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NIH-sponsored panel issues comprehensive US food allergy guidelines

December 6, 2010 4:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) An expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has issued comprehensive US guidelines to assist health care professionals in diagnosing food...

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Purdue Pharma L.P. Re-launches Partners Against Pain Website

December 6, 2010 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 6, 2010 /- Purdue Pharma L.P. unveiled an enhanced version of its popular educational website www.PartnersAgainstPain.com , making it is easier for healthcare professionals, people with pain and their caregivers to access valuable pain management information,...

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PAREXEL Opens Clinical Logistics Facilities in Singapore and Russia

December 6, 2010 2:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOSTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /- PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL ), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today announced that it has opened two new Clinical Logistics Services facilities in emerging regions for biopharmaceutical development.   PAREXEL's new...

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ConvaTec Healthcare Announces Senior Secured Notes Offering & Senior Notes Offering

December 6, 2010 2:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SKILLMAN, N.J., Dec. 6, 2010 /- ConvaTec Healthcare, a world-leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced that in connection with a refinancing of its debt under its existing senior secured and mezzanine...

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China Medical Technologies Announces its Subsidiaries, GP Medical and Beijing Yuande, Ranked 12th and 415th, respectively, in Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2010 Pr...

December 5, 2010 10:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Medical Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CMED ), a leading China-based advanced in-vitro diagnostic ("IVD") company, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Beijing GP Medical Technologies Co., Ltd. ("GP...

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Study finds family acceptance of LGBT youth protects against depression, substance abuse, suicide

December 5, 2010 8:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(San Francisco State University) Researchers have established a clear link between accepting family attitudes and behaviors towards their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and significantly decreased risk and better overall health in adulthood. The study shows...

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Lasers Give Scientists Close-Up View of the Skin

December 5, 2010 8:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The new technique could lead to an alternative to biopsies

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Pfizer Board of Directors Names Ian C. Read President and Chief Executive Officer

December 5, 2010 4:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2010 /- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE ) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Ian C. Read, 57, currently head of the Company's global biopharmaceutical operations, as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Read succeeds Jeffrey B. Kindler, who...

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Genentech: positive results from cancer drug study

December 5, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — Genentech Inc., now part of Swiss drug developer Roche, and Biogen Idec Inc. on Sunday announced positive results from the late-stage study of cancer drug Rituxan in patients with advanced type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.The study examined patients with follicular...

Pharmacyclics Reports CLL Results from Preclinical and Clinical Studies of its Btk Inhibitor PCI-32765

December 5, 2010 1:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 5, 2010 /- Pharmacyclics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCYC ) today announced data from three Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) presentations at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting describing the Btk-selective inhibitor PCI-32765.  Two...

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Northern wildfires threaten runaway climate change, study reveals

December 5, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Guelph) This study reveals that fires in the Alaskan interior have become more severe in the last decade, resulting in more carbon being released than is being stored. About half the world's soil carbon is locked in northern permafrost and peatland soils. The increased...

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Portola Pharmaceuticals Announces Data Presentations Highlighting Syk/JAK Inhibitor Clinical Development Program at 52nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

December 4, 2010 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 4, 2010 /- Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the presentation of preclinical study results for its novel Syk and JAK inhibitor program at the American Society of Hematology's 52nd Annual Meeting and Exposition. Portola's novel Syk and JAK...

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UIC researcher unveils new approach to blocking malaria transmission

December 4, 2010 4:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Illinois at Chicago) University of Illinois at Chicago researcher Dr. John Quigley unveils a new approach to blocking malaria transmission during the American Society of Hematology's annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

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Infineon and Goldwind sign a license agreement on IGBT stack technology to serve wind power market

December 3, 2010 10:38 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG and Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co., Ltd., the Chinese leader in R&D and manufacturing of wind power equipments, today signed a license agreement for core components needed in manufacturing of wind turbines.

Crystal IS receives $5 million DARPA award

December 3, 2010 10:37 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Crystal IS Inc., of Gree Island, New York USA, a developer of ultraviolet LEDs (UVC LEDs), today announced it has been awarded $5M by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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