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S & P announces changes to MidCap 400, SmallCap 600

November 4, 2010 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's announced several changes Thursday to its MidCap 400 and SmallCap 600 indices due to acquisitions.S&P said that Bottomline Technologies Inc. will join the SmallCap 600 after trading finishes on Nov. 9, replacing Osteotech Inc., which is being purchased by Medtronic Inc.S&P...

Charles River Laboratories to cut 4 percent of jobs

November 4, 2010 5:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Wilmington-based life sciences tools and services company Charles River Laboratories International Inc. will lay off 4 percent of its staff in a move the company said will save $40 million per year. According to recent research with the company claiming 8,500 total employees, the layoffs...

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Scripps Research team implicates wayward DNA-repair enzyme in Friedreich's ataxia

November 4, 2010 5:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Scripps Research Institute) Scripps Research Institute scientists have taken a step closer to understanding the cause of Friedreich's ataxia, a debilitating neurological condition that affects tens of thousands of people worldwide, and so far has no cure.

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Genetic deletion discovered as risk factor for autism and schizophrenia

November 4, 2010 5:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Emory University) Researchers have identified the deletion of a genomic region on chromosome 17 as a significant risk factor for autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia. A mutation of one of the genes in the deleted interval already is a known cause of renal cysts and diabetes syndrome.

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New PinPoint® MEMS gyro - outstanding performance for low budgets

November 4, 2010 5:36 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

This latest device from established MEMS gyro supplier Silicon Sensing is in action at Electronica, November 9 ? 12, 2010 - Hall A2, stand 118.

Screening with low dose CT scans significantly reduces lung cancer deaths

November 4, 2010 5:34 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

The National Cancer Institute released initial results from a large-scale clinical trial showing lung cancer screening with low-dose CT reduced mortality by 20% when compared to standard chest x-rays.

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FDA lowers regulatory hurdle for digital mammography

November 4, 2010 5:33 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

For the vast majority of medical imaging devices, passing FDA review is a snap: Show equivalence to a device already on the market, wait a few months, and release the announcement that your new product is ready for U.S. patients. But not for full field digital mammography systems.

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Sunrise Senior Living posts 3Q profit; stock jumps

November 4, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sunrise Senior Living Inc. reported a third-quarter profit after settling a legal dispute with a competitor, sending its shares surging in Thursday trading.The real estate investment trust runs senior living communities in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. It said it earned $18.7...

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Parexel Consulting hires ex-FDA compliance chief

November 4, 2010 12:36 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Edwin Rivera-Martinez, former chief of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's International Compliance Branch, has joined Parexel Consulting as technical vice president of the Strategic Compliance Services team.

BU lands $4M grant for arthritis research center

November 4, 2010 12:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Boston University will be getting a research and training center on arthritis at Sargent College, its College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences. The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research gave a $4 million grant to associate professor Julie Keysor, who will serve...

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Biogen ends collaboration with Cardiokine

November 4, 2010 12:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Biogen Idec Inc. and its Philadelphia-based partner Cardiokine Inc. have ended a collaboration on lixivaptan, a drug candidate for hyponatremia, or low sodium levels in the blood.

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ThermoGenesis Signs Major Bone Marrow Product Distribution Agreement in China

November 4, 2010 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /- ThermoGenesis Corp. (Nasdaq: KOOL ), a leading supplier of innovative products and services that process and store adult stem cells, said today it has signed a distribution agreement covering China and Hong Kong for its products used to prepare cell...

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Gentris Corporation Names New Chief Scientific Advisor

November 4, 2010 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Nov. 4, 2010 /- Gentris Corporation ( www.gentris.com ), a global leader in applied clinical pharmacogenomics, announced today that Howard McLeod, Pharm.D., from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) has become the Company's first Chief Scientific...

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Luminex Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results

November 4, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 4, 2010 /- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ) today announced financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010.  Financial and operating highlights include the following: Consolidated third quarter revenue was $33.9 million, a 16...

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Lung Cancer Screening Holds Significant Promise in Saving Millions of Lives

November 4, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what is a watershed moment in the effort to save lives from the nation's number one cancer killer, groundbreaking news from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) today confirms what many in the public health community have long held out...

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