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Preliminary Research Results Suggest up to 70% Reduction in Dose for Positron Emission Mammography Imaging

August 23, 2010 10:31 pm | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24 /- In a recent study presented at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 52nd Annual Meeting, researchers at the University of Washington showed that 18FDG dose for Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) may be reduced by as much as 70% without altering...


INOMAX DS Drug-Delivery System: Class I Recall - Risk of Interruption of Drug Flow

August 23, 2010 6:33 pm | News | Comments

Potential for failure of a pressure switch, which may have an impact on the administration of INOMAX for inhalation to patients.

Cactus genes connect modern Mexico to its prehistoric past(3)

August 23, 2010 5:33 pm | News | Comments

(Oxford University Press) In prehistoric times farmers across the world domesticated wild plants to create an agricultural revolution. As a result the ancestral plants have been lost, causing problems for anyone studying the domestication process of modern-day varieties, but that...


3M lands contract with health care firm Premier

August 23, 2010 4:45 pm | News | Comments

3M Co., which makes Post-Its, Scotch Tape and thousands of other products, said Monday it landed a contract with health care company Premier Inc. to provide sterilization assurance products.Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.Under the deal, 3M's sterilization assurance products...

Low bone mineral density common in children and teenagers with inflammatory bowel disease

August 23, 2010 4:39 pm | News | Comments

(University of Gothenburg) A thesis from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) is the first in Scandinavia to study the occurrence of low bone mineral density in children and teenagers with inflammatory bowel disease. Half of the patients in the study showed signs of low bone...


Cactus genes connect modern Mexico to its prehistoric past(2)

August 23, 2010 4:39 pm | News | Comments

Oxford University Press

Team Health Holdings elects James Bierman to board

August 23, 2010 1:45 pm | News | Comments

Health care staffing company Team Health Holdings Inc. said Monday it named James L. Bierman to its board of directors.The company also named him chairman of the board's audit committee.Bierman is currently senior vice president and chief financial officer of Owens & Minor Inc., a distributor...

Understanding cancer using the fruit fly

August 23, 2010 1:38 pm | News | Comments

(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) Changes to proteins in a cell underlay many cancers. Rui Martinho at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), in Portugal, in collaboration with researchers in Ghent (Belgium) and Bergen (Norway) will use the fruit fly to understand exactly how...


Educational pioneer BioEYES goes Down Under

August 23, 2010 1:38 pm | News | Comments

(Carnegie Institution) The innovative, educational, outreach program BioEYES has now been adopted by the University of Melbourne and the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute. The down-under partnership program debuts this August. BioEYES is designed to foster an interest in...


PMA Final Decisions for July 2010

August 23, 2010 1:38 pm | News | Comments

These are Premarket Approvals (PMA), Product Development Protocols (PDP), Supplement and Notice Decisions for July 2010.

Haas Machining Technology Scholarships to Fuel Pipeline with Highly-Skilled Workers

August 23, 2010 1:38 pm | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., August 9, 2010 — The Gene Haas Foundation has provided a $150,000 grant to the SME Education Foundation to help qualified students interested in machine operation and maintenance coursework take advantage of the Haas Machining Technology Scholarship. More

Bulkley takes helm at Fluidnet

August 23, 2010 1:37 pm | News | Comments

Fluidnet Corp., a New Hampshire developer of intravenous fluid pumps, has appointed Benjamin Bulkley as president and CEO of the company. Bulkley has begun working in the position and follows previous CEO Jeffrey Carlisle, who will serve as chief innovation officer at Fluidnet.

Harvard Bioscience buys Coulbourn Instruments

August 23, 2010 1:37 pm | News | Comments

Harvard Bioscience Inc. has added to its 20 wholly-owned subsidiaries with its latest acquisition of behavioral measurement products developer Coulbourn Instruments.

World Health Organization Grants Prequalification to Prevenar 13*, Pfizer's 13-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Infants and Young Children

August 23, 2010 1:36 pm | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 /- The World Health Organization (WHO) has granted prequalification to Prevenar 13* (Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed])for active immunization of infants and children from 6 weeks through five years of age against invasive disease,...


Alexion's R.I. site approved as second drug manufacturing site

August 23, 2010 1:35 pm | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Smithfield, R.I.-based manufacturing facility as a second source of commercial supply its drug Soliris, a treatment for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.



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