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Okla. inmate to be executed for 1995 murder

January 5, 2011 11:45 pm | by TIM TALLEY - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

An Oklahoma death row inmate convicted of the baseball-beating death of a convenience store work almost 16 years ago is scheduled to become the first person executed in the U.S. this year.Billy Don Alverson, 39, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to die for the Feb, 26, 1995,...

Sinovac Provides Preliminary Unaudited Fourth Quarter 2010 Sales Range

January 5, 2011 11:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA ), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today its preliminary unaudited sales range for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. A conference call to discuss these...

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Jackson Laboratory and Tufts University announce new Ph.D. track in mammalian genetics

January 5, 2011 7:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Tufts University, Health Sciences) The Jackson Laboratory, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts and Tufts University School of Medicine announce a new track for Ph.D. students in mammalian genetics. The joint track offers students in-depth research and training...

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Nanocarriers Come Through

January 5, 2011 7:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Tiny Trojan horses deliver a cancer drug to cell nuclei.

Covidien Announces the Availability of Nellcor(TM) OxiMax(TM) SpO2 Technology with Dräger Infinity(R) Acute Care Systemin Europe

January 5, 2011 4:33 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

BOULDER, Colo., Jan 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in mechanical ventilation and respiratory care devices, today announced the availability of the new Infinity(R) MCable(R) with Nellcor(TM)...

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Quidel projects 52 percent drop in 4Q revenue

January 5, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical diagnostics maker Quidel Corp. said Wednesday it expects to report a 52 percent annual drop in fourth-quarter revenue due to lower sales of influenza products.The company estimates revenue for the three months ended Jan. 2 will total $31.5 million, down from $66.6 million in the...

7th NIZO Dairy Conference to focus on flavor and texture, innovations in dairy

January 5, 2011 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier) NIZO food research, in association with Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the 7th NIZO Dairy conference, to be held on Sept. 21-23, 2011, in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The conference aims to...

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Elsevier is the new publisher of Value in Health

January 5, 2011 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, announced today that it has become the new publisher of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research's journal Value in Health.

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Vt. man seeks killer as aunt dies of 1996 injuries

January 5, 2011 12:45 pm | by WILSON RING - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The nephew of a renowned physical therapist and educator from Vermont who recently died from injuries she suffered in a 1996 beating at an Atlanta hotel says he hopes police can find her killer.Pauline Cerasoli, who was known as Polly, never recovered from the February 1996 choking and beating...

Treating fractures: Children are not miniature adults

January 5, 2011 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Treating fractures in children requires special knowledge of growth physiology. Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in child and adolescent patients is less often caused by technical deficiencies than by a misjudgment of the special...

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Maternal depression adversely affects quality of life in children with epilepsy

January 5, 2011 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A study by Canadian researchers examined the prevalence of maternal depression and its impact on children newly diagnosed with epilepsy. Prevalence of depression in mothers ranged from 30-38 percent within the first 24 months following a child's epilepsy...

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Boston Scientific buys brain stimulation company

January 5, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific Corp. said Wednesday it will pay $60 million in cash to buy Intelect Medical, a company that makes brain stimulation technology.Boston Scientific said the all-cash acquisition is expected to increase earnings per share beginning in 2014.The purchase...

Tablet splitting is a highly inaccurate and potentially dangerous practice, says drug study

January 5, 2011 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Medical experts have issued a warning about tablet splitting, after a study found that nearly a third of the split fragments deviated from recommended dosages by 15 percent or more. They say that the practice could have serious clinical consequences for tablets...

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Boston Scientific Acquires Intelect Medical

January 5, 2011 11:34 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Innovative technology designed to advance deep brain stimulation therapy

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RSB Spine, LLC, Announces Record 2010 Revenue Growth

January 5, 2011 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CLEVELAND, Jan. 5, 2011 /- RSB Spine, LLC, a medical device company focused on developing unique modular spinal fusion products for surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease, today announced a 97% sales increase for 2010 versus 2009, with a 184% sales increase for the fourth quarter...

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