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Quest Diagnostics approves $250M stock buyback

October 20, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical lab operator Quest Diagnostics Inc. said Wednesday it approved the repurchase of as much as $250 million in stock.Quest said it had about 170 million shares on the market as of Sept. 30. The company had approved a $750 million stock buyback in January and has already completed it....

PBS-Bio works with 3 new firms to accelerate cancer drug development

October 20, 2010 1:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) In an industry that faces increasing challenges in delivering new drugs to patients, Predictive Biomarker Sciences today announced three new contracts aimed at bringing new medicines to the marketplace.

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New ratings of American hospitals released with quality study by HealthGrades

October 19, 2010 10:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(HealthGrades) A new independent study by HealthGrades of patient outcomes at America's hospitals found that patients at 5-star rated hospitals had a 72 percent lower risk of dying compared with patients at 1-star-rated hospitals -- an enormous gap that has held steady over the past years...

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Entomological Foundation names 2010 award winners

October 19, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Entomological Society of America) The Entomological Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a future for entomology by educating young people about science through insects, has announced the winners of its 2010 student and professional awards.

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Devastating impact of spinal osteoporotic fractures revealed on World Osteoporosis Day

October 19, 2010 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) A new report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) for World Osteoporosis Day puts the spotlight on the severe impact of spinal fractures and calls on health professionals to recognize the signs of these fractures in their patients.

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EVG unveils EVG520L3 next-generation wafer bonding system with key cost-of-ownership advantages for advanced packaging and MEMS applications

October 19, 2010 8:33 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

New wafer bonder from EVG enables 3-5x throughput improvement for breakthrough cost-of-ownership performance

CEA-Leti demonstrates first single-impulse active 3D imaging matrix operating at infrared frequency

October 19, 2010 8:32 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

CEA-Leti said today it has demonstrated the first single-impulse active 3D imaging matrix operating at infrared frequency capable of returning a three-dimensional image of a distant object with a spatial resolution of 30cm from a single-laser flash, providing excellent stealth.

Brazil Funds Malaria-Fighting Goats

October 19, 2010 8:32 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Opposition to transgenic animals in the United States means the technology could develop faster elsewhere.

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Boston Sci posts 3Q profit despite sales drop

October 19, 2010 1:45 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of medical device maker Boston Scientific jumped Tuesday after the company said it swung to a profit in the third quarter thanks to lower restructuring costs.The higher earnings came despite a decline in sales of the company's top-selling devices, heart-pacing devices and artery-opening...

Intuitive Surgical 3Q profit rises 34 percent

October 19, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intuitive Surgical Inc. on Wednesday said its third-quarter net income rose 34 percent on better sales of its minimally invasive surgical platform, da Vinci.Overall, sales climbed 23 percent, but they came short of Wall Street estimates, and the company shares dropped more than 7 percent in the...

Psychiatric Solutions 3Q profit jumps 88 percent

October 19, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Behavioral hospital operator Psychiatric Solutions Inc. said Tuesday its third-quarter net income rose 88 percent on a boost in admissions.Psychiatric Solutions runs hospitals in 32 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It said total admissions rose 10.7 percent during the quarter....

Futures in Biotech 69: The Power Of Yeast Genetics

October 19, 2010 12:36 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Hosts: Marc Pelletier and Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D., host of This Week in Virology and This Week in Parasitism, Professor of Microbiology, Columbia University, New York, NY. Looking at one of the most powerful genetic model systems: Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Guest: Malcolm Whiteway, Ph.D...

Experts discuss S-equol data at ninth international symposium on role of soy

October 19, 2010 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Porter Novelli) The latest research into the health effects and safety of a soy-based compound called S-equol was described in presentations by experts at a special session during the Ninth International Symposium on the Role of Soy in Health Promotion and Chronic Disease...

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Tylenol 8 Hour Caplets 50 Count: Recall

October 19, 2010 12:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Uncharacteristic musty or moldy odor.

Mylan Declares Quarterly Preferred Stock Dividend

October 19, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that in accordance with its 2.139 million preferred stock issuance, the company has declared its quarterly dividend of $16.25 per share (based on the annual dividend rate of 6.5% and a liquidation preference of $1,000.00 per...

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