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Monday, November 24, 2014

  • Marlo Thomas Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom --- MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 24, 2014
    Posted at 3:24 PM
    Today, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(®) National Outreach Director, Marlo Thomas, was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, during a special ceremony at the White House. With Ms. Thomas as its envoy to millions of supporters, St. Jude has become the global resource leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141124/160712 The Presidential Medal of Freedom is bestowed upon individuals who have made significant contributions to the security ... read more
  • Posted at 8:44 AM
    Most long-term survivors of retinoblastoma, particularly those who had been diagnosed with tumors by their first birthdays, have normal cognitive function as adults, according to a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study. The research, which appears in the current issue of the journal Cancer, found that the vast majority of survivors work full time, live independently and fulfill other milestones of adult life. The study is the first to examine how adult survivors of retinoblastoma fare cognitively and socially decades after ... read more
  • Posted at 8:38 AM
    Black Friday is known for great deals, but the 63 percent of consumers who plan to brave the crowds may want to add one more item to their shopping carts based a new survey by product protection leader Asurion. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141124/160517-INFO Asurion's survey revealed low prices don't necessarily mean long-term savings. Consumers are tough on their stuff, so unexpected repair costs can eat up Black Friday savings. Nearly one third of items purchased last Black Friday broke in less than a year. In ... read more
  • Posted at 8:26 AM
    To commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, The Hermitage is launching a major new $1.1 million exhibit on January 8, 2015, and inviting all U.S. military personnel, active and retired, to visit free of charge in 2015. ... read more

Thursday, November 20, 2014

  • Posted at 6:33 PM
    Today, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is dedicating and opening the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration on the St. Jude campus. The new center, which will sit atop the world's first proton therapy center designed for and dedicated solely to the treatment of children, is critical to St. Jude in leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141121/160161 The center is named for St. Jude National Outreach Director Marlo Thomas, and ... read more
  • OBEDIA Celebrates 10 Years of Taming Technology --- NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 20, 2014
    Posted at 5:35 AM
    OBEDIA, the first name in music industry live-training and technical support services, celebrates 10 years of taming technology for musicians and industry leading software and hardware companies. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141119/159712LOGOPhoto - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141119/159713 In celebration of the 10-year anniversary, OBEDIA will announce several initiatives and special offers in the coming months, starting with a 50% off session bundles up to 120 minutes promotion through December 31, 2014. "We take a lot of pride in the breadth and quality of services we have ... read more

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  • Posted at 5:19 PM
    Gene therapy developed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, University College London (UCL) and the Royal Free Hospital has transformed life for men with a severe form of hemophilia B by providing a safe, reliable source of the blood clotting protein Factor IX that has allowed some to adopt a more active lifestyle, researchers reported. The results appear in the November 20 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine. In this study, participants received one of three doses of gene ... read more

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • Posted at 4:15 PM
    “Luxury” has been restored in the 1996 Nissan Maxima originally discovered in a viral Sept. 2013 Craigslist ad. Following months of major reconstructive surgery, Nissan rejuvenated the vehicle back to its original condition and has responded to the advertisement with a tongue-in-cheek video of its own, ... read more
  • Posted at 11:11 AM
    LBD Productions, creators of the hit web series Johnny Dynamo, has just announced the release of their second web series, Mr. Frost. The first episode of the series is set to premiere on December 15, 2014. After a successful first season of Johnny Dynamo, which garnered millions of views, won multiple awards and selections at major US Web Festivals, and was noted by Variety as "One of the Top 10 Web Series" of 2013, LBD Productions is expanding its production repertoire. The ... read more
  • Posted at 8:18 AM
    Advanced Plasma Products, Inc. announced today that it has received second year funding for an SBIR Phase II grant provided by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The two year grant award total is $2.2 million dollars. Advanced Plasma Products, Inc. and its partners from the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University and the Graduate School of Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine of The University of Tennessee are ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    CIO Review has selected PerfectServe, healthcare’s only comprehensive and secure communications platform that connects clinicians across the care continuum, for its annual 20 Most Promising Healthcare Tech Solution Providers. CIO Review chose PerfectServe for the honor based on an evaluation ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    “Luxury” has been restored in the 1996 Nissan Maxima originally discovered in a viral Sept. 2013 Craigslist ad. Following months of major reconstructive surgery, Nissan rejuvenated the vehicle back to its original condition and has responded to the advertisement with a tongue-in-cheek video of its own, ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    You do not have to be an NBA champion like Shaquille O'Neal to know how disruptive back pain is - if greeting the day with a stiff, aching back is all too familiar, you are in good company. Today, the makers of IcyHot(TM), America's trusted No. 1 topical pain reliever, announce that IcyHot SmartRelief(TM), a drug-free, over-the-counter pain management system, is now available all across the United States in grocery stores, drugstores, and at mass outlets like Walmart and Target. ... read more

Monday, November 17, 2014

  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTXI) today announced that it has closed the previously-announced private placement of its common stock and warrants to purchase its common stock. In the private placement, GTx sold 64,311,112 immediately separable units, comprised of an aggregate of 64,311,112 newly-issued shares of common stock ... read more

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

  • Posted at 1:33 PM
    The board of directors of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE: SNI) has declared a quarterly dividend of 20 cents ($0.20) per share payable on Dec. 10, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 28, 2014. ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    365 Data Centers, one of the top U.S. colocation providers by market presence, today announced the launch of its 17,000 square foot data center in downtown Nashville and the 365 Nashville Tech Hub, an initiative that provides incentives and free services to local hi-tech start-ups and businesses. Announced today at a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Nashville's Mayor Karl Dean and leaders from the Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Technology Council, 365 Data Centers' Tech Hub will provide free colocation ... read more
  • Posted at 4:30 AM
    It's here again - the biggest gift-giving time of year. People are checking their lists and looking for the best deals. And, with a seven-foot tall holiday stocking stuffed with toys, Direct Auto Insurance is ready to spread the spirit of the season in the communities it serves. From Nov. 21-Dec. 19, anyone can stop by their local Direct Auto Insurance store to register for a chance to win a giant stocking in its "Stocking Give One, Get One" giveaway. Local ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT:PVCT, http://www.pvct.com), a development-stage oncology and dermatology biopharmaceutical company ("Provectus"), announced today that the protocol for its phase 3 study of PV-10 as a treatment for melanoma is now available on: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT02288897?term=provectus&rank=6 ... read more

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Posted at 1:19 PM
    An international collaboration has identified frequent mutations in two genes that often occur together in Ewing sarcoma (EWS) and that define a subtype of the cancer associated with reduced survival. The research, conducted by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project and the Institut Curie-Inserm through the International Cancer Genome Consortium, appears in the current issue of the scientific journal Cancer Discovery. Mutations in the genes STAG2 and TP53 have previously been linked to EWS. This is ... read more