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Humana posts big drop in 4Q earnings

February 7, 2011 1:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. is reporting a 57 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings due partly to expenses associated with its Medicare Advantage plan and the start of a prescription drug offering in which it's partners with Wal-Mart.The company said Monday that it had $1.02 per share of...

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Unveils Needle-free, Contactless Electroporation Technology for DNA Vaccine Delivery

February 6, 2011 11:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BLUE BELL, Pa., Feb. 7, 2011 /- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INO ), a leader in the development of therapeutic and preventive vaccines against cancers and infectious diseases, announced today that its new generation DNA vaccine delivery technology, which provides the powerful...

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Data on DermTech's Non-invasive Test for Melanoma Are Published in the British Journal of Dermatology

February 6, 2011 11:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 /- DermTech International, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to bringing genomic medicine to dermatologists, today announced that the discovery data on its new genomic assay for melanoma have been published in the British Journal of Dermatology....

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Professionals Find a ‘Primer' on the Life Sciences Industry

February 6, 2011 10:33 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Karin Lucas enjoys seeing the eyes of her students light up. The San Diego classroom she leads meets only for one day each year, but the knowledge she imparts could make a difference for business professionals working and investing in San Diego's life sciences industry.

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Jazzercise Moves Ahead of the Pack in Franchise Rankings

February 6, 2011 10:33 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Judith Sheppard Missett is still stick kicking up her heels, literally and figuratively.

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STMicroelectronics extends Sound Terminal® advantage for miniaturized, high-quality audio equipment

February 6, 2011 8:35 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Audio processor optimized for MEMS-enhanced features integrates direct digital microphone input and active sound shaping for best playback quality.

Allergies lower risk of low- and high-grade glioma

February 6, 2011 8:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Association for Cancer Research) The more allergies one has, the lower the risk of developing low- and high-grade glioma, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Rural underage binge drinkers put their health at risk

February 6, 2011 5:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(BioMed Central) Binge drinking is often considered to be a problem of towns and cities but new research published in BioMed Central's open-access journal BMC Public Health shows that binge drinking in rural areas is more of a problem than previously thought.

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Native American ancestry linked to greater risk of relapse in young leukemia patients

February 6, 2011 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) The first genome-wide study to demonstrate an inherited genetic basis for racial and ethnic disparities in cancer survival linked Native American ancestry with an increased risk of relapse in young leukemia patients.

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SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS) acquires Primaxx Inc., expands footprint in MEMS manufacturing

February 6, 2011 7:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Acquisition of patented hydrogen fluoride vapor oxide etch technology further strengthens SPTS leadership in MEMS etching

UConn's inmate contract eyed for possible savings

February 6, 2011 5:45 am | by SUSAN HAIGH - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

A $100 million contract for the University of Connecticut Health Center to provide care for prisoners faces new scrutiny, with some legislators suggesting the cash-strapped government could reduce the cost by opening it to bids from private entities.The exclusive contract with the state...

Elka Nir Joins VisionCare Board of Directors

February 5, 2011 6:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SARATOGA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2011 /- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of end-stage age-related macular degeneration, today announced Elka Nir of Giza Venture Capital has joined VisionCare's Board of Directors. Ms....

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Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary, Nationwide Recall of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10 mg / 500 mg, NDC 0603-3888-20, 60 Count, Lot Numbers ...

February 5, 2011 6:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 5, 2011 /- Qualitest Pharmaceuticals today issued a voluntary nationwide recall of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10mg / 500mg, NDC 0603-3888-20, 60 count, Lot Numbers T150G10B, T120J10E and T023M10A, and Phenobarbital Tablets, USP 32.4 mg,...

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Air pollutants from fireplaces and wood-burning stoves raise health concerns

February 5, 2011 4:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Danish scientists, in a study published in American Chemical Society's journal, Chemical Research in Toxicology, found that the invisible particles inhaled into the lungs from breathing wood smoke from fireplaces have multiple adverse effects.

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American Regent Injectable Products: Recall - Visible Particulates in Products

February 5, 2011 5:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Some vials exhibit translucent visible particles consistent with glass delamination.

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