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Large Meta-Analysis Further Validates Benefit of Measuring Lp-PLA2 for Coronary Heart Disease and Ischemic Stroke Risk Assessment

May 19, 2010 7:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , May 19 /- A meta-analysis of approximately 80,000 individuals from 32 prospective studies was published in The Lancet on May 1, 2010 . The data shows that elevated levels of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), a vascular-specific inflammatory...

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Drug in New Class of Targeted Therapies Shows Early Promise Against Blood-Related Cancers

May 19, 2010 7:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HACKENSACK, N.J. , May 19 /- A Phase I clinical trial of SNS-032, one of the first in a new class of drugs that inhibit cyclin-dependent kinases, demonstrated the drug's safety and potential clinical action against advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Cyclin-dependent kinases are...

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Clinical Data Demonstrates That LYSTEDA Significantly Reduced Menstrual Blood Loss and Limitations on Social, Leisure and Physical Activities in Women With Cyclic HMB

May 19, 2010 7:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO , May 19 /- Five presentations reporting the results of two placebo-controlled clinical trials evaluating Ferring Pharmaceuticals' LYSTEDAâ„¢ (tranexamic acid) tablets, a novel, first-in-class, non-hormonal therapy indicated for treatment of women with cyclic heavy...

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Medical Product Outsourcing Magazine Announces the First Annual CardioTec Conference

May 19, 2010 7:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RAMSEY, N.J. , May 19 /- Registration is now open for CardioTec, the first and only conference dedicated to addressing the challenges facing the cardiovascular device manufacturing industry. This event, sponsored by Medical Product Outsourcing magazine, invites OEM professionals and...

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Stock sale gain lifts Abiomed to 1Q profit

May 19, 2010 7:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Heart device maker Abiomed Inc. on Wednesday reported a return to profitability for the fiscal fourth quarter on the sale of its stake in World Heart Corp., which netted $6.4 million.For the quarter ended March 31, Abiomed said it earned $193,000, or a penny per share, compared with a loss of...

Formation of plexiform lesions in experimental severe pulmonary arterial hypertension

May 19, 2010 6:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) A new preclinical model of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) may lead to improved research and ultimately better therapies for this life-threatening problem, according to its developers, researchers at the University of South Alabama.

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At-home sleep testing equal to overnight in a sleep lab in treatment results

May 19, 2010 6:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may no longer have to spend an expensive and uncomfortable night at a sleep center to monitor their sleep-disordered breathing. According to new research, those who performed sleep testing in their...

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Lancet article highlights hope in the tuberculosis

May 19, 2010 6:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(GCI Health- TB Alliance) According to a paper published today in the Lancet, there is unprecedented progress in the development of the global tuberculosis (TB) drug pipeline with 10 drug candidates currently in clinical development. The paper was written by a team of renowned...

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Dynamic HIV testing

May 19, 2010 6:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) A relatively simple electronic gadget could speed up HIV/AIDS diagnostics and improve accuracy particularly in parts of the world with very limited access to health-care workers. The device is described in the International Journal of Biomedical...

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Stand Up To Cancer Returns to Primetime with a Star-studded Broadcast on September 10th

May 19, 2010 6:35 am | by AACR | News | Comments

May 19, 2010 (Los Angeles / New York) – Two years after an historic fundraising telecast and the start of a groundbreaking grassroots movement, Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) will return to primetime television on September 10, 2010, at 8PM EST & PST / 7PM CT, with a star-studded appeal to...

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Boston Scientific Launches Sterling® SL Balloon Catheter in U.S. and Europe

May 19, 2010 5:36 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Company expands Sterling line of peripheral angioplasty balloon catheters to include long balloons designed for below-the-knee procedures

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Gates Foundation Grant Awarded for Innovative Global Health Research

May 19, 2010 4:37 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Todd Sulcheck, a Georgia Tech mechanical engineering assistant professor, has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to design multi-functional microparticles that can fight infectious diseases.

New Study Reveals Ways to Better Inhibit Blood Clots

May 19, 2010 4:37 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new study reveals factors that improve the activity of synthetic fibrin “knobs”, which bind to “holes” on fibrinogen molecules to prevent blood clot formation. It also identifies a knob mimic with a 10-fold higher affinity for holes than current mimics.

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Join us at COMS 2010

May 19, 2010 2:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

August 29 ? Sept 2, 2010 - Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa - Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico (between Albuquerque & Santa Fe)

TEGAL receives silicon drie tool order from Uppsala University

May 19, 2010 2:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Tegal 110 S/DE tool for silicon and dielectric DRIE will be used to develop actuators for biomedical applications, chemical and biological sensors, and advanced power devices

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