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10 facts you should know about breast cancer

October 10, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10 facts you should know about breast cancer

October 10, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10 facts you should know about breast cancer

October 10, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10 facts you should know about breast cancer

October 10, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10 facts you should know about breast cancer

October 10, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10 facts you should know about breast cancer

October 10, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Greed Is Good For Medtech, Isn’t It?

October 10, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

Why is the medical device industry experiencing a slew of multibillion-dollar megamergers of late? Depending on whom you ask, it comes down to corporate greed, cost pressures under Obamacare, or regulatory hurdles.Those were the major themes emerging from dozens of Qmed/MPMN reader responses to an online survey asking why the huge mergers are taking place.Check out this word…

The Scripps Research Institute Scientists Create Mimic Of “Good” Cholesterol To Fight Heart Disease And Stroke

October 10, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

TSRI Scientists Create Mimic of Good Cholesterol to Fight Heart Disease and StrokeLA JOLLA, CA October 9, 2013 – Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have created a synthetic molecule that mimics good cholesterol and have shown it can reduce plaque buildup in the arteries of animal models. The molecule, taken orally, improved cholesterol…

Manipulating Memory With Light, University of California, Davis (UCD) Study

October 10, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

Just look into the light: not quite, but researchers at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology have used light to erase specific memories in mice, and proved a basic theory of how different parts of the brain work together to retrieve episodic memories.Optogenetics, pioneered by Karl Diesseroth at Stanford University, is a new technique for manipulating and studying…

MabVax Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Stock Ticker Symbol Change To

October 10, 2014 – 5:00 am | Edit Post

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –MabVax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (“MabVax”), a clinical stage oncology drug development company, announced today that FINRA has approved a change in the Company’s stock symbol. Effective today, the Company’s common shares will commence trading on the OTC Bulletin Board…