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Initial Trials on New Ovarian Cancer Tests Exhibit Extremely High Accuracy

August 11, 2010 5:34 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have attained very promising results on their initial investigations of a new test for ovarian cancer. Using a new technique involving mass spectrometry of a single drop of blood serum, the test correctly identified women with ovarian...


Will Federal Grant Give New Life to Data Exchange?

August 11, 2010 4:55 am | by Lorraine Fernandes | Articles | Comments

The recent federal announcement of its $547 million grant release to facilitate Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) at the state level seems like new life is being given to the data exchange landscape.

China Kanghui prices IPO, raises $68.4 million

August 11, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese medical device maker China Kanghui Holdings priced shares of its initial public offering in the middle of its expected range, raising $68.4 million, the company said late Tuesday.China Kanghui makes orthopedic implants. The company and its stockholders priced 6.7 million American...


Spinal muscular atrophy may also affect the heart

August 10, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Nationwide Children's Hospital) Along with skeletal muscles, it may be important to monitor heart function in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). These are the findings from a study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital and published online ahead of print in Human...


Total Artificial Heart Manufacturer Launches Industry's 1st E-Commerce Site

August 10, 2010 6:36 pm | by SynCardia | News | Comments

On Aug. 11, SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced the launch of its new online store, SynCardia is the first company in the mechanical circulatory support industry to make its products available to...


ASU, Phoenix College collaborate on innovative medical lab program

August 10, 2010 4:34 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

A unique partnership between the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation and Phoenix College has made earning a bachelor's degree easier and more more


CareFusion to cut 700 jobs; posts strong 4Q profit

August 10, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker CareFusion Corp. said on Tuesday it plans to eliminate 700 jobs in restructuring aimed at saving more than $100 million a year, while it posted better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.For the three months ended June 30, CareFusion said net income fell to...

Medical students open to learning with video games

August 10, 2010 1:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Michigan Health System) Today's college students were raised with a digital mouse in their hands. So it should be no surprise that a majority of medical school students surveyed say video games and virtual reality environments could help them become better doctors....


Mindray Medical shares fall on 2Q revenue miss

August 10, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of China's Mindray Medical International Ltd. tumbled sharply Tuesday after the medical device maker posted weaker-than-expected revenue for the second quarter and trimmed its full-year forecast."While we achieved better-than-expected international sales, lower-than-expected government...

S & P shuffles SmallCap 600 index, shares get boost

August 10, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's gave a boost to the stocks of three companies after it announced plans to add them to its SmallCap 600 index.S&P said it will make the following changes:— Orion Marine Group Inc. will replace Odyssey HealthCare Inc. after the close of trading on Monday. Shares of the marine...

Vertex: Shorter therapy with hep C drug is OK

August 10, 2010 10:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced that a late-stage clinical trial has found that doubling the length of therapy for its hepatitis C drug candidate does not substantially increase the benefit.

Another buyout adds to iMedx med transcription leadership

August 10, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Medical transcription firm iMedX Inc., of Shelton, Conn., has announced its acquisition of Louisiana-based MedTech Transcriptions Inc. The buyout is the fifth acquisition iMedX has completed in 12 months.

Study Shows Physicians Reluctant to Use Chemoprevention for Prostate Cancer -

August 10, 2010 10:33 am | by AACR | News | Comments

• Use of finasteride for prostate cancer prevention has not increased. • Experts expect a slow adoption of chemoprevention strategies. PHILADELPHIA - Despite the dramatic results of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT), which showed a significant reduction in prostate cancer among...


New Findings Further Clarify Breast Cancer Risk With Hormone Therapy

August 10, 2010 10:33 am | by AACR | News | Comments

• Risk varied according to BMI, with greater risks for thinner women. • Longer duration of hormone therapy increased breast cancer risk. PHILADELPHIA - A new analysis of the California Teachers Study, which analyzed hormone replacement therapy use among 2,857 women for almost 10 years,...


How did we ever survive the great H1N1 outbreak?

August 10, 2010 10:21 am | Blogs | Comments

Well, the worst is over. We are now in a post pandemic state. Who knew we'd make it through OK. Many media reports would have had you thinking otherwise. So, now in reflection, is it apparent that all the hype


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