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Henry Schein 2Q net income rises 15 percent

August 2, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Device maker Henry Schein Inc. said Monday its second-quarter profit rose 15 percent on a boost in dental and animal health sales in North America.The company earned $84 million, or 90 cents per share, up from $73.5 million, or 81 cents per share, during the same period a year prior. Revenue...

BioElectronics Expands Clinical Research in Four Key Categories

August 2, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioElectronics (PINKSHEETS: BIEL) filed four applications for grants in order to conduct clinical studies on Diabetic Neuropathic Foot Ulcers, Oral Surgery Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, and Menstrual Pain. Upon completion of the studies, the data will be used for U.S. FDA submissions to gain...

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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Announces Reacquisition of All Rights to Symphony Icon Programs

August 2, 2010 3:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

THE WOODLANDS, Texas , Aug. 2 /- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing breakthrough treatments for human disease, today announced that it has exercised a restructured purchase option under its drug development...

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Humana 2Q net income rises 21 percent on premiums

August 2, 2010 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Humana says its second-quarter net income rose 21 percent on a boost in revenue from premiums and service fees.The Louisville, Ky. company earned $340.1 million, or $2 per share, up from $281.8 million, or $1.67 per share, a year prior. Revenue jumped 9.5 percent to $8.65 billion...

Western European Market for Image-guided and Robot-assisted Surgery

August 2, 2010 1:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK , Aug. 2 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Western European Market for Image-guided and Robot-assisted Surgery http://www.reportlinker.com/p0236384/Western-European-Market-for-Image-guided-and-Robot-assist...

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Hepatitis C Therapeutics Market - Taiwan

August 2, 2010 1:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK , Aug. 2 /-Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Hepatitis C Therapeutics Market - Taiwan http://www.reportlinker.com/p0236386/Hepatitis-C-Therapeutics-Market---Taiwan.html This rese...

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Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting supplement now available

August 1, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery) The 2010 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO of the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, the largest meeting of ear, nose and throat doctors in the world, will convene Sept. 26-29, in Boston,...

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Socioeconomic status predicts survival of Canadian cancer patients

August 1, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Cancer Society) A new analysis finds that cancer patients from poorer communities have a greater chance of dying prematurely than individuals from more affluent backgrounds even though cancer stage at time of diagnosis is similar across socioeconomic groups.

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Clear CT Scans with Less Radiation

August 1, 2010 8:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers are devising new ways to get the same results with fewer x-rays.

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Growing Organs and Helping Wounds Heal

August 1, 2010 8:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A strong, stretchy material could provide a scaffold for growing organs or making wounds heal faster.

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A cellular housekeeper, and potential target of obesity drugs, caught in action

August 1, 2010 8:34 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

New clues emerge about how a molecular machine breaks down unwanted proteins in cells, a critical housekeeping chore that helps prevent diseases such as cancer. The insights, thanks to the first molecular-scale description of a giant enzyme called tripeptidyl peptidase II, could also...

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Futures in Biotech 64: The Future Is Viral

July 31, 2010 11:35 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier Five scientists discuss their hopes and aspirations for biotechnology in a post-genomics era. Guests: George Farr, Mark Griswold, Dave Brodbeck, Vincent Racaniello and David Thomas We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and suggestions on...

Negative effects of sleep restriction may linger after 1 night of recovery sleep

July 31, 2010 10:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Neurobehavioral impairments such as delayed reaction times accumulated across a period of five days when sleep was restricted to less than four hours per night. Measures of alertness improved significantly after a night of recovery sleep, with...

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SIDS surprise: Study finds that infant boys are more easily aroused from sleep than girls

July 31, 2010 10:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) At 2 to 4 weeks of age, the mean strength of a pulsatile air-jet stimulus that was required to induce arousal during quiet sleep was significantly lower in male infants than female infants. At 2 to 3 months of age when the SIDS risk peaks, this...

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Short and long sleep durations are independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease

July 31, 2010 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) The risk of any cardiovascular disease for adults who reported sleeping five hours per day or less was more than two times higher than that of people who reported a daily sleep duration of seven hours (adjusted odds ratio = 2.20). Participants who...

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