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Screening Tool Can Detect Colorectal Cancer from a Small Blood Sample

September 29, 2010 1:32 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

DENVER — A new microRNA (miRNA) screening assay detected the majority of early-stage colorectal cancers with good specificity and sensitivity.

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Ligon Discovery collaborates with Bayer Schering

September 29, 2010 11:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Cambridge-based Ligon Discovery today announced a partnership with Bayer Schering Pharma AG of Germany to use Ligon’s Small Molecule Microarray (SMM) screening platform to seek drug candidates for new disease targets.

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Hodgkin's lymphoma: Benefit of stem cell transplantation with an unrelated donor unclear

September 29, 2010 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) It remains an unresolved question whether adult patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a certain type of lymph node cancer, benefit from allogeneic stem cell transplantation with an unrelated donor. This is the result of a final...

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Sony releases 400mW-output blue-violet laser diode for blu-ray disc

September 29, 2010 11:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Sony Corp released the "SLD3237VF," a new blue-violet laser diode expected to be used for recording and playing Blu-ray discs.

Toyota, Daihatsu team up on light cars, EV/HEV business

September 29, 2010 11:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp and Daihatsu Motor Co Ltd announced Sept 28, 2010, that Daihatsu will supply its light cars to Toyota, which will sell them under the Toyota brand in the Japanese market.

Small Business Jobs Act: A Windfall for Small to Mid-sized Manufacturers

September 29, 2010 11:36 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

By Mark Lauber and Karim SolanjiWith a resounding and somewhat historic move, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act (SBJA). The SBJA provides tax relief for small and medium sized businesses for 2010. Of particular

Vitamin D Levels Lower in African-Americans

September 29, 2010 11:34 am | by AACR | News | Comments

• Lower levels may be linked to aggressive breast cancer. • Findings suggest possible prevention strategy. • Vitamin D levels should be monitored closely. MIAMI — African-American women had lower vitamin D levels than white women, and vitamin D deficiency was associated with a greater...

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Media Alert: New Manufacturing Facility to Create Jobs, Grand Opening Features Governor Herbert

September 29, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE: EW)WHAT: Up to 1,000 new jobs will be created in Utah in the coming years as a result of heart-valve leader Edwards Lifesciences' expansion in Draper. The company's ribbon- cutting ceremony will...

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International Robotic Urology Symposium 2011

September 29, 2010 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 29 /- The largest medical robotic conference will convene Jan. 13-16, 2011 at the Wynn Las Vegas. It will bring together world leaders in robotic surgery and alternative therapies for benign and malignant diseases of the prostate. Hosted by the Henry Ford Vattikuti...

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Prevent Blindness America Issues Call-to-Action to Make UV Eye Protection a National Health Priority

September 29, 2010 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lawmakers were asked today to make protecting the eyes from ultra-violet (UV) rays a national health priority, specifically by increasing the prevalence of UV and eye-health messages coming from federal agencies, national leaders such as the...

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Infant sleep positioners: Consumer Warning - Risk of Suffocation

September 29, 2010 9:33 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

FDA and Consumer Product Safety Commission have received 12 reports of babies known to have died from suffocation associated with sleep positioners.

Maternal diet high in trans fats doubles risk of excess body fat in breastfed babies, study finds

September 29, 2010 8:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Georgia) A new University of Georgia study suggests that mothers who consume a diet high in trans fats double the likelihood that their infants will have high levels of body fat.

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Mersana appoints Bacopoulos to CEO post

September 29, 2010 8:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Mersana Therapeutics Inc., a Cambridge cancer therapeutics developer, has named board member Nicholas Bacopoulos as president and CEO. Julie Olson, who held the chief executive post, has been named chief technology officer, a newly created position.

New Mask Study Supports CDC's Updated Guidance for Seasonal Flu Prevention Strategies

September 29, 2010 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Sept. 29 /- Crosstex International, a subsidiary of Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN ), announced today the publication of sponsored research that suggests a far greater infection prevention value of medical face masks, commonly referred to as surgical masks, than...

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MedPro Imaging Launches Ultrasound Transducer Repair Division

September 29, 2010 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WAUKESHA, Wis., Sept. 29 /- MedPro Imaging, a premier provider of economic ultrasound solutions, today announced the launch of its Ultrasound Transducer Repair Division.  Based on proprietary repair technology not previously available in the U.S. market, MedPro Imaging will offer...

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