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Report: Reimbursement codes block innovative surgical techniques

June 7, 2010 1:40 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Commercialization costs and bureaucratic red tape keep device makers from bringing more advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques into the spectrum of care, according to a report from design and engineering firm Cambridge Consultants. Entrepreneurs in the minimally...

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Tenet ends talks with Australian hospital operator

June 7, 2010 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. said Monday ended talks with Healthscope Ltd., an Australian hospital company it had considered buying.Tenet said information about its talks with Healthscope was made public prematurely. As a result, it said it could not make a case to shareholders...

Study: Mining is a major driver of sub-Saharan Africa's TB epidemic

June 7, 2010 12:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Brown University) A study by Mark Lurie of Brown University and an international team of researchers has developed the first statistical evidence linking mining to high rates of tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa. The exponential rise in TB in the region had been attributed to...

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Toshiba research Europe emits entangled photons by embedding a quantum dot within a LED

June 7, 2010 12:41 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

An optical quantum computer is a step closer thanks to an electrically driven source of entangled photon pairs.

The right response to every pathogen

June 7, 2010 11:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Researchers from the Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Germany, have now been able to show that hitherto underrated immune cells, so-called mast cells, decide at a very early stage of an infection which way...

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Scientists uncover the genetic secrets that allow Tibetans to thrive in thin air

June 7, 2010 11:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)) Scientists have identified a gene that enables Tibetans to thrive at altitudes where others get sick. A previous study published May 13 in Science reported that Tibetans are genetically adapted to high altitude. Now, a second study...

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UN-led action plan for maternal, child health 'positive,' says World Vision, but crucial gaps remain

June 7, 2010 11:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(World Vision) Formally launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon today at the Women Deliver conference in Washington, the new Joint Action Plan calls for all countries to revitalize efforts in further reducing preventable deaths among mothers and children worldwide. It is a...

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The Relevancy of an Industry – Why Manufacturing is Cool!

June 7, 2010 11:40 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., June 7, 2010 - American actor and humorist, Will Rogers (1879-1935) said, “A man only learns in two ways, one by reading and the other by association with smarter people.” And so, the SME Education Foundation has polished up its award-winning Manufacturing is Cool...

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Cambridge Heart closes $1.4 million warrant call

June 7, 2010 10:40 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Cambridge Heart Inc.'s call for $962,000 worth of warrants it issued last year as part of a Series D financing round also brought in $457,000 worth of unrelated, short-term warrants. Cambridge Heart Inc. (OTC:CAMH) closed its call for nearly $1 million worth of long-term...

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AACR Welcomes Mary Lee Watts, Director of Government Relations

June 7, 2010 10:40 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research welcomes Mary Lee Watts, director of government relations. Based in Washington, D.C., Watts will provide direction and support for the AACR's national legislative policy activities and priorities, and serve as a liaison for the...

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New function discovered in cancer prevention protein

June 7, 2010 9:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) The research, published in Science magazine, demonstrates that p53, which protects genes, is also activated to control the creation of ova and spermatozoids.

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Baby Bubbler a breath of fresh air

June 7, 2010 9:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) A team of Rice University seniors developed a device that could save babies' lives. The Baby Bubbler -- or in its more technical guise, the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device -- helps children with acute respiratory infections breathe naturally as they recover.

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510(k) Final Decisions - May 2010

June 7, 2010 9:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

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Drug that helps metastatic colon cancer of no benefit in less advanced tumors

June 7, 2010 8:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Mayo Clinic) To the surprise of researchers at Mayo Clinic who led a national clinical trial, a targeted therapy that provides benefit to patients with metastatic colon cancer has failed to help patients with less advanced, stage III cancer.

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MedGadget's MedTech Monday: Study reveals acupuncture's ability to reduce pain

June 7, 2010 8:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A team of researchers discovers why acupuncture alleviates pain; Pantec's laser skin drug delivery system lands EU OK; BIOTRONIK unveils paclitaxel-releasing balloon; and OrthoDynamix wins FDA nod for ArthroSteer 3.5mm ablator. Study reveals acupuncture's ability to reduce pain: A...

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