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BioScrip 3Q profit falls 66 pct; new CEO announced

November 2, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioScrip Inc.'s net income fell by two-thirds in the third quarter, the pharmacy benefits manager said Tuesday, on a surge in operating expenses following the buyout of Critical Homecare Solutions in March.Meanwhile, the company said Richard M. Smith will replace Richard H. Friedman as CEO on...

Global map of the sickle cell gene supports 'malaria hypothesis'

November 2, 2010 8:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wellcome Trust) At a global scale, the sickle cell gene is most commonly found in areas with historically high levels of malaria, adding geographical support to the hypothesis that the gene, whilst potentially deadly, avoids disappearing through natural selection by providing...


Aging with grace: Health care delivery model yields improved outcomes and lower costs

November 2, 2010 8:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) GRACE, a model program developed at Indiana University to provide care to low-income older adults in their homes, has earned recognition for its effective approach and cost-saving benefits in Nov. 3 issue of JAMA.


Skilled Healthcare shares rise on results, outlook

November 2, 2010 7:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. surged Tuesday after the company reported a boost in third-quarter revenue from its long-term care business and boosted its full-year guidance.The stock rose 81 cents, or 21 percent, to $4.74 in morning trading.Late Monday, the Foothill Ranch,...

Study provides treatment hope for long term effects of brain trauma

November 2, 2010 6:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Melbourne) Brain damage continues to develop and evolve for months after a traumatic brain injury, revealing a potential target for treatments to improve brain trauma, new research led by the University of Melbourne Australia, has found.


Endologix Announces First Clinical Implant of Ventanaâ„¢ Stent Graft

November 2, 2010 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /- Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELGX ), developer of minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders, announced today the first clinical implant of the Company's Ventana™ fenestrated stent graft at Auckland City Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand....


Varian Medical Systems to Supply Four Advanced Radiotherapy Treatment Machines to Global Hospitals in India

November 2, 2010 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HYDERABAD, India, Nov. 2, 2010 /- Advanced cancer treatments across India will become more widely available with the order of four state-of-the-art Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) medical linear accelerators by Global Hospitals, one of the nation's leading private hospital groups....


CareFusion Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results; Reaffirms Fiscal 2011 Financial Guidance

November 2, 2010 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 2, 2010 /- CareFusion Corp. (NYSE: CFN ), a leading, global medical device company, today reported results for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2010. "Our adjusted EPS results for the first quarter were in line with our expectations, and highlighted a strong quarter for...


Modify hospice eligibility for dementia patients, says Institute for Aging Research study

November 2, 2010 6:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research) The system for hospice admissions for patients with advanced dementia, a terminal illness, should be guided by patient and family preference for comfort, not estimated life expectancy, says a new study published in the Nov. 3 Journal of the...


Spectros Presents New Clinical Studies Using T-Stat VLS Tissue Oximeter at Anesthesiology 2010

November 2, 2010 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 /- Spectros Corporation presented new clinical results using tissue oxygen saturation with the T-Stat VLS Tissue Oximeter at the San Diego Convention Center during Anesthesiology 2010. This newly released data was presented during poster sessions...


InVivo Therapeutics opens Medford facility

November 2, 2010 5:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

InVivo Therapeutics Corp. has signed a lease to open its first manufacturing and development facility in Medford to ramp up production of its lead therapeutic candidate – a polymer scaffolding device to treat open wound spinal cord injuries.

Bronchial Thermoplasty Demonstrates Long-Term Asthma Control in Patients With Severe Asthma

November 2, 2010 5:33 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Two-year data presented at CHEST 2010 demonstrate ability of FDA-approved, non-drug asthma treatment to provide long-lasting symptom control


Microvision integrates first direct green lasers into pico projector prototypes

November 2, 2010 2:35 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Critical milestone reached on the company's technology roadmap to support high volume product requirements.

New MEMS inspection order for Rudoplh Technologies

November 2, 2010 2:35 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Rudolph Technologies Inc. of Flanders, N.J., a provider of process characterization equipment and software for wafer fabs and advanced packaging facilities, has announced that Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISIT) in Itzehoe, Germany, has placed an order for an NSX series...

Fairchild introduces Dual Cool package for higher power density in DC-DC designs

November 2, 2010 12:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor developed Dual Cool? packaging for MOSFETs.


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