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Axial Biotech Wins 2010 Best New Spinal Technology Award

October 5, 2010 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 5 /- Axial Biotech, Inc., a company revolutionizing spine care through the development of molecular diagnostic technologies, was selected as a winner at the 2010 Spine Technology Awards. Sponsored by Orthopedics This Week , the largest weekly publication in the spine...

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Coach teams with Luxottica on eyewear deal

October 5, 2010 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Handbag and accessories company Coach Inc. is teaming with Luxottica Group SpA to release prescription eyewear beginning in 2012.The multiyear deal includes renewal options, the companies said Tuesday. Further terms were not disclosed.The licensing agreement with Luxottica, an Italian eyewear...

Chest news briefs: CPAP may cause facial changes

October 4, 2010 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American College of Chest Physicians) News briefs from the October 2010 issue of the journal Chest feature studies related to CPAP and craniofacial changes, risk of DVT and catheter size, and CPAP adherence.

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New Chip Captures Hard-to-Find Tumor Cells

October 4, 2010 9:30 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The devices may one day help patients skip invasive and painful biopsies.

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Documents the Center for Devices and Radiological Health is Considering for Development (FY11)

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This is the list of guidance documents CDRH is considering for development this year (2011). CDRH plans to update this list every year. CDRH invites interested persons to submit comments on any or all of the guidance documents on the list to docket...

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NIH Awards $14.6M Translational Cardiovascular Nanomedicine Center

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Tech and Emory University have received a five-year $14.6 million contract from NIH to continue the development of nanotechnology and biomolecular engineering tools and methodologies for detecting and treating atherosclerosis.

Genzyme’s suitor Sanofi goes hostile with $18.5B offer

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Genzyme Corp. has become the target of a hostile takeover bid by suitor Sanofi-aventis, the French pharmaceutical giant that so far has been rejected in its attempts purchase Genzyme for approximately $18.5 billion.

UNL gains grant to expand laser research

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has received nearly $2 million in federal stimulus funds from the National Science Foundation for renovations to expand its high-power laser research capabilities. The grant from NSF's Academic Research Infrastructure Program is funded through the...

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GeneSiC wins receives funds to develop of silicon carbide thyristor-based devices

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Advanced Research Projects Agency ? Energy (ARPA-E) has entered into a Cooperative Agreement with the GeneSiC Semiconductor-led team towards the development of the novel ultra high-voltage silicon carbide (SiC) Thyristor based devices.

Satcon partners with GCL Solar for strategic manufacturing agreement

October 4, 2010 8:32 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Satcon Technology Corp. just announced a strategic manufacturing agreement with GCL Solar Systems Ltd to boost production of their 500kW PowerGate Plus line of solar PV inverters for the Asia Pacific market.

Onconova announces FDA agreement of a SPA for a pivotal phase 3 trial of Estybon in MDS

October 4, 2010 1:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(PR on Call) Onconova Therapeutics announced agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration regarding a Special Protocol Assessment for the design of a pivotal Phase 3 trial for Estybon as monotherapy in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. The SPA provides FDA evaluation...

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Professor Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Lawson is awarded the 2011 Herman Skolnik Award

October 4, 2010 1:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier Properties SA today congratulated its Research and Development Director, Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Lawson, for receiving the 2011 Herman Skolnik Award. Presented by the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Information, the award recognizes outstanding...

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Experts will meet to discuss how diet affects behavioral development of children

October 4, 2010 1:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Granada) University of Granada professor Cristina Campoy Folgoso is the coordinator of a Nutrimenthe public event -- an international research project funded by the European Commission through its 7th Framework Programme entitled "Effect of diet on the mental...

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New approach to underweight COPD patients

October 4, 2010 12:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Gothenburg) Malnutrition often goes hand in hand with COPD and is difficult to treat. In a recent study researchers at the University of Gothenburg, have come up with a new equation to calculate the energy requirement for underweight COPD patients. It is hoped that...

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Interactive media improved patients? understanding of cancer surgery by more than a third

October 4, 2010 12:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Patients facing planned surgery answered 36 percent more questions about the procedure correctly if they watched an interactive multimedia presentation (IMP) rather than just talking to medical staff. The study authors argue that IMP helps medical staff to obtain...

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