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Quest Diagnostics to pay $671M for Celera Corp.

March 18, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical laboratory operator Quest Diagnostics Inc. said Friday it will buy the diagnostics company Celera Corp. for $671 million in a deal that gives it access to proprietary genetic tests and a research and development pipeline focused on cardiovascular disease and cancer.Quest, which is...

China-Biotics Wins First US Customer

March 18, 2011 3:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHANGHAI, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China-Biotics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHBT ) ("China-Biotics" or "the Company"), the leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of probiotics products in China, today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement with a US...

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NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins to Present Keynote Address at Partnering for Global Health Forum 2011

March 18, 2011 3:35 am | by Biotechnology Industry Organization | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, March 16, 2011) - The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) announced today that Francis Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institutes of Health, will provide the keynote address at the Partnering for...

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A Look at 115-Year-Old X-Ray Equipment

March 18, 2011 3:35 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

X-ray equipment has become far more sophisticated in the last 115 years - and uses far lower radiation doses and exposure times, researchers found recently after testing a first-generation system from 1896.

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Radiation Safety Q & A: Can Decision Support Systems Help?

March 18, 2011 3:35 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Stephen Herman, MD, an associate professor of radiology at University Health Network in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and CEO of MedCurrent, discusses how radiology decision support systems can help reduce radiation exposure, and what it will take for the tools to catch on.

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Concord Medical to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Results on Monday, March 28, 2011

March 18, 2011 3:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEIJING, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical") (NYSE: CCM ), operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results...

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Quest Diagnostics to Acquire Celera, Strengthening Position as World's Leading Innovator in Molecular Diagnostics and Development

March 18, 2011 3:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MADISON, N.J. and ALAMEDA, Calif., March 18, 2011 /- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, and Celera Corporation (Nasdaq: CRA ), one of the world's pioneers in genetic diagnostics discovery and...

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Xilinx and Amkor discuss interposer program

March 18, 2011 2:32 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

One of the most exciting 3D commercialization announcements of 2010 was certainly the Xilinx announcement of their ?Stacked Silicon Interconnect? program.

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SiTime launches the industry?s lowest power oscillator for high frequency applications

March 17, 2011 8:36 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Power reduction of 66% and programmable features are ideal for networking, video, computing and storage applications.

Wide-bandgap electronics alliance formed in Taiwan

March 17, 2011 8:36 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

A total of 20 organizations in Taiwan have formed an alliance to develop electronics devices using compound semiconductors with wide energy bandgaps (i.e. larger than 1 or 2eV), including silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN), for use in high-power electronics applications such...

In pilot study, screening detects potentially serious heart conditions in healthy children

March 17, 2011 3:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) A pilot study in healthy children and adolescents shows that it is feasible to screen for undiagnosed heart conditions that increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest. Adding a 10-minute, relatively low-cost electrocardiogram to a history and...

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Study of Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy finds Likely Non-adherent Patients Have Increased Healthcare Costs, More Hospital Days

March 17, 2011 1:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BALTIMORE, March 17, 2011 /- Patients undergoing opioid therapy for chronic pain who may not be following their prescription regimen have significantly higher overall healthcare costs, Ameritox Ltd. announced recently. The study was published in The American Journal of Managed Care ....

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New targeted drug helps smokers stub it out

March 17, 2011 1:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Academy of Finland) Researchers working in a research project within the Academy of Finland's Research Program on Substance Use and Addictions have been developing a targeted drug that could aid in smoking reduction therapy.

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Gen-Probe Inc., AccuProbe Group B Streptococcus Culture Identification Test, AccuProbe Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex Culture Identification Test and, AccuProbe Mycobacter...

March 17, 2011 12:33 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Possible false-negative results may occur. This may cause serious adverse consequences and/or death.

Sexual plant reproduction: Male and female talk in the same way as do cells in your brain

March 17, 2011 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) A team of researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Portugal, discovered that pollen, the organ that contains the plant male gametes, communicate with the pistil, their female counterpart, using a mechanism commonly observed in the...

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