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Nordion has first profitable quarter since MDS restructuring, initiates dividend

January 20, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nordion Inc. (TSX:NDN), an Ottawa-based company that supplies radioactive isotopes to health-care professionals around the world, says it will begin paying a dividend to shareholders. The former subsidiary of MDS Inc., which has been dismantled and sold to various buyers, posted a $15.7-milion...

Corcept publicly offering common stock

January 20, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Drug developer Corcept Therapeutics Inc. said Thursday it will publicly offer shares of common stock.The company did not disclose details of the offering.It will also grant underwriters a 30-day option to buy up to an additional 15 percent of the stock offered in the public offering, to cover...

Uncovering the genetics of prostate cancer

January 20, 2011 12:41 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Germany will contribute another project to the International Cancer Genome Consortium. Coordinated by the German Cancer Research Center and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, physicians and molecular biologists will...

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Scientists grow human liver tissue to be used for transplantation

January 20, 2011 12:41 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A new study reports on the success of growing human liver cells on resorbable scaffolds made from material similar to surgical sutures. Researchers suggest that this liver tissue could be used in place of donor organs. Findings of this study appear in the February...

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Pervasis broadens to cancer therapeutics, eyes new financings

January 20, 2011 12:40 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Pervasis Therapeutics Inc., which focuses on vascular surgical treatment, is expanding its coverage into oncology and considering additional financing from either a corporate partner or the venture capital community.

Awake despite anesthesia

January 20, 2011 12:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Unintended awareness during surgery is classified as an occasional complication of anesthesia (one to two in 1,000 patients) -- but being aware of things happening during the operation, and being able to recall them later, can leave a patient with...

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PSS buys Dispensing Solutions

January 20, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical products distributor PSS World Medical Inc. said Thursday it paid an undisclosed amount for privately-held Dispensing Solutions Inc., which markets medical software for dispensing programs in the point of care, government, and contract packaging markets.Dispensing Solutions, which is...

Class I Medical Device Recall: Fresenius Medical Care North America, CombiSet True Flow Series Hemodialysis Blood Tubing Set with Priming Set and Transducer Protectors for Use...

January 20, 2011 11:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Reason for Recall: The hemodialysis blood tubing sets may develop kinking of the arterial line. Kinking can cause the destruction of red blood cells which may result in serious injury and/or death.

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Ziopharm says lymphoma drug may get EU incentives

January 20, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Drugmaker Ziopharm Oncology Inc. said Thursday its lymphoma drug candidate Zinapar was recommended for orphan drug incentives in the European Union.Ziopharm said a committee in the European Medicines Agency recommended that Zinapar be awarded orphan drug status, which is granted to drugs that...

TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared Jan. 20, 2010

January 20, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on January 20, 2011.Northland Power Inc. (TSX:NPI): $0.09. Payable Jan 14. Record Dec 31.Enervest Diversified Income Trust Units (TSX:EIT.UN): $0.1. Payable Feb 15. Record Jan...

Dino-era sex riddle solved by new fossil find

January 20, 2011 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Leicester) Killed and preserved with her egg, a fossil of a flying reptile shows for the first time how hips and crests can be used to sex pterodactyls.

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A novel function of anti-diuretic hormone vasopressin in the brain

January 20, 2011 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute for Physiological Sciences) The anti-diuretic hormone "vasopressin" is released from the brain, and known to work in the kidney, suppressing the diuresis. Here, the Japanese research team led by professor Yasunobu Okada, Director-General of NIPS, Japan,...

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Text of Delaware State of the State

January 20, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Here is the text of Delaware Gov. Jack Markell's State of the State address:Lt. Governor Denn, President Pro Tem DeLuca, Speaker Gilligan, members of the 146th General Assembly, statewide elected officials, members of the Judiciary, members of the Cabinet, State employees, Carla, family and the...

Biolase surges on strong 2011 revenue outlook

January 20, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Biolase Technology Inc. nearly doubled in value Thursday after the dental laser company forecast much higher revenue in 2011 than Wall Street expected.Biolase expects $55 million to $60 million in revenue this year. Analysts forecast $40.4 million on average, according to estimates...

Vertex hepatitis C drug wins FDA priority review

January 20, 2011 9:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. has won priority review from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its hepatitis C virus treatment, telaprevir. The drug is expected to receive an approval decision on May 23.

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