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Life expectancy higher in Israel than in US, according to Ben-Gurion U. researcher

October 13, 2010 1:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Life expectancy in the US grew by four years since 1980, and in the rest of the OECD it grew by six years. But for Israelis, both Jews and Arabs, the gain was more than seven years.Chernichovsky has conducted a number of...

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Kaiser Permanente's ALL/PHASE Initiative Wins 2010 Care Continuum Alliance Quality Impact Award for Greatest Impact on Health

October 13, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 13 /- The Care Continuum Alliance honored Kaiser Permanente's ALL/PHASE initiative with the Quality Impact Award for the "Greatest Impact on Health" at The Forum 10 conference today in Washington, D.C.  The ALL/PHASE protocol, which utilizes low-cost and generic...

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PneumRx, Inc. Announces CE Mark Approval for Its RePneu® Lung Volume Reduction Coil (LVRC™) System

October 13, 2010 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 13 /- PneumRx, Inc. ( www.pneumrx.com ), a medical device company dedicated to bringing innovation and improvements to the treatment of lung disease, today announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its RePneu Lung Volume Reduction Coil (LVRC) System...

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Cytori Therapeutics gets $19.3M from stock sale

October 13, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cytori Therapeutics Inc. said Wednesday it raised $19.3 million by selling 4.6 million common shares.The company said it sold 4 million shares to the public and another 600,000 shares to the underwriters of the offering. The shares were priced at $4.50 each, with some of the money going to...

A crucial link in immune development and regulation unearthed

October 13, 2010 10:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Monash University) An Australian team of scientists has uncovered a quality-control mechanism that must take place for our immune system to subsequently effectively destroy harmful viruses and bacteria.

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Unlike us, honeybees naturally make 'quick switch' in their biological clocks, says Hebrew University researcher

October 13, 2010 10:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Unlike humans, honeybees, when thrown into highly time-altered new societal roles, are able to alter their biological rhythms with alacrity, enabling them to make a successful "quick switch" in their daily routines, according to research carried...

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Seeking a basis for pharmaceutical products from algae and other organisms in the sea

October 13, 2010 10:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Helsinki) Researchers at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Helsinki are coordinating an extensive project which aims to find biological activity from among organisms in the sea which would be suitable for use as a basis for pharmaceutical products....

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Sector Snap: Health insurance stocks

October 13, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Wedbush analyst said Wednesday that health insurers could report a better third quarter than Wall Street is expecting, and she raised her price targets and profit estimates for several companies.Analyst Sarah James said medical costs for health insurers may be lower than expected in the third...

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Luminex Corporation Hosts Eighth Annual Planet xMAP Europe in Vienna

October 13, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

Luminex Corporation Hosts Eighth Annual Planet xMAP Europe in Vienna -- OOSTERHOUT, Netherlands, Oct. 13 /-

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REGISTRAT-MAPI & Trianz Collaborate on Developing Acceliant EDC Platformâ??s ePRO Capabilities

October 13, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 13 /- Trianz Business Solutions is pleased to announce that REGISTRAT-MAPI , a long term client of Acceliant eClinical suite, has agreed to serve as advisors in the development of the ePRO/mPRO module for Acceliant. REGISTRAT-MAPI has utilized Acceliant since 2007, for...

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MKS Instruments Announces Third Quarter 2010 Earnings Conference Call

October 13, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 13 /- MKS Instruments, Inc. (Nasdaq: MKSI ), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today announced that it will release third quarter 2010 financial results after market close on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.  A...

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OLIGOMERIX, Inc. Announces Board Changes: Vic Micati Appointed Chairman and Jack Pasini Appointed Company Director and Chief Commercial Officer

October 13, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /- OLIGOMERIX, Inc. announced today that Vic Micati, a Director since 2007, has been appointed Chairman of Oligomerix and that Jack Pasini has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors and as Chief Commercial Officer.   Having worked at Pfizer Inc. (PFE)...

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FDA Schedules Third Orphan Drug Workshop for Nov. 4-5, 2010

October 13, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has scheduled the third in a series of workshops on orphan drug designation for academics, biotechnology companies, and those unfamiliar with the process for Nov. 4-5, 2010, in Lansdowne, Va....

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Bisphosphonates (Osteoporosis Drugs): Label Change - Atypical Fractures Update

October 13, 2010 9:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Risk of atypical fractures of the thigh, known as subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femur fractures, in patients who take bisphosphonates for osteoporosis.

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Cantel 4Q profit rises 8 percent on sales

October 13, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cantel Medical Corp., which makes products used to prevent infections, said Wednesday its fiscal fourth-quarter profit rose 8 percent as sales grew in the company's endoscope reprocessing and water purification divisions.Cantel said its net income rose to $4.6 million, or 27 cents per share, in...

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