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TSX denies Northstar Healthcare's request for waiver of shareholder approval

August 19, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Northstar Healthcare Inc. (TSX:NHC) has been dealt a setback in its efforts to secure much-needed financing from a former chief executive of the company.The Toronto-based health services provider had sought permission to go ahead with a $5-million private placement of its securities without...

Boston Scientific's Women's Health Products Featured in Studies at the Joint Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society and International Urogynecological Associat...

August 19, 2010 4:33 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that results from studies involving the Company's Women's Health products will be presented at the Joint Annual Meetin

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Light-amplifying metamaterial created

August 18, 2010 10:33 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Researchers have overcome a fundamental obstacle in using new "metamaterials" for radical advances in optical technologies, including ultrapowerful microscopes and computers and a possible invisibility cloak.

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Flir to buy advanced sensor maker

August 18, 2010 10:33 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Thermal imaging systems manufacturer Flir Systems Inc. announced Monday that it will acquire sensor maker ICx Technologies Inc. for approximately $274 million.

VI Systems begins shipping circular VCSEL arrays

August 18, 2010 10:33 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

VI Systems GmbH has released the first circular chip arrays of its vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) designed for wire- and flip-chip bonding.

Graphene Could Improve DNA Sequencing

August 18, 2010 10:32 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The atom-thick material may be ideal for a new sequencing technique.

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World's largest neurosurgical society launches the specialty's first comprehensive global journal

August 18, 2010 5:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier) The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies representing more than 30,000 neurosurgeons, 114 individual societies and 100 nations has launched World Neurosurgery, the specialty's first publication acting as a global forum for not only high level peer-reviewed,...

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ImmunoGen gets boost for lung cancer drug

August 18, 2010 5:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

ImmunoGen Inc. has received orphan drug status for its drug candidate to treat small-cell lung cancer. If approved, the designation means that the drug will receive a longer period of protection from competition from generics.

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Acuo Technologies Bolsters Sales Team with Key Additions

August 18, 2010 5:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Aug. 18 /- Acuo Technologies®, a company specializing in the development of standards based Vendor Neutral Archiving solutions and data migration services, announces the addition of two Sales executives to their team.  Healthcare IT industry veterans Ron...

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Preconception counseling helps future moms prep for baby

August 18, 2010 5:37 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

When a couple decides to have a child, it is important for the future mom to be in optimal condition, both physically and emotionally, said a maternal fetal medicine expert from Baylor College of Medicine . "There are a lot of different elements of a woman's health that ideally ought to...

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Grants support use of state-of-the-art technology to determine cancer risk

August 18, 2010 5:36 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Recent grants to a Baylor College of Medicine geneticist will help fund studies that seek to understand why some children are more at risk for cancer. Dr. Sharon Plon, professor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology, received a $2.1 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and...

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Nanocluster Protein Coating on Titanium Strengthens Implant Attachment

August 18, 2010 5:36 pm | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a coating technique that could strengthen the connection between titanium joint-replacement implants and a patient's own bone. The coated implants were fixed in place more than twice as securely as standard uncoated materials.

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Bolder BioTechnology Announces $600,000 Grant from NIH to Study Long-Acting IL-11 Analog in Treating Acute Radiation Syndrome

August 18, 2010 5:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 18 /- Bolder BioTechnology, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant totaling $600,000 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of The National Institutes of Health (NIH)....

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St. Vincent's Hospital Implants Australia's 1st SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

August 18, 2010 5:36 pm | by SynCardia | News | Comments

On Aug. 5, St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney performed Australia's first implant of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The patient, a 50-year-old-male suffering from total heart failure, is the first recipient of the Total Artificial Heart in the Southern Hemisphere. The...

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White Paper 'LED Curing of Light-Curable Materials – Unraveling the Myths and Realities' Reviews Misconceptions

August 18, 2010 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

A newly authored white paper from DYMAX called “LED Curing of Light-Curable Materials – Unraveling the Myths and Realities” reviews common misconceptions and realities about LED curing technology.

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