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Why it makes sense to consult ER patients before sending them to CT

October 28, 2010 6:31 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

It’s all too easy to reduce medicine to facts, practices to technology. Patients need to be consulted when it comes to making decisions involving the use of CT, according to a recent emergency room survey, even when time is in short supply and the answers seem obvious.

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Integra LifeSciences 3Q profit rises 14.6 percent

October 28, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. said Thursday its third-quarter profit grew 14.6 percent, led by an increase in orthopedic sales.The company said its profit rose to $16.5 million, or 55 cents per share, from $14.4 million, or 49 cents per share, during the same period a...

Glaucoma therapy firm Solx takes in $3.7M

October 28, 2010 5:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Solx Inc., the Sudbury maker of a laser treatment for glaucoma, has raised $3.7 million in a new round of equity financing, the company reports in a regulatory filing posted yesterday.

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Stryker Corp. to buy Boston Scientific division

October 28, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stryker Corporation says it will pay up to $1.5 billion to buy the neurovascular division of fellow medical device maker Boston Scientific.The Kalamazoo, Mich., company plans to pay $1.4 billion at the deal's closing and then up to $100 million in milestone payments. The deal is expected to...

Boston Scientific Agrees to Sell Neurovascular Business to Stryker

October 28, 2010 4:32 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which Stryker Corporation will acquire Boston Scientific's Neurovascular

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VIDEO From thenewsmarket.com and AstraZeneca: AstraZeneca Announces Third Quarter and Nine Months Results 2010

October 28, 2010 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /- See video from AstraZeneca at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/CustomLink/CustomLinks.aspx?GUID=7c13a65b-0529-4b28-82e0-7ebe8b9d9f42&bhcp=1&alertid=226c94c1-b49b-45a9-b982-615158357500# Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced that revenue for...

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Adeona to Hold Annual Shareholder Meeting

October 28, 2010 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 28 /- Adeona Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (AMEX: AEN ) announced today that the Company will hold its Annual Shareholders Meeting on Tuesday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., at its offices located at 3930 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108. During the Annual...

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Exposure to BPA associated with reduced semen quality

October 28, 2010 12:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(GolinHarris International) Increasing urine BPA (Bisphenol-A) level was significantly associated with decreased sperm concentration, decreased total sperm count, decreased sperm vitality and decreased sperm motility, according to a Kaiser Permanente study appearing in the journal...

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Atrenta and CEA-Leti sign a multi-year collaboration agreement

October 28, 2010 12:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Focus will be advanced power reduction and 3D design.

Microfluidics: A thousand captures at a time

October 28, 2010 12:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Patch clamping is a widely used laboratory technique to study ion channels in living cells. It is conventionally performed by pressing the open tip of a glass pipette against the membrane of a cell, applying gentle suction to establish a tight seal and then rupturing the cell membrane to...

Digital MEMS microphones from Wolfson target high-quality audio processing in mobile devices

October 28, 2010 12:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Fabless audio chip company Wolfson Microelectronics plc (LSE: WLF.L) launched its next-generation digital silicon micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) microphones, the WM7210 and the WM7220. The digital MEMS are manufactured with Wolfson?s CMOS/MEMS membrane design, similar to the...

Cell Therapeutics Third Quarter Net Loss Decreases by 68% in 2010 Compared to 2009

October 28, 2010 12:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SEATTLE, Oct. 28 /- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI" or the "Company") (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) today reported recent accomplishments and financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. "We have made solid progress in controlling costs with a 52% decrease in net operating...

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Cancer Drug Zeroes In on a Genetic Mistake

October 27, 2010 9:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

An experimental compound shrank lung-cancer tumors in half of the patients in a recent study.

An Implant Could Ease Balance Problems

October 27, 2010 9:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A patient has received the first ear implant to treat a balance disorder; researchers hope it leads to similar devices that are even more complex.

Universal Health posts higher 3Q profit

October 27, 2010 6:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc. said Wednesday its profit increased nearly 9 percent in the third quarter as revenue edged higher.Universal Health lowered the top end of its projected range for 2010 earnings, sending shares lower in after-hours trading.The company reported net...

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