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Insurer Humana names CEO McCallister as chairman

August 26, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. on Thursday named long-standing CEO Michael B. McCallister as chairman, succeeding David A. Jones Jr. who has resigned from the post but will remain on the board.The Louisville, Ky., company did not say why Jones chose to step down. Jones is founder and managing...

Healthcare RFID firm Wavemark lands $4M funding

August 26, 2010 6:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Wavemark Inc., a healthcare RFID tech firm in Littleton, has raised $3.9 million in an equity financing. The company adds RFID technology to expensive medical devices to help medical facilities track the devices.

Who hasn't had dental cavities?

August 26, 2010 6:30 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A research study has for the first time revealed data about dental cavities, periodontal disease, oral treatment needs, the use of dental prostheses and dental hygiene habits among the adult population in the Valencia region. The...

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Alere and AirStrip Technologies - a Powerful Collaboration Brings Innovative Remote Patient Monitoring to Obstetrical Care

August 26, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, Aug. 26 /- Alere Health, LLC, a leader in personal health support solutions (a division of Alere Inc.) (NYSE: ALR ), today announced a new collaboration with AirStrip Technologies Inc., a pioneer in mobile medical software development. (Logo:...

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Patterson fiscal 1Q profit rises 20 percent

August 26, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dental and veterinary products supplier Patterson Cos. Inc. said Thursday its fiscal first quarter profit climbed 20 percent, as sales for its two largest businesses rose and the company had an extra week in the quarter.The St. Paul, Minn., company said its net income rose to $53.9 million, or...

Artificial Cornea Offers Long-Term Vision

August 25, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The results of a two-year study are as good as those achieved with donor corneas.

Medicare Approves New Technology Add-On Payments of up to $53,000 for SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart Through FY 2011

August 25, 2010 6:34 pm | by SynCardia | News | Comments

On Aug. 16, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its FY 2011 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule, approving new technology add-on payments of up to $53,000 for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) through FY 2011. The...

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Medical company MAKO names new director

August 25, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device company MAKO Surgical Corp. said Wednesday that Richard Pettingill has joined the company's board of directors.Pettingill was president and chief executive officer of Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Minnesota's largest health care organization, from 2002 until his retirement in...

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JCI table of contents: Aug. 25, 2010

August 25, 2010 2:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Journal of Clinical Investigation) This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for papers to be published Aug. 25, 2010, in the JCI: Applying stem cell technology to liver diseases; Antifreeze molecule enhances survival of bacteria-carrying ticks; Immune...

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Use the common cold virus to target and disrupt cancer cells?

August 25, 2010 2:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Salk Institute) A novel mechanism used by adenovirus to sidestep the cell's suicide program, could go a long way to explain how tumor suppressor genes are silenced in tumor cells and pave the way for a new type of targeted cancer therapy, report researchers at the Salk Institute for...

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Hansen Medical, St. Jude become partners

August 25, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hansen Medical Inc. said Wednesday it signed a deal with St. Jude Medical to sell new products based on their technologies for treating heart rhythm disorders.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Hansen said the deal will integrate St. Jude's EnSite Velocity Cardiac Mapping System with Hansen's...

University of Pennsylvania-led study identifies new genetic risk factor for Lou Gehrig's disease

August 25, 2010 1:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pennsylvania) An international study led by biologists and neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania has identified a new genetic risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

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MEMSIC introduces industry's first low-drift Mems vertical Gyro

August 25, 2010 1:39 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

VG800 - precision IMU + attitude Angles for navigation and stabilization

Bestech Australia offers low noise MEMS gyroscopes from Gladiator technologies

August 25, 2010 1:39 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Bestech Australia presents the all new G100Z range of gyroscopes from Gladiator Technologies.

Qualcomm to spend $2 billion on e-ink-busting mirasol display plant

August 25, 2010 1:39 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

According to an article from Journalist Kit Eaton, Qualcomm is about to invest some $2 billion in small change in a new plant for Mirasol displays--the half-LCD/half-e-ink screen tech that can play video in sunlight. It's all thanks to a "major client." Are we talking Amazon here?

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