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Fruit flies lead scientists to new human pain gene

November 11, 2010 11:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Children's Hospital Boston) While it has become clear in recent years that susceptibility to pain has a strong inherited component, very little is known about actual "pain genes" and how they work. In the Nov. 12 issue of Cell, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and their...

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Contact among age groups key to understanding whooping cough spread and control

November 11, 2010 10:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Michigan) Strategies for preventing the spread of whooping cough -- on the rise in the United State -- should take into account how often people in different age groups interact, research at the University of Michigan suggests.

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Norway Selects IBM to Create Smarter Healthcare Infrastructure

November 11, 2010 10:35 am | by IBM | Comments

At the Smarter Industries Symposium today in Barcelona, IBM announced it has entered into an agreement with Central Norway Regional Health Authority to provide information technology to support all hospitals in Norway and improve coordination and reporting of health information, logistics...

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Modulight releases OEM laser systems for Medical and Industrial applications.

November 11, 2010 9:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Modulight announced today a set of single-emitter based OEM laser systems ideal for medical and industrial applications.

Spencer Pharmaceutical buyout bid priced at $245M

November 11, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Spencer Pharmaceutical Inc., a metabolic disease-focused firm in Boston, has announced that the unsolicited cash buyout offer it received last week is priced at 97 cents per share, which could bring the company $245 million.

Testing Autism Drugs in Human Brain Cells

November 11, 2010 9:36 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A method involving pluripotent stem cells could lead to personalized treatment of the disease.

FDA approves treatment for HIV-linked abdominal fat

November 11, 2010 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment, developed by Canadian firm Theratechnologies and marketed exclusively in the U.S. by Rockland-based EMD Serono, for excess abdominal fat in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy.

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New Analyses of Data From RE-LY Trial, Involving Oral Anticoagulant Pradaxa, to be Presented at American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions

November 11, 2010 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Nov. 11, 2010 /- Results of two pre-specified sub-study analyses of the 18,113 patient RE-LY® trial,(1) involving the newly approved oral anticoagulant Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) capsules,(2) will be presented at the American Heart Association's...

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Novartis halts lung cancer trial

November 11, 2010 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Novartis AG said it is discontinuing late stage clinical trials for a drug candidate to treat lung cancer because the trial was unlikely to meet its endpoint.

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Dehaier Medical Announces Conference Call to Discuss Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results

November 11, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEIJING, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: DHRM ) ("Dehaier" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in the development, assembly, marketing and sale of medical devices and homecare medical products in China, today announced that it will hold...

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Mindray Medical to Exhibit at MEDICA 2010 in Dusseldorf, Germany from November 17- 20, 2010

November 11, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, today announced its participation in the MEDICA 2010 42nd World Forum of Medicine International...

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IPC buys Nevada doctor group for undisclosed sum

November 11, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IPC The Hospitalist Company Inc. said Thursday it bought the Las Vegas physician group practice Zenith Hospitalists. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.IPC, a physician group practice company, said the deal expands its presence in a Nevada market where it is already well-established. Zenith...

MedClean Technologies Signs Contract with Gamma HealthCare Inc./Danner Medical Waste for MedClean 4500 Fixed-Based System, Services, and Consumables

November 11, 2010 5:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BETHEL, Conn., Nov. 11, 2010 /- MedClean Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: MCLN ), the leading provider of onsite technology for the treatment and disposal of medical waste and the destruction of confidential documents and related media, today announced it has signed an agreement with...

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Merge Healthcare's Clinical Imaging Management Solution as 'Game Changing Technology'

November 11, 2010 5:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /- Based on its recent analysis of the medical imaging workflow solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Merge Healthcare with the 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Healthcare Innovation of the Year for the Clinical Imaging...

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Thoratec Announces Webcast of Investor Presentation at American Heart Association Meeting

November 11, 2010 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PLEASANTON, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /- Thoratec Corporation (Nasdaq: THOR ), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today it will be hosting an investor event on Tuesday, November 16 at the American Heart...

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