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Could HIV-infected organs save lives?

March 30, 2011 5:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) If Congress reversed its ban on allowing people with HIV to be organ donors after their death, roughly 500 HIV-positive patients with kidney or liver failure each year could get transplants within months, rather than the years they currently...

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AP Top News at 8:43 p.m. EDT

March 30, 2011 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Gadhafi's forces adapt to airstrikes, pound rebelsAJDABIYA, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi's ground forces recaptured a strategic oil town Wednesday and moved within striking distance of another major eastern city, nearly reversing the gains rebels made since international airstrikes began. Rebels...

AP Top News at 6:38 p.m. EDT

March 30, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Gadhafi's forces adapt to airstrikes, pound rebelsAJDABIYA, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi's ground forces recaptured a strategic oil town Wednesday and moved within striking distance of another major eastern city, nearly reversing the gains rebels made since international airstrikes began. Rebels...

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URI scientist discovers 54 beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup

March 30, 2011 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Rhode Island) A University of Rhode Island researcher has discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20 compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role in human health.

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Genes relate to level of alcohol consumption among Asians

March 30, 2011 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) In a study of 1,721 Korean male drinkers aged 40 years in an urban population-based cohort, and another sample of 1,113 male drinkers from an independent rural cohort, information on average daily alcohol consumption was collected and DNA samples...

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S & P boosts Amerigroup ratings

March 30, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said Wednesday it raised its ratings on managed Medicaid company Amerigroup Corp., citing improved financial and business profiles.S&P boosted the company's counterparty credit and senior debt ratings BB+ from BB, or to noninvestment grade from...

MSA Increases Production of Air-Purifying Respirators to Help Meet Increased Demand from Japan

March 30, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PITTSBURGH, March 30, 2011 /- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA (NYSE: MSA ) said today it has increased production of its air-purifying respirator (APR) line in two U.S. factories in response to greater demand for such products from Japan.  The respirators, which include...

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Savaria Q4 profit falls but sales increase to $17.4M from $14.3M

March 30, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Savaria Corp. (TSX:SIS), a Montreal-area company which makes equipment for the disabled, reports its fourth quarter net profits fell to $515,000 from $816,000 in the same period a year earlier. Three-month sales'rose to $17.4 million from $14.3 million, a gain of 21 per cent, as the company...

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For DNA Repair Machine, it's all About Flexibility

March 30, 2011 11:36 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

In a discovery that could lead to new ways to fight cancer and other diseases such as cystic fibrosis, scientists from Berkeley Lab and the Scripps Research Institute determined that a cell's speedy ability to repair damaged DNA relies on the remarkable flexibility of a molecular motor....

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Neurocrine Biosciences to Present at the 10th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference

March 30, 2011 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, March 30, 2011 /- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX ) announced today that Kevin Gorman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences, will be presenting at the 10th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference in New York City.   The live presentation...

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Vein-opening Treatment Deemed Safe for MS Patients

March 30, 2011 11:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

While angioplasty is best known for cardiac patients, opening veins to allow for better blood flow could be good for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients as well, according to a new study.

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Meds IV Pharmacy, IV Compounded Products Recall: Outbreak of Serratia Marcescens Bacteremia in Alabama Hospitals

March 30, 2011 11:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Use of contaminated products may lead to bacterial infection of the blood.

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MSC Industrial Direct says CFO Boehlke retiring

March 30, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. said Wednesday that Chief Financial Officer Charles Boehlke is retiring and will be succeeded by Jeffrey Kaczka, effective April 8.Boehlke, 55, also will retire from the company's board. He will serve as a senior adviser to help with the transition process....

Nature study shows common lab dye is a wonder drug -- for worms

March 30, 2011 10:41 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Buck Institute for Age Research) Basic Yellow 1, a dye used in neuroscience labs around the world to detect damaged protein in Alzheimer's disease, is a wonder drug for nematode worms. Thioflavin T extended lifespan in healthy worms by more than 50 percent and slowed the disease...

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Laser Spine Institute Directors And Surgeon Publish Case Study

March 30, 2011 9:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TAMPA, Fla., March 30, 2011 /- Bill Horne, CEO of Laser Spine Institute ( http://www.laserspineinstitute.com ), the leader in endoscopic spine surgery, has announced that John A. Polikandriotis Ph.D. MBA, senior director of strategic initiatives, Dr. Michael W. Perry, medical director,...

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