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MDS reports second-quarter loss of $90M, compared with $17M loss a year ago

June 14, 2010 5:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MDS Inc. (TSX:MDS) said Monday it lost $90 million in its second quarter compared with a loss of $17 million in the same quarter last year.

The MassDevice Weekly Checkup: June 15, 2010

June 14, 2010 4:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Taking the financial temperature of the medical devices industry. Our Weekly Checkup takes the temperature of the medical device industry's three largest U.S. clusters: Massachusetts, California and Minnesota. The MassDevice Indices are weighted according to market...

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Politics is key to tackling widespread obesity, studies suggest

June 14, 2010 1:40 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Edinburgh) Politicians could do more to tackle the spread of obesity, a new series of studies suggests.

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Sleeping sickness study offers insight into human cells

June 14, 2010 1:40 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Edinburgh) Fresh discoveries about the parasite that causes sleeping sickness could lead to new avenues of research into treatments for the disease.

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SME Education Foundation Awards Six Students $110,000 in Family and Director Scholarships

June 14, 2010 12:40 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., June 14, 2010 — Incredible feats of architecture, acclaimed and enjoyed by all, are made possible because of the great unseen foundations they sit upon. Conversely, the SME Education Foundation is building on what it has accomplished in 30 years and making...

Grant, student research put the 'interdisciplinary' in cancer research

June 14, 2010 12:39 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

A prestigious grant and student research are two key ingredients in a cancer study being conducted in ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.read more

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MedGadget's MedTech Monday: Brain surgery, now through the eye socket

June 14, 2010 12:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Brain surgery through an eye socket; WolframAlpha imports WHO data; TissuePatchThoracic seals lung leaks; and a plastic antibody that's effective against real antigens. Brain Surgery: now through the eye socket: Physicians at Johns Hopkins Hospital are operating on the brain...

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Early detection of cancer: The FDA approves procedure discovered by EPFL researchers

June 14, 2010 11:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland have established a procedure where cancerous tumors in the bladder become fluorescent and are more easily discoverable under blue light. The FDA recently approved...

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Only 10% Of Companies Actively Manage Their Supply Chain Carbon Footprints, Study Finds

June 14, 2010 11:40 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

Only 10 percent of companies actively model their supply chain carbon footprints and have implemented successful sustainability initiatives, according to a recent Accenture survey.The global survey of 245 supply chain executives also found that supply

Weekly Wireless Roundup: Interview with PS3 Move's R & D lead Dr. Richard Marks

June 14, 2010 11:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Interview with PS3 Move's R&D lead Dr. Richard Marks; Nike teams up with Polar for heart rate monitor; one-touch connect now available for docs using iPhone pharma app; and the iPhone has a "Retina Display?" Interview with PS3 Move's R&D lead Dr. Richard Marks: Sony lead...

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Hemosphere appoints former STJ sales and marketing head as CEO

June 14, 2010 11:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Hemosphere Inc. hires former St. Jude Medical Inc. sales and marketing leader Patrick Wethington as its new chief executive. By Brandon Glenn Hemosphere Inc., which sells a vein-access device for chronic kidney disease patients, has hired a former St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ)...

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Specially trained nurse practitioner detected same breast abnormalities as surgeon

June 14, 2010 10:44 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) When UK researchers compared the number of breast cancer abnormalities detected by a surgeon and a specially trained nurse practitioner, they found that the findings were consistent in 92 percent of cases. They believe that nurses could play a key role in making...

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Study of severe asthma using CT scans

June 14, 2010 10:44 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Leicester) Using CT may assist in differentiating various disease sub-types and help deliver personalized health care, say scientists

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The emergence of open source software in image-guided interventions

June 14, 2010 10:40 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

By Andinet Enquobahrie Image-guided intervention research focuses on the development of innovative technologies that replace traditional surgery and invasive procedures with minimally invasive techniques that incorporate medical imaging to guide the intervention. Patients prefer these...

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Cytori borrows $20M from group of lenders

June 14, 2010 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cytori Therapeutics Inc., which makes products used in adult stem cell harvesting and research, said Monday it has secured a $20 million loan facility, which it will use to support marketing and drug development.Together with a recent $30 million capital raise, Cytori said the financing will...

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