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Scripps Looks To Partner

In a bid to create more productive partnerships with industry, Scripps Research Institute has launched Scripps Advance, a vehicle for turning promising projects from inside and outside Scripps's labs into drug candidates.

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Related Topix: Scripps Research Institute, Technical Services, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, DePuy Orthopaedics, Medical Equipment, Hospital Administration, St Peters Health Care Services

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Business Times

Analysts point to new phase of bull market

Searching for yield: Traders sold highfliers such as Google in the wake of their earnings and rotated into companies that reported steadier - if less spectacular - growth, such as General Electric and Johnson & Johnson.

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Related Topix: Johnson & Johnson, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Financial Markets

Salem News

Alumni Association will honor Dr. Hanzlick

Dr. Randy L. Hanzlick, a physician who has been the chief medical examiner in Fulton County, Georgia since 1998, is this year's Salem High School Alumni Association Honored Alumnus.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Emory University

I programmer

Survey Reveals American Public Suspicious Of Tech

The American public is split down the middle over whether they would be prepared to ride in a driverless car and whether computers will match humans when it comes to creating works of art.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

Daily Mail

Press: Viagra drug firm Pfizer has made a tentative bid AstraZeneca

Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca could be valued at more than A 60billion after a tentative takeover approach from Viagra manufacturer Pfizer, a press report said today.

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Related Topix: AstraZeneca Group, Medicine, Cancer, Health, Lung Cancer, Cholesterol

The Indianapolis Star

Sarath Janga, an assistant professor of bioinformatics at IUPUI, came to IU on an H-1B visa.

It's H-1B visa lottery time again in America. Which means lots of anxious employers in Indiana praying their numbers come up.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Bioinformatics, Science, Indiana, Immigration Reform, Indianapolis, IN

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Express India

BMI: A number that may not add up

In July 1998, the National Institutes of Health changed what it means to be overweight, defining it as a body mass index of 25 or greater for adults.

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Related Topix: National Institutes of Health, Healthcare Industry

Examiner.com

Decades of failure and horror exposed in Wayne State dog heart experiments

By court order, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine obtained extensive information and canine health records from Wayne State University through the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.

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Related Topix: Wayne State University, Princeton, NJ, National Institutes of Health, Healthcare Industry

Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Manuel Peitsch, co-founder of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Manuel Peitsch, co-founder of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics , will chair a session on high-performance computing in the life sciences at ISC'14 in Leipzig, Germany, in June.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Bioinformatics, Science, Computer Science, World News, Germany, Biology

Business Journal

Here's why Verastem chose Needham over Cambridge for its new headquarters

Verastem CEO Robert Forrester says the company's planned move to Needham from its current headquarters in Cambridge has as much to do with the changing nature of the company as with cheaper rent.

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Related Topix: Forrester Research, Advertising, Medicine, Avant Immunotherapeutics, Healthcare Industry, Celldex Therapeutics

Examiner.com

Food poisoning from raw shellfish on the rise reports CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that an increase in cases of food poisoning from raw shellfish has occurred; on a brighter note, cases of food poisoning from salmonella has dropped On April 18, in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that an increase in cases of food ... (more)

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Related Topix: Food Poisoning, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Food Science

Express India

GlaxoSmithKline Pharma to sell 60-acre property in Thane, valued at Rs 1,800 cr

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd is looking to sell its 60-acre property in Thane district.

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Related Topix: GlaxoSmithKline, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Reuters

AbbVie urges U.S. court to avoid gay rights issue in HIV drug case

An Abbott Laboratories spinoff urged a federal appeals court to revisit a ruling in a case against GlaxoSmithKline Plc, but without disturbing landmark constitutional protections for gays and lesbians.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, HIV/AIDS, Health, Facet Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Brandon Sun

Condiment maker Tessemae's gets professional help and is now dressed for success

When Tessemae's salad dressing quickly became a hit, the owners of the family-run condiment company were faced with the reality that they needed help navigating the grocery business.

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Related Topix: Medifast, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

ABC News

Court Declines to Block Drug Ruling in Patent Case

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.

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Related Topix: US News, John G. Roberts, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Reuters

Exclusive: Biogen prices hemophilia drug on par with older therapies

Biogen Idec Inc is pricing its newly-approved long-acting hemophilia drug to cost U.S. patients, and insurers, about the same per year as older, less convenient therapies whose price can reach about $300,000 annually.

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Related Topix: Hemophilia, Health, Pfizer, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Star-Telegram.com

Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring improves for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

The Motley Fool

If This Biotech Drops Much Further I'm Going to Buy It

We've seen a little bit of a relief rally over the past couple of days in the overall market with the start of earnings season giving investors hope that the U.S. economy and corporations can keep motoring higher.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Hepatitis, Health

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Rice students work to bring deft touch to amputees

When picking up a delicate egg, they can't instinctively modulate how hard they're gripping it.

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Related Topix: Rice University, Science / Technology, Texas, Inventions

Reuters

Teva, Pfizer settle patent lawsuit over painkiller Celebrex

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said it settled a patent litigation with Pfizer Inc, allowing the Israeli drugmaker to launch a generic version of Pfizer's blockbuster pain medication, Celebrex, in December.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Celebrex, Celecoxib (generic), Pharmaceuticals, Health, Pain

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