Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Rare procedure documents how the human brain computes language (source:
October 15, 2009 at 9:17 pm

[NEWS] Study sheds new light on the nature of Broca’s area A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reports a significant breakthrough in explaining gaps in scientists' understanding of human brain fu... (source: - RSS feeds and Feed widget on

ID3 provides career counseling for blood progenitors, driving the creation of gamma-delta T cells (source:
October 15, 2009 at 9:17 pm

[NEWS] Fox Chase researchers uncover process that determines the fate of white blood cells Like an unusually forceful career counselor, the Id3 protein decides the fate of a given white blood cell precursor, according to researchers at Fox Chase Cancer ... (source: - RSS and News widget on

In shaping our immune systems, some 'friendly' bacteria may play inordinate role (source:
October 15, 2009 at 9:17 pm

[NEWS] Out of the trillions of “friendly” bacteria - representing hundreds of species -that make our intestines their home, new evidence in mice suggests that it may be a very select few that shape our immune responses. The findings detailed i... (source: - RSS feeds and Feed widget on

Patent challenges reduce pharmaceutical innovation and productivity, researchers suggest (source:
October 15, 2009 at 8:19 pm

[NEWS] The development of new and innovative pharmaceuticals is being stifled by a U.S. law and successful patent challenges that embolden generic competition, according to an article published in this week's issue of the journal Science. Matthew Higgins... (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

The Medicines Company: The Medicines Company Announces Option Grants Under NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5635 (source: Market Wire)
October 15, 2009 at 5:06 pm

PARSIPPANY, NJ (MARKET WIRE) The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) announced today that in accordance with NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5635, the Company issued new inducement stock options to five new hires due to additional hiring in connection with its globa... (source: Market Wire) - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

Amgen Announces Webcast of 2009 Third Quarter Financial Results (source:
October 15, 2009 at 4:42 pm

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that it plans to report its third quarter financial results on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 after the close of the financial markets. The announcement will be followe... (source: - RSS feeds and Feed widget on

Nutrition 21 Announces Financial Results for Q4 of Fiscal 2009 and Full Year Fiscal 2009 (source:
October 15, 2009 at 4:30 pm

PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nutrition 21, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXXI), the developer and marketer of nutritional supplements under the Iceland Health®, Chromax® and Diabetes Essentials® brands that help consumers manage blood s... (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals to Present at the BIOCOM Investor Conference on October 26 (source:
October 15, 2009 at 4:15 pm

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ANX) today announced that the Company's Principal Executive Officer, Brian M. Culley, will present at the BIOCOM Investor Conference on Monday, October 26, 2009, at 10:... (source: - RSS feeds and Feed widget on

STALLERGENES: Continued Dynamic Growth / Cumulative Sales to the end of September 2009 up 12% (source:
October 15, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Sales performance and financial position (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Bug barcode readers hold out promise of universal vaccines (source:
October 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

[NEWS] Veterinary scientists have made a discovery that promises to deliver a new approach to fast development of cheap vaccines that are effective in all mammals – not just humans or another particular species. They propose that by harnessing the s... (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Plants can recognize their siblings and now we know how (source:
October 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

[NEWS] Plants may not have eyes and ears, but they can recognize their siblings, and researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered how. The ID system lies in the roots and the chemical cues they secrete. The finding not only sheds light on the... (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

Colombian guerrillas help scientists locate literacy in the brain (source:
October 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

[NEWS] A unique study of former guerrillas in Colombia has helped scientists redefine their understanding of the key regions of the brain involved in literacy. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, has ... (source: - RSS and News widget on

What drives our genes? Salk researchers map the first complete human epigenome (source:
October 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

[NEWS] Although the human genome sequence faithfully lists (almost) every single DNA base of the roughly 3 billion bases that make up a human genome, it doesn't tell biologists much about how its function is regulated. Now, researchers at the Salk Institu... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Transposagen Expands Field of Use for piggyBac Technology (source:
October 15, 2009 at 11:41 am

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. based in Lexington, KY announced today that it has come to an agreement to expand its license for piggyBac technology to cover nearly all commercial applications. The intellectu... (source: - RSS and News widget on

Savient Pharmaceuticals Announces Closing of Public Offering and Exercise of Over-Allotment Option (source:
October 15, 2009 at 11:22 am

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) announced today the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering. Prior to closing, the underwriters exercised in full their option to ... (source: - RSS and News widget on

ISMPP Supports Best Practices and Transparency in Medical Publications: Better Understanding of Terms Such as 'Ghostwriting' Needed (source:
October 15, 2009 at 11:05 am

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The mission of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) is to advance the medical publication profession through education and advocacy. The organization believes that to correc... (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

SIRO Clinpharm Strengthens its Clinical Trials Supplies Service Offering in India (source:
October 15, 2009 at 10:46 am

MUMBAI, India, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SIRO Clinpharm, a global Contract Research Organization (CRO) with its base in India, US, Europe and Israel, today announced expansion of its Clinical Trials Supplies facility in Mumbai, India. This expansion has been... (source: - RSS feeds and Feed widget on

Prometheus Launches ProOnc Dx Cancer Diagnostics (source:
October 15, 2009 at 7:00 am

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, today announced the nationwide commercial launch of three new cancer diagnostic products: ProOnc TumorSource Dx, ProOnc Squamous Dx and ProO... (source: - RSS and News widget on

The rise of epigenomics: Methylated spirits (source: Economist)
October 15, 2009 at 6:48 am

The human genome gets more and more complicatedIT WAS, James Watson claimed, something even a monkey could do. Sequencing the human genome, that is. In truth, Dr Watson, co-discoverer of the double-helical structure of DNA back in the 1950s, had a point. T... (source: Economist) - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Gerresheimer has Passed the Turning Point (source:
October 15, 2009 at 2:38 am

DUSSELDORF, Germany, October 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

Insurers: Health reform needs coverage mandate (source: Biz Journal)
October 15, 2009 at 2:05 am

Health-care reform efforts being considered by Congress could add an estimated $2,490 in annual costs to the average family's health insurance policy in Colorado, according to a report commissioned by the BlueCross BlueShield Association. (source: Biz Journal) - News widgets and RSS feeds on

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