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Study finds little decline in hepatitis C infections among injection drug users

January 30, 2011 9:33 pm | News | Comments

(Infectious Diseases Society of America) A recent 20-year study of injection drug users in Baltimore found a significant decline in new cases of HIV infection but only a slight decline in new cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The findings suggest that efforts to curb...


Despite China's might, US factories maintain edge

January 30, 2011 7:45 pm | News | Comments

U.S. factories are closing. American manufacturing jobs are reappearing overseas. China's industrial might is growing each year.And it might seem as if the United States doesn't make world-class goods as well as some other nations."There's no reason Europe or China should have the fastest...

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Results for the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of Fiscal Year 2011

January 30, 2011 1:31 pm | News | Comments

DETROIT, Jan. 30, 2011 /- Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (NYSE Amex: CPD ) generated net sales of $40.4 million and $268.2 million in the third quarter and first nine months of its Fiscal Year 2011, respectively, as compared to $52.0 million and $178.4 million, respectively, for...


Scripps Research scientists reveal key mechanism governing nicotine addiction

January 30, 2011 9:34 am | News | Comments

(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have identified a pathway in the brain that regulates an individual's vulnerability to the addictive properties of nicotine. The findings suggest a new target for anti-smoking therapies.


Silicon laboratories expands timing solutions with acquisition of SpectraLinear

January 28, 2011 6:32 pm | News | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today announced the acquisition of Silicon Valley-based SpectraLinear, a late-stage private company offering integrated timing solutions. Silicon Labs acquired the talented...

University Receives $5.8M for Stem Cell Research

January 28, 2011 4:34 pm | News | Comments

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, aka CIRM, has awarded three grants totaling nearly $5.8 million to researchers at UC San Diego.


Ambrilia Biopharma stock to be delisted; shares plunge over 60 per cent on TSX

January 28, 2011 12:45 pm | News | Comments

Stock in Ambrilia Biopharma Inc. (TSX:AMB) plunged more than 55 per cent Friday after the insolvent biotech company announced it would not challenge a move to delist it from the Toronto Stock Exchange.At the company's request, the TSX agreed to allow the shares to trade for 48 hours before...

BioTime acquires biotech company assets for $250K

January 28, 2011 12:45 pm | News | Comments

BioTime Inc. said Friday it has acquired substantially all the assets from biotech company Cell Targeting Inc. for $250,000, a move aimed at bolstering its slate of embryonic stem-cell therapy products.BioTime issued 261,959 common shares as part of the deal and its stock fell 62 cents, or 7.6...


Vitamin D deficiency alters lung growth and decreases lung function

January 28, 2011 12:36 pm | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Previously linked to the severity of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in humans, vitamin D deficiency has now been shown to alter lung structure and function in young mice. The new study, conducted by researchers in Australia, offers the...


Lilly Alzheimer & #8217;s Imaging Agent Gets a Conditional Panel Vote

January 28, 2011 12:35 pm | News | Comments

An FDA advisory committee said an Eli Lilly contrast agent that may be useful in predicting Alzheimer’s disease could be approved if the company conducts physician training to make sure brain scans are read consistently.

FDA & #8217;s Pediatric Grant Program Addresses Crucial Unmet Needs

January 28, 2011 12:34 pm | News | Comments

Developers of devices to address unmet pediatric needs may qualify for a piece of a $2.5 million FDA grant.

Blood Spotting Made Easier

January 28, 2011 10:42 am | Podcasts | Comments

A new camera may make finding and sampling blood spots easier for crime scene investigators. Chemist Stephen Morgan describes a thermal infrared camera developed by researchers at the University of South Carolina that can spot blood spatter not visible to the naked eye.

Digital Music Sampling: Creativity Or Criminality?

January 28, 2011 10:42 am | Podcasts | Comments

The advent of the sampler in the '80s brought a long tradition of musical borrowing into the digital age. Today, "sampling," or repurposing a snippet of another artist's music, is mainstream. Is sampling theft, or is copyright law making creativity a crime?

Two Cold Winters Don't Make A Climate Trend

January 28, 2011 10:41 am | Podcasts | Comments

The polar vortex, a jet stream swirling around the north pole, has weakened the past two winters, allowing plumes of cold air to slip south. But to most climatologists, two years don't make a trend. Atmospheric scientist John Wallace talks about why he is cautious about linking weird...

Privacy At Stake As Sites Track Online Preferences

January 28, 2011 10:41 am | Podcasts | Comments

Sites like, which provide a service to users by shortening URLs, also get something in return — users' browsing preferences.'s Hilary Mason talks about the services sites hope to provide by collecting such data, and the trade-off of less privacy for a more customized online experience.


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