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Novel paclitaxel formulation encouraging for treating advanced lung cancer

June 15, 2010 3:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) The June edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology features a study aimed at determining the optimal dose of the chemotherapy drug nab-paclitaxel with carboplatin as a first-line therapy in patients with non-small cell lung...

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Inflammatory diseases: Scientists identify antiviral defense

June 15, 2010 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Montreal) Canadian researchers have discovered a new way the body combats respiratory viral infections. In the prestigious journal PLoS Pathogens, scientists from the University of Montreal and the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center explain how the NOX2...

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Lung cancer research concludes that early diagnosis as key for improving survival

June 15, 2010 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Research published in the June edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology sought to investigate the time trends of surgical outcomes of patients with non-small cell lung cancer between 1979 and 2008. The incidence of lung...

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EClinicalWorks expands Westborough headquarters

June 15, 2010 11:43 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

EClinicalWorks LLC buys a 100,000-square-foot Westborough, Mass., building to expand its headquarters. EClinicalWorks purchased a 100,000-square-foot facility to expand its headquarters in Westborough, Mass. The electronic medical records and medical practice management company...

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Talecris Forms Partnership to Co-Promote Life-Saving Rabies Products

June 15, 2010 11:43 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. , June 15 /- Talecris Biotherapeutics announced today that it has agreed to a co-promotion arrangement with Novartis Vaccines to jointly market and sell their respective post-exposure rabies products. Talecris provides HyperRAB® S/D (Rabies Immune...

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Combined BRAF-targeted and Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Melanoma Treatment

June 15, 2010 10:37 am | by AACR | News | Comments

• Oncogenic BRAF contributes to immune escape in melanoma. • MAPK pathway inhibition can release suppression. • BRAF inhibition improves T-cell immune response against cancer. PHILADELPHIA - Combined targeted therapy against the BRAF/MAPK pathway with immunotherapy shows promise as a new...

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BRAF Inhibitor Shows Promising Preclinical Activity Against Melanoma

June 15, 2010 10:37 am | by AACR | News | Comments

• Phase III trial currently enrolling • Clear tumor regression seen in preclinical models • No increased toxicity observed PHILADELPHIA - Preclinical findings recently published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, showed RG7204 (PLX4032)...

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FDA Cautions on Accurate Vitamin D Supplementation for Infants

June 15, 2010 9:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md. , June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration today alerted parents and caregivers that some liquid Vitamin D supplement products are sold with droppers that could allow excessive dosing of Vitamin D to infants.   (Logo:  ...

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DHL Global Mail Launches Specialized Shipping Service for Mail-Order Pharmacies

June 15, 2010 9:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WESTON, Fla. , June 15 /- DHL Global Mail today launched a new shipping service designed specifically around the needs of mail-order pharmacies. DHL SMARTMAIL PHARMA SELECT ™ incorporates best practices the mail expediter has established over many years of serving the pharmaceutical...

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Healthy Adviceâ„¢ Networks Physicians Participate in Panel at Sales Force Effectiveness Conference

June 15, 2010 9:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CINCINNATI , June 15 /- Healthy Advice ™ Networks, the nation's leading provider of points-of-care health-education programs for consumers and physicians, hosted a panel of their physicians at the recent eyeforpharma Sales Force Effectiveness Conference held in Princeton, New Jersey...

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CorMatrix(R) ECM(TM) Receives CE Mark for Cardiac Tissue Repair

June 15, 2010 9:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA , June 15 /- CorMatrix® Cardiovascular, a medical device company dedicated to developing and delivering unique extracellular matrix (ECM) biomaterial devices that harness the body's innate ability to repair damaged cardiovascular tissue, announced today it has received CE...

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Nanospheres stretch limits of hard disk storage

June 15, 2010 8:41 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

A new magnetic recording medium made up of tiny nanospheres has been devised by European researchers. The technology may lead to hard disks able to store more than a thousand billion bits of information in a square inch.

Vitamin D Supplement Products: Medication Use Error

June 15, 2010 8:39 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Some liquid Vitamin D supplement products are sold with droppers that could allow parents to accidentally give harmful amounts of Vitamin D to their infant.

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Florida woman sues DePuy Orthopedics over hip implant

June 15, 2010 7:38 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A Florida woman sues Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopedics, alleging that her ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement was defective and accusing the company of knowing about the device's problems but failing to warn physicians. DePuy Orthopaedics is facing the...

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AtriCure gets approval for AtriClip heart system

June 15, 2010 7:10 am | News | Comments

Medical device maker AtriCure Inc. said regulators cleared its AtriClip system, which is designed for use in surgery treating atrial fibrillation.The Food and Drug Administration cleared AtriCure's AtriClip Gillinov-Cosgrove Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion system. The system is intended for use...

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