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Stockpiling perishables: How to store fresh fruits and vegetables for the long term
(Natural News) It’ll be a shame if you have to throw out all those tasty berries, healthy fruits, and nutritious vegetables because they’re no longer fresh. That’s why a PreppersWill article covered the basics on preserving these organic produce. First off, remember that certain vegetables can be cured to extend their lifespans. Garlic, onions, potatoes,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shell To Pay $10M To Reduce Excessive Emissions From Industrial Flares
NEW ORLEANS - Shell Chemical LP on Feb. 12 entered into a consent decree in Louisiana federal court with the government and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) in which the company agreed to spend $10 million to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the use of four industrial flares at its Norco, La., facility (United States of America, et al. v. Shell Chemical LP, No. 18-cv-104, E.D. La.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Organic family farm ruined by herbicide drift: A case study (and warning for humanity)
(Natural News) Herbicide drift continues to plague millions of acres of American crops, and the experience of one Missouri organic family-run farm shows just how devastating this problem can be. Vesterbrook Farm has been in Carol Brabo’s family for almost a century. Fed up with the prices of organic foods at stores like Whole Foods,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nestle set to launch first organic products in Brazil in coming weeks
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Nestle SA will launch its first organic food line in Brazil in the coming weeks, an executive told Reuters, as the world's biggest food company makes a global push to capture growing interest in healthy and organic products. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Organic farming employs more workers than conventional farms and encourages community development, according to survey
(Natural News) Organic farming has gained steady ground in the U.S. farm sector over the recent years due to the growing demand for healthy food products by consumers. While conventional farming is still the more prevalent type of agriculture – yielding significantly more produce than its organic counterpart – one study suggests that organic farming may present more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volatile chemical products emerging as largest petrochemical source of urban organic emissions
A gap in emission inventories of urban volatile organic compound (VOC) sources, which contribute to regional ozone and aerosol burdens, has increased as transportation emissions in the United States and Europe have declined rapidly. A detailed mass balance demonstrates that the use of volatile chemical products (VCPs)—including pesticides, coatings, printing inks, adhesives, cleaning agents, and personal care products—now constitutes half of fossil fuel VOC emissions in industrialized cities. The high fraction of VCP emissions is consistent with observed urban outdoor and indoor air measurements. We show that h...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: McDonald, B. C., de Gouw, J. A., Gilman, J. B., Jathar, S. H., Akherati, A., Cappa, C. D., Jimenez, J. L., Lee-Taylor, J., Hayes, P. L., McKeen, S. A., Cui, Y. Y., Kim, S.-W., Gentner, D. R., Isaacman-VanWertz, G., Goldstein, A. H., Harley, R. A., Frost, Tags: Atmospheric Science, Science and Policy r-articles Source Type: news

Enantioselective C(sp3)-H bond activation by chiral transition metal catalysts
Organic molecules are rich in carbon-hydrogen bonds; consequently, the transformation of C–H bonds to new functionalities (such as C–C, C–N, and C–O bonds) has garnered much attention by the synthetic chemistry community. The utility of C–H activation in organic synthesis, however, cannot be fully realized until chemists achieve stereocontrol in the modification of C–H bonds. This Review highlights recent efforts to enantioselectively functionalize C(sp3)–H bonds via transition metal catalysis, with an emphasis on key principles for both the development of chiral ligand scaffolds t...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Saint-Denis, T. G., Zhu, R.-Y., Chen, G., Wu, Q.-F., Yu, J.-Q. Tags: Chemistry, Online Only review Source Type: news

GENDER-CONFUSED: Shocking study reveals 86% of teenagers' bodies contaminated with gender-bending chemicals from plastics
(Natural News) A few years ago, a lot of attention was focused on the dangers of Bisphenol A (BPA), an organic synthetic compound found in plastic. Mothers with babies were especially cautioned to ensure that their baby bottles did not contain BPA. We all dutifully bought new BPA-free bottles, and many parents have since conscientiously... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organic farming found to eliminate plant parasites longer than conventional chemical pesticides
(Natural News) Organic farming practices may help mitigate the proliferation of plant-parasitic nematodes (PPN), a study published in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment revealed. According to the scientists, a combination of agriculture intensification and poor agronomic practices led to increased incidence of PPN and other soil pathogens in East Africa. This then resulted in reduced... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light and copper catalysis improves amine synthesis
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) EPFL chemists have developed a novel and efficient method to make amines, which are among the most important structural compounds in pharmaceuticals and organic materials. The study is published in Nature Catalysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy of electron beam-sensitive crystalline materials
High-resolution imaging of electron beam–sensitive materials is one of the most difficult applications of transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The challenges are manifold, including the acquisition of images with extremely low beam doses, the time-constrained search for crystal zone axes, the precise image alignment, and the accurate determination of the defocus value. We develop a suite of methods to fulfill these requirements and acquire atomic-resolution TEM images of several metal organic frameworks that are generally recognized as highly sensitive to electron beams. The high image resolution allows us to iden...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, D., Zhu, Y., Liu, L., Ying, X., Hsiung, C.-E., Sougrat, R., Li, K., Han, Y. Tags: Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Newsweek pushes Monsanto propagandist lies authored by scandal-ridden organic hater Henry I. Miller
(Natural News) Yet another mainstream news outlet, Newsweek, has decided to shamelessly spread fake news that bashes organics and promotes GMOs (genetically-modified organisms). And wouldn’t you guess it, but the stated author of this ridiculous hit piece is none other than Hoover Institution hack Henry I. Miller, who’s been caught on numerous occasions attaching his... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain-damaging neurotoxic pesticide found in hundreds of foods: EPA allows pesticide lobby to dictate policy
(Natural News) If you thought that buying organic fruits and vegetables was a waste of money, you might want to think again. Test results released by the FDA have shown the presence of a neurotoxic pesticide known as chlorpyrifos in samples taken from more than 300 different foods. This alarming data comes from a series... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lobachevsky University scientists synthesize a new compound with anti-tumor properties
(Lobachevsky University) A research team of the UNN Faculty of Chemistry led by Professor Alexei Fedorov has developed and synthesized a new multifunctional compound that possesses anti-tumor properties that are due to several independent effects. The active compound is a conjugate of a photoactive organic dye (photosensitizer), a derivative responsible for selective delivery of the medicine to tumor tissues and targeted therapy (biological vector), a linker, and special groups that increase the water solubility of the entire compound. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maui medical marijuana dispensary adds capsules to offerings
Maui Grown Therapies, one of Hawaii ’s eight licensed medical cannabis dispensaries, has added standardized dose capsules to its product line. The company said the new cannabinoid capsules are made using supercritical CO2-extracted cannabis oil infused into organic coconut oil and are available in a range of ratios and formulations – including pure THC, CBD and combinations of the two. “Physicians have been asking for dose-regulated capsules for quite some time,” Greg Yim, Maui Grown Therapies'… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Maui medical marijuana dispensary adds capsules to offerings
Maui Grown Therapies, one of Hawaii ’s eight licensed medical cannabis dispensaries, has added standardized dose capsules to its product line. The company said the new cannabinoid capsules are made using supercritical CO2-extracted cannabis oil infused into organic coconut oil and are available in a range of ratios and formulations – including pure THC, CBD and combinations of the two. “Physicians have been asking for dose-regulated capsules for quite some time,” Greg Yim, Maui Grown Therapies'… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Edwards Lifesciences shares up after Q4, 2017 earnings beat The Street
Shares in Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) have risen in after-hours trading today after the medical device maker beat expectations on Wall Street with its fourth quarter and full fiscal 2017 earnings results. The Irvine, Calif.-based company posted sales of $35.7 million, or 17¢ per share, on sales of $888.5 million for the 3 months ended Dec. 31, seeing the bottom line shrink 77.5% while sales grew 15.7% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 94¢, just ahead of the 91¢ consensus on Wall Street where analysts were expecting to s...
Source: Mass Device - February 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Hearty Chicken Soup That ’s Good for Your Soul and Immune System
When I feel a little run down, I make my restorative Polish-style chicken soup called Rosół, which was taught to me by my great-grandmother to help fight colds. When I ate her soup, I could instantly feel its healing effects and it just made me feel good all over. Chicken soup is simply a protein-rich meat stock, infused with a mirepoix of vegetables such as carrots, onion and leek. After simmering for 1 ½ to 2 hours, you end up with a golden elixir that’s filled with nutrients from the organic chicken meat and vegetables that you’ve used. It can be sipped all day, or made into a more substantial...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food healthytime Recipes Teresa Cutter The Healthy Chef Source Type: news

Tax reforms push Stryker to Q4 red
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) swung to red ink during the fourth quarter despite posting a nearly 10% top-line gain, largely due to the impact of the tax reforms passed last year. The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based medtech giant reported losses of -$249 million, or -66¢ per share, on sales of $3.47 billion for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2017. That compares with profits of $510 million, or $1.34 per share, for Q4 2016. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.96, 2¢ ahead of the consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $3.39 billion. Full-year profits were down -38.1% to $1.0...
Source: Mass Device - January 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Stryker Source Type: news

Globalist propaganda rag NEWSWEEK runs Monsanto-style hit piece on organic food, authored by discredited propagandist Henry Miller
(Natural News) An anti-organic food, pro-GMO opinion piece in Newsweek allegedly has the Monsanto’s fingerprints on it. In the Op-Ed that accuses the organic food “campaign” of being a “deceitful, expensive scam,” the author, Dr. Henry I. Miller, claims that organic farming uses pesticides and that this form of agriculture is wasteful to farmland and water resources.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most furniture is full of toxins which pollute your indoor air; here are 5 ways to eliminate the poison
(Natural News) Your home is supposed to be a place where you can relax and unwind, but did you know that your furniture can contain various toxins? Even brand new furniture can be full of toxic chemicals used in various “harmless” features. These compounds that make furniture comfy to lounge around in belong to volatile organic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins-born pharma company raising $40.5 million, hunting for lab space
A Baltimore biotechnology company is raising up to $40.5 million and working to develop pharmaceutical technology born out of Johns Hopkins University. Dracen Pharmaceuticals Inc. is working to develop technologies conceptualized by Barbara Slusher, a professor of neurology, and Dr. Jonathan Powell, a professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dracen has entered an exclusive agreement with Hopkins and the Institute of Organic Chem istry and Biochemistry in Prague to license the jointly-owned… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Is The ‘ Souping ’ Trend For You?
 By Lisa Drayer, CNN (CNN) — When I first heard of “souping,” it brought me back to my clinical days working in a hospital, where pureed soups and other easy to digest foods — also known as “full liquids” — would be prescribed for patients recovering from gastrointestinal surgery, or those who had difficulty chewing or swallowing. Then I reflected upon how much I regularly enjoy soup, especially for the comfort it provides on cold, dreary days — even though, thankfully, I have no health issues that would require such an easily digestible meal. Soup is often my go-to in t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Diets Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Gluten-Free Apple Cake That Won ’t Last Long
This cake is inspired by my great aunt who was Polish and an incredible baker. She would mix wholesome cakes by hand with a wooden spoon and churn out babka to feed to our Polish family on a regular basis. I would watch her with excitement and help out in the kitchen, making the most spectacular apple cakes that were packed with apples and scented with a hint of vanilla. This recipe is from my latest cookbook Healthy Baking. I like to use Golden Delicious Apples in this recipe, but you can use any kind you prefer. Chop them into smaller pieces, so they cook quicker when baking. This cake is quite moist, so store in an airt...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food healthytime Recipes The Healthy Chef weekend recipe Source Type: news

Shape-shifting organic crystals use memory to improve plastic electronics
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Researchers have identified a mechanism that triggers shape-memory phenomena in organic crystals used in plastic electronics. Shape-shifting structural materials are made with metal alloys, but the new generation of economical printable plastic electronics is poised to benefit from this phenomenon, too. Shape-memory materials science and plastic electronics technology, when merged, could open the door to advancements in low-power electronics, medical electronics devices and multifunctional shape-memory materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 25, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Probiotic Lactobacillus sp. inhibit growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of caries-inducing Streptococcus mutans.
J Cell Mol Med. 2018 Jan 8. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.13496. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractStreptococcus mutans contributes significantly to dental caries, which arises from homoeostasic imbalance between host and microbiota. We hypothesized that Lactobacillus sp. inhibits growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of Streptococcus mutans. Antibacterial (agar diffusion method) and antibiofilm (crystal violet assay) characteristics of probiotic Lacobacillus sp. against Streptococcus mutans (ATCC 25175) were evaluated. We investigated whether Lacobacillus casei (ATCC 393), Lactobacillus reuteri (ATCC 23272), Lactobacillus plantaru...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Chemicals from everyday items may cause cancer, diabetes, autism, ADHD, reproductive problems – how to identify and avoid them
(Natural News) You probably understand the importance of organic food by now, but dangerous chemicals could still be making their way into your system through some everyday products you might not have even realized you need to worry about. Here is a look at a few of the items you might be using that could... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eco-friendly firm Freda 'reboots' period care
EXCLUSIVE: Freda, a monthly subscription service aimed at the 'modern woman', now offers those across the UK tampons made of organic cotton and pads made of wood pulp. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biomarkers helped solving the mystery of 500-million-year-old macroorganisms
(Lomonosov Moscow State University) A postgraduate student of the Faculty of Geology of MSU, working with an international scientific group, participated in chemical analysis of biomarkers -- compounds that remained after the decomposition of organic remains of the genus Beltanelliformis. These organisms populated the Earth in the Ediacaran period (about 575-541 million years ago), and their position on the evolutionary tree was unknown. The obtained data showed that Beltanelliformis were colonies of cyanobacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Consumer concern rising: Research shows consumers are willing to pay more for organic food
(Natural News) Consumers appeared to be more willing to spend additional dollars on organic food products, and value organic purity in making purchasing decisions, according to a study published in the Journal of Agrobiotechnology Management & Economics. A team of researchers at the Iowa State University enrolled 129 adults aged 18 to 65 years old as part of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digitization of multistep organic synthesis in reactionware for on-demand pharmaceuticals
We present an approach to the manufacturing of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals in a self-contained plastic reactionware device. The device was designed and constructed by using a chemical to computer-automated design (ChemCAD) approach that enables the translation of traditional bench-scale synthesis into a platform-independent digital code. This in turn guides production of a three-dimensional printed device that encloses the entire synthetic route internally via simple operations. We demonstrate the approach for the -aminobutyric acid receptor agonist, (±)-baclofen, establishing a concept that paves the way for...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kitson, P. J., Marie, G., Francoia, J.-P., Zalesskiy, S. S., Sigerson, R. C., Mathieson, J. S., Cronin, L. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

A plastic plan for organic synthesis
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

Low testosterone linked to this deficiency …
Without the sun, none of us would be here. After all, we evolved to live under the sun. But many of us are trained to believe the sun is your deadly enemy. Every day doctors warn you to stay out of the sun. And if you do go out, they want you to slather your skin with toxic sunscreen. Their 30-year-old campaign has been very successful. So successful, that people today are extremely deficient in vitamin D. In fact, a new clinical review shows that nearly a billion people across the globe are vitamin D deficient.1 And low vitamin D is a surefire path to chronic disease, early death — and low testosterone. Almost every...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Men's Health Nutrition a sagging sex drive chronic disease deficiency early death low T low testosterone. man boobs no energy trouble sleeping vitamin weight gain Source Type: news

Sea snail poison promises new medicines
EU-funded researchers have uncovered how venomous sea snails manufacture organic molecules with important applications in treatments for pain relief and diabetes. This basic research also offers unexpected, new insights into the field of cell biology. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - January 17, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Strangest things: fossils reveal how fungus shaped life on Earth
Fossil fungi from over 400m years ago have altered our understanding of early life on land and climate change over deep timeMuch of the weirdness depicted in the TV show Stranger Things is distinctly fungal. The massive organic underground network, the floating spores, and even the rotting pumpkin fields all capture the “otherness” of fungi: neither plants nor animals, often bizarre-looking, and associated with decay. As weird as they may seem to us, fungi are integral to the story of the evolution of our landscapes and climate.Molecular studies show us that animals and fungi share a more recent common ancestor...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Susannah Lydon Tags: Fungi Fossils Science Plants Climate change Biology Evolution Source Type: news

Study of the thermal properties and the fire performance of flame retardant-organic PCM in bulk form - Palacios A, De Gracia A, Haurie L, Cabeza LF, Fern ández AI, Barreneche C.
The implementation of organic phase change materials (PCMs) in several applications such as heating and cooling or building comfort is an important target in thermal energy storage (TES). However, one of the major drawbacks of organic PCMs implementation i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A major step forward in organic electronics
(Link ö ping University) Researchers at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Link ö ping University, have developed the world's first complementary electrochemical logic circuits that can function stably for long periods in water. This is a highly significant breakthrough in the development of bioelectronics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mesoporous metal-organic frameworks
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Szuromi, P. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science twis Source Type: news

Ordered macro-microporous metal-organic framework single crystals
We constructed highly oriented and ordered macropores within metal-organic framework (MOF) single crystals, opening up the area of three-dimensional–ordered macro-microporous materials (that is, materials containing both macro- and micropores) in single-crystalline form. Our methodology relies on the strong shaping effects of a polystyrene nanosphere monolith template and a double-solvent–induced heterogeneous nucleation approach. This process synergistically enabled the in situ growth of MOFs within ordered voids, rendering a single crystal with oriented and ordered macro-microporous structure. The improved ma...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Shen, K., Zhang, L., Chen, X., Liu, L., Zhang, D., Han, Y., Chen, J., Long, J., Luque, R., Li, Y., Chen, B. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Domestic stent manufacturer SMT raises Rs 250 crore from Morgan Stanley PE & Samara Capital
The proceeds from the transaction will be used to finance SMT ’s strong organic growth, achieve synergistic acquisitions and build an aggressive R&D program for a further expansion of its portfolio of innovative lifesaving medical devices. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Changing how we view chlorine in soil
(Link ö ping University) Researchers at Link ö ping University have studied how combinations of different environmental factors affect the chlorination of organic matter in soils. The results show that the supply of fresh organic compounds, which promote the growth of the microorganisms, increases chlorination. The discovery could mean that chlorine in ecosystems has a different significance than previously believed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Boston Scientific shares jump on prelim Q4, FY2017 earnings
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) shares have seen a significant bump today after the company released preliminary fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 earnings that topped The Street and showed growth of approximately 9.9% and 7.9%, respectively. For the fourth quarter, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said it expects to report sales of $2.4 billion, just in line with the approximate $2.4 billion consensus on Wall Street. The quarterly results represent 9.9% growth on a reported basis, 8.1% on an operational basis and approximately 6.8% on an organic basis, the company said in a press release. For the full year, Boston...
Source: Mass Device - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Source Type: news

How Edwards is Winning With Focus, Not Diversification
While most of the big medtech companies are touting diversification as a strength during this week's J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, Edwards Lifesciences made a strong case on Monday for taking the opposite approach with its portfolio. "We have a strategy that's become more and more differentiated in the medtech space," CEO Michael Mussallem said during his presentation. "We choose focus over diversification." Edwards is singularly focused on unmet needs for structural heart disease and the critically ill, Mussallem said.  "And that focus helps us," he said. "It helps us with...
Source: MDDI - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Stryker shares down on mixed bag Q4, 2017 prelims
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) shares fell slightly today after it announced a mixed bag of preliminary fourth quarter and full year 2017 sales results, meeting quarterly sales expectations and 2017 EPS expectations but missing full year sales consensus on The Street. The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company said it expects to post net sales of $3.5 billion for its fourth quarter and $12.4 billion for the full year, with increases of 10% and 9.9% respectively. The quarterly numbers beat the consensus of $3.4 billion, while 2017 sales fall well short of the expected $13.3 billion. Earnings per share for the full year are expected to be ...
Source: Mass Device - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Stryker Source Type: news

Stryker shares down on Q4, 2017 prelims
Update: Corrected analyst expectations from $13.3 billion to $12.4 billion for the full year 2017. Stryker (NYSE:SYK) shares fell slightly today after it announced preliminary fourth quarter and full year 2017 sales results, meeting quarterly and yearly sales expectations and 2017 EPS expectations on The Street. The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company said it expects to post net sales of $3.5 billion for its fourth quarter and $12.4 billion for the full year, with increases of 10% and 9.9% respectively. The quarterly numbers beat the Wall Street consensus of $3.4 billion, while 2017 sales were in line with the $12.4 billio...
Source: Mass Device - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat Stryker Source Type: news

Google Doodle Celebrates Noble Prize-Winning Biochemist Har Gobind Khorana ’s Birthday
Known for his construction of the first synthetic gene and renowned research in nucleic acids and proteins, Indian American biochemist Har Gobind Khorana was honored with a Google Doodle Tuesday. Khorana’s work uncovered how a DNA’s genetic code determines protein synthesis — which dictates how a cell functions. That discovery earned him, along with two colleagues, the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.” Several years later, Khorana created the first synthetic gene — a step that led to commercial...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - January 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized Google onetime Source Type: news

Who Is Har Gobind Khorana? Why Google Is Celebrating the Nobel Prize-Winner
Known for his construction of the first synthetic gene and renowned research in nucleic acids and proteins, Indian American biochemist Har Gobind Khorana is being honored with a Google Doodle Tuesday. Khorana’s work uncovered how a DNA’s genetic code determines protein synthesis — which dictates how a cell functions. That discovery earned him, along with two colleagues, the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.” Several years later, Khorana created the first synthetic gene — a step that led to comme...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized Google Google Doodle onetime Source Type: news

Google Celebrates Nobel-Prize Winning Biochemist Har Gobind Khorana
Indian-American biochemist Har Gobind Khorana, known for his construction of the first synthetic gene and renowned research in nucleic acids and proteins, is being honored with a Google Doodle Tuesday, on what would have been Khorana’s 96th birthday. Khorana’s work uncovered how a DNA’s genetic code determines protein synthesis — which dictates how a cell functions. That discovery earned khorana, along with two colleagues, the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.” Several years later, Khorana creat...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized Google Google Doodle onetime Source Type: news

Researchers have developed “artificial muscles” with superhuman speed and strength, and the ability to self-heal
(Natural News) Forget cold, metal shells — the robots of the tomorrow could be covered in soft, artificial muscles. That’s certainly what researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder appear to be working towards. Taking inspiration from organic muscle, the team of scientists has come up with robotic muscles that combine incredible strength and impressive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a Paper-Based Diagnostic Deliver Rapid, Point-of-Care Test Results?
Group K Diagnostics has taken the “Best of the Best” spot at Mid-Atlantic Bio Angels’s (MABA) 1st Pitch Life Science event in December. The company is developing the MultiDiagnostic, a low-cost, point-of-care test using paper-based microfluidics. About 20 minutes or so after adding a test sample to the card, users would take a picture and upload it to a smartphone app or use a printed visual comparison chart to read the results, the company reports on its Web site. An initial diagnostic system would test liver function, and twelve more tests are in production, with over 60 in the pipeline, it was reported...
Source: MDDI - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: IVD Source Type: news