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Media arrangements for the International Congress on Obesity

May 26, 2010 8:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Association for the Study of Obesity) Media arrangements for the 11th International Congress on Obesity are now available.


Solos posts 10 percent Q1 sales hike, but losses widen

May 26, 2010 8:40 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

First-quarter sales rise 10 percent for Solos Endoscopy Inc., but Q1 losses widen by more than 68 percent. Solos Endoscopy Inc. (OTC:SNDY) posted a 10 percent sales increase for the first quarter, but saw its Q1 losses widen by 68.4 percent. The Boston-based endoscopic...


Amira Announces Second DP2 Antagonist Patent Grant in the United Kingdom

May 26, 2010 8:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO , May 26 /- Amira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.K. Intellectual Property Office has granted patent number GB2461629, titled, "HETEROALKYL ANTAGONISTS OF PROSTAGLANDIN D2 RECEPTORS," which includes coverage of Amira's AM461 DP2 receptor antagonist. This is the...


Dental services provider Smile Brands cancels IPO

May 26, 2010 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dental services provider Smile Brands Group Inc. withdrew its plan for an initial public offering, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late on Tuesday.The company said it was canceling its IPO because of market conditions. It had hoped to raise about $125 million in early...

Medical Device Industry: FDA and 510(k)—The Times They Are A-Changin’

May 26, 2010 8:10 am | Blogs | Comments

Speculation in the medical device industry continues to build as the industry waits for the FDA to unveil changes to its premarket notification submission process, also referred to as the 510(k) process.

Orlistat (marketed as Alli and Xenical): Labeling Change

May 26, 2010 7:39 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Revised labeling to include cases of severe liver injury.


KENSEY NASH Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for ECM Product, Meso BioMatrix Surgical Mesh

May 26, 2010 7:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

EXTON, Pa. , May 26 /- Kensey Nash Corporation (Nasdaq: KNSY ), a leading medical technology company that provides innovative resorbable biomaterial technology for a wide range of medical procedures, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...


Taming Tinnitus with Electrical Stimulation

May 26, 2010 7:38 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Stimulating the vagus nerve may help block phantom sounds by reorganizing the brain.


Mindray Medical to Present at J.P. Morgan China Conference 2010

May 26, 2010 7:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SHENZHEN, China , May 26 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, today announced that it will present at J.P. Morgan China Conference 2010 in Beijing on June 10th-11th,...


Inverness extends bond exchange deadline

May 26, 2010 7:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

With all but $2 million of the notes already turned in, Inverness Medical Innovations gives stragglers an extra two weeks to exchange unregistered notes maturing in February 2012. Inverness Medical Innovations Inc. (NYSE:IMA) is giving a handful of stragglers a little extra...


Manmade Genome Controls A Cell

May 26, 2010 6:42 am | Podcasts | Comments

Scientists are reporting that they have designed and created a genome and then used it to control a cell. Genome pioneer Craig Venter explains how the genome was made and how, one day, it might help scientists engineer bacteria for specific purposes, such as making fuel.

Is Stem Cell Research Making Progress?

May 26, 2010 6:42 am | Podcasts | Comments

Scientists working with mice are reporting success in using stem cells to regrow cells related to hearing loss. Three researchers join host Ira Flatow to discuss the latest adult and embryonic stem cell research news, and explain how the research may be used in humans.

Red-Eyed Treefrogs Rumble In The Jungle

May 26, 2010 6:42 am | Podcasts | Comments

They look cuddly, but red-eyed treefrogs have a secret dark side. When Michael Caldwell, Smithsonian postdoctoral fellow, filmed the frogs under infrared light he saw a curious behavior: they started shaking. Caldwell and colleagues decode the shakes in Current Biology.

Protecting Your Privacy On Social Networking Sites

May 26, 2010 6:42 am | Podcasts | Comments

Now that the Library of Congress is archiving tweets and lawyers are using Facebook status updates in cross-examinations, how private are our online musings? Ira Flatow and guests discuss the ethical, legal and social issues associated with increasingly public social networking sites.

How The Word 'Scientist' Came To Be

May 26, 2010 6:42 am | Podcasts | Comments

In 1834, Cambridge University historian and philosopher of science William Whewell coined the term "scientist" to replace such terms as "cultivators of science." Historian Howard Markel discusses how "scientist" came to be, and lists some possibilities that didn't make the cut.


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