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Sleeping pills not easy answer

November 3, 2010 12:32 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | Comments

When sleep doesn't come easily, some people turn to what they think is an easy solution – sleeping pills. But according to a Baylor College of Medicine sleep expert, sleep medications – whether prescription or over-the-counter – shouldn't be taken lightly. "All...

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O.I. Corporation Announces Results for Third Quarter of 2010

November 3, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

O.I. Corporation (NASDAQ: OICO) today announced its results for the three months ended September 30, 2010. These results are summarized below.The limited information contained in this press release is not adequate information upon which to make an informed investment decision....

Mass. nets $126M from federal biotech grants

November 3, 2010 11:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The U.S. Health and Human Services department has confirmed that about 300 Massachusetts life sciences companies have received $126 million in federal funds through the Therapeutic Discovery Project Grants.

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Alnylam joins Medtronic, CHDI to treat Huntington's disease

November 3, 2010 11:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Cambridge biotech Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. is collaborating with Minneapolis-based Medtronic Inc. and California non-profit CHDI Foundation Inc. to advance a drug-device combination treatment of Huntington's disease, a neurodegenerative genetic disorder.

Stealth DNA May Control Aging

November 3, 2010 11:35 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Research on Amish people reveals a link between a rare genetic pattern and healthy aging.

Cocrystal Discovery Receives Awards for Its Novel Antiviral Drug Development Programs

November 3, 2010 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SEATTLE, Nov. 3, 2010 /- Cocrystal Discovery, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel antiviral therapeutics for the treatment of serious and chronic viral diseases, announced today that it has received $733,438 in grants from the Qualified...

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PhRMA CEO John Castellani Responds to Mid-Term Election, Stresses Importance of Innovation to Help Grow Economy

November 3, 2010 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and CEO John Castellani released the following statement and video regarding the mid-term election: Watch the Video "Congratulations to all of the candidates who...

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Research Facility Expansion Will Create, Retain More than 150 Jobs in Chester County

November 3, 2010 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A global contract research organization will expand its operations in Chester County and create more than 80 new jobs within three years, the Department of Community and Economic Development announced today. PPD Inc. is planning to...

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IRS Awards $244,479 Grant to STB Lifesaving Technologies®

November 3, 2010 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 3, 2010 /- STB Lifesaving Technologies ® today announced that it has been awarded a Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project (QTDP) grant from the U.S. government in the amount of $244,479.   The Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project was included in the...

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Regado Biosciences to Present at the IMPACT 2010 Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 3, 2010 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 3, 2010 /- Regado Biosciences, a privately held company leading the development of antithrombotic aptamers with active control agents, announced that Ellen McDonald, MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, will be presenting at IMPACT 2010 held at...

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Champions Biotechnology Awarded $1.46 million in Grants

November 3, 2010 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BALTIMORE, Nov. 3, 2010 /- Champions Biotechnology, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSBR ), a company engaged in the development of advanced preclinical platforms and tumor specific data to enhance the value of oncology drugs, today received $1.46 million in grants as part of the Qualifying...

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ACR Distributes Free High-Tech Mammography Education Tool to NY Facilities

November 3, 2010 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RESTON, Va., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) distributed 1,500 copies of the College's Mammography Case Review ( MCR5 ) educational CD-ROM free of charge to physicians in approximately 600 ACR-accredited mammography facilities throughout New...

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Researchers discover new genetic factors associated with successful aging in the Amish

November 3, 2010 9:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Society of Human Genetics) A number of the scientific papers presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2010 Annual Meeting will provide information about important new research findings in statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology. One such research abstract...

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Specific changes in the brain associated with sleep deprivation described in new study

November 3, 2010 8:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Allen Institute for Brain Science) Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and SRI International have published the most systematic study to date of the effects of sleep deprivation on gene expression in the brain. The findings have implications for improving the...

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Novus Scientific and Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons (SAPS) Host the Inaugural Event of 'SOFTISSUE - The Issue of Soft Tissue,' Featuring James J. Chao, M.D., FACS, ...

November 3, 2010 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SINGAPORE, Nov. 3, 2010 /- Singapore company Novus Scientific Pte. Ltd today announced the successful hosting of Asia's 1st "SOFTISSUE – The Issue of Soft Tissue" educational series, together with the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons (SAPS) on 1st November 2010. This...

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