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Frost & Sullivan: Innovative Products and Technologies Strengthen U.S. Spinal Surgery Market

August 13, 2010 9:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 12 /- As more and more patients become aware of the advantages of the advanced non-fusion spinal surgery techniques, the negatives of the spinal fusion market become more obvious to the end users. In the next five years, the industry expects to see a steady...

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Chula Vista's Dr. Peter Rullan Adds Alma Lasers' Pixel CO2 Laser System to Offer Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments to Patients

August 13, 2010 9:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHULA VISTA, Calif., Aug. 12 /- Founder of the Dermatology Institute, Peter Rullan, M.D., has expanded his practice and is now offering Pixel Perfect™ treatments to his patients with the purchase of the Pixel CO2 laser from Alma Lasers. "I'm very excited to add this new service for...

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NewCardio Announces Financial Results for the First Half of 2010 and Commercialization Progress

August 13, 2010 9:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 12 /- NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: http://www.newcardio.com . Select questions for the conference call will also be taken via email at nwci@haydenir.com and can be sent any time prior to the conference call's starting time. A replay of the call will be...

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Expanding Access to Care in Chicago's Englewood Neighborhood

August 13, 2010 8:31 pm | by Baxter | News | Comments

More than 40 million Americans lack adequate health insurance. This includes an estimated 1.3 million in the Chicago area, where Baxter International Inc. is headquartered. As a leading healthcare company, Baxter is committed to increasing access to healthcare around the world through both its bu

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White Shark Sightings On The Rise On East Coast

August 13, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Marine biologist Greg Skomal of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries says the increase in white shark sightings on the East Coast may be due to booming gray seal populations, which lure the sharks closer to shore, as well as bigger crowds on beaches -- meaning more potential...

Nissan And GM Bet Americans Ready To Go Electric

August 13, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

By the end of 2010, two mass-market electric cars will be rolling on American highways: the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt. The Volt is a gas-electric hybrid, with an all-electric range of 40 miles, and the Leaf is pure electric, with a range of 100 miles. Are Americans ready to plug in?

Discovering The Secret, Speedy Life Of Plants

August 13, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Plants have a reputation for being sedentary, unmoving, planted. But some plants are moving so quickly, their motion is invisible to human eyes. Biologist Joan Edwards and physicist Dwight Whitaker broke out the high-speed cameras to capture the story of exploding peat moss.

Study Suggests Earlier Meat-Eating In Hominids

August 13, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A new study in the journal Nature suggests that the butchering of animals with tools by hominids occurred nearly a million years earlier than thought. Study author Zeresenay Alemseged and anthropologist David DeGusta discuss the finding and what it might mean for human evolution.

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SETI Throws A Party

August 13, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute -- SETI -- turns 25 this year, and it's celebrating with "SETIcon." Participants, including SETI father Frank Drake and the director of the Center for SETI Research, Jill Tarter, discuss the conference and their work.

Science Diction: The Origin Of ’Evolution’

August 13, 2010 2:33 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Although Charles Darwin's tome The Origin of Species is associated with the theory of evolution today, Darwin himself preferred terms such as "transmutation by means of natural selection." Science historian Howard Markel discusses how “evolution“ entered the scientific -- and popular -- vocabulary.

Estrogen not associated with lung cancer incidence and mortality among postmenopausal women

August 13, 2010 2:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Journal of the National Cancer Institute) Use of estrogen alone did not increase lung cancer mortality in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Biotech vet Chip Clark takes CBO role at Genocea Biosciences

August 13, 2010 1:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Genocea Biosciences has named Chip Clark, co-founder of Maryland biotech Vanda Pharmaceutical Inc., as chief business officer of the vaccine-focused biotech firm in Cambridge.

Federal Register: Medical Device User Fee Act; Public Meeting; Request for Comments; Meeting on September 14, 2010

August 13, 2010 1:34 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is announcing a public meeting on the reauthorization of the medical device user fee program. The current legislative authority for the medical device user fee program expires in September 2012 and new legislation will be required for FDA to...

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MMRC joins UK biotech in start of multiple myeloma trial

August 13, 2010 1:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

A Phase 2 clinical trial of a treatment for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma has launched, led by U.K.-based Astex Therapeutics Ltd. and funded by Norwalk, Conn.-based Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC).

Cambian and Care Aspirations Join to Create the UK's Largest Private Provider of Specialist Services in Education, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

August 13, 2010 1:33 pm | by RealWire | News | Comments

London July 26, 2010 - The Cambian Group (www.Cambiangroup.com) and Care Aspirations have today announced that they have combined operations to create the UK's largest provider of specialist services in education, mental health and learning disabilities. The enlarged Cambian Group will...

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