Computer scientists at Indiana University in Bloomington have developed a tool to track the flow of information in Twitter. The goal is to identify deliberately deceptive tweets, and trace them back to their origins. Researcher Johan Bollen explains how the analysis works.
A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that dieters' sleep duration affects weight loss. Those who slept less lost more muscle than fat, while dieters who slept more took off more fat. Sleep researcher Michael Lacey explains how sleep relates to weight.
Add an extra "H" for "hypothesis" to the head, heart, hands, and health that make up the 4-H club motto. This week, 4-H chapters across the country are taking part in science experiments that aim to teach kids in rural and urban areas about water use and carbon footprints.
Science Friday listener Josh Scott is on a mission: He wants to get a pictorial history of space exploration tattooed on his arm. What missions or satellites should be included? Apollo? Hubble? Call in with your suggestions and help Scott get sleeved in space science style.
(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology will develop San Diego's first Center for RNAi screening -- a breakthrough genomics technology that will further enhance San Diego's reputation as a national research leader and...
Devicemakers have a new tool to help them find suitable vendors — a CDRH database that provides information about device inspections from 2008 to the present.
(European Society of Cardiology) The European Society of Cardiology is delighted to see the European Health Award 2010 handed to the Chronic Disease Alliance at the 13th European Health Forum held in Gastein October 6-9, 2010.
Medical technology developer Bruker Corp. has completed its $229.4 million cash acquisition of the Veeco Instruments Inc.'s Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and the Optical Industrial Metrology (OIM) instruments businesses.
Cambridge-based medical device company MoMelan Technologies is hurtling towards commercialization of a device designed to stretch skin – improving the cost, time and patient experience of skin graft procedures.
Action based on data from clinical trial showing 16% increased risk of serious heart events.
Product marketed as a dietary supplement contains sibutramine, which can lead to elevated blood pressure, stroke, or heart attack.
LHC Group, the Lafayette-based provider of home health and hospice services, said Friday that it will report its earnings for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30 on Nov. 1.The company said the report will be released after the close of U.S. financial markets.
Z-Medica Corp., a Wallingford, Conn.-based medical products maker, has signed a deal that gives Belgian medical device distribution firm Romed NV exclusive sales and distribution rights of its QuikClot hemostatic products in Belgium.
CORAPEAKE, N.C., Oct. 8 /- Contrary to a report in today's Virginian-Pilot , a comprehensive inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of NC-based Professional Laboratory and Research Services (PLRS) has found no evidence of animal neglect or abuse. The USDA finding follows...
SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abbott Laboratories has agreed to voluntarily withdraw its obesity drug Meridia (sibutramine) from the U.S. market because of clinical trial data indicating an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, the U.S. Food and Drug...