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Obesity is associated with reduced sensitivity to fat

July 13, 2010 5:43 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds marked differences between obese and lean men...

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Prompt actions halt alarming infection outbreak at Dallas hospital

July 13, 2010 5:43 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Rapid identification and aggressive infection control measures allowed a Dallas hospital to stop the spread of Acinetobacter baumannii, a type of bacteria that has become increasingly prevalent in healthcare facilities and is...

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MEMS & Sensors for Smartphones Report

July 13, 2010 5:42 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

When Sensing Comes Right into your Pocket!

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RXi Pharmaceuticals lands SBIR grant

July 13, 2010 5:42 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Worcester-based RNAi-focused therapeutics firm RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. has won an Advanced Technology Small Business Innovation Research grant in the amount of $300,000 per year for two years.

Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Testing Communications on Medical Devices and Radiation-Emitting Products

July 13, 2010 5:41 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency.

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A Turning Point for Genetic Testing

July 13, 2010 5:36 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The FDA plans to overhaul its regulation of the increasingly common diagnostic tests.

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Federal Register: Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests; Public Meeting; Change of Meeting Location

July 13, 2010 5:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The public meeting will be held at The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College, 3501 University Blvd. E, Hyattsville, MD 20783.

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Ala. bank told to hand over pastor's records

July 13, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

First Financial Bank of Bessemer has been ordered to hand over financial records about pastor J. Scott Moore, who is suspected by HealthSouth Corp. of hiding money for Richard Scrushy, the company's former CEO.The Jefferson County Circuit Court late last week authorized subpoenas ordering the...

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The Arthur G. Russell Co.'s Robert Ensminger explains the value of custom automation solutions

July 12, 2010 12:32 pm | by MDTeditor | Videos | Comments

Robert J. Ensminger, President of The Arthur G. Russell Co., Inc., highlights the capabilities of the company as an automation systems solution provider for medical device manufacturers. Additionally, he discusses the value of custom capabilities when implementing an automation solution...

Epson Robot's Phil Baratti talks robotic solutions to help production times

July 12, 2010 12:32 pm | by MDTeditor | Videos | Comments

Phil Baratti, Applications Engineering Manager at Epson Robots, shows several new robots with enhanced functionality for medical device manufacturing. Visit http://www.robots.epson.com to find out more about Eastman Chemical Co.

New And Improved Stroke Recovery (BATRAC)

July 12, 2010 12:31 pm | by TailwindTherapy | Videos | Comments

BATRAC is now called Tailwind and is a medical device used to rehabilitate arm movement at home.

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Futures in Biotech 63: How To Use A Mouse

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier Nobel Laureate Dr. Mario Capecchi teaches us how to use a mouse to dissect the human genome and understand disease. Guest: Mario Capecchi, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and Biology at the University of Utah, and Investigator with the Howard Hughes...

More Evidence Of A Wet Past On Mars

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

Using data collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, researchers say they’ve found evidence that more of Mars than previously thought was once covered by water. Science News astronomy writer Ron Cowen describes the research and other recent news about Mars and its watery past.

Presidential Panel Scrutinizes Synthetic Biology

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

Scientists are cutting and pasting genes to create engineered organisms that may yield new vaccines and biofuels, but what are the ethical implications of toying with DNA? Geneticist George Church discusses synthetic biology, and why scientists need to be careful with the technology.

A Chemical Nurtures New Brain Cells In Rodents

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

Scientists screened nearly 1,000 chemicals and found one that nurtures new neurons in rat and mice brains. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center biochemist Steven McKnight describes the work and explains what has to happen before the chemical can be tried in humans.

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