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New data demonstrate sustained long-term efficacy of OFEV®* on slowing disease progression and safety in patients with IPF
Business Wire IndiaAn interim analysis of the INPULSIS®-ON extension trial has confirmed the efficacy and safety of OFEV®* (nintedanib) previously observed in the INPULSIS® trials

India, Pakistan and UK Students Collaborate to Design Sustainable Ventures on Women Safety at the International Social Innovation Challenge
Business Wire IndiaThe Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship at O.P.  Jindal Global University recently hosted, the International Social Innovation Challenge (ISIC-15), designed around the theme of ‘Empowering Women through Safer Communities

Dream A Dream to Host International Conference to Explore Creative Methods to Empower Young People for the 21st Century
Business Wire IndiaDream A Dream, a 15-year old NGO focused on developing Life Skills amongst the most vulnerable populations of young people in India, is hosting an International conference titled Change The Script on February 13-14, 2015 in Bangalore. The conference will bring together over 15 eminent speakers from across the world and over 150 participants from across India

OFEV® (nintedanib*) approved in the EU for the treatment of IPF
Business Wire IndiaBoehringer Ingelheim today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved nintedanib* for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), following an expedited review and positive CHMP opinion on 20 November 2014. Nintedanib* will be marketed in the EU under the brand name OFEV®

Statoil ASA: Election to Statoil's board of directors
In a meeting in the Corporate Assembly of Statoil ASA (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) on 20 August 2015Wenche Agerup was elected as a new member of Statoil's board of directors.

Statoil ASA: Recommendation from Statoil's nomination committee
The nomination committee in Statoil (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) recommends that the company's corporate assembly elects Wenche Agerup as a new member of Statoil's board of directors.

In Honor of Earth Month 'Power to the People With Johan Norberg' Premieres Nationally on Public Television's 'WORLD Channel' Monday, April 27
As developing countries escape poverty and march toward prosperity and better lives, more people than ever are in need of energy for their homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses, as well as to connect to the global economy. But how will we provide enough power to all the people who need it while still protecting our environment?

'Power to the People With Johan Norberg' Explores the Challenges of Supplying an Energy-Hungry World on Public Television Stations Starting January 23, 2015
As developing countries escape poverty and march toward prosperity and better lives, more people than ever are in need of energy for their homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses, as well as to connect to the global economy. But how will we provide enough power to all the people who need it while still protecting our environment?

Nintedanib* receives positive CHMP opinion in European Union for the treatment of IPF
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IPF Phase III results published in NEJM show nintedanib* slows disease progression
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CloudPay Appoints IT Expert Gareth Hughes as New Chief Technology Officer
CloudPay, the world's only cloud-based platform for integrated global payroll and payments, today announced that Gareth Hughes, currently the company's Head of Development, has been appointed to the role of chief technology officer (CTO)

Unirisx Further Expands Sales Presence in EMEA
Unirisx, LLC (Unirisx), a leading global provider of SaaS-based, full policy management solutions for the property and casualty (P&C) insurance marketplace, is pleased to announce the company is further expanding its sales presence in the EMEA market with the addition of Alex Williams as Senior Vice President of Sales.

Clinical study with Biotie's BTT1023 in primary sclerosing cholangitis awarded external grant funding
Biotie Therapies Corp.        Stock Exchange Release  24 July 2014 at 3.15 p.m.

Ayasdi Partners With IMI's U-BIOPRED Consortium to Help Patients With Severe Asthma
-- Bio-IT -- Ayasdi (www.ayasdi.com) today announced that it has partnered with Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)'s Unbiased Biomarkers for the Prediction of Respiratory Disease Outcomes (U-BIOPRED) initiative to find new insights to ensure better outcomes for patients with severe asthma

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Recommends Covidien’s BIS Brain Monitoring System

Chief executive 'churn' revealed as 'myth'
The belief that company chief executives are highly vulnerable to being attracted to a higher paying role and regularly jump ship to other top jobs is a myth, a new study has discovered.

Stressful lifestyle may trigger Alzheimer's
Stressful lifestyles could be the key trigger to set off the incurable Alzheimer's disease, researchers say.

Southampton Varsity researchers awarded over 28K pounds for new dementia study
Scientists in Southampton are beginning a new study to shed light on the role of the immune system in Alzheimer's disease, thanks to a grant of 28,656 pounds from Alzheimer's Research UK, the UK's leading dementia research charity.

Vitamin D insufficiency in mothers may lead to chubbier kids
Children tend to have more body fat during childhood if their mother has low levels of Vitamin D during pregnancy, a new study has revealed.

A fish a day 'may keep the doctor away'
Most people, whether healthy or having cardiovascular disease (CVD), would benefit from the regular consumption of oily fish, scientists have concluded.

Starvation during infancy 'may up risk of cardiac complications later in life'
In a new study, scientists have tried to make new strategies to identify people who experienced intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and starvation during childhood at greatest risk of developing long term heart complications.

Southampton varsity project could herald cheaper and more efficient biotechnology
A team of chemists from the Universities of Southampton and Oxford have been awarded over 4 million pounds to develop a new technique for 'clicking' DNA and RNA (along with DNA and proteins, one of the three major macromolecules that are essential for all known forms of life) segments together.

Improper condom use becoming global health issue
Researchers have raised concern on the worldwide prevalence of improper condom use, such as not wearing it throughout sex or putting it on upside down.

Southampton researchers identify key peptides that could lead to a universal vaccine for influenza
Researchers at the University of Southampton, University of Oxford and Retroscreeen Virology Ltd have discovered a series of peptides, found on the internal structures of influenza viruses that could lead to the development of a universal vaccine for influenza, one that gives people immunity against all strains of the disease, including seasonal, avian, and swine flu.

Black holes could 'change gear' to produce and distribute energy
By studying two active black holes, researchers at the SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research have gathered evidence that suggests that each black hole can change between two different regimes, like changing the gears of an engine.

Southampton Varsity study takes novel approach to transform cities to low carbon pathways
Researchers at the University of Southampton are embarking on a low carbon engineering project that could transform the way cities are built, as well as the way we live in them. The work will provide pathways of new engineering and social solutions that test acceptability and coherence for low carbon living.

India among top 10 countries likely to be worst hit by asteroid impact
In a new study, scientists have identified the countries that are most likely to be worst hit by the catastrophic damage caused by asteroids.

Potential target to lower risk of high blood pressure identified
University of Southampton scientists have discovered a new process that controls the ability of arteries to regulate blood pressure.

Sounds of Mars and Venus revealed for first time
Using the tools and techniques of physics and mathematics, researchers including one of Indian origin have for the first time created the natural sounds of other worlds, including lightning on Venus to whirlwinds on Mars and ice volcanoes on Saturn's moon, Titan.

Southampton varsity research could significantly reduce the need for clinical animal testing
Scientists from the University of Southampton will start a new study in June to develop a laboratory-based system, known as assays, which will accurately predict immune responses to these drugs. These assays would be used to pre-screen candidate drugs and reduce the need for testing on animals.

Modest rainfall reductions may have caused collapse of classic Maya civilization
The disintegration of the Maya Civilization may have been related to relatively modest reductions in rainfall.

'Genius' Brit girl age 4 joins Mensa with IQ of 159
A four-year-old girl has stunned academicians with an IQ of 159, just one point below Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.

Titanic disaster 'may not happen again'
A seafaring catastrophe as dreadful as Titanic is unlikely to happen again, according to an Indian origin scientist.

Knovel Expands Academic Customers in EMEA
Queen Mary, University of London, The University of Southampton and The University of the West of England are among a growing number of Universities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which over the last six months have added Knovel to their engineering and science reference libraries. Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools.

Exotic creatures found living at deep-sea vent in Indian Ocean
Scientists have captured remarkable images of life from one of the most inhospitable spots in the ocean - volcanic underwater vents - sometimes called black smokers.

Geoengineering could save Earth from global warming
Reflecting a small amount of sunlight back into space before it strikes the Earth's surface could reverse global warning, a new study has claimed.

Southampton Varsity develops revolutionary ultra-sonic nozzle that will change the way water cleans
A team of scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a revolutionary ultrasonic attachment for taps, which massively enhances the ability of water to clean.

Southampton Varsity's research proves aspirin reduces cancer rates in people with hereditary risk
Research has finally provided proof that taking a regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in people with a family history of the disease by around 60 per cent.

Vaccine for chlamydia comes closer to reality
UK researchers have made a breakthrough in accessing the chlamydial genome and believe it could pave the way for new treatments and the development of a vaccine for the sexually transmitted disease.

Southampton Varsity to probe diesel pollution-global decline of honey bees link
Scientists are investigating a possible link between tiny particles of pollution found in diesel fumes and the global collapse of honey bee colonies.

How London's trees are improving air quality by filtering out pollutants
Scientists at the University of Southampton have shown how London's trees can improve air quality by filtering out pollution particulates, which are damaging to human health.

Southampton Varsity research reveals new ways to treat blood cancers
Researchers from the University of Southampton have been awarded 115,000-pounds by the blood cancer charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research for a project looking for new ways to treat the most common form of leukaemia.

Southampton Varsity says every third women with secondary breast cancer needlessly living in pain
New research released by Breast Cancer Care and the University of Southampton reveals that more than a third (34 per cent) of women with secondary breast cancer are unnecessarily living with uncontrolled pain.

Archaeologists uncover huge 2nd century Roman shipyard in Italy
Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of a large Roman shipyard while leading an international excavation of Portus - the ancient port of the city.

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