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Children born after assisted reproduction at greater risk of congenital malformations

June 13, 2010 2:40 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society of Human Genetics) Couples considering undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment should be informed about the increased risk of congenital malformation posed by the use of ART.

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University Hospitals Case Medical Center cardiologists discover cancer risks in blood pressure meds

June 13, 2010 2:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University Hospitals Case Medical Center) University Hospitals Case Medical Center cardiologists have uncovered new research showing an increased risk of cancer with a group of blood pressure medications known as angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs). This class of drugs is used by...

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Small genetic variant can predict response to hepatitis C treatment

June 12, 2010 2:42 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society of Human Genetics) A small genetic change can predict how people infected with hepatitis C react to treatment, paving the way to personalized therapy for this difficult-to-treat disease.

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Summary Information for: Ethicon? OMNEX? Surgical Sealant (250 & mu;l)

June 12, 2010 3:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for Ethicon? OMNEX? Surgical Sealant (250μl) (P060029).

Distant Chemistry Sparks Thoughts Of Life

June 11, 2010 3:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Researchers studying the chemical makeup of the atmosphere around Saturn's moon Titan have detected imbalances that, some say, could be signs of life. Jonathan Lunine, a scientist on the Cassini mission to Saturn, says it's too soon to plan a solar-system-wide block party.

Research Tries To Lessen Food Allergies' Bite

June 11, 2010 3:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found flaws in how food allergies -- abnormal responses to foods triggered by the body's immune system -- are diagnosed. New guidelines on dealing with food allergies are scheduled for publication this fall.

Scientists Forever Blowing Bubbles

June 11, 2010 3:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

James Bird estimates that he watched thousands of bubbles pop while he was getting his doctorate at Harvard University. With the help of high-speed cameras, he and his colleagues discovered that bubbles birth baby bubbles when they burst, with implications ranging from hot tubs to global climate.

Does Multitasking Lead To A More Productive Brain?

June 11, 2010 3:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Multitasking is a trademark of modern office work, but is it really more productive? Research suggests the brain is actually more efficient when focusing on one task at a time. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the benefits and drawbacks of multitasking, and ways to limit distractions.

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Brains, Like Red Wine, Get Better With Age

June 11, 2010 3:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind, New York Times health and medical science editor Barbara Strauch writes about ways the brain actually improves with age, and discusses what recent studies say about keeping the brain in tip-top shape.

FDA: Design Control Issues Remain Major Quality Assurance Concern

June 11, 2010 1:40 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Although design control issues have not been cited often in recent warning letters, they remain a big concern for the FDA.

Cochlear Manufacturer Will Pay Nearly $1 Million to End Probe

June 11, 2010 1:40 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

A manufacturer of cochlear implants will pay nearly $1 million to resolve Justice Department claims that it paid kickbacks to physicians to prescribe its electronic hearing devices to Medicare and Medicaid patients from 1998 to 2003.

Cleveland Clinic invests in company that helps patients shop for care

June 11, 2010 1:39 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Cleveland Clinic makes an investment in California internet search engine company Castlight Health Inc. to push transparency in healthcare pricing by offering consumers way to find cheaper care. By Mary Vanac Already an outspoken advocate for healthy living as a means to...

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VCs want to have their cake and eat it too

June 11, 2010 10:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Not that there's anything wrong with that. The IN3 Investor's conference reveals a new breed of venture capitalists, who see lean as the new black. The new mantra of the venture capitalist is capital efficiency. I must have heard that six or seven times while attending the...

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Nitride materials maker Kyma to expand with debt financing from NRDA

June 11, 2010 9:40 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Kyma Technologies Inc of Raleigh, NC, USA, which provides crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum nitride (AlN) materials and related products and services, has announced its expansion plans along with new financing provided by Neuse River Development Authority (NRDA) of New Bern,...

IBM and MEMSIC bring ease of use to wireless sensors

June 11, 2010 9:40 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

MEMSIC adopts IBM software to enable organizations to more easily harness sensors and find patterns in ubiquitous data

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