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Stocks to watch: Gulf cleanup may be opportunity

May 14, 2010 10:10 am | by JOEL SCHECTMAN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

With the exploded well in the Gulf of Mexico continuing to spew 200,000 gallons of oil a day, the cleanup has already cost BP $450 million and it's by rising $10 million a day.Companies that specialize in environmental cleanup are being called upon to stem the damage, and investors may want to...

Foundation Venture Capital Group Invests in Start-Up Company Developing Blood Test to Determine Risk and Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease

May 14, 2010 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. , May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As many as 5.3 million Americans, and 35 million people worldwide, are living with Alzheimer's disease (AD), a devastating neurodegenerative illness characterized by memory loss, cognitive decline and widespread destruction of...

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Clue to switch of bladder cancer from locally contained to invasive found by Jefferson scientists

May 14, 2010 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Thomas Jefferson University) Bladder cancer often becomes aggressive and spreads in patients despite treatment, but now researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have identified a protein they believe is involved in pushing tumors to become invasive -- and deadly.

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Caliper Life Sciences gets $2.9M EPA testing award

May 14, 2010 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Caliper Life Sciences Inc. said Friday it received $2.9 million from the Environmental Protection Agency for further testing of chemical compounds.Caliper said it is participating in the EPA's ToxCast screening program, which aims to find tests that can predict how toxic a chemical compound...

NIDA announces 2010 Addiction Science Award winners at Intel ISEF

May 14, 2010 8:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) A project using cutting edge computer modeling to identify potential new medications for nicotine addiction won first place distinction at the annual Addiction Science Awards at this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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Researchers define traits associated with prescription drug disorders in a primary care setting

May 14, 2010 8:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have identified clinical characteristics associated with prescription drug use disorder in primary care patients with chronic pain. The study found that by identifying characteristics of...

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Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

May 14, 2010 8:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Society for Microbiology) The following are tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology: "Unhealthy Patterns of Innate Oral Bacteria May Cause Bad Breath"; "Temperature and Humidity May Effect Virus Survival on Surfaces"; and "Noroviruses Identified as...

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A warm sensor maintains skin barrier

May 14, 2010 6:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Institute for Physiological Sciences) Japanese research group led by Prof. Makoto Tominaga and Dr. Takaaki Sokabe (National Institute for Physiological Sciences: NIPS) found that TRPV4 ion channel in skin keratinocytes is important for formation and maintenance of barrier...

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Impact sensor provides athletic support

May 14, 2010 6:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) As athletes strive for perfection, sports scientists need to exploit every technological advance to help them achieve that goal. Researchers in New Zealand have now developed a new type of wearable impact sensor based that can provide much needed...

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EASTEC Resource Center Provides Manufacturers Pathways to Increase Business

May 14, 2010 6:40 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 13, 2010 — EASTEC 2010, the largest manufacturing event on the East Coast, will feature 27 Lean and Green Resource Center presentations for manufacturers. The free presentations, starting on May 25 and running through May 27, will give attendees the...

Watson to Present at the 2010 Citi Investment Research Global Healthcare Conference

May 14, 2010 6:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MORRISTOWN, N.J. , May 14 /- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that Fred Wilkinson , Watson's Executive Vice President, Global Brands, will provide an overview of the Company's business at the 2010 Citi Investment...

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Hill-Rom to Present at the Citi 2010 Global Health Care Conference

May 14, 2010 6:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BATESVILLE, Ind. , May 14 /- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: HRC ) invites you to listen to a presentation by John Greisch , president and chief executive officer, Hill-Rom.  He will be speaking at the Citi Health Care Conference in New York City on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 , at 10:30...

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Ethicon Endo-Surgery Introduces Two New Staplers for Open Surgical Procedures at ASCRS

May 14, 2010 6:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS , May 14 /- Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES) today announced the launch of two new surgical staplers designed to optimize efficiencies and compression during open surgery. The Ethicon Endo-Surgery Linear Cutter 55/75, engineered with novel staple technology and selectable staple...

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joimax(R) Holds the First International TESSYS(R) User Meeting in Veenhuizen, The Netherlands, and Announces the Launch of Various New Products for Endoscopic Spinal Surgery

May 14, 2010 6:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

KARLSRUHE , Germany , May 14, 2010 /- On 14 and 15 May 2010 joimax(R) GmbH holds the first international user meeting of endoscopic spinal surgery in Veenhuizen/Niederlande. Besides the ten reference surgeons about 30 participants and customers from Germany , Europe , the United States...

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Still River Systems Announces Production Milestone for the World's Smallest High-Energy Proton Therapy Accelerator

May 14, 2010 6:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LITTLETON, Mass. , May 14 /- Still River Systems, Inc. announces successful clinical beam extraction from the first production unit of the world's smallest high-energy proton therapy accelerator. Powerful proton beams are used for the precise treatment of cancer by delivering a highly...

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