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Tufts graduate students win $10,000 prizes

June 16, 2010 5:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Tufts University) Four Tufts graduate students have won $10,000 from the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge for their research into solutions to some of the world's most urgent social, economic and environmental challenges. Tufts is one of a select number of...

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ESC supports traffic light food labeling vote

June 16, 2010 5:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society of Cardiology) The European Society of Cardiology and its branch, the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, are joining forces with 12 other European Health and consumer communities to urge MEPs to vote in favor of a traffic light...

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FDA/CDRH Public Meeting: Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs), Date July 19-20, 2010

June 16, 2010 5:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Since the implementation of the 1976 Medical Device Amendments, the FDA has generally exercised enforcement discretion and not enforced applicable regulations with respect to LDTs, a class of in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) that are manufactured, including...

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Kinetic gets FDA clearance for surgical system(3)

June 16, 2010 5:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kinetic Concepts Inc., a medical technology company, said Wednesday it received Food and Drug Administration clearance to sell its Prevena Incision Management system used for surgical procedures.The product is a wound therapy device used to removing potentially infectious materials from...

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Covidien to pay $250 million for Somanetics

June 16, 2010 4:38 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Covidien plc agrees to pay $250 million in cash to acquire oximetry device maker Somanetics Corp. at $25 per share. Covidien plc (NYSE:COV) continued to streamline its medical device operations with the latest acquisition in a series of buys and sells: a $250 million cash...

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Covidien Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Somanetics Corporation

June 16, 2010 3:40 am | by Covidien | News | Comments

Expands monitoring platform with market-leading technology Complements existing sales infrastructure; geographic expansion opportunities Strong portfolio of clinical research DUBLIN & TROY, Mich., Jun 16, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) and Somanetics Corporation...

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Henry Schein to Present at the Goldman Sachs 31st Annual Global Healthcare Conference

June 16, 2010 3:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MELVILLE, N.Y. , June 16 /- Henry Schein , Inc., (Nasdaq: HSIC ), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, announced today that Steven Paladino , the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Goldman...

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Isis Pharmaceuticals to Present at The Wells Fargo 2010 Healthcare Conference

June 16, 2010 3:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif. , June 16 /- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS ), the leader in antisense therapeutics, today announced that management will present a company overview at Wells Fargo's 2010 Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. ET at the InterContinental...

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HealthTronics says Cryocare CS system approved(17)

June 15, 2010 11:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical equipment maker HealthTronics Inc. said Tuesday that it received Food and Drug Administration clearance for the Cryocare CS system, which uses extreme cold to treat cancer of the kidneys and prostate.The Cryocare system includes ultrasound technology, insulated cryoprobes, and a...

Startup to Offer Patients a Genetic Profile of their Cancer

June 15, 2010 8:39 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Foundation Medicine will provide a personalized picture of a patient's disease.

Plastic Antibodies Fight Toxins

June 15, 2010 8:39 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Polymers that mimic the body's natural defenses could be a new class of inexpensive therapeutics.

Little is understood about alcohol's effect on fetal development, Georgetown researchers say

June 15, 2010 8:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgetown University Medical Center) It's long been known that alcohol use in pregnancy can lead to children with mental retardation and birth defects, but researchers who study fetal alcohol syndrome have not made definitive progress on preventing the disorder, detecting it...

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Novel paclitaxel formulation encouraging for treating advanced lung cancer

June 15, 2010 3:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) The June edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology features a study aimed at determining the optimal dose of the chemotherapy drug nab-paclitaxel with carboplatin as a first-line therapy in patients with non-small cell lung...

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Inflammatory diseases: Scientists identify antiviral defense

June 15, 2010 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Montreal) Canadian researchers have discovered a new way the body combats respiratory viral infections. In the prestigious journal PLoS Pathogens, scientists from the University of Montreal and the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center explain how the NOX2...

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Lung cancer research concludes that early diagnosis as key for improving survival

June 15, 2010 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Research published in the June edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology sought to investigate the time trends of surgical outcomes of patients with non-small cell lung cancer between 1979 and 2008. The incidence of lung...

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