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Fixing Oil Rig Blowout No Easy Task

May 13, 2010 7:49 am | Podcasts | Comments

Crews are lowering a 100-ton box over a portion of the gushing Deepwater Horizon oil platform in an attempt to capture some of the oil and funnel it to the surface. It's unclear whether the attempt will work, and engineers are examining other options.

Futures in Biotech 59: No Room For Failure

May 13, 2010 7:49 am | Podcasts | Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier A first hand account of the Apollo Missions from the floor of Mission Control. Guest: Michael Vucelic, former Apollo system manager for NASA and Rockwell Show notes Comments and suggestions on Futures in Biotech. For a free audiobook, visit Audible.com/biotech. Also...

Research Shows Chemicals from Seaweed Can Kill Coral on Contact

May 13, 2010 7:46 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Field studies have shown for the first time that several common species of seaweeds in both the Pacific and Caribbean Oceans can kill corals upon contact using chemical means.

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Biomaterial Stretches Like Muscle

May 13, 2010 7:46 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers create a protein-based material that flexes just like the real thing.

DNA Robots on the Move

May 13, 2010 7:46 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Machines made of DNA could one day assemble complex--and tiny--electrical and mechanical devices.

Boston Scientific Announces FDA Clearance of New Heart Failure Lead Delivery System

May 13, 2010 7:44 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance of the ACUITY Break-Awayâ„¢ Lead Delivery System for use with cardiac resynch

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Surgical lens might not be best treatment for congenital cataracts

May 13, 2010 7:43 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Surgically implanting lenses in the eyes of infants born with cataracts might increase the rate of surgical complications, said a Baylor College of Medicine eye specialist who took part in a study comparing the use of a contact lens with surgically placing a plastic lens in the baby's eye...

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High hopes battle big Q3 losses at pSivida

May 13, 2010 7:43 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Ophthalmic drug-delivery device maker pSivida Corp. posts a $2.7 million net loss in its fiscal third quarter, as revenues shrink following a contract expiration in December....

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Scientists Alter Developing Brain to Resemble That of Another Species

May 13, 2010 7:43 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Biologists have been able to change the brain of a developing fish embryo to resemble that of another species.

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Patients' Social Network Predicts Drug Outcomes

May 13, 2010 7:43 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Startup PatientsLikeMe is harvesting and analyzing patient information in a whole new way.

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BIO and Campbell Alliance Release Two New Industry Reports on Deal-Making Trends at the 2010 BIO International Convention

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by Biotechnology Industry Organization | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, May 05, 2010) - Contact: Tracy Krughoffhttps://mail.bio.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=9befde954658457088aacd2471380c27&URL=http%3a%2f%2fconvention.bio.org%2f 202-279-0536...

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Class I Medical Device Recall: GE Healthcare Aisys and Avance Anesthesia Systems

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Aisys and Avance Anesthesia Systems are prescription devices used in healthcare settings under the supervision of a physician. They are intended to provide general inhalation anesthesia and ventilation support to a wide range of patients. These device

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New research shows cardiologists can quickly detect significant coronary artery disease using a non-invasive simple, short respiratory stress test

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Edelman Public Relations) Newly published data confirm a non-invasive respiratory stress response can quickly and accurately measure the presence of significant coronary artery disease, the leading cause of cardiovascular death worldwide.

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GE Healthcare Aisys and Avance Anesthesia Systems: Recall

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Defective control board wiring harnesses can cause the machine to unexpectedly shut down, terminating ventilation, anesthetic delivery, and potentially patient monitoring.

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HCA hospitals pioneer revolutionary real time hygiene auditing system

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

HCA's six leading independent hospitals in central London have all been awarded the top five star status for cleanliness and safety in the first UK survey by the revolutionary electronic Quality Inspection Tool, e-QIT. The hospitals, The Wellington, The London Bridge Hospital, The Harley...

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