ALSO NOTED: YM cleared for Phase II; pine needle approach studied for ulcers; Applera in buyback plan; and much more...

> YM BioSciences has received FDA approval initiate a Phase II trial investigating nimotuzumab in pediatric patients. Release

> A prominent Russian scientist has been testing an experimental therapy made from green pine needles for helicobacter pylori bacterium (H.pylori), the root cause of stomach ulcers. FierceBioResearcher

> Applera, which owns the biotech company Applied Biosystems, has accelerated the repurchase of $600 million worth of its Applied Biosystems' shares. Report

> Pharmexa says it has prevailed against Geron in a patent dispute. Release

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