By the end of 2010, two mass-market electric cars will be rolling on American highways: the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt. The Volt is a gas-electric hybrid, with an all-electric range of 40 miles, and the Leaf is pure electric, with a range of 100 miles. Are Americans ready to plug in?
Plants have a reputation for being sedentary, unmoving, planted. But some plants are moving so quickly, their motion is invisible to human eyes. Biologist Joan Edwards and physicist Dwight Whitaker broke out the high-speed cameras to capture the story of exploding peat moss.
A new study in the journal Nature suggests that the butchering of animals with tools by hominids occurred nearly a million years earlier than thought. Study author Zeresenay Alemseged and anthropologist David DeGusta discuss the finding and what it might mean for human evolution.
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute -- SETI -- turns 25 this year, and it's celebrating with "SETIcon." Participants, including SETI father Frank Drake and the director of the Center for SETI Research, Jill Tarter, discuss the conference and their work.
Although Charles Darwin's tome The Origin of Species is associated with the theory of evolution today, Darwin himself preferred terms such as "transmutation by means of natural selection." Science historian Howard Markel discusses how “evolution“ entered the scientific -- and popular -- vocabulary.
(Journal of the National Cancer Institute) Use of estrogen alone did not increase lung cancer mortality in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Genocea Biosciences has named Chip Clark, co-founder of Maryland biotech Vanda Pharmaceutical Inc., as chief business officer of the vaccine-focused biotech firm in Cambridge.
Federal Register: Medical Device User Fee Act; Public Meeting; Request for Comments; Meeting on September 14, 2010August 13, 2010 1:34 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments
The FDA is announcing a public meeting on the reauthorization of the medical device user fee program. The current legislative authority for the medical device user fee program expires in September 2012 and new legislation will be required for FDA to...
A Phase 2 clinical trial of a treatment for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma has launched, led by U.K.-based Astex Therapeutics Ltd. and funded by Norwalk, Conn.-based Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC).
Cambian and Care Aspirations Join to Create the UK's Largest Private Provider of Specialist Services in Education, Mental Health and Learning DisabilitiesAugust 13, 2010 1:33 pm | by RealWire | News | Comments
London July 26, 2010 - The Cambian Group (www.Cambiangroup.com) and Care Aspirations have today announced that they have combined operations to create the UK's largest provider of specialist services in education, mental health and learning disabilities. The enlarged Cambian Group will...
Parexel International Corp., a Boston-based contract research organization, reported this week that its profit more than doubled in the second quarter year over year. The company is a poster child for the findings in the Global Life Sciences Hiring Index, which found that services and...
Lightning, with its bright flash and deadly force, has nothing on the electrical energy generated by human cells. Now researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found that cell membranes, the thin outer layer of cells, act alone to convert that electrical energy into mechanical force,...
Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 13, 2010.Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX:INE): $0.14818. Payable Jul 15. Record Jun 30.Canadian Helicopters Income Fund Units (TSX:CHL.UN): $0.091875. Payable Sep 15....
6 French Engage Introducer Devices by St. Jude Medical: Recall - Potential for Separation of Shaft From HubAugust 13, 2010 11:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments
Potentially life threatening episode of bleeding could occur during surgical procedures.
Instrumentation company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is closing down its East Providence, R.I., facility, leaving 66 people unemployed, according to a spokesperson for the company. The facility develops reagents, calibrators and controls used to make disease-focused tests.