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News Article | May 11, 2017

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is thrilled to announce its 20 Walk4Hearing events across the nation this year, including two new locations in Buffalo, New York and Louisville, Kentucky. The HLAA Walk4Hearing has raised more than $12 million and welcomed nearly 80,000 walkers since 2006, making it the nation’s largest and fastest-growing hearing loss fundraising and public awareness Walk in the country. Registration is easy (and free) at Funds raised support programs and services for people with hearing loss such as financial assistance for hearing aids and hearing assistive technologies, live captioning, and advocacy efforts on federal and state levels. Join us in stepping up for hearing loss by accomplishing one of the following: Thank you to the following 2017 Walk4Hearing National Sponsors for their support: The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded in 1979, opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support. In addition to the Walk4Hearing, HLAA publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions (the HLAA2017 Convention is June 22-25 in Salt Lake City, Utah), advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss, and has an extensive network of chapters and state organizations across the country. The national headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301.657.2248 or visit

News Article | May 17, 2017

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Consumers with hearing loss are invited to HLAA2017, the largest communication-accessible educational program and trade show for people with hearing loss in the country, hosted by the Hearing Loss Association of America. Real-time captions and hearing loop technology will be in use in all workshops and plenary sessions at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center and host hotel, Little America. In a pre-Convention statement,” HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley said, “The HLAA Convention is an event many people look forward to each year -- from people with hearing loss, to companies and sponsors who want to showcase their products, to presenters who have the latest to share on hearing loss. We all come together where everyone can "hear" and realize there is hope to living well with hearing loss." Advanced registration is open through May 31 after which registration is welcome on-site at the Salt Palace Convention Center located at 100 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit the Convention page to find registration information, schedule-at-a-glance, workshop descriptions and more. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded in 1979, opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support. In addition to the Convention, HLAA produces Walk4Hearing events in 20 cities, publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss, and has an extensive network of chapters and state organizations across the country. The national headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone 301.657.2248 or visit

News Article | May 4, 2017

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio market research analysts forecast the global human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing transplant market to grow at a CAGR of more than 9% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The market study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global HLA typing transplant market for 2017-2021. The report also lists systems and software as the two major product segments. According to Srinivas Sashidar, a lead analyst at Technavio for in-vitro diagnostics research, “The increasing demand for organ transplantation has driven the sales of HLA typing tests. The growing incidence of chronic diseases such as kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, coronary artery disease, and acute and chronic hepatitis among all age groups has increased the need for HLA typing to reduce the graft rejection cases.” Technavio’s insights help you make informed business decisions: Buy this report now Technavio reports answer key questions relating to market size and growth, drivers and trends, top vendors, challenges, and more. Their analysts continuously monitor and evaluate the market landscape to help businesses assess their competitive position. Technavio analysts highlight the following three market drivers that are contributing to the growth of the global HLA typing transplant market: The demand for tissue and organs such as bone marrow, heart, liver, kidney, and lungs is very high worldwide. The increasing rate of alcohol consumption, unhealthy lifestyles and food habits, and drug intake are the leading causes of organ failure. In addition, the rise in older adult population results in increased demand for organs for transplantation. According to a combined study conducted by the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hepatology, Loyola University Medical Center; Department of Preventive Health Sciences, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago; and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan Health System, in 2015, liver cirrhosis is one of the major factors of death in the US. As a part of the treatment, a person might undergo liver transplantation procedure. For liver recipients, HLA testing is conducted to match the HLAA, HLA B, and HLA DR LOCi. It is safe when the HLA of both organ donor and recipient matches as it reduces the graft rejection cases. The development of new and improved transplantation products, such as organ preservation solution for particular organs, tissue typing technology (HLA typing), and surgical medical instruments, drives the market growth. Also, the advances in PCR, such as improvements in system design and advanced assay development, provide high accuracy and efficiency in tissue typing. The advancement in transplant technology increases patient safety and monitors organ functioning. This ultimately increases the post-transplant recovery period. The growing acquisition of small hospitals has helped to increase organ transplantation, wound care, and transplant diagnosis in the market, which has indirectly impacted the growth of HLA typing transplant market positively. Tier 1 hospitals acquire small specialized hospitals, which helps to train the healthcare staff, physicians, and nurses. It also helps to meet growing patient needs by providing a range of patient monitoring equipment. “The presence of skilled professionals in these hospitals encourages people to opt for these smaller specialty hospitals. The skills and techniques used by professional healthcare providers have improved with the increasing number of M&As. It helped the global HLA typing transplant market to grow,” says Srinivas. Become a Technavio Insights member and access all three of these reports for a fraction of their original cost. As a Technavio Insights member, you will have immediate access to new reports as they’re published in addition to all 6,000+ existing reports covering segments like oncology, vaccines, and urology devices. This subscription nets you thousands in savings, while staying connected to Technavio’s constant transforming research library, helping you make informed business decisions more efficiently. Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. 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Gomez-Acevedo S.,Institute Ecologia | Rico-Arce L.,HLAA | Delgado-Salinas A.,National Autonomous University of Mexico | Magallon S.,National Autonomous University of Mexico | Eguiarte L.E.,Institute Ecologia
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution | Year: 2010

The interaction between Acacia and Pseudomyrmex is a textbook example of mutualism between ants and plants, nevertheless aspects of its evolutionary biology have not been formally explored. In this paper we analyze primarily the phylogenies of both New World Acacia and of their associated species of ants, and the geographic origin of this mutualism. Until now, there has been no molecular analysis of this relationship in terms of its origin and age. We analyzed three chloroplast markers (matK, psaB-rps14, and trnL-trnF) on a total of 70 taxa of legumes from the subfamily Mimosoideae, and two nuclear regions (long-wavelength rhodopsine and wingless) on a total of 43 taxa of ants from subfamily Pseudomyrmecinae. The monophyly of subgenus Acacia and within the New World lineages that of the myrmecophilous Acacia group was established. In addition, our results supported the monophyly of the genus Pseudomyrmex and of the associated acacia-ants P. ferrugineus group. Using Bayesian methods and calibration data, the estimated divergence times for the groups involved in the mutualism are: 5.44 ± 1.93 My for the myrmecophilous acacias and 4.58 ± 0.82 My for their associated ant species, implying that their relationship originated in Mesoamerica between the late Miocene to the middle Pliocene, with eventual diversification of both groups in Mexico. © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

D'Eeckenbrugge G.C.,CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development | Govaerts R.,HLAA
Phytotaxa | Year: 2015

To clarify the last pineapple classification, which only recognizes the tetraploid crownless A. macrodontes and the diploid A. comosus, with three cultivated and two wild botanical varieties, we re-establish A. comosus var. microstachys and revise ancient synonymies, underlining misinterpretations and distinguishing horticultural names from botanical names whenever possible. © 2015 Magnolia Press.

Calvillo-Canadell L.,National Autonomous University of Mexico | Cevallos-Ferriz S.R.S.,National Autonomous University of Mexico | Rico-Arce L.,HLAA
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology | Year: 2010

A diverse biota included in the amber of the early Miocene La Quinta Formation, Simojovel de Allende, Chiapas, Mexico, includes nicely preserved flowers of the legume genus Hymenaea (Caesalpinioideae: Detarieae), the same plant that produced the amber-forming resin. Our observations confirm the presence of two distinct species. Hymenaea mexicana Poinar and Brown is characterized by sub-equal clawed petals, and a verrucose and basally hirsute ovary, resembling the flower of extant Hymenaea verrucosa Gaertner (section Trachylobium), an African species. In contrast, the new species Hymenaea allendis Calvillo-Canadell, Cevallos-Ferriz & Rico-Arce is distinguished by its prominent nectariferous disc, and smooth glabrous ovary, thus resembling Hymenaea courbaril L. (section Hymenaea) with an American lineage of the genus. Different maturation stages of these flowers are preserved, with recognition of a development series that parallels that of extant relatives. Presence of these two species of Hymenaea, ca. 23 my ago in southern Mexico has interesting biogeographic implications for the development and history of neotropical floras during the mid-Cenozoic. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

The Hearing Loss Association of America, California State Association, Inc. (HLAA-CA) announces its participation in the California Academy of Audiology (CAA) 16th Annual Statewide Conference at the Double Tree by Hilton in San Jose, California, on September 10-12, 2015.

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