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Biogen grows MS fellowship program

December 7, 2010 9:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Biogen Idec Inc. has awarded 12 fellowships to universities and medical centers researching multiple sclerosis, as part of a program the company started in 2006 to further education in the therapeutic area that forms the core of Biogen's business.

Acquisitions hurt Landauer's 4Q profit, help sales

December 7, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Radiation monitoring consultant Landauer Inc. said Tuesday that the cost of acquisitions hurt its fourth-quarter profit, but that these transactions also helped improve revenue.The Glenwood, Ill., company provides services for measuring radiation exposure in hospitals, medical and dental...

Reducing maternal and newborn deaths globally

December 7, 2010 8:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) On Dec. 7, 2010, maternal health professionals from Africa and Asia will be attending a workshop in Liverpool to discuss the effects of "Making It Happen," a program with a life-saving training package for health care providers at its heart....

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Social tools prove powerful for online health programs

December 7, 2010 8:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Michigan Health System) In an era when social networking sites and blogs are visited by three quarters of online users, it's only natural that the medical profession would also tap into the power of social media tools.Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical...

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Virginia Tech engineer identifies new concerns for antibiotic resistance, pollution

December 7, 2010 8:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Virginia Tech) When an antibiotic is consumed, researchers have learned that up to 90 percent passes through a body without metabolizing. This means the drugs can leave the body almost intact through normal bodily functions.

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Millennium Research Group to Release Their Latest US Clot Management Data

December 7, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2010 /- Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, will soon release their latest data on the US clot management device market.   MRG's US Markets for Clot Management Devices 2011 report provides important insight...

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Cipher Pharmaceuticals Using MedAvante Centralized Ratings in Phase 3 Study

December 7, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HAMILTON, N.J., Dec. 7, 2010 /- MedAvante, Inc., the leader in centralized expert evaluation of treatments for central nervous system disorders, announced that Cipher Pharmaceuticals is using MedAvante Centralized Ratings in their pivotal Phase 3 dermatology study.   Cipher recently...

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New Trial Studies Link Between Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation

December 7, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One evening last March, Larry Ambrose left his bed in the middle of the night to check the time. Much to the 71-year-old's surprise, he was only able to see three out of the four glowing numbers on the digital clock in his kitchen. Ambrose...

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Court filing: Scrushy not paying lawyers

December 7, 2010 6:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A court filing in a civil case involving HealthSouth Corp.'s attempts to seize Richard Scrushy's assets says his lawyers aren't being paid.The Birmingham News reports that Art Leach, a lawyer for the former HealthSouth CEO, wrote in a recent document that the legal team has minimized court...

Healthcare M & A Finance, Industry Leaders Head to iiBIG's Nashville Forum, January 25-26, 2011

December 7, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.iibig.com/F1101 () —iiBIG returns to America's Healthcare Silicon Valley to present the industry-leading Investment and M&A Opportunities in Healthcare, January 25-26, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2011, experts are predicting an increase in ...

Orthovita gets FDA approval for new Vitoss graft

December 7, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orthovita Inc. said Tuesday that federal regulators approved marketing of a new version of its Vitoss bone graft substitute.The company said the Food and Drug Administration cleared its Vitoss Bioactive Foam-2X bone graft substitute, which can be used to fill bone gaps in the spine, pelvis, and...

Accounting Management Solutions Promotes Davis, Expands Tech Focus

December 7, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.amsolutions.net/ () —Accounting Management Solutions, Inc (http://www.amsolutions.net/) . (AMS), a leading provider of outsourced part-time, interim and project-oriented accounting, financial management and consulting services, today announced Dan Davis, previously the director of...

John Theurer Cancer Center presents studies on promising therapies for aggressive blood cancers

December 7, 2010 4:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(John Theurer Cancer Center) The John Theurer Cancer Center announced important research findings presented at the American Society of Hematology annual meeting. Research highlights from the 40 abstracts include a comparison of treatment with stem cell transplantation versus...

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Passages Malibu Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Announces Launch of Cutting-Edge 'Brain Paint' Neurofeedback Therapy Scientifically Proven to Reduce Addiction Relapse Rate I...

December 7, 2010 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MALIBU, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 /- The world-renowned Passages Malibu, the state-of-the-art one-on-one holistic drug and alcohol treatment center, today announced the launch of the "Brain Paint" Neurofeedback, scientifically proven to reduce relapse, as the latest cutting-edge therapy...

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Michael Jackson's Death Could Have Been Avoided With a Brain Monitor Says Anesthesiologist

December 7, 2010 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 7, 2010 /- About 80 percent of the surgeries performed in the U.S. put patients at risk of being inflicted with delirium, dementia or death because a brain monitor is not used by the anesthesiologist. That is one of the secrets unveiled in a new book recently...

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