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Accuray Establishes Medical Affairs Function

December 17, 2010 9:33 am | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 17, 2010 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the company has established a Medical Affairs function to accelerate CyberKnife data collection, utilization and referral patterns and to provide...

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Boston researchers test treatment for autism link

December 17, 2010 9:32 am | News | Comments

Children's Hospital Boston scientists have initiated a three-year clinical trial to test a potential treatment for Rett Syndrome, known to cause autism in girls.

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Anzemet (dolasetron mesylate): Drug Safety Communication - Reports of Abnormal Heart Rhythms

December 17, 2010 8:34 am | News | Comments

Injection form of Anzemet (dolasetron mesylate) should no longer be used to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy in pediatric and adult patients.

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VIDEO From Siemens and Synaptic Digital: Not Your Father's X-Ray Machine

December 17, 2010 8:32 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2010 /- Say so-long to the days of black and white 2-D X-rays and images. From CT, to MRI and PET, medical imaging is faster, more detailed, and three-dimensional and is revolutionizing the way medicine is practiced.  Thanks to years of improved imaging, today's...

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Cephalon founder, CEO Frank Baldino Jr. dies at 57

December 17, 2010 7:45 am | News | Comments

Cephalon Inc. Chairman and CEO Frank Baldino Jr. died Thursday evening, the biotechnology company said. He was 57.Chief Operating Officer J. Kevin Buchi took over Baldino's day-to-day responsibilities in August and will continue doing that, said Fritz Bittenbender, vice president for public...

An ITG Majestic Market Research Study Indicates a Bright Future for Gilenya, Despite Concerns About Its Safety

December 17, 2010 7:31 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2010 /- A study published this week by ITG (NYSE: ITG ) revealed that Novartis recently approved drug, Gilenya, has already taken share from market leaders in the multiple sclerosis (MS) market, and uptake is expected to increase significantly over the next year.  ...

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System Host Board Offers Real-Time, Image Processing Applications

December 17, 2010 6:44 am | Kontron America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduces the PICMG 1.3 System Host Board Kontron PCI-761, a slot card-sized industrial server board that is equipped with the Intel Q57 Express chipset.

BG Medicine backs out of IPO

December 17, 2010 6:31 am | News | Comments

On the cusp of going public, BG Medicine Inc. has pulled its IPO, Dow Jones reports. BG, which is developing a cardiac diagnostic test, initially filed to go public in January with plans for an $86.3 million offering before scaling back twice prior to pulling the plug.

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Cardinal Health Receives Regulatory Clearance for Kinray Acquisition

December 17, 2010 6:31 am | News | Comments

DUBLIN, Ohio, Dec. 17, 2010 /- Cardinal Health today announced that the Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 for its proposed acquisition of Kinray, Inc., a leading pharmaceutical...

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Connector Compatible With PCI Express Mini Card

December 17, 2010 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Japan Aviation Electronics (JAE) has added the MM60-52B1-G1 to the company’s family of MM60 Series connectors. The MM60-52B1-G1 is by far, the lowest cost PCI Express Mini Card connector from JAE.

Encoders Provide Positioning, Speed Data For Multi-IO Systems

December 17, 2010 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering extremely fast cycle times of just 62 ms, Baumer’s high speed Absolute ATD EtherCAT Encoders deliver extremely fast positioning, speed control, and motor feedback data to simplify communication...

PCI and PCIe Intelligent Embedded IPC Is Expandable

December 17, 2010 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech, a global embedded computing leader providing embedded platform solutions across multiple vertical markets, has released an intelligent, fanless, embedded IPC with PCI/PCIe multi-expansion...

Call for speakers to present at IQPC's MEDCon, the Medical Electronic Device Conference and Expo

December 17, 2010 5:36 am | News | Comments

The Medical Electronic Device Conference & Expo (MEDCon), being held May 16 - 18, 2011 at Navy Pier in Chicago focuses on specific needs of electrical and design engineers for medical devices.

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Beetroot juice could help people live more active lives

December 17, 2010 5:31 am | News | Comments

(University of Exeter) New research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it's not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties -- its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions enjoy more active lives.

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The high price of sleep disorders

December 17, 2010 5:30 am | News | Comments

(University of Copenhagen) Danish sleep researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute for Health Services Research have examined the socio-economic consequences of the sleep disorder hypersomnia in one of the largest studies of its kind. The sleep disorder has...

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