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Rectal cancer rates are rising in young individuals

August 22, 2010 10:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Cancer Society) A new analysis has found that while colon cancer rates have remained steady over the past several decades among people under the age of 40, rectal cancer rates are increasing in this population across races and in both sexes.

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Hospira Japan Receives Approval for New Indication for 'Precedex IVâ„¢ 200ug'

August 22, 2010 8:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

OSAKA, Japan, Aug. 22 /- Hospira Japan Co., Ltd. today announced it has received an approval for the long-term (greater than 24 hour) use of the sedative "Precedex IV™200ug" (generic name: dexmedetomidine hydrochloride). This approval follows Hospira's first launches earlier this...

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New 'Heroes of Chemistry' invented medicines that help millions of people

August 22, 2010 4:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) It's a tale of two pills: One that helps millions of people with diabetes maintain normal blood sugar levels and another that helps millions in their effort to quit smoking. The two teams that invented these potentially life-saving drugs -- Januvia and Chantix...

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Electrifying findings: New ways of boosting healthful antioxidant levels in potatoes

August 22, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Scientists in Japan are busy zapping potatoes and, as a result, the fifth most popular food consumed around the world may one day become an even more healthful vegetable. The researchers reported their results at the 240th National Meeting of the...

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Worldwide shortage of isotopes for medical imaging could threaten quality of patient care

August 22, 2010 6:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Twenty million medical scans and treatments are done each year that require radioactive isotopes and scientists today described a global shortage of these life-saving materials that could jeopardize patient care and drive-up health-care costs. They spoke...

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Device Companies Are Getting Hit With False Patenting Lawsuits

August 20, 2010 1:33 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

A new cottage industry of suing companies for labeling their products with expired patents has emerged seemingly overnight and has the potential to inflict significant financial damage on the device industry.

Universal Spectrum, More Clarity Needed for Wireless Devices

August 20, 2010 1:33 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

To keep up with the reality of wireless medical technology, the FDA and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must make more effort to globalize medical telemetry bands, evaluate threats to patient safety and clarify current regulations.

European Patent Office Upholds GlideScope® Video Laryngoscope Patent

August 20, 2010 1:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BOTHELL, Wash., Aug. 20 /- The European Patent Office ("EPO") Board of Appeals has issued a formal written decision to uphold European Patent No. EP 1307131 for Verathon Inc.'s GlideScope video laryngoscopes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061011/SFW044LOGO ) (Logo:...

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AP National News Calendar

August 20, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of Aug. 22-28, 2010. Note that many events, especially court appearances, are subject to change at the last minute.The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST):SUNDAY: No events of note.MONDAY: No events of note.TUESDAY:...

TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared Aug. 20, 2010

August 20, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 20, 2010.Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp. Cl (TSX:BBO): $0.08. Payable Sep 07. Record Aug 30.Brompton Equity Split Corp. Cl 'a' (TSX:BE): $0.1. Payable Sep 15. Record Aug...

ETC Biomedical Systems Offers New FDA Approved Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Medical Device

August 20, 2010 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Aug. 20 /- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC ) ("ETC" or the 'Company") Biomedical Systems, a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture of computerized monoplace hyperbaric chambers, today confirmed that it has received FDA 510-k...

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International Research Team Closes In On Cause of Common Form of Muscular Dystrophy

August 20, 2010 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SEATTLE, Aug. 20 /- An international team of researchers that includes investigators from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has made a critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD. They have...

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Earnings schedule for week of 8/20/10

August 20, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayNo major announcements expected.TuesdayNEW YORK — Barnes & Noble Inc. releases financial results.MIAMI — Burger King Holdings Inc. releases financial results.MINNEAPOLIS — Medtronic Inc. releases financial...

Broad Institute licenses ChemAxon chemical software products

August 20, 2010 9:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has entered into a licensing deal with Hungary-based ChemAxon Ltd. in which the Cambridge institute will license the company's discovery and desktop toolkits.

Tufts researchers find key to treating eye diseases

August 20, 2010 9:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Scientists at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts have demonstrated non-viral gene therapy that may delay degenerative eye disorders.

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