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HEALTHY IMPACT

January 30, 2011 10:32 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Health care reform may be a permanent fix to provide every American with basic medical services, but look to temporary staffing firms to do a lot of the heavy - and challenging - lifting on the patient care recruitment front.

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Study finds little decline in hepatitis C infections among injection drug users

January 30, 2011 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Infectious Diseases Society of America) A recent 20-year study of injection drug users in Baltimore found a significant decline in new cases of HIV infection but only a slight decline in new cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The findings suggest that efforts to curb...

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Despite China's might, US factories maintain edge

January 30, 2011 7:45 pm | by PAUL WISEMAN - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | Comments

U.S. factories are closing. American manufacturing jobs are reappearing overseas. China's industrial might is growing each year.And it might seem as if the United States doesn't make world-class goods as well as some other nations."There's no reason Europe or China should have the fastest...

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Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Results for the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of Fiscal Year 2011

January 30, 2011 1:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DETROIT, Jan. 30, 2011 /- Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (NYSE Amex: CPD ) generated net sales of $40.4 million and $268.2 million in the third quarter and first nine months of its Fiscal Year 2011, respectively, as compared to $52.0 million and $178.4 million, respectively, for...

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Scripps Research scientists reveal key mechanism governing nicotine addiction

January 30, 2011 9:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have identified a pathway in the brain that regulates an individual's vulnerability to the addictive properties of nicotine. The findings suggest a new target for anti-smoking therapies.

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Silicon laboratories expands timing solutions with acquisition of SpectraLinear

January 28, 2011 6:32 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today announced the acquisition of Silicon Valley-based SpectraLinear, a late-stage private company offering integrated timing solutions. Silicon Labs acquired the talented...

University Receives $5.8M for Stem Cell Research

January 28, 2011 4:34 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, aka CIRM, has awarded three grants totaling nearly $5.8 million to researchers at UC San Diego.

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Ambrilia Biopharma stock to be delisted; shares plunge over 60 per cent on TSX

January 28, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Stock in Ambrilia Biopharma Inc. (TSX:AMB) plunged more than 55 per cent Friday after the insolvent biotech company announced it would not challenge a move to delist it from the Toronto Stock Exchange.At the company's request, the TSX agreed to allow the shares to trade for 48 hours before...

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BioTime acquires biotech company assets for $250K

January 28, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

BioTime Inc. said Friday it has acquired substantially all the assets from biotech company Cell Targeting Inc. for $250,000, a move aimed at bolstering its slate of embryonic stem-cell therapy products.BioTime issued 261,959 common shares as part of the deal and its stock fell 62 cents, or 7.6...

Vitamin D deficiency alters lung growth and decreases lung function

January 28, 2011 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Previously linked to the severity of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in humans, vitamin D deficiency has now been shown to alter lung structure and function in young mice. The new study, conducted by researchers in Australia, offers the...

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Lilly Alzheimer & #8217;s Imaging Agent Gets a Conditional Panel Vote

January 28, 2011 12:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

An FDA advisory committee said an Eli Lilly contrast agent that may be useful in predicting Alzheimer’s disease could be approved if the company conducts physician training to make sure brain scans are read consistently.

FDA & #8217;s Pediatric Grant Program Addresses Crucial Unmet Needs

January 28, 2011 12:34 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Developers of devices to address unmet pediatric needs may qualify for a piece of a $2.5 million FDA grant.

New Report Identifies The Top Trends Impacting The Retail Supply Chain Over The Next Decade

January 28, 2011 10:40 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

Consumers will drive the need for greater supply chain collaboration over the next decade, according to a study by the Consumer Goods Forum and Capgemini titled "Future Value Chain 2020: Building Strategies for the New Decade."The report predicts

Burg Simpson Leads National Litigation Against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.

January 28, 2011 10:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DENVER, Jan. 28, 2011 /- Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of the nation's leading plaintiff litigation law firms, is delighted to announce that shareholder, Seth. A. Katz, has been appointed by the Hon. David A. Katz to serve as a member of the Plaintiffs' Steering...

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Physiotherapy Associates Announces New Clinic in Castle Rock, CO

January 28, 2011 10:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

EXTON, Penn., Jan. 28, 2011 /- Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, announces a new clinic location in Castle Rock, CO. The clinic offers a comprehensive range of physical therapy services, including: orthopedics; back and neck...

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