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Inside the first bird, surprising signs of a dinosaur (source:
October 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm

[NEWS] The raptor-like Archaeopteryx has long been viewed as the archetypal first bird, but new research reveals that it was actually a lot less “bird-like” than scientists had believed. In fact, the landmark study led by paleobiologist Grego... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Liver cells grown from patients' skin cells (source:
October 9, 2009 at 12:51 pm

[NEWS] Treatment of liver diseases possible Scientists at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have successfully produced liver cells from patients' skin cells opening the possibility of treating a wide range of diseases that affect liver fu... (source: - RSS and News widget on

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Conference Call and Webcast (source:
October 9, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Burrill & Company and WR Hambrecht + Co to Collaborate on OpenIPO(R) Transactions (source:
October 9, 2009 at 11:57 am

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Burrill & Company and WR Hambrecht + Co (WRH+Co) are pleased to announce that they are establishing a Burrill/Hambrecht joint venture to be bankers of Initial Public Offerings. They will jointly pursue WR Hambrecht... (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

Mediware CFO Williams resigns (source: Biz Journal)
October 9, 2009 at 11:57 am

Mediware Information Systems Inc. said Friday that CFO Mark Williams will step down effective Nov. 4 to "pursue a new business opportunity." (source: Biz Journal) - RSS and News widget on

Sunrise Senior Living to sell Colorado community to Brookdale (source: Biz Journal)
October 9, 2009 at 11:57 am

Sunrise Senior Living Inc. has agreed to sell one of its senior housing communities in Colorado to Brookdale Senior Living Inc. as part of a 21-facility nationwide sale. (BKD) (SRZ) (source: Biz Journal) - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Blue Marble Energy and Bionavitas Announce Partnership to Produce Industrial Biochemicals from Microalgae (source:
October 9, 2009 at 11:40 am

SEATTLE, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of America's leading renewable biochemical companies, Blue Marble Energy Corp. and Bionavitas, announced a partnership today in which Blue Marble Energy will produce high-margin biochemicals from microalgae supplied by B... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Chicago-Based Celsis International Goes Private (source:
October 9, 2009 at 11:30 am

CHICAGO, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based Celsis International, a leading global life sciences company, announces today that it has completed its public-to-private transaction process and will de-list from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and operate as... (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Kansas Bioscience Authority Commits $50 Million to Increase Venture Capital, Accelerate Bioscience Business Growth (source:
October 9, 2009 at 11:30 am

OLATHE, Kan. Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kansas Bioscience Authority has taken bold action to significantly increase the amount of venture capital available to innovative Kansas bioscience businesses -- and to lead the state's economic recovery -... (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

Pieris Reports Preclinical Development Progress of its Next Generation VEGF Antagonist (source:
October 9, 2009 at 10:00 am

FREISING-WEIHENSTEPHAN, Germany, October 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Pieris AG, the biopharmaceutical company developing Anticalins as a novel class of targeted human protein therapeutics, today reported continued progress in development of its lead therapeutic prog... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Booshoot Founder & CEO Jackie Heinricher Honored as Visionary Entrepreneur by Martha Stewart (source:
October 9, 2009 at 9:00 am

SEATTLE, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Booshoot ( today announced that its founder Jackie Heinricher has been chosen as the winner of Martha Stewart "Dreamers Into Doers" program - an honor recognizing visionary, entrepreneurial women who have tu... (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

BioMarin's Chief Executive Jean-Jacques Bienaime to Receive Most Admired CEO Award From San Francisco Business Times (source:
October 9, 2009 at 9:00 am

NOVATO, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN) announced today that its Chief Executive Officer Jean-Jacques Bienaime will receive the Most Admired CEO Award from the San Francisco Business Times at a gala even... (source: - RSS and News widget on

Hanger Orthopedic expands east and west (source: Biz Journal)
October 9, 2009 at 5:00 am

Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. has expanded its operations with three acquisitions totaling $10.7 million. (HGR) (source: Biz Journal) - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

TargetEx Leads the European Cancer Research Consortium (source:
October 9, 2009 at 3:00 am

BUDAPEST, Hungary, October 9 /PRNewswire/ -- TargetEx llc, Budapest announced today that the Research Directorate General of the Commission of the European Communities approved the transfer of the coordinator responsibilities of the European Cancer Researc... (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Early hominid first walked on two legs in the woods (source:
October 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm

[NEWS] Among the many surprises associated with the discovery of the oldest known, nearly complete skeleton of a hominid is the finding that this species took its first steps toward bipedalism not on the open, grassy savanna, as generations of scientists ... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Clemson bioengineer uses nanoparticles to target drugs (source:
October 8, 2009 at 10:08 pm

[NEWS] Clemson bioengineer Frank Alexis is designing new ways to target drugs and reduce the chances for side effects. Pharmaceutical commercials can cause the unsettling feeling that if the disease doesn't kill, the cure will, what with a drug's long lis... (source: - RSS and News widget on

Scientists reveal new pattern in our daily clock (source:
October 8, 2009 at 9:59 pm

[NEWS] The findings of a study published in Science today (9th October 2009) turn a long-held theory on circadian rhythms on its head and mean that we may now be able to develop new drugs and approaches to tune the daily clock to treat sleep disorders and... (source: - RSS and News widget on

Use of archived specimens in biomarker studies (source:
October 8, 2009 at 9:57 pm

[NEWS] Researchers propose a more efficient system using archived specimens for the evaluation of prognostic and predictive biomarkers in a new commentary published online October 8 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The introduction of new... (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

65,000 Missouri adults lost health insurance this year (source: Biz Journal)
October 8, 2009 at 6:40 pm

The number of uninsured adults in Missouri under the age of 65 grew by 65,000 through August of this year to 672,000, according to a report released Thursday. (source: Biz Journal) - RSS and News widget on

UCSF to lead pediatric immune-disorder research group (source: Biz Journal)
October 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm

The University of California, San Francisco is leading a new research consortium to study severe, often life-threatening pediatric immune disorders and improve treatment for them, using an initial $6.25 million in National Institutes of Health funding. (source: Biz Journal) - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Tax measures to hit ballot (source: Biz Journal)
October 8, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Two tax measures, approved after contentious legislative debate last summer, will go before voters in January. (source: Biz Journal) - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

Hutchinson cancer center scientists get $16.7M to research stem cells (source: Biz Journal)
October 8, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Two scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have been awarded $16.7 million for stem cell research projects. (source: Biz Journal) - RSS and News widget on

Transgenomic Signs Exclusive License for Cold-PCR Technology From the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (source:
October 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TBIO). The company announced today that it has licensed a high-sensitivity mutation detection technology called Cold-PCR from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Bos... (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Accuray Incorporated to Host Investor and Analyst Meeting at ASTRO (source:
October 8, 2009 at 1:27 pm

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, will host an Investor and Analyst Meeting in Chicago, Ill., on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. PDT. ... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Ekkyo Presents a Positive Assessment one Year After the Launch of EkkyLite(TM), its New Scar Healing System (source:
October 8, 2009 at 11:13 am

MARSEILLE, France, October 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Ekkyo(TM), a photomedicine company that develops first-in-class laser-based systems for skin scar prevention and reduction is presenting today, one year after the commercial launch of EkkyLite(TM), its assessmen... (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

CardioDx Announces Appointment of Dr. Louis G. Lange as Chairman of the Board of Directors (source:
October 8, 2009 at 11:00 am

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioDx, a cardiovascular genomic diagnostics company, announced today the appointment of Louis G. Lange, M.D., Ph.D., as Chairman of the company's Board of Directors. CardioDx recently launched Corus(TM) CAD, the... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

The Nobel science prizes: Winning ways (source: Economist)
October 8, 2009 at 6:47 am

Prizes for optical fibres, charge-coupled devices, ribosomes and telomeresHOW do you look through a window that is 100km thick? That, in essence, was the question facing Charles Kao in 1966. For working out the answer, Dr Kao has been awarded part of this ... (source: Economist) - RSS and News widget on

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