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The CMTA Forms Alliance With Genzyme to Pursue Development of a Therapy for Hereditary Neuropathy
The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA), a registered 501c3 serving the hereditary neuropathy patient community (, announces the formation of an alliance with Genzyme, a Sanofi company (, to discover therapies for CMT1A.

ValueSelling Associates Announces New Addition to North America
ValueSelling Associates, creator of the ValueSelling Framework®, has tapped Joe Huber to join the organization. Joe Huber, a certified facilitator of the ValueSelling instructor-led training program, will develop new business opportunities for North American markets.

Allergy Partners Hang New Shingle: Veteran Allergist Dr. Bruce Prenner, Dr. Jennifer Pendleton & Staff Relocate to Mission Valley
After more than 30 years of being based in the Alvarado Medical vicinity, doctors Bruce Prenner and Jennifer Pendleton have relocated to Mission Valley, where patients will be able to visit their state-of-the-art medical facility in the heart of San Diego.

MedStar Sports Medicine Partners With US Lacrosse; Top Lacrosse Experts Participate in Live Online Forum to Raise Awareness and Reduce Risk of Sports Injury
MedStar Sports Medicine, in partnership with the US Lacrosse, will host the 2014 Head and ACL Injury Webcast, a free online forum focused on top safety issues for today's lacrosse athletes, parents and coaches. Streaming live on the web on Wednesday, May 21, from 7 to 8 p.m

MorrisAnderson Appoints New Director and Associate Director
MorrisAnderson, a leading financial and operational advisory firm, announced today that David Interdonato, 32, has joined the firm to serve as director and Mark Briden, 27, as associate director.

RGA Announces Opening of Liaison Office in Turkey
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA) is pleased to announce the opening of its newest operation in Istanbul, Turkey, and the hire of Gokhan Ozum as its General Manager.

Nicox Strengthens Ophthalmic Portfolio with Immco Diagnostics' Proprietary Test in the Dry Eye Market Exclusive North American Agreement with rest of the world option
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First Wave Products Group Introduces New and Improved First Crush
Manufactured by First Wave Products Group, LLC, First Crush revolutionizes the med pass process making it faster and easier. First Crush provides a cleaner and more effective method for mixing tablet medications into food and tubes while producing over 200% more fine powder than the competition (Independent Analysis: Penn State Univ. 2009).

Graphene Proves to Be a "Green" Alternative
In an IEEE Spectrum article, graphene has been shown to be an effective rustproofing agent for both steel and copper. The research was conducted to find an environmentally friendly method compared to chrome electroplating.

Long Island Dentistry Practice Welcomes New Doctors
The Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates, a center for general, cosmetic, restorative, and pediatric dentistry in Long Island, has announced the introduction of two new doctors to their staff, Dr. Lori Paires and Dr. Navid Baradarian. Dedicated to providing the most advanced, effective treatments available, the practice says it is excited to welcome Drs

Rockland NY Credit Union Appoints COO
Palisades Federal Credit Union, the largest Rockland County based Credit Union, has named Anthony Kurdziel Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Member Services.

Genetic origins of Parkinson's disease identified
Researchers have discovered how mutations in the parkin gene lead to the incurable Parkinson's disease.

Social media suspected to be behind spread of twitching disorder
A strange outbreak of twitching disorder in upstate New York may be spreading through social media as a kind of subconscious mimicry, say experts.

Straight No Chaser Announces Spring Tour 2012; North American Dates Celebrate "SIX PACK: VOLUME 2" out November 29; Group to Perform on 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; Fall Tour 2011 Currently Underway
ATCO/Atlantic recording group Straight No Chaser has announced details of their upcoming Spring Tour 2012. The North American dates begin March 6th at the Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and then continue through late May (see itinerary below)

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Report Finds Incredible Value in College Town Living
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC today released its 2011 College Home Listing Report (College HLR), which ranks college towns across the country in home affordability. The report provides the average home listing prices for three-bedroom, two-bathroom properties that were listed for sale on coldwellbanker

Leading Scholars George G. Triantis and Robert W. Gordon Join the Stanford Law School Faculty
Stanford Law School today announced that two leading legal scholars have joined the faculty. They are commercial law scholar George G. Triantis and legal historian Robert W. Gordon. Both are appointed as professors of law and will begin teaching at Stanford fall quarter 2011.

Pornification of women in media far exceeds that of men
A study has found that there is a huge increase in the number of intensely sexualised images of women in the media.

'Comfort food' can actually fight loneliness
A new study has found that 'comfort foods' such as mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, meatloaf may be bad for your arteries, but they are good for your heart and emotions.

Fortify HIT Contracts With Education and Ethics to Protect Patient Safety, Say Informatics Experts
An original and progressive report on health information technology (HIT) vendors, their customers and patients, published online today, makes ground-breaking recommendations for new practices that target the reduction or elimination of tensions that currently mar relationships between many HIT vendors and their customers, specifically with regard to indemnity and error management of HIT systems

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Survey Finds New Trend in College Towns: "Parent Investors" Buying Homes vs. Spending on Rent or Dorms
Every fall, parents wave goodbye as their college-bound kids pack up their belongings, make the drive down university lane and prepare for football games, mid-terms and freedom. While college living is often associated with dorms and campus housing, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC discovered that many parents are opting to purchase a home rather than spend money on rent or dorm fees

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