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EULAR 2010 abstracts are now online

June 16, 2010 10:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) Journalist registrations are now being accepted for EULAR, the European League Against Rheumatism?s eleventh annual meeting, taking place June 16-19, 2010, in Rome, Italy.

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Implantable Electrodes Target Pancreatic Cancer

June 16, 2010 10:37 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers use electric fields to get cancer drugs directly to tumors.

Probiotic therapy cuts risk of VAP in half for some in ICU

June 16, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Daily use of probiotics reduced ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critically ill patients by almost half, according to new research from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb.

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New evidence that smokeless tobacco damages DNA and key enzymes

June 16, 2010 3:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Far from having adverse effects limited to the mouth, smokeless tobacco affects the normal function of a key family of enzymes found in almost every organ in the body, according to the first report on the topic in ACS' monthly journal Chemical Research...

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Questioning the effectiveness of oil dispersants in Gulf oil spill

June 16, 2010 3:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) The widespread belief that chemical dispersants will enhance the breakdown of oil from the Gulf of Mexico disaster is based on weak scientific data. That's among the topics in a comprehensive status report that is the cover story in Chemical &...

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AGA Medical commences trial for stroke-prevention 'plug'

June 16, 2010 3:34 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

AGA Medical Inc. enrolls first subjest in clinical trial of cardiac device for preventing strokes in patients with abnormal heartbeats. By Brandon Glenn AGA Medical Inc. (NSDQ:AGAM) enrolled the first patient in a clinical trial of a cardiac device aimed at preventing strokes...

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Reconfigurable Modular Conveyors: Equipment that Unites Controllers and Engineers

June 16, 2010 12:53 pm | by Dynamic Conveyor Corporation | Articles | Comments

Total cost of ownership in sync with Pre Growth strategies With the economic outlook today, it would appear that controllers and engineers are in direct opposition when searching for methods to enhance the bottom line. Controllers want to reduce expenditures

NSERC awards $3 million for UdeM and Polytechnique training programs

June 16, 2010 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Montreal) Scientists from the Universite de Montreal and its affiliated engineering school, Ecole Polytechnique, have received major funding from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Over $3 million was awarded to enable both institutions...

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Call for Media: ESA's Living Planet Symposium, Bergen, June 28 - July 2

June 16, 2010 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Space Agency) The media are invited to ESA's largest scientific event of the year: the Living Planet Symposium, in Bergen, Norway. The symposium covers all areas of Earth observation, highlighting the results and ESA's planned missions, as well as bringing together the...

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CASMED brings in $1.9 million in private stock sale

June 16, 2010 12:35 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

CAS Medical Systems Inc. completes private placement of common stock for nearly $2 million. CAS Medical Systems Inc. (NSDQ:CASM) closed a sale of $1.9 million worth of common stock to a private group of investors. The Branford, Conn.-based device maker brought in $1.9 million...

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Making the Safe Choice in Coating

June 16, 2010 12:05 pm | by Biocote | Articles | Comments

With commercial survival at the top of everyone’s agenda, many medical device and equipment manufacturers are looking to antimicrobial technology to give their product the edge, or to help them diversify into new markets. As BioCote’s sales manager Graham Harvey

Fertility Drugs Contribute Heavily to Multiple Births

June 16, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

March of Dimes Concerned About Drugs' Role in Crisis of Prematurity WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. , June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The widespread use of fertility drugs, not just high-tech laboratory procedures, plays a major role in causing multiple births and  contributes to the problem...

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SanBio Receives FDA Clearance to Initiate Cell Therapy Clinical Studies for Stroke Recovery

June 16, 2010 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , June 16 /- SanBio Inc. ( www.san-bio.com ) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the clinical testing of their SB623 regenerative medicine product in patients suffering from disability caused by cerebral stroke....

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Changing Times, Convergence Opportunities

June 16, 2010 10:57 am | by Carl Marin | Articles | Comments

The healthcare and life science industries are going through a change in methodology of treatment and cost containment pressures under a focused government controlled or nationally administered health insurance program. These new pressure points are making the pharmaceutical and medical device industry re-evaluate target therapy, point of administration, method of administration, portability of the product, country of origin, associated costs, and convenience for use.

Bacterin International Secures Three-Year Agreement to Distribute Biologic Products to Broadlane's Network of Over 6,000 Medical Facilities

June 16, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BELGRADE, Mont. , June 16 /- Bacterin International, Inc., a developer of revolutionary bone graft material, today announced a three-year agreement to provide its biologic line of products, OsteoSponge®, OsteoSelect®, OsteoSponge SC®, OsteoWrap®, BacFast®, and...

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