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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.

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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.

The Amygdaloids Mix Neuroscience And Rock 'N' Roll

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

A group of New York University neuroscientists leads an unlikely double life -- as rockers. The songs on their new album, Theory of My Mind, are based on the members' research. The musicians play selections from the album and talk about the science behind the lyrics.

Swimming Pool Chemistry ... Not Pretty

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

With a heat wave scorching the Northeast, a dip in the pool may sound like just what the doctor ordered. But before diving in, consider the chemistry. Engineer Ernest Blatchley reveals many things you didn't want to know about swimming pools and the chemical reactions occurring in them.

Spotting Summer Sickness In The Garden

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

It’s summertime but the living isn’t easy for everything. Plants are under attack by blight, wilt, rust and newcomer downy mildew, which kills basil. Plant pathologist Margaret McGrath runs through symptoms of plant sickness and shares tips for preserving pesto prospects.

Where The Word 'Genome' Came From

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

In 1920, a botanist named Hans Winkler merged the Greek words "genesis" and "soma" to describe a body of genes. On this episode of Science Diction, historian Howard Markel discusses the word "genome" and how it became the most popular way of describing all of our genetic material.

Computerized monitoring systems enable hospitals to more aggressively combat infections

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Hospitals that adopt advanced computer technology to identify health care-associated infections are more likely to have implemented best practices to prevent such infections, according to research presented today at the 37th...

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