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DSM to buy US biotech company Martek for $1.09B

December 20, 2010 9:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Royal DSM NV, the Dutch chemicals company, says it plans to buy US biotech firm Martek Biosciences Corp for $1.09 billion (€83 million) in cash, in a management supported deal.The Dutch company says its $31.50 per share offer for Martek represents a 35 percent premium to Martek's closing price...

Quitting menthol cigarettes may be harder for some smokers

December 20, 2010 8:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Penn State) Menthol cigarettes may be harder to quit, particularly for some teens and African-Americans, who have the highest menthol cigarette use, according to a study by a team of researchers.

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Stem Cells Made with RNA

December 20, 2010 8:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A new technique could provide safer cells for human therapies

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Breakthrough in TB Diagnostics

December 20, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A rapid genetic test for tuberculosis could have a huge impact on global health.

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Genome-wide hunt reveals links to abnormal rhythms behind sudden death, heart damage

December 20, 2010 2:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) A study among almost 50,000 people worldwide has identified DNA sequence variations linked with the heart's electrical rhythm in several surprising regions among 22 locations across the human genome. The variants were found by an international...

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Playing by the rules? New book examines relationship between law and sport(2)

December 20, 2010 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Queen's University Belfast) From match fixing, to doping allegations, to contract disputes, a new book by a Queen's University Belfast law expert analyses the relationship between modern sport and the law. In the wake of well-publicised disputes, such as Wayne Rooney's contractual...

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Playing by the rules? New book examines relationship between law and sport

December 20, 2010 2:34 pm | Comments

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Urodynamix Announces Change in Directors and Officers

December 20, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Urodynamix Technologies Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: URO) today announces that Dave Rankin and David Raffa have been appointed to its Board of Directors and that Pierre Leduc, Barry Allan and Tanner Philp have stepped down as directors.Dave Rankin is co-founder and VP Business Development of...

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WellCare says Berg will give up executive post

December 20, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc. said Monday that Charles Berg, who became executive chairman of the company's board in January 2008, will become non-executive chairman on Jan. 1.WellCare said Berg's employment agreement ends Dec. 31. The company created the executive chairman position...

Boston Scientific Announces Election of Dr. Kristina M. Johnson to its Board of Directors

December 20, 2010 12:33 pm | by Boston Scientific | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has elected Kristina M. Johnson, Ph.D., as a Director, effective January 1

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Celera names Merriweather finance chief

December 20, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Genetic testing company Celera named Alfred Merriweather as senior vice president and chief financial officer Monday.Ugo DeBlasi resigned as chief financial officer for the California in October to be closer to his family in Connecticut, the company said.Merriweather previously worked as the...

VTI strengthens market presence in Asia

December 20, 2010 10:35 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

VTI Technologies has started cooperation with a new distributor in Asia. QuadRep is specialised in components for the electronic industries and will represent VTI's MEMS products in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and India.

Invensense showcases breakthrough Motionprocessing? Solutions at CES 2011

December 20, 2010 10:35 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

InvenSense demonstrates its MPU-6000 Motionprocessor and accompanied MPL 3.2 Motionprocessing library for 3D remotes in internet-connected digital TVs, wireless motion sensing for health and fitness, and pedestrian navigation in handsets.

The Center for Business Intelligence (CBI) Receives Top 100 Women-Led Businesses Award

December 20, 2010 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOBURN, Mass., Dec. 20, 2010 /- The Center for Business Intelligence (CBI) has been recognized as a Top 100 Women-Led Business in Massachusetts in 2009. The honor was awarded recently to Kathleen Y. Coffey, CBI President, by the Boston Business Journal and The Commonwealth Institute at...

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FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - Generic Drug Roundup: December 2010

December 20, 2010 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves many generic drugs that treat a wide variety of conditions and help consumers save money. To read about recent significant FDA approvals for generic medications, go to...

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