Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI), a world-class research institute dedicated to the study of information biology, is using DataDirect Networks (DDN) SFA® high-performance storage engine-based GRIDScaler GPFS parallel file system to perform rapid, accurate Ebola outbreak modeling for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).
A team of 30 researchers and scientists on VBI’s Ebola rapid response team initially provided DTRA and West Africa’s Ministries of Health (MOH) with short-term forecasts on vaccine production and disease spread.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7429756-ddn-gridscaler-vbi-ebola/
Seasoned business man Bill Foley, Hockey Vision Las Vegas and community leaders have joined together to launch a season ticket drive in support of bringing an NHL team to Las Vegas. Tickets will go on sale at www.VegasWantsHockey.com at 1:30 p.m. PST on Tuesday, Feb. 10.
“The goal of the season ticket drive is to demonstrate the long-term viability of an NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and prove that our community, without question, can support a team,” said Foley. “I think this team will not only bring Las Vegas the excitement of its first major league sports franchise, it will bring renewed enthusiasm to the Las Vegas youth – developing and impacting them in a positive way.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7424551-vegas-wants-hockey/
Triax Technologies Inc and Washington Youth Soccer have announced a long-term partnership to track and assess head impacts among top level youth players. Findings from the large scale collection of data will be used to identify trends and potential risks to inform training protocols which will be publically shared to encourage best practices.
Players from the Washington Youth Soccer Elite Player Development (EPD) program (U12-U18) will wear the Triax Technologies Smart Impact Monitors (SIM™) as they compete in the prestigious US Youth Soccer Region IV Olympic Development Program (ODP) Championships January 8–11 in Phoenix, AZ, and will continue throughout their careers with Washington Youth Soccer.
Triax SIM™ devices are worn in comfortable, unobtrusive headbands to record head impacts, and transmit data in real time from the field to a smart phone or tablet on the sideline. This cutting edge technology allows players to track up to 180 individual head impacts measuring the G–force of direct hits and jarring through linear and rotational measures.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7416151-triax-technologies-impact-monitoring/
On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, killing more than 230,000 people and displacing approximately 1.5 million. Children were orphaned; families were left homeless; and homes, schools and hospitals destroyed. Five years later, SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest organization providing care for orphaned and abandoned children, remains unwavering in its ongoing, long-term commitment to the people of Haiti.
“Efforts to rebuild the most affected areas move at a slow place, and the need to support vulnerable children and families remains high. Many of the children and families who survived the earthquake lost everything and experienced severe emotional trauma,” said Lynn Croneberger, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages – USA. “In 2010, we made a strong commitment to support these survivors. Thanks to generous donors and the Government of Haiti, we are able to continue to provide support to Haiti’s most vulnerable.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7409351-sos-children-village-milestones/
Findings from continued clinical studies of investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapy, CTL019, demonstrate its potential role in the treatment of certain types of lymphocytic leukemia. In one long-term study of pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), results showed that 36 of 39 pediatric patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) ALL, or 92%, experienced complete remissions (CR) with CTL0191.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7393851-novartis-new-ctl019-clinic-data-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia/
Eight out of 10 people will be affected by back pain at some point during their lives, making it the No. 1 cause of disability worldwide and resulting in as much as $200 billion in lost wages and productivity. Many sufferers struggle for years to find relief, but treatment options often only provide short-term relief or, in the case of pain medication, carry serious side effects, including drowsiness, liver damage and potential for addiction. Now, thanks to Hocoma, a leader in the development of robotic and sensor-based medical devices for functional movement therapy, consumers have a new way to improve and sustain low back health in the comfort of their own home.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7370551-hocoma-innovative-medical-device-therapeutic-gaming-technology-valedo-low-back-health/
Fresh videos, information and links relating to the stress experienced by America's 15 million+ family caregivers for people with dementia are now available in the Brookdale Alzheimer's Resource Center. The new topics include:
A woman describing the impact of her mother-in-law's dementia on her family: Video
How spouses and adult children experience caregiving differently: Video and text document
Ways that caregivers can protect their own brain health: Text document
Long-distance caregiving, the symptoms of caregiving stress, dealing with caregiver guilt, being a healthy caregiver and caring for the caregiver: Links to information and a webinar
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7087731-brookdale-senior-living/
As the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease soars, so does the number of family caregivers. Over 15 million people are taking care of loved ones with dementia in the home, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Sixty percent say the emotional stress is high and more than a third report depression symptoms. To help, Brookdale is offering a free webinar for family caregivers during November, National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The company, America’s largest provider of dementia care, is also offering a web-based Alzheimer’s Resource Center and other expert information.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7087731-brookdale-senior-living/
Reply, specialises in the design and implementation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media, announces Breed Reply (www.breedreply.com), a new Reply advanced incubator for funding, accelerating and supporting the growth and establishment of ideas and start-ups around the Internet of Things (IoT) across Europe and the USA.
Breed Reply has already been active in setting up a growth project with Xmetrics (www.swim-xmetrics.com), a company that offers an innovative device for swimmers. Xmetrics uses sensors, electronic components and software via mobile devices, to enhance the training sessions of professional and amateur swimmers, analysing their main biometric parameters and their real time performance. Breed Reply has signed a "term sheet" for an investment of £675,000 for , 30% of XMetrics.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/72762565-reply-launches-breed-funding/
Over 35 million Americans who grew up in the free spirited '60s and '70s are finding their sex lives challenged. Whether they are in long term relationships or rediscovering midlife dating, most women over 50 are dealing with vaginal dryness, a common symptom of menopause. Fortunately, baby boomers are finding non-hormonal solutions to help maintain a healthy sex life.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7288651-replens-silky-smooth-lubricant-vaginal-moisturizer/
Persistent deterioration of short-term memory, progressive confusion and disorientation and frequent agitation are characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. We have been told that it is largely genetic but that there are some things that can be done to reduce the severity or how early the onset is. We can’t change our genetic makeup but we can change our behavior to help mitigate the effects of this type of dementia. These are all things we can accomplish with a little determination and planning. http://youtu.be/9eMrmVMuAa0
To help kids make healthful dietary choices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration encourages kids to Read the Label!
The Nutrition Facts Label is a simple tool available on food and beverage packages. It lets kids know exactly what they’re eating and helps them choose and compare snacks and other foods. The earlier they start using the Nutrition Facts Label, the sooner they’ll be making choices that keep them feeling great and promote long-term good health!
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7106353-fda-national-childhood-obesity-month/