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Radiation Safety Q & A: Can Decision Support Systems Help?

March 18, 2011 3:35 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Stephen Herman, MD, an associate professor of radiology at University Health Network in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and CEO of MedCurrent, discusses how radiology decision support systems can help reduce radiation exposure, and what it will take for the tools to catch on.

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Concord Medical to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Results on Monday, March 28, 2011

March 18, 2011 3:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEIJING, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical") (NYSE: CCM ), operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results...

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Quest Diagnostics to Acquire Celera, Strengthening Position as World's Leading Innovator in Molecular Diagnostics and Development

March 18, 2011 3:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MADISON, N.J. and ALAMEDA, Calif., March 18, 2011 /- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, and Celera Corporation (Nasdaq: CRA ), one of the world's pioneers in genetic diagnostics discovery and...

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Xilinx and Amkor discuss interposer program

March 18, 2011 2:32 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

One of the most exciting 3D commercialization announcements of 2010 was certainly the Xilinx announcement of their ?Stacked Silicon Interconnect? program.

SiTime launches the industry?s lowest power oscillator for high frequency applications

March 17, 2011 8:36 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Power reduction of 66% and programmable features are ideal for networking, video, computing and storage applications.

Wide-bandgap electronics alliance formed in Taiwan

March 17, 2011 8:36 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

A total of 20 organizations in Taiwan have formed an alliance to develop electronics devices using compound semiconductors with wide energy bandgaps (i.e. larger than 1 or 2eV), including silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN), for use in high-power electronics applications such...

In pilot study, screening detects potentially serious heart conditions in healthy children

March 17, 2011 3:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) A pilot study in healthy children and adolescents shows that it is feasible to screen for undiagnosed heart conditions that increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest. Adding a 10-minute, relatively low-cost electrocardiogram to a history and...

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Study of Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy finds Likely Non-adherent Patients Have Increased Healthcare Costs, More Hospital Days

March 17, 2011 1:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BALTIMORE, March 17, 2011 /- Patients undergoing opioid therapy for chronic pain who may not be following their prescription regimen have significantly higher overall healthcare costs, Ameritox Ltd. announced recently. The study was published in The American Journal of Managed Care ....

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New targeted drug helps smokers stub it out

March 17, 2011 1:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Academy of Finland) Researchers working in a research project within the Academy of Finland's Research Program on Substance Use and Addictions have been developing a targeted drug that could aid in smoking reduction therapy.

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Gen-Probe Inc., AccuProbe Group B Streptococcus Culture Identification Test, AccuProbe Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex Culture Identification Test and, AccuProbe Mycobacter...

March 17, 2011 12:33 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Possible false-negative results may occur. This may cause serious adverse consequences and/or death.

Sexual plant reproduction: Male and female talk in the same way as do cells in your brain

March 17, 2011 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) A team of researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Portugal, discovered that pollen, the organ that contains the plant male gametes, communicate with the pistil, their female counterpart, using a mechanism commonly observed in the...

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Cytokinetics announces fundamental research in cardiac myosin activation in the journal Science

March 17, 2011 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cytokinetics, Inc.) This publication in the March 18, 2011, issue of the journal Science reveals, for the first time in a peer reviewed journal, the mechanism of action for omecamtiv mecarbil and the scientific rationale for directly modulating cardiac contractility as an...

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Hear Smithsonian Curator, Founding Fathers of Additive Manufacturing Expanding Use of 3D Printing at RAPID 2011

March 17, 2011 11:38 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, March 17, 2011 — A Smithsonian curator and the CEOs of four companies who have pioneered the development of additive manufacturing, a technology that is revolutionizing how new products are created, will be featured speakers at RAPID 2011 Conference & Exposition in...

Pharmaceutics International Inc. (Pii) Announces Appointment of Rampurna Prasad Gullapalli, Ph.D. as Vice President of Drug Delivery Technologies

March 17, 2011 11:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HUNT VALLEY, Md.,. March 17, 2011 /- Pharmaceutics International Inc. (Pii), a leading contract development and manufacturing organization, today announced the appointment of Rampurna Prasad Gullapalli as vice president of Drug Delivery Technologies.  Dr. Gullapalli is responsible...

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Research: Prostate cancer patients opt for more expensive treatment

March 17, 2011 11:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer have been rapidly adopting new, more expensive treatment options, even without proof of their cost-effectiveness, according to research by the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Hospital Cancer Center.

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