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BMC physicians to lead international research collaboration to curb infectious diseases

September 27, 2010 1:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) Boston Medical Center has been chosen to lead an investigation aimed at developing novel approaches to prevent tuberculosis.

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Valeant and Biovail Announce Results of Special Meetings of Shareholders

September 27, 2010 1:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. and TORONTO, Sept. 27 /- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX ) and Biovail Corporation (NYSE/TSX: BVF) announced that at today's Special Meetings, each of which had a quorum of shareholders, shareholders of both companies have voted overwhelmingly in...

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Rapid test to save Indian vultures from extinction

September 27, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) Vulture population declined at a catastrophic rate on the Indian subcontinent over the past 15 years. In 2004 scientists identified the cause: the drug Diclofenac. Meanwhile the use of this anti-inflammatory agent in veterinary medicine has been...

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Treatment continues after children are cured of cancer

September 27, 2010 12:32 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine are leading the way in treating and researching childhood cancer at the Texas Children's Cancer Center but the center has also become nationally known for its work in an increasingly important area of pediatric cancer – survivorship issues. "At...

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Ultrasound device stimulates brain from 'outside in'

September 27, 2010 12:32 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

ASU scientist William Tyler and his team's research with "transcranial pulsed ultrasound," which stimulates brain circuits "from the outside in," has captured the attention of the Pentagon and Wired magazine.read more

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Daycare puts children with lung disease at risk for serious illness

September 27, 2010 12:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) Exposure to common viruses in daycare puts children with a chronic lung condition caused by premature birth at risk for serious respiratory infections, according to a study from Johns Hopkins Children's Center published in the October issue of Pediatrics.

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Unique gastroenterology procedure developed in adults shows promise in pediatrics

September 27, 2010 12:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Nationwide Children's Hospital) The use of device-assisted enteroscopy, a technique that allows complete examination of the small bowel, may be just as successful pediatrics as it has been in adult medicine, according to a study from Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Amira Pharmaceuticals Announces IND Submission for Novel LPA1 Antagonist, AM152, for Potential Use in Fibrotic Diseases

September 27, 2010 12:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27 /- Amira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it has submitted an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for AM152, a novel LPA1 antagonist.  If accepted, the IND will enable Amira to begin Phase 1 safety...

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Nominations Open for 2011 Scientific Achievement Awards

September 27, 2010 12:31 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research is currently accepting nominations for the following awards, which will be presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 in Orlando, Fla., from April 2 to 6. The nomination deadline for the awards below is Oct. 15, 2010.

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IAVI-led team wins major grant to study HIV-neutralizing antibodies

September 27, 2010 11:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International AIDS Vaccine Initiative) A team of investigators headed by International AIDS Vaccine Initiative Investigator Pascal Poignard has been awarded a major grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the US National Institutes of Health to...

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Millennium hits high note with co-developed lymphoma drug

September 27, 2010 10:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

A Hodgkin lymphoma treatment, developed jointly by Cambridge-based Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company and Washington state’s Seattle Genetics Inc., returned positive results from a pivotal trial.

InVivo Therapeutics names Moran as new CFO

September 27, 2010 10:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

InVivo Therapeutics Corp., a Cambridge biotech working on implants for spinal cord injuries, has appointed a new chief financial officer in Sean Moran, co-founder and former CFO of Anika Therapeutics Inc.

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Sector Snap: Medical technology and suppliers

September 27, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Goldman Sachs analyst said Monday he is taking a more favorable view of medical supply companies, and started coverage of C.R. Bard Inc. and CareFusion Corp. with "Buy" ratings.Analyst David Roman said shares of medical suppliers like CareFusion, Bard, and Becton Dickinson & Co. are less of a...

Acupuncture not effective in stroke recovery

September 27, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Acupuncture does not appear to aid in stroke recovery, according to a new study published in CMAJ.

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Controlling bone formation to prevent osteoporosis

September 27, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Journal of Clinical Investigation) Recent data have suggested that the imbalance between bone formation and bone destruction that causes osteoporosis is a result of a decrease in formation of bone forming osteoblast cells from mesenchymal cells upon aging. New research in mice...

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