Plasticell, the biotechnology company specialising in the use of innovative high throughput technologies in stem cell research, has announced signing of a collaboration agreement with the biopharmaceutical company, UCB.
Scientists studying genetic data have uncovered several DNA sequence variations associated with the electrical impulses that make the heart beat. The findings may pave the way for a greater understanding of the mechanisms for abnormal heart rhythms and sudden cardiac death.
Low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, doubles the risk of stroke in whites, but not in blacks, according to a new report by researchers at Johns Hopkins.
Breast cancer surgeon Kathryn Wagner has posted a warning in her waiting room about a different sort of risk to patients' health: She'll stop taking new Medicare cases if Congress allows looming cuts in doctors' pay to go through.
New research shows that taking fish oil capsules does not prevent flare-ups of a common heart rhythm problem as doctors had hoped it would. It was the first rigorous test of omega-3 capsules for atrial fibrillation, when the heart quivers instead of beating normally.
Millions of people with mild or moderate heart failure got good news, with studies showing a Pfizer drug and a device from Medtronic can boost survival and cut trips to the hospital by patients having trouble breathing.
A study finds that a new and easier-to-use blood thinner prevents strokes in people with a common heart rhythm problem as well as Coumadin does, and without an increase in bleeding or side effects.
Life Technologies Corporation inroduced the 5500xl SOLiD Sequencer, a new instrument designed to deliver the industry's fastest and most accurate genomic data for cancer biology and genetic disease research.
Celerion announces implementation of the electronic laboratory notebook, Labnotes, a commercially available electronic laboratory notebook system to standardize bioanalytical processes and improve documentation consistency for all studies.
People with severe acne may be at higher risk of attempting suicide, a new study says.
Researchers report that a drug commonly used to treat diabetes may also retard the growth of fluid-filled cysts of the most common genetic disorder, polycystic kidney disease.
In 1990, Chiral Technologies, Inc. (CTI) opened its doors as a corporation to do its part in transforming separation science by advancing innovative technology for enantioselective chromatography.
eVol, the world’s first automated analytical syringe created and manufactured by SGE Analytical Science, received its 2010 R&D100 Award at the Award banquet in Orlando, Fla. on November 11.
Athersys, Inc. announced that the FDA has authorized commencement of a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of administration of MultiStem, Athersys' allogeneic investigational cell therapy product.