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IDRI Awarded Contract from BARDA to Develop Next Generation Adjuvants for Pandemic Influenza

December 3, 2010 7:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SEATTLE, Dec. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) has been awarded an $1.8 million contract from the Biomedical Advance Research and Development Authority (BARDA). IDRI's work will focus on development of adjuvant formulations with options...

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Citing New Technologies, FDA Updates C. Difficile Guidance(3)

December 3, 2010 2:42 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Recognizing new issues facing sponsors of diagnostics to detect Clostridium difficile infections, the FDA has updated its 20-year-old guidance on establishing the performance characteristics of new tests.

Anchor Products Gets a Warning for Complaint Handling, MDRs

December 3, 2010 2:34 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Anchor Products has received a warning letter citing it for a number of issues, including handling of complaints and medical device reports (MDRs).

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Citing New Technologies, FDA Updates C. Difficile Guidance(2)

December 3, 2010 2:33 pm | News | Comments

Recognizing new issues facing sponsors of diagnostics to detect Clostridium difficile infections, the FDA has updated its 20-year-old guidance on establishing the performance characteristics of new tests.

Citing New Technologies, FDA Updates C. Difficile Guidance

December 3, 2010 2:32 pm | News | Comments

Recognizing new issues facing sponsors of diagnostics to detect Clostridium difficile infections, the FDA has updated its 20-year-old guidance on establishing the performance characteristics of new tests.

Klafter Olsen & Lesser, LLP Announces That a Securities Class Action Has Been Filed Against MELA Sciences, Inc.

December 3, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Klafter Olsen & Lesser LLP ("KOL") announces that a securities class action complaint against MELA Sciences, Inc. ("MELA Sciences" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MELA) and certain of its officers has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of...

Aetna increases buyback plans by $750 million

December 3, 2010 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Aetna Inc. on Friday said its board approved the addition of $750,000 to its share-repurchase plans.The addition comes on top of the roughly $257 million already authorized under the company's buyback plans.Aetna said it plans to continue buying shares on the open market.The...

Assessing positive outcomes of phase III trials

December 3, 2010 11:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Journal of the National Cancer Institute) Randomized phase III studies should be designed to find out whether a new drug or treatment makes a meaningful difference in patients' survival or quality of life, according to a commentary published online Dec. 3 in the Journal of the...

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Unique Needs and Outcomes of Pregnant Women with Breast Cancer Identified

December 3, 2010 9:32 am | by AACR | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO - Do not delay treatment of breast cancer just because a woman is pregnant, said lead researcher Sibylle Loibl, Dr. med, of the German Breast Group.

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Oliver Sacks Discusses Vision and 'The Mind's Eye'

December 3, 2010 8:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

Normally the eyes and brain work together in a seamless, intricate system. But what happens when the brain can no longer make sense of visual information? Neurologist Oliver Sacks talks about his new book, The Mind's Eye, and what visual disorders reveal about how the brain processes sight.

Americans Fail The Climate Quiz

December 3, 2010 8:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

A recent survey suggests many Americans mistakenly believe the ozone hole is causing global warming. Yale's Anthony Leiserowitz, leader of that study, discusses America's climate change knowledge, and outgoing Republican Rep. Bob Inglis talks about climate skeptics on Capitol Hill.

Military Goes Green For An Edge On The Battlefield

December 3, 2010 8:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

The Navy is developing biofuel-burning F-18 fighter jets and hybrid-electric warships to increase energy independence. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus discusses those initiatives, and retired Army Gen. Steve Anderson talks about what he learned about energy-efficient camps while in Iraq.

Arsenic-Eating Bacteria Challenge View Of How Life Works

December 3, 2010 8:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

All known life on Earth is made up mainly of six elements -- carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, sulfur and phosphorus. Felisa Wolfe-Simon talks about a strain of bacteria described in the journal Science that appears to be able to use arsenic instead of phosphorus in that mix.

Searching For Science In A Glass of Beer

December 3, 2010 8:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

Yeast, hops, grain and water all need to combine with biology, chemistry and physics to make a great glass of beer. Charlie Bamforth, University of California, Davis professor of brewing science and author of the new book Beer Is Proof God Loves Us, offers a toast to honor the beverage.

UBC/CFRI project receives $7 million to reduce maternal, fetal and newborn deaths

December 3, 2010 7:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of British Columbia) The University of British Columbia has received a $7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. UBC researchers working at the Child & Family Research Institute will test new strategies for the monitoring, prevention, and treatment of...

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