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AIDS: Taking a long-term view

November 18, 2010 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is hosting an event on World Aids Day, bringing together some of the world's leading experts on the pandemic, to discuss future projections for the AIDS pandemic.


MedcoHealth spent $960K on lobbying in 3Q

November 18, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager MedcoHealth Solutions Inc. spent $960,000 in the third quarter as it lobbied the federal government on subjects including health care reform and a variety of topics related to its business.Medco said its lobbying interests included laws on generic versions of biotech...

Summary Information for: HER2 FISH pharmDx? Kit

November 18, 2010 10:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for HER2 FISH pharmDx? Kit (P040005S005).


Consumer Information on: Dako HER2 FISH pharmDx? - P040005S005

November 18, 2010 10:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

HER2 FISH pharmDx? is a laboratory test that uses DNA probes with fluorescent dyes attached to count how many copies of the HER2 gene, located on chromosome 17, are present in a cancer tissue sample.

St. Jude completes tender exchange in AGA deal

November 18, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc. said Thursday about 91.1 percent of AGA Medical Holdings Inc.'s outstanding stock was tendered by the Wednesday deadline as part of its $1.04 billion buyout of the rival heart device maker.Another 6.7 percent of AGA stock was tendered by notices of guaranteed delivery.St....

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.


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...


Reportlinker Adds Global HPLC Systems & Accessories Industry

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

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


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...


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...


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...


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.


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) ( ), 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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