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Blood Test Could Predict Metastasis Risk in Melanoma

April 14, 2011 9:32 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Most of the mortality from melanoma comes from metastasis. • Current monitoring requires costly imaging methods. PHILADELPHIA - Scientists at Yale University have identified a set of plasma biomarkers that could reasonably predict the risk of metastasis among patients with...

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New Test Spots Infections in Hours, Rather than Days

April 14, 2011 8:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A startup has developed a device that uses magnetic particles to identify pathogens rapidly.

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Merit's 1Q profit rises 47 percent

April 14, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Disposable medical device maker Merit Medical Systems Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter net income jumped 47 percent on higher sales following the acquisition of BioSphere Medical and higher sales in China.The company earned $6.6 million, or 23 cents per share, for the period that ended...

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Training future doctors to enlist patients as partners in care

April 14, 2011 1:40 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) "Crossing the Patient-Centered Divide: Transforming Health Care Quality Through Enhanced Faculty Development," appears in the April 2011 issue of the journal Academic Medicine.

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Antiplatelets: 1 person, 1 dose?

April 14, 2011 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Montreal Heart Institute) An international consortium of scientists, including major contributions from the Montreal Heart Institute, demonstrates that the "one-size fits all" strategy of uniformly doubling the dose of an antiplatelet drug, clopidogrel, for patients with high...

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American Chemical Society honors Jeremy Berg and Norman Neureiter with Public Service Award

April 14, 2011 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health, and Norman P. Neureiter, Ph.D., senior advisor to the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement...

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GOP's Big Pharma Protection to Cost NC Taxpayers "Hundreds of Millions"

April 14, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Roy Cooper warned the House Special Select Committee on Tort Reform today that a measure giving immunity to pharmaceutical companies could cost North Carolina taxpayers what one legislator described as "hundreds of...

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Freedom Innovations to Commercialize the World's First Actively-Powered, Complete Lower Extremity Prosthesis

April 14, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., April 14, 2011 /- Freedom Innovations, a company that specializes in the development of high technology lower extremity prosthetic devices, today announced a worldwide licensing agreement. The agreement grants the company exclusive rights to commercialize the world's first...

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New NIST SRM helps improve diagnosis of Huntington's disease

April 14, 2011 12:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) A new Standard Reference Material from NIST will help clinical genetics labs accurately diagnose Huntington's disease, an inherited degenerative brain disorder.

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Lovelace Health Plan chooses Elsevier/MEDai predictive analytic solutions

April 14, 2011 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier/MEDai, a leading health information company with award-winning solutions for the improvement of care delivery, announced today that Lovelace Health Plan in New Mexico has purchased several products in MEDai's suite of Risk Navigator products to drive quality...

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Drug potency -- what happens in space?

April 14, 2011 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Springer) Some of the Pharmaceuticals intended for the treatment of minor illnesses of astronauts in space may require special packaging and reformulation to remain stable for long periods in the space environment. That's according to Dr. Putcha and her colleagues from NASA,...

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Van Beek Natural Science's Patented Active Compound in DiaGel Offers one Dose Natural Cure for Pet Bacterial Diarrhea

April 14, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ORANGE CITY, Iowa, April 14, 2011 /- Ron Van Beek , president and CEO of Van Beek Natural Science , announced that research conducted at Iowa State University confirmed that the patented active compound, Axaphen, in DiaGel eliminates bacteria on contact. Axaphen was tested using...

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Adeona to Host Conference Call

April 14, 2011 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 14, 2011 /- Adeona Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMEX: AEN ), a developer of innovative medicines for serious central nervous system diseases, announced today that it will hold a conference call/audio webcast to discuss the results from the clinical study evaluating...

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PENTERO 900: Elevating Excellence in Microsurgery to a New Level

April 14, 2011 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DUBLIN, Calif., April 14, 2011 /- Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., introduced the all-new PENTERO® 900 surgical microscope system at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) in Denver, Colo. Based on the breakthrough OPMI® Pentero surgical...

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Tips For Enjoying A Healthy And Balanced Life

April 14, 2011 11:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHENZHEN, China, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ In today's modern high-tempo society, people always live a rapid pace of life . Fast food gets more and more popular especially in modern societies in which time is money. People also realize the importance of heath; they pay great...

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