electrical current. Researchers have known for decades that polymers, such those insulating wires, may break down due to deformation of the polymers. But the process had never been seen. In a series of experiments, Duke University engineers have documented at the microscopic level how plastic deforms to breakdown as it is subjected to ever-increasing electric voltage. Polymers can be found almost everywhere, most commonly as an ...

Colorado Swingers Get 1-Year Free Memberships

Colorado Swingers Get 1-Year Free Memberships
2011-03-04
For over 10 years, Swinglifestyle has offered Colorado swingers an option for an alternative dating website for people in the lifestyle. In an effort to expand more couples in the state of Colorado, Swinglifestyle will be offering for a limited time, a free 1-year membership. Current free members in Colorado will receive this benefit by uploading a picture. By upgrading to a free 1-year membership, the added benefits include unlimited email and messages followed with viewing adult pictures and many more perks. The offer is for a limited time so it is recommended that ...

deVere Investments South Africa Proudly Raising Money for Alex Flynn's 10MillionMetres Challenge in British Golf Tournament

2011-03-04
Alex hopes to realise more than GBP1 million in vital funding towards finding a cure for Parkinson's disease. deVere South Africa is presenting a fundraising golf tournament for British golfers at The Country Club Rocklands Course in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 24th of March 2011. The British Golf Invitational Series is a full-day event designed to be both competitive and entertaining, where UK expats can gather together. deVere is also pleased to announce that a special guest has been invited to the charity event. Legendary former F1 race car driver Sir ...

iFunia MKV Converter Now Available on the Mac App Store

2011-03-03
iFunia, a professional developer of Mac multimedia software today is pleased to announce the flagship product iFunia MKV Converter is currently available on Mac App Store. iFunia MKV Converter for Mac is a stable and simple-to-use Mac MKV video converter which helps you convert MKV to most popular video/audio formats for use on Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod, or Apple TV. "We're thrilled to have our third app on the Mac App Store", remarked Amy Lu, iFunia's Marketing Director. "The Mac App Store makes it easier than ever for consumers to access all the innovative converting ...

Calloway Portable Shelters Upgrades RhinoShelter Online Store

2011-03-03
Atlanta's Calloway Portable Shelters likes to make its customers happy. For that reason, it has recently added a series of new upgrades to its Internet store, to increase the convenience and cheapness of the shopping experience. The site has implemented a new header which shows the company's phone number, current sale items, a link to the most-recent post on the company's blog and, most conveniently, a link to the shopping cart. As a further upgrade, the shopping cart is now secured by PayPal's anti-fraud Buyer Protection service. The service offers buyers a recourse in ...

La Maison du Whisky presents: Catch A Glimpse Of The World's Oldest Whisky At Singapore's Newest Whisky Bar

2011-03-03
The world's oldest bottled single malt whisky, Mortlach 70 Year Old / 1938 - which is also the first ever 70-year-old Single Malt Scotch whisky bottled for retail sale, is now available in Singapore. There are only fifty-four (54) 70cl bottles in the world but only one (1) has been brought to Southeast Asia. A bottle was presented to the Queen of England, and was later transferred to the National Museum of Scotland as part of a display to celebrate Scotland's culture and heritage. Released under Gordon & MacPhail's 'Generations' brand and bottled at cask strength ...

Utah CPR Certification Courses and First Aid Training Offered as Low-cost Community Service

2011-03-03
Low-cost CPR certification courses, first aid training, and recertificaiton classes are now available in Utah it was announced by the Association of Health and Wellness, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. "Certification classes take only 3 1/2 to 4 hours to complete and include three certifications in one combined class for standard first aid, adult and pediatric CPR, and AED. The cost for the combined class is less than what other organizations charge for just one certification, and takes only half the time of other classes," explained David Bresnahan, executive director. Companies ...

Experts at Weld Delux discuss the basics of Welding and Fabrication

2011-03-03
Haven't we all held an object at hand and wondered how it came to be shaped? Here's a basic guide of two methods that help to shape a product-Welding and Fabrication, explained to us by experts at Weld Delux. Weld Delux, are welding and fabrication contractors and have helped several companies' across industries (that range from oil and gas, construction, aviation, food processing, and ship building) with their projects. Welding is the process of joining two metals, through localized consolidation, that results from a suitable combination of temperature, pressure and ...

Technology Management Solutions Selected to Lenovo Business Partner Network

2011-03-03
Technology Management Solutions, LLC (TMS) - A premier information technology (IT) support service partner based in Pasadena California focused on enabling the success of small and medium business in southern California - Announces its new partnership with Lenovo that combines a comprehensive listing TMS' Pain Free IT support services and a proven industry leader in business computers and servers with its line of Think products (ThinkPad, Think Server, ThinkStation). The partnership will be of tremendous value to TMS's current and future clients. "Technology Management ...

Bits Republic Announces PrivyDocs, the New Ultra-Secure Online File Collaboration System

2011-03-03
Bits Republic Technologies, Inc. (http://www.bitsrepublic.com), the Vancouver-based developer of leading-edge cloud security applications and licensed technologies, today announced a new name for its popular ultra-secure Document Management System. The application formerly known as MOnet has been renamed PrivyDocs in order to better reflect the complete privacy that this application provides. PrivyDocs is entirely browser-based. Unlike past versions, PrivyDocs requires no software installation and can be run on Mac or PC through most major browsers. This represents a ...

Namosofts Co., Ltd. Announces a New Update of Namosofts Data Recovery 12.0.1.4

2011-03-03
While working on Windows operating system, we sometimes accidently loose our important files and folders. Windows user might confront with unexpected hard drive crashes, this situation result in complete data loss. Users are then required to format Windows and reinstall the Operating system so that feasible communication process takes place. Namosofts Data Recovery Software able to recover data lost due to accidental deleting, formatting, virus infection, unexpected power failure, and other unknown reasons. As a software producer specialized in data recovery field, Namosofts ...

GastroIntestinal Healthcare Announces Sponsorship of 2011 Health and Wellness Expo

2011-03-03
GastroIntestinal Healthcare is pleased to announce that it will serve as a Premium Sponsor of the 2011 Health & Wellness Expo sponsored by The Wake Forest Weekly. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 20th from 11:00am - 7:00pm at the Ledford Center Gymnasium (Southeastern Seminary Campus in Wake Forest). This is the first year for this event. The Wake Weekly serves the greater Wake Forest, Wakefield, Rolesville, Stony Hill, Falls, Youngsville, and Franklinton communities. The paper is printed weekly with an average weekly circulation of 10,000. Publisher, Todd ...

Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams Law Cites Report about Health Insurance Company Margins

2011-03-03
Last year alone, according to John W. Houghtaling of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams, the five major American health insurance companies earned around $12 billion in profits. John W. Houghtaling is managing partner of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams with offices in Louisiana and Texas. The Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams managing partner was referencing a report from Congressman Pete Stark (D- California) that said these insurers earned more money than the top energy firms. "According to the report which was referenced in The Hill congressional newspaper," stated ...

Blue Asset Management LLC Forecasts Slowdown in Sales of Distressed Properties

2011-03-03
According to Charles Blumenkehl, managing partner for Blue Asset Management, real estate investor of performing and non performing mortgages and distressed real estate, the number of properties reaching the end of the foreclosure cycle are increasing and will dramatically add to the supply of homes availble to today's home consumer. The result will manifest itself, according to Blumenkehl, in increased pressure on home pricing, particularly on REO's as banks will find themselves needing to either engage value enhancement strategies which will enable them to open their inventory ...

Accorhotels.com Steps Up Expansion On The Web Mobile Channel With Two New Smartphone Applications

2011-03-03
Users of Blackberry and Samsung Bada smartphones will have a dedicated application, providing access to more than 3,000 hotels around the world that operate under the Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, SuiteNovotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, and Formule 1 brands. Intuitive and accurate, these Accorhotels.com applications will include functions that enable users to conduct searches according to predefined criteria like, geolocalization and current date and also refine their search depending, for example, on preferred brands or number of children and further ...

Real Estate Event with Robert Shemin, Lex Levinrad and David Dweck to be held in Fort Lauderdale

2011-03-03
Real Estate Event with Featured Guest Speakers Robert Shemin, Lex Levinrad and David Dweck to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday March 12th 2011. This event will teach investors about creating wealth with real estate and how to invest in foreclosures, bank owned properties and short sales. "We are holding this event because this is the best time to get started as a real estate investor" said event organizer Levinrad. Robert Shemin is one of the country's most successful full time real estate investors and leading real estate experts and has been featured ...
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