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  • The University's Feinberg School of Medicine has revealed that colon is irritated by spicy food and causes 'painful bladder syndrome' or interstitial cystitis amongst women after they have a piece of pepperoni pizza.
  • Material that converts waste heat into electricity to help power cars and improve gas mileage.

Ms. Meena Mutyala, Vice President and Business Leader, India Strategy of Westinghouse Electric Company, did her master's in nuclear engineering from the University.

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FluoroPharma Names Dr. Thomas Tulip, PhD Chief Executive Officer
MONTCLAIR, NJ--(Marketwired - December 29, 2015) - FluoroPharma Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: FPMI), a company specializing in the development of novel diagnostic imaging products that utilize positron emission tomography (PET) technology for the detection and assessment of disease before clinical manifestation, announced today the appointment of Dr. Thomas Tulip, PhD as Chief Executive Officer.

Chicago Cosmetic Dentist Uses Cfast to Straighten Teeth Quickly
According to Dr. Sheldon Seidman of Smile Chicago, when it comes to straightening their teeth, many of his patients want the results without the wait. Using the latest innovations in orthodontic treatment, Dr. Seidman can now offer his patients a way to straighten their teeth in as little as five months and without the traditional bold metal braces look

Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon Examines Efficacy of BOTOX Injections for Migraine Treatment
According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines may affect as many as 38 million Americans. This neurological condition can be incredibly debilitating, but effective treatment can help patients lead relatively normal lives. Dr. Lauren Greenberg, a plastic surgeon in Palo Alto, says a recent study suggests a majority of migraines stem from four main trigger sites

Waller Adds 18 New Attorneys in Second Half of 2015
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP has added 18 new attorneys since July 2015. Among the latest additions to Waller's roster of more than 200 attorneys are 2015 law school graduates who recently became licensed to practice.

UPDATE - RiverMend Health Launches to Provide Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction Related Diseases
RiverMend Health, the premier provider of scientifically driven behavioral health services to those suffering from alcohol and drug dependency, eating disorders and other addiction-related diseases, today announced a $60 million round of funding led by Norwest Venture Partners. As part of the new investment, Edmund Bujalski will be appointed as CEO, with Dr

RiverMend Health Launches to Provide Evidence-Based Treatment for Addiction Related Diseases
RiverMend Health, the premier provider of scientifically driven behavioral health services to those suffering from alcohol and drug dependency, eating disorders and other addiction-related diseases, today announced a $60 million round of funding led by Norwest Venture Partners. As part of the new investment, Edmund Bujalski will be appointed as CEO, with Dr

Beware Profit-Centered TMJ Pain Clinics, Cautions Phoenix Dentist
Dr. Arthur Chal, a dentist in Phoenix, has personal experience with temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. He sought treatment for the common jaw condition after being diagnosed following a car accident. In his search, however, he discovered many corporate TMJ pain clinics provide sub-par care, seemingly in order to increase profits. To help patients in a similar position, Dr

NCCN Collaborates With Bristol-Myers Squibb to Study PD-L1 Expression and Test Interpretation in Lung Cancer
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - November 30, 2015) - New molecules and pathways with pivotal functions in regulating the immune system have been discovered recently, providing new understanding of how tumor cells avoid the immune system

NCCN Foundation(R) Appoints Three New Representatives to Board of Directors
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - November 20, 2015) - The NCCN Foundation® has appointed three new representatives to its Board of Directors: Heather Kopecky, PhD, MBA; Marc Samuels, JD, MPH; and Susan Stein, MPH

Dr. Robert C. Young Joins NCCN Leadership Team
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - November 16, 2015) - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has appointed Robert C. Young, MD, as Interim Vice President of the NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP).

MOKO's REC*IT App Now on Campus at 11 Colleges in the Premier and Oldest Division 1, Big Ten Conference
MOKO Social Media Limited (NASDAQ: MOKO) (ASX: MKB)

4C Recognized as Member in Instagram Partner Program
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - November 10, 2015) - Today, 4C (www.4Cinsights.com), a data science company, announced that it was recognized as one of the initial members of the Instagram Partner Program, a new program that distinguishes companies and their capabilities to run effective advertising campaigns, manage communities, source and deliver content on Instagram.

Study Finds Veteran Talent Underutilized in the Workplace
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 10, 2015) - Companies are using up to 30 percent of recruiting budgets to source and hire veterans[1] yet a new study finds that veterans are stalling out once they enter the U.S. workforce. Sixty-four percent of veterans say they are not using three or more of their skills that could be relevant in the corporate context

On a Budget? Dermatologists Share Tips to Save on Skin Care Costs
November is National Healthy Skin Month, and member dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology want to set one thing straight: you don't need expensive skin care products to have glowing, healthy skin. In fact, they say, wearing a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher before going outdoors is one of the most effective ways to maintain healthy skin.

Sherwin A. Brook Is Named Professional of the Year by the International Assoc. of Who's Who
Sherwin A. Brook is a Managing Partner with BrookWeiner, LLC. BrookWeiner is a full service CPA firm serving the Chicago area, addressing the financial and business needs of their clients for over 35 years.

Salar Ahmed Khan Is Presented the Award of Distinction by the International Assoc. of Who's Who
Dr. Salar Ahmed Khan has been a Research Compliance Officer with the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center (JBVAMC) in Chicago, Illinois since 2009, although he has been with the organization since October 2000, in the Research and Development Department.

ITA Crowns Best Coders in the Midwest at the 2015 Tech Challenge
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - November 09, 2015) - The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) held its sixth annual ITA Tech Challenge programming skills competition on Friday, November 6.

Alexander Church's Walker Challenges Latest Thinking on Risk
WESTPORT, CT--(Marketwired - November 05, 2015) - Russell Walker has been an influential force in the world of Risk Management and ways to monetize Big Data. He recently made news by joining forces with Alexander Church Global Consulting, a regulatory consulting firm with offices in Connecticut, London and San Francisco

BRIDGE School holds 2nd Graduation Day
Business Wire IndiaBRIDGE School of Management held its 2nd Graduation Day where a new cohort of industry ready professionals graduated after successful completion of their academic programmes. The convocation ceremony held on Saturday the 19th December, saw the felicitation of graduates of the Predictive Business Analytics Program and the Post Graduate Program in Management

Takeda and Cour Partner to Develop Novel Therapies for Celiac Disease and Other Gastrointestinal Diseases
Business Wire IndiaTakeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502) and Cour Pharmaceutical Development Company, Inc. announced a partnership to research and develop novel immune modulating therapies for the potential treatment of celiac disease

New Director Appointed to Emergency Nurses Association Institute of Emergency Nursing Education
DES PLAINES, IL--(Marketwired - December 22, 2014) - The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today announced it has named Linda L. Morris, PhD, APN, CCNS, FCCM, as Director of ENA's Institute of Emergency Nursing Education

NW Natural Announces Executive Leadership Promotions
The board of directors for Northwest Natural Gas Company, dba NW Natural (NYSE: NWN), has approved several executive promotions including MardiLyn Saathoff to senior vice president and general counsel; Shawn Filippi to vice president and corporate secretary; and Kim Heiting to vice president of communications and chief marketing officer

NCCN Launches 3D Virtual Simulator Learning Platform
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - December 04, 2014) - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has launched a 3D Virtual Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC) Simulator Learning Platform as part of the NCCN Continuing Education Program. To develop the 3D Virtual mCRC Simulator Learning platform, NCCN collaborated with Syandus, Inc

Changing the Course of Prostate Cancer Treatment: Life Expectancy Estimation, Active Surveillance, and Drug Development
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - November 21, 2014) - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published the 20th annual edition of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Prostate Cancer -- one of the eight original NCCN Guidelines® published in November 1996.

Improved Outcomes in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Due to Advancements in Screening, Diagnosis, Radiology, and Systemic Therapies
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - November 19, 2014) - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has published the 20th annual edition of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), one of the eight original NCCN Guidelines® published in November 1996.

Dr. Kenneth J. Widder Joins Quidel's Board of Directors
Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL), a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced today that Kenneth J. Widder, M.D. has agreed to join Quidel's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Quidel's Board has been expanded to eight members.

Doug Kass Details Tactics and Strategies of Successful Short-Selling and Much More in His New Book Doug Kass on the Market: A Life on TheStreet
HOBOKEN, NJ--(Marketwired - November 17, 2014) -

Houston Plastic Surgeon Reveals Advanced Potential of Juvederm VOLUMA XC
At Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, Houston plastic surgeon Sam Sukkar, MD offers a wide array of injectable options to help patients achieve a more youthful appearance. While there are numerous dermal fillers on the market today to treat wrinkles, lines, and folds and to enhance areas of the face, such as the lips, nose and chin, Dr

bobble Teams Up With College Students Across the Country to Ban the Use of Single-Serve Plastic Bottles Through the #WaterRevolution
Today, bobble, a leading brand in the rapidly growing reusable, self-filtering water bottle category, announces the expansion of the #WaterRevolution program -- an initiative that supports the ban of single-serve plastic water bottles on college campuses. bobble's #WaterRevolution is currently in effect on six college campuses across the country and the brand plans to expand efforts next year.

Plastic Surgeon in Palo Alto Discusses Effects of Weight Loss on Breast Reduction
Skin is similar to a bathing suit, explains Dr. Lauren Greenberg, a plastic surgeon in Palo Alto. It starts out tight with excellent elasticity, but it loses the ability to return to its original shape after time and use, she says. After breast reduction surgery, she states that many women discover a renewed sense of confidence and less discomfort during exercise, which can lead to fat loss

Dermatologists Share Skin Care Tips for Your 40s and 50s
Studies have demonstrated that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning damages the DNA in our skin cells. This not only increases a person's risk for skin cancer, it can also lead to premature skin aging in the form of wrinkles and sun spots. November is National Healthy Skin Month -- the perfect time to learn how to maintain healthy skin care habits.

CORRECTION - Illinois Technology Association (ITA)
In the news release, "Top Student Programmers Named in 2014 ITA Tech Challenge," issued Monday, November 10, 2014, by the Illinois Technology Association, we are advised by the company that the last name of the first place winner should read "Matthews" rather than "Williams" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows.

Printed NCCN Guidelines for Patients(R) Now Available Through Amazon.com
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - November 10, 2014) - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), with the support of the NCCN Foundation®, announces the availability of printed versions of the NCCN Guidelines for Patients® for order on Amazon

Top Student Programmers Named in 2014 ITA Tech Challenge
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) held its fifth annual ITA Tech Challenge programming skills competition on Friday, November 7.

Proteostasis Therapeutics Announces Scientific Publication in Cell Reports
Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc., a company developing novel therapeutics that regulate protein homeostasis to improve outcomes for patients with orphan and neurodegenerative diseases, today announced the publication of its pioneering research study in the field of aging.

TiGenix: Business and Financial Update for the third quarter of 2014
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Medpace expands Executive Management Team, Adding Kurt A. Brykman as COO, CRO Operations; and Jesse Geiger, COO, Laboratory Operations and CFO
Medpace, a global, privately held, full-service contract research organization (CRO) announced it has added Kurt Brykman to its Executive Management team as COO, CRO Operations. In addition, current CFO, Jesse Geiger will take on additional responsibility for Medpace Laboratory Operations in an expanded role. Both positions will report to Dr. August Troendle, current Medpace President and CEO

Houston Plastic Surgeon Discusses Breast Reduction for Both Men and Women
Enlarged or over-sized br**ts is a condition that impacts men as well as women. Many of the patients that visit Dr. Sam Sukkar's Houston plastic surgery practice are men who want to eliminate excess fatty and glandular breast tissue for cosmetic reasons, as well as women who are seeking to alleviate the pain and discomfort often associated with overly large br**ts. In both cases, Dr

NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates to Be Integrated Into Epic's Electronic Health Record
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - October 20, 2014) - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is working with Epic to integrate the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates (NCCN Templates®) into Epic's Beacon Oncology Information System as electronic chemotherapy protocols for use by health care providers.

Award-Winning Architecture and Interior Design Firm, David Woodhouse Architects LLC, Announces Name Change to Woodhouse Tinucci Architects
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - October 20, 2014) - David Woodhouse, FAIA, and Andy Tinucci, AIA, announce their professional partnership with a firm name change. David Woodhouse Architects LLC (DWA) will now be known as Woodhouse Tinucci Architects (www.woodtinarch.com)

Bovie Medical Corporation Closes Strategic $7.0M Equity Investment Through Great Point Partners
Bovie Medical Corporation (the "Company") (NYSE MKT: BVX), a manufacturer and marketer of electrosurgical products, announced today that it completed a $7.0 million funding through Great Point Partners LLC (GPP). Gilford Securities Incorporated acted as sole placement agent.

Digital First Media Names Don Wyatt Vice President of News for Michigan Group
Digital First Media today named Don Wyatt Vice President of News for the Company's Michigan group -- including the Oakland Press, The Macomb Daily, the Morning Sun, and affiliated weekly publications. Mr. Wyatt succeeds Glenn Gilbert, who is retiring in January.

Epilepsy Foundation Leads Project to Improve Understanding of Rare Epilepsies
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - A team led by the Epilepsy Foundation has been approved for a funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop and expand a health data network that will be part of PCORnet: the National Patient-Centered National Clinical Research Network

Dresner Companies Hires Timothy Golomb as Executive Director, Strategic Business Development
Dresner Companies announced today that it has hired Timothy Golomb as Executive Director, Strategic Business Development. Mr. Golomb will support business development strategy, client engagement and advising clients for Dresner Partners, a leading middle-market investment bank, and Dresner Corporate Services, a leading strategic communications firm.

San Jose Plastic Surgeons Say Rise in Breast Augmentation Related to Rate of Satisfactory Results
Dr. Jerome H. Liu and Dr. Tom S. Liu view the consistent increase in popularity of breast augmentation as evidence of continued patient satisfaction with the results of the procedure. At their San Jose plastic surgery practice, Drs

NCCN Receives Esteemed Accreditation for CME Activities
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) -  The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has been surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

Findly Appoints Product Management Expert Jeff Kreutz as Senior Vice President, Products
Findly, the on demand talent market leader and a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, announced today that product management professional Jeff Kreutz has joined the company as senior vice president, Products. In this role, he is responsible for leading the development of Findly's innovative cloud-based talent acquisition solutions.

Workday Appoints Chief Human Resources Officer
Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for global human resources and finance, has appointed Ashley Goldsmith as the company's chief human resources officer (CHRO). Reporting directly to Chairman, Co-Founder, and Co-CEO Aneel Bhusri, Ashley has global responsibility for human resources, internal communications, and the Workday Foundation.

New Medill Justice Project Study Shows Hot Spots Throughout the United States With Higher Rates of Shaken-Baby Syndrome Cases
EVANSTON, IL--(Marketwired - December 10, 2013) - Counties in the United States with higher rates of shaken-baby syndrome cases include Sarpy and Douglas, Neb., Richmond, Ga., Weber, Utah, and Summit, Ohio, The Medill Justice Project discovered in a year-and-a-half long database research project, the findings from which are published today on www.medilljusticeproject.org

Avascent's Stephen Ganyard and Christopher Meissner at the 9th US-Japan CIP Forum
On December 4th, Stephen Ganyard and Christopher Meissner of Avascent participated in the 9th Annual US-Japan Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Forum, organized by the Vanderbilt University Center for US-Japan Studies and Cooperation.

New Data Reveals Compelling Electronic Media Usage Trends Among Hispanic Families
Today, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and the Center on Media and Human Development at Northwestern University release brand new data related to reading and electronic media use in Hispanic households with young children

Robert Border Named Chief Information Officer at SGK
SGK (NYSE: SGK), formerly marketed as Schawk, Inc., a leading global brand development, activation and deployment company that drives brand performance, announced today that it has appointed Robert Border as chief information officer.

John Bartlow Martin Award Now Accepting Entries
EVANSTON, ILL--(Marketwired - November 25, 2013) - The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications is now accepting entries for the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Service Magazine Journalism. 

NCCN Publishes New Patient Resource for Stage 0 Breast Cancer
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - November 25, 2013) - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), with the support of the NCCN Foundation®, announces the availability of NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Stage 0 Breast Cancer -- the latest addition to the library of NCCN Guidelines for Patients® available free-of-charge at NCCN.org/patients

INSEAD LAUNCHES GLOBAL TALENT COMPETITIVENESS INDEX
  GLOBAL AND MOBILE: TALENT RESHAPES THE WORLD ECONOMY

NCCN Qualifies Northside Hospital Cancer Institute for Affiliate Research Project
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - November 21, 2013) - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Affiliate Research Project (ARP), developed by the NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP), has qualified Northside Hospital Cancer Institute for the project

Journal of Communication Disorders Releases First Autism Study of the Son-Rise Program
This week, the Journal of Communication Disorders, revealed findings of the study, Promoting Child-Initiated Social-Communication in Children with Autism: Son-Rise Program Intervention Effects, through Elsevier, the world's leading medical and scientific publisher. The Son-Rise Program was developed for parents by the founders of Autism Treatment Center of America®.

International Conference in Chicago Examines Role of Research Universities in Addressing Urban Challenges

Researchers Receive Grants From NCCN Oncology Research Program Funded Through Onyx Pharmaceuticals
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - November 11, 2013) - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) Oncology Research Program (ORP) recently awarded four research grants to investigators following NCCN ORP Scientific Review Committee analysis of proposals submitted in response to the NCCN Carfilzomib and Oprozomib Request for Proposals (RFP)

Nandan Nilekani Inaugurates BRIDGE BRIEFINGS Series by BRIDGE School of Management
-- BRIDGE School of Management (BRIDGE School) commences first batch of Company sponsored 125 students, at its Gurgaon and Noida Center -- Plans 50 centers in 10 years BRIDGE School of Management held its inaugural session of “BRIDGE BRIEFINGS”, on Wednesday, 11th December 2013 at its first Learning Centre located in the corporate hub- DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon

Hydroxycut Encourages Dieters to Boost Weight Loss With Apps
New technology may help individuals who are seeking to achieve their weight-loss goals stay on course with their plan. According to a recent article from Mashable.com, a new study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine found that dieters assisted by mobile apps achieved greater success than those who utilized traditional progress-tracking methods

AP-Google Scholarship Program Accepting Applications for 2013-14
The Associated Press and Google are seeking candidates for a scholarship program that recognizes student creativity and innovation at the intersection of journalism and technology.

Darien Cosmetic Dentist on Difference Between Dental Implants and Bridges
Dr. James Diette, a cosmetic dentist in Darien, says dental implants provide many benefits when treating cosmetic dental issues. Implants serve a variety of purposes, including replacing missing teeth and securing dentures in place. Dr. Diette assesses the best treatment options for patients based on their individual needs.

Rainmaker Appoints Donald J. Massaro as President and CEO
Rainmaker Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMKR), a leading global cloud e-Commerce company, today announced the appointment of Donald J. Massaro as President and Chief Executive Officer, and member of the company's Board of Directors effective December 11, 2012.

Schawk, Inc. Appoints Michael Larkin Vice President of Business Development
Schawk, Inc. (NYSE: SGK), a leading provider of brand development and deployment services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers, announced that it has appointed Michael Larkin to the position of vice president of business development.

2013 Gator Bowl Brings Fans, Football and Fun to Amelia Island
On January 1, 2013, fans of Northwestern University and Mississippi State University will travel to northeast Florida to celebrate the New Year at the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at Jacksonville Everbank Field. Visitors can score accommodation discounts when they make Amelia Island, located 45 minutes from the stadium, their home base for the game.

New Composite Veneers Offer Affordable Alternative to Chicago Dentistry Patients
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 99.7 percent of Americans believe a smile is an important social asset, while over half of adults are unsatisfied with their smile. In spite of tough economic times, the AACD also estimates that Americans spend approximately $2.75 billion each year on cosmetic dentistry procedures. At his practice in Chicago, cosmetic dentist Dr

Dr. Jeffrey Shuren to Speak at SEMDA 2013 Conference
Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., the Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will speak at the SEMDA 2013 Conference.

Houston Plastic Surgeon Reveals Breast Augmentation as Cornerstone of His Practice
Though he also performs tummy tuck and liposuction procedures, Dr. Philip Straka considers breast augmentation the cornerstone of his Houston plastic surgery practice. Breast augmentation procedures make up the majority of those he performs, and his work has attracted patients not only from the Houston area, but also from around the country.

Wall Street Communications Promotes Branson and Schraad to Account Director Roles
Wall Street Communications today announced that Sunny Branson and Sarah Schraad have been promoted to account director positions. Branson and Schraad will maintain their client-facing responsibilities, while taking on greater roles in personnel training and management as well as development and management of internal processes and procedures.

UPDATE: Bay Area Plastic Surgeon on Cosmetic Surgery for the Ages: How to Shine in One's 30s
As part of her series of age-related tips for patients looking for the right cosmetic enhancement for their needs, Dr. Lauren Greenberg, a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Bay Area and avid blogger, has released the next installment of Cosmetic Surgery for the Ages to help her patients in their thirties look and feel confident. Dr

Bay Area Plastic Surgeon on Cosmetic Surgery for the Ages: How to Shine in One's 30s
As part of her series of age-related tips for patients looking for the right cosmetic enhancement for their needs, Dr. Lauren Greenberg, a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Bay Area and avid blogger, has released the next installment of Cosmetic Surgery for the Ages to help her patients in their thirties look and feel confident. Dr

Top Illinois Tech Students Identified Through 2012 ITA Fall Challenge
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) proudly announces the winners of the 2012 Fall Challenge Presented by Backstop Solutions Group. The Final Challenge brought 55 students to Chicago, introducing them to Illinois technology companies to attract them to the growing Chicago tech industry.

Neovia Logistics Services Appoints Chief Financial Officer
Neovia Logistics Services, a business formerly known as Caterpillar Logistics Services, announced the appointment of Joe Tomczak as Chief Financial Officer.

AMD and the National Academy of Engineering Recognize Engineering Programs With Real-World Relevance
AMD (NYSE: AMD) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) today announced the release of 'Infusing Real World Experiences into Engineering Education,' a compilation of engineering programs at colleges and universities across the nation that incorporates real-world experiences in an effort to better prepare students for a globally competitive workforce

Illinois' Top Technology Professionals Identified at Local Universities
The 2012 ITA Fall Challenge presented by Backstop Solutions Group has identified Illinois' top 50 technology university students. The responsibility lies on the local industry to keep them in Illinois.

Houston Plastic Surgeon Adopts Fifth-Generation Breast Implant
Dr. Sam Sukkar, a practitioner of Houston plastic surgery, has always operated with the goal of high-quality results. Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, his surgical practice, emphasizes to patients the importance of board certification, education and training, experience, and an accredited surgery facility. Dr

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. Announces Appointment of Robert F. Fulton to Board of Directors
Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) today announced the appointment of Robert F. Fulton to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Maxim Group LLC Expands Equity Research Department With the Appointment of a Senior Enterprise Software Analyst
Maxim Group LLC, a leading full service investment banking, securities and wealth management firm, announced the appointment of Brad Sills as a Senior Enterprise Software Analyst.

Kathryn Beiser Joins Hilton Worldwide as Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications
Hilton Worldwide has announced the appointment of Kathryn Beiser as executive vice president of corporate communications. Beginning on December 3, she will oversee external and internal communications and corporate responsibility globally. She will report to Hilton Worldwide’s president and chief executive officer, Christopher J

Poggled Launches New Social Nightlife Site
Poggled, Inc., a Lightbank-funded startup in the nightlife space, is thrilled to announce the new release of poggled.com. Powered by social features like photos, scene tags and even a party meter, Poggled is now the first place to go to plan your next night out.

Research Funding From Federal Government Denied for FDA-Approved PTSD Treatment for Vets
A safe medical treatment that's been in use since 1925 has been successfully applied by Dr. Eugene Lipov (www.ChicagoMedicalInnovations.org) to treat symptoms of PTSD. Called stellate ganglion block (SGB), it involves injecting anesthesia into a cluster of nerves in the patient's neck. Lipov has received FDA approval for its use in treating PTSD.

Cambridge Bioscience Named Exclusive Distributor for NanoInk in the United Kingdom and Ireland
NanoInk's® NanoFabrication Systems Division is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Cambridge Bioscience to serve as its exclusive distributor in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Kent Swanson Joins Newcastle Limited as Chief Financial Officer
Newcastle Limited, the Chicago-based real estate advisory and investment firm, announced today that Kent Swanson has joined Newcastle Limited as the firm's Chief Financial Officer, effective this month

High BP in middle age could predict heart attack or stroke
Men and women who developed high blood pressure in their middle age or who started out with high blood pressure have an estimated 30 percent increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke compared to those who kept their blood pressure low, according to a new study.

Today's teens likely to die younger of heart disease
A new study has revealed that teens of today are more likely to die of heart disease at a younger age than adults.

The Valence Group Appoints Former FMC CEO Bill Walter to its Senior Executive Panel
The Valence Group, a specialist M&A investment bank offering advisory services to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors, today announced the appointment of William “Bill” Walter, former chairman and CEO of specialty chemical manufacturer FMC Corporation, to its Senior Executive Panel (SEP).

Intellectual Property Exchange International Welcomes Corporate and University Founding Members
The Intellectual Property Exchange International, Inc. and related entities (IPXI) announced today commitments from initial Founding Member corporations and universities to sponsor Unit License Rights™ Contracts (ULR Contracts).

Why news of employee misconduct creates whirlwind for companies
People often judge a 'group' mind differently from that of a 'member' which has led to the cropping up of issues like decision-making, blame and moral judgment in companies, political groups and organizations, according to a new study.

Tiger Woods 'benefitted from his superstar status to thrash competition'
Tiger Wood' superstar status hobbles the competition, a new study has found.

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