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A Visit To Antarctica

December 31, 2010 9:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

In his new book Fraser's Penguins, writer Fen Montaigne describes the effect climate change is having on Antarctica's penguins. Montaigne, ecologist Bill Fraser and Science Friday blogger Kayla Iacovino (currently in Antarctica) recount their experiences on the continent.

Don't Cork That Champagne

December 31, 2010 9:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

There may be more mythology about pouring, drinking and storing Champagne than there is about any other fermented grape juice. Chemist Richard Zare and food writer Harold McGee set the record straight on the proper protocol for enjoying sparkling wines this New Year's Eve.

Year In Review: Science Stories Of 2010

December 31, 2010 9:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

From the Gulf oil spill and the earthquake in Haiti to the creation of synthetic life and the Icelandic volcano eruption, a lot of science stories made headlines in 2010. Science writers Ron Cowen, Robin Lloyd, Andrew Revkin and Paul Raeburn join Ira Flatow to discuss the year's top...


Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval of Reverse Stock Split

December 31, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LTUS ) ("Lotus" or the "Company"), a fast-growing, profitable developer, manufacturer and seller of medicine and drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), announced today that the...


Sinovac's Stock Exchange Listing Moves to NASDAQ Global Select Market

December 31, 2010 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA ), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today its common shares will be listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market effective January 3, 2011.  The Company received...


CVS CAREMARK to Purchase Universal American's Medicare Part D Business

December 31, 2010 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 31, 2010 /- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS ) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Medicare Part D business of Universal American (NYSE: UAM ) for approximately $1.25 billion.  Universal American is a leading Medicare Prescription Drug...


Unilife Receives SPP Applications Exceeding A$12.8 Million

December 31, 2010 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LEWISBERRY, Pa., Dec. 31, 2010 /- Unilife Corporation ( Unilife or Company ) (Nasdaq: UNIS ; ASX: UNS) announced today that its 2010 Share Purchase Plan ( SPP ), which closed on Wednesday, 22 December 2010, was significantly oversubscribed. The Company has received applications for...


Clinical Data completes $15.5M unit sale

December 30, 2010 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Newton drug developer Clinical Data Inc. has completed the $15.5 million sale of its pharmacogenomics and biomarker development business to Transgenomic Inc. of Omaha, Neb.


First come, first served?

December 30, 2010 7:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Emergency department overcrowding can result in long waiting times for seriously ill patients. They then compete with patients with less severe illnesses for the next available treatment. In this edition of Deutsches Arzteblatt International,...


InstaCare Corp. to Announce Guidance on Its Genstrip Product Line on January 10, 2011

December 30, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 30, 2010 /- InstaCare Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ISCR ),  the exclusive distributor of the Shasta Genstrip diagnostic testing strips, a leading provider of prescription and non-prescription diagnostics, home testing products for the chronically ill, as well as leading...


New test announced for major killer of lung transplant patients

December 30, 2010 5:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Michigan Health System) A lung transplant can mean a new chance at life. But many who receive one develop a debilitating, fatal condition that causes scar tissue to build up in the lungs and chokes off the ability to breathe.University of Michigan researchers hope a new...


Dr. Marianne T. Sweetser Recognized by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

December 30, 2010 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SYOSSET, N.Y., Dec. 30, 2010 /- Dr. Marianne T. Sweetser, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of biopharmaceuticals. ABOUT DR. MARIANNE T. SWEETSER Dr. Sweetser...


Stereotaxis Announces Global Initial Training Site at University of Chicago

December 30, 2010 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 30, 2010 /- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS ) announced today that starting in 2011, Stereotaxis will utilize the Remote Magnetic Navigation System in the electrophysiology (EP) lab at the University of Chicago Medical Center to train clinicians planning to install...


Winner Medical Honored with Shenzhen Baoan District Quality Award

December 30, 2010 12:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WWIN ), ("Winner Medical") a leading manufacturer of medical dressings, medical disposables and non-woven fabric made from 100% natural PurCotton® products in China, today announced that it was...


Uncovering the neurobiological basis of general anesthesia

December 29, 2010 1:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Massachusetts General Hospital) A review article in the Dec. 30 New England Journal of Medicine brings together for the first time information from a range of disciplines, including neuroscience and sleep medicine, to lay the groundwork for more comprehensive investigations of processes...



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