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American Medical Systems Launches STEP Patient Education Program in Europe

January 17, 2011 2:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNETONKA, Minn., Jan. 17, 2011 /- American Medical Systems® (AMS) (Nasdaq: AMMD ), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for male and female pelvic health, today announced the launch of its Solutions to Educate Patients Program (STEP) in Europe. The program is...


Electromigration Being Re-Examined for New Packaging Technologies

January 16, 2011 11:43 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Recent trends of fine pitch bumps, no lead bumps and copper pillar bumps have forced a reexamination of the impact of Electromigration in such systems

Financing Demonstrates Faith in Surgical Sleep Apnea Treatment

January 16, 2011 10:36 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

A San Diego device maker has put to bed more than $8 million of funding to test and develop a pacemakerlike device that could help some sleep apnea sufferers get relief without relying on air masks.


Collaborative Genome Project Could Lead to Cheaper Cancer Treatments

January 16, 2011 10:33 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

A GT Life Sciences Inc. executive sees great potential unfolding from the work of its research partner in China, which completed for the first time the sequencing of the Chinese hamster ovary, or CHO, genome. The collaborators believe this event will provide useful information that could...


LCD Projector Used to Control Brains & Muscles of Tiny Organisms

January 16, 2011 4:40 pm | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers are using LCD projectors to control the brains & muscles of tiny organisms, including freely moving worms. This technology advances the field of optogenetics, which has given researchers unparalleled control over brain circuits in lab animals.


Groundbreaking Study Showed Bayer's Advantage Multi® for Dogs (imidacloprid + moxidectin) Topical Solution was the only Heartworm Preventive Tested That Demonstrated 100 Perc...

January 16, 2011 7:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHAWNEE, Kan. Jan. 16, 2011 /- In a new comparative study evaluating the efficacy of four leading heartworm preventives, only Bayer's Advantage Multi® for Dogs (imidacloprid + moxidectin) Topical Solution was 100 percent effective after a single treatment against the MP3 strain of...


'A stark warning:' Smoking causes genetic damage within minutes after inhaling

January 15, 2011 5:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) In research described as "a stark warning" to those tempted to start smoking, scientists are reporting that cigarette smoke begins to cause genetic damage within minutes -- not years -- after inhalation into the lungs. Their report, the first human study to...


Columbia University uses technological innovation to study bone structure

January 15, 2011 10:40 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Columbia University Medical Center) A team of researchers at Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Center announced today the results of the first study comparing bone structure in Chinese-American women to Caucasian women. The report, just presented at the...


ISS Europe 2011 - Connect to the European Semiconductor Community through SEMI

January 14, 2011 10:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Save the date for ISS Europe 2011 from February 27 to March 1 in Grenoble, France.

Site Investigator & #8217;s Failure Leads to Sponsor Warning(2)

January 14, 2011 2:45 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Orthocon has received a warning letter because a principal investigator in a 2007 clinical trial of its Orthostat-L hemostatic bone putty failed to adhere to the selection criteria for subjects.

Genetic Risk Factors Identified for Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Attack

January 14, 2011 2:41 pm | by University Of Pennsylvania | Comments

A new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine shows that certain genetic profiles increase risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) while others uniquely increase risk of heart attacks in those with CAD. The findings, published online first today and in an...


50-Year-Old Company Rethinks Future Following First Warning(2)

January 14, 2011 2:34 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

A warning letter, and the increasing regulation it represents, may be the end of the line for a family-owned device distributor in California.


50-Year-Old Company Rethinks Future Following First Warning

January 14, 2011 2:33 pm | Comments

A warning letter, and the increasing regulation it represents, may be the end of the line for a family-owned device distributor in California.

Community Health plans 10 nominees to Tenet board

January 14, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc. said Friday it will nominate 10 directors to the board of Tenet Healthcare Corp. as it continues to try to acquire the rival, which has rebuffed its $3 billion offer.Community Health is trying to get more control of Tenet to try to get the company...

Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $100,000 From Investment in Human Genome Sciences, Inc. to Inquire About the Lead Plaintiff Position in Securities Fr...

January 14, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Human Genome Sciences, Inc. ("HGSI" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: HGSI) during...


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