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Pharmacy chain Walgreen, Omnicare trade businesses

September 3, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Walgreen Co., the biggest U.S. drugstore chain, said Friday it will acquire the home infusion business of Omnicare Inc. in exchange for its long-term care pharmacy business.Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close before Nov. 15, were not disclosed.Walgreen, based in Deerfield,...

Medical imaging startup Life Image raises $5.2M

September 3, 2010 6:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Life Image Inc. has added $5.2 million in a new financing, part of a planned $10 million Series B round led by new venture capital investor Cardinal Partners of Princeton, N.J., according to a published report.

CyberKnife Treatment for Prostate Cancer

September 3, 2010 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MIAMI, Sept. 3 /- CyberKnife radiosurgery treatment for prostate cancer is rapid, effective and has no side effects, with the added benefit of being non-invasive. Since 2003, the CyberKnife Center of Miami and the CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach have been providing this high tech cancer...

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Bruker Energy & Supercon plans $100M IPO

September 3, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies Inc., a division of Bruker Corp. that provides technology for equipment such as MRI machines, plans to raise $100 million through an initial public offering.That figure is estimated in order to meet Securities and Exchange Commission filing requirements and...

ForteBio Announces Launch of Protein G Biosensor for Use on Company's Octet® Instruments

September 3, 2010 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 3 /- ForteBio®, Inc., a leading supplier of label-free technology that accelerates the development of biotherapeutic and pharmaceutical products, today announced the launch of its Dip and Read™ Protein G biosensor for rapid detection and quantification...

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US neurologists agree on protocols for treatment of infantile spasms

September 2, 2010 10:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Researchers from across the US, as part of the Infantile Spasms Working Group, established guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of infantile spasms. The goal of the ISWG is to improve patient outcomes by creating protocols that educate pediatricians on early...

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Researchers identify how bone-marrow stem cells hold their 'breath' in low-oxygen environments

September 2, 2010 10:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified unique metabolic properties that allow a specific type of stem cell in the body to survive and replicate in low-oxygen environments.

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Medicinal cannabis review highlights dilemmas facing health care professionals

September 2, 2010 1:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Patients who use cannabis for medicinal purposes pose a wide range of legal, ethical and medical dilemmas for the health care professionals looking after them according to an in-depth review just published. The study also found extreme caution about integrating...

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Scientists unwrap DNA packaging to gain insight into cells

September 2, 2010 1:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Edinburgh) Scientists have built a clearer picture of how lengthy strands of DNA are concertinaed when our cells grow and divide, in a discovery could help explain how cell renewal can go wrong.

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Innovation a Must for Canadian Automotive Industry, Says Canadian Manufacturing Week/Weld Expo Keynote

September 2, 2010 1:35 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

Toronto, Ontario – September 1, 2010 — As executive chairman and co-founder of Martinrea International Inc., a leading Canadian auto parts supplier recognized for its leadership in advanced technical systems and program management, Rob Wildeboer knows firsthand just how...

Fat injections give face young, natural look

September 2, 2010 1:33 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

A plastic surgeon at Baylor College of Medicine is helping women who desire a younger, softer looking face achieve that by extracting small amounts of tissue from excess fat areas on their body and injecting it to the area around their eyes. "Injecting fat in the lower eyelid and related...

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Scientists discover the mechanisms and function of a type of mysterious immune cell

September 2, 2010 1:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Scripps Research Institute) In two closely related studies, two teams of Scripps Research Institute scientists have discovered the underlying mechanisms that activate a type of immune cell in the skin and other organs. The findings may lead to the development of new therapies to treat...

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Ten Surface Treatments that Improve the Performance of Biomedical Components

September 2, 2010 11:49 am | by Surface Solutions Group | Articles | Comments

Surface treatments are available to improve function, ease of use, service life, and patient comfort of medical devices and products. Surface Solutions Group of Chicago specializes in solving a wide range of functional problems at the surface of devices, from guide wires to needles to tubing to cannulas. Here is an overview of successes using coatings to improve the surface function of devices.

Sector Snap: Medical Device makers

September 2, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Stifel Nicolaus analyst initiated coverage of a group of medical device makers on Thursday, outlining a mixed business environment for the sector.Analyst Charles Chon placed "Hold" ratings on Medtronic Inc., which is the world's largest medical device company, along with Boston Scientific...

Brainy worms: Evolution of the cerebral cortex

September 2, 2010 11:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Unexpectedly, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have now discovered a true counterpart of the cerebral cortex in an invertebrate, a marine worm. Their findings, published today in Cell, give an idea of what the most...

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