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Summary Box: Aetna 3Q profit jumps 30 percent

February 4, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

THE RESULTS: Aetna earned $215.6 million, or 53 cents per share, in the fourth quarter. That was up from $165.9 million, or 38 cents per share, in the same period last year. Revenue fell 2 percent to $8.54 billion.THE OUTLOOK: The health insurer forecast a 2011 operating profit between $3.70 and...

Stiefel Launches Most-Prescribed BPO Wash Formulations Over-the-Counter

February 4, 2011 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 4, 2011 /- Stiefel, a GSK company, today announced the launch of the most-prescribed BPO Acne Wash formulations for over-the-counter (OTC) use in the United States. The launch will occur in the technical exhibit at the American Academy of Dermatology...


Drug Approved to Help Prevent Preterm Birth

February 4, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

-- Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help prevent birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy in women who have had at least one prior early delivery.Makena, however, is not intended for women who are at greater-than-average risk for...


Taking The Politics Out Of Climate Science

February 4, 2011 8:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

According to a 2009 Pew survey, 35 percent of Republicans say they saw no solid evidence of global warming, the lowest number of any political group. Climate scientist and conservative Kerry Emanuel discusses why he thinks political views shouldn't sway scientific thinking.

Why The Former Planet Pluto Got Demoted

February 4, 2011 8:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

In 2006 the former ninth planet in the solar system, Pluto, got demoted to a mere Kuiper Belt object. The man who was in large part responsible for that demotion, Caltech planetary scientist Mike Brown, discusses the status of Pluto and why it doesn't qualify as a planet.

Recipe For Turning Skin Cells Into Heart Cells

February 4, 2011 8:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

Reporting in Nature Cell Biology, researchers say they have turned mouse skin cells directly into beating heart cells — skipping the stem-cell stage that has been required in the past. Leonard Zon, director of the Stem Cell Program at Children's Hospital Boston, explains the findings.

Growing A Bigger Brain Is A Walk In The Park

February 4, 2011 8:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that adults who walked for 40 minutes three times a week for a year had brain growth in the hippocampus — an area of the brain associated with spatial memory. Study author Arthur Kramer and psychologist Margaret Gatz...

Plumbing The Depths Of Aquarium Science

February 4, 2011 8:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

What happens if you mix fat puffers with sponges? Do clownfish do better alone or in pairs? What's the best way to prune staghorn coral? Joseph Yaiullo, co-founder of Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead, N.Y., and the curator of the aquarium's 20,000-gallon tank, shares tank tips.


Can Dogs Smell Cancer?

February 4, 2011 8:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

Writing in the journal Gut, researchers in Japan say they've trained a dog to detect bowel cancer in humans. Monell Chemical Senses Center Director Gary Beauchamp describes how odor and disease may be related, and why he thinks dogs probably won't be used for diagnosing.

Atlanta Company Pioneers Medical Devices with Georgia Tech Help

February 4, 2011 8:37 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

An Atlanta medical device company that is based on Georgia Tech research has become an industry rising star, with a new product moving toward approval -- and more than 65 employees.

Call for Papers: North American Universities Invited to Compete for 2011 Italian Machine Tool Technology Awards

February 4, 2011 8:36 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

CHICAGO, Ill. DEARBORN, Mich., February 6, 2011 — A “Call for Papers” for the 2011 Italian Machine Tool Technology Awards (IMTTA) is announced by the Italian Trade Commission via its Chicago USA Office (ITC –, and its partners. More

FABTECH Shifts Show Dates to November 14-17

February 4, 2011 8:35 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., February 3, 2011 — FABTECH show management announced a shift in dates for FABTECH 2011. North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will now open on Monday, November 14 and run through Thursday, November 17 at Chicago's McCormick...

Tenet announces deal with Pa. health care plan

February 4, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two hospitals operated by Tenet Healthcare will have Medicaid and children's health insurance programs operated by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania under an agreement announced Friday.The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tenet said the agreement will last for multiple...

Sirona boosts outlook after 1Q profit climbs

February 4, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sirona Dental Systems Inc. said Friday its profit jumped 36 percent in the fiscal first quarter, and the dental equipment maker's shares surged as the company raised its full-year guidance.Sirona said its profit rose to $42.4 million, or 75 cents per share, in the three months ended Dec. 31....

Heavyweights from the Primes, DoD and NASA to Address Challenges for Aerospace and Defense Manufacturers Under Today's Tight Budgets

February 4, 2011 7:36 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., February 3, 2011 — The senior-most executives from aerospace and defense manufacturing are gathering this spring at AeroDef 2011 Manufacturing Exposition and Conference to address the challenges facing the major OEMs and their supply chains, under pressure to...


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