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Scientists find the first evidence of genetically modified plants in the wild

August 5, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Ecological Society of America) Research is continually emerging on the impacts of invasive species, pollution and environmental disasters on ecosystems and communities. Ecological scientists will discuss widespread environmental changes -- from the recent discovery of genetically...


How to Keep Muscles Young: Eat Less Food

August 5, 2010 8:37 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Caloric restriction and exercise slow muscle decline in mice.

Construction Under Way on $185M Proton Therapy Center

August 5, 2010 6:33 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

Health care leaders broke ground Aug. 5 on a $185 million proton therapy center that Scripps Health will use to treat cancer patients.


PerkinElmer 2Q net income doubles on acquisition

August 5, 2010 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PerkinElmer Inc., which makes medical instruments, said Thursday its fiscal second-quarter net income more than doubled, helped by a gain on an acquisition and other items.For the three months ended July 4, PerkinElmer's net income jumped to $57.6 million, or 49 cents per share, from $21.5...

ResMed 4Q profit grows 17 percent as sales rise

August 5, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Respiratory equipment maker ResMed Inc. said Thursday its profit rose 17 percent in the fiscal fourth quarter as its sales climbed.The company also said it approved a two-for-one stock split scheduled to take place around Aug. 30.ResMed said it earned $53.2 million, or 68 cents per share, in...

BioMimetic reports 2Q net loss of $7.7M

August 5, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc. said Thursday that its second-quarter loss widened from the year before due to a sharp decline in investment income.The medical product maker's revenue fell short of Wall Street's expectations. Its shares slipped 13 cents to $9.55 in after-hours trading.The company...

ATS Medical shareholders approve sale to Medtronic

August 5, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Heart device maker ATS Medical Inc. said Thursday its shareholders have approved the company's $350 million sale to Medtronic Inc., the world's largest medical device maker. ATS Medical said it held a shareholder meeting Thursday, and stockholders owning 61.3 million shares — or 75.3 percent of...


LHC Group posts 20.4 percent profit boost

August 5, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Home health provider LHC Group Inc. posted a 20 percent increase in second-quarter earnings that just missed analysts' forecasts.But investors were cool to the report, sending LHC shares down 3.7 percent in Thursday trading.For the April-through-June period, LHC said it earned $12.4 million, or...


iCAD gets FDA nod for colon cancer detection product

August 5, 2010 10:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Nashua, N.H.-based image and analysis solutions company iCAD Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the company's VeraLook computer-aided detection product used to analyze virtual colonoscopy exams.

Microfluidics International Corporation to Report Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results on August 10, 2010

August 5, 2010 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEWTON, Mass. , Aug. 5 /- Microfluidics International Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: MFLU ) announced today the Company will release second quarter 2010 financial results on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 , at 8:30am ET . (Logo: )...


JumpStart Ventures Invests In and Provides Entrepreneurial Assistance to Drug Development Company

August 5, 2010 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CLEVELAND , Aug. 5 /- JumpStart Ventures , which invests in and partners with innovative, early-stage companies in Northeast Ohio , announced an investment commitment of $250,000 in drug development company ChanRx. The two-year-old company is developing a pharmaceutical compound to treat...


Cornerstone Therapeutics Announces Development of Generic for Tussionex®

August 5, 2010 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CARY, N.C. , Aug. 5 /- Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CRTX ) ("Cornerstone" or the "Company"), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing significant products primarily for the respiratory and related markets, today announced that its...


Diagnostics firm Ikonisys lands $3.8M

August 5, 2010 8:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Ikonisys Inc., a New Haven, Conn.-based diagnostics device firm, has raised $3.8 million of a planned $12 million equity and warrants offering, according to a regulatory filing. The company develops a platform that serves as the basis of diagnostic products for identifying cancer and birth defects.


Agendia Inaugurates New State-of-the-Art Genomics Laboratory in Irvine

August 5, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

IRVINE, California , and AMSTERDAM , August 5, 2010 /- Agendia, a world leader in molecular cancer diagnostics, today announced the inauguration of a new state-of-the-art clinical genomics laboratory in Irvine, CA. Previously, Agendia's offices and laboratory were located in Huntington...


Omnicare 2Q net income falls, shares drop

August 5, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Omnicare Inc. said Thursday its net income fell 60 percent in the second quarter on lower pharmacy services revenue.The company, which dispenses drugs to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, also cut its outlook for the year, helping to send its shares down 11 percent in morning trading...


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