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BD and PEPFAR Collaboration Initiates Program to Improve Blood-Drawing Practices in Clinics and Hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa

June 21, 2010 6:34 am | by Becton, Dickinson and Company | News | Comments

(June 21, 2010) -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control an

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ERT Announces New Report by TUFTS Identifying Growth in Adoption of Centralized ECG Services

June 21, 2010 6:34 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, 21 June 2010 - ERT, a global provider of technology and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, announced today the availability of a new report, conducted by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, mapping the growing...

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CardioGenics Selects Clinical Test Sites for Its High Speed Portable Blood Analyzer

June 21, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario , June 21 /- CardioGenics Holdings Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CGNH), developer of the ultra-sensitive QL Careâ„¢ Point-Of-Care (POC) analyzer and products for the immunoassay segment of the In-Vitro Diagnostics market, announced the selection of four sites for...

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Magic Power Coffee: Undeclared Drug Ingredient

June 21, 2010 6:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Product marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement contains the drug ingredient hydroxythiohomosildenafil, a chemical that may interact with prescription nitrates, and cause dangerously low blood pressure.

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Cardiovascular Devices Market Outlook June Update by ReportsandReports

June 21, 2010 4:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DALLAS , June 21, 2010 /- ReportsandReports announces it Will Carry Cardiovascular Devices Market Outlook 2016 June reports in its store. Netherlands Cardiovascular Devices Market Outlook to 2016 ( http://www.reportsandreports.com/market-reports/netherlands-cardiovascular-de...

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California Cryobank Welcomes New Director of Quality/Regulatory Affairs

June 21, 2010 4:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES , June 21 /- California Cryobank (CCB), a worldwide leader in biotechnology services, is proud to announce the recent hiring of Rama Tyagi as the company's Director of Quality/Regulatory Affairs. Tyagi's hiring into the newly created position echoes CCB's ongoing commitment to...

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Boston Scientific Expands PolarCath® Peripheral Dilatation System With New Balloon Sizes

June 21, 2010 4:36 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Longer balloons provide physicians more options for treating peripheral artery disease

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Medco and Celesio Announce Pan-European Joint Venture to Enhance Quality of Clinical Care and Reduce Overall Healthcare Costs

June 21, 2010 1:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BERLIN , June 21 /- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS ) and Celesio AG, two of the world's leading pharmacy-driven healthcare companies, today announced a joint venture with a long-term goal of improving patient health and helping to relieve the crushing financial burden on...

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Zydus' Novel Orally Administered GLP-1 Agonist - 'ZYOG1' to treat Diabetes and Obesity Enters Phase I Clinical Trial

June 20, 2010 10:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AHMEDABAD, India , June 21, 2010 /- Zydus Cadila, a global healthcare provider and one of India's leading healthcare companies has received Phase I clinical trial permission from the DCGI for ZYOG1 - a novel GLP-1 agonist. Designed and developed at the Zydus Research Centre using a unique...

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Compost filter socks improve runoff from croplands

June 20, 2010 8:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Society of Agronomy) Study finds that compost filters socks can reduce soil erosion from croplands and reduce the amount of herbicide in runoff.

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Flame retardant linked to altered thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy

June 20, 2010 8:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - Berkeley) A new UC Berkeley-led study of pregnant women links higher blood levels of PBDEs, a common type of flame retardant, with altered thyroid hormone levels. Normal maternal thyroid levels are important for healthy fetal neurodevelopment.

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Drug Targets Lupus by Tricking Immune System

June 20, 2010 8:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new approach shows early promise in fighting the devastating disease.

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Targeting disease remission has socio-economic benefits over low disease activity

June 19, 2010 2:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) Achieving disease remission in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) provides superior outcomes across measures of socio-economic importance including work productivity and quality of life according to results presented today at EULAR 2010,...

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Blood deficiencies are strong predictors of poor outcome

June 19, 2010 2:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) For health care professionals diagnosing primary Sjogren's Syndrome (pSS, an autoimmune disorder in which immune cells attack and destroy moisture-producing glands), the incidence of blood based deficiencies is the strongest predictor of a poor...

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A Man-Made, Plastic Antibody Works In Mice

June 18, 2010 4:38 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Researchers say they've created nano-sized antibodies out of chemical components and used them to clear a toxin injected into mice. The antibodies latched on to and "disarmed" the toxin in much the same way natural antibodies do. Chemist Kenneth Shea describes the work.

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