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Widespread vitamin D deficiency a concern in Asia

December 13, 2010 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Bone health experts attending the 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore this week have flagged vitamin D deficiency as a major concern in the region, particularly in South Asia where the problem is especially severe and...


Dip-pen nanolithography with a porous tip generates nanopatterns with viruses

December 13, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

One process used to produce nanoscopic structures like ever-smaller integrated circuits, biosensors, and gene chips is known as dip-pen nanolithography, in which the nanotip of an atomic force microscope is used to "write" a pattern directly on a substrate.

Enso invests into Carbodeon to boost nanomaterials in Finland

December 13, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Enso Holding Ltd [Guernsey] has acquired majority of shares of Carbodeon Ltd Oy [Finland] and has made a significant equity capital injection into Carbodeon.


Sustainability risks drive businesses and government to target the supply chain

December 13, 2010 10:37 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

A recent report by Ernst & Young LLP identifies five climate change and sustainability risks that executives should consider as they respond to growing demand to eliminate waste from their supply chains and to report on these initiatives. The demand

Natural Orifice Surgery Introduced to Relieve Acid Reflux

December 13, 2010 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montefiore Medical Center has introduced a natural orifice surgery through the mouth, to relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), most commonly known as acid reflux. Since this natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery...


Nolen named InVivo lead director

December 13, 2010 10:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

InVivo Therapeutics Holding Corp. has appointed George Nolen, former Siemens Corp. president and CEO, as lead director of the Cambridge developer of therapeutics for spinal cord injuries.


Curemark Appoints Jennifer Katritos, CPA as Vice President of Finance

December 13, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RYE, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2010 /- Curemark, LLC , a drug research and development company focused on the treatment of neurological diseases, has appointed Jennifer Katritos, CPA, as vice president of finance, the company announced.  She joined Curemark in July, 2009 as director of finance....


New Clinical Study Presented at the American Association of Respiratory Care Finds Masimo Rainbow Acoustic Monitoring Accurate for Respiration Rate Assessment

December 13, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ) announced today that a new clinical study demonstrating the accuracy of its latest medical technology breakthrough— Rainbow Acoustic Monitoring™ —was presented last week at the American Association of Respiratory...


Man Up Now Capsules: Consumer Warning - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

December 13, 2010 10:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Product marketed as dietary supplement contains undeclared Sulfoaidenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.


Edwards Lifesciences expects strong sales growth

December 13, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. said Monday it expects 2011 sales growth of 11 percent to 15 percent, and it will aim for net income growth of between 6 percent and 8 percent, excluding special items.The Irvine, Calif., company, which specializes in heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, said sales of...

Magellan Health Services expects 2011 profit slip

December 13, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care outsourcing company Magellan Health Services Inc. said Monday it expects its 2011 profit to slip below projections for 2010 and Wall Street expectations due in part to contract terminations.The Avon, Conn., company expects net income to range between $99.5 million to $116.5 million,...

Mednax buys NC maternal-fetal physician practice

December 13, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

National physician group Mednax Inc. said Monday it bought Wilmington Maternal-Fetal Medicine PLLC, a physician group in the Carolinas.It said it paid cash for the practice but did not disclose terms.Mednax said the practice has two physicians, 12 other staffers, and provides care to expectant...

Kindred boosts credit deal to $600 million

December 13, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care services company Kindred Healthcare Inc. said Monday it amended its revolving credit agreement to boost its available credit to $600 million from $500 million.In a statement, CEO and President Paul J. Diaz said the additional capacity will allow the company to expand its services in...

Enzo 1Q loss narrows on lower costs, revenue boost

December 13, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Biotechnology company Enzo Biochem Inc. said Monday that its first-quarter loss narrowed on a mix of lower costs and a boost in laboratory services revenue.Enzo said it lost $1.1 million, or 3 cents per share, in the quarter that ended Oct. 31, compared with a loss of $1.8 million, or 5 cents...

Potential chink in armor of African sleeping sickness parasite: It's social

December 13, 2010 6:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Society for Cell Biology) Long considered a freewheeling loner, the Trypanosoma brucei parasite responsible for African sleeping sickness has revealed a totally unexpected social side, opening a potential chink in the behavioral armor of this and other supposedly solitary...



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