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Onconova announces FDA agreement of a SPA for a pivotal phase 3 trial of Estybon in MDS

October 4, 2010 1:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(PR on Call) Onconova Therapeutics announced agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration regarding a Special Protocol Assessment for the design of a pivotal Phase 3 trial for Estybon as monotherapy in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. The SPA provides FDA evaluation...

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Professor Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Lawson is awarded the 2011 Herman Skolnik Award

October 4, 2010 1:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier Properties SA today congratulated its Research and Development Director, Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Lawson, for receiving the 2011 Herman Skolnik Award. Presented by the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Information, the award recognizes outstanding...

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Experts will meet to discuss how diet affects behavioral development of children

October 4, 2010 1:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Granada) University of Granada professor Cristina Campoy Folgoso is the coordinator of a Nutrimenthe public event -- an international research project funded by the European Commission through its 7th Framework Programme entitled "Effect of diet on the mental...

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New approach to underweight COPD patients

October 4, 2010 12:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Gothenburg) Malnutrition often goes hand in hand with COPD and is difficult to treat. In a recent study researchers at the University of Gothenburg, have come up with a new equation to calculate the energy requirement for underweight COPD patients. It is hoped that...

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Interactive media improved patients? understanding of cancer surgery by more than a third

October 4, 2010 12:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Patients facing planned surgery answered 36 percent more questions about the procedure correctly if they watched an interactive multimedia presentation (IMP) rather than just talking to medical staff. The study authors argue that IMP helps medical staff to obtain...

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Parexel launches Japanese office

October 4, 2010 11:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Parexel International Corp. has opened a new office in Japan to expand the contract research organization’s penetration into the Asian market.

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X-rays linked to increased childhood leukemia risk

October 4, 2010 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California -- Berkeley) Diagnostic X-rays may increase the risk of developing childhood leukemia, according to a new study by UC Berkeley researchers. Specifically, the researchers found that children with acute lymphoid leukemia had almost twice the chance of having...

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AACR Hosts Colorectal Cancer Special Conference in Philadelphia

October 4, 2010 11:32 am | by AACR | Comments

This October, the American Association for Cancer Research will host the special conference Colorectal Cancer: Biology to Therapy at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Hundreds of scientists, physicians and allied health professionals will gather and discuss new data on new screening methods...

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Governor candidates weigh in on Genzyme bid

October 4, 2010 10:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Candidates for Governor of Massachsuetts responded to the hostile takeover bid by French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-aventis for Genzyme Corp.

Candidates pledge action on gift ban, drug discounts

October 4, 2010 10:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Three Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates took on the issue of how to continue promoting the biotechnology industry in a forum sponsored by MassBio in Cambridge today.

TCG to Offer On-Site Rater Training in 2011

October 4, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEWARK, Del., Oct. 4 /- Beginning early in 2011, TCG (The Cognition Group) will offer on-site rater training educational seminars for cognitive assessment scales. This new service will help develop on-site staff expertise in a diverse set of screening and efficacy scales not limited to...

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Prognosis Health Information Systems' ChartAccess 4.0 Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification

October 4, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HOUSTON, Oct. 4 /- Prognosis Health Information Systems announced today that ChartAccess 4.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30, 2010, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with...

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Materialise Launches SurgiCase(R) Orthopaedics: A Comprehensive, Custom Solution That Assures Best Practices For The Orthopaedic Surgeon

October 4, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

Materialise Launches SurgiCase(R) Orthopaedics: A Comprehensive, Custom Solution That Assures Best Practices For The Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Ethicon, Inc. Introduces Two Innovative Devices for Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair During American College of Surgeons (ACS) Annual Meeting

October 4, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SOMERVILLE, N.J., Oct. 4 /- Ethicon, Inc., a worldwide leader in surgical care, today announced the launch of ETHICON SECURESTRAP™ 5mm Absorbable Strap Fixation Device, the first fixation device to feature an absorbable "strap" design, and ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ Flexible...

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UPDATED: Elsevier Online Opinion Survey Reveals Researchers Ready to Push Scientific Search and Discovery to the Next Level

October 4, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

AMSTERDAM, October 4, 2010 /- On Tuesday, September 28, Elsevier released the results of a "Future of Search and Discovery" opinion survey that was designed to provide a "quick pulse" of the attitudes of researchers through an informal online opinion poll. While it was not a scientific...

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