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World Leaders in Alzheimer’s Innovation to Discuss Progress, Collaboration at DIA Annual Meeting

Horsham, Pa. (PRWEB) June 17, 2013

Without treatment, experts say, the number of Alzheimer’s disease patients worldwide is expected to almost double by 2025 to 34 million people—a startling realization that’s driving global forces to join together to advance research for the debilitating disease before it’s too late.

A number of innovative initiatives hold hope for a promising future in understanding Alzheimer’s, including new ways to implement genome sequencing in research, focus on much-needed support for caregivers and look for novel methods to improve clinical trials. These breakthrough efforts will be discussed on June 26 by U.S. leaders in Alzheimer’s research and regulation in three Advancing Alzheimer’s Innovation sessions at the DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Scientists are now focusing on the interaction of gender, genetic risk factors and biological markers of the disease. Harvard Medical School professors Dr. Rudy Tanzi, director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit of the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease and recently profiled by The Boston Globe and cited as a “rock star of science” by GQ, and Dr. Reisa Sperling, director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will join a panel of experts discussing collaboration to support research at Advancing Alzheimer’s Innovation: A Call to Action.

Tanzi, leader of the Whole Genome Sequencing Project, aims to propel research to identify the genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease—a vital step in discovering a therapy.

“We are taking advantage of cutting-edge technology to discover exactly how our genes determine susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease,” Tanzi said. “This panel will discuss how this key knowledge will pioneer novel drug discovery efforts and pave the future of Alzheimer’s research.”

Sperling is the principal investigator for the first-ever clinical trial aimed at older people who are at genetic risk of developing Alzheimer’s, but who have yet to show symptoms. Sperling will discuss the new era of prevention trials and the importance of studying the role gender may play in developing the disease. The three-year-long clinical trial, launching in November, will be made up of 1,000 older individuals and is funded jointly by the National Institutes of Health and Eli Lilly.

“It is critical to understand the interaction of risk factors and biological markers of disease pathology as we move forward with the trial,” Sperling said.

Adding to the discussion about innovative approaches to treating Alzheimer’s, Dr. Nicholas Kozauer, clinical lead for the Food and Drug Administration’s Division of Neurology Products, will address the need for a regulatory framework for pre-dementia clinical trials. In March, Kozauer published a compelling piece in the New England Journal of Medicine on the need for innovative approaches in trial design and selection as the drug-development community turns its sights on the early stages of the disease.

The session is chaired by Meryl Comer, president of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, which just launched a $ 100,000 Global NeuroDiscovery Challenge to look at gender-based differences in Alzheimer’s. George Vradenburg, chairman of USAgainstAlzheimer’s, will discuss plans to use the G-8 to develop an international approach to address Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Below are the two other June 26 sessions focused on Alzheimer’s treatment and care:

Advancing Alzheimer’s Innovation: Patient Advocacy, Caregiver Support and Health Care System Impact at 1:45 p.m.

New initiatives are responding to the growing stress on caregivers and the need to help individuals remain independent for as long as possible. Robert Feeney, senior director of evidence-based reimbursement for Sanofi, will lead a panel of experts discussing the initiatives that prepare society for the proper care of Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers. The forum will address best practices in delivery of care, whether in institutions or at home.

Advancing Alzheimer’s Innovation: Clinical Development Successes and Challenges at 4 p.m.

Only about 8 percent of drugs that treat diseases—including Alzheimer’s—affecting the central nervous system enter clinical trials and the U.S. market. Innovative approaches to clinical design are needed to advance the success rate of drugs that treat Alzheimer’s. Sperling, discussing the current landscape of Alzheimer’s clinical trials and lessons learned from past trials, will join executives from Eisai Inc., and Merck & Co., to address the challenges encountered in clinical development and recommendations in design to improve the success of clinical trials.

ABOUT DIA: DIA is a neutral, global, professional and member-driven association of nearly 18,000 professionals involved in the discovery, development and life cycle management of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and related health care products. Through our international educational offerings and myriad networking opportunities, DIA provides a global forum for knowledge exchange that fosters the innovation of products, technologies and services to improve health and well-being worldwide. Headquarters are in Horsham, Pa., USA, with offices in Basel, Switzerland; Tokyo, Japan; Mumbai, India; Beijing, China; Washington, D.C.; and Latin America. Visit our website at and follow DIA at: LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Pinterest.



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JJsHouse’s Cocktail Dresses Come With Attractive Discounts Now

(PRWEB) June 02, 2013

JJsHouse has recently launched its cocktail dress promotion to expand its market share. Now, all people can enjoy a discount, up to 61% off, when purchasing cocktail outfits at

JJsHouse runs its business worldwide, and many customers worldwide like its quality wedding outfits and special-occasion dresses. Now, all the cocktail dresses come with great discounts.

JJsHouse’s cocktail outfits include many hot styles, such as sweetheart gowns, A-line dresses, short outfits, and more. The design staff from has incorporated the latest trends in this assortment, so that ladies can find their dream dresses effortlessly to display their finest figures.

“We are very excited to launch a cocktail dress promotion to show our appreciation to all ladies worldwide,” says, Jennifer Nicole, CEO of “New styles, quality fabrics, and the use of new technology have made these new dresses so special in the industry. Cheap cocktail dresses sell well in the present economic environment, and we will release mode designs to enrich our product line soon.”

In addition, custom cocktail dresses are offered by the company. JJsHouse is also offering a great selection of prom dresses, wedding dresses, evening dresses, and more.

JJsHouse is one of the best online shops for wedding dresses and special-occasion gowns at affordable prices. JJsHouse is offering more than 5000 different styles of women’s dresses. Good customer service, high-quality, fast delivery, and competitive prices, are the reasons to choose JJsHouse.

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The Glove Club Recommends Better Infection Control Practices for the Battle Against New Bug

Face Masks from The Glove Club

London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) May 31, 2013

This particular strain of coronavirus has reportedly been responsible for 18 deaths worldwide so far, but the attribute that is causing most concern for the scientific community is the fact that is seems able to pass from person-to-person. The team at The Glove Club are keen to encourage better infection control in light of this development.

The infection can be fatal and is known to bring about severe pneumonia. It has also been connected with cases of kidney failure. Although the source of the infection is not yet known, a report describes how scientists suspect its origin may lie with bats.

The virus has been detected in a number of countries so far, including Qatar, Jordan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, France and the UK.

According to a spokesperson for the World Health Organisation (WHO) the real cause for concern lies in the fact that “different clusters seen in multiple countries increasingly support the hypothesis that when there is close contact this novel coronavirus can transmit from person-to-person.”

What does this mean for healthcare institutions, public spaces, workplaces and ordinary individuals? The team at The Glove Club, one of the UK’s leading providers of infection control supplies, is to take hygiene standards even more seriously.

Where stringent hygiene policies are already in place – for instance, in care homes and hospitals – it is a question of managing stocks of infection control products and cleaning products efficiently, as well as making sure staff training in standards is up to date.

In other environments, like offices, homes and public spaces, a more proactive approach to infection control is advised to limit the ways in which dangerous infections can be spread in busy environments.

About Glove Club Ltd

The Glove Club has been a manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of medical grade disposable products since 1994. Its experience and expertise of supplying products to a wide range of customers makes it a cut above the rest. In its 18 extensive years of business they have been a leader in latex, nitrile and vinyl gloves, all made to a medical grade (AQL 1.5) and many everyday disposables like masks, paper towels and aprons. They supply to dental practices, nursing homes, funeral directors, veterinaries, hospitals, GP’s and even the general public.

Users of disposable consumables can contact The Glove Club on 0500 456 832 or by accessing the new website at

Manoj Parmar, Marketing Manager

Glove Club Ltd

+44 208 991 4303


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LMS Thinking MD Tim Kennedy Named Keynote Speaker at Texas Entrepreneur Event

Tim Kennedy

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 17, 2013

The Hyatt Place Fort Worth in Texas will play host to the bi-annual Entrepreneurs seminar on May 19th 2013. The venue holds a stunning and efficient conference centre with free wifi access for all guests. The Hyatt prides itself of bringing like-minded individuals together in innovative ways for business meetings and corporate events.

The seminar will see managing director of the boutique sales and marketing agency, LMS Thinking, as a keynote speaker. Tim Kennedy will speak on ‘Understanding Your Target Market’, an area he has a great deal of knowledge and experience in. The entrepreneur has successful businesses in three of the largest and most competitive international markets in the world, New York, London and Sydney.

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Having grown up in the small town of Wagga Wagga in New South Wales in Australia, Tim Kennedy was an ambitious individual driven by his motivation to see the world. At just 19, he left Australia and moved to London to start his own business. Focusing on direct sales, Kennedy is experienced in business to business and business to consumer sales. In 2012 he expanded his business LMS Thinking, which specialises in recruiting, training and managing a nationwide sales force, into New York. Earlier this year saw the opening of LMS Thinking in Sydney.

By hosting the Entrepreneur seminar in Texas, the event should contribute towards developing the ‘Lone Star’ state’s rapidly growing and evolving entrepreneurial sector. Since 2008, Texas has soared into the top 10 rankings of the State Entrepreneurial Index, passing 26 states in the process. (

Entrepreneur Tim Kennedy has goals to live and work between London, Sydney, New York and Los Angeles. His extensive experience in the teaching and training makes Kennedy a motivational and inspirational speaker. After attending Tim Kennedy’s lecture at the Entrepreneur seminar in Texas on May 19th attendees should gain a clearer understanding of target markets and be inspired to follow in Kennedy’s footsteps by developing their businesses into other markets across the globe.

LMS Thinking’s aim is to continually improve all aspects of the industry the firm operate their outsourced services and have plans to expand to Singapore in 2014.


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Dyson Medic Names Manchester Vacs Recommended Dyson Spare Parts Retailer

Manchester, England (PRWEB) May 11, 2013

The specialist Dyson vacuum cleaner spare parts specialists have re-launched their online spare parts store.

Already the largest independent retail Dyson spare parts suppliers in the north of England, Manchester Vacs have now extended their product ranges even further. The spares listings now cover every upright model Dyson have produced from the DC01 right up to the DC50, whilst adding spares also for non-UK cylinder models such as the DC29.

The range of Dyson spare parts now supplied by Manchester Vacs far exceed what Dyson themselves make available to the public, and they also offer many spare parts that Dyson refuse to make available even to the trade. You can buy the DC25 brushroll motors from Manchester Vacs that no other UK Dyson spare parts supplier is able to source.

Recycled Dyson spare parts have always been a large part of the Manchester Vacs business model. Despite getting larger over the years, that hasn’t changed. The new online store still features many recycled and reconditioned parts. Customer feedback suggested that people enjoy not only saving money, but also being green at the same time. Recycled parts are a great way to do that. It is claimed that each of us throws away over three tonnes of broken electrical appliances during the course of our lives. Repairing and extending the life of your Dyson is green. It’s a small cog in the large machine that is our future sustainability.

The online store has now opened its doors to the world market making it easier for customers in Australia, the USA and elsewhere to source hard-to-find Dyson spare parts right from the home of Dyson: England. Manchester Vacs will also ship to some countries that many parts suppliers refuse to trade with such as Russia and Ukraine.

“Manchester Vacs supplies Dyson parts that are simply not available anywhere else. They were the first to sell brushroll removal tools in the UK, and they are the first to sell DC25 Johnson brushroll motors and PCB’s. They continue to innovate and turn the Dyson spares market on its head.” wrote Angus Black, the author of the ‘Unofficial Dyson DC07 Workshop Manual’ and spokesperson for – the oldest Dyson review site on the internet.

Manchester Vacs also give their site visitors and customers access to a global internet advice forum for Dyson enthusiasts and repairers. Its many hundreds of active members, expert advisors and experienced contributors from the US, Australia, Canada, South Africa and the UK, can advise the DIY repairer free of charge.

The new online Dyson spare parts shop at Manchester Vacs gives customers access to a highly innovative predictive search feature allowing them to find the parts they need with ease. Delivery is free on all UK orders over £25. They have also slashed three hundred prices across the store and now stand as one of the most competitive Dyson spare parts specialists on the internet.

The all new Manchester Vacs Dyson spare parts online shop is now open for business at

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Are we really competing globally? Prospective international student decision making?


London, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 2 May 2013

Today Hobsons the leader in recruitment, communication and student success solutions for higher education announced the key findings of the first survey of international students to the UK; Competing Globally: Understanding Prospective International Student Decision Making.

Duncan Findlater, Director of Product and Client Services said, “To date, there has been little research and therefore poor data on prospective international student behaviour and decision making. Working with our partner universities, we have been able to mobilise a unique data set of prospective international students.”

The competition for international students is becoming increasingly complex and is under the spotlight like never before.

There is a perceived threat to the UK from courses in English in non-English speaking countries and government initiatives in Canada and Australia to attract more international students.

In March 2013, over 70,000 prospective international students who had enquired within the last two years to 15 different UK universities were asked about their perceptions and expectations of study in the UK.

Key findings include:

The primary motivation for students wanting to study in the UK was to improve job prospects in their home country. Only 6% were identified as being primarily interested in moving to their study destination permanently.
78% of students could switch destination country if visa regulations were tightened.
There are seven definable and distinct types of students looking to study in the UK, each of whom weighed information they have on the country and the university in different ways.
Students overwhelmingly choose course before country; critically nearly three quarters decide where to go after they apply, meaning that there is still significant scope to influence their final decision post application.
The most important source for information is the university website followed by direct electronic communication; the latter was more than twice as important as social media.
The main countries also considered by students looking to study in the UK were the US, Canada and Australia. Other European countries were considered by less than 1% of students.

Duncan Findlater: “This survey has allowed us to put student decision making and expectations of UK study in the spotlight for the first time. The international student recruitment market is one of fine margins and anything that we can do to better understand student decision making, to allay their fears and encourage their hopes will be beneficial for our own institutions and the UK as a whole.”

For a summary report you can visit or follow us @HobsonsEMEA

For more information or to discuss how we may be able to help you better understand international student decision making or support your enquiry or offer conversion activity, please contact Marie Clark, Head of Marketing and Communications at Hobsons on 020 7250 6622 or marie.clark(at)hobsons(dot)com


About Us

Hobsons is an education software and services company dedicated to helping educators, administrators, students, and families maximise success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. Our solutions assist millions of students across more than 7,500 schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.

Our enquiry and offer conversion service focuses on responding to and managing relationships with all of a university’s prospective students at enquiry and offer stage. We support institutions to convert more students into qualified applicants and ultimately enrolled students.

Institutions that use Hobsons’ enquiry and offer conversion service saw their non–EU students increase over 2011-2012 at an average of 4.5%. Institutions working with us saw growth rates for their non-EU student numbers four times higher than those that don’t.

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