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FDA Issues Guidance to Help Streamline Medical Device Clinical Trials

February 5, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Agency says Bayesian statistical methods could trim costs, boost efficiency SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued guidance on Bayesian statistical methods in the design and analysis of medical device clinical trials that could result in less costly and more efficient patient studies. (Logo: <a href=”http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO” t…


Scripps Florida to celebrate one year anniversary

February 4, 2010
biotech

The Gardens Mall at Palm Beach Gardens, one of South Florida’s premier shopping destinations, is helping Scripps Florida celebrate the …Click Here to Read More


Innovative New Way to Screen Libraries of 10 Million or More Compounds, Potentially Helps Speed Drug Discovery

February 4, 2010
biotech

The search for new drug compounds is probably worse than looking for a needle in a haystack because scientists are …Click Here to Read More


Athletes Beware, Scientists Hot on Gene Doping Trail

February 4, 2010
biotech

Scientists are scrambling to prepare tests for the inevitable future of gene doping in sports. A new technique shows promise for keeping ahead of the cheaters.




Yes, ecology shapes evolution, but guppies show reverse also true

February 4, 2010
biotech

[NEWS] Contact: Joseph Travis jtravis@fsu.edu 850-644-4404 Florida State University TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—In the natural stream communities of Trinidad, guppy populations live close together, but evolve differently. Upstream, fewer predators mean more guppies but less food for each; they grow slowly and larger, reproduce later and less, and die older. Downstre…


Gene Patents Under Legal Attack

February 4, 2010
biotech

Wired Magazine reports on developments in the Myriad Genetics case. Link to case docket is http://dockets.justia.com/docket/court-nysdce/case_no-1:2009cv04515/case_id-345544/


Scientists find quantum mechanics at work in photosynthesis

February 3, 2010
biotech

[NEWS]

Contact: Sean Bettam s.bettam@utoronto.ca 416-534-5820 University of Toronto TORONTO, ON – A team of University of Toronto chemists have made a major contribution to the emerging field of quantum biology, observing quantum mechanics at work in photosynthesis in marine algae. “There's been a lot of excitement and speculation…


Nano imaging takes turn for the better

February 3, 2010
biotech

[NEWS]

Contact: David Ruth druth@rice.edu 713-348-6327 Rice University Photothermal technique provides new way to track nanoparticles Stephan Link wants to understand how nanomaterials align, and his lab's latest work is a step in the right direction. Link's Rice University group has found a way to use gold nanorod…


Scripps Research and GIS scientists map epigenome of human stem cells during development

February 3, 2010
biotech

[NEWS]

Contact: Keith McKeown kmckeown@scripps.edu 858-784-8134 Scripps Research Institute Billions of data points provide big picture of 'human epigenome' during critical developmental window LA JOLLA, CA – February 2, 2010 – – Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and The Genome Institute of Singapore …


German co. claims 100nm layer of SiO2 to “revolutionize everything”

February 2, 2010
nanotech

The liquid glass spray (technically termed “SiO2 ultra-thin layering”) consists of almost pure silicon dioxide extracted from quartz sand. Water or …Click Here to Read More