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Oral Delivery System Developed to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

October 10, 2010 3:32 pm | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a novel approach for delivering genetic material into the body to improve the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases.

Lipitor (atorvastatin) 40 mg: Recall specific bottles

October 10, 2010 12:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Specific bottles of Lipitor 40 mg recalled due to a small number of reports of an uncharacteristic odor.

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Integrated Analysis Demonstrates That Denosumab Delays the Onset of Bone Complications Compared to Zometa®

October 10, 2010 3:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 10 /- Amgen (Nasdaq:  AMGN) today announced results from two integrated analyses of head-to-head pivotal Phase 3 trials comparing denosumab to Zometa® (zoledronic acid), the current standard of care in the prevention of skeletal related events (SREs)...

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Clinical trials demonstrate effective weight loss strategies for obese and overweight adults

October 9, 2010 8:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(JAMA and Archives Journals) Lifestyle interventions, including physical activity and structured weight loss programs, can result in significant weight loss for overweight, obese and severely obese adults, according to two reports that were posted online today by JAMA. The studies...

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New targeted therapy adds benefit to erlotinib in some patients with advanced lung cancer

October 9, 2010 8:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) A subset of lung cancer patients seem to live longer and experience delays in disease progression when a new drug that targets a cancer-associated molecule called MET is added to treatment with erlotinib, the results of a double-blind Phase...

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ISSYS announces manufacturing expansion

October 9, 2010 6:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) announced that it has completed its 2010 manufacturing expansion project, adding 5,400 square feet to its existing facility.

Epson Toyocom to invest 10 billion yen in fiscal 2010 for capacity ramp

October 9, 2010 6:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

According to Digitimes press release, Epson Toyocom, the leader in crystal devices, has been benefiting from increasing demand from its clients since the second half of 2009, and demand from China and other emerging markets, in particular, has been serving as an impetus to the growth...

NoblePeak Vision assets to be liquidated

October 9, 2010 6:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

NoblePeak Vision, a once-promising developer of camera cores that integrate germanium photodetectors with silicon circuits, will see its assets liquidated on Nov. 5 to pay off creditors, the company's certified public accountant announced this week.

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TOKO demonstrates wireless power supply

October 9, 2010 5:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

TOKO, Inc., a developer/manufacturer of electronic components focused on coil-based products, is demonstrating a self-developed wireless power supply system.

Sunpower forms PVdock special interest group with power conversion manufacturers

October 9, 2010 5:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

New SIG to Standardize Specifications for Lowering Total System Costs

Erlotinib improves progression-free survival as first-line therapy in advanced lung cancer

October 9, 2010 2:30 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) For patients with advanced lung cancer whose tumors carry EGFR activating mutations, first-line treatment with erlotinib nearly tripled progression-free survival compared to a standard chemotherapy combination, show results from the first...

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Surgical technique relieves painful spine fractures in patients with metastatic cancer

October 9, 2010 12:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) A surgical technique appears to offer quick and effective relief for debilitating spinal fractures often suffered by patients with metastatic cancer, researchers reported at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Milan.

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A Fizzy Ocean May Lie Beneath Enceladus' Icy Crust

October 8, 2010 2:34 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The Cassini spacecraft spotted icy plumes jetting from Saturn's moon Enceladus in 2005. Now researchers say a carbonated ocean may fuel the plumes. Science News reporter Ron Cowen talks about this and other news from a meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences.

Graphene: A Sandbox For Physicists, 1 Atom Thick

October 8, 2010 2:34 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Two Russian scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics this week for their work on graphene, a chicken-wire-like lattice of carbon atoms. Joseph Stroscio, of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, talks about why physicists are so fascinated by the material.

Few Americans Finish Their Vegetables

October 8, 2010 2:34 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says two-thirds of Americans don't get the recommended two servings of fruit a day; three-quarters miss the target for vegetables. Ira Flatow and guests discuss ways Americans might be persuaded to eat more fresh produce.

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