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BU, Boston Medical grant focuses on Mass. health reform

October 6, 2010 11:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Researchers at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine have received a $5.7 million grant to study the impact of the Massachusetts health reform initiative on cardiovascular care and outcomes.

Dana Farber, UMass Medical land HIV research grants

October 6, 2010 11:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have received $1.15 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to apply to research on how immune systems fight...

FDA plans revamp of approval, tracking processes

October 6, 2010 11:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued recommendations for how the FDA itself has to adapt its processes and technologies used in evaluating the safety of food and drug products.

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FDA warns Fresenius on faulty kidney devices

October 6, 2010 11:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter to Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc. warning the company that its facilities used to produce kidney dialysis devices are out of compliance with FDA standards.

Self Regional Healthcare Becomes First in the Southeast to Treat Spine Patients Using Advanced Integrated Operating Room Technology From Brainlab

October 6, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WESTCHESTER, Ill., Oct. 6 /- Surgeons at Self Regional Healthcare's South Carolina Spine Center in Greenwood, SC are now treating patients with a variety of spinal conditions in its new advanced surgical operating room (OR) featuring Brainsuite® iCT from Brainlab. Already recognized...

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Medical Simulation Corporation Signs Agreement With a Nationally Ranked Hospital

October 6, 2010 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DENVER, Oct. 6 /- Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) proudly announces a new agreement with Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching-affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a healthcare leader in patient quality, safety, and education. The agreement includes MSC's endovascular...

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Disparities 2010: Interview with Sanya A. Springfield, Ph.D.

October 6, 2010 10:33 am | by AACR | Comments

Listen to Sanya A. Springfield, Ph.D., director of the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities at the National Cancer Institute speaks with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) on the issue of cancer health disparities.

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Interview with Former Congressman Louis Stokes

October 6, 2010 10:33 am | by AACR | Comments

Disparities 2010: Interview with Louis Stokes as he speaks with the American Association for Cancer Research on the issue of cancer health disparities from his perspective as a former member of Congress.

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Disparities 2010: Interview with Marian Robinson

October 6, 2010 10:33 am | by AACR | Comments

Disparities 2010: Interview with Marian Robinson, community liaison, College of Health Education and Human Development, Clemson University. Ms. Robinson participates as an advocate with the AACR Scientist-Survivor program and shares her thoughts and experiences about cancer health...

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Interview with Steven R. Patierno, Ph.D.

October 6, 2010 10:33 am | by AACR | Comments

Listen to Dr. Patierno discuss the challenges of overcoming cancer health disparities and the citywide Patient Navigator Research Program in the District of Columbia.

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CDC grant funds additional research for congenital cytomegalovirus

October 6, 2010 10:32 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has granted researchers at Baylor College of Medicine a two-year, $750,000 grant to study the long-term effects of congenital cytomegalovirus, or CMV, a virus that causes disease in infants who are infected before birth. "CMV is the most...

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Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff - Addition of URLs to Electronic Product Labeling

October 6, 2010 10:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

FDA is issuing this guidance document to recommend that manufacturers include their Uniform Resource Locator (URL) on their electronic product labels in addition to the requirements under 21 CFR 1010.3(a)(1) and (2) that manufacturers include their full..

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Due to Rising Costs of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Drugs, Managed Care Organization Pharmacy Directors Will be Forced to Tighten Their Formularies

October 6, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and GLEN ROCK, N.J., Oct. 6 /- HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary find that due to the rising costs of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) drugs, managed care organization pharmacy directors will tighten their formularies. According to...

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New Technique Identifies Best Enzymes for Attacking Superbugs

October 6, 2010 8:34 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | Comments

New research published Oct. 4 in IOP Publishing's Physical Biology by scientists from Georgia Tech and the University of Maryland describes a pioneering method that can identify lytic enzymes for optimum bacteria-killing characteristics.

Baxano, Inc. Awarded Prestigious 2010 Spine Technology Awards

October 6, 2010 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 6 /- Baxano, Inc. ( www.baxano.com ) today announced that two of the company's products have been selected Best New Technology for Spine Care at the 2010 Spine Technology Awards. The iO-Flex™ System and the MicroBlade Shaver™ Device both received first...

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