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Aeras awarded ?11.7 million ($16 million) grant from Dutch government

November 11, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation) The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs has renewed its funding to Aeras with a pledge of ?11.7 million ($16 million) over four years (2011-2014) to further its efforts to develop new vaccines to help combat the global epidemic of tuberculosis.

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Scientists at IRB Barcelona and BSC publish the world's largest video data bank of proteins

November 11, 2010 6:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) After four years of conducting intensive calculations in the supercomputer MareNostrum at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, scientists headed by Modesto Orozco at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)...

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Izard Nobel LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

November 11, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The law firm of Izard Nobel LLP, which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of...

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Performing blood counts automatically

November 11, 2010 1:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) If a blood count is abnormal, the medical laboratory scientist has to manually perform a differential blood count analysis. This costs time and money. The computer-assisted blood cell analysis system HemaCAM by the company Horn has recently been launched...

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentation at the Lazard Capital Markets Healthcare Conference on November 17

November 11, 2010 1:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /- Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) announced today that Bruce Cozadd, the company's chairman and chief executive officer, will present at the Lazard Capital Markets Healthcare Conference in New York on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 9:00 a.m....

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HeartWare to Present at the Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual Healthcare Conference

November 11, 2010 1:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and SYDNEY, Nov. 11, 2010 /- HeartWare International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTWR ; ASX: HIN), a leading innovator of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of advanced heart failure, today announced that CEO Doug...

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Cardica Announces Fiscal 2011 First Quarter Financial Results

November 11, 2010 1:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC ) today announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended September 30, 2010. Cardica's management will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time today to discuss the financial results and provide an...

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23 percent of young people get into fights when they go out at night

November 11, 2010 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Night-time violence among young Spaniards is becoming ever more common, according to a research study carried out by the European Institute of Studies on Prevention. The study shows that 5.2 percent of young people carry...

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Fruit flies lead scientists to new human pain gene

November 11, 2010 11:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Children's Hospital Boston) While it has become clear in recent years that susceptibility to pain has a strong inherited component, very little is known about actual "pain genes" and how they work. In the Nov. 12 issue of Cell, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and their...

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Contact among age groups key to understanding whooping cough spread and control

November 11, 2010 10:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Michigan) Strategies for preventing the spread of whooping cough -- on the rise in the United State -- should take into account how often people in different age groups interact, research at the University of Michigan suggests.

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Norway Selects IBM to Create Smarter Healthcare Infrastructure

November 11, 2010 10:35 am | by IBM | News | Comments

At the Smarter Industries Symposium today in Barcelona, IBM announced it has entered into an agreement with Central Norway Regional Health Authority to provide information technology to support all hospitals in Norway and improve coordination and reporting of health information, logistics...

Modulight releases OEM laser systems for Medical and Industrial applications.

November 11, 2010 9:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Modulight announced today a set of single-emitter based OEM laser systems ideal for medical and industrial applications.

Spencer Pharmaceutical buyout bid priced at $245M

November 11, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Spencer Pharmaceutical Inc., a metabolic disease-focused firm in Boston, has announced that the unsolicited cash buyout offer it received last week is priced at 97 cents per share, which could bring the company $245 million.

Testing Autism Drugs in Human Brain Cells

November 11, 2010 9:36 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A method involving pluripotent stem cells could lead to personalized treatment of the disease.

FDA approves treatment for HIV-linked abdominal fat

November 11, 2010 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment, developed by Canadian firm Theratechnologies and marketed exclusively in the U.S. by Rockland-based EMD Serono, for excess abdominal fat in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy.

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