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Neurochip technology developed by Canadian team

August 10, 2010 6:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Calgary) The University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine scientists who proved it is possible to cultivate a network of brain cells that reconnect on a silicon chip -- or the brain on a microchip -- have been involved in the development of new technology that monitors brain...

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Regional protocols improve quality of care for aortic dissection patients

August 10, 2010 6:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation) Using a standardized protocol within a regional health network, a multidisciplinary acute aortic dissection program resulted in a 43 percent reduction in time to diagnosis for all AAD patients over the course of five years, based on study results...

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Chairman and Chief Scientist at ERT Recognized as One of 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life Sciences Industry

August 10, 2010 6:35 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, PA 10 August 2010 - ERT, a leading provider of centralized services to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, announces that Joel Morganroth, MD, Chairman and Chief Scientist, has been acknowledged by PharmaVOICE magazine as one of the 100 most...

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Henry Schein will sell up to $400M in senior notes

August 10, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Henry Schein Inc. will sell up to $400 million in senior notes to two insurers over the next three years, the medical device and services distributor said Tuesday.The company may issue the notes between now and August 2012. It will be able to set the terms of the notes, which can range from...

Electronic Patient Records Key to Improving Patient Care in 21st Century, says BridgeHead Software CEO – But Only With Secure Data Management

August 10, 2010 2:34 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

Survey reveals half of doctors believe Electronic Patient Records will improve patient care as data volumes continue to rise all over the worldAshtead, UK - Tuesday August 10 2010 - Healthcare data storage expert Tony Cotterill has called secure data management the "missing link" to...

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Delivering More Drugs to Brain Tumors

August 9, 2010 8:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Combining ultrasound with magnetic particles could help advance treatments.

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Corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide, UNC studies find

August 9, 2010 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of North Carolina School of Medicine) Three studies led by UNC researchers find that spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the US and worldwide, despite bans in 24 countries.

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FDA clot device advisory tells of patients' risks

August 9, 2010 11:45 am | by LINDSEY TANNER - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical filters that stop blood clots from reaching the lungs can move or break and cause life-threatening problems for patients, the government and a medical journal report said Monday.In an advisory to doctors and patients, the Food and Drug Administration said it has received more than 900...

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces Class Action Has Been Filed on Behalf of Investors in Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM)

August 9, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bernstein Liebhard LLP today announced that a class action has been filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on behalf of purchasers (the "Class") of Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM) ("Almost Family" or the "Company") common stock during the period of...

MEMSIC announces second-quarter 2010 results

August 9, 2010 11:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

- Begins Production Shipping of Electronic Compass to Major Cell Phone Manufacturer - Begins Shipping of Ultra-Low-Cost Accelerometer Product

STMicroelectronics reports 2010 second quarter and first half financial results

August 9, 2010 11:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) reported financial results for the second quarter and first half ended June 26, 2010.

Stealthy Anew Optics secures funding

August 9, 2010 11:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Newton-based Anew Optics Inc. has pulled in $952,000 of a planned $2 million equity offering. The stealthy company appears to be developing an intraocular lens, made thin and lightweight to allow for more light transfer and greater comfort.

RXi finding growth in tighter RNAi focus

August 9, 2010 11:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

In the past few months, RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. has narrowed its therapeutic focus to eye and skin diseases, won a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, signed a deal with a global corporate partner and sought to shore up its share price by diversifying its investor portfolio.

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Combat Application Tourniquets (C-A-T): Suspected Counterfeit Product

August 9, 2010 11:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Suspected counterfeit product is weaker, and breaks or bends before necessary force can be applied to stop blood flow. Excessive blood loss can endanger the victim's life and ultimately lead to death.

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Chinese orthopedic implant maker plans IPO

August 9, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orthopedic implant maker China Kanghui Holdings wants to raise $87 million in an initial public offering of its stock expected this week.The Chinese company plans to offer about 6.7 million American Depository shares, including 1.3 million offered by selling shareholders, priced between an...

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