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Compounds from Tropical Seaweed May be Promising Anti-malarial Drugs

February 21, 2011 12:35 pm | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | Comments

A group of chemical compounds used by a species of tropical seaweed to ward off fungus attacks may have promising anti-malarial properties for humans. The compounds are part of a unique chemical signaling system that seaweeds use to battle enemies.

LAB Research loses potential investor, lender places firm into bankruptcy

February 21, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

LAB Research Inc. (TSX:LRI) says it has been placed into bankruptcy by its main Canadian lender. The Montreal-area contract research organization says its directors resigned and a receiver was put in charge after a U.S. private equity group informed LAB that it was no longer in interested in...

Univ. of Ariz. starts national civility institute

February 21, 2011 10:45 am | by ALLEN G. BREED - AP National Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Two former presidents — one Republican, the other a Democrat — will chair a new national institute to promote civility in political discourse in the city where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was severely wounded in a shooting rampage that left six dead, officials announced Monday.The National...

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Sharp's $38M Green Medical Office Building Gets Under Way

February 21, 2011 10:34 am | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group plans to break ground this week on the first green medical office in San Diego, replacing its 85-year-old facility across the street at the corner of Grape Street and Fourth Avenue downtown.

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Biogen's MS drug linked to 10 more brain infection cases

February 21, 2011 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Biogen Idec Inc. has disclosed that 10 more patients taking the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri have contracted the rare brain infection known as PML. The total number of cases of the infection, which can be fatal, is 95, as of Feb. 2.

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Health insurance critic to warn to Vt. Legislature

February 21, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A former health insurance executive turned critic has been invited to speak at the Vermont Statehouse on what he says is the potential danger the industry's practices might have on health care reform in Vermont.Wendell Potter, the former head of communications for health insurer Cigna, will...

FREEDOM WATCH for February 18, 2011 - Part 1

February 21, 2011 7:45 am | by Andrew NapolitanoAssociated Press | Comments

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Acuo Technologies Announces Another Significant Growth Year in Revenue and Implementations to Further the Company's Market Leading Position

February 21, 2011 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Feb. 21, 2011 /- Acuo Technologies®, a market leading provider of comprehensive software solutions to the medical imaging industry for archiving, collaboration and migration services, announces another year of significant growth during Fiscal Year 2010. The...

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Seal Shield Introduces iPad Keyboard and Case for Healthcare

February 21, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2011 /- Seal Shield LLC today announced the new SILVER BLUE™ Bluetooth wireless keyboard and case for the iPad.  The product has been designed specifically for healthcare and addresses infection control concerns over iPad use in hospital settings. The...

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Acuo Technologies Announces New Enterprise Capabilities with Latest Software Release

February 21, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Feb. 21, 2011 /- Acuo Technologies®, a market leading provider of comprehensive software solutions to the medical imaging industry for archiving, collaboration and migration services, is pleased to announce the availability of the latest release of its market...

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Philips and Microsoft Collaborate to Streamline Radiology Workflow and Processes

February 21, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANDOVER, Mass. and REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 21, 2011 /- Royal Philips Electronics NV (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT ) today announced the companies will collaborate to streamline the workflow of radiologists as they seek to build and understand the complete clinical...

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Trying brain pacemakers to zap psychiatric disease

February 21, 2011 3:45 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Call them brain pacemakers, tiny implants that hold promise for fighting tough psychiatric diseases — if scientists can figure out just where in all that gray matter to put them.Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, has proved a powerful way to block the tremors of Parkinson's disease. Blocking...

SuccessEHS Announces its Enterprise Ambulatory EHR Solution for Hospitals

February 21, 2011 3:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 21, 2011 /- SuccessEHS, a nationally recognized, streamlined practice management and electronic health record (EHR) vendor, has coupled its premier ambulatory care software solution with a signature Success Architecture to meet the ambulatory care needs of...

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Mater Children's Hospital in Australia Converts to Masimo rainbow SET for State-of-the-Art Noninvasive Patient Monitoring Capabilities

February 21, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

IRVINE, Calif. and BRISBANE, Australia, Feb. 21, 2011 /- Mater Children's Hospital and Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ) today jointly announce the conversion of Mater Children's Hospital to Masimo rainbow® SET Pulse CO-Oximetry™ technology for advanced noninvasive patient monitoring...

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A Presidential Pardon on Joint Pain

February 21, 2011 1:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BRADENTON, Fla., Feb. 21, 2011 /- Past presidents such as Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush are among the millions of Americans who have undergone some form of joint replacement/repair surgery. While we see presidents come and go, advancements in joint replacement...

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