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Biotech Hot in July Driven by Positive Drug Data and Acquisitions

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Biotech was "hot" in July driven by drug data, positive drug sales/earnings and partnering and M&A deals. As a result, the Burrill Biotech Select Index posted a solid monthly gain of 6.5 percent, mirroring the Dow and Nasdaq, which closed the mon...

Evidence of Ancient Hot Springs on Mars Detailed in Astrobiology Journal

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) suggest the discovery of ancient springs in the Vernal Crater, sites where life forms may have evolved on Mars, according to a report in Astrobiology , a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann ...

Cold atoms could replace hot gallium in focused ion beams

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a radical new method of focusing a stream of ions into a point as small as one nanometer (one billionth of a meter).* Because of the versatility of their approachit can be used with a wide range of ions tailored...

Hot Technology, Hot Jobs and Cool Communities

WTN Interviews Rebecca Ryan of Next Generation Consulting WTN: What technologies are propelling next generation communities? Rebecca Ryan: High speed and wireless networks enable any person to work anywhere. Quality health care is becoming a determinant for where seniors relocate or ...

The Calm Before the Storm: Hot New Firms and Technologies

The two weeks before any DEMO Conference are a calm before the storm. The plans are set, the program is in place. The next 13 days will be spent in quiet preparations by a group of outstanding companies about to bring exciting products to market. As executive producer of the event, I'm bound by ...

Cool tools for hot markets

Over the past couple of weeks, I've come across two interesting products that are making strong entrances into developing growth markets. The first, with enhancements announced today by Terra Lycos, is Blog Builder, an elegantly simple, yet complete, blog creation tool and hosting service. (You'...

Historic observatory becomes hot property on Lake Geneva

The University of Chicago has put its Yerkes Observatory, an ornate building on Wisconsin's Lake Geneva, up for sale to fund "making this century's discoveries," the Chicago Tribune reported. Historic, beautiful and obsolete, the observatory sits on 77 lakeside acres in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, ...

CIOs could keep companies out of hot water in court

Madison, Wis. CIOs need to check whether they're adequately handling security and regulatory challenges far beyond passwords and firewalls including insider theft, lost data, and poor document retention, said panelists at the Fusion2006 CEO-CIO Symposium on Thursday. Morgan Stanley's $1.4 ...

HotMasterAn innovative Hot Start/Cold Stop technology for better PCR* results

George Halley and Vincent Prezioso, PhD George Halley, Eppendorf 5 Prime, Inc., Boulder, CO, USA Vincent Prezioso, Brinkmann Instruments, BioSytems Application Lab, Westbury, NY Abstract Hot S...

Improve Amplification Specificity with Hot Start PCR Enzyme

SureStart Taq DNA polymerase utilizes ultra-pure Taq2000 DNA polymerase SureStart Taq DNA polymerase features a modified version of Taq2000 DNA polymerase with hot start capability. Using SureStart Taq, hot start is in- corporated into PCR protocols previ...

Greater Amplification Specificity with New Hot Start PCR Enzyme

SureStart Taq DNA polymerase makes hot start simple and efficient Jonathan Eads Frances Bai Ronda Allen Holly Hogrefe ...

Pfu DNA Polymerase as a Hot Start Alternative

Traditional hot start additives unnecessary Kirk B. Nielson Janice Cline Holly Hogrefe Stratagene Cloning Systems, Inc. This article describes the important, novel application of Stratagenes Pfu DNA polymerase for minimizing PCR cold start mismatched primer-extension ...

Oil-Free PCR Using the Hot Top Assembly

Hot Top Assembly now available for Robocycler 96 temperature cyclers Michelle Cayouette Jane Moores Michael Steege Jason Capodanno Michael Rahilly Stratagene Cloning Systems, Inc. With the introduction of the Hot Top Assembly for RoboCycler 96 temperature cyclers, ...

NIST scientists study how to stack the deck for organic solar power

...ilms at the heart of the devices. Organic photovoltaics, which rely on organic molecules to capture sunlight and convert it into electricity, are a hot research area because in principle they have significant advantages over traditional rigid silicon cells. Organic photovoltaics start out as a kind of...

Microban Partners With YogaDirect.com to Launch Yoga Mats With Zinc Antimicrobial Technology

...manufacturing process, it won't wash off or wear away for peace of mind that lasts the useful lifetime of the yoga mat. "Fitness equipment is a hot spot for the growth of microbes. Microban antimicrobial technology provides an added level of cleanliness protection and the Microban(R) brand reassu...

Pharmaceutical Institute Launches New E-Course Focused on Health Policy

...s the perspectives of advocates and opponents. Possible implications of change for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector are explored. hot Topics -- Health reform isn't the only front-burner health policy issue on Capitol Hill today. This module explores recent or proposed "movement" on...

DFG establishes 14 new research training groups

...swald; spokesperson: Professor Dr. Michael North; cooperative partners: Lund University, University of Tartu) The measurement of flow velocities in hot and aggressive, molten metals and glasses and the detection of underlying material defects in solid bodies are the challenges to be worked on by the R...

Ausio Pharmaceuticals to Present at Bio(R) 2009

...ety profile of AUS-131 in FDA-required preclinical studies was excellent, and AUS-131 has demonstrated positive effects in rodent models of menopausal hot flashes and BPH, supporting its promise for the treatment of these conditions in humans. In Phase 1 trials, AUS-131 demonstrated a favorable safety an...

MichBio Leader Cites New Senate Biosciences Task Force and House Subcommittee as Evidence of State's Growing Awareness of Industry's Economic Importance

...s and track sessions on research and development, medical affairs and markets, emerging business, and manufacturing. Company tours, a poster session, hot innovations update and awards will also be part of this year's Expo. Harry Stylli, Ph.D., president and CEO of San Diego, CA-based Sequenom, Inc....

Spectros Corporation Protects Its Cool White LED Spectroscopy Technology Against Alleged Infringement by Thermo Fisher Scientific

... solid-state, broadband, integrated spectroscopy light sources based on white LEDs, and incorporated these into its flagship T-Stat product, replacing hot light bulbs with cool illuminator sources. The Nanodrop 3300, introduced to market after T-Stat, also incorporates a white LED for spectroscopy. Therm...

Scientists determine the structure of highly efficient light-harvesting molecules in green bacteria

...rding to Bryant, green bacteria are a group of organisms that generally live in extremely low-light environments, such as in light-deprived regions of hot springs and at depths of 100 meters in the Black Sea. The bacteria contain structures called chlorosomes, which contain up to 250,000 chlorophylls. ...

Fincor (FINC) Makes a Share Transfer and Enters the Market With ACTRx a New Malaria and Dengue Fever Treatment

...hest purity product water at the lowest overall cost with a minimum of maintenance. Allowing the liquid to become the heat source, rather than a hot surface as in conventional applications eliminates the problems of scale build-up and fouling associated with the heating of impure liquids. So the de...

Opus Environmental Introduces Innovative Food Waste Elimination Equipment to U.S. Food Industry

...o come and pick up a load -- saving the operator money. Opus will be displaying the product line at the 2009 NRA show at McCormick Place. One very hot topic at this year’s NRA show is, ‘sustainability.’ “Saving money and cutting costs are crucial aspects of running a busi...

New 'near-field' radiation therapy promises relief for overheating laptops

...t to leave the channel and move to the substrate, while also scattering the hot electrons. This constitutes a novel cooling mechanism without any moving pa... of carbon nanotubes, in a near field zone," says Rotkin, "this enables the hot electrons to be scattered by the surface polariton and to give out energy t...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Kraton Polymers for Developing a New Generation of Polymer Grades Suitable for High-Speed Processing in Nonwoven Manufacture

...s, automotive, sporting goods, and a variety of other industrial applications." Kraton Polymers' has seen technology breakthroughs in tie layers, hot melt butyl sealants, isoprene rubber latex, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) alternatives, enhanced rubber segment (ERS) polymers, and newer adhesives. In the...

Not all titanium dioxide is equal when it comes to splitting water with visible light

... year's American Chemical Society 2009 Spring Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The following talk will occur on Tuesday afternoon. Scientists are hot on the trail of materials that use light to break down contaminants for environmental cleanup or split water for hydrogen fuel production. With a spla...

Just Say No To Charcoal! New Eco-Friendly Alternative Grills Faster, Burns Cleaner And Greener

... eco-conscious cooks a green grilling alternative. Once lit, the disk will continue to burn for at least 40 minutes--ample time to cook any burger, hot dog, porterhouse or chicken breast. While the FlameDisk heat output is similar to charcoal, it creates no ash or soot, meaning there's no messy cleanu...

Thomson Reuters Names 'Hottest' Researchers and Papers of 2007-2008

... top 13 authors who fielded the highest numbers of hot Papers in 2007-2008 as well as the most-cited rese... "Our annual list of those authoring multiple hot Papers serves to highlight researchers who are lea...y was this year's hottest researcher, authoring 17 hot Papers published during this time period. His pap...

Bionovo Announces 2008 Highlights and Year-End Financial Results

...ond its current proposed indication for menopausal hot flashes. Also presented at the Endocrine S... able to reduce "night awakenings" from menopausal hot flashes at a statistically significant level. This...ign of efficacy in the most debilitating aspect of hot flashes is further evidence that Menerba may provi...

Frost & Sullivan's Biopharmaceuticals Market Briefing to Address the Use of Embryonic Stem Cells

...arket. Highlights of the briefing include an analysis of overall market trends, general market sizing, and a look at selected issues. "One of the hot topics in the biopharmaceutical market is the ethical debate surrounding the research and use of embryonic stem cells," notes Frost & Sullivan Res...

Video: Experts Unite to Help People Manage Spring Nasal Allergy Sneezin'

... Wash your bedding weekly. Set a day each week to wash bedding in hot water (130°F) and dry them in a hot dryer to help kill dust mites. If you have satin sheets freezing them overn...

Bionovo Announces Publication of Positive Phase 2 Trial Results for Menerba(TM)

... 217 healthy postmenopausal women reporting severe hot flashes, and was conducted at 6 clinical sites in ...istically significant decrease in frequency of all hot flashes in the higher dose of Menerba (p=0.04). Th...es more likely to have at least a 50% reduction in hot flashes after 12 weeks of treatment (OR 2.3, p=0.0...

Tiny 'lab-on-a-chip' detects pollutants, disease and biological weapons

...nce who are seeking new devices to measure and monitor cancer and pharmaceuticals. "They need sensors like Tel Aviv University's lab on a chip. It's a hot topic now," says Prof. Shacham-Diamond. ...

Bert W. O'Malley, M.D., Recipient of the 2008 National Medal for Science, Joins Bionovo's Scientific Advisory Board

... states, "I'm delightfully surprised and impressed by the selectivity, safety and clinical effects of Menerba, Bionovo's drug candidate for menopausal hot flashes. To date, it is perhaps the most impressive SERM I've encountered. The utilization of natural compounds with historical clinical utility, and ...

Asbestos, Pharmaceutical Liability, Construction Defects, Nanotech: Covered by Targeted CLE Teleconferences

... February 5 - Duragesic/Fentanyl Patch. February 5 - Nanotechnology: Is it the Next Plastics or the Next Asbestos? February 23 - hot Topics in Pharma Litigation: Byetta, Digitek, Yasmin, NuvaRing & More. February 24 - Defense Perspectives on Attorney General Pharmaceut...

Azur Pharma Ltd. Enters Into Definitive Agreement With BioSante Pharmaceuticals Inc [nasdaq: BPAX], to Acquire U.S. Rights to Elestrin (TM)

...g a metered dose applicator that delivers 12.5 micrograms of estradiol, one of the two lowest estradiol doses approved by the FDA for the treatment of hot flashes. The gel dries quickly in one to two minutes. About Azur Pharma Azur is a privately held pharmaceutical company dedicated to e...

BodyMedia, Inc. Launches GowearFit, the First Direct-to-Consumer Lifestyle and Calorie Management System

... Innovative consumer lifestyle and calorie management product is a hot holiday gift for 2008. Now available through Dick's Sporting Goods stores. Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus) November 20, 2008 -- Bod...

Bionovo Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...ug candidate for the treatment of menopausal hot flashes. The presentation, to the American S...o "night sweats" or "night awakenings due to hot flashes" -- a particularly debilitating form of hot flash for which many women seek medical trea...

Powered by olive stones? Turning waste stones into fuel

...asted, in producing energy. In this way we can make use of the whole food crop," says Snchez. The team pre-treated olive stones using high-pressure hot water (essentially a pressure cooker) then added enzymes which degrade plant matter and generate sugars. The hydrolysate obtained from this process wa...

"Put Down the BBQ Ribs, We've Found You a Donor Heart," Nurse Tells Patient : Ohio Father near Death Gets Second Chance at Life with CardioWest™ temporary Total Artificial Heart

...iet, but a buddy of mine called me and offered me anything I wanted to eat," said Jim. "I told him, 'Heck yeah! Bring me a slab of ribs from hot Sauce Williams.' No sooner did I get done sucking the meat off the last bone, my nurse runs in and tells me, 'Put down the BBQ ribs! We've found you a...
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