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Annual CT Lung Screening Saves Lives

November 4, 2010 8:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /- The physicians of Westside Medical Associates of Los Angeles and Westside Medical Imaging in Beverly Hills , California have announced the results of a pivotal, U.S. government sponsored trial showing that annual screening CT scans save lives....

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S & P announces changes to MidCap 400, SmallCap 600

November 4, 2010 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's announced several changes Thursday to its MidCap 400 and SmallCap 600 indices due to acquisitions.S&P said that Bottomline Technologies Inc. will join the SmallCap 600 after trading finishes on Nov. 9, replacing Osteotech Inc., which is being purchased by Medtronic Inc.S&P...

Charles River Laboratories to cut 4 percent of jobs

November 4, 2010 5:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Wilmington-based life sciences tools and services company Charles River Laboratories International Inc. will lay off 4 percent of its staff in a move the company said will save $40 million per year. According to recent research with the company claiming 8,500 total employees, the layoffs...

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Scripps Research team implicates wayward DNA-repair enzyme in Friedreich's ataxia

November 4, 2010 5:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Scripps Research Institute) Scripps Research Institute scientists have taken a step closer to understanding the cause of Friedreich's ataxia, a debilitating neurological condition that affects tens of thousands of people worldwide, and so far has no cure.

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Genetic deletion discovered as risk factor for autism and schizophrenia

November 4, 2010 5:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Emory University) Researchers have identified the deletion of a genomic region on chromosome 17 as a significant risk factor for autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia. A mutation of one of the genes in the deleted interval already is a known cause of renal cysts and diabetes syndrome.

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New PinPoint® MEMS gyro - outstanding performance for low budgets

November 4, 2010 5:36 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

This latest device from established MEMS gyro supplier Silicon Sensing is in action at Electronica, November 9 ? 12, 2010 - Hall A2, stand 118.

Screening with low dose CT scans significantly reduces lung cancer deaths

November 4, 2010 5:34 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

The National Cancer Institute released initial results from a large-scale clinical trial showing lung cancer screening with low-dose CT reduced mortality by 20% when compared to standard chest x-rays.

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FDA lowers regulatory hurdle for digital mammography

November 4, 2010 5:33 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

For the vast majority of medical imaging devices, passing FDA review is a snap: Show equivalence to a device already on the market, wait a few months, and release the announcement that your new product is ready for U.S. patients. But not for full field digital mammography systems.

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Sunrise Senior Living posts 3Q profit; stock jumps

November 4, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sunrise Senior Living Inc. reported a third-quarter profit after settling a legal dispute with a competitor, sending its shares surging in Thursday trading.The real estate investment trust runs senior living communities in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. It said it earned $18.7...

Parexel Consulting hires ex-FDA compliance chief

November 4, 2010 12:36 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Edwin Rivera-Martinez, former chief of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's International Compliance Branch, has joined Parexel Consulting as technical vice president of the Strategic Compliance Services team.

BU lands $4M grant for arthritis research center

November 4, 2010 12:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Boston University will be getting a research and training center on arthritis at Sargent College, its College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences. The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research gave a $4 million grant to associate professor Julie Keysor, who will serve...

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Biogen ends collaboration with Cardiokine

November 4, 2010 12:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Biogen Idec Inc. and its Philadelphia-based partner Cardiokine Inc. have ended a collaboration on lixivaptan, a drug candidate for hyponatremia, or low sodium levels in the blood.

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ThermoGenesis Signs Major Bone Marrow Product Distribution Agreement in China

November 4, 2010 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /- ThermoGenesis Corp. (Nasdaq: KOOL ), a leading supplier of innovative products and services that process and store adult stem cells, said today it has signed a distribution agreement covering China and Hong Kong for its products used to prepare cell...

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Gentris Corporation Names New Chief Scientific Advisor

November 4, 2010 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Nov. 4, 2010 /- Gentris Corporation ( www.gentris.com ), a global leader in applied clinical pharmacogenomics, announced today that Howard McLeod, Pharm.D., from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) has become the Company's first Chief Scientific...

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Luminex Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results

November 4, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 4, 2010 /- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ) today announced financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010.  Financial and operating highlights include the following: Consolidated third quarter revenue was $33.9 million, a 16...

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