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Gulf Spill Reveals New Oil-Eating Bacteria

August 27, 2010 4:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Researchers reporting in the journal Science say they have discovered a new species of oil-eating bacteria living half a mile down in the Gulf of Mexico. Study author Terry Hazen discusses the finding and what these bacteria might mean for future oil spills.

Sniffing Out The Science Of Smell

August 27, 2010 4:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

There are hundreds of receptors in the human nose that can pick up thousands of odors with each sniff. But how do we make sense of the scents? Smell researchers Stuart Firestein and Donald Wilson discuss the complexities of olfaction and how the brain sorts out what the nose picks up.

Lawmakers: Better 510(k) Process Key to Keeping Device Jobs in US

August 27, 2010 4:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Trying to keep devicemakers, and the jobs they provide, in the U.S., two senators are urging the FDA to be more transparent and predictable in its review of 510(k)s.

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FDA Expects to Publish an RFP Soon to Begin Developing UDI Database

August 27, 2010 4:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

After years of promises, the FDA says it plans to publish, within the next few months, a request for proposals (RFP) to begin the development and building of a unique device identifier (UDI) database.

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Baylor/UT Health Center for AIDS Research receives five year renewal

August 27, 2010 1:36 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

The Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston's Center for AIDS Research has received a five-year renewal from the National Institutes of Health . The center was established at BCM in 1994 and partnered with UTHealth in 2004. It is designed to...

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Penn Medicine First in Region to Implant Subcutaneous Defibrillator System

August 27, 2010 1:36 pm | by University Of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Today, electrophysiologists from Penn Medicine implanted the region's first subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for sudden cardiac arrest, a potentially fatal electrical malfunction of the heart. The patient, a young athletic male in his 20s, had the new system...

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Social networking startup MedNetworks partners with Healthways

August 27, 2010 11:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

MedNetworks Inc., a Newton developer of social networking technology for doctors and patients, has formed a partnership with Healthways Inc., a human health and well-being program developer.

"Greening" your flat screen TV

August 27, 2010 11:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Tel Aviv University develops an organic LED light source for home electronics, medicine and clean energy

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Genzyme eases drug shortage with increased shipments

August 27, 2010 11:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Genzyme has sent a letter to U.S. patients of its enzyme replacement therapies of rare diseases, letting them know that they will be receiving more doses of medicine than they have for the past year during the company's scaled-back operations stemming from a temporary shutdown of its...

Dyer & Berens LLP Reminds Investors of the October 12, 2010 Lead Plaintiff Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Certain Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Investors -- ATEC

August 27, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dyer & Berens LLP (www.DyerBerens.com (http://www.DyerBerens.com) ) today reminded investors of the upcoming lead plaintiff deadline in the class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California on behalf of investors who purchased Alphatec...

'Uncertainty' over future of Neurostream joint venture with Otto Bock: Victhom

August 27, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Victhom Human Bionics Inc. (TSXV:VHB) says there is "uncertainty" over whether Neurostream Technologies, its joint venture partnership to develop products to treat conditions such as sleep apnea, can continue as a going concern.The Quebec-based company, which reported its financial results...

FDA stalls ImmunoGen-linked breast cancer therapy approval

August 27, 2010 10:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a Refuse to File letter to Genentech Inc., which is licensing Targeted Antibody Payload (TAP) technology from Waltham-based ImmunoGen Inc., for accelerated approval of its breast cancer treatment.

Medical Action Industries completes Avid buyout

August 27, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical Action Industries Inc., medical and surgical products supplier, said Friday it completed the buyout of Avid Medical Inc. for $62.5 million in cash, plus transaction costs. Avid makes custom procedure trays serving the health care industry. Medical Action said the buyout will increase its...

Idera to net $3.8M milestone pay from Merck

August 27, 2010 9:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc. is due about $3.8 million from Germany's Merck KGaA, following the Cambridge biotech's milestone achievement under a global licensing agreement.

Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement for Russia

August 27, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Aug. 27 /- Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON ), a developer of state of the art, ultrasonic medical device technology, which worldwide is used for acute health conditions, has entered into a new, three year, exclusive distribution agreement with Martin-Medtechnika LLC, doing...

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