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New Chip Captures Hard-to-Find Tumor Cells

October 4, 2010 9:30 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The devices may one day help patients skip invasive and painful biopsies.


Documents the Center for Devices and Radiological Health is Considering for Development (FY11)

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This is the list of guidance documents CDRH is considering for development this year (2011). CDRH plans to update this list every year. CDRH invites interested persons to submit comments on any or all of the guidance documents on the list to docket...


NIH Awards $14.6M Translational Cardiovascular Nanomedicine Center

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Tech and Emory University have received a five-year $14.6 million contract from NIH to continue the development of nanotechnology and biomolecular engineering tools and methodologies for detecting and treating atherosclerosis.


Genzyme’s suitor Sanofi goes hostile with $18.5B offer

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Genzyme Corp. has become the target of a hostile takeover bid by suitor Sanofi-aventis, the French pharmaceutical giant that so far has been rejected in its attempts purchase Genzyme for approximately $18.5 billion.

UNL gains grant to expand laser research

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has received nearly $2 million in federal stimulus funds from the National Science Foundation for renovations to expand its high-power laser research capabilities. The grant from NSF's Academic Research Infrastructure Program is funded through the...

GeneSiC wins receives funds to develop of silicon carbide thyristor-based devices

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Advanced Research Projects Agency ? Energy (ARPA-E) has entered into a Cooperative Agreement with the GeneSiC Semiconductor-led team towards the development of the novel ultra high-voltage silicon carbide (SiC) Thyristor based devices.

Satcon partners with GCL Solar for strategic manufacturing agreement

October 4, 2010 8:32 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Satcon Technology Corp. just announced a strategic manufacturing agreement with GCL Solar Systems Ltd to boost production of their 500kW PowerGate Plus line of solar PV inverters for the Asia Pacific market.

Onconova announces FDA agreement of a SPA for a pivotal phase 3 trial of Estybon in MDS

October 4, 2010 1:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(PR on Call) Onconova Therapeutics announced agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration regarding a Special Protocol Assessment for the design of a pivotal Phase 3 trial for Estybon as monotherapy in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. The SPA provides FDA evaluation...


Professor Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Lawson is awarded the 2011 Herman Skolnik Award

October 4, 2010 1:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier Properties SA today congratulated its Research and Development Director, Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Lawson, for receiving the 2011 Herman Skolnik Award. Presented by the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Information, the award recognizes outstanding...


Experts will meet to discuss how diet affects behavioral development of children

October 4, 2010 1:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Granada) University of Granada professor Cristina Campoy Folgoso is the coordinator of a Nutrimenthe public event -- an international research project funded by the European Commission through its 7th Framework Programme entitled "Effect of diet on the mental...


New approach to underweight COPD patients

October 4, 2010 12:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Gothenburg) Malnutrition often goes hand in hand with COPD and is difficult to treat. In a recent study researchers at the University of Gothenburg, have come up with a new equation to calculate the energy requirement for underweight COPD patients. It is hoped that...


Interactive media improved patients? understanding of cancer surgery by more than a third

October 4, 2010 12:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Patients facing planned surgery answered 36 percent more questions about the procedure correctly if they watched an interactive multimedia presentation (IMP) rather than just talking to medical staff. The study authors argue that IMP helps medical staff to obtain...


Parexel launches Japanese office

October 4, 2010 11:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Parexel International Corp. has opened a new office in Japan to expand the contract research organization’s penetration into the Asian market.


X-rays linked to increased childhood leukemia risk

October 4, 2010 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California -- Berkeley) Diagnostic X-rays may increase the risk of developing childhood leukemia, according to a new study by UC Berkeley researchers. Specifically, the researchers found that children with acute lymphoid leukemia had almost twice the chance of having...


AACR Hosts Colorectal Cancer Special Conference in Philadelphia

October 4, 2010 11:32 am | by AACR | News | Comments

This October, the American Association for Cancer Research will host the special conference Colorectal Cancer: Biology to Therapy at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Hundreds of scientists, physicians and allied health professionals will gather and discuss new data on new screening methods...



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