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Microscopes fit within a miniaturized chip

December 21, 2010 3:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Using a plate of silicon containing dozens of miniature lenses, scientists at Harvard University, United States, say they are very close to putting large capacity of microscopes used in their laboratories inside a device no bigger than a chip computer.

ERT Announces the Appointment of Joel Morganroth, MD as Interim CEO

December 21, 2010 3:33 am | by RealWire | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, PA, 21 December 2010 - ERT, a global provider of technology and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today confirmed that the effective date of the previously announced retirement of Dr. Michael J. McKelvey, its President and CEO, is...

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Advanced Laser Therapy Solutions for Women's Hair Loss

December 20, 2010 10:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LONDON, Dec. 21, 2010 /- Many Women suffering from hair loss are turning to Advanced Hair Studio s and discovering advanced laser therapy as a method along with other procedures to overcome thinning hair. This method of hair restoration has been shown to be affective in helping a woman's...

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Silence Therapeutics Provides Year-end Update

December 20, 2010 10:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LONDON, Dec. 21, 2010 /- Silence Therapeutics plc (AIM: SLN) ("Silence" or the "Company"), a leading global biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery, development and delivery of targeted, systemic RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics for the treatment of serious diseases, today...

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DSM to buy US biotech company Martek for $1.09B

December 20, 2010 9:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Royal DSM NV, the Dutch chemicals company, says it plans to buy US biotech firm Martek Biosciences Corp for $1.09 billion (€83 million) in cash, in a management supported deal.The Dutch company says its $31.50 per share offer for Martek represents a 35 percent premium to Martek's closing price...

Quitting menthol cigarettes may be harder for some smokers

December 20, 2010 8:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Penn State) Menthol cigarettes may be harder to quit, particularly for some teens and African-Americans, who have the highest menthol cigarette use, according to a study by a team of researchers.

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Stem Cells Made with RNA

December 20, 2010 8:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A new technique could provide safer cells for human therapies

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Breakthrough in TB Diagnostics

December 20, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A rapid genetic test for tuberculosis could have a huge impact on global health.

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Genome-wide hunt reveals links to abnormal rhythms behind sudden death, heart damage

December 20, 2010 2:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) A study among almost 50,000 people worldwide has identified DNA sequence variations linked with the heart's electrical rhythm in several surprising regions among 22 locations across the human genome. The variants were found by an international...

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Playing by the rules? New book examines relationship between law and sport(2)

December 20, 2010 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Queen's University Belfast) From match fixing, to doping allegations, to contract disputes, a new book by a Queen's University Belfast law expert analyses the relationship between modern sport and the law. In the wake of well-publicised disputes, such as Wayne Rooney's contractual...

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Playing by the rules? New book examines relationship between law and sport

December 20, 2010 2:34 pm | Comments

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Urodynamix Announces Change in Directors and Officers

December 20, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Urodynamix Technologies Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: URO) today announces that Dave Rankin and David Raffa have been appointed to its Board of Directors and that Pierre Leduc, Barry Allan and Tanner Philp have stepped down as directors.Dave Rankin is co-founder and VP Business Development of...

WellCare says Berg will give up executive post

December 20, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc. said Monday that Charles Berg, who became executive chairman of the company's board in January 2008, will become non-executive chairman on Jan. 1.WellCare said Berg's employment agreement ends Dec. 31. The company created the executive chairman position...

Boston Scientific Announces Election of Dr. Kristina M. Johnson to its Board of Directors

December 20, 2010 12:33 pm | by Boston Scientific | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has elected Kristina M. Johnson, Ph.D., as a Director, effective January 1

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Celera names Merriweather finance chief

December 20, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Genetic testing company Celera named Alfred Merriweather as senior vice president and chief financial officer Monday.Ugo DeBlasi resigned as chief financial officer for the California in October to be closer to his family in Connecticut, the company said.Merriweather previously worked as the...

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