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World's Tallest Man Stretches Out for Needed Gamma Knife Surgery

August 26, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, Aug. 26 /- Much of Sultan Kosen's eight feet, two-inch stature rose up in an 17-year period starting at age 10, when the benign tumor in his brain's pituitary gland highjacked the organ, causing it to secrete massive amounts of growth hormone, making Mr. Kosen's body grow fast...


DePuy Orthopaedics Voluntarily Recalls ASRâ„¢ Hip System

August 26, 2010 7:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WARSAW, Ind., Aug. 26 /- DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., announced it is voluntarily recalling the ASRâ„¢ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASRâ„¢ Hip Resurfacing System used in hip replacement surgery due to the number of patients who required a second hip replacement procedure, called a...


LED Delivers Lighting Class Performance

August 26, 2010 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MX-3 LED extends Cree's lighting-class performance to a broader set of applications with enhanced light uniformity and LED-to-LED color consistency.


Insurer Humana names CEO McCallister as chairman

August 26, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. on Thursday named long-standing CEO Michael B. McCallister as chairman, succeeding David A. Jones Jr. who has resigned from the post but will remain on the board.The Louisville, Ky., company did not say why Jones chose to step down. Jones is founder and managing...

Healthcare RFID firm Wavemark lands $4M funding

August 26, 2010 6:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Wavemark Inc., a healthcare RFID tech firm in Littleton, has raised $3.9 million in an equity financing. The company adds RFID technology to expensive medical devices to help medical facilities track the devices.

Who hasn't had dental cavities?

August 26, 2010 6:30 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A research study has for the first time revealed data about dental cavities, periodontal disease, oral treatment needs, the use of dental prostheses and dental hygiene habits among the adult population in the Valencia region. The...


Alere and AirStrip Technologies - a Powerful Collaboration Brings Innovative Remote Patient Monitoring to Obstetrical Care

August 26, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, Aug. 26 /- Alere Health, LLC, a leader in personal health support solutions (a division of Alere Inc.) (NYSE: ALR ), today announced a new collaboration with AirStrip Technologies Inc., a pioneer in mobile medical software development. (Logo:...


Patterson fiscal 1Q profit rises 20 percent

August 26, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dental and veterinary products supplier Patterson Cos. Inc. said Thursday its fiscal first quarter profit climbed 20 percent, as sales for its two largest businesses rose and the company had an extra week in the quarter.The St. Paul, Minn., company said its net income rose to $53.9 million, or...


Artificial Cornea Offers Long-Term Vision

August 25, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The results of a two-year study are as good as those achieved with donor corneas.

Medicare Approves New Technology Add-On Payments of up to $53,000 for SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart Through FY 2011

August 25, 2010 6:34 pm | by SynCardia | News | Comments

On Aug. 16, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its FY 2011 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule, approving new technology add-on payments of up to $53,000 for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) through FY 2011. The...


Medical company MAKO names new director

August 25, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device company MAKO Surgical Corp. said Wednesday that Richard Pettingill has joined the company's board of directors.Pettingill was president and chief executive officer of Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Minnesota's largest health care organization, from 2002 until his retirement in...

JCI table of contents: Aug. 25, 2010

August 25, 2010 2:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Journal of Clinical Investigation) This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for papers to be published Aug. 25, 2010, in the JCI: Applying stem cell technology to liver diseases; Antifreeze molecule enhances survival of bacteria-carrying ticks; Immune...


Use the common cold virus to target and disrupt cancer cells?

August 25, 2010 2:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Salk Institute) A novel mechanism used by adenovirus to sidestep the cell's suicide program, could go a long way to explain how tumor suppressor genes are silenced in tumor cells and pave the way for a new type of targeted cancer therapy, report researchers at the Salk Institute for...


Hansen Medical, St. Jude become partners

August 25, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hansen Medical Inc. said Wednesday it signed a deal with St. Jude Medical to sell new products based on their technologies for treating heart rhythm disorders.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Hansen said the deal will integrate St. Jude's EnSite Velocity Cardiac Mapping System with Hansen's...

University of Pennsylvania-led study identifies new genetic risk factor for Lou Gehrig's disease

August 25, 2010 1:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pennsylvania) An international study led by biologists and neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania has identified a new genetic risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.



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