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Stromedix gains license to fibrosis tech

November 18, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Stromedix Inc. has acquired exclusive rights to a compound, called ?v?5, developed at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The compound has been identified as playing a role in acute and chronic organ failure.

Modulating a protein in the brain could help control Alzheimer's disease

November 18, 2010 9:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Temple University) A protein known to exist in the brain for more than 30 years, called 5-lipoxygenase, has been found to play a regulatory role in the formation of the amyloid beta in the brain, the major component of plaques implicated in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

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Elsevier launches HESI QuizMe nursing app series

November 18, 2010 9:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that the new HESI QuizMe app series for nursing students is available from the Apple App Store. These apps familiarize nursing students with clinically based...

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Reportlinker Adds Global HPLC Systems & Accessories Industry

November 18, 2010 7:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2010 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global HPLC Systems & Accessories Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p090673/Global-HPLC-Systems--Accessories-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide...

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Consortium on Intraosseous (IO) Vascular Access Recommends IO Access for Emergent and Nonemergent Situations

November 18, 2010 7:39 am | Comments

NORWOOD, Mass., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consortium on Intraosseous Vascular Access for Emergent and Nonemergent Situations in Various Healthcare Settings—a group convened in October 2009 by the Infusion Nurses Society (INS)—released a consensus paper...

Cayenne Medical, Inc. Reaches 50,000 Implant Milestone

November 18, 2010 7:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2010 /- Cayenne Medical, Inc., a private sports medicine device company, announces that it has reached its 50,000 implant milestone.  Specializing in the soft tissue segment, Cayenne currently offers products that address previously unmet clinical needs in...

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Shockwaves work better than surgery for smaller kidney stones trapped in the ureter

November 18, 2010 7:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Surgeons are recommending two different techniques for removing single kidney stones that have become lodged in the ureter, based on results from 273 patients. Noninvasive shockwaves worked best for stones of up to 1 cm, while larger stones were more effectively removed...

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William S. Dalton, M.D., Ph.D., Receives Leadership Award, Cites Approach to Cancer as a Model for Personalized Medicine

November 18, 2010 7:36 am | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research is proud to recognize one of its prestigious leaders, William S. Dalton, M.D., Ph.D., for receiving the 2010 Leadership in Personalized Medicine Award from the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC). Dalton, who accepted the honor...

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AACR Congratulates José Baselga, M.D., Ph.D., for Receiving the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute Gold Medal

November 18, 2010 7:36 am | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research congratulates José Baselga, M.D., Ph.D., recipient of the 2010 Queen Sofía Spanish Institute’s Gold Medal. Baselga was selected for this prestigious award for representing Spain’s leadership in the area of cancer research.

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Neuro Kinetics Receives HHS Therapeutic Discovery Grant to Further Research Into Early Diagnosis of Sports Concussions

November 18, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 18, 2010 /- Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) ( www.neuro-kinetics.com ), manufacturers of noninvasive medical diagnostic equipment used worldwide to test for vestibular and neurological conditions, said today that it has received a two-part grant under the recently enacted...

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Reportlinker Adds Global Blood Pressure Monitoring & Measurement Instruments Industry

November 18, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2010 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Blood Pressure Monitoring & Measurement Instruments Industry...

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Needleless Pre-filled Glass Syringes: Stakeholder Advisory - Compatibility Problems with Needleless Intravenous Access Systems

November 18, 2010 7:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Syringes may malfunction, break, or become clogged during the process of attempting to connect to some needleless IV access systems.

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PerkinElmer launches new LED fiber optic illuminator module for endoscopy, surgical microscopy and headlamp applications

November 18, 2010 6:39 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

New environmentally-friendly LED Module provides bright, uniform light for the surgical suite.

Cardinal Health to buy Kinray for $1.3B in cash

November 18, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health care products maker Cardinal Health Inc. said Thursday it will buy New York-based drug distributor Kinray Inc. for $1.3 billion in cash.Cardinal Health said Kinray has about $3.5 billion in annual revenue, and is the world's biggest privately held distributor of drugs, health, beauty,...

Health insurer Humana forecasts 2011 earnings drop

November 18, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. said Thursday it expects its 2011 earnings per share to fall by about a dollar from this year due to its Medicare Advantage program and medical cost trends, among other factors.Shares of the company slid in early trading.The Louisville, Ky., insurer expects full-year...

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