AsiaNet Daily Summary – Press Releases for Tuesday, April 1, 2008

SYDNEY, April 1 / AsiaNet/ – LANDMARK TRIAL… INGELHEIM: The results of the landmark ONTARGET Trial have proven that telmisartan, brand name MICARDIS, a modern angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), is as protective as the current gold standard, ramipril, in reducing the risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, stroke, and hospitalisation for congestive heart failure in... [Read More...]

Thomson Scientific Begins Expansion of Web of Science

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, April 1/PRNewswire–AsiaNet/ – 162 New Journals Enrich Current Coverage With Regional Perspective Thomson Scientific, a leading provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, today announced that 162 regional social science journals have been added to Web of Science. The newly identified collection contains journals... [Read More...]

Landmark Trial ONTARGET(R) Proves Telmisartan is as Protective…

INGELHEIM, April 1 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ – – From ONTARGET(R) it May be Concluded That Telmisartan can Prevent Every 5th Serious Cardiovascular Event – Results of 25,620 Patient Study ONTARGET(R) (ONgoing Telmisartan Alone and in Combination With Ramipril Global Endpoint Trial) Presented Today at the 57th Annual Scientific Session of the American College... [Read More...]

Australia’s New International Airline to Take Off with Flights…

BRISBANE, March 31/Medianet International-AsiaNet/ – V Australia Announces LAX-SYD as Launch Route From December · The Virgin Blue Group introduces V Australia, its new premium three class international airline · Los Angeles-Sydney to be V Australia Airlines’ launch route from 15 December 2008* · V Australia Airlines to offer a boutique style three class option Australia’s... [Read More...]

Covanta Energy Names Allard M. Nooy President Covanta Asia Pac…

SHANGHAI, April 1 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ – Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA), a world leader in the development and operation of large scale Energy-from-Waste and renewable energy projects, today announced the appointment of Allard M. Nooy to the position of President Covanta Asia Pacific for its principal subsidiary, Covanta Energy Corporation. Mr. Nooy’s appointment is effective... [Read More...]

Pericom Expands PCIe Offering With Industry First One Chip PCI…

SHANGHAI, April 1 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ – New SBridge product family offers complete one chip cost effective design solution for expanding UART market requirements INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM — Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: PSEM), a worldwide preferred supplier of PCI Express technology used for switching, timing, bridging and signal integrity, today announced... [Read More...]

First Statin Monotherapy to Achieve Regression of Coronary Ath…

LONDON, March 31 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ – ASTEROID Studied the Effect of Intensive CRESTOR(TM) Therapy on Atherosclerosis CRESTOR(TM) (rosuvastatin) is the only statin to show regression of coronary atherosclerosis in a major clinical study. That result, which was based on intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) data from the ASTEROID study, has now been expanded... [Read More...]

Significant Reductions in Mortality and Cardiovascular Events …

LONDON, March 31 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ – Lowering the blood pressure of elderly patients could cut their total mortality by a fifth and their rate of cardiovascular events by a third, according to a new study presented today at the American College of Cardiology in Chicago and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine. The 3,845 patient Hypertension in the Very Elderly... [Read More...]

Major Upgrade to avast! antivirus Released

LONDON and PRAGUE, March 31 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ – ALWIL Software a.s. is Pleased to Announce the Next Major Release of avast! antivirus, avast! 4.8. avast! antivirus 4.8 is a major technology upgrade to the avast! product line, which includes the addition of anti-spyware detection, certified by West Coast Lab’s Checkmark process, and the implementation of... [Read More...]

Australian Medical Journal Published Study Finds Skins(TM) Com…

BOULDER, Colo., March 31 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ – Study Reveals Skins(TM) Improves Circulation While Decreasing Leg Pain Elite athletes travel — a lot. And when competitive professionals arrive at their destination, they’re on the field within hours. In professional sports, there’s no time for jet-lag recovery, no time to rehydrate, and refocus; no time for aches, pain... [Read More...]

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