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Notice of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

April 4, 2011 10:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Board of Directors of Active Biotech AB (publ) has issued a notice to the Annual General Meeting, which is to take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the Scandic Star Hotel Lund, Glimmervagen 5 in Lund, Sweden.Please see the attached notification, which is being published...

SolFocus partners with Bechtel to deliver renewable power for California agribusiness

April 4, 2011 10:35 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

California pistachio farm is the home of the first concentrating photovoltaic plant in California's Central Valley.

Infineon invests 160 million US dollars to further expand manufacturing capacity in Malaysia

April 4, 2011 10:35 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Infineon Technologies (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced it will invest 160 million US dollars this year to expand its production capacity, research & development and to upgrade its manufacturing facilities in Malacca, Malaysia.

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Newsbriefs from the April issue of the journal Chest

April 4, 2011 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American College of Chest Physicians) New research published in the journal Chest highlights the dangers of water pipe (hookah) smoking and how COPD is not just a smoker's disease.

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Emergency department CT exams of children have increased substantially

April 4, 2011 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) Computed tomography examinations of children in hospital emergency departments increased substantially from 1995 to 2008, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings underscore the need for collaboration among medical professionals to...

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New Type of Drug Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

April 4, 2011 8:37 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Scientists hope bacteria won't develop resistance to nanoparticles that poke them open.

Quantifying Your Sleep

April 4, 2011 8:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A group of experimentalists who track various patterns about themselves investigate slumber.

HealthSouth plans to open facility in Fla.

April 4, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

HealthSouth Corp. officials say the company will build a comprehensive physical rehabilitation hospital in Ocala, Fla. The Birmingham-based inpatient rehabilitation provider announced plans for the hospital late last year.The 40-bed, $21 million hospital will provide comprehensive physical...

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Thermo Fisher extends tender offer for Dionex

April 4, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Scientific instrument maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. said Monday that it is extending its tender offer for Dionex Corp. shares until May 13 while it waits for regulatory approval in Europe.Waltham-based Thermo Scientific and Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Dionex agreed to the $2.1 billion deal in...

Study provides first link between 2 major Parkinson's genes

April 4, 2011 2:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ottawa Hospital Research Institute) As Parkinson's Awareness Month gets underway, a Canadian-led international study is providing important new insight into Parkinson's disease and paving the way for new avenues for clinical trials. The study, led by Dr. Michael Schlossmacher in...

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Prix Galien winners published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

April 4, 2011 2:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Scholarly papers from the winners and finalists of the 2010 Prix Galien USA and Prix Galien International awards have been published as a special issue of Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. The Prix Galien, regarded as the Nobel Prize in biopharmaceutical...

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Cocaine images capture motivated attention among users

April 4, 2011 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have conducted the most comprehensive study to date of how cocaine users respond to drug-related and other emotional stimuli, making use of...

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Algae that live inside the cells of salamanders are the first known vertebrate endosymbionts

April 4, 2011 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Indiana University) A species of algae long known to associate with spotted salamanders has been discovered to live inside the cells of developing embryos, say scientists from the US and Canada, who report their findings in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of...

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Alternate route to blocked arteries safe and effective for angioplasty

April 4, 2011 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(McMaster University) Researchers at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences have found accessing blocked arteries through the forearm compared to groin led to fewer vascular complications and similar success rates for angioplasty.

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Cytotech Labs Unravels Hallmark Insight Into Metabolic Control of Cancer, Presents Work at Major AACR Cancer Meeting

April 4, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., April 4, 2011 /- Cytotech Labs, a Boston based pharmaceutical company and member of the Berg Pharma, Inc. group along with Berg Biosystems and Berg Diagnostics today presented groundbreaking insight into seminal work performed by Nobel Laureate , Otto Warburg.  The...

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