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Artificial biochemistry: Blood simple (source: Economist)
October 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm

An attempt to mimic part of a cell on a chip“WHAT is a Golgi apparatus used for?” sounds like a question from the more recherche type of television quiz show. The answer is “putting the finishing touches to proteins”. Many proteins ... (source: Economist) - RSS feeds and Feed widget on

Researchers discover RNA repair system in bacteria (source:
October 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm

[NEWS] In new papers appearing this month in Science and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University of Illinois biochemistry professor Raven H. Huang and his colleagues describe the first RNA repair system to be discovered in bacteria... (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Scientists encouraged by new mouse model's similarities to human ALS (source:
October 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm

[NEWS] A new mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) closely resembles humans with the paralyzing disorder, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. Like humans with ALS, the new genetically engineered mous... (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Investment in Parkinson's disease data bank yields potential therapy (source:
October 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm

[NEWS] Individuals with Parkinson's disease who have higher levels of a metabolite called urate in their blood and in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) have a slower rate of disease progression, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. A ... (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

Clinical Remissions in Three Otherwise Intractable Cancers Signal the Progress of Targeted Genetic Medicine (source:
October 12, 2009 at 3:04 pm

SAN MARINO, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announced more stunning results of its pioneering clinical studies of Rexin-G, the world's first and, so far only, tumor-targeted genetic medicine to be validated in the c... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

PharmaNet Development Group To Showcase Innovative Solutions and Poster Presentations at AAPS 2009 (source:
October 12, 2009 at 3:00 pm

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmaNet Development Group, Inc., a leading provider of clinical development services to innovative pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug and medical device companies, today announced that the Company and its... (source: - RSS feeds and Feed widget on

Growing geodesic carbon nanodomes (source:
October 12, 2009 at 1:01 pm

[NEWS] Tiny carbon islands bubble up at the center to form nanoscopic geodesic domesResearchers analyzing the assembly of graphene (sheets of carbon only one atom thick) on a surface of iridium have found that the sheets grow by first forming tiny carbon ... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Takeda San Francisco, Inc. Appoints Michael Buckley, Ph.D. Vice President of Process Sciences (source:
October 12, 2009 at 1:01 pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda San Francisco, Inc. announced today that Michael Buckley, Ph.D., has joined the company as vice president of process sciences. Dr. Buckley will be responsible for directing all aspects of the materials supply t... (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Dendreon Announces Election of Ian Clark and Pedro Granadillo to Board of Directors (source:
October 12, 2009 at 12:59 pm

SEATTLE, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN) today announced that Ian Clark and Pedro Granadillo have been elected to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Clark is currently head of global product strategy and chief mark... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Radio waves 'see' through walls (source:
October 12, 2009 at 11:42 am

[NEWS] University of Utah engineers showed that a wireless network of radio transmitters can track people moving behind solid walls. The system could help police, firefighters and others nab intruders, and rescue hostages, fire victims and elderly people ... (source: - RSS feeds and Feed widget on

Sequella Obtains Funding to Continue Expansion of its Anti-infectives Pipeline (source:
October 12, 2009 at 9:35 am

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequella, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on commercializing novel antibiotics to treat life-threatening infectious diseases, today announced that it received a $594,661 two-year Small Busine... (source: - RSS and News widget on

ImaginAb, Inc. and BZL Biologics, LLC Conclude Licensing Agreement for Imaging Rights to huJ591/Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) (source:
October 12, 2009 at 9:23 am

INGLEWOOD, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ImaginAb, Inc. and BZL Biologics, LLC have concluded a sublicense of BZL's PSMA/huJ591 antibody technology for the field of diagnostic imaging for PET and SPECT. "ImaginAb is pleased to have completed this [sub]li... (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

China Pharma Holdings, Inc. to Present at the Roth China Conference on October 14 at 12:00 pm ET (source:
October 12, 2009 at 9:00 am

HAIKOU CITY, China, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Pharma Holdings, Inc. ("China Pharma") (NYSE Amex: CPHI), which develops, manufactures, and markets specialty pharmaceutical products in China, today announced that it will present at the Rot... (source: - RSS and News widget on

Researchers Present 'a Novel, Automated, Efficient Environmental Disinfection Technology that Significantly Reduces C. difficile, VRE and MRSA Contamination' (source:
October 12, 2009 at 7:45 am

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a study presented at the 49th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), researchers used a mobile, automated UV device to decontaminate hospital rooms at the Cleveland Veterans Affai... (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Raptor Pharmaceutical Reports Positive Interim Phase 2a Clinical Data in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) (source:
October 12, 2009 at 6:30 am

NOVATO, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. ("Raptor" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: RPTPD), announced positive findings from the completed treatment phase of its open-label Phase 2a clinical trial of delayed-release cysteamin... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Frost & Sullivan's 2009 Excellence in Healthcare Awards Banquet Honours Industry's Top Performers (source:
October 12, 2009 at 6:00 am

LONDON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Outstanding performances in Europe's healthcare industry were recognised at Frost & Sullivan's '2009 Excellence in Healthcare Awards Banquet,' held in London on 8th October 2009. 17 leading companies were presented with ... (source: - RSS feeds and Feed widget on

U.S. moms uncertain about health reform (source: Biz Journal)
October 12, 2009 at 4:42 am

A large majority of American moms, 78 percent, think health care is a right to which all Americans are entitled, according to a national survey by a Nashville, Tenn.-based (source: Biz Journal) - RSS feeds and Feed widget on

UCSF halts clinical IT installation (source: Biz Journal)
October 12, 2009 at 4:42 am

Dr. Sam Hawgood, newly appointed dean of the University of California, San Francisco's School of Medicine, confirmed that UCSF has put the brakes on installation of a $50 million clinical IT system from General Electric. (source: Biz Journal) - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Attorney recommends businesses implement flu outbreak plan (source: Biz Journal)
October 12, 2009 at 4:42 am

Keith Galbut, a partner with the Phoenix law office of Galbut & Galbut PC, talked with the Phoenix Business Journal about some of the legal challenges and pitfalls facing employers as a result of the H1N1 influenza: (source: Biz Journal) - RSS and News widget on

Flu fear dispenses revenue potential, but Kansas City-area firms struggle to supply demand outbreak (source: Biz Journal)
October 12, 2009 at 4:42 am

The flu bug isn't a sickening thought for all businesses. (source: Biz Journal) - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

World will miss 2010 target to stem biodiversity loss, experts say (source:
October 11, 2009 at 10:42 pm

[NEWS] Growing water needs, mismanagement leading to 'catastrophic decline' in freshwater biodiversity The world will miss its agreed target to stem biodiversity loss by next year, according to experts convening in Cape Town for a landmark conference de... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

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