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Research finds consultant practitioners improve patient care at no additional cost

October 25, 2010 7:31 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

When radiographer consultant practitioners are introduced into clinical imaging departments, more patients are seen and a higher quality service is provided at the same cost, a study has found.

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Newer, more intense chemotherapy with less radiation not more effective against Hodgkin's lymphoma

October 25, 2010 5:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A lower dose of radiation used to reduce side effects is not as effective as the regular dose when given with the standard chemotherapy in the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma patients with early, intermediate-stage disease, according to a...

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Surviving healthcare reform: Setting a strategic direction(2)

October 25, 2010 5:33 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Healthcare reform is game changer but nobody can yet fully articulate the impact of the new rules. How do you plan for the future when there are so many unknowns? This is the second article in a series that examines how healthcare reform is likely to affect radiology practices and how...

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Veeco 3Q report beats analyst views

October 25, 2010 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Veeco Instruments Inc.'s third-quarter results topped analyst estimates Monday, and the company called the period from June through September its best ever.But shares of Veeco, which makes precision manufacturing equipment for the LED and data storage markets, slipped after hours as the company...

Highly targeted radiation technique minimizes side effects of prostate cancer treatment

October 25, 2010 3:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Men with prostate cancer treated with a specialized type of radiation called intensity modulated radiation therapy have fewer gastrointestinal complications compared to patients treated with conventional three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy,...

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Surviving healthcare reform: Setting a strategic direction

October 25, 2010 3:33 pm | News | Comments

Healthcare reform is game changer but nobody can yet fully articulate the impact of the new rules. How do you plan for the future when there are so many unknowns? This is the second article in a series that examines how healthcare reform is likely to affect radiology practices and how...

Plant stem cells could be fruitful source of low-cost cancer drug

October 25, 2010 1:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Edinburgh) A popular cancer drug could be produced cheaply and sustainably using stem cells derived from trees, a study suggests.

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Charles River Labs expands in Wilmington

October 25, 2010 11:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Charles River Laboratories International, a provider of laboratory services and other support to drug and biotechnology developers, has inked leases for 85,000 square feet in Wilmington.

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Alkermes advances another addiction drug

October 25, 2010 11:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Alkermes Inc. has announced positive results from an early stage clinical trial testing the efficacy of its drug candidate ALKS 33 in treating cocaine addiction, which has attracted a $2.4 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse Grants.

NCPA Digest Finds Independent Community Pharmacies Stable Despite Economic, Third-Party Challenges

October 25, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today announced the availability of the 2010 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health , which found that independent community pharmacy owners were able to generally stabilize their...

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73-Year-Old Educator Embarks on Personal Challenge to Cycle 3,100 Miles to Raise $200,000 for WOC Nursing Scholarships

October 25, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MT LAUREL, N.J., Oct. 25 /- In 73 years, Dr. Katherine Jeter has never backed down from a challenge. When her young son required an ostomy, she not only provided specialized care, she reached out to assist others in similar situations. Even after battling a personal health crisis, she...

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Applied Seals North America Bolsters Engineering and Applications Services in Silicon Valley With Addition of Design Engineer

October 25, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEWARK, Calif., Oct. 25 /- Applied Seals North America, Inc. , a supplier of perfluoroelastomer sealing products used in ultraclean manufacturing of nanoelectronics and biomedical products, has strengthened its engineering and applications capabilities at its Silicon Valley headquarters...

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National University Hospital Singapore Operates on Asia's 1st TRAM Flap Patient Using TIGR® Matrix Surgical Mesh, the World's 1st Long-Term Resorbable Mesh

October 25, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SINGAPORE, Oct. 25 /- Singapore company Novus Scientific Pte. Ltd today announced that the National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore has operated on the first patient in its groundbreaking study: Abdominal Wall Closure After Lipectomy, TRAM /DIEP Flap - Comparison of TIGR® Matrix...

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PennDOT, State Police Caution Motorists About Dangers of Driving Under Influence of Legal Drugs

October 25, 2010 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police are reminding motorists that driving while under the influence of prescription and over-the-counter medication can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal...

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Allergies and wheezing illnesses in childhood may be determined in the womb

October 25, 2010 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Southampton) A child's chances of developing allergies or wheezing is related to how he or she grew at vital stages in the womb, according to scientists from the University of Southampton.

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