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Study: Many ICD Patients Don & #8217;t Meet the Guidelines

January 7, 2011 12:36 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Nearly 25 percent of patients who receive implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) for primary prevention don’t meet the evidence-based criteria, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) says.

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Tenet adopts measure to ward off takeover bid

January 7, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. says it is adopting a poison pill stock distribution measure as it tries to fight off a $3 billion takeover bid by rival Community Health Systems Inc.If there is a change in Tenet's ownership, shareholders who own less than 4.9 percent of the company's...

Three Mass. biotechs get $1M from myeloma foundation

January 7, 2011 11:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Three Boston-area companies are among 11 biotechnology firms nationwide to receive $1 million research awards from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation under the MMRF's Biotech Investment Awards Program.

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Tufts, Jackson Lab collaborate on new Ph.D. track

January 7, 2011 11:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Starting this summer, Boston-based Tufts University students can opt for a track in mammalian genetics that allows them to conduct their Ph.D. research at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, where they can study cancer biology, neurobiology, bioinformatics and other areas...

EDDA Technology Successfully Installs IQQA®-Liver at Mayo Clinic in Arizona

January 7, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 7, 2011 /- EDDA Technology, a leading provider of advanced computer assisted radiology and surgery solutions, announces today the successful commercial installation of its IQQA®-Liver Enterprise product at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ. As one of the top...

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Enox Biopharma, Inc. to Present at OneMedForum Emerging Company Finance Conference.

January 7, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 7, 2011 /- Enox Biopharma, Inc. CEO, John C. Rewcastle, Ph.D., will present at the 4th Annual OneMedForum Emerging Company Finance Conference on Wednesday, January 12 at 8:10 AM PST. The conference is being held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San...

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Sector Snap: Nursing home operators

January 7, 2011 8:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An analyst for Morgan Keegan raised his expectations and price targets for three nursing home operators on Friday, saying a new Medicare reimbursement system will boost their revenue.Analyst Robert Mains said he now expects better results from National HealthCare Corp., Skilled Healthcare Group...

AstraZeneca licenses Amgen drug candidate

January 7, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MedImmune Inc., a unit of AstraZeneca, said Friday it licensed a potential treatment for inflammatory conditions from Amgen Inc.The company licensed AMG-108 for undisclosed financial terms. The deal gives MedImmune rights to develop the drug worldwide, with the exception of Japan.Shares of...

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StemCells raises $9.4M by selling 10M shares

January 7, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stem cell therapy developer StemCells Inc. said Friday it will raise $9.4 million by selling 10 million shares of its stock to institutional investors at $1 per share.The company is selling the shares at a discount of 9.9 percent from its Thursday closing price of $1.11. StemCells said the sale...

Doing Real-World Science, But Skipping The Ph.D.

January 7, 2011 8:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

As big science projects generate more and more data, researchers are recruiting citizen scientists to help sift through the information overload. And in the case of new astronomical discoveries, amateur collaborators are even scoring authorship credits on peer-reviewed papers.

Now In Every Living Room, A Homemade 3-D Printer

January 7, 2011 8:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

Jim Smith, a 23-year-old in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., is taking citizen science to another level. He designed and built his own 3-D printer, which sits in the corner of his living room. Science Friday visited with Smith, got a tour of the machine and did some printing.

Apollo-Era Moon Data Get a Fresh Look

January 7, 2011 8:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

By re-examining seismic data collected from Apollo-era moon missions, scientists say they're able to more precisely describe the makeup of the moon's core. Planetary scientist Renee Weber explains how the old data were initially interpreted and what the new analysis shows.

Paul Offit On The Anti-Vaccine Movement

January 7, 2011 8:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

In his new book, vaccine researcher Paul Offit contends that some parents' decisions not to vaccinate their kids are harming others. Offit discusses the anti-vaccine movement, and weighs in on a new report calling a 1998 study linking autism and vaccines an "elaborate fraud."

Watching More Than TV On TV

January 7, 2011 8:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

Apple TV, Google TV, Xbox ... There's no shortage of accessories to add to that 50-inch plasma. Two technology journalists run down the options for accessing the Web or streaming movies on your television. Plus, the latest from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Weaving Batteries And Solar Cells Into Textiles

January 7, 2011 8:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

Reporting in the journal Science, researchers write of a way to create nanoscale yarns that function as superconductors, batteries or solar cells. Study author Ray Baughman discusses how to twist up these functional yarns, and how they could revolutionize future fabrics.

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