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Developing robots for the hospital emergency room

December 7, 2010 5:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Vanderbilt University) A group of computer engineers at Vanderbilt University is convinced that the basic technology is now available to create robot assistants that can perform effectively in the often-chaotic environment of the emergency room. The specialists in emergency medicine at...

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Coast Career Institute's Expedited Training Program for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Helps Students Land the Highly Specialized Jobs They Seek

December 7, 2010 5:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2010 /- Despite unemployment levels being at their highest point in decades, specialized fields in medicine and the IT world are experiencing a shortage of trained and qualified workers.  Vocational schools that offer fast tracked learning programs for these job...

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IU School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute physicians honored

December 7, 2010 2:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) The American College of Physicians has announced that will present one of its highest honors, the Alvan R. Feinstein Memorial Award to William M. Tierney, M.D., president and C.E.O. of the Regenstrief Institute and the associate dean for...

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Tests between colonoscopies could be lifesaver for high-risk patients

December 7, 2010 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Gastroenterological Association) Among patients with a family or past history of colorectal cancer (CRC), testing between colonoscopies helps detect CRC and advanced tumors that are either missed or develop rapidly.

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Allied Healthcare 4Q profit falls 7 percent(2)

December 7, 2010 1:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British health care staffing company Allied Healthcare International Inc. said Tuesday its fiscal fourth-quarter fell 7 percent on higher costs.In the three months ended Sept. 30, Allied said its profit fell to $2.7 million, or 6 cents per share, from $2.9 million, or 7 cents per share, during...

Allied Healthcare 4Q profit falls 7 percent

December 7, 2010 1:46 pm | News | Comments

British health care staffing company Allied Healthcare International Inc. said Tuesday its fiscal fourth-quarter fell 7 percent on higher costs.In the three months ended Sept. 30, Allied said its profit fell to $2.7 million, or 6 cents per share, from $2.9 million, or 7 cents per share, during...

Dicerna deal with Japanese biotech adds new drug target

December 7, 2010 10:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Watertown-based Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Japanese biopharmaceutical firm Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co. Ltd. have expanded a collaboration deal the two companies share, to include immunologic and inflammatory disease areas.

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The Biomarkers Consortium Announces Availability of Alzheimer's Disease Plasma Proteomics Data

December 7, 2010 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 7, 2010 /- The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health's Biomarkers Consortium announced today that the results of a proteomics study performed utilizing plasma samples from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) are ready to be shared with...

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Audax Medical gains rights to Brown regenerative nanotech

December 7, 2010 9:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Medical device startup Audax Medical Inc. has gained exclusive rights from Brown University for Arxis, a biomaterial intended to help regenerate diseased bone and cartilage, the company reported in a press release today.

Biogen grows MS fellowship program

December 7, 2010 9:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Biogen Idec Inc. has awarded 12 fellowships to universities and medical centers researching multiple sclerosis, as part of a program the company started in 2006 to further education in the therapeutic area that forms the core of Biogen's business.

Acquisitions hurt Landauer's 4Q profit, help sales

December 7, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Radiation monitoring consultant Landauer Inc. said Tuesday that the cost of acquisitions hurt its fourth-quarter profit, but that these transactions also helped improve revenue.The Glenwood, Ill., company provides services for measuring radiation exposure in hospitals, medical and dental...

Reducing maternal and newborn deaths globally

December 7, 2010 8:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) On Dec. 7, 2010, maternal health professionals from Africa and Asia will be attending a workshop in Liverpool to discuss the effects of "Making It Happen," a program with a life-saving training package for health care providers at its heart....

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Social tools prove powerful for online health programs

December 7, 2010 8:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Michigan Health System) In an era when social networking sites and blogs are visited by three quarters of online users, it's only natural that the medical profession would also tap into the power of social media tools.Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical...

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Virginia Tech engineer identifies new concerns for antibiotic resistance, pollution

December 7, 2010 8:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Virginia Tech) When an antibiotic is consumed, researchers have learned that up to 90 percent passes through a body without metabolizing. This means the drugs can leave the body almost intact through normal bodily functions.

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Millennium Research Group to Release Their Latest US Clot Management Data

December 7, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2010 /- Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, will soon release their latest data on the US clot management device market.   MRG's US Markets for Clot Management Devices 2011 report provides important insight...

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