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Engineering team invents lab-on-a-chip for fast, inexpensive blood tests

January 9, 2011 8:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Rhode Island) While most blood tests require shipping a vial of blood to a laboratory for analysis and waiting several days for the results, a new device invented by a team of engineers and students at URI uses just a pinprick of blood in a portable device that provides...

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TriReme Medical Announces Japanese Alliance

January 9, 2011 7:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PLEASANTON Calif., SINGAPORE and TOKYO, Jan. 10, 2011 /- TriReme Medical, Inc. (TriReme) today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution and sales agreement for TriReme's complete line of advanced peripheral and coronary balloon dilatation catheters with Century Medical, Inc....

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Mayo researchers describe measles viral protein movement

January 9, 2011 9:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that proteins on the surface of a cell twist a viral protein into position, allowing the virus to start infection and cause disease, all in a movement as graceful as a ballroom dance.

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Important Information for Betaseron® (interferon beta 1-b) Consumers Regarding Triad Group's Alcohol Prep Products

January 8, 2011 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WAYNE, N.J., Jan. 8, 2011 /-- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals has become aware of a broad United States market recall of alcohol prep pads, swabs and swabsticks manufactured by the Triad Group and marketed under various brand names.  In the interest of patient safety, Bayer wants to...

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Invensense announces that Lg Electronics selects Ixz-500 dual-axis gyroscope Motionprocessing? Solution for Infinia? line of 3D Led Lcd Hdtvs

January 8, 2011 1:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

LG?s Magic Motion? Remote Control Incorporates Motion Processing for Adding Gesture-Based Interactive TV Navigation.

World?s first diamond nanoelectromechanical switch

January 8, 2011 1:35 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Japanese researchers have succeeded in the batch fabrication of suspended structures (cantilevers and bridges) of single crystal diamond for nano/micro electromechanical systems.

New rules may increase patients on home dialysis

January 7, 2011 10:45 pm | by ALICIA CHANG - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Rodney Sokoloski used to get up before dawn three times a week and drive two hours from his high desert home to the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance to get hooked up to a dialysis machine.The blood-cleansing treatment was time-consuming and often left him feeling drained even before his workday...

Study: Many ICD Patients Don & #8217;t Meet the Guidelines

January 7, 2011 12:36 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Nearly 25 percent of patients who receive implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) for primary prevention don’t meet the evidence-based criteria, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) says.

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Tenet adopts measure to ward off takeover bid

January 7, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. says it is adopting a poison pill stock distribution measure as it tries to fight off a $3 billion takeover bid by rival Community Health Systems Inc.If there is a change in Tenet's ownership, shareholders who own less than 4.9 percent of the company's...

Three Mass. biotechs get $1M from myeloma foundation

January 7, 2011 11:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Three Boston-area companies are among 11 biotechnology firms nationwide to receive $1 million research awards from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation under the MMRF's Biotech Investment Awards Program.

Tufts, Jackson Lab collaborate on new Ph.D. track

January 7, 2011 11:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Starting this summer, Boston-based Tufts University students can opt for a track in mammalian genetics that allows them to conduct their Ph.D. research at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, where they can study cancer biology, neurobiology, bioinformatics and other areas...

EDDA Technology Successfully Installs IQQA®-Liver at Mayo Clinic in Arizona

January 7, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 7, 2011 /- EDDA Technology, a leading provider of advanced computer assisted radiology and surgery solutions, announces today the successful commercial installation of its IQQA®-Liver Enterprise product at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ. As one of the top...

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Enox Biopharma, Inc. to Present at OneMedForum Emerging Company Finance Conference.

January 7, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 7, 2011 /- Enox Biopharma, Inc. CEO, John C. Rewcastle, Ph.D., will present at the 4th Annual OneMedForum Emerging Company Finance Conference on Wednesday, January 12 at 8:10 AM PST. The conference is being held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San...

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Sector Snap: Nursing home operators

January 7, 2011 8:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An analyst for Morgan Keegan raised his expectations and price targets for three nursing home operators on Friday, saying a new Medicare reimbursement system will boost their revenue.Analyst Robert Mains said he now expects better results from National HealthCare Corp., Skilled Healthcare Group...

AstraZeneca licenses Amgen drug candidate

January 7, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

MedImmune Inc., a unit of AstraZeneca, said Friday it licensed a potential treatment for inflammatory conditions from Amgen Inc.The company licensed AMG-108 for undisclosed financial terms. The deal gives MedImmune rights to develop the drug worldwide, with the exception of Japan.Shares of...

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