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PMA Final Decisions for October 2010

December 27, 2010 4:37 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

These are Premarket Approvals (PMA), Product Development Protocols (PDP), Supplement and Notice Decisions for October 2010.

Football League Funds Medical School Inquiry

December 27, 2010 4:36 am | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

NFL Charities, the philanthropic arm of the National Football League owners, has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to support sports-related medical research organizations, including nearly $100,000 that will go to a team of researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

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Mindray Medical Announces Shareholder Resolutions Adopted at 2010 Annual General Meeting

December 27, 2010 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, today announced shareholder resolutions adopted at its annual general meeting of shareholders held...

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Federal Register: Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

December 27, 2010 4:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

On January 25, 2011, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding regulatory classification of Automated External Defibrillators to either reconfirm to class III (subject to premarket approval application (PMA)) or reclassify to class...

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Cepheid Announces European Release of Xpert Flu, Delivering Simultaneous Detection and Differentiation of Flu A, Flu B, and 2009 H1N1 Strain

December 27, 2010 2:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 27, 2010 /- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD ) today announced the release of Xpert® Flu as a European CE IVD Mark product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test, which runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert® System, simultaneously...

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Newborns with low vitamin D levels at increased risk for respiratory infections

December 26, 2010 8:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Massachusetts General Hospital) The vitamin D levels of newborn babies appear to predict their risk of respiratory infections during infancy and the occurrence of wheezing during early childhood, but not the risk of developing asthma.

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Microfluidic Device Rapidly Orients Hundreds of Fly Embryos

December 26, 2010 6:37 pm | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a microfluidic device that orients hundreds of fruit fly embryos to prepare them for research. The device could facilitate the study of such issues as how organisms develop their complex structures from single cells.

Georgia Tech Team Helps Decode Newly Sequenced Strawberry Genome

December 26, 2010 6:37 pm | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Tech Regents professor Mark Borodovsky led efforts in identifying protein-coding genes in the newly sequenced woodland strawberry genome. The development is expected to yield tastier, hardier varieties of the berry and other crops in its family.

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Tokyo Stock Exchange: morning price list -8-+

December 26, 2010 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection, 4 mg/mL, 30 mL Multiple Dose Vial: Recall due to Particulates in Product

December 24, 2010 1:32 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Nationwide recall initiated December 20 due to particulates or potential to form particulates in product

New Hope for Saving Diabetic Foot from Amputation

December 24, 2010 1:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24, 2010 /- During ICMS (International Cellular Medicine Society www.cellmedicinesociety.org ) Annual International Congress on Regenerative and Cell Based Medicine Conference held on November 12, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, it was announced that a patient with...

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Bee Bonanza: From Hive Politics To Beekeeping

December 24, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

This Christmas marks the 200th birthday of Lorenzo Langstroth, the "Father of American Beekeeping." May Berenbaum discusses Langstroth's life and his beekeeping inventions, and Tom Seeley talks about the collective decision-making of honeybees, the subject of Seeley's new book, Honeybee Democracy.

Remembering Worry Over Y2K

December 24, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

On New Year's Eve in 1999, many people were celebrating the arrival of the year 2000. Some computer experts, however, were on alert, hoping that work reprogramming computers to deal with a date change bug would pay off. Science Friday opens the archives for a look back at worry over Y2K.

How Science and Technology Influence Language

December 24, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

Have you ever been Plutoed (demoted)? Is your inbox clogged with "bacn" (spam by personal request)? Are you a lifehacker (master at optimizing everyday routines)? Jonathon Keats, artist and author of Virtual Words, explains how science and technology influence language, and vice versa.

Tallying America's Tweeters--The Feathered Ones

December 24, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

Every year, volunteers throughout the Americas grab their notepads and binoculars to take an inventory of local birds for the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count. Greg Butcher, Audubon's director of bird conservation, talks about this year's tallies and species to look for.

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