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Scientists turn a new leaf to discover a compound in daffodils that targets brain cancer

November 1, 2010 11:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) When looking for new ways to treat aggressive brain cancers, an international team of scientists turned a new leaf and "discovered" the lowly daffodil. A new research study published in the November 2010 print issue of the...

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USHIO America, Inc., starts marketing world?s first 6-inch full-field projection exposure system for manufacturing led chips

November 1, 2010 11:41 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Automatically configurable to desired wafer size; throughput enhanced by 300%, running cost reduced by 80% compared with conventional stepper systems

Spencer Pharma to co-develop nervous system disease treatments

November 1, 2010 11:41 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Spencer Pharmaceutical Inc., a Boston drug development firm focused on metabolic disease treatments, has formed an agreement with National Pharmaceutical Corp. to co-develop treatments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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Hiring in life sciences up globally, down locally

November 1, 2010 11:41 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Life sciences hiring in the third quarter was up, according to the ZRG Partners Global Life Science Hiring Index. But the trend was pushed largely by hiring in Asia Pacific and Europe, while the Americas actually saw a slight drop in Q3 hiring in the life sciences industry.

National Quality Forum Members Elect New Council Leaders

November 1, 2010 11:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Quality Forum (NQF) announces the election of leadership for four of its eight member councils.   NQF is a unique, multi-stakeholder, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of American healthcare by...

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Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacy Offers FREE Diabetic Medications

November 1, 2010 11:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /- According to the American Diabetes Association, total costs of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2007 were estimated at $174 billion.  Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type II diabetes and many more are unaware that they...

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Octapharma Clinical Trial Begins in the U.S. and Germany Treating Hemophilia A Patients with First Recombinant Factor VIII Derived from a Human Cell-Line

November 1, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HOBOKEN, N.J., Nov. 1, 2010 /- Octapharma AG , one of the largest human protein products manufacturers in the world, and Octapharma USA today announced that patients diagnosed with severe hemophilia A have started treatment in a multi-center study that is researching the use of the first...

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Baxa to Sponsor ASHP Midday Symposium - The Power of Control: Using Pharmacy Software Tools to get Control of your Workflow, Ensure Quality Control and Support Patient Safety ...

November 1, 2010 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 1, 2010 /- Baxa Corporation , a leading provider of medical devices and systems that automate pharmacy operations and increase patient safety, today announced its sponsorship of a customer forum at the 45th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)...

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FDA Approves New Indication for Afinitor

November 1, 2010 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the cancer drug Afinitor (everolimus) on Friday to treat patients with subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) associated with tuberous sclerosis (TS), a rare genetic disorder....

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AACR to Host Annual Cancer Prevention Conference

November 1, 2010 11:35 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research will host its Ninth Annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference Nov. 7-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

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Cancer Prevention Conference Underscores Need for Congress to Pass Appropriations Bill That Funds NIH

November 1, 2010 11:35 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA - Despite innovative cancer research being presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, as well as numerous other conferences organized by the American Association for Cancer Research each year, the pace of scientific discovery in...

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AACR Conference to Focus on Prevention, Management of Cancer in Women

November 1, 2010 11:35 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research will host a media forum focusing on new advancements in the prevention and patient management of cancer among women. This forum will be held here as part of the AACR's Ninth Annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research...

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Summary Box: Humana's 3Q profit rises 30 percent

November 1, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

THE RESULTS: Managed care company Humana Inc. said Monday its third-quarter profit climbed 30 percent to $393.2 million, or $2.32 per share. Revenue rose 9 percent to $8.42 billion.THE REASONS: The Louisville, Ky., insurer said Medicare Advantage enrollment climbed 17 percent in the quarter and...

Hologic Announces Long-term, Five-year Results from MammoSite® ASBS Registry Study

November 1, 2010 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 1, 2010 /- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced the...

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Philips Showcases Integrated Radiation Oncology Suite to Simplify Treatment Planning

November 1, 2010 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2010 /- At this year's Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is demonstrating how the integration of imaging and treatment planning can help simplify the clinician and patient experience....

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