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A Time-Lapse Movie Shot Inside the Brain

January 25, 2011 7:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A tiny endoscope keeps watch over a particular spot in the brain as it develops, or degenerates with disease.

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Ohio to use assisted-suicide drug in executions

January 25, 2011 6:45 pm | by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS - AP Legal Affairs Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Ohio is set to become the first state to execute condemned inmates with a surgical sedative sometimes used in assisted suicides, a switch made as the shortage of the drug normally used for executions has worsened.Beginning in March, the state execution team will use a single, powerful dose of...

BioVex to be acquired by Amgen for up to $1 billion

January 25, 2011 4:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

One of the original biotech stars, Amgen, has reached agreement to acquire Woburn-based BioVex Group Inc. for what could total $1 billion – $425 million in upfront cash and up to $575 million in additional payments based on regulatory and sales milestones.

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RainDance Technologies raises $38M funding round

January 25, 2011 4:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Lexington-based RainDance Technologies Inc., a provider of microdroplet-based tools for single molecule and single cell analysis, announced that it has closed a $37.5 million Series D financing round.

Rambus acquires patented innovations and technology from Imagine Designs

January 25, 2011 4:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Hires key inventor Brian Richardson.

Thermal Nanotape to transform packaging applications

January 25, 2011 4:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Novel nanostructured materials promise longer device life for less cost than current solder solutions .

Breakthrough in low temperature growth of carbon nanotubes

January 25, 2011 4:36 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Researchers at the University of Surrey have discovered a way to grow high-quality carbon nanotubes over large areas at substrate temperatures below 350ºC, according to findings published this month in Carbon journal.

Stryker 4th-quarter profit drops nearly 4 percent

January 25, 2011 2:47 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Stryker Corp. said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit fell about 4 percent, as a $124-million impairment charge and a jump in selling, general and administrative expenses weighed on the medical device maker's performance.The Kalamazoo, Mich., company earned $295 million, or 74 cents per share,...

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FDA warns AngioDynamics on NanoKnife marketing(2)

January 25, 2011 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device maker AngioDynamics Inc. said Tuesday it received a warning letter from regulators about marketing claims promoting its NanoKnife surgical system.The Food and Drug Administration warned AngioDynamics that some of the company's statements promote use of NanoKnife in indications...

FDA warns AngioDynamics on NanoKnife marketing

January 25, 2011 2:45 pm | Comments

Medical device maker AngioDynamics Inc. said Tuesday it received a warning letter from regulators about marketing claims promoting its NanoKnife surgical system.The Food and Drug Administration warned AngioDynamics that some of the company's statements promote use of NanoKnife in indications...

Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. Announces New President of SunBridge Healthcare, LLC

January 25, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNH) announced the recent promotion of Logan Sexton to president of SunBridge Healthcare, LLC, Sun's inpatient subsidiary.Sexton joined SunBridge in 2008 as the senior vice president of operations in the southeast division. Prior to joining SunBridge,...

Database architecture, interface design key in researcher's aim for future EMR

January 25, 2011 12:35 pm | by Arizona State University | Comments

Graduate researcher Kyle Larkin analyzes the hit and misses of the EMR industry in hope to develop a seamless database architecture that benefits all users.read more

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Professors earn grant to find key, unlock Alzheimer's

January 25, 2011 12:34 pm | by Arizona State University | Comments

ASU professors Carl Wagner and Peter Jurutka have won a Thome Memorial Foundation grant to conduct Alzheimer's drug discovery research.read more

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Ohio to use surgical drug in lethal injections

January 25, 2011 11:45 am | by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS - AP Legal Affairs Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The state is switching its lethal injection drug from a scarce anesthetic to one commonly used in surgery as a shortage of the drug normally used for executions has worsened, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announced Tuesday.Beginning in March, the state execution team will...

Researchers identify gene variants linked to hepatitis C treatment-related anemia

January 25, 2011 10:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) In two recent studies, researchers have identified two functional variants in the inosine triphosphatase gene that protect patients with hepatitis C virus against anemia brought on by antiviral treatment. The ability to identify those patients protected against...

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