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Friday, April 15, 2011

  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Results from a two-year retrospective cohort study presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Hawaii, U.S., showed that patients were significantly more likely to develop cardiovascular (CV) conditions, including hypertension, cardiac dysrhythmias and chronic ischemic heart diseases after an initial diagnosis of RLS, as compared to controls without RLS. "These findings suggest a significant association between a diagnosis of RLS and subsequent records of major cardiovascular conditions, and build on previous evidence suggesting that ... read more
  • Posted at 12:43 AM
    Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system successfully tracked and engaged an intermediate range ballistic missile using data from a remote AN/TPY-2 radar during a test off the coast of Hawaii. This marked the Aegis BMD system's first engagement against an intermediate range ballistic missile, as well as the first time the system used a launch-on-remote capability, which allows the Aegis BMD system to employ remote sensors to detect threats as early in flight as possible. The ... read more

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

  • New Drug May Reduce Seizures in Epilepsy --- HONOLULU, April 13, 2011
    Posted at 1:43 PM
    A new drug called perampanel appears to significantly reduce seizures in people with hard-to-control epilepsy, according to results of the first clinical trial to test the higher 12 mg dose of the drug. The late-breaking research will be presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, April 9-16, 2011, in Honolulu. "For about one-third of people with epilepsy, the drugs either don't stop their seizures or the side effects are not tolerable," said study author Jacqueline ... read more
  • Posted at 9:30 AM
    New rotigotine data shown in four poster presentations at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Hawaii, U.S., highlighted the importance in Parkinson's disease (PD) of addressing both motor- and non-motor symptoms, such as sleep. The data also demonstrated the long-term efficacy and tolerability of rotigotine and showed that plasma rotigotine levels remained stable following patch removal and application of a new patch in advanced Parkinson's disease. Treating motor and non-motor symptoms of PD Post-hoc analyses of ... read more
  • Posted at 5:02 AM
    Today, GE Healthcare announced interim results of a recently completed randomized study of the impact of DaTscan(TM) SPECT imaging on the clinical management and diagnosis of adult patients who exhibit signs or symptoms of parkinsonian syndromes (PS). The results, presented at the 2011 American Academy of Neurology Meeting, are an important step in documenting the value of DaTscan as an adjunct diagnostic tool for use in differentiating between PS and disorders such as essential tremor (ET) that have ... read more

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

  • Posted at 3:00 PM
    Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today data from an open-label extension study (Fx-006) of the pivotal Phase II/III (Fx-005) trial. This extension study evaluated the long-term clinical outcomes of tafamidis, a novel, oral, investigational compound being studied as a treatment for patients with Transthyretin Familial Amyloid ... read more
  • Posted at 11:36 AM
    Results of the first randomized, placebo-controlled long-term clinical trial show the investigational drug safinamide may reduce dyskinesia or involuntary movements in mid-to-late stage Parkinson's disease. The findings will be presented as late-breaking research at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, April 9-16, 2011, in Honolulu. "Our findings over a two-year treatment period suggest that taking safinamide in addition to levodopa and other dopaminergic treatments could help patients who continue to experience tremors and involuntary movement problems," said ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    Merz Pharmaceuticals today announced that results from sub-group analyses of a prospective, repeated dose, double-blind study evaluating the long-term safety and efficacy of XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA), a botulinum toxin type A free from accessory (complexing) proteins, will be presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. The data show that repeated injections of XEOMIN resulted in sustained efficacy for up to 88 weeks in toxin-naive, as well as previously-treated cervical dystonia patients. The ... read more

Monday, April 11, 2011

  • Posted at 4:07 PM
    The American Academy of Neurology has issued a new guideline on the most effective treatments for diabetic nerve pain, the burning or tingling pain in the hands and feet that affects millions of people with diabetes. The guideline is published in the April 11, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and will be presented April 11, 2011, at the American Academy of Neurology's Annual Meeting in Honolulu. This guideline was developed in ... read more
  • Posted at 4:14 AM
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) today announced that several new studies further support the efficacy and safety of the company’s innovative central nervous system (CNS) products. More than 30 posters, including a late-breaking presentation on data from the pivotal Phase III trial of oral laquinimod ... read more
  • Posted at 1:57 AM
    Solomon Islands mobile network operator - Our Telekom - has selected the Altobridge lite-site™ as its solution of choice to bring first-time mobile connectivity to remote communities throughout the island nation. The low-cost, solar-powered Altobridge solution will bring voice, SMS ... read more

Friday, April 1, 2011

  • Posted at 4:10 AM
    YouMusic.com opens up more exciting new opportunities for Independent Musicians by leveling the playing field by randomly featuring music videos and audios from all musicians on their home page. Musicians and Fans also get their own free blogging capability with custom templates to choose from. Leveling the playing field - Featured Videos and Audios YouMusic.com's mission as a new music discovery site is to level the playing field for all independent musicians. Instead of featuring only videos and audios from select ... read more

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Monday, March 14, 2011

  • Posted at 6:01 AM
    ActionPacked! Networks, a leading developer of intelligent software for managing Cisco quality-of-service (QoS), announced today that it is sponsoring an online training session on March 16 to help network engineers understand how to apply QoS to their cloud-based applications. Presented by ... read more

Sunday, March 6, 2011

  • Posted at 3:00 PM
    Aqua Hotels & Resorts (www.aquaresorts.com) announced the addition of Flip.to’s (http://flip.to) social media service with the company’s Website booking engines for 14 of their Hawaii hotels and resorts. “Integrating with Flip.to’s confirmation component enhances our ... read more