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November 24, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —TomoTherapy Incorporated ( (NASDAQ: TOMO), maker of advanced radiation therapy solutions for the treatment of cancer and other diseases, today announced that President and CEO Fred Robertson, M.D., will participate in two upcoming...

LifeImage picked for NIH-backed medical imaging project

November 24, 2010 6:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

LifeImage Inc., a Newton-based maker of medical imaging storage and sharing technology, has been chosen by the Radiological Society of North America for a two-year project to establish a digital “clearinghouse” of medical images to be shared among medical centers.

High-Precision Glass Tubes Meet Exacting Specifications

November 24, 2010 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Through their subsidiary, The Technical Glass Co., Goodfellow offers high-precision glass tubes in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and materials for applications where precision is essential, such as in engineering, optical applications, and research.


Power Supply Series Meets Latest Energy Standards

November 24, 2010 5:51 am | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced the launch of the highly efficient single output AFM series of 48 and 60 Watt external AC-DC power supplies designed for a wide range of medical equipment.

High Pass Filters Have Frequency Ranges From DC to 100 MHz Through 1 GHz

November 24, 2010 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has introduced a line of high pass filters, the CHPFL Series. Encased in a rugged SMA housing, this filter line is designed for test equipment and general lab use.

Genzyme stops making four U.S. drugs in Allston

November 24, 2010 5:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Genzyme Corp. has stopped using its Allston plant for fill/finish operations of four drugs sold in the U.S., as part of an FDA consent decree.

Deburring PEEK Implants With Micro-Abrasive Blasting

November 24, 2010 5:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Comco Inc.’s micro-abrasive blasting equipment can be used to deburr PEEK implants. Though PEEK’s biocompatibility and chemical resistant nature make it an ideal choice for medical implants, it creates challenges to the manufacturing process.

Diabetes drug could work against Alzheimer's

November 24, 2010 4:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Scientists from Berlin, Bonn and Dundee show in animal models that the diabetes drug metformin has an effect against one of the main causes of the Alzheimer's disease.


Female fish -- and humans? -- lose interest when their male loses a slugfest

November 24, 2010 4:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Stanford University) If you see your special someone lose a competition, your subconscious may start whispering, "He's a loser," even as you insist your love is unaffected, according to Stanford researchers studying African cichlid fish. When female cichlids saw a favored suitor...


Anti-AIDS groups hail drug but worry over cost

November 23, 2010 10:45 pm | by MARCUS WOHLSEN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

AIDS prevention advocates are hailing a pill newly shown to protect against HIV as a great tool for disease prevention.But they caution that no drug alone can address social factors blamed for the persistence of the epidemic. And they say concerns remain about who will pay for the costly...

Health System’s Programs Merit ‘Blue’ Rating

November 23, 2010 10:34 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

The UC San Diego Health System has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery as well as for Knee and Hip Replacement.


The Key Ingredient to Effective Cancer Treatments

November 23, 2010 7:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A startup is developing oxygen-carrying compounds that it says could make radiation therapy more effective in half of all cancer patients.

Daily dose of HIV drug reduces risk of HIV infection

November 23, 2010 1:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A daily dose of an oral antiretroviral drug, currently approved to treat HIV infection, reduced the risk of acquiring HIV infection by 43.8 percent among men who have sex with men. The findings, a major advance in HIV...


21 group leaders join network of EMBO Young Investigators

November 23, 2010 10:42 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Molecular Biology Organization) Today, the European Molecular Biology Organization announced the selection of 21 of Europe's most talented young researchers as 2010 beneficiaries of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme.


Cigarette smoking increases rheumatoid arthritis risk in African-Americans

November 23, 2010 10:42 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A new study determined that African-Americans who smoke cigarettes have a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA risk is more pronounced among individuals positive for the HLA-DRB1 shared epitope, a genetic risk factor for RA. Findings from this...



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