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Monday, January 2, 2012

  • Posted at 9:01 PM
    Ossianix, Inc. today announced a strategic investment by H. Lundbeck A/S in the form of a Convertible Promissory Note. The proceeds from Lundbeck’s investment is expected to allow Ossianix to generate biopharmaceuticals for the treatment of nervous system disorders by utilizing Ossianix’s proprietary single domain antibody ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 PM
    The State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today launched a web-based Directory of Green Employers as part of its Hawai‘i Green Jobs Initiative. Green employers—who work in areas such as renewable energy production and natural resource conservation post profiles in the Directory that ... read more
  • Howard Stern Beats Ryan Seacrest by a Nose --- ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 2, 2012
    Posted at 7:30 PM
    With more than a million votes cast in one week, the users of the self-proclaimed "Arbiters of Fame" website, 15 Seconds of Fame ( chose Howard Stern as having the "Best Face for Radio" contest. "For ten straight days, Howard Stern earned the most votes during our 'Best Face for Radio' contest. While Seacrest has led the tiring American Idol for almost a decade, media pundits may be correct in doubting NBC's decision to choose the highly controversial Stern as a ... read more
  • Posted at 2:19 PM
    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to provide an update on the status of the ongoing patent litigation with Genentech, Inc., a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY). Conference Call Information Domestic Dial-in Number: (888) 660-6127International Dial-in Number: (973) 890-8355Participant Code: 40392582 An archived version of the conference call will be available for 30 days on the company's website at ... read more
  • Posted at 2:01 PM
    Dr. Sanford J. Siegel, president and CEO of Chesapeake Urology Associates, is pleased to announce that Dr. Lisa N. Hawes has joined the practice's Maple Lawn/Howard County office. (Photo: ) Dr. Hawes treats all aspects of adult urology and specializes in female urologic conditions including incontinence, pelvic prolapse, urinary tract infections and interstitial cystitis. She also focuses on kidney stone conditions and disease. Dr. Hawes began practicing urology in 2004. Prior to joining Chesapeake Urology she ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s signing of new sanctions against Iran’s Central Bank and financial sector. We applaud President Obama for signing into law sanctions against Iran’s ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVEO) today announced that the AVEO management team will host a conference call on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. (ET). The call can be accessed by dialing 1-866-825-3354 (domestic) or 1-617-213-8063 (international) five minutes prior to the start of the ... read more
  • Posted at 12:20 PM
    FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 1. Find out exactly what your health insurance covers. Will your insurance cover all or part of the medical costs of a fertility assessment (for both partners), fertility treatment (if you need it), pregnancy, delivery and infant health care? Talk to the benefit expert at work, call your ... read more
  • Posted at 12:15 PM
    The CES is filled with all the latest gadgets for consumers. However, what good is buying these gadgets if they prematurely fail due to a power surge in your house? For years, surge protectors remained the same with only packaging changes. In ... read more
  • Posted at 11:21 AM
    Aomei Technology, an innovative hard disk partition management solution provider, today announces the release of new Partition Assistant 4.0, an ALL-IN-ONE partition manager software and reliable hard disk management toolkit with user-friendly interface and enhanced data protection. The brand new Partition Assistant 4.0 introduces "Aomei Partition 3+2 Concept" - three innovations, including merge non-contiguous unallocated space to partition, allocate free space from one partition to another and create more partitions as you wish even without unallocated space, and two ... read more
  • Posted at 10:00 AM
    Socialbakers announced today that it has launched a campaign to identify the most (and least) influential, engaging and popular presidential candidates on Facebook, including President Obama, via public information on the world's largest social network. Socialbakers' social media analytics tracked more than 10 million Facebook Pages and Places and billions of individual user interactions. All findings are available through a new political infographic and microsite about each candidate on Facebook. (Photo: ) With the upcoming Iowa caucus, this groundbreaking research reveals ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    eMeter®, a global smart grid software platform provider, today announced that Gartner, Inc., has positioned eMeter in the "Visionary" Quadrant for its Meter Data Management Magic Quadrant.* This recognition precedes this month's Siemens acquisition and comes at a time when eMeter continues to drive innovation with continuous partnerships in the North American and European markets. According to the report, which assesses the leading MDM software vendors offered in the energy and utilities sector, Gartner, Inc. cites, "The market segment ... read more
  • Posted at 8:37 AM
    The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $25.1 billion for the month of November 2011, a decrease of 2.4 percent from the prior month when sales were $25.7 billion. On a year to date basis, worldwide semiconductor sales are 0.8% higher compared to the same period last year. All monthly sales numbers represent a three-month moving average. "Supply chain disruptions resulting from the floods in Thailand have ... read more
  • Posted at 7:30 AM
    CSG Systems International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGS), a global provider of software- and services-based business support solutions that help clients generate revenue and maximize customer relationships, invites you to participate in a conference call on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at 5:00 ... read more
  • Posted at 7:30 AM
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies today unveiled a new addition to its market-leading Samsung DualView® line, the DV300F. With this launch, Samsung continues to cement its leadership position by introducing the latest in Dual LCD technology with ... read more
  • Posted at 6:44 AM
    Vivisimo, Inc. announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Customer eXperience Optimization (CXO) as a Customer Interaction Solutions 2011 Product of the Year Award. Customer Interaction Solutions magazine is the leading publication covering CRM, call centers and teleservices since 1982. (Logo: ) "Receiving the Product of the Year award from Customer Interaction Solutions is a testament to how CXO is successfully helping organizations and their customer-facing professionals tackle the overwhelming problems that come with organizing Big ... read more
  • Posted at 6:38 AM
    Qorvis Communications released its monthly Twitter Valuation Analysis for the 2012 presidential campaign today, with the final snapshot of the social media footprint of the Republican field before tomorrow's Iowa Caucus. The Twitter Valuation Analysis reflects recent polling in Iowa - a tight race between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, with substantial momentum building behind Rick Santorum. Congressman Ron Paul increased his number of followers by 30.05 percent in the month of December, growing by more than 20 percent for the ... read more
  • Posted at 6:15 AM
    Renowned biochemist Michael A. Marletta, PhD, assumed the post of president and CEO of The Scripps Research Institute January 1, succeeding Richard A. Lerner, MD, who led the institution for more than two decades. (Photo: ) "I'm excited by the opportunity to advance the institute's mission, creating knowledge in the biosciences and applying that knowledge to understanding and curing human disease," said Marletta. "I also look forward to working with all the dynamic, committed people who make the institute's work ... read more
  • Posted at 6:01 AM
    Critical Diagnostics, a U.S.-based biomarker company focused on cardiovascular diseases, announced today that a major European medical center, Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol in Barcelona Spain, is now using the company’s Presage® ST2 Assay for routine care and management of their heart failure patients. ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    A recent survey by the Special K® brand indicates that weight loss is often top-of-mind at the beginning of the New Year, with 67 percent(1) of women saying it is the ideal time to begin a weight-loss plan. Now, in an effort to change the way women think and talk about weight loss, the Special K brand has marked Jan. 2 as National Weigh-In Day and is inviting women to "weigh in" on the topic of weight management. According to ... read more