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What Now For Federally Funded Stem Cell Work?

August 27, 2010 4:38 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A federal judge has blocked President Obama's 2009 executive order expanding embryonic stem cell research. U.S. Rep. Diana DeGett (D-Colo.) and stem cell researcher Rudolph Jaenisch discuss the ruling's impact on scientists, and whether Congress can pass stem cell legislation.

Regulators Give Green Light To Solar, Wind

August 27, 2010 4:38 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Construction is now under way on the world's biggest wind farm in California's Mojave Desert. Federal and state regulators have given the green light to several large solar thermal projects in the Mojave as well. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the future of clean energy in the U.S.

Conquering Your Fear Of Bedbugs

August 27, 2010 4:38 pm | Podcasts | Comments

With daily reports of bedbugs in movie theaters and clothing stores -- let alone apartment buildings -- bedbug hysteria seems to be reaching new heights. Psychologist Kevin Ochsner studies how people regulate emotion and shares tips for how to get your bedbug fear under control.


Sci-Fi High Tech Comes To Life

August 27, 2010 4:38 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The future as imagined in science fiction sometimes becomes a reality. Michael and Denise Okuda, graphic designers for Star Trek, and John Underkoffler, science adviser on Minority Report , talk about envisioning the future.

Gulf Spill Reveals New Oil-Eating Bacteria

August 27, 2010 4:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Researchers reporting in the journal Science say they have discovered a new species of oil-eating bacteria living half a mile down in the Gulf of Mexico. Study author Terry Hazen discusses the finding and what these bacteria might mean for future oil spills.

Sniffing Out The Science Of Smell

August 27, 2010 4:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

There are hundreds of receptors in the human nose that can pick up thousands of odors with each sniff. But how do we make sense of the scents? Smell researchers Stuart Firestein and Donald Wilson discuss the complexities of olfaction and how the brain sorts out what the nose picks up.

Lawmakers: Better 510(k) Process Key to Keeping Device Jobs in US

August 27, 2010 4:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Trying to keep devicemakers, and the jobs they provide, in the U.S., two senators are urging the FDA to be more transparent and predictable in its review of 510(k)s.


FDA Expects to Publish an RFP Soon to Begin Developing UDI Database

August 27, 2010 4:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

After years of promises, the FDA says it plans to publish, within the next few months, a request for proposals (RFP) to begin the development and building of a unique device identifier (UDI) database.


Baylor/UT Health Center for AIDS Research receives five year renewal

August 27, 2010 1:36 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

The Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston's Center for AIDS Research has received a five-year renewal from the National Institutes of Health . The center was established at BCM in 1994 and partnered with UTHealth in 2004. It is designed to...


Penn Medicine First in Region to Implant Subcutaneous Defibrillator System

August 27, 2010 1:36 pm | by University Of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Today, electrophysiologists from Penn Medicine implanted the region's first subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for sudden cardiac arrest, a potentially fatal electrical malfunction of the heart. The patient, a young athletic male in his 20s, had the new system...


Social networking startup MedNetworks partners with Healthways

August 27, 2010 11:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

MedNetworks Inc., a Newton developer of social networking technology for doctors and patients, has formed a partnership with Healthways Inc., a human health and well-being program developer.

"Greening" your flat screen TV

August 27, 2010 11:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Tel Aviv University develops an organic LED light source for home electronics, medicine and clean energy

Genzyme eases drug shortage with increased shipments

August 27, 2010 11:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Genzyme has sent a letter to U.S. patients of its enzyme replacement therapies of rare diseases, letting them know that they will be receiving more doses of medicine than they have for the past year during the company's scaled-back operations stemming from a temporary shutdown of its...

Dyer & Berens LLP Reminds Investors of the October 12, 2010 Lead Plaintiff Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Certain Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Investors -- ATEC

August 27, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dyer & Berens LLP ( ( ) today reminded investors of the upcoming lead plaintiff deadline in the class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California on behalf of investors who purchased Alphatec...

'Uncertainty' over future of Neurostream joint venture with Otto Bock: Victhom

August 27, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Victhom Human Bionics Inc. (TSXV:VHB) says there is "uncertainty" over whether Neurostream Technologies, its joint venture partnership to develop products to treat conditions such as sleep apnea, can continue as a going concern.The Quebec-based company, which reported its financial results...


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