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An Implant Could Ease Balance Problems

October 27, 2010 9:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A patient has received the first ear implant to treat a balance disorder; researchers hope it leads to similar devices that are even more complex.

Universal Health posts higher 3Q profit

October 27, 2010 6:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc. said Wednesday its profit increased nearly 9 percent in the third quarter as revenue edged higher.Universal Health lowered the top end of its projected range for 2010 earnings, sending shares lower in after-hours trading.The company reported net...

Gen-Probe to Webcast Two Upcoming Investor Presentations

October 27, 2010 6:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 27 /- Gen-Probe Incorporated (Nasdaq: GPRO ) announced today that the Company will present at the Oppenheimer 21st Annual Healthcare Conference in New York on November 2, 2010 at 11:25 a.m. Eastern time, and at the Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual Healthcare Conference in...


Free Diabetes Health Program Saturday, Oct. 30 at Jefferson State Community College

October 27, 2010 4:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 27 /- The Institute for Health Protection (IHP), in partnership with Roche Diabetes Care, the makers of ACCU-CHEK® products and services, and Jefferson State Community College, will host a free community diabetes program at JSCC's Shelby-Hoover campus this...


Abstracts for the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium in Berlin go up online on Friday, Oct. 29

October 27, 2010 3:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) The majority of the abstracts to be presented at the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on "molecular targets and cancer therapeutics? will go up online two weeks before the meeting at midnight CET on Friday, Oct. 29, and can be reported from that...


ESHRE publishes English textbook for paramedics

October 27, 2010 3:30 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) A Dutch textbook, in layout and depth of knowledge suitable for paramedics and for use in higher professional education, was the basis for this European textbook. It is the first to be written for nurses working in reproductive health.


Affymetrix posts penny profit in 3Q; cuts expenses

October 27, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Affymetrix Inc., which makes genetic testing technology, said Wednesday it posted a profit in the third quarter despite lower revenue, as cost-cutting helped it turn around from a loss a year earlier.Net income was $968,000, or 1 cent per share. In the same period last year, Affymetrix's net...

Spectranetics loss widens in 3Q as expenses rise

October 27, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Spectranetics Corp. said Wednesday that its third-quarter loss widened as expenses climbed and revenue grew just 3 percent.For the July-September quarter, Spectranetics, which makes single-use medical devices used in cardiovascular procedures, reported a loss of $12.7...


1000 Genomes Project publishes analysis of completed pilot phase

October 27, 2010 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) Today in the journal Nature, the 1000 Genomes Project, an international public-private consortium, published the most comprehensive map of human genetic differences, called variations, estimated to contain approximately 95 percent of the genetic...


AMAG gets FDA warning for misbranding drugs

October 27, 2010 12:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The FDA has sent a letter to the CEO of AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc., warning the company that websites promoting two FDA-approved products omit information about risks associated with the drug products.

Prostate Oncology Specialists Among First in the Nation to Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients With PROVENGE

October 27, 2010 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Oct. 27 /- Prostate Oncology Specialists, Inc. of Marina del Rey is among the first sites in the nation to treat advanced prostate cancer patients with PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T), the first in a new therapeutic class known as autologous cellular immunotherapies....


Abbott Statement: Abbott Provides Support for Cholera Relief Efforts in Haiti

October 27, 2010 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Haiti relief efforts build on Abbott's existing philanthropic partnerships to expand access to health care in the country.  Since 2007, Abbott and the Abbott Fund have provided more than $34 million in grants and product donations to help address health needs in Haiti, including...


Tengion Reviews Pipeline Progress at First Analyst and Investor Meeting; Strategic & Clinical Updates Provided for Regenerative Medicine Programs

October 27, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Oct. 27 /- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN ), a leader in regenerative medicine, reviewed pipeline progress at its first Analyst and Investor Meeting which was held today in New York City.  The event featured updates and discussions of milestones and key data for the...


Founder of Northstar Healthcare takes control, returns as chief executive

October 27, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The founder and first chief executive of Northstar Healthcare Inc. (TSX:NHC) is returning, having recently acquired a majority ownership stake in the company. Donald Kramer will be Northstar's CEO, replacing Steve Linehan who is leaving the company. Northstar owns or manages surgical centres in...

GTC Biotherapeutics makes a profit by regaining ATryn drug rights

October 27, 2010 10:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

GTC Biotherapeutics Inc. reported a profit of $3.5 million for the third quarter of 2010, compared with a loss of $5.1 million, or 48 cents per share, for the third quarter of 2009.



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