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Retinal Degeneration Can be Prevented with Nanotechnology Gene Therapy

2010-10-01
Researchers from Tufts University published results from a study showing vision-saving gene therapy to the eyes can be delivered via nanotechnology. A protein called Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurtrophic Factor (GDNF) can protect the eyes from diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. The previous method for delivering genetic material with a virus had several problems and side effects. Although the study is in its infancy, and the results are temporary, mice injected with the GDNF carrying nanoparticle had a 3.9 to 7.7-fold ...

Criminal Deportation for Dangerous Drugs on the Rise

2010-10-01
As the debate over illegal immigration continues to grip the country, the increasing number of criminal immigrants being deported could reach record levels. In 2009, the United States deported nearly 390,000 people according to the Department of Homeland Security. This number represents a 5 percent increase from 2008 and more than triples the number of deportations in 2001. Of the 390,000 people removed from the country last year, over 128,000 were considered criminal immigrants and nearly 30 percent of those were deported for crimes involving dangerous drugs. According ...

Georgia's Medical Malpractice Limitations Period

2010-10-01
Georgia statutes provide a two year statute of limitations to bring a claim for medical malpractice. Recently, the Georgia Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether fraud or concealment on the part of a health care provider would toll the limitations period in Wilson v. Obstetrics & Gynecology of Atlanta, P.C. In January of 2001, Kent and Lise Wilson gave birth to a daughter, Karah Alena Lindsey. The Lindseys contend that during the labor and delivery process, a certified nurse practitioner of Obstetrics & Gynecology of Atlanta, P.C., (OB/GYN of Atlanta) and other ...

Red Wing Sex Offender Gets Eight Years

2010-10-01
"That means you're going to prison Mr. Morales, and you certainly deserve to go to prison." Those were the words of First District Court Judge Thomas Bibus as he sentenced Valentin Fuerte Morales, 37, of Red Wing, to eight years in prison for the assault of an eight-year-old girl and making sexual contact with her nine-year-old sister. Morales had a "significant relationship" over the girls, meaning that he lived with the girls at the time of the assaults. Over a year of molestation ended when the girls' father discovered the abuse and called the authorities. At ...

CSA Aims to Curb Trucking Accidents

2010-10-01
Trucking companies and their drivers have been preparing for a new safety initiative that will have a major impact on the industry. The Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA 2010) is designed to limit the number of serious trucking accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration created the program to find unsafe drivers and companies before they cause serious injuries to other drivers by using a three-part process consisting of measurement, evaluation and intervention. The CSA will be rolled out to states throughout the next year. New Jersey was part of the ...

The H-1B Visa and Its Impact on Foreign Relations

2010-10-01
America's H-1B Visa allows qualified foreign workers temporary entry into the United States for the purpose of undertaking employment. The H-1B Visa also entitles a worker's spouse and children to live in America, and is one of the most sought after non-immigrant visas. However, this visa only applies to foreign workers who meet certain criteria, and unlike many other visa programs, an American employer must petition United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") on behalf of a prospective foreign employee. Despite the complications involved in an H-1B ...

Burn Injuries: The Tragic Aftermath of Fires in the Home

2010-10-01
On the morning of September 7, the Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to a house fire on Annanhill Place road. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they discovered that the homeowner, Nam Nyugen, had jumped from a second story window to escape his burning home. Nyugen suffered horrific injuries from the fire, as agonizing burns covered more than 50 percent of his body. The cause of the Colorado Springs fire is still under investigation, but reports from Nyugen's wife make it sound like the fire began in the upstairs bedroom. She told reporters that she heard ...

The Gray Divorce: Baby Boomers Are Ending Marriages Later in Life

2010-10-01
News this summer that the 40-year marriage of Al and Tipper Gore is coming to an end underscores a recent trend in American matrimony: couples who have made it through decades of family rearing and career building are parting ways in unprecedented numbers. American baby boomers are splitting up at three times the rate of their Greatest Generation parents. And statistics reveal that women in this demographic are far more motivated to dissolve their unions than their husbands. A recent survey of divorce professionals in the United States and Canada conducted by the Association ...

Can the Chicken Safely Cross the Road? Confusion Over Crosswalks

2010-10-01
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that, on average, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic crash every eight minutes. In addition, studies show that there is confusion among pedestrians and drivers when determining who has the right of way at intersections. This confusion, along with other problems, likely contributes to the high number of pedestrian injuries and deaths from auto accidents. Pedestrian and Driver Confusion About the Right of Way According to a Transportation Research Board study, less than half of the drivers and pedestrians ...

Successful Business Succession: Preserving and Passing on Wealth

2010-10-01
The day-to-day fight for survival often consumes much of a small business owner's time and energy. Little is left over for thoughts of retirement and plans for passing the business on to another. However, a sound business succession plan is crucial to preserving a business owner's life's work and wealth. Every day brings a business owner closer to the time when they hand over the business to an heir, spouse, partner, or other person or entity. As with almost all successful business ventures, planning is key to proper execution of succession. First Step The first ...

Preventing Sleep-Deprived Driving for Commercial Truck Drivers

2010-10-01
Howard Fields, a 60-year-old truck driver, was on a trip that took him through Atlanta on Interstate 75. In the early hours of the morning, his truck slammed into another tractor-trailer. The incident ended Fields' 21-year trucking career and cost his company half a million dollars. An investigation of the crash revealed that Fields had been asleep for almost five miles before the crash occurred. Sleep deprivation is to blame for almost 100,000 motor vehicle accidents and 1,550 fatalities per year in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

Bicycle Accidents and Florida's No-Fault Insurance Law

2010-10-01
On an early September afternoon, eight-year-old Elian Rojas was riding his bike home from school with his father when he was struck by a delivery truck at the corner of 13th Road and Jog Road in Greenacres, Florida. When paramedics arrived at the scene, it was already too late; Rojas was pronounced dead. The delivery truck, owned by RecoverCare, just finished making a delivery at the nearby Woodlake Nursing and Rehab Center before the fatal accident occurred. Neighbors who live near the corner where Rojas was killed told reporters that the corner is known for having ...

Mediation Now Mandatory in Connecticut Med Mal Cases

2010-10-01
A new Connecticut law went into affect July 1st that requires parties in a medical malpractice action to attend at least one session of mandatory mediation before moving forward with the lawsuit. The mandatory mediation requirement was included in a broader patients' rights bill (SB 248) signed by Governor M. Jodi Rell. The New Bill Under the new law, the presiding judge is required to refer medical malpractice cases to a 120-day period of mediation, or another form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) of the parties' choosing. The mediation must be completed ...

Warriors and Warbirds Air Show Hotel in Monroe NC Offers Nearby Lodging for the Event

Warriors and Warbirds Air Show Hotel in Monroe NC Offers Nearby Lodging for the Event
2010-10-01
Super 8 Monroe North Carolina Hotel offers convenient and affordable accommodations to visitors coming into town to attend the Warriors and Warbirds Air Show. The popular event will be held the weekend of November 6-7, 2010 at the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport. The gates open at 9:00am and the flying begins at 12:30pm. The airport is only 10 minutes from this Monroe North Carolina Hotel. Monroe is a southeastern suburb of Charlotte and is near the South Carolina border. The Warriors and Warbirds Air Show is one of the largest aviation events in the area. Several ...

Leading Perimeter Hotel Announces Great Rates for Government Employees

2010-10-01
Sheraton Atlanta Perimeter Hotel North, located near Dunwoody, GA, announces a new special savings package for government employees to enjoy. Guests with a valid Government ID are eligible to receive special treatments and great rates. The savings special includes: - Rates from $129 a night - Breakfast for two - High-speed Internet access - Complimentary shuttle service within a five mile radius of our Perimeter Mall hotel "Conveniently situated only 15 miles north of downtown Atlanta and easily accessible from all major Georgia highways, the Sheraton Atlanta Perimeter ...

Newberry College Hotel Offers Convenient Accommodations to Alumni and Guests Attending Homecoming Weekend

Newberry College Hotel Offers Convenient Accommodations to Alumni and Guests Attending Homecoming Weekend
2010-10-01
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newberry SC Hotel offers convenient lodging Newberry College alumni and guests attending the 2010 Homecoming celebration the weekend of Saturday, October 2, 2010. The Alumni Association at Newberry College is sponsoring a variety of events during Homecoming weekend. Scheduled events include: - The Lawn Party at the Dufford Alumni House, $5 per person - 5K Run/Walk, Saturday - Family Picnic - Annual Homecoming Parade - Newberry vs. Lenoir-Rhyne football game at Setzler Field, tickets are $20 - Homecoming Beach Blast at the Newberry ...

Top Atlanta Airport Hotel Announces HGI Bed 'n' Breakfast Package

2010-10-01
The Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport Hotel North announces the Bed 'n' Breakfast Package to guests. From now through December 10, 2010 this hotel near Atlanta Airport is offering the HGI Bed 'n' Breakfast package. This deal is perfect for couples or families looking to start the day off right with a hot cooked-to-order breakfast for up to 4 adults staying in the same room. Plus, with this package kids 12 and under eat free. This Atlanta Airport Hotel's HGI Bed 'n' Breakfast deal includes: - Overnight accommodations at this ATL Airport Hotel - Fresh cooked-to-order ...

Georgia State University Football Hotel near the Atlanta Airport Offers Convenient Lodging to Fans

2010-10-01
The Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport Hotel North offers nearby lodging to fans attending Georgia State University football games. Home games are played at the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta. There are four remaining home games this season, including: - October 2 -Morehead State (Homecoming) - October 9 -Savannah State - October 16- North Carolina Central - November 6- Lamar The Georgia State University Panthers kicked off their inaugural football season this fall under the direction of head coach Bill Curry. After more than two years of preparation, the Panthers ...

Cowpens National Battlefield Hotel in Gaffney South Carolina Offers Nearby Accommodations to Upcoming Events

2010-10-01
Hampton Inn Gaffney Hotel offers convenient lodging to visitors attending the upcoming special drama at Cowpens National Battlefield presented by Overmountain Victory Trail Association. The free 45 minute performance titled "Twas the Night Before the Battle of Kings Mountain..." will explain why the Over Mountain were coming from Tennessee and Virginia to meet the loyalists at Kings Mountain, South Carolina. The show is scheduled to being at 6:00pm on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Guests attending the performance are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy an outdoor dinner ...

Displaysense Aims to Arm Small Businesses Against Government Cutbacks

2010-10-01
Displaysense has announced that it is supplying a new range of affordable clothes streamers to assist independent fashion retailers in the wake of the latest round of government cutback for small and medium enterprises (SME). As the government starts to squeeze spending across the nation's services and industries, the initial optimism of a rosy post-recession economy has started to once again take on a dreary, grey outlook of austere, frugal consumer spending that could threaten the existence of smaller businesses. Displaysense has taken steps to help these independent ...

Barclaycard Spending Index Up 9.2% Year-on-Year in July

2010-10-01
Barclaycard Spending Index up 9.2% year-on-year in July shows talk of Government austerity drive having little impact on consumer spending. Consumer spending on cards saw a near double digit increase in August compared to the same month last year, challenging concerns that talk of reduced public spending is already forcing consumers to be more cautious. According to the new figures released by Barclaycard, the amount spent on debit and credit cards, in-store and online, increased by 9.2% in August compared to the same month last year, with new autumn sales, discounts ...

Bigmouthmedia Identifying Current Key Affiliate Marketing Issues

2010-10-01
Bigmouthmedia is to conduct a new affiliates survey designed to identify the key issues in affiliate marketing in the current climate. The digital marketing agency has commissioned the research in a bid to establish firm information about the latest developments and emerging challenges that matter to the sector. Affiliates responding to the survey will be asked for their opinions on a series of issues ranging from networks and tracking technologies to the use of creatives and advertising exchanges. "Are affiliates most successful when they concentrate on just one ...

FCA Carer Recruitment Targets Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Dorset

2010-10-01
Foster Care Associates (FCA), the UK's leading independent fostering agency, has stepped up its foster carer recruitment campaign across Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Dorset. Through a wide range of marketing initiatives across the print, radio and online media, together with regular information evenings, the agency hopes to attract a new influx of quality foster carers in three areas of England which traditionally carry a desperate shortfall. The targeted campaigns complement the agency's ongoing recruitment drive to tackle the 10,000 shortage of foster carers across ...

Natural Gas Added to Glacial Energy Website

2010-10-01
With the recent formation of Glacial Natural Gas, Inc., an affiliate of Glacial Energy, the company website was recently updated to include information on their penetration into natural gas in a number of different markets. These markets include Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island. Other states will soon be added to the growing list of areas where Glacial Natural Gas, Inc. is doing business. To access this list and other information on natural gas, one can go to www.glacialenergy.com and click on "Natural Gas Information" or type in the URL www.glacialnaturalgas.com. Glacial ...

DFDS Seaways Reveal Festive Cruise Breaks for Christmas and New Year 2010

DFDS Seaways Reveal Festive Cruise Breaks for Christmas and New Year 2010
2010-10-01
Get in the festive mood and explore beautiful European cities on a DFDS Seaways festive cruise break. Welcome in the New Year in style on the spectacular all inclusive New Year' Eve Gala Mini Cruise or buy that extra special gift at one of the magical Christmas markets of Northern Europe. Sailing with DFDS Seaways your festive cruise break begins the moment you step on board. Check in to your en-suite cabin then browse the shops, feast in one of the sumptuous restaurants, enjoy a drink at the bar, watch some live entertainment or wrap up warm and go out on deck. DFDS ...
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