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Data from Multiple Clinical Trials of OrbusNeich's Genous™ Bio-engineered R Stent™ Demonstrate Safety and Effectiveness Across Challenging Patient Subsets as Presented at TCT ...

September 25, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /- OrbusNeich today announced that clinical trial results highlighting the company's Genous Bio-engineered R stent and its endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) capture technology across challenging patient subsets were presented during a symposium titled "EPC Capture...


HORIZONS-AMI Trial Provides Superior Outcomes Data at Three Years with TAXUS® Drug-Eluting Stent in Heart Attack Patients

September 25, 2010 9:31 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced three-year follow-up data from the HORIZONS-AMI trial.  The trial, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) wi


Lexiscan® (Regadenoson) Injection Study in Subjects With Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Presented as Late-Breaker at American Society of Nuclear Cardi...

September 25, 2010 7:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25 /- Today Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas") announced results of a Phase IV study showing Lexiscan® (regadenoson) Injection was comparable to placebo in causing a >15% decrease in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) in subjects with asthma or...


Epogen and Procrit (epoetin alfa): Recall - Particulate Matter in Vials

September 24, 2010 4:33 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Recall due to risks of embolic, thrombotic and other vascular serious adverse events.

AACR Applauds Appointment of Ellen V. Sigal, Ph.D., to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors

September 24, 2010 3:33 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Association for Cancer Research applauds the appointment of Ellen V. Sigal, Ph.D., chairperson and founder of the Friends of Cancer Research, to the board of governors for the new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).


AACR President-elect Testifies Before President’s Cancer Panel

September 24, 2010 3:31 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — AACR President-elect Judy E. Garber, M.D., M.P.H., testified on Sept. 22 before the President's Cancer Panel, "The Future of Cancer Research: Accelerating Scientific Innovation." The panel is exploring progress achieved since the National Cancer Act of 1971, and...


World's Most Precise Clocks Test Relativity

September 24, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The world's most precise clocks can reveal tiny time dilations predicted by Einstein's theory of relativity -- but that's not all. Tom O'Brian of the National Institute for Standards and Technology talks about using these precise clocks in everything from cell phones to satellites.

Defining Human Uniqueness In 'Almost Chimpanzee'

September 24, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Humans and chimpanzees share very similar genes -- some analyses peg the differences at just 1 percent. But in his book Almost Chimpanzee, science writer Jon Cohen focuses on our differences, from the way we eat and communicate to our susceptibilities to disease and aging.


Who Decides The Price Of Human Life?

September 24, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Personalized medicine promises to deliver more tailored health care. But what if a person's genes reveal he won't get much benefit from the only available treatment? Ethicist Leonard Fleck discusses the tough decisions Americans face in deciding whether to pay for others' expensive treatments.

Drilling Down To Rescue Miners

September 24, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Three separate rigs are drilling escape shafts to free the 33 miners trapped half a mile beneath the Atacama desert in Chile. Mine safety advocate Davitt McAteer and drilling engineer Rudy Lyon discuss the technology being used in the rescue and how miners can be kept out of harm's way.

Forensic Artists Use Talent To Solve Crimes

September 24, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Many police departments use forensic artists to help solve crimes. From composite sketches to facial reconstructions, the work of these artists combines creativity, science and detective skills. Artist Karen T. Taylor and anthropologist Mary Manhein discuss the science behind forensic art.

From White Paper To Wanted Sign

September 24, 2010 2:32 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Stephen Mancusi worked for the New York Police Department for 27 years as a forensic artist. He specializes in composite sketching -- the process of interviewing victims and witnesses to create a drawing of a perpetrator that is released to help police find suspects.

Health insurer rule draft yields few surprises

September 24, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The framework for a key health care reform rule governing insurance companies wound up falling mostly in line with Wall Street expectations, according to a Leerink Swann analyst.A draft of the rule for medical loss ratios was released Thursday by the National Association of Insurance...

MLSC appoints Borisy, Fuchs, Nelsen to science board

September 24, 2010 12:33 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has appointed three new members to its scientific advisory board, including Gary Borisy of the Marine Biological Laboratory, Rainer Fuchs of Biogen Idec Innovation Incubator, and Lita Nelsen of the MIT technology licensing office.

Electric Dental Handpieces and Electric Oral Bone-cutting Handpieces: Safety Investigation of Patient Burns

September 24, 2010 12:33 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Device overheating may result in serious 1st to 3rd degree patient burns.


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