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Robotic Surgery: Medicine or Marketing?

June 13, 2010 7:41 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

An Ethical and Clinical Exploration of the Pros & Cons of Robotic Surgery PHILADELPHIA , June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robotic surgery -- is it truly an advance for modern medicine, or just a product of slick consumer advertising campaigns and targeted marketing to physicians?...

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Questcor Receives Notification of PDUFA Date Extension to September 11, 2010

June 13, 2010 7:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

UNION CITY, Calif. , June 11 /- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR ) today announced that it has received notification from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that the PDUFA date for Questcor's supplemental new drug application (sNDA) to approve Acthar for the...

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Boehringer Ingelheim Affirms Safety of Telmisartan With an Analysis of 50,000 Patients and Strongly Disagrees With the Publication of Sipahi et al in Lancet Oncology June 2010

June 13, 2010 7:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. , June 13 /- Telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker, is one of the best researched drugs worldwide. It has been studied in clinical trials in more than 50,000 patients. Its positive safety profile has been confirmed also in a market exposure of 34.5 million patient...

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Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Names Envoy Medical a Company to Watch

June 13, 2010 7:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAINT PAUL, Minn. , June 11 /- Envoy Medical Corporation has been named by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry as one of the "50 Companies to Watch" in the medical device industry. Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry ("MD+DI"), a monthly magazine dedicated to the medical device and...

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Zargis to Launch FDA-Cleared Lung Sounds Analysis Technology from Stethographics, Inc.

June 13, 2010 7:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

STAMFORD, Conn. , June 11 /- Zargis Medical Corp., a majority-owned subsidiary of Speedus Corp. (Nasdaq: SPDE ), today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Boston -based Stethographics, Inc. providing an exclusive license to patented, FDA-cleared Stethographics lung sounds...

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Children born after assisted reproduction at greater risk of congenital malformations

June 13, 2010 2:40 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society of Human Genetics) Couples considering undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment should be informed about the increased risk of congenital malformation posed by the use of ART.

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University Hospitals Case Medical Center cardiologists discover cancer risks in blood pressure meds

June 13, 2010 2:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University Hospitals Case Medical Center) University Hospitals Case Medical Center cardiologists have uncovered new research showing an increased risk of cancer with a group of blood pressure medications known as angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs). This class of drugs is used by...

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Small genetic variant can predict response to hepatitis C treatment

June 12, 2010 2:42 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society of Human Genetics) A small genetic change can predict how people infected with hepatitis C react to treatment, paving the way to personalized therapy for this difficult-to-treat disease.

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Summary Information for: Ethicon? OMNEX? Surgical Sealant (250 & mu;l)

June 12, 2010 3:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for Ethicon? OMNEX? Surgical Sealant (250μl) (P060029).

Distant Chemistry Sparks Thoughts Of Life

June 11, 2010 3:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Researchers studying the chemical makeup of the atmosphere around Saturn's moon Titan have detected imbalances that, some say, could be signs of life. Jonathan Lunine, a scientist on the Cassini mission to Saturn, says it's too soon to plan a solar-system-wide block party.

Research Tries To Lessen Food Allergies' Bite

June 11, 2010 3:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found flaws in how food allergies -- abnormal responses to foods triggered by the body's immune system -- are diagnosed. New guidelines on dealing with food allergies are scheduled for publication this fall.

Scientists Forever Blowing Bubbles

June 11, 2010 3:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

James Bird estimates that he watched thousands of bubbles pop while he was getting his doctorate at Harvard University. With the help of high-speed cameras, he and his colleagues discovered that bubbles birth baby bubbles when they burst, with implications ranging from hot tubs to global climate.

Does Multitasking Lead To A More Productive Brain?

June 11, 2010 3:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Multitasking is a trademark of modern office work, but is it really more productive? Research suggests the brain is actually more efficient when focusing on one task at a time. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the benefits and drawbacks of multitasking, and ways to limit distractions.

Brains, Like Red Wine, Get Better With Age

June 11, 2010 3:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind, New York Times health and medical science editor Barbara Strauch writes about ways the brain actually improves with age, and discusses what recent studies say about keeping the brain in tip-top shape.

FDA: Design Control Issues Remain Major Quality Assurance Concern

June 11, 2010 1:40 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Although design control issues have not been cited often in recent warning letters, they remain a big concern for the FDA.

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