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Tolerx, GSK diabetes drug candidate misses goal

March 13, 2011 8:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

A Phase 3 clinical study of a type 1 diabetes treatment by Cambridge biotech Tolerx Inc., in conjunction with British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, failed to meet its primary endpoint.

Department of Energy announces funding to support the next generation of American scientists and engineers

March 13, 2011 8:37 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Fellowship programs to support innovative research and ensure U.S. leadership in clean energy.

A New Approach to Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

March 13, 2011 8:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

An engineered protein reduces arthritis symptoms in mice.

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Miniature 'wearable' PET scanner ready for use

March 13, 2011 11:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Scientists have demonstrated the efficacy of a "wearable," portable PET scanner they've developed for rats. The device will give neuroscientists a new tool for simultaneously studying brain function and behavior in fully awake, moving animals.

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Futures in Biotech 77: How The Environment And A Single Protein Influence Evolution

March 11, 2011 4:36 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Hosts: Marc Pelletier and Vincent Racaniello How The Environment And A Single Protein Influence Evolution. Guests: Susan Lindquist, Ph.D. and Daniel Jarosz, Ph.D. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and suggestions on Futures in Biotech. Also thanks to Phil...

Covidien Receives FDA Approval for South African-Produced Medical Isotope Based on Low-Enriched Uranium

March 11, 2011 4:34 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Mar 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) derived from low-enriched uranium (LEU) in the production of...

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Edwards Lifesciences buys Embrella Cardiovascular

March 11, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Heart valve maker Edwards Lifesciences Corp. said Friday that it has completed the purchase of Embrella Cardiovascular Inc. for $43 million in cash.Embrella developed a single-use disposable deflector system that can be used during heart procedures without blocking blood flow to the brain. The...

SciFri 031111 Hour 2: Human Aging / Sleep / Science Diction: Clone

March 11, 2011 1:38 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Joe Palca talks with researchers about how primates age, Americans' sleep problems, and the origins of the word 'clone.'

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SciFri 031111 Hour 1: Tsunami / Sweetness / Robot Opera

March 11, 2011 1:38 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Joe Palca talks with researchers about seismology, taste sensation, and adding robots to a classic art form.

Class I, II Devicemakers Must Continue Malfunction Reports

March 11, 2011 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Manufacturers and importers of all devices must continue to submit malfunction reports as they await a promised easing of requirements for Class I devices and Class II devices that are not permanently implantable, life supporting or life sustaining.

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Senate Clears Patent Reform Bill in Victory for Devicemakers

March 11, 2011 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Device manufacturers have won a victory in Congress now that the Senate has passed patent-reform legislation that includes several provisions favorable to the industry.

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Halozyme 4Q loss widens on revenue dip

March 11, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Biotechnology company Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. on Friday reported a wider fourth-quarter loss due to lower revenue and higher costs.The developer of enzyme-focused products, said it lost $16.9 million, or 17 cents per share, in the last three months of 2010, compared with a loss of $12.7...

Gilead tells shareholders to reject tender offer

March 11, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drug maker Gilead Sciences Inc. on Friday recommended shareholders reject an unsolicited "mini-tender" offer by TRC Capital Corp. to buy up to 3 million shares, or less than 1 percent, of the company's common stock.TRC is offering to buy the stock at $37.25 per share, which is 4.6 percent less than...

Inhibitex 4Q loss widens on costs

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

Biotechnology company Inhibitex Inc. reported a wider fourth-quarter loss Friday, as it continued developing a potential treatment for shingles and a potential drug for hepatitis C.Inhibitex reported a net loss of $7 million, or 11 cents per share, for the three months ended Dec. 31 compared...

Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Congratulates R & B and Pop Icon Gloria Gaynor, Named 'Woman of the Year' by Arthritis Foundation

March 11, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 11, 2011 /- Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. congratulates GRAMMY® award-winning recording artist Gloria Gaynor, who will receive the inaugural Woman of the Year award from the Arthritis Foundation's New York Chapter.  As part of the Foundation's arthritis...

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