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Syrian activists vow largest protests to date

April 21, 2011 12:45 pm | by BASSEM MROUE - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Ahead of what could turn out to be a decisive day for Syria, protesters took credit Thursday for forcing President Bashar Assad to lift the country's 50-year state of emergency and brushed off his attempts to placate the monthlong uprising against his authoritarian regime.Activists said they...

Libya rebels claim control of Tunisian border post

April 21, 2011 12:45 pm | by BEN HUBBARD - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Libyan rebels said Thursday they had control of a post on the Tunisian border, forcing government soldiers to flee over the frontier and possibly opening a new channel for opposition forces in Moammar Gadhafi's bastion in western Libya.In the rebel stronghold of Benghazi in eastern Libya,...

Japan seals off no-go zone around nuclear plant

April 21, 2011 12:45 pm | by ERIC TALMADGE - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Japan sealed off a wide area around a radiation-spewing nuclear power plant on Friday to prevent tens of thousands of residents from sneaking back to the homes they quickly evacuated, some with little more than a credit card and the clothes on their backs.Fearing they might not see their homes...


Obama says new task force will examine gas prices

April 21, 2011 12:45 pm | by JULIE PACE - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the Justice Department is assembling a team to "root out any cases of fraud or manipulation" in oil markets that might be forcing up gasoline prices in the United States.The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.84 on...

AP Top Headlines At 4:30 p.m. EDT

April 21, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Obama announces task force on gas prices, says he doesn't want consumers taken advantage of

UBC recognizes 2 Canadian medical researchers with $50,000 prizes

April 21, 2011 12:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of British Columbia) Two of Canada's most eminent health researchers -- Dr. Jacques Genest at McGill University and Dr. Michael Hayden at the University of British Columbia -- have been awarded the inaugural Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes, the most...


LabCorp 1Q profit slips on weather and charges

April 21, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical lab operator Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings said Thursday its net income slid 4 percent in the first quarter as expenses related to acquisitions and expenses hurt its results.The company said its profit fell to $127.1 million, or $1.23 per share, from $132.7 million, or $1.25 per...

Fleming Pharmaceuticals Now Ready to Step Up Production of Nuclear Radiation Safeguard, ThyroShield®

April 21, 2011 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. LOUIS, April 21, 2011 / PRNewswire/ -- Fleming Pharmaceuticals, maker of ThyroShield®– the only FDA approved liquid potassium iodide product indicated for thyroid protection in radiation emergencies – announced today that it has implemented the changes necessary to...


Facebook Page on Low Body Temperature Offers Free Coupon Codes to Fans

April 21, 2011 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LADY LAKE, Fla., April 21, 2011 /- Dr. Denis Wilson's Facebook page on Wilson's Temperature Syndrome has recently started offering coupon codes to their fans. These coupon codes entitle them to free shipping of the products available on the website. Wilson's...


Summary Box: UnitedHealth 1Q profit climbs 13 pct

April 21, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

QUARTERLY GROWTH: UnitedHealth Group Inc. said Thursday it earned $1.35 billion, or $1.22 per share, in the first quarter. That's up from $1.19 billion, or $1.03 per share, in the same quarter last year. Revenue rose 10 percent to $25.43 billion.WALL STREET EXPECTATIONS: Analysts surveyed by...

Massachusetts, South Korea heat up ties in life sciences

April 21, 2011 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Massachusetts and South Korean government officials met this week seeking to deepen collaborations in life sciences, high tech and other areas, including signing a three-year memorandum of understanding. A second meeting, which included Boston-based Oxford Bioscience Partners, which...

InfraReDx gets European CE approval for coronary imaging system

April 21, 2011 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

InfraReDx Inc. of Burlington has received CE mark approval in Europe to start commercializing its LipiScan IVUS Coronary Imaging System. The company received 510(k) medical device clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the product in 2010.

iMD Companies, Inc. Acquires OMI LLC and Files Financials for 2010(2)

April 21, 2011 8:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TAMPA, Fla., April 21, 2011 /- iMD Companies (ICBU.PK) is pleased to announce that is has acquired an Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF), Optimum Mobile Imaging LLC, which increases and diversifies the Company's portfolio of Medical Service businesses.  The acquisition...


Scott & White Healthcare Broadcasts Live Surgery to Sao Paolo, Brazil

April 21, 2011 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TEMPLE, Texas, April 21, 2011 /- Scott & White Healthcare today teleconferenced one of the world's first live international surgical procedures to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm to conference attendees in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The meeting, CICE (Current Issues in Comparative...


FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation for Nektar's Investigational Drug, NKTR-102, for Treatment of Women with Ovarian Cancer

April 21, 2011 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2011 /- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR ) today announced that the company's oncology drug candidate, NKTR-102, has been granted orphan drug status for the treatment of women with ovarian cancer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "This designation...



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