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A tree's response to environmental changes: What can we expect over the next 100 years? (source:
October 7, 2009 at 6:44 pm

[NEWS] Study explores how increasing CO2 concentrations may be affecting trees and water and carbon cycles The many environmental issues facing our society are prevalent in the media lately. Global warming, rainforest devastation, and endangered species... (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

1 small step for neurons, 1 giant leap for nerve cell repair (source:
October 7, 2009 at 6:44 pm

[NEWS] Scientists create nerve cell connections in vitro using artificial substances, a major advance towards nerve cell repairThe repair of damaged nerve cells is a major problem in medicine today. A new study by researchers at the Montreal NeurologicaI ... (source: - RSS and News widget on

Amount of enzyme could be the key to Alzheimer's-related cell death (source:
October 7, 2009 at 6:44 pm

[NEWS] A Purdue University researcher has discovered that the amount of an enzyme present in neurons can affect the mechanism thought to cause cell death in Alzheimer's disease patients and may have applications for other diseases such as stroke and heart... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

HP, Agilent in biology research deal with Ireland (source: Biz Journal)
October 7, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Wednesday it is collaborating with Systems Biology Ireland on life sciences research. (HPQ) (source: Biz Journal) - RSS and News widget on

Triple Ring wins $1M NIH stimulus grant (source: Biz Journal)
October 7, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Triple Ring Technologies Inc. won a $1 million NIH stimulus grant to develop an X-ray imaging system that could greatly reduce the radiation dose for children undergoing heart procedures. (source: Biz Journal) - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

NCIIA Announces New Undergraduate Competition (source:
October 7, 2009 at 4:54 pm

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) announced the launch of BMEStart, an award recognizing undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation. BMEStart stands apart from the NCIIA's othe... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Lexicon Announces Proposed Offering of 27,500,000 Shares of Common Stock (source:
October 7, 2009 at 4:42 pm

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 7/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX) today announced that it is offering to sell, subject to market and other conditions, 27,500,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to an effective shelf reg... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Subsidiary of Nova Biomedical Completes Acquisition of Assets of CCS Medical's Subsidiary, Sanvita, Inc. (source:
October 7, 2009 at 3:30 pm

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Biomedical Corporation, a leading developer of whole blood analyzers, today announced that the company's independent, wholly owned subsidiary, Sanvita CBGM, LLC, has completed the acquisition of certain assets of... (source: - RSS and News widget on

Quest Diagnostics Brings Genetic Testing for Plavix(R) Response to Coronary Stent Patients at Scripps Health (source:
October 7, 2009 at 3:04 pm

MADISON, N.J., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- DNA testing for gene variants that can increase the risk of major coronary events in certain patients taking the anti-clotting drug Plavix® (clopidogrel bisulfate) is now being performed by Quest Diagnostics (NYSE... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

BayCare, Homeless Emergency Project get $2 million federal grant (source: Biz Journal)
October 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm

BayCare Behavioral Health and the Homeless Emergency Project received a $2 million grant for an effort designed to end the cycle of chronic homelessness. (source: Biz Journal) - News widgets and RSS feeds on

BiO2 Medical lands San Antonio VC funding (source: Biz Journal)
October 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm

BiO2 Medical has received $500,000 in venture capital funding that the company will use to further commercialize a technology that will help prevent blood clods from reaching the lung. (source: Biz Journal) - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

Media Advisory - Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. to Present at BioPartnering Europe (source:
October 7, 2009 at 12:45 pm

CALGARY, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Dr. Brad Thompson, President and CEO of Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY), will present a corporate overview of the Company at the 17th Annual BioPartnering Europe conference in London, U.K. on Monday... (source: - RSS widgets and RSS feeds on

Dominion Diagnostics Continues To Lead Through 'On Demand' Laboratory Science (source:
October 7, 2009 at 11:24 am

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Only a short time after introducing its newly developed and validated tapentadol assay, Dominion Diagnostics (Dominion) is pleased to announce an important enhancement to another clinical laboratory test. (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

PAREXEL Announces Date of First Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Earnings Release and Conference Call (source:
October 7, 2009 at 10:47 am

BOSTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL) will release First Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 financial results on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 after the close of the stock market. The announcement will be available on... (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Oppenheimer's Investment Bank Continues Expansion -- Lance Alstodt Named Managing Director - Healthcare (source:
October 7, 2009 at 10:01 am

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., a unit of Oppenheimer Holdings, is pleased to announce that Lance Alstodt will join the firm as Managing Director in Healthcare in the firm's burgeoning Investment Banking area. He will report to... (source: - RSS and News widget on

2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine for Discovery of Telomeres (source: About)
October 7, 2009 at 7:00 am

The 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology has gone to a trio of scientists from the United States who discovered how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme... (source: About) - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

Who Should Win the Nobel Prize in Medicine? (source: About)
October 7, 2009 at 7:00 am

Scientists in Toronto, Ontario are waiting in eager anticipation tonight, to hear the announcement of this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine, since two of their own are favorites for the... (source: About) - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Biomedical Entry in Innovation Contest (source: About)
October 7, 2009 at 7:00 am

The Great Canadian Innovation Competition is an annual event sponsored by Canadian Business Magazine and Nytric (an innovation consulting company). Among the three finalists for 2009 is James Dou, a... (source: About) - RSS and News widget on

How to Capitalize on Company IP (source: About)
October 7, 2009 at 7:00 am

Having a patent application is not the end of the line for developing IP assets, it's only the beginning. There are several business development and post-patent steps that companies can... (source: About) - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

Models begin to unravel how single DNA strands combine (source:
October 6, 2009 at 11:50 pm

[NEWS] Using computer simulations, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has identified some of the pathways through which single complementary strands of DNA interact and combine to form the double helix. Present in the cells of all livi... (source: - RSS news feeds and Widgets on

Novel polymer delivers genetic medicine, allows tracking (source:
October 6, 2009 at 11:49 pm

[NEWS] Theresa M. Reineke, associate professor of chemistry in the College of Science, and colleagues in her lab at Virginia Tech and at the University of Cincinnati have developed a new molecule that can travel into cells, deliver genetic cargo, and pack... (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

Alfalfa sprouts key to discovering how meandering rivers form and maintain (source:
October 6, 2009 at 11:47 pm

[NEWS] Researchers create first self-sustaining meander, proving role of bank strength, fine sedimentSinuous, meandering streams produce diverse and wildlife-rich habitats and are the aim of many river restoration efforts, but until now, the bank, water f... (source: - RSS and News widget on

High-sensitivity bone marrow aspiration technology enhances leukemia cell detection (source:
October 6, 2009 at 11:40 pm

[NEWS] Scientists have created a viable technology to improve the detection of leukemia cells in bone marrow. Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) enhanced the ability to rapidly quantify the amount of nanoparticle bound tumor cells in a ... (source: - News widgets and RSS feeds on

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