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Gen-Probe to Webcast Three Upcoming Investor Presentations

February 25, 2011 1:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2011 /- Gen-Probe Incorporated (Nasdaq: GPRO ) announced today that the Company will present at three upcoming investor conferences: RBC Capital Markets' Healthcare Conference in New York at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on March 2.  The Company also will participate...

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Bone drug zoledronic acid may help prevent spread of early lung cancer

February 24, 2011 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) A drug that is currently used to help treat bone metastases in patients with lung cancer could also be useful at an earlier stage of treatment, to prevent the cancer from spreading in the first place, Italian researchers have found.

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Quick, easy test identifies aggressive type of lung cancer in never-smokers

February 24, 2011 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) An inexpensive and rapid testing method can effectively identify a sub-group of never-smoking lung cancer patients whose tumors express a molecule associated with increased risk of disease progression or recurrence, US researchers have found

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Oncogene AEG-1 strongly predicts response to erlotinib treatment in EGFR-mutant lung cancer

February 24, 2011 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) Spanish researchers have identified a gene whose expression level strongly predicts how well certain lung cancer patients will respond to treatment with the drug erlotinib.

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A*STAR IME works with Pirelli to reinvent the wheel

February 24, 2011 9:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), today announced that it has developed and successfully demonstrated an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) radio for use in Pirelli?s Cyber? Tyre.

Kionix names Michael Maia Vice President Americas Sales and Marketing

February 24, 2011 9:36 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Kionix, Inc., one of the world?s top three suppliers of MEMS accelerometers, announced today that Michael J. Maia has been named Vice President Americas Sales and Marketing.

Brain imaging provides window into consciousness

February 24, 2011 7:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College) Using a sophisticated imaging test to probe for higher-level cognitive functioning in severely brain-injured patients provides a window into consciousness -- but the view it presents is one...

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Lexmark board names CEO Rooke chairman(2)

February 24, 2011 2:47 pm | Comments

Printer maker Lexmark International Inc. said Thursday its board of directors elected the company's chief executive, Paul Rooke, as its next chairman. He replaces retiring executive chairman Paul Curlander.Curlander was Lexmark's CEO from 1998 to 2010. He has worked for the company since 1991,...

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SXC Health Solutions reports increase in profits for Q4, fiscal 2010

February 24, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health-care information technology company SXC Health Solutions Corp. (TSX:SXC) reports fourth-quarter profit of US$16.6 million or 26 cents per share, up from year-earlier net income of $15.2 million or 24 cents. Quarterly revenue rose to US$526.9 million from $443.3 million

Hospital infections and multidrug-resistant pathogens(2)

February 24, 2011 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Infections are among the most frequent complications of a stay in hospital and raise the complication and mortality rates. Calculations based on data from the Hospital Infection Surveillance System showed an incidence of almost 60 000 newly...

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Hospital infections and multidrug-resistant pathogens

February 24, 2011 11:37 am | Comments

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Elderly patients admitted with high glucose levels are more likely to die in hospital

February 24, 2011 10:40 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A two-country hospital study of 808 elderly patients found a strong association between high, undiagnosed blood glucose in non-diabetic patients and increased hospital death rates. Researchers are now calling for routine blood glucose testing of elderly patients...

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IOF calls for action following release of Eastern European & Central Asian Regional Audit

February 24, 2011 10:40 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) An audit report by the International Osteoporosis Foundation consolidates information on the status and burden of osteoporosis in 21 countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including the Russian Federation. The publication includes...

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Delta National Excellence in Therapy Report Now Available

February 24, 2011 10:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ALTOONA, Pa., Feb. 24, 2011 /- Delta Health Technologies® LLC ("Delta") announces the availability of the complete Delta Excellence in Therapy Report, detailing the findings from the Delta National Excellence in Therapy Forum, a first-of-its-kind, national effort to develop...

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Mira Dx Licenses Triple Negative Breast Cancer Risk Variant from Yale University

February 24, 2011 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 24, 2011 /- Mira Dx announced today that it has licensed technology from Yale University based on the acceptance of a pivotal breast cancer study in the January issue of the journal Cell Cycle . While numerous BRCA1 coding sequence mutations are associated with...

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