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Monday, December 10, 2012

  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    Anacor Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ANAC) today announced positive results from a Phase 2 safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), and efficacy trial of its boron-based phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE-4) inhibitor, AN2728, in adolescents (ages 12 – 17) with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis, a chronic rash characterized by inflammation and itching. ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    New research suggests that making prescription refills more affordable and easier to get may reduce disparities among hypertension patients. An analysis of more than 44,000 patients recently diagnosed with high blood pressure in Kaiser Permanente Northern California identified important differences in medicine-taking behaviors among racial and ethnic groups. Lower copayments and the use of mail-order pharmacy increased refills of blood-pressure medicine, and these factors were associated with reduced disparities. Kaiser Permanente scientists published the retrospective study on adherence to medications prescribed ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    ENDECE Neural, LLC (www.endeceneural.com) announced today that the company will be presenting at the 2013 Biotech Showcase in San Francisco, California, January 8th. The ENDECE Neural presentation, to be given by Dr. James Yarger, CEO, will discuss the company's novel therapeutic for directly inducing remyelination of demyelinated axons to treat neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Currently there are no drugs commercially available for remyelination in MS, or any other disease associated with demyelination. ENDECE Neural may have one ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    TUSTIN, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/10/12 -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPHM), a biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class monoclonal antibodies focused on the treatment and diagnosis of cancer, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended October 31, 2012 of fiscal year (FY) 2013 and provided an update on its advancing clinical pipeline and other corporate developments. "Certainly the recent highlight for Peregrine is the agreement reached with the FDA that provides a clear pathway for advancing our Cotara program ... read more
  • Posted at 12:54 PM
    Aurea Software, a new intelligent business process management, application and data integration company, today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of four Progress Software businesses – Savvion, Sonic, Actional and DataXtend SI. With the closure of this transaction, Aurea Software has initiated its global high-touch ... read more
  • Posted at 12:47 PM
    Engineers from SEMATECH will present five technical papers at the 58th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), December 10-12, 2012, at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square. Significant breakthroughs that address the growing need for high performance, low ... read more
  • Posted at 12:47 PM
    Subaru enthusiasts are known for their adventurous attitude, thrill-seeking spirit, and environmental consciousness. The 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport is a flexible vehicle designed with the conveniences to make life easier and traveling more enjoyable. GOAutoPlus.com, a leading resource for Subaru dealers in Wisconsin, offers the 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport for Wisconsin drivers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121210/CG26877) Powered by a 2.0-liter Subaru Boxer engine, the 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport delivers up to 36 mph on the highway to make each mile count. Available 17-inch alloy ... read more
  • Posted at 12:46 PM
    The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University will offer its world-class MBA in a new blend of online and on-site formats beginning in the fall of 2013. The FlexMBA program creates a new model for online business education, combining in-person sessions, online classes and self-paced learning to deliver the same coursework, faculty, team interaction, personal leadership coaching and career services found in the school's highly-acclaimed full- and part-time MBA programs. In contrast to current trends that are building ... read more
  • Posted at 12:45 PM
    Skimlinks, the leading content monetization service for publishers, released its second annual report on international holiday e-commerce and what it signals for 2013 trends. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121210/SF26928LOGO) Skimlinks data offers unique insight into billions of impressions, and millions of clicks and purchase decisions across different types of sites, verticals, devices and countries. With five years of historical browsing and shopping data on our hands, Skimlinks has a finger on the pulse of online e-commerce trends, which we enjoy analyzing and sharing with a ... read more
  • Posted at 12:42 PM
    Using computer simulations, scientists from the NASA Astrobiology Institute team at the University of Hawaii are shedding light on a question that has challenged astronomers for years: What causes wide binary stars? (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Binary stars are pairs of stars that orbit each other. Wide binary stars are separated by as much as one light-year in their orbits, farther apart than some stellar nurseries are wide. Astronomers have known about such distant pairs for a long time but have not understood ... read more
  • Winter Safety Tips.... Worth Repeating --- BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Dec. 10, 2012
    Posted at 12:33 PM
    As we try to get outside and make the most of these cold winter months, it's important to use basic safety tips that help minimize injury. The Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA) offers the following tips to help keep your family injury free. Shoveling snow can wreak havoc on the musculoskeletal system. If you must shovel, be careful. Listen to weather forecasts so you can rise early and have time to shovel before work. Layer your clothing to keep muscles warm and ... read more
  • Posted at 12:27 PM
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) today announced a partnership to develop therapeutics to treat an inherited form of muscular dystrophy. The goal of the new agreement is to develop a small-molecule-based medicine to potentially reverse facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, or FSHD, by inhibiting the activity of a protein that is incorrectly expressed by the DUX4 gene in people with the disease. The protein activity is what damages muscle cells and leads to progressive muscle weakness and ... read more
  • Posted at 12:14 PM
    ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has commenced an exchange offer for its outstanding unregistered 6.875% Senior Notes due 2020 (the "old notes"). The old notes were issued on October 12, 2012 in a private placement pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933 in an aggregate principal amount of $300.0 million. Holders of the old notes may exchange them for an equal principal amount of new 6.875% Senior Notes due 2020 (the "new notes"), which ... read more
  • Posted at 12:11 PM
    Rotech Healthcare Inc. (OTCBB: ROHI.OB) (the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Steven P. Alsene as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2013. Steve Alsene was also appointed to the Board of Directors. Philip L. Carter will continue to serve as ... read more
  • Posted at 12:10 PM
    A family from Hampton Township, a Pittsburgh suburb, announced today that they intend to file a claim against the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as a result of a death from Legionnaires' disease. William E. Nicklas, 87, died from Legionnaires' disease on November 23, 2012 at the VA Hospital on University Drive, which is operated by the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. A total of five patients had contracted the disease at the hospital in November, with Mr. Nicklas being ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    AppTap (http://www.apptap.com), the leading mobile app discovery and app advertising network for iPhone, iPad and Android apps, today announced a partnership with Future PLC (http://www.futureplc.com/) an international media group and leading digital publisher. The partnership brings AppTap’s contextual app recommendations and ... read more
  • Posted at 11:58 AM
    Twilio, the leader in cloud-based communications, today announced the availability of a new webinar on IT service management (ITSM). Registration for the Webinar is open at http://ahoy.twilio.com/webinars/itsm-pr. Please join guest speaker, Forrester Research, Inc. Principal Analyst Eveline Oehrlich, Fruition Partners CEO Marc Talluto, Fermi Labs IT group leader Jack Schmidt, and Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson on December 13(th) at 1 PM EST/ 10 AM PST to review how cloud-based tools and communications protocols are transforming IT and ITSM by promoting service ... read more
  • Posted at 11:51 AM
    Health care consumers considering a physician at University of Utah Health Care now have an additional tool— online access to the system’s patient satisfaction scores and comments. The rankings are based on more than 40,000 patient surveys and evaluate physicians on nine questions. ... read more
  • Posted at 11:47 AM
    InComm, a leading prepaid product and transaction services company, today announced its majority acquisition of Adility, Inc., a leading platform for online-to-offline commerce, with a network of more than 500 mobile applications and online publishers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110525/CL09221LOGO ) The Adility platform provides retailers and brands with mobile solutions for the activation of prepaid products in retail stores via their existing point-of-sale (POS) infrastructures. The platform also enables the distribution and management of digital promotions and single-use coupons. InComm's infrastructure and retail integration ... read more
  • Posted at 11:41 AM
    A new study, published online today by the peer-reviewed journal American Health & Drug Benefits, reveals the significant national burden that harmful medication errors, also called preventable adverse drug events (ADEs), associated with injectable medications have on hospitals, patients, and our healthcare system. Results show that preventable ADEs associated with injectable medications cost an average of $600,000 per hospital annually and impact more than 1 million patient hospitalizations each year. Never before has a study looked specifically at ADEs from injectable ... read more