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Avoid risking children's health during home energy retrofits, renovations, experts urge

March 6, 2011 8:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Canadian Environmental Law Association) Home energy retrofits and renovations help fight climate change and can create healthier homes but greater training and caution during the process are needed to avoid the release of asbestos, volatile organic compounds, IQ-lowering lead dust and...

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Cancer surgery society presents top honor to Kimberly Duchossois(2)

March 5, 2011 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Chicago Medical Center) At its annual cancer symposium, the Society of Surgical Oncology will present the 43rd annual James Ewing Layman's Award to Kimberly T. Duchossois of Barrington Hills, Ill., for her deep commitment and long-term efforts to improve the quality of...

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Cancer surgery society presents top honor to Kimberly Duchossois

March 5, 2011 2:34 pm | Comments

(University of Chicago Medical Center) At its annual cancer symposium, the Society of Surgical Oncology will present the 43rd annual James Ewing Layman's Award to Kimberly T. Duchossois of Barrington Hills, Ill., for her deep commitment and long-term efforts to improve the quality of...

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Urgent: OTC DRUG Nationwide Recall--Important information for patients about IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes

March 5, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 5, 2011 /- Today, Smith & Nephew's Advanced Wound Management division (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN ) announced a U.S. voluntary nationwide recall of selected lots of IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes (product number 59421200) manufactured for Smith & Nephew by The Triad...

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Nordson ASYMTEK fluid dispensers jet precisely into narrow cavities to improve side-view LED manufacturing process

March 4, 2011 8:33 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Closed-loop control of the dispense weight eliminates constant adjustments.

Skilled Healthcare transfers 5 facilities to Brius

March 4, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nursing home operator Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. said Friday that it is transferring operations at five northern California facilities to Brius Healthcare LLC.Skilled Healthcare said it expects the transfer to be complete in April. Another Skilled Healthcare subsidiary will retain ownership...

Manufacturer Gets GMP Warning on Sexual Assault, Blood Alcohol Kits

March 4, 2011 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Lynn Peavey, a manufacturer of sexual assault evidence and blood alcohol collection kits, has received a GMP warning for several issues, such as lack of procedures for incoming product inspections and lack of verification activities.

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C. Difficile Guidance May Be Difficult to Adopt

March 4, 2011 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

U.S. devicemakers may have difficulty obtaining a virus strain that the FDA suggests using to conduct reactivity tests for new products to detect Clostridium difficile infections.

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Amgen completes acquisition of BioVex Group

March 4, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Biotechnology company Amgen Inc. said Friday it has completed the acquisition of cancer therapy developer BioVex Group.BioVex is developing a cancer treatment called OncoVex, a virus aimed at attacking cancer cells, destroying tumors and stimulating the immune system to fight cancer throughout...

Vaccinated children not at higher risk of infections or allergic diseases

March 4, 2011 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) May vaccinations put too much strain on or weaken children's immune systems and are therefore harmful? Roma Schmitz and her colleagues from the Robert Koch Institute investigate exactly this research question in the current issue of Deutsches...

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Don't miss March 7 pre-registration deadline for Valencia meetings

March 4, 2011 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) March 7 is the pre-registration deadline for the most important European bone meetings of the year, to be held in Valencia, Spain. The European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis will be held in Valencia's award-winning congress center...

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Agribusiness giant ADM strikes 20-year licensing deal with Burcon NutraScience

March 4, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

One of the world's biggest agribusinesses, Archer Daniels Midland, has licensed the rights to a Canadian company's soy product for making protein-fortified beverages such as juices, soft drinks and sports drinks. Burcon NutraScience Corp. (TSX:BU) says it will receive royalty payments on ADM's...

Site-wide License for Ariadne's Pathway Studio Renewed by NCI

March 4, 2011 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 4, 2011 /- Ariadne , a leader in bioinformatics software and knowledge integration, announced that National Cancer Institute (NCI) has renewed their license for Pathway Studio ® Enterprise system that includes the ResNet® Mammalian database and Ariadne...

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Select Medical 4Q profit slides 30 pct

March 4, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Select Medical Holdings Corp. said its fourth-quarter profit dropped 30 percent due to the acquisition of Regency Hospital Co. and higher expenses.The Mechanicsburg, Pa., company said Thursday after markets closed that it earned $20.9 million, or 13 cents per share, in the three months that...

Blue Sky Biotech infused with Ampersand VC backing

March 4, 2011 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Blue Sky Biotech Inc., a Worcester-based contract research organization for the pharmaceutical industry, has taken an investment from private equity firm Ampersand Ventures of Wellesley.

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