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Miniature Linear Scale Designed for Tight Spaces

June 18, 2010 5:41 am | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Known for its high quality miniature scales, Numerik Jena offers the Kit L4 encoder, a minimum configuration of a length-measuring system for use in situations where installation space is limited.

Medicare reimbursement cuts take effect

June 18, 2010 5:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Starting today, doctors face a 21 percent cut in Medicare reimbursement rates, after a Senate vote late June 17 to enact cuts mandated by sustainable growth rate legislation. The U.S. Senate voted late June 17 not to block a 21 percent reduction in Medicare reimbursement rates,...

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MADIT-CRT Trial Data Show Women Received Greater Benefit From CRT-Ds Than Men

June 18, 2010 4:34 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass. and NICE, France, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced results from a sub-analysis of the MADIT-CRT trial data that showed women received a greater clinical

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Vitamin D deficiency confirmed as common across a range of rheumatic conditions

June 18, 2010 4:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) Two separate studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with a range of rheumatic diseases, with over half of all patients having below the "normal" healthy levels of vitamin D (48-145 nmol/L) in their bodies. A further...

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Genealogy may affect clinical differences in systemic lupus erythmatosus patients

June 18, 2010 12:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) The effects of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may differ based on the individual patient's genealogical heritage, according to results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2010, the Annual Congress of the European League Against...

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Expression of certain transporter proteins may predict resistance to drug therapy

June 18, 2010 12:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) The expression of a transporter protein called the breast cancer resistance protein in rheumatoid arthritis patients may indicate higher disease activity and could be a barrier to the effectiveness of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs,...

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TGen partner, PBS-Bio, makes first breakthrough drug analysis

June 18, 2010 12:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Predictive Biomarker Sciences Inc. has completed its first drug analysis, enabling Canadian biotech company PharmaGap Inc. to significantly advance a potentially significant anti-cancer medication.

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Women who consume large amounts of tea have increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis

June 18, 2010 12:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) Women who drink tea have an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with those who drink none (p=0.04), according to results presented today at EULAR 2010, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in...

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Partners grieve rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis as much as patients

June 18, 2010 12:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) Partners of patients newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis are equally emotionally affected by the diagnosis and go through the same grieving process as the patients themselves, according to the results of a study presented today at EULAR...

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Investing in Banks of Stem Cells

June 17, 2010 9:37 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Scientists are creating collections of reprogrammed stem cells to use for transplants and drug testing.

Tamiflu: Counterfeit Product Sold on Internet

June 17, 2010 6:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Potentially harmful product represented as “Generic Tamiflu”- tests revealed product does not contain oseltamivir, but cloxacillin, an antibiotic.

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Moody's upgrades Tenet Healthcare ratings

June 17, 2010 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Moody's Investors Service on Thursday upgraded ratings for Tenet Healthcare Corp., citing the company's recently raised guidance for 2010 and overall improvement in operating results.Moody's upgraded the for-profit hospital operator's corporate family rating to "B2" from "B3."On Monday, Tenet...

Taking a stab at a career in medicine

June 17, 2010 3:37 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

Arizona high school students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, nursing, health care or veterinary medicine participated in a summer medical camp at ASU.read more

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Gen-Probe invests $50M in Pacific Biosciences

June 17, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Diagnostic test maker Gen-Probe Inc. said Thursday it invested $50 million in sequencing company Pacific Biosciences, and will work on products that combine technologies developed by each company.The companies said they will work together to explore development of testing systems based on...

Biologics-naive juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients have elevated risk of cancer

June 17, 2010 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) Biologics-naive juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients may have an increased risk of cancer compared with the general Swedish population, according to research presented today at EULAR 2010, the Annual Congress of the European League Against...

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