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Adaptation in mole blood aids tunnelling

July 19, 2010 6:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(BioMed Central) "Super hemoglobin" allows moles to thrive underground. Researchers writing in the open-access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology have made the first identification of an adaptation in the blood of Eastern moles which allows more efficient transport of carbon dioxide,...

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New biotech company grows from MCG diabetes and genomic research

July 19, 2010 6:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Medical College of Georgia) A new biotech company has grown out of laboratory and clinical studies at the Medical College of Georgia with the goal of improving the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and cancer. Dr. Jin-Xiong She, director of the MCG Center for Biotechnology and...

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Slim- 30 Herb Supplement: Undeclared Drug Ingredient

July 19, 2010 6:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Product found to contain undeclared N-Desmethyl Sibutramine and traces of Sibutramine.

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MDMA (Ecstasy)-assisted psychotherapy relieves treatment-resistant PTSD

July 19, 2010 4:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(SAGE Publications UK) MDMA (also known as Ecstasy), may one day offer hope for individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), even people for whom other treatments have failed. Clinical trial results out today in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, published by SAGE,...

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Johnny Quickparts Gets a Quote - Episode 2

July 19, 2010 1:31 am | by JohnnyQuickparts | Videos | Comments

With American manufacturing prowess at stake and with time running out, Johnny quickly explores the different options available for obtaining a rapid prototype quote for his new engineered part that just might save the world. It's do or die in this exciting second episode of Johnny's...

Healthscope recommends Carlyle, TPG takeover bid

July 18, 2010 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Healthscope Ltd., Australia's second-largest private hospital operator, said Monday its board has unanimously recommended a 2 billion Australian dollar ($1.72 billion) takeover offer from U.S. private equity firms Carlyle Group and TPG Capital.Carlyle and TPG have offered AU$6.26 a share for...

Microbial world's use of metals mostly unmapped

July 18, 2010 12:34 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Microbes boast a broader and more diverse array of metal-driven chemical processes than scientists imagined. In fact, most have yet to be discovered, according to a first-of-its-kind technique that catalogs all of the metals in a microbe. The method could lead to innovative clean energy...

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Long-term care of HIV survivors needs additional research, attention

July 18, 2010 2:32 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

As more effective treatments extend the lives of people with HIV, physicians need to research how best to provide care for these 'HIV survivors' as they age and acquire other chronic ailments, said experts at Baylor College of Medicine in a commentary that appears today in The Journal of...

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HIV testing should be routine in cancer care

July 18, 2010 12:33 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

In 2006, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended routine HIV testing in all healthcare settings as long as patients are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' or refuse the test. That recommendation is not widely followed, but it should be – especially in...

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Groundbreaking New Lung Imaging System

July 17, 2010 10:31 am | by ISRAEL21cdotcom | Videos | Comments

The FDA recently approved a groundbreaking new non-invasive, radiation-free lung imaging system created by Deep Breeze, Ltd, an Israeli company in Or Akiva. It is viewed by some as the most important medical imaging technology since ultrasound. It is being marketed by GE Healthcare in...

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ArmaGen® Re-engineers Erythropoietin for Brain Penetration

July 16, 2010 5:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES , July 16 /- Human erythropoietin (EPO) is a potent neuroprotective agent for multiple brain disorders, including stroke, brain and spinal cord injury, and Parkinson's disease. However, EPO drug development for the brain is limited, because EPO does not cross the blood-brain...

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FDA Consumer Health Information - Stolen Inhalers Pose Risk

July 16, 2010 5:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md. , July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public should be on the lookout for stolen inhalers after some were found in a number of pharmacies. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the safety and effectiveness of the stolen Advair Diskus inhalers cannot be assured,...

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China Sky One Medical's Chief Financial Officer's Health Issues to Restrict His Availability to Investors

July 16, 2010 5:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HARBIN, China , July 16 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that...

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Jiangchuan Macrolide Facility Update

July 16, 2010 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHENGDU, China , July 16 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical (NYSE Amex: TPI ), a pharmaceutical company that specializes in patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese medicine and branded generics provides progress update on its Jiangchuan macrolide...

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MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Symposium Announces Sponsors

July 16, 2010 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. , July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation has announced that eight leading manufacturers are among the initial sponsors of the 2nd International Symposium on MR-guided Focused Ultrasound, scheduled for October 17 through 20 near...

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