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Daycare puts children with lung disease at risk for serious illness

September 27, 2010 12:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) Exposure to common viruses in daycare puts children with a chronic lung condition caused by premature birth at risk for serious respiratory infections, according to a study from Johns Hopkins Children's Center published in the October issue of Pediatrics.

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Unique gastroenterology procedure developed in adults shows promise in pediatrics

September 27, 2010 12:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Nationwide Children's Hospital) The use of device-assisted enteroscopy, a technique that allows complete examination of the small bowel, may be just as successful pediatrics as it has been in adult medicine, according to a study from Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Amira Pharmaceuticals Announces IND Submission for Novel LPA1 Antagonist, AM152, for Potential Use in Fibrotic Diseases

September 27, 2010 12:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27 /- Amira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it has submitted an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for AM152, a novel LPA1 antagonist.  If accepted, the IND will enable Amira to begin Phase 1 safety...

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Nominations Open for 2011 Scientific Achievement Awards

September 27, 2010 12:31 pm | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research is currently accepting nominations for the following awards, which will be presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 in Orlando, Fla., from April 2 to 6. The nomination deadline for the awards below is Oct. 15, 2010.

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IAVI-led team wins major grant to study HIV-neutralizing antibodies

September 27, 2010 11:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(International AIDS Vaccine Initiative) A team of investigators headed by International AIDS Vaccine Initiative Investigator Pascal Poignard has been awarded a major grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the US National Institutes of Health to...

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Millennium hits high note with co-developed lymphoma drug

September 27, 2010 10:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

A Hodgkin lymphoma treatment, developed jointly by Cambridge-based Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company and Washington state’s Seattle Genetics Inc., returned positive results from a pivotal trial.

InVivo Therapeutics names Moran as new CFO

September 27, 2010 10:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

InVivo Therapeutics Corp., a Cambridge biotech working on implants for spinal cord injuries, has appointed a new chief financial officer in Sean Moran, co-founder and former CFO of Anika Therapeutics Inc.

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Sector Snap: Medical technology and suppliers

September 27, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Goldman Sachs analyst said Monday he is taking a more favorable view of medical supply companies, and started coverage of C.R. Bard Inc. and CareFusion Corp. with "Buy" ratings.Analyst David Roman said shares of medical suppliers like CareFusion, Bard, and Becton Dickinson & Co. are less of a...

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Acupuncture not effective in stroke recovery

September 27, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Acupuncture does not appear to aid in stroke recovery, according to a new study published in CMAJ.

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Controlling bone formation to prevent osteoporosis

September 27, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Journal of Clinical Investigation) Recent data have suggested that the imbalance between bone formation and bone destruction that causes osteoporosis is a result of a decrease in formation of bone forming osteoblast cells from mesenchymal cells upon aging. New research in mice...

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Millions of Americans Are Living With Hidden Epidemics of Hepatitis B and C, Top Experts Warn

September 27, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /- The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) issued a new report today calling for action to be taken to transform how the country deals with viral hepatitis – to help identify millions of...

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Texoma Medical Center Selects Skytron, Powered by Awarepoint, for Their Real-time Location System (RTLS)

September 27, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27 /- Skytron Inc., a division of the KMW Group,  and Awarepoint Corp. today announced Texoma Medical Center has implemented the companies' Real-time Location System ( RTLS )  to automatically track and manage over 200 hospital assets, as...

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Partners of breast cancer patients are at risk of developing mood disorders

September 27, 2010 9:31 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A new analysis finds that men whose partners have breast cancer are at increased risk of developing mood disorders that are so severe that they warrant hospitalization.

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eCardio Ranked as One of Houston's Fastest Growing Companies

September 27, 2010 9:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HOUSTON, Sept. 27 /- Announced Friday, eCardio was included on the Houston Business Journal's Fast 100, which honors 100 of the fastest growing companies in the Houston area.  eCardio was ranked at No. four with a two-year growth of 305.23%. "eCardio is privileged to be recognized...

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3M spent $450,000 lobbying government in 2Q

September 27, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

3M Co., a maker of items ranging from Scotch Tape and Post-it Notes to roofing shingle granules, spent $450,000 in the second quarter lobbying the federal government on environmental issues, defense spending, chemical regulation and other issues, according to a recent disclosure form.3M, based...

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