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FDA accepts historical controls for epilepsy monotherapy studies

July 20, 2010 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) New York University researchers revealed that data from previously completed withdrawal to monotherapy studies for antiepileptic drugs provide a valid control for future studies, obviating the need for placebo/pseudo-placebo trials to demonstrate the efficacy of...

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Alcon Research LTD doing business as Alcon Laboratories, Inc. - CONSTELLATION Vision System

July 20, 2010 11:37 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Alcon initiated the recall after it identified both software and hardware problems which have been associated with unexpected system loss of power (shutdowns), unintended system error messages, unresponsive touchscreens, and system setting and infusion pe

MarketsandMarkets Partners With Centre of Business Intelligence (CBI) for its Market Research and Product Forecasting Summit

July 20, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DALLAS , July 20, 2010 /- Event Date- July 26 - 27, 2010 Location- Philadelphia, PA About the event: Join your colleagues and peers to discuss optimizing, executing and improving market research to drive accurate sales forecasting. This is a...

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Susquehanna Financial Group Hires Gary Nachman as Senior Analyst to Cover the Specialty Pharmaceuticals Sector

July 20, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK , July 20 /- Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP (SFG), the institutional broker-dealer member of the Susquehanna International Group of Companies (SIG), announced today that Gary Nachman has joined the firm as the Senior Analyst covering the Specialty Pharmaceuticals sector. Mr....

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Thinnest, Lightest DR Detector Now Available

July 20, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

STAMFORD, Conn. , July 20 /-   Imaging facilities looking to convert existing analog x-ray rooms to digital can now benefit from the ease-of-use and exceptional image quality of the FDR D-EVO™ flat panel cassette from FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.  Now FDA 510(k)...

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Sleep expert offers pros, cons of sleeping with pets

July 20, 2010 11:34 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

When man's best friend wants to hop into bed at night, there are conflicting opinions about whether it should be allowed for those already having sleep troubles. According to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine , deciding whether to let a pet sleep in bed with you depends on you and...

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This week's IPOs could create hot streak

July 20, 2010 10:45 am | by TALI ARBEL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The IPOs of debit card provider Green Dot Corp., Chinese software services supplier Camelot Information Systems Inc. and clean technology company Ameresco Inc., expected this week, could extend Friday's strong performance into a hot streak.Shares of RealD Inc. and Qlik Technologies Inc. both...

La Jolla Institute teams with Dana-Farber and Washington University on sickle cell clinical trial

July 20, 2010 9:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) Researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have joined forces with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Washington University to investigate a potential new therapy for sickle cell disease. A drug called Lexisca,...

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Replacing Hydrogen in Fluorescent Dyes Improves Detection & Shelf Life

July 20, 2010 9:35 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

By swapping out a hydrogen atom for an isotope twice as heavy, researchers have increased the shelf life and detection ability of fluorescent probes that are essential to studying a variety of inflammatory diseases, including cancer and atherosclerosis.

Applied board boosts dividend 13 percent

July 20, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Industrial parts distributor Applied Industrial Technologies Inc. said Tuesday its board of directors raised the quarterly dividend 13 percent to 17 cents.The company said the dividend is payable Aug. 31 to shareholders of record as of Aug. 16.Shares of Applied Industrial rose 9 cents to $26.05...

Who Is Tracking Spilled Oil In The Gulf?

July 20, 2010 7:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

A team of ocean scientists has a plan to track the oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, but so far they have no funding. Team leader Ira Leifer explains the proposed study. He says basic questions about the oil spill, such as where the oil is going, are not being answered.

Where Are The 'Hackers' Now?

July 20, 2010 7:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

In his 1984 book, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, author Steven Levy profiled some of the personalities whose work brought PCs to the people, including Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Levy discusses his book, recently reissued, and hacker ethics in the Internet age.

Smart Fibers Could Bring Smarter Clothes

July 20, 2010 7:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

We have smart cars and smart phones, why not smart clothes? They might be coming soon. Materials scientist Yoel Fink describes his work developing fibers that take photos, listen and transmit sound. He says a shirt may one day monitor your health by tracking body sounds.

Beach Season For Horseshoe Crabs

July 20, 2010 7:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

Each summer, horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) along the Atlantic shore crawl onto beaches to mate and lay eggs -- making now a good time for marine scientists like John Tanacredi to monitor population size. Science Friday visits a New York beach to catch a glimpse of the action.

Are Protons Even Smaller Than We Thought?

July 20, 2010 7:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

An international team of physicists reexamined the radius of a proton, and found it to be 4 percent smaller than previously thought. Are they mistaken, or is something missing from the long-held theory of quantum electrodynamics? Physicist Brian Odom of Northwestern University discusses.

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