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Surgical lens might not be best treatment for congenital cataracts

May 13, 2010 7:43 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Surgically implanting lenses in the eyes of infants born with cataracts might increase the rate of surgical complications, said a Baylor College of Medicine eye specialist who took part in a study comparing the use of a contact lens with surgically placing a plastic lens in the baby's eye...

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High hopes battle big Q3 losses at pSivida

May 13, 2010 7:43 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Ophthalmic drug-delivery device maker pSivida Corp. posts a $2.7 million net loss in its fiscal third quarter, as revenues shrink following a contract expiration in December....

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Scientists Alter Developing Brain to Resemble That of Another Species

May 13, 2010 7:43 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Biologists have been able to change the brain of a developing fish embryo to resemble that of another species.

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Patients' Social Network Predicts Drug Outcomes

May 13, 2010 7:43 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Startup PatientsLikeMe is harvesting and analyzing patient information in a whole new way.

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BIO and Campbell Alliance Release Two New Industry Reports on Deal-Making Trends at the 2010 BIO International Convention

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by Biotechnology Industry Organization | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, May 05, 2010) - Contact: Tracy Krughoffhttps://mail.bio.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=9befde954658457088aacd2471380c27&URL=http%3a%2f%2fconvention.bio.org%2f 202-279-0536...

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Class I Medical Device Recall: GE Healthcare Aisys and Avance Anesthesia Systems

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Aisys and Avance Anesthesia Systems are prescription devices used in healthcare settings under the supervision of a physician. They are intended to provide general inhalation anesthesia and ventilation support to a wide range of patients. These device

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New research shows cardiologists can quickly detect significant coronary artery disease using a non-invasive simple, short respiratory stress test

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Edelman Public Relations) Newly published data confirm a non-invasive respiratory stress response can quickly and accurately measure the presence of significant coronary artery disease, the leading cause of cardiovascular death worldwide.

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GE Healthcare Aisys and Avance Anesthesia Systems: Recall

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Defective control board wiring harnesses can cause the machine to unexpectedly shut down, terminating ventilation, anesthetic delivery, and potentially patient monitoring.

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HCA hospitals pioneer revolutionary real time hygiene auditing system

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

HCA's six leading independent hospitals in central London have all been awarded the top five star status for cleanliness and safety in the first UK survey by the revolutionary electronic Quality Inspection Tool, e-QIT. The hospitals, The Wellington, The London Bridge Hospital, The Harley...

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AVID Radiopharmaceuticals, Cardinal Health reach milestone in Alzheimer's research

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by Cardinal Health | News | Comments

More than 100 sites, 700 patients have participated in clinical trials to determine whether AVID's molecular imaging agent Florbetapir F 18 can detect Alzheimer's disease

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TANDBERG Video Conferencing Sales Up 39% In UK Healthcare Sector

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

Kings Fund Report, EU Directives, doctor training and working hours as well as NHS Green Agenda support growing demand from the market leading vendor in 2009 LONDON, 16th April 2010— TANDBERG, the leading global provider of Telepresence, high-definition video conferencing and mobile...

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athenahealth Taps IBM to Streamline Back Office Processes, Improve Data Capture for Physicians

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM today announced that it has signed a business process services agreement with athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHN) a leading provider of Internet-based business services for physician practices. The engagement will enable athenahealth to focus its resources on simplifying and improving...

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ERT Agrees to Acquire the Research Services Business of CareFusion

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, PA, 30 April 2010. ERT (NASDAQ: ERES), a global provider of technology and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, announced today that it has agreed to acquire the research services division of CareFusion Corporation (CRS), for $81...

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RapidArc super-fast, super-accurate radiotherapy systems prove their worth at The Harley Street Clinic in central London

May 13, 2010 7:42 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

RapidArc - the biggest advance in linear accelerator radiotherapy for many years - has proved to be a great success at the renowned Harley Street Clinic in London.RapidArc delivers radiotherapy faster and with a greater level of accuracy than previous linear accelerators. Linked to a...

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Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy Could Lead to Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Children

May 13, 2010 7:41 am | by AACR | News | Comments

• Despite public health warnings, drinking is still high among pregnant women. • AML risk increased 56 percent among children of those who drank alcohol. PHILADELPHIA - Although acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is relatively rare in children, drinking alcohol during pregnancy could increase...

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