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Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Adverse Event Pilot Program for Medical Pro...

December 7, 2010 4:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The FDA is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency.

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Aetna to spend $500M on technology company

December 7, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Insurer Aetna says it will spend about $500 million to buy health information technology company Medicity, which develops systems that allow doctors and hospitals to coordinate care and share information.The Hartford, Conn., managed care company says the deal will speed up its growth in health...

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China-Biotics Attended National Probiotics Seminar

December 7, 2010 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHANGHAI, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China-Biotics, Inc. ("China-Biotics" or "the Company"), (Nasdaq: CHBT ) the leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of probiotics products in China, today announced that a delegation from the Company's research and development...

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Apexigen, Inc. Announces Collaboration for Antibody Discovery

December 7, 2010 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BURLINGAME, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 /- Apexigen, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a collaboration and worldwide license agreement with Centocor Research & Development, Inc. and its affiliates to utilize Apexigen's proprietary therapeutic antibody technologies to discover and...

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ABB to acquire Baldor Electric company

December 6, 2010 10:39 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

ABB and Baldor Electric Company have agreed that ABB will acquire Baldor in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $4.2 billion, including $1.1 billion of net debt.

CenterPoint energy selects ABB for intelligent grid automation deployment

December 6, 2010 10:39 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, a subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. announced today that it has selected ABB, a leading power and automation technology company, for the electric company?s intelligent grid Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS).

New UCLA study raises questions about genetic testing of newborns

December 6, 2010 10:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Sociological Association) Mandatory genetic screening of newborns for rare diseases is creating unexpected upheaval for families whose infants test positive for risk factors but show no immediate signs of the diseases, a new UCLA study warns.

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Influenza virus strains show increasing drug resistance and ability to spread

December 6, 2010 10:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Two new studies raise public health concerns about increasing antiviral resistance among certain influenza viruses, their ability to spread, and a lack of alternative antiviral treatment options. The findings are published in the Jan. 1 issue of...

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Abiomed ends study using Impella heart device

December 6, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Abiomed Inc. said Monday it is ending a study using its Impella heart product because the results will likely fall short of the main goal of reducing major adverse events related to surgery.The company said it based the move on a recommendation from an independent monitoring board.The Impella...

American Medical Response parent buys Calif. firm

December 6, 2010 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — The parent of national medical transport company American Medical Response said Monday it will buy Doctor's Ambulance Service, which holds emergency-service contracts in Orange County, Calif.AMR's parent, Emergency Medical Services Corp., did not disclose the terms...

Geron plans to sell more stock; shares slip

December 6, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Geron Corp., which develops treatments for cancer and other diseases, said Monday it plans to sell an undisclosed amount of stock to the public.The shares fell sharply in extended trading.Geron said the plan was subject to market conditions and it couldn't guarantee the size or terms of the...

Cephalon CEO on indefinite medical leave

December 6, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Biotechnology company Cephalon Inc. said Monday that Chairman and CEO Frank Baldino Jr. will not be resuming his duties at the company in 2010 and will remain on a medical leave of absence indefinitely.In August, the company said Baldino took a medical leave, but did not provide additional...

DFG establishes 10 new research training groups

December 6, 2010 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) In order to further strengthen the position of early career researchers in Germany, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft is establishing 10 new research training groups. This decision has just been taken by the relevant DFG grants committee in Bonn.

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JCI online early table of contents: Dec. 6, 2010

December 6, 2010 10:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Journal of Clinical Investigation) This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy papers to be published online, Dec. 6, 2010, in the JCI: "Alpha-2 integrin: a protein predictor of tumor spread?;" "A DEDD cert to support embryo...

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