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Point

The smallest unit of price change quoted, or one one-hundredth of a percent. Related: Minimum price fluctuation and tick.

Point

A way of conceptualizing price changes in the trading of securities. For stocks, a point corresponds to $1, while for bonds it indicates a 1% change relative to the face value. For example, if one states that GE rose two points on Thursday, this means that it rose $2. See also: Tick.

point

A change in the value of a security or a security index or average. For common and preferred stocks a point represents a change of $1. For bonds a point represents a 1% change in face value. For example, a one-point decline in a $1,000 principal amount bond translates to a $10 decline in price. For stock averages and indexes a point represents a unit of movement and is best interpreted as a percent of the beginning value. For example, a 100-point decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average that started the day at 10,000 represents a 1% fall in the average.
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Overall survival as an end point requires a larger study population and a longer assessment period, whereas the use of NT-proBNP as a surrogate end point, with survival as a follow-up, may require less than half the time," commented Giampaolo Merlini, MD, of the Amyloidosis Research and Treatment Center at the University of Pavia and IRCCS Policlinico San Mateo in Italy.
Although the development of in vitro methods is occurring more systematically than ever before, it continues to be a slow and uncertain procedure to model the complex biological processes that underlie toxicological assessments for end points such as subchronic and chronic toxicity, reproductive toxicity, and carcinogenicity.
Given the lack of time and funding needed to study biomarkers extensively, there has been a strong push among biopharmaceutical industry players to explore innovative study designs that optimize the use of biomarkers as surrogate end points.
The extension of efforts like these to incorporate toxicological and biological end points critically defines and distinguishes toxicogenomic databases, and several key initiatives will be discussed here.
IP end points are likely to gain visibility in the small and medium enterprise (SME) customer segment in the immediate future.
Proposed end points include assessment of gamete quality, fecundity, gross pathology of gonads, measurement of relative gonad weight (gonadal somatic index), and measurement of vitellogenin levels (a widely used bio-marker of estrogen exposure in fish) (8,27).
Mechanism of action is defined as the detailed molecular description of the events involved in the induction of cancer or other health end points.
Rambus digital controllers are available as root complex, switch port, end point and hybrid (end point/root complex) device types.
Codian products are end point agnostic and deliver each conference participant the best possible audio and video quality; this makes them ideal for Chinese organizations that require frequent face-to-face communication across the country or have diverse end point equipment or connection speeds.
Shenoy and his colleagues set out to shorten the process by focusing on the end point rather than processing every step along the way.
Squeezing the latency from Ethernet has meant efforts by both the standards bodies and by vendors that have attacked both the network end points and the interconnect switch.
For every 10-mm Hg increase in ambulatory systolic blood pressure at baseline, the relative risk for these three end points combined (cardiovascular death, ischemic heart disease, and stroke) increased by 35%.