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Friday, November 18, 2011

  • Posted at 1:05 PM
    A new report released by the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) shows that spending on medical imaging is declining and Medicare patients are consuming fewer imaging services than in previous years. This analysis confirms earlier findings released by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology ( as part of the Coalition for Patient-Centered Imaging demonstrating that the volume of outpatient diagnostic imaging services began trending downward in 2007, and in 2010, volume for both standard and advanced imaging services ... read more
  • FDA Approves First Supplemental Test for Chagas Disease --- SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 18, 2011
    Posted at 1:00 PM
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first test for use as an additional, more specific test on human serum or plasma specimens found to be positive for antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi). T. cruzi causes Chagas disease, a serious and potentially fatal parasitic infection. (Logo: The test, called the ABBOTT ESA Chagas [Trypanosoma cruzi (E. coli, Recombinant) Antigen], is an in vitro enzyme strip assay for the qualitative detection of antibodies to T. cruzi. There are ... read more
  • Posted at 12:10 PM
    Metrico Wireless, the global leader in mobile device performance analytics, today announced findings from “iPhone 4S: The Ultimate Performance Report,” based on the company’s patented technologies and methodologies used to evaluate over 700 devices for carriers and OEMs. The three ... read more
  • FDA Commissioner announces Avastin decision --- SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 18, 2011
    Posted at 8:40 AM
    Drug not shown to be safe and effective in breast cancer patients SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., said today she is revoking the agency's approval of the breast cancer indication for Avastin (bevacizumab) after concluding that the drug has not been shown to be safe and effective for that use. (Logo: ) Avastin will still remain on the market as an approved treatment for certain types of colon, lung, kidney and brain cancer (glioblastoma ... read more
  • Posted at 7:03 AM
    In order to reduce distracted driving, PHH Arval has partnered with ZoomSafer to create the fleet industry’s first smartphone application that detects when employees are driving and automatically encourages safe smartphone use. “It’s really very simple – employee texting, ... read more
  • Posted at 4:01 AM
    Millennial Media, the independent leader in mobile advertising, today announced mmStudio, a suite of mobile advertising tools intended to enable advertisers and agencies to easily deliver compelling mobile ads on Millennial Media’s global mobile platform. Millennial Media is integrated with over 10 rich media vendors, and ... read more

Thursday, November 17, 2011

  • Posted at 3:06 PM
    The Federation Aeronautique Internationale has certified that the Clark School's Gamera human-powered helicopter team set world records earlier this year for flight duration and flight duration with a female pilot. The FAI certified the 4.2-second flight of May 12, 2011, and the 11.4-second flight of July 13, 2011, which supersedes the first. Gamera was designed and built by a team of some 50 students at the Clark School, and piloted by biology student Judy Wexler. The team is currently working ... read more
  • Posted at 12:37 PM
    Total health organization, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, has awarded $198,000 and $89,200 to Engaged Community Offshoots, Inc. (ECO City Farms) and End Time Harvest Ministries, Inc. (ETHM), respectively, to support programs that will improve access to healthy foods and physical activity through policy advocacy and community-based initiatives in Prince George's County, Md. ECO City Farms will utilize the $198,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente to enhance food security--an issue pertaining to the affordability and accessibility of nutritious foods in low-income ... read more
  • Posted at 11:45 AM
    MRIS, the Mid-Atlantic multiple listing service (MLS) marketplace that facilitates $36 billion in yearly sales, has launched “Lifestyle” Search as a major upgrade and enhancement of its consumer website “Typically, consumers are confined to searching by the home features such as room count and type, ... read more
  • Posted at 11:35 AM
    RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RGRX) (“the Company” or “RegeneRx”) announced today that the Company has been notified that two cardiac-related patents will be allowed in Australia and Mexico. The Australian patent is for the treatment or prevention ... read more
  • Posted at 10:22 AM
    Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a leading provider of program/project management services, security and information assurance solutions, and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government, today congratulates Dr. Manju Bewtra for being named an Honoree of the Washington Business Journal’s ... read more
  • Posted at 9:10 AM
    Everyone deserves a home for the holidays. That's why for the third year in a row, is launching its annual Foster A Lonely Pet For The Holidays program along with hundreds of shelters and rescue groups with a goal to empty out animal shelters from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day. "Many people do not realize just how important fostering is among the animal welfare community," said Betsy Banks Saul, the co-founder of "Animal shelters across North America have ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    Overlea High School students today teamed up with AT&T* employees to participate in the AT&T / JA Worldwide Job Shadow Initiative, a five-year effort to increase high school retention and workforce readiness. In its third year, the initiative has reached more than 82,000 students, over half of the program's total goal to impact the lives of 100,000 students across the U.S. Forty students from Overlea High School "shadowed" AT&T employees at AT&T's regional office in Hanover, where they learned more about ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    Circonus, the organization-wide unified monitoring company, today announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. The VMware TAP program helps technology vendors integrate their products with VMware virtualization software and deliver timely, joint solutions to mutual customers. ... read more
  • Posted at 6:30 AM
    Northwest Biotherapeutics (OTC.BB: NWBO) (Northwest Bio) today announced $2.4 million in new funding under favorable loan terms, as well as an agreement to purchase the first $3 million in shares of common stock under the previously announced agreement for an equity facility of up to $25 million over a 30-month term. (Logo: The $2.4 million is comprised of two loans, both from existing non-affiliate investors. One loan is for $2 million with an interest rate of 6% and a ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Addressing students' 21st century learning styles, over 100,000 students in grades 5-8 across Texas will be using the interactive Discovery Education Science Techbook as a digital resource for instruction in their classrooms this fall. (Logo: ) Built from the ground-up to meet Science TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) education standards, Discovery Education Science Techbook serves as a digital instructional resource, promoting collaboration, creativity and participatory learning. The Science Techbook meets students in the digital environment where they live, ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) today announced the initiation of a pivotal immunogenicity and safety study to evaluate a three-dose vaccination schedule of BioThrax® (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) for administration to individuals exposed to anthrax. Through this pivotal, licensure-enabling clinical study, the company seeks to obtain ... read more

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

  • Posted at 5:47 PM
    IJJ Corporation (IJJC) (Pink Sheets: IJJP) is pleased to announce the Board of Directors voted unanimously to submit audited financial statements for the 4th Qtr. This new Board of Directors action will change IJJ Corporation reporting status from OTC Current Information to OTCQB bringing the company in ... read more
  • Posted at 1:40 PM
    A public launch viewing of NASA's latest mission to Mars, carrying a Maryland instrument, will be held at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md. on November 25, 2011. NASA Goddard developed the Sample Analysis at Mars or SAM instrument. (Logo: The Visitor Center event is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. EST. The launch window for the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover opens on Friday, November 25 at 10:25 a.m. EST. The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover will ... read more
  • Posted at 1:40 PM
    NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md. will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Sunday, November 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST. It's a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities spotlighting NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP). (Logo: NPP is a multi-faceted satellite that was launched on October 28, 2011 to help meteorologists improve weather forecasts and advance Earth and climate science. With its five instruments, NPP will measure the Earth's atmospheric and sea ... read more