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IBM to Acquire BLADE Network Technologies

September 27, 2010 5:35 am | by IBM | Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE), a privately held company based in Santa Clara, CA. BLADE specializes in software and devices that route data and transactions to and from servers. The acquisition is...

Three U.S. Hospitals Reduce Costly Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections

September 27, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27 /- Clinicians from three U.S. hospitals today reported significant progress in the fight against deadly IV catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI). Data analyzed and presented by clinicians from St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark.; Bethesda North...

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2010 AAO-HNSF miniseminars: Monday, Sept. 27, 2010

September 27, 2010 5:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery) The 2010 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO of the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, the largest meeting of ear, nose and throat doctors in the world, will convene Sept. 26-29, 2010, in Boston, Mass.

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GE Healthcare Set to Take Share from Siemens and Philips in the $1.2 Billion US Ultrasound Market

September 27, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TORONTO, Sept. 27 /- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, GE was the overall leader in the US ultrasound system market last year. Not only did the company increase its lead over Philips and Siemens in the market, but...

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First Franchise Urgent Care Clinic to Open

September 27, 2010 12:31 am | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

A longtime local health care executive is hoping to attract some of the county’s urgent care business when he opens the first franchise clinic of a national chain tailored to these types of patients.

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Hospital Bond Watchdog Panel Reorganizes

September 26, 2010 11:31 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Keeping an eye on one government agency’s coffers is part of the business at hand for a citizens’ oversight committee created four years ago to monitor officials and their allocation of bond funds at Grossmont Healthcare District.

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UM School of Medicine Center for Celiac Research finds rate of celiac disease is growing

September 26, 2010 10:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Maryland Medical Center) The number of celiac disease cases in the US has doubled every 15 years since 1974, increasing particularly among older people, according to a new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Celiac Research. As people in...

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Genetic "Light Switches" Control Muscle Movement

September 26, 2010 8:32 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

The technique will improve research on neuromuscular disorders and could one day help paralyzed patients.

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Hospira Receives TGA Approval for Nivestim™, Australia's First Biosimilar Filgrastim

September 26, 2010 4:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 26 /- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), the world leader in generic injectable pharmaceuticals, today announced that it has received Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approval for its biosimilar filgrastim product, Nivestim™. Nivestim has been...

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Genetic ancestry: A new look at racial disparities in head and neck cancer

September 26, 2010 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Henry Ford Health System) Head and neck cancer outcomes associated with race may be more closely linked to social and behavioral factors than biological differences, especially for African-Americans, according to a new Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that while those...

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Stress can control our genes

September 26, 2010 5:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Copenhagen) Researchers from Dr. Klaus Hansen's laboratory at BRIC, University of Copenhagen, have just shown that stress-factors can control our genes: Exposing human cells to a stress-activating compound turned on genes that are normally silenced. Protective...

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2010 AAO-HNSF new research daily highlights: Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010

September 26, 2010 5:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery) Featuring more than 305 scientific research sessions, 594 posters and several hundred instruction course hours for attendees, the annual meeting is a unique opportunity for journalists from around the world to cover...

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Invensense IPO will change the competition in the motion sensing business

September 25, 2010 11:33 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Business is there: moving from $300M in 2009 to $1.2B in 2015 only for smart phones

Duluth-Area Plasma Donors to be Recognized for Lifesaving Contribution in Fight Against Rare Diseases

September 25, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DULUTH, Minn., Sept. 25 /- CSL Plasma , one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, is honoring donors from the Duluth area today as part of a statewide observance of "Plasma Protein Therapies Month." According to Randy Furby, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CSL...

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HORIZONS-AMI Trial Provides Superior Outcomes Data at Three Years with TAXUS® Drug-Eluting Stent in Heart Attack Patients

September 25, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Sept. 25 /- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced three-year follow-up data from the HORIZONS-AMI trial.  The trial, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) with grant support from Boston Scientific and The Medicines Company...

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