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NIH celebrates 10 years of research into health disparities

September 21, 2010 1:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) The tenth anniversary of the Jackson Heart Study (JHS) will be observed on Sept. 23-24 in Jackson, Mississippi. The JHS is the largest study in history to investigate genetic factors that affect high blood pressure, heart and lung disease,...

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Drink milk and lose more weight, according to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev research

September 21, 2010 12:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) BGU researchers reveals that dieters who consumed milk or milk products lost more weight on average than those who consumed little to no milk products. Researchers also found participants with the highest dairy calcium...

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Boston Scientific Announces Clinical Data Supporting Safety and Efficacy of Platinum Chromium PROMUS Element™ Stent

September 21, 2010 12:31 pm | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Nine-month results from PLATINUM clinical program presented at TCT

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Reportlinker Adds IP Overview - "Monoclonal Antibodies against digestive system cancers" Patent Landscape 2010

September 21, 2010 12:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: IP Overview – "Monoclonal Antibodies against digestive system cancers" Patent Landscape 2010...

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New therapy found for lung and skin cancer, based on suicide gene E

September 21, 2010 12:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Granada) This coliphage gene can induce death to cells transected with it. Scientists at the University of Granada have proven that this method is not only effective in vitro (using tumor cell cultures), but also in vivo, through the use of experimental animals in which...

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In-Molding the Details

September 21, 2010 11:47 am | by Al Hoeschele and Todd Geisser | Articles | Comments

Providing easy to follow instructions on a medical device can be a significant challenge; when coupled with ensuring the solution does not create cleaning concerns and will not wear, that obstacle to success becomes even greater. This article examines the benefits of in-mold decorating/labeling for medical devices and how they resolve these, and other, challenges.

Data show clinical benefit from mitral valve clip device

September 21, 2010 11:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cardiovascular Research Foundation) A percutaneous mitral valve clip designed to stop mitral valve regurgitation demonstrated clinical benefit as measured by the degree of mitral regurgitation, according to a study presented at the 22nd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

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Study examines use of stent with bioabsorbable polymer

September 21, 2010 11:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cardiovascular Research Foundation) Three-year data demonstrated that satisfactory clinical and safety outcomes of sirolimus eluting stents with a biodegradable polymer were sustained in a real world setting. The results were presented at the 22nd annual Transcatheter...

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TI introduces power converter for energy harvesting and low-power applications

September 21, 2010 11:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced a high-efficiency, ultra-low power step-down converter for energy harvesting and low-power applications.

Mitsubishi Chemical to add MOCVD Systems for LEDs with $175 million investment

September 21, 2010 11:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Mitsubishi plans to invest 15 billion yen (US$175 million) in MOCVD systems for high brightness LED production, according to an article in the Nikkei newspaper.

Tamar Technology receives orders for its TSV measurement technology

September 21, 2010 11:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Tamar Technology received orders from two major semiconductor equipment manufacturers for its Through-Silicon Via (TSV) measurement technology.

Agios appoints Novartis vet Biller as CSO

September 21, 2010 11:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Cambridge biotech focused on cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, has named Novartis veteran Scott Biller as chief scientific officer.

Holy Redeemer Partners with MobileMD to Deliver Health Information Exchange Services to Care Community

September 21, 2010 11:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WARMINSTER and HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 21 /- MobileMD, Warminster, and Holy Redeemer Health System, Huntingdon Valley, announced today an agreement to provide state-of-the-art Health Information Exchange (HIE) services to Holy Redeemer and its entire healthcare provider community....

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Introduction of New Products and Increased Uptake of Innovative Materials to Drive US Bone Graft Substitute Market to Nearly $2.3 Billion by 2015

September 21, 2010 11:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TORONTO, Sept. 21 /- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the introduction and adoption of new growth factors, combined with greater variety and improved features of newer products, will drive the US bone graft...

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New Global Survey Reveals Over One in Three Patients Fail to Take Insulin as Prescribed

September 21, 2010 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

STOCKHOLM, Sept. 21 /- More than one in three diabetes patients skip doses or fail to take their insulin as prescribed, stating that they have done so on average three times in the last month, and 77 percent of physicians estimate that in reality this number could be as high as six...

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