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Medtronic buys gel technology for sinus treatment

February 25, 2011 8:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Friday it purchased a gel technology that could be used to control bleeding and speed up healing in surgical procedures that treat sinus conditions.Medtronic said the gel is a polymer produced from the chitin of shellfish and squid. Chitin is found in...

Harvard Bioscience 4Q profit falls on costs

February 25, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical instruments maker Harvard Bioscience Inc. on Friday reported a dip in fourth-quarter net income despite higher revenues as its costs rose.The company earned $2.2 million, or 8 cents per share, down from profit of $3.8 million, or 12 cents per share, during the same period a year prior....

Community Health 4Q profit climbs nearly 7 percent

February 25, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Community Health Systems Inc. jumped Friday, a day after the hospital operator said its fourth-quarter earnings grew nearly 7 percent, as revenue rose even though admissions at hospitals the company operated for at least a year fell.The Franklin company earned $69.5 million, or 76...

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Viral infection not responsible for exacerbation of lung disease in most patients

February 25, 2011 7:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Acute viral infection does not appear to be a primary cause of acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive, deadly disease resulting in thickening and scarring of the lungs, according to a study conducted by researchers from the...

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New way to identify patients at risk of dysphagia after head and neck cancer treatment

February 25, 2011 7:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) At the 3rd International Conference on innovative approaches in Head and Neck Oncology, Dr. Hanna Rahbek Mortensen and colleagues at hospitals and institutes in Denmark presented results from a large prospective trial, the DAHANCA 6 & 7...

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Little historical evidence to support cutting global health aid during recessions

February 25, 2011 7:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Harvard School of Public Health) According to a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health, there is surprisingly little historical evidence to justify reversing global financial aid commitments.

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ERT to Present at the Citi 2011 Global Health Care Conference on March 2, 2011

February 25, 2011 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 25, 2011 /- ERT (Nasdaq: ERES ), announced today that Dr. Joel Morganroth, the Company's Chairman and CEO, and Keith Schneck, the Company's Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to present at the Citi 2011 Global Health Care Conference at 10:00 AM ET on March 2,...

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Seniors in Florida Report Problems Obtaining Needed Home Medical Equipment and Services Under Controversial Medicare Bidding System

February 25, 2011 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicare beneficiaries are reporting problems receiving required home medical equipment and services in the wake of the January 1, 2011 implementation of Medicare's controversial "competitive" bidding program in Miami and Orlando,...

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The Smilow Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center Installs Eigen ei-Nav|Artemisâ„¢

February 25, 2011 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

GRASS VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 25, 2011 /- As a world leader in the advancement of the detection and treatment of prostate cancer, the Smilow Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center ( www.smil o wprostatecancercenter.com ) at NYU Langone Medical Center is the first medical facility in the...

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Tenet 4Q profit soars as admissions drop slows

February 25, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. said Friday its fourth-quarter earnings soared as revenue received a boost from patient volumes, and the company trimmed some expenses.The Dallas company earned $74 million, or 14 cents per share, in the three months that ended Dec. 31. That compares to...

Verenium CEO Riva retiring; CFO Levine taking helm

February 25, 2011 5:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Verenium Corp., a maker of specialty enzymes, announced Friday that its president and CEO, Carlos Riva, will retire on March 31 and be succeeded by the company's chief financial officer James Levine.

Board Level Shielding Allows Engineers to Isolate Individual Components

February 25, 2011 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Market demand for smaller, lighter, and faster electronics has forced many engineers to search for innovative methods to control unwanted RF interference and reduce weight at the same time.

LED Light Source Offered for UV Curing

February 25, 2011 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hamamatsu Corp. has introduced the LC-L5 (L11403 series), the latest addition to its Lightningcure series of UV spot light sources. Its characteristics make the LC-L5 an excellent solution for curing materials...

Lenses Are Ideal for Weight Sensitive IR Applications

February 25, 2011 5:20 am | Edmund Optics | Product Releases | Comments

Edmund Optics, a provider of optical components, introduces its new Techspec Silicon Plano-Convex Lenses. These versatile lenses feature precision polished surfaces with a positive focal length with one flat and one convex surface.

Ultrafast Laser Offers Fully Flexible Dispersion Control for MPE Imaging

February 25, 2011 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Chameleon Vision-S from Coherent, Inc. sets a new standard for multiphoton imaging by combining short (80 fs) pulsewidths with the industry’s highest average power and longest wavelength tuning range.

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