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TomoTherapy Workshops at ESTRO to Focus on Treatment Planning Techniques and Improving Clinical Practice

May 3, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

http://www.tomotherapy.com () —TomoTherapy Incorporated (http://www.tomotherapy.com) (NASDAQ: TOMO), maker of advanced radiation therapy solutions for the treatment of cancer and other diseases, today announced a new feature for its TomoTherapy@ radiation therapy treatment system that...

NIH Awards $5 Million for Development of Hemorrhagic Fever Vaccines

May 3, 2011 4:34 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | Comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded nearly $5.4 million to a collaborative team of scientists at Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Texas Biomedical Research Institute to develop vaccines for prevention of deadly hemorrhagic fevers.

Medigus presents world?s smallest camera for medical endoscopy based on TSV Packaging

May 3, 2011 1:32 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Based on advanced CMOS image sensor and Through-Silicon-Vias (TSV) packaging assembly, the camera breaches 1 mm diameter threshold, lowers cost and enables a variety of medical procedures. Medigus targets fast growing market for disposable endoscopy cameras, estimated at over half a...

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Althea and Biotest Establish Commercial Filling Agreement

May 2, 2011 11:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 3, 2011 /- Althea Technologies, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a commercial supply agreement with Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation.  Under the terms of the agreement, Althea will fill commercial drug products to supply the U.S. market.  The...

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Winner Medical Exhibited its PurCotton Retail Products at MICF 2011 in Beijing

May 2, 2011 11:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHENZHEN, China, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WWIN ), ("Winner Medical") a leading manufacturer of medical dressings, medical disposables and non-woven fabric made from 100% natural PurCotton® products in China, today reported that its...

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MRI identifies primary endometrial and cervical cancer

May 2, 2011 9:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Roentgen Ray Society) MRI can determine if a patient has endometrial versus cervical cancer even when a biopsy can't make that distinction, according to a new study. Determining the primary site of a tumor helps determine appropriate cancer treatment.

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Study says eliminate pelvic imaging to reduce radiation for the detection of venous thromboembolism

May 2, 2011 9:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Roentgen Ray Society) A recent study shows that pelvic imaging using computed tomography examinations are not necessary for diagnosing patients with venous thromboembolism and eliminating this exam can significantly reduce a patient's exposure to excessive radiation dose.

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New method to improve the electrical conductivity of polymeric composites

May 2, 2011 8:42 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Polymeric composites consist of two or more materials and are used for example to shield off electrostatics in airplanes.

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Microfluidic chip for quick on-site diagnosis of infectious diseases

May 2, 2011 8:42 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

The control of infectious diseases such as the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza hinges on handy analytical tools that can rapidly and accurately identify infected patients at the doctor's office or at an airport.

Zimmer Holdings to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Health Care Conference

May 2, 2011 8:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WARSAW, Ind., May 2, 2011 /- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal care, announced that it will be participating in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Health Care Conference at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas in Nevada, on May 10, 2011, at 8:00...

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DaVita 1Q profit falls as expenses grow

May 2, 2011 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

DaVita Inc., which runs kidney dialysis clinics, said Monday that its profit fell 14 percent in the first quarter as higher expenses offset revenue growth. But results till topped expectations, sending shares up 6 percent in extended trading.DaVita said it earned $94.5 million, or 96 cents per...

Establishing the first line of human embryonic stem cells in Brazil

May 2, 2011 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair) Establishing a genetically diverse line of human embryonic stem cells for the therapeutic stem cell transplantation needs of the diverse ethnic and genetic Brazilian population has been shown to be problematic....

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Grifols agrees to sell some Talecris assets

May 2, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Spanish drugmaker Grifols SA said Monday that it reached an agreement with regulators regarding its planned acquisition of Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp., and will sell some of Talecris' assets.Grifols said the staff of the Federal Trade Commission's bureau of competition approved a...

Twin Cities, Minn., companies investing in schools

May 2, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Some major Twin Cities corporations are investing in Minneapolis Public Schools.Target Corp., Cargill Inc., General Mills Inc. and Medtronic Inc. are providing more than $13 million in grants to help support students in K-12 through 2014.Target plans to give more than $6 million over the next...

ENERCA clinical recommendations for sickle cell disease management and prevention in children

May 2, 2011 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(IDIBAPS - Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer) The article published in the American Journal of Hematology is divided in three main issues: Prevention of complications, treatment and therapies for acute disease. Different aspects of each issue are exposed...

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