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New Harvard-MIT device to detect single cancer cells

March 28, 2011 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

A new microfluidic device that can detect single cancer cells in blood, potentially telling doctors if cancer has spread, has been developed jointly by professors at Harvard Medical School and MIT.

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Detroit Medical Center Becomes First in Southeast Michigan to Study an Implantable Device, Designed to Reduce Patient Time to the ER and Improve Survival Rates From Heart Atta...

March 28, 2011 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DETROIT, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) announced its first implant of the AngelMed Guardian cardiac monitor and alert system. The system is designed to reduce the time it takes patients to get to the emergency room...

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FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Using Soladek Vitamin Solution

March 28, 2011 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to stop using Soladek, a vitamin-solution product marketed by Indo Pharma, S.A., of the Dominican Republic, because the product may contain dangerously high levels of...

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Regado Biosciences, Inc. Announces Presentation of the Results of the RADAR Phase 2b Clinical Trial of Its Anticoagulant System REG1 at the i2 Summit During the American Colle...

March 28, 2011 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., March 28, 2011 /- Regado Biosciences, Inc., a privately held company pioneering the development of antithrombotic aptamers with active control agents, announced that Thomas J. Povsic, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University, will present results of...

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AmeriCares and AstraZeneca Work Together Delivering Critical Medicines to Help People Living with Chronic Diseases in the U.S.

March 28, 2011 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

STAMFORD, Conn., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares and AstraZeneca have teamed to deliver critical medicines to help people living with chronic diseases throughout the United States. AstraZeneca has donated $5 million in cardiovascular and gastrointestinal medications...

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Accuray Incorporated to Speak at 10th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference

March 28, 2011 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 28, 2011 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that its management is scheduled to present at the 10th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference in New York City on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m....

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Radiology Reports in the Age of Smartphones, Part 1 in a Series

March 28, 2011 10:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

In the near future, expect to see the development of m-health reporting apps that will handle the issues of security, privacy, and documentation of the receipt of the information. It is expected that many m-health apps will be used for tracking chronic conditions and for identification...

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Amid Japan crisis, hunt for better radiation care

March 28, 2011 9:45 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Japan's nuclear emergency highlights a big medical gap: Few treatments exist to help people exposed to large amounts of radiation.But some possibilities are in the pipeline — development of drugs to treat radiation poisoning, and the first rapid tests to tell who in a panicked crowd would...

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RNA-Exporting Machine Deciphered at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source

March 28, 2011 9:35 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

A tiny motor tasked with one of nature's biggest jobs is now better understood. The molecular machinery that helps export messenger RNA from a cell's nucleus has been structurally mapped at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source. Messenger RNA conveys genetic information from the nucleus to...

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Quest starts tender offer for Celera

March 28, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quest Diagnostics has opened its tender offer in an attempt to buy Celera Corp. for $671 million, the company said Monday.The medical laboratory operator said earlier this month it would pay $8 cash for each share of Calera, a premium of 28 percent at the time. The deal price includes Celera's...

Reduced Hours for Trainees Has Had Little Effect in U.S.

March 28, 2011 8:32 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

HealthDay News - Shorter work week for doctors in training has had little impact, positive or negative, on patient safety

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Alnylam lands $10M pay from Takeda

March 28, 2011 6:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. has pulled in a $10 million tech transfer payment from Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., related to a May 2008 deal between the two companies potentially worth up to $1 billion.

Irinotecan Hydrochloride Injection: Recall - Fungal Microbial Contaminant

March 28, 2011 6:37 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Non-sterility of a chemotherapeutic product administered via the intravenous route has the potential to result in infections which could be fatal, especially in patients who are immunocompromised.

Summary Information for: Elana Surgical KitHUD

March 28, 2011 6:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for Elana Surgical KitHUD (H080005).

Torrance Dentist, Dr. Robert Mondavi, Now Uses Digital X-Rays for Comfort and Safety of the Patients

March 28, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TORRANCE, Calif., March 28, 2011 /- Cosmetic dentist in Torrance , Dr. Robert Mondavi, DDS, utilizes the latest digital technologies in dental science to provide a safe and comfortable visit for area patients. The speed and accuracy of digital x-ray systems are revolutionizing dental...

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