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Researchers identify how bone-marrow stem cells hold their 'breath' in low-oxygen environments

September 2, 2010 10:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified unique metabolic properties that allow a specific type of stem cell in the body to survive and replicate in low-oxygen environments.

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Medicinal cannabis review highlights dilemmas facing health care professionals

September 2, 2010 1:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Patients who use cannabis for medicinal purposes pose a wide range of legal, ethical and medical dilemmas for the health care professionals looking after them according to an in-depth review just published. The study also found extreme caution about integrating...

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Scientists unwrap DNA packaging to gain insight into cells

September 2, 2010 1:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Edinburgh) Scientists have built a clearer picture of how lengthy strands of DNA are concertinaed when our cells grow and divide, in a discovery could help explain how cell renewal can go wrong.

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Innovation a Must for Canadian Automotive Industry, Says Canadian Manufacturing Week/Weld Expo Keynote

September 2, 2010 1:35 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

Toronto, Ontario – September 1, 2010 — As executive chairman and co-founder of Martinrea International Inc., a leading Canadian auto parts supplier recognized for its leadership in advanced technical systems and program management, Rob Wildeboer knows firsthand just how...

Fat injections give face young, natural look

September 2, 2010 1:33 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | Comments

A plastic surgeon at Baylor College of Medicine is helping women who desire a younger, softer looking face achieve that by extracting small amounts of tissue from excess fat areas on their body and injecting it to the area around their eyes. "Injecting fat in the lower eyelid and related...

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Scientists discover the mechanisms and function of a type of mysterious immune cell

September 2, 2010 1:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Scripps Research Institute) In two closely related studies, two teams of Scripps Research Institute scientists have discovered the underlying mechanisms that activate a type of immune cell in the skin and other organs. The findings may lead to the development of new therapies to treat...

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Sector Snap: Medical Device makers

September 2, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Stifel Nicolaus analyst initiated coverage of a group of medical device makers on Thursday, outlining a mixed business environment for the sector.Analyst Charles Chon placed "Hold" ratings on Medtronic Inc., which is the world's largest medical device company, along with Boston Scientific...

Brainy worms: Evolution of the cerebral cortex

September 2, 2010 11:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Unexpectedly, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have now discovered a true counterpart of the cerebral cortex in an invertebrate, a marine worm. Their findings, published today in Cell, give an idea of what the most...

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Yale-developed tools fix broken DNA strands

September 2, 2010 11:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Yale University researchers report that they have identified mechanisms that can be used to repair breaks in DNA strands. Those breaks have the potential to lead to the development of cancer.

Webmedx Strengthens Quality Program and Improves Patient Safety in Compliance with New Industry Standards for Clinical Documentation

September 2, 2010 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 /- Webmedx , the third largest medical transcription service provider in the U.S. and a premier supplier of speech recognition and quality analytics technology, reinforced their commitment to quality and patient safety by announcing important changes to their quality...

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The SCOOTER Store Creates Home Care Equipment Division

September 2, 2010 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Sept. 2 /- The SCOOTER Store, the nation's largest provider of power mobility products and services, has announced the creation of a new internal division focusing on Home Care equipment, accessories and related services to complement its traditional power mobility...

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Ascension Orthopedics Receives FDA Approval for TITAN™ Modular Total Shoulder System

September 2, 2010 11:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 2 /- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., the world leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic devices, announces FDA approval to market the TITAN™ Modular Total Shoulder System. This newly designed system redefines modularity by providing multiple surgical solutions for shoulder...

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Mark S. Rangell Appointed Chief Operating Officer for Sandata Technologies, LLC

September 2, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Sept. 2 /- Sandata Technologies, LLC, a leading national provider of information technology solutions to the home healthcare community, today announced the hiring of Mark S. Rangell as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Rangell will be in charge of Sandata's...

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CLC bio expands Cambridge office, looks to hire

September 2, 2010 9:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Denmark-based CLC bio, a life sciences services company providing hardware, software and data analytics, is expanding its presence in Cambridge with a new North American headquarters location.

Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff - Impact-Resistant Lenses: Questions and Answers

September 2, 2010 9:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Eyeglasses and sunglasses (eyewear) that are intended to affect the structure or function of the body or intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, are devices...

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