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Elsevier acquires Collexis

June 10, 2010 5:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier) The acquisition of Collexis accelerates Elsevier's ability to help researchers and decision-makers, establish, execute and evaluate research strategies and deliver higher ROI.


Boston Scientific Announces European Launch and First Implants of Platinum Chromium TAXUS® Elementâ„¢ Stent System

June 10, 2010 4:39 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

CE Mark approval includes specific indication for treatment of diabetic patients


Drugs that Go Beyond the Genome

June 9, 2010 8:40 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A startup is targeting diseases including cancer using epigenetic approaches.


Uninsured Americans have 50 percent higher odds of dying in hospital from heart attack or stroke

June 9, 2010 8:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) An analysis of over 150,000 hospital discharges has revealed that there are significant insurance related differences in hospital mortality, length of stay, and costs among working-age Americans hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction, stroke or pneumonia....


Optimistic companies promising bigger payouts

June 9, 2010 3:10 pm | News | Comments

Corporate America is betting cash - in the form of higher dividend payouts - that the economy is rebounding.Three major U.S. companies - Caterpillar Inc., Target Corp. and Viacom Inc. - hiked their dividends Wednesday, signaling a growing optimism about the path of the global economy. Medical...

Protein E-selectin ligand-1 regulates production of TGF-beta

June 9, 2010 2:38 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Several years ago, Dr. Arthur Beaudet , Baylor College of Medicine's chair of molecular and human genetics, was surprised to find that mice that lacked a protein called E-selectin ligand-1 were shorter than normal. He and his colleagues were hoping that the protein was involved in cell...


Modernized hospital ward, clinic to improve care for the children of Lilongwe, Malawi

June 9, 2010 1:37 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

A newly modernized pediatric hospital ward and children's clinic in Malawi will provide access to improved facilities for children in a country with one of the highest childhood mortality rates in the world. Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe is the primary referral center for the...


VCs: Healthcare reform won't impede med-tech investment

June 9, 2010 12:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

An informal survey of venture capital investors reveals their lack of worry that the healthcare reform act will slow down investment in medical technology. Readers of this website, and this blog, are likely to have a special interest in the business impacts of healthcare legislative...


Study finds poor compliance with cirrhosis surveillance recommendations

June 9, 2010 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A study conducted by researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine found that fewer than 20 percent of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma preceded by cirrhosis were monitored for the development of cancer. Full findings of this study are published in the July...


CVS Caremark to cut off Walgreen from network

June 9, 2010 11:10 am | News | Comments

CVS Caremark Corp. said Wednesday it will end rival Walgreen Co.'s participation in its retail pharmacy network starting in a month.The move would mean that people whose prescription drug benefits are handled by Caremark would not be able to be reimbursed for prescriptions filled at Walgreen...

New autism susceptibility genes identified

June 9, 2010 10:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers and the Autism Genome Project Consortium announced today that they have identified new autism susceptibility genes that may lead to the development of new treatment approaches. These genes, which...


Common Alzheimer's medication helps skills necessary for safe driving

June 9, 2010 10:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Lifespan) A promising study from Rhode Island Hospital demonstrated that cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEI), a type of medication often prescribed for Alzheimer's disease (AD), improved some cognitive skills in patients with mild AD -- skills that are necessary for driving. Findings...


Gamma interferon prompts stem cell response to fight infection

June 9, 2010 9:37 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Most of the time, the body's blood-forming (hematopoietic) stem cells remain dormant, with just a few producing blood cells and maintaining a balance among the different types. However, invading bacteria can be a call-to-arms, awaking the sleeping stem cells and prompting them to produce...


MassDevice Q & A: Boston Scientific co-founder John Abele

June 9, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. co-founder John Abele, in the first installment of a lengthy interview, on the company's origins in the basement of a church rectory, its connection...


U.S. Logistics Industry On The Brink Of Recovery

June 9, 2010 8:38 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

The 21st Annual "State of Logistics Report®," released by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) reveals that, continuing the decline reported in 2008, business logistics costs fell to 7.7 percent of U.S. Gross Domestic


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