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Manu Platt Wins $1.5M NIH Director's New Innovator Award

October 1, 2010 6:32 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Manu Platt from the biomedical engineering department at Georgia Tech and Emory University has received a $1.5 million NIH Director's New Innovator Award to support a project aimed at reducing the incidence of stroke in children with sickle cell disease.

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ALS Research Gets a $4.1 Million Boost from CVS/pharmacy Fundraising Campaign

October 1, 2010 6:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 1 /- In just 21 days, CVS/pharmacy's ninth annual in-store fundraising campaign to support the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) brought in $4.1 million. The funds raised by the campaign will be donated to the Boston-based ALS Therapy Alliance (ATA)...

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DaVita offering $1.45 billion in senior notes

October 1, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DaVita Inc. will $1.45 billion in senior notes, the kidney dialysis services provider said Friday.The company said it intends to use the proceeds to buy or redeem its outstanding 6 5/8 percent senior notes due 2013 and 7 1/4 percent senior subordinated notes due 2015.Banc of America Securities...

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Mylan Launches Generic Version of Wellbutrin XL® Tablets

October 1, 2010 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 1 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has launched Bupropion Hydrochloride Extended-release Tablets USP, (XL), 150 mg and 300 mg (Once-Daily), the generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's antidepressant Wellbutrin XL...

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October 2010 Digital Edition

October 1, 2010 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Inside: Read about enhancements in protection methods and power densities in “Charging Forward with Lithium-Ion Battery Technology,” from International Components Corp. Shared are professionals’ opinions on marketing, testing, and ER/surgical devices. Additionally, read about surgical device redesign, power, and five material considerations. Check out the selection of products, as well as the offerings for engineers in Design notes.

Analyzing Hard Hits on the Football Field

September 30, 2010 10:31 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

New data on the frequency and location of head impacts could shed light on the causes of brain injury.

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New microfluidic device helps identify and capture breast cancer cells

September 30, 2010 9:34 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new disposable device that could help identify patients with advanced breast cancer awaiting drug therapy with trastuzumab, and capture cancer cells that have an abnormal amount of the protein HER2 (typically found in aggressive breast cancers).

Satcon expands partnership with GCL Solar to include strategic manufacturing agreement

September 30, 2010 9:34 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Additional 500 megawatts in expected annual production capacity beginning in March 2011 increases worldwide manufacturing capacity to over 2 gigawatts

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Short and long sleep in early pregnancy linked to high blood pressure in the third trimester

September 30, 2010 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A study in the Oct. 1 issue of the journal Sleep found that getting too little or too much sleep in early pregnancy is associated with elevated blood pressure in the third trimester. The study suggests that improving prenatal sleep hygiene may provide...

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New lung cancer research finds half of advanced lung cancer patients receive chemotherapy

September 30, 2010 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) For the first time to date, research published in the October edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology sought to determine the use of chemotherapy in a contemporary, diverse non-small cell lung cancer population encompassing all...

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Analog Devices? MEMS digital gyroscope offers higher rate sensing accuracy where extreme shock and vibration are present

September 30, 2010 7:34 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

ADI?s ADXRS453 digital iMEMS® gyroscope achieves 0.01°/sec/g sensitivity during linear acceleration,16°/hr null offset stability, and is the industry?s most stable, vibration-immune MEMS gyro.

SiTime introduces interactive, online design support tools

September 30, 2010 7:34 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

New tools accelerate deployment of MEMS-based silicon timing solutions

SPAWAR looks to smart system technology & commercialization center for MEMS sensor technology

September 30, 2010 7:33 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Military sensors specialists at the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego are looking to microelectronics experts at the Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center in Canandaigua, N.Y., to fabricate micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for military...

Quantum signals converted to Telecom wavelengths

September 30, 2010 6:32 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Using optically dense, ultracold clouds of rubidium atoms, three key elements needed for quantum information systems have been advanced ? including a technique for converting photons carrying quantum data to wavelengths that can be transmitted long distances on optical fiber telecom networks.

Disparities 2010: Interview with Eddie Reed, M.D.

September 30, 2010 3:34 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Disparities 2010: Eddie Reed, M.D., clinical director, University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute Dr. Reed talks about the challenges of health disparities he experiences in his work, the recruitment and retention of members of minority populations in cancer clinical trials and...

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