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Futures in Biotech 66: The Homebrew Genomics Club

September 12, 2010 8:33 am | Podcasts | Comments

Hosts: Marc Pelletier and Andre Nantel A first hand account on the genesis of the Human Genome Project. Guest: Dr. David Botstein, Director, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and...

Free Dog Heart Checks at McAllister Park

September 11, 2010 4:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 11 /- The Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour is heading south to San Antonio, Texas, for an afternoon of free heart health examinations in San Antonio's McAllister Dog Park. From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 17, certified veterinary cardiologists will be performing on site...

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Covidien Supports FDA's Patient Safety Efforts for Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

September 10, 2010 5:36 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Sep 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE:COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced it supports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) labeling changes for gadolinium-based contrast agents for patients with acute kidney injury or...

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3M begins tender offer for Cogent shares

September 10, 2010 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

3M Co., which makes Post-Its and various other products, said Friday it has begun a tender offer for all outstanding shares of security device developer Cogent Inc. at $10.50 a share.3M agreed to buy Cogent last month for about $943 million in a bid to expand into the security market.The board...

Tracking Coastal Erosion From Storms

September 10, 2010 2:32 pm | Podcasts | Comments

New data from sensitive airborne altimetry combined with undersea sensors is giving scientists better insight into how major storms can rapidly reshape coastlines. Reporter Sid Perkins discusses his Science News article on the scouring power of major storms.

When To Test For Prostate Cancer?

September 10, 2010 2:32 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Ads urge men of a certain age to get screened for prostate cancer. But is "test early, test often" the best approach? Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society and Mark Scholz, author of Invasion Of The Prostate Snatchers, discuss other approaches.

Happy Birthday, Buckyballs!

September 10, 2010 2:32 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Twenty-five years ago this month, researchers first identified buckminsterfullerenes -- a previously undiscovered form of carbon shaped like a tiny soccer ball. Harry Kroto, who shared the Nobel Prize for the discovery, explains what's been learned about fullerenes since.

Scientists Study What Makes A Man A Good Dancer

September 10, 2010 2:32 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Evolutionary psychologist Nick Neave filmed men dancing, converted the videos into dancing avatars and asked women to rate the avatars' dancing ability. The researchers found that the highly rated male dancers had some moves in common. Some advice: Shake that right knee.

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Does The 'Energy Star' Label Need An Update?

September 10, 2010 2:32 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A review in Consumer Reports says it's good news so many products have become energy efficient but calls for strengthening Energy Star standards to guide consumers to truly efficient products. Ira Flatow and guests discuss that report and overlooked ways people can save energy at home.

The Intelligence Of Crowds In 'The Perfect Swarm'

September 10, 2010 2:31 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In his book The Perfect Swarm, Len Fisher talks about swarm intelligence -- where the collective ideas of a group add up to better solutions than any individual could have dreamed up, including an example of how UPS reorganized its driving routes using the logic of an ant colony.

Covance to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference

September 10, 2010 1:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 10 /- Covance Inc. (NYSE: CVD ) today announced that it will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 2:10 p.m. ET.  Investors may access a live webcast of the presentation at www.covance.com .  In order...

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FDA Approves New Dosing for FASLODEX® (fulvestrant) Injection in Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer in HR+ Postmenopausal Women

September 10, 2010 1:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 10 /- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the 500mg dose of FASLODEX® (fulvestrant) Injection , replacing the previously approved monthly dose of 250mg, for the treatment of hormone...

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SME Announces 2011 Election Results for International Directors and Member Council

September 10, 2010 11:33 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., September 9, 2010 — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces the election of six new members to its Board of Directors and four new members to its Member Council for the 2011-12 term; one individual was also elected to serve a one-year term as an...

Hospira Symbiq One-Channel and Two-Channel Infusers: Class I Recall

September 10, 2010 11:33 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Potential for the device to fail to detect air in line at the end of an infusion.

Study to control blood pressure in diabetics enrolling

September 10, 2010 11:32 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Most people believe controlling blood sugar levels is the only concern for people with diabetes. However, doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say there are more health concerns that must be managed to save the life of a diabetic. "One of the leading causes of death for people with...

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