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Reports claiming ALS caused by head trauma lacks scientific validation

November 18, 2010 8:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A recent study suggesting that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may be attributed to "repetitive head trauma experienced in collision sports" lacks scientific epidemiological evidence to support this claim. In a review of the 12-patient study, several experts...

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Sensors for defense and security: launch of European business roundtable

November 18, 2010 7:35 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

A group of European defense integrators and photonics clusters has today launched a Business Round Table for Photonics Sensors for Defense and Security (www.photonics-sensors.eu).

How Brain Imaging Could Help Predict Alzheimer's

November 18, 2010 7:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The discovery could one day allow doctors to catch the disease before it's done irreversible damage.

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MIT scientist wins $1.3M grant from Paul Allen foundation

November 18, 2010 2:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

An MIT professor and researcher has landed a million dollar-plus share of $9.4 million given out by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to advance neuroscience and cellular engineering research.

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Vacuum Pumps Deliver High Flow at Low Vacuum Levels

November 18, 2010 11:58 am | KNF Neuberger, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KNF N920 Series diaphragm vacuum pumps to transfer, evacuate, or compress air, gases, and vapors have been engineered to deliver higher flow performance at low absolute vacuum levels.

Express Scripts ramps up lobbying to $430K in 3Q

November 18, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Inc. spent $430,000 in the third quarter lobbying the federal government on issues including prescription drug prices and federal health care programs.Express Scripts said its lobbying interests included the drug prices and reimbursement rates,...

Concord Medical 3Q profit falls on costs

November 18, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Concord Medical Services Holdings Ltd., a radiation therapy and diagnostic imaging center operator in China, said Thursday that its third-quarter net income fell 2 percent on rising costs.Concord said its net income fell to 33.4 million yuan ($5 million) from 22.3 million yuan, during the same...

AIDS: Taking a long-term view

November 18, 2010 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is hosting an event on World Aids Day, bringing together some of the world's leading experts on the pandemic, to discuss future projections for the AIDS pandemic.

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MedcoHealth spent $960K on lobbying in 3Q

November 18, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager MedcoHealth Solutions Inc. spent $960,000 in the third quarter as it lobbied the federal government on subjects including health care reform and a variety of topics related to its business.Medco said its lobbying interests included laws on generic versions of biotech...

Summary Information for: HER2 FISH pharmDx? Kit

November 18, 2010 10:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for HER2 FISH pharmDx? Kit (P040005S005).

Consumer Information on: Dako HER2 FISH pharmDx? - P040005S005

November 18, 2010 10:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

HER2 FISH pharmDx? is a laboratory test that uses DNA probes with fluorescent dyes attached to count how many copies of the HER2 gene, located on chromosome 17, are present in a cancer tissue sample.

St. Jude completes tender exchange in AGA deal

November 18, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc. said Thursday about 91.1 percent of AGA Medical Holdings Inc.'s outstanding stock was tendered by the Wednesday deadline as part of its $1.04 billion buyout of the rival heart device maker.Another 6.7 percent of AGA stock was tendered by notices of guaranteed delivery.St....

Stromedix gains license to fibrosis tech

November 18, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Stromedix Inc. has acquired exclusive rights to a compound, called ?v?5, developed at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The compound has been identified as playing a role in acute and chronic organ failure.

Modulating a protein in the brain could help control Alzheimer's disease

November 18, 2010 9:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Temple University) A protein known to exist in the brain for more than 30 years, called 5-lipoxygenase, has been found to play a regulatory role in the formation of the amyloid beta in the brain, the major component of plaques implicated in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

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Elsevier launches HESI QuizMe nursing app series

November 18, 2010 9:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that the new HESI QuizMe app series for nursing students is available from the Apple App Store. These apps familiarize nursing students with clinically based...

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