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Alere Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Results

February 17, 2011 2:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 17, 2011 /- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR ), a global leader in enabling individuals to take charge of their health at home through the merger of rapid diagnostics and health management, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. Financial...

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Broader psychological impact of 2010 BP oil spill

February 16, 2011 9:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Maryland Medical Center) The explosion and fire on a BP-licensed oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 had huge environmental and economic effects, with millions of gallons of oil leaking into the water for more than five months. It also had significant...

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2 knee replacements may be better than 1

February 16, 2011 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Replacing both knees in one surgery, or simultaneous total knee replacement was associated with significantly fewer prosthetic joint infections as well as other revision knee operations within one year after surgery, compared with total knee...

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Suniva collaborating with varian semiconductor on advanced n-type solar cell Using boron implantation

February 16, 2011 6:36 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Suniva Targets 20 Percent Efficiency for Screen-Printed Solar Cells on N-Type Wafer

Inhaling 'Red Mud Disaster' dust may not be as harmful to health as feared

February 16, 2011 3:47 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Scientists in Hungary are reporting that the potential health effects of last October's Red Mud Disaster, one of the worst environmental accidents in Europe, may be less dangerous than previously feared. Their study, reported in ACS's journal...

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O'Malley touts $100M tax credit program

February 16, 2011 2:45 pm | by BRIAN WITTE - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Martin O'Malley urged lawmakers on Wednesday to support his proposal for a $100 million tax credit program to help high-tech industries get start-up money in Maryland to generate jobs.O'Malley usually appears before lawmakers to advocate for only one or two bills each session. He used this...

Express Scripts 4Q profit jumps 48 percent

February 16, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts reported Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profit jumped 48 percent on a boost in copayments as the company continued integrating NextRx.For the period ended Dec. 31, the company reported net income of $329.6 million, or 62 cents per share, compared with...

Medtronic SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Infusion Pump and Refill Kits: Class 1 Recall

February 16, 2011 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Recall due to pocket fills may result in patient harm, serious injury, and/or death due to drug overdose or underdose.

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Medtronic SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Infusion Pump and Refill Kits

February 16, 2011 12:36 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The SynchroMed II Programmable Pump and the SynchroMed EL Infusion System are used in patients undergoing therapy that requires the constant delivery of drugs or fluids into a patient?s body. The Medtronic refill kit is used in refilling Medtronic...

Stocks rise after strong earnings, deal news

February 16, 2011 11:45 am | by CHIP CUTTER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Strong earnings results and another round of corporate deals pushed stocks higher Wednesday.Family Dollar Stores Inc. rose 21 percent to $53.25 after investor Nelson Peltz's firm offered to pay up to $60 a share to take the discount retailer private. That was a 36 percent premium from Tuesday's...

TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared Feb. 16, 2011

February 16, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on February 16, 2011.Tdb Split Corp. Cl A (TSX:XTD): $0.05. Payable Nov 10. Record Oct 29.Tdb Split Corp. Cl A (TSX:XTD): $0.05. Payable Dec 10. Record Nov 30.Bonavista Energy...

Study reveals security weaknesses in file-sharing methods used in clinical trials

February 16, 2011 10:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute) Patients who participate in clinical trials expect that their personal information will remain confidential, but a recent study led by Dr. Khaled El-Emam, Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the CHEO...

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The Enormity of Small

February 16, 2011 10:32 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., February 16, 2011 — Once believed to be limited to the electronics industry, micro and nano manufacturing are now making an enormous impact in almost all areas of manufacturing. From new medical devices to creating precise, less expensive and flexible materials,...

Wednesday Late Update: Citigroup Inc., Bank of America, Wells Fargo & Co., Sirius XM Radio Inc., Dell Corp., Microsoft Corp., Genzyme Corp.

February 16, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

StockMarketLife.com, a leading source for small-cap research, provides wide-ranging due diligence and analysis on the most promising stocks in the market. StockMarketLife Investment Stock Report's primary focus is to alert our valued subscribers to small-cap and micro-cap companies on the...

Researchers link gene mutations to Ebstein's anomaly

February 16, 2011 8:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital valvular heart disease. Now, in patients with this disease, researchers of the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the University of Newcastle, UK and the Max Delbrueck...

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