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Recalling The Life Of Benjamin Franklin, Scientist

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Benjamin Franklin was a printer, politician, diplomat and journalist. But, despite only two years of schooling, he was also an ingenious scientist. Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dudley Herschbach and Franklin biographer Philip Dray discuss the achievements of America's first great scientist.

Solar Scientists Say Sun Behaving Strangely

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The sun has cycles -- periods of high activity, when it has a lot of sunspots, and low activity, when things on the surface seem calm. NASA astronomer David Hathaway says activity is unusually low right now. A new solar observatory may shine light on the mystery.

Extraordinarily Old People Share Similar Genes

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Reporting in the journal Science, researchers write of finding certain sets of genes that are more common in centenarians than in the average population. Study author Dr. Thomas Perls, founder and director of the New England Centenarian Study, discusses the results.

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Exploring The Stinky Science Of Alliums

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Onions and garlic have evolved chemical weapons to protect themselves from predation and disease. In his book Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science, chemist Eric Block describes that intricate chemistry, and writes of alliums in kitchens, medicine cabinets and opera houses.

Meteors And A Trio Of Planets Highlight Night Sky

July 2, 2010 8:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

For the next few weeks, Venus, Saturn and Mars move closer together in the night sky, culminating in what astronomers call a "trio" in early August. The Hayden Planetarium's Joe Rao describes where to find the planets, and other night sky sights to look out for this summer.

FDA Approves Strativa Pharmaceuticals' Zuplenz® (ondansetron) Oral Soluble Film

July 2, 2010 8:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. , July 2 /- Strativa Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zuplenz® (ondansetron) oral soluble film for the prevention of postoperative, highly and moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy-induced, and...

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Cepheid Xpert MRSA-SA Blood Culture Assay for Use with the GeneXpert Dx System: Class I Recall

July 2, 2010 8:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The firm received increasing numbers of complaints for false negative MRSA results. False negative could result in incorrect treatment or delay of care for patients with MRSA infection.

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Wallabies and bats harbor 'fossil' genes from the most deadly family of human viruses

July 2, 2010 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University at Buffalo) Modern marsupials may be popular animals at the zoo and in children's books, but new findings by University at Buffalo biologists reveal that they harbor a "fossil" copy of a gene that codes for filoviruses, which cause Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fevers...

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Yale Researchers win $3.5M for Hepatitis C study

July 2, 2010 11:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Yale University researchers have received a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a study of hepatitis C virus. a deadly pathogen that attacks the liver and afflicts about 170 million people worldwide.

MiMedx Group, Inc. Announces Release Date for Second Quarter Results

July 2, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MARIETTA, Ga. , July 2 /- MiMedx Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected biomaterial-based products, announced today that its results for the second quarter, ended June 30, 2010 , will be released before the opening of...

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Watson Completes Acquisition of CRINONE® and PROCHIEVE® Product Line and Shares of Columbia Laboratories

July 2, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MORRISTOWN, N.J. , July 2 /- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ) today completed the acquisition of the U.S. rights to Columbia Laboratories' CRINONE® and PROCHIEVE® progesterone gel product line and 11,200,000 shares of Columbia common stock. "We are pleased to add...

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LIFEPAK 20 and LIFEPAK 20e External Defibrillator/Monitors by Physio-Control Inc.: Class I Recall Due To Power Supply Failure(2)

July 2, 2010 11:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

A power supply assembly failure can result in the inability to deliver defibrillation therapy.

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LIFEPAK 20 and LIFEPAK 20e External Defibrillator/Monitors by Physio-Control Inc.: Class I Recall Due To Power Supply Failure

July 2, 2010 11:30 am | News | Comments

A power supply assembly failure can result in the inability to deliver defibrillation therapy.

Micrus replacing CKE on S & P SmallCap 600

July 2, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's said Friday that medical device maker Micrus Endovascular Corp. will replace CKE Restaurants Inc. in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on July 7.CKE Restaurants is being acquired by affiliates of Apollo Management in a deal expected to close on or about...

EEOC sues company over harassment in Wis. store

July 2, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal agency is accusing a Kentucky company of permitting a sexually hostile work environment in one of its Wisconsin pharmacies.The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Thursday it has filed a federal lawsuit. The suit names Covington, Ky.-based Omnicare Inc., which does...

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