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Lab notes: Aloha 'Oumuamua, welcome to our solar system and a fine week in science!
It was exciting whenfirst detected hurtling past the sun last month, and it ’s even more exciting now. Astronomers have named the visitor’Oumuamua and have confirmed that it hails from another star system. Even more intriguingly, its red colour suggests it carries organic molecules that are building blocks of life. Another big hit this week was research revealingwhy left-handers excel at certain elite sports but not others. Leaving a bitter taste in the mouth, however, was a paper claiming that 50 years ago, thesugar industry withheld research into the effects of sucrose. The paper ’s authors say the nega...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

Glow-in-the-dark materials may soon be made organically, for less
(Natural News) Manufacturing glow-in-the-dark materials can be difficult and expensive. More often than not, they need to be made from rare metals like dysprosium and europium, and require extreme heat to produce. A team from the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA) at Kyushu University is aiming to change all that. Led by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comment on "Water harvesting from air with metal-organic frameworks powered by natural sunlight"
Kim et al. (Reports, 28 April 2017, p. 430) describe a method for harvesting water from air, using a metal-organic framework (MOF) as the adsorbent. The process as described in the paper is, however, inadequate, and the system cannot deliver the claimed amount of liquid water in an arid climate. A modification of the process design and the use of more suitable MOFs may be more likely to achieve the goals targeted by Kim et al. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Meunier, F. Tags: Chemistry, Engineering t-comment Source Type: news

Response to Comment on "Water harvesting from air with metal-organic frameworks powered by natural sunlight"
The Comment by Meunier states that the process we described in our report cannot deliver the claimed amount of liquid water in an arid climate. This statement is not valid because the parameters presented in our study were inappropriately combined to draw misguided conclusions. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kim, H., Rao, S. R., Kapustin, E. A., Narayanan, S., Yang, S., Furukawa, H., Umans, A. S., Yaghi, O. M., Wang, E. N. Tags: Chemistry, Engineering t-comment Source Type: news

Mysterious object confirmed to be from another solar system
Astronomers have named interstellar object ’Oumuamua and its red colour suggests it carries organic molecules that are building blocks of lifeAstronomers are now certain that the mysterious object detected hurtling past our sun last month is indeed from another solar system. They have named it 1I/2017 U1( ’Oumuamua) and believe it could be one of 10,000 others lurking undetected in our cosmic neighbourhood.The certainty of its interstellar origin comes froman analysis that shows its orbit is almost impossible to achieve from within our solar system.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Science Asteroids Space Astronomy Source Type: news

Medtronic ’ s fiscal Q2 tops The Street
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) posted fiscal second-quarter numbers that beat both sales and earnings forecasts on Wall Street, after a better-than-expected recovery from Hurricane Maria. The Fridley, Minn.-based medical device giant reported profits of $2.02 billion, or $1.48 per share, on sales of $7.05 billion for the three months ended Oct. 27, for a bottom-line gain of 80.9% on a -4.0% sales decline compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.06, 8¢ ahead of The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $6.93 billion. “Our second-quarter financial res...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

UPDATE: Medtronic ’ s fiscal Q2 tops The Street
UPDATED November 21, 2017, with segment results, share prices Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) posted fiscal second-quarter numbers that beat both sales and earnings forecasts on Wall Street, after a better-than-expected recovery from Hurricane Maria. The Fridley, Minn.-based medical device giant reported profits of $2.02 billion, or $1.48 per share, on sales of $7.05 billion for the three months ended Oct. 27, for a bottom-line gain of 80.9% on a -4.0% sales decline compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.06, 8¢ ahead of The Street, where analysts were looking for s...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

West Yorkshire mum says organic juice shrunk her tumours
Julie Shaw, 54, from West Yorkshire, was told disease had spread to her lungs and liver. She began drinking organic juices which she claims stopped the cancer spreading. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interstellar object confirmed to be from another solar system
Astronomers have named interstellar asteroid ’Oumuamua and found it to be rich in organic moleculesAstronomers are now certain that the mysterious object detected hurtling past our sun last month is indeed from another solar system. They have named it 1I/2017 U1( ’Oumuamua) and believe it could be one of 10,000 others lurking undetected in our cosmic neighbourhood.The certainty of its extraterrestrial origin comes froman analysis that shows its orbit is almost impossible to achieve from within our Solar System.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Science Asteroids Space Astronomy Source Type: news

New catalyst controls activation of a carbon-hydrogen bond
(Emory Health Sciences) Chemists have developed another catalyst that can selectively activate a carbon-hydrogen bond, part of an ongoing strategy to revolutionize the field of organic synthesis and open up new chemical space. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Controlling growth of organic crystals with high-powered magnets could have major benefits for pharmaceutical development
A Bristol-led, international project investigating a new method of controlling the growth of organic crystals, with potential benefits for pharmaceutical development, has taken a step forward with the opening of a new £ 1 million laboratory. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Evaluation of novel hybrid membranes for carbon capture
(Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology) Hybrid materials known as mixed matrix membranes are considered a promising approach to capture carbon dioxide and mitigate against global warming. These materials are derived from a polymer combined with porous nanoparticles. We show that materials prepared using porous organic polymers are resilient to the acidic impurities present in industrial gas streams, whereas other hybrid materials fail. This means that they can be effective in carbon capture applications where these impurities are present. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 17, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists capture colliding organic nanoparticles on video for first time
(Northwestern University) A Northwestern University research team is the first to capture on video organic nanoparticles colliding and fusing together. This unprecedented view of 'chemistry in motion' will aid Northwestern nanoscientists developing new drug delivery methods as well as demonstrate to researchers around the globe how an emerging imaging technique opens a new window on a very tiny world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 17, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Reverse 28 health conditions when you cut out GMOs researchers tracked the health benefits
(Natural News) You might be aware that organic food is better for you than GMO options, but sometimes the price difference can be prohibitive. If you’ve ever stood in the produce section of the supermarket and asked yourself if the higher price tag on organic offerings is worth it, the results of a peer-reviewed study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growing for a better world: The 5 benefits of organic gardening
(Natural News) We can all do our part in helping regenerate the Earth. This can be as small as learning how to garden. Organic backyard farming, or simply gardening, is one of the best ways to start helping our communities and our environment. Commercial agriculture creates only a few jobs, since most commercial farms make use... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boob job BUST: More women now REMOVING breast implants than getting new ones
(Natural News) Everywhere you look, there are signs that people are increasingly waking up when it comes to their health. Organic food sales are soaring, workout apps are topping the popularity charts, and fast food chains are revising their menus to offer healthier options. In keeping with the trend toward better health, unnatural plastic surgery... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Developing new molecular methods for synthetizing treatments for drug-resistant cancers
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) With a $1.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Anita Mattson, a biochemist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), will develop a new class of catalysts that could make it possible to reliably synthesize organic compounds that hold the promise of treating cancers that have become resistant to commonly used chemotherapy medications. The catalysts may also open the door to a new approach to discovering new drugs for cancer and many other diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

An efficient test for harmful chemicals in consumer products
Brominated organic chemicals, man-made chemical compounds added to many consumer products to make them less flammable, have raised numerous health and environmental concerns in recent years. An EU-funded project is evaluating a commercially ready tool to test for the presence of these harmful substances and prevent them from affecting ecosystems and human health. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 15, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Organic agriculture can help feed the world, but only if we eat less meat and stop wasting food
Agriculture could go organic worldwide if we slashed food waste and stopped using so much cropland to feed livestock, a new study finds.The analysis,published in the journal Nature Communications, shows that it will take several strategies operating at once to feed the growing human population... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Happy World Vegan Month!
It’s World Vegan Month, and as the PNR’s only vegan, I thought I would take the opportunity to post about this little known celebration.  It has always struck me as odd that World Vegan Month should fall during Thanksgiving, a holiday renown for the consumption of vast amounts of turkey and ham. But then again, the vast majority of Americans are not vegan. What are vegans? MeSH defines them as “persons who avoid consuming animal products or animal-derived substances, such as MEAT; EGGS; or HONEY. Some vegans also refrain from using animals or animal products in any form or for any purpose, such as in...
Source: Dragonfly - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Health Observances News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Graphene-oxide membranes filter organic solutions
Carbon-based sieves might be used in purification and filtration technologies in the chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - November 13, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

Researchers put new spin on old technique to engineer better absorptive materials
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A team of University of Illinois bioengineers has taken a new look at an old tool to help characterize a class of materials called metal organic frameworks -- MOFs for short. MOFs are used to detect, purify and store gases, and could help solve some of the world's most challenging energy, environmental and pharmaceutical challenges -- they can even pull water molecules straight from the air to provide relief from drought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hologic shares steady on Q4, FY2017 earnings beat
Shares in Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) have stayed steady today after the medical device maker posted fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2017 earnings that topped expectations on Wall Street. For the fourth quarter, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company posted profits of $82.7 million, or 29¢ per share, on sales of $802.9 million for the 3 months ended September 30, seeing the bottom-line shrink 10.3% while sales grew 10.5% compared to the same period during the previous fiscal year. After adjusting to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 50¢, just ahead of the 49¢ consensus on Wall Street where an...
Source: Mass Device - November 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Hologic Source Type: news

Alight with possibilities
A consortium of academic and industry partners is developing the skills and tools needed for the development of the next generation of OLED lighting and displays using alternative organic fluorescent compounds. Promising early results have been reported by several EXCILIGHT recruits. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 9, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Perovskite solar cells with CuSCN hole extraction layers yield stabilized efficiencies greater than 20%
Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) with efficiencies greater than 20% have been realized only with expensive organic hole-transporting materials. We demonstrate PSCs that achieve stabilized efficiencies exceeding 20% with copper(I) thiocyanate (CuSCN) as the hole extraction layer. A fast solvent removal method enabled the creation of compact, highly conformal CuSCN layers that facilitate rapid carrier extraction and collection. The PSCs showed high thermal stability under long-term heating, although their operational stability was poor. This instability originated from potential-induced degradation of the CuSCN/Au contact. The ...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Arora, N., Dar, M. I., Hinderhofer, A., Pellet, N., Schreiber, F., Zakeeruddin, S. M., Grätzel, M. Tags: Physics, Applied reports Source Type: news

Power Company To Pay $22.2M To Reduce Volatile Organic Compound Emissions
DENVER - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Oct. 31 announced that the federal government, state of Colorado and PDC Energy Inc. reached an agreement in Colorado federal court, wherein the company would spend $22.2 million to resolve allegations that its emissions contained excessive levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that violated the Clean Air Act (United States of America, et al. v. PDC Energy, Inc., No. 17-1552, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Waste recycling by algae proposes a decentralized treatment system
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian and Dutch researchers use single-cell algae to try to solve the problem of managing the waste generated by sewage treatment. The idea is to provide up to 10,000 dwellers with installations that achieve an effective reuse of organic matter, as opposed to the sludge-generating chemical compounds most commonly used. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nature ’s Touch Frozen Foods Voluntarily Recalls Nature’s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans Because of Possible Health Risk
Nature ’s Touch Frozen Foods LLC. of Front Royal, Virginia is voluntarily recalling one product, Nature’s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nature ’ s Touch Frozen Foods Voluntarily Recalls Nature ’ s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans Because of Possible Health Risk
Nature ’ s Touch Frozen Foods LLC. of Front Royal, Virginia is voluntarily recalling one product, Nature ’ s Touch Frozen Organic Fine Whole Green Beans, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Conservation Agriculture: Zambia ’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger
Minimum tillage (ripping) in Kasiya Camp, Zambia. Credit: Crissy Mupuchi/DAPPBy Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Nov 7 2017 (IPS)As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.While achieving this goal requires serious mitigation ambitions, developing country parties such as Zambia have also been emphasising adaptation as enshrined in Article 2 (b) of the Paris Agreement: Increasing the a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation conservatio Source Type: news

Bad news: Eating local, organic won't shrink your carbon footprint
If you’re paying more for local and organic groceries because you care about the environment, here’s some bad news: science shows your efforts won’t have much impact on your carbon emissions. The good news is that scientists have calculated which dietary changes can make a difference. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

How Stryker Made Q3 Look Easy
Like a lot of medtech companies, Stryker faced both external and internal challenges during the third quarter. But the Kalamazoo, MI-based company still managed to impress investors with 5.5% organic growth compared to the same period last year. Stryker's revenue growth took a 2.4% hit from an ongoing recall combined with a negative impact from recent hurricanes. The company also had to adjust for one less selling day in the quarter, which brought the organic growth down by another 1%. Styker cut its guidance for the year in August as it recalled certain lots of oral care products sold by the company's Sage Produ...
Source: MDDI - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Orthopedics Source Type: news

K2M Holdings beats on Q3 earnings, misses on sales
K2M (NSDQ:KTWO) yesterday topped the earnings consensus for its third-quarter but missed expectations for sales and lowered its earnings outlook for the rest of the year. The Leesburg, Va.-based orthopedics company posted losses of -$8.5 million, or -20¢ per share, on sales of $62.7 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, widening its losses by 7.0% on sales growth of 5.6% compared with Q3 2016. The results topped Wall Street’s consensus outlook on earnings by a penny but missed The Street’s $66.0 million sales forecast. “Our revenue results for the third quarter of 2017 reflect total reven...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Orthopedics Wall Street Beat K2M Source Type: news

Climate Change May Bring'Browner' Waters, More Disease
THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 -- A surge of diseases could become a consequence of climate change, scientists warn. Extreme rainfall and melting permafrost associated with a warming climate are causing more organic matter to wash into lakes, rivers and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teleflex tops forecasts with Q3 results
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) today reported third-quarter sales and earnings that topped the consensus outlook on Wall Street and raised its forecast for the rest of the year. The Wayne, Pa.-based medical device company posted profits of $77.0 million, or $1.65 per share, on sales of $534.7 million for the three months ended Oct. 1, for a bottom-line gain of 16.1% on sales growth of 17.4% compared with Q3 2016. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $2.12, 12¢ ahead of The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $523.1 million. “Building upon our performance in the first half of the yea...
Source: Mass Device - November 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Teleflex Source Type: news

Climate change could decrease Sun's ability to disinfect lakes
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Increasing organic runoff as a result of climate change may be reducing the penetration of pathogen-killing ultraviolet (UV) sunlight in inland lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Orthofix ’ s Q3 profits plunge
Third-quarter profits for Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) plunged some 65% compared with the same period last year on increased income tax expenses, but the orthopedics company raised its 2017 sales outlook and increased the high end of its earnings forecast. Lewisville, Texas-based Orthofix posted profits of $3.5 million, or 19¢ per share, on sales of $105.2 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, for a bottom-line plunge of -65.1% on sales growth of 6.9% compared with Q3 2016. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 42¢, 4¢ ahead of the consensus forecast on Wall Street. “We contin...
Source: Mass Device - October 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Orthofix Source Type: news

Organic memristor breaks new records
New device meets all the performance parameters indicated in the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, even at 50 nm2 dimensions. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - October 31, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

Pesticide exposure may be linked to infertility
Eating non-organic fruits and vegetables that pesticides cannot be washed off of may be linked to infertility, according to a new study from Harvard University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNIST unveils new fast-charging, high-energy electric-car battery technology
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) An international team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented a novel hydrogen isotope separation system based on a porous metal organic framework (MOF). Their work has been selected to appear on the cover of the October 2017 issue of JACS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 27, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From RadiaDyne’s FDA expansion to NuVasive launching its new implants, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA expands indications for RadiaDyne’s OARtrac dose monitor RadiaDyne announced in an Oct. 24 press release that it has received additional FDA clearance for its upcoming OARtrac. The OARtrac allows physicians to routinely monitor brachytherapy radiation dose as well as being able to reuse the OARtrac Plastic Scintillating Detector sensor cable no more than five times on one patient. 2. FDA clears Ortek’s e...
Source: Mass Device - October 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Catheters Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Implants Neurological Research & Development Alcyone Lifesciences Implanet MedTech Nuvasive Ortek Therapeutics radiadyne Tau Consortium Varian Medical Syst Source Type: news

Integra Lifesciences slips on missed Q3 expectations
Integra LifeSciences (NSDQ:IART) shares are off today after it missed expectations with its third-quarter results and lowered its full-year earnings outlook. The Plainsboro, N.J.-based medical device company posted profits of $3.2 million, or 4¢ per share, on sales of $278.8 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, for a -84.3% bottom-line slide on sales growth of 11.4% compared with Q3 2016. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 45¢, 2¢ below the consensus forecast on Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $286.1 million. “Despite the challenges that we encount...
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat integralifesciences Source Type: news

NuVasive posts Q3 earnings that beat EPS but miss on sales, $100m share repurchase program
NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) today released its 3rd quarter earnings, posting earnings per share that topped expectations from analysts on Wall Street while its sales fell just short and announced an upcoming $100 million share repurchase program.   The San Diego, Calif.-based company posted profits of $33.6 million, or 64¢ per share, on sales of $247.4 million for the 3 months ended Sept. 30, for massive bottom-line growth of 756% while sales grew a smaller 3.2% compared to the same period during the prior year. Adjusted to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 52¢, just ahead of the Wall Str...
Source: Mass Device - October 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Nuvasive Source Type: news

Edwards Lifesciences slides on Q3 sales, earnings misses
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) missed the mark with its third-quarter sales and earnings, despite posting healthy, double-digit increases to both the top and bottom line, sending share prices down today in after-market trading. The Irvine, Calif.-based implantable heart valve maker posted profits of $170.1 million, or 79¢ per share, on sales of $821.5 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, for a bottom-line gain of 20.3% on sales growth of 11.1% compared with Q3 2016. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 84¢, two pennies shy of the consensus estimate on Wall Street, where analyst...
Source: Mass Device - October 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Implants MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

Organic material matters
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Researchers test the capability of a novel nanoparticle to remove cadmium toxicity from a freshwater system (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Final bone broth lab test results - organic and non-organic - now being released via Good Gopher Mail
(Natural News) As the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center, I’m excited to bring you this announcement: We’re now publishing final bone broth lab test results for 10 products — 2 organic and 8 non-organic — using our new, streamlined reporting format that covers pesticides, heavy metals, pharmacological chemicals and more. All results are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Earthbound Farm LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Egg in One Batch of Earthbound Farm Organic Chopped Asian Style Salad Kit
Out of an abundance of caution, Earthbound Farm LLC of San Juan Bautista, CA is voluntarily recalling 1,755 cases of the Earthbound Farm Organic Chopped Asian Style Salad Kit with an expiration date of October 24, 2017 and UPC of 32601 95134, because it was discovered that some of the bags contain the dressing/toppings packets for the Southwest Chopped Salad Kit rather than for the Chopped Asian Style Kit. The Southwest dressing contains egg and milk that are not declared as ingredients on the bag of the Asian Style Salad Kit. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

A high by any other name: exploring the motivations for consumption of "legal highs" - Wiecko FM, Thompson WE, Parham BP.
A large number of legal, semi-legal, synthetic, and organic drugs are sold online or through commercial vendors as novelties, often labeled as "not for human consumption." It is fairly common knowledge, however, that many, if not all, of the purchasers of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Carbon coating gives biochar its garden-greening power
(Colorado State University) A Nature Communications study, led by Germany's University of Tuebingen and published Oct. 20, demonstrated how composting of biochar creates a very thin organic coating that significantly improves the biochar's fertilizing capabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Prostate problem? Take 2 nuts
By age 60, you have a 50/50 chance of having a clinically enlarged prostate. And it only gets worse every year. When your prostate isn’t functioning properly, it’s hard to enjoy life. Traditional doctors give you two choices. Go under the knife or you take Big Pharma’s drugs. Either way, you have a good chance of ending up with your manhood on the line… If you have surgery, there’s a big risk you’ll be saying goodbye to your sex life for good. The rate of impotence is a shocking 50 to 60% after prostate surgery.1 Big Pharma’s meds to shrink your prostate are no better. These sy...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news