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Roche and IBM Collaborate to Develop Nanopore-Based DNA Sequencing Technology

July 1, 2010 5:33 am | by IBM | Comments

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. and BRANFORD, Conn., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today an agreement to develop a nanopore-based technology that will directly read and sequence human DNA quickly and efficiently. Focused on...


Endo Pharmaceuticals Completes Next Step in Regulatory Process for FORTESTAâ„¢ for Men With Low Testosterone

July 1, 2010 12:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHADDS FORD, Pa. , July 1 /- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP ) has submitted a complete response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the company's receipt of a Complete Response letter in October 2009 related to the New Drug Application (NDA) submission for...


Stem-cell therapy may provide new approach to fight infection

June 30, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ottawa Hospital Research Institute) A new study shows that treatment with mesenchymal stem cells can triple survival rates in mice with sepsis, a deadly condition that can occur when an infection spreads throughout the body. The treatment reduced the damaging effects of...


Planned home births associated with tripling of neonatal mortality rate vs. planned hospital births

June 30, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) In a study published online today by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers from Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, analyzed the results of multiple studies from around the world. They report that less medical intervention,...


AAO-HNS releases consensus statement: diagnosis and management of nasal valve compromise

June 30, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery) Today, the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) announced the release of a consensus statement to address ambiguities and disparities in the diagnosis and management of nasal valve compromise (NVC).


Drug Device for Hearing Loss

June 30, 2010 8:38 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

An implant could deliver drugs directly to the cochlea.

Brookwood Medical clears construction hurdle

June 30, 2010 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A judge says Brookwood Medical Center should be allowed to build Alabama's first freestanding emergency department near the intersection of U.S. 280 and Alabama 119.An administrative law judge made the ruling Wednesday. The issue now goes before the state Certificate of Need board, which meets...

Charleston man pleads guilty in embezzlement

June 30, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Charleston investment adviser has pleaded guilty to embezzling from a company's employee benefit plan.The federal prosecutor's office says 50-year-old Knox Fuqua entered his plea before U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. on Wednesday. Fuqua faces up to five years in prison when he is...


US plan to pay hospitals for performance could hurt those in less-advantaged areas

June 30, 2010 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(New York University) The nationwide implementation of hospital pay-for-performance threatens to act as a "reverse Robin Hood," according to a New York University-led study published in the academic journal PLoS Medicine on June 29, 2010.


SMOS shines at symposium

June 30, 2010 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Space Agency) Today, a focus at ESA's Living Planet Symposium is on the innovative SMOS mission, which recently became operational. Early results are proving very encouraging with its first observations due to be released in early July.


Strong Attendance Expected at Canada's Major Manufacturing Event as Manufacturing Sales Continue to Rise

June 30, 2010 12:36 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

Toronto, Canada, June 28, 2010 - With a steady increase in manufacturing sales eight out of the last 10 months and a predicted upward trend, Canadian manufacturers are gearing up for better times ahead.

The State of the Distribution Workforce

June 30, 2010 11:34 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) and the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) have funded a research project titled State of the Distribution Workforce and What It Means for the Material Handling Industry. MHIA

Keeping weight down can decrease risk of arthritis

June 30, 2010 11:33 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | Comments

Losing weight reduces the risk of developing arthritis, especially in the knees.


MELA Sciences offering shares at a discount

June 30, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device maker MELA Sciences Inc. said Wednesday it will publicly offer 2.2 million shares of common stock at a discount.The company offered the shares at $7.50 apiece, marking a 9.6 percent discount from the stock's closing price of $8.30 on Tuesday.Shares of MELA fell 98 cents, or 11.8...

Shire Purchases Strategic Site in Massachusetts

June 30, 2010 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts , June 30, 2010 /- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced its purchase of the Lexington Technology Park campus in Lexington, Massachusetts . The purchase signifies an investment in the growth of its...



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