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TSX to open lower; commodities slip as China surprises with trade deficit

March 10, 2011 3:45 am | by Malcolm Morrison-Associated Press | Comments

The Toronto stock market headed for a lower open Thursday as prices for oil and metals slid in the wake of disappointing trade data from China.Soft commodity prices helped push the Canadian dollar down 0.28 of a cent to 102.95 cents US.U.S. futures were lower after China reported a surprise...

Sam's Club® Offers Free Allergy Health Screenings

March 10, 2011 2:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 10, 2011 /- Warm weather will soon be on its way, bringing joy to many people looking forward to the sunshine and blossoming flowers.  However, the changing of seasons also marks the onset of spring allergies for more than 40 million Americans.  On...

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Bridgelux demonstrates 135 lm/W GaN-on-silicon LED

March 9, 2011 8:34 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Bridgelux Inc. of Livermore, California USA, announced today its first major lab-based development, a demonstration of 135 Lumens per Watt GaN-on-silicon-based LED technology.

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An On-Off Switch for Anxiety

March 9, 2011 7:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers discover a brain circuit that can instantly dampen-or exacerbate-anxiety in mice.

CardioComm Solutions, Inc. Closes Debt Settlement

March 9, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

CardioComm Solutions, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: EKG) ("CardioComm" or the "Company") today announced that it has closed its previously announced debt settlement under which it issued 1,400,000 common shares in recognition of $70,000 worth of services provided by four firms with a long term...

FDA approves first new drug for lupus in 56 years

March 9, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new drug to treat lupus since 1955, a milestone that medical experts say could prompt development of other drugs that are even more effective in treating the debilitating illness.Known as Benlysta, the injectable drug is designed to treat...

Summary Box: Walgreen sells PBM unit to Catalyst

March 9, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE DEAL: Walgreen Co. is selling Walgreens Health Initiatives, its pharmacy benefits management business, to Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. for $525 million.THE STRATEGY: The pharmacy benefits unit was not a major part of Walgreen's business compared to its drugstores, but the deal more than...

CSI and alien invaders in Puerto Rico

March 9, 2011 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Entomological Society of America) "CSI Puerto Rico: Adventures in Forensic Entomology" and "Invasive Alien Species in the Caribbean Basin of Concern to the USA" are just two of the symposia that will be presented at a joint meeting between the Southeastern Branch of the...

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Cantel Medical Corp. to Present at The Sidoti & Company LLC Fifteenth Annual Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum

March 9, 2011 11:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., March 9, 2011 /- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN ) announced today that Andrew A. Krakauer, President & CEO, will be presenting at the Sidoti & Company, LLC Fifteenth Annual Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum. The formal presentation is scheduled for...

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BioTox Sciences (BTS) Deploys eStudyâ„¢ Hosted Solution for Management of GLP & Non-GLP Preclinical Studies

March 9, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CARY, N.C., March 9, 2011 /- iAdvantage Software, Inc. , a leading solutions provider for managing development and pre-clinical life science studies, today announced that BioTox Sciences (BTS) , a GLP Contract Research Organization, headquartered in San Diego, California, is deploying the...

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Trinity Biotech plc to Present at the ROTH Capital Partners 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference

March 9, 2011 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DUBLIN, March 9, 2011 /- Trinity Biotech plc (Nasdaq: TRIB ), a leading developer and manufacturer of diagnostic products for the point-of-care and clinical laboratory markets, today announced that it will present at the ROTH Capital Partners 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference at the...

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ViroPharma board approves $150 million buyback

March 9, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

ViroPharma Inc. said Wednesday that its board of directors approved a program to buy back up to $150 million in stock and 2 percent senior convertible notes due 2017.The company had about 78.1 million shares of common stock outstanding as of Dec. 31.Shares of ViroPharma rose 99 cents, or 5.5...

AeroDef Sessions to Show How OEMs, Suppliers Are Creating 'Digital Thread'

March 9, 2011 8:35 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

Anaheim, March 9, 2011 — The concept of a digital thread — several supply chain partners with different skill sets, systems and processes, working together with OEMs to integrate aerospace and defense manufacturing to a greater degree than has ever been accomplished in the...

Abnormal neural activity recorded from the deep brain of Parkinson's disease and dystonia patients

March 9, 2011 7:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute for Physiological Sciences) An international joint research team led by Professor Toru Itakura and Assistant Professor Hiroki Nishibayashi from Wakayama Medical University, Japan, Professor Atsushi Nambu from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences,...

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High-volume portable music players may impair ability to clearly discriminate sounds

March 9, 2011 7:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute for Physiological Sciences) The study was a collaboration between Drs. Hidehiko Okamoto and Ryusuke Kakigi from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan, and Drs. Christo Pantev and Henning Teismann from the University of Muenster. The...

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