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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...


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...

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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


Tengion Presents New Data Demonstrating Functional Regeneration in a Diabetic Chronic Kidney Failure Model at the International Society for Cellular Therapy

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

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Sept. 29 /- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN ) presented new research data yesterday in a podium presentation at the 2nd Annual Symposium on Stem Cell Translation of the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) in San Francisco.  The presentation highlighted...


2010 Molecular Diagnostics Press Conference Recording

September 29, 2010 8:34 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Program Chairperson Gordon B. Mills, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the department of systems biology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center hosted a press conference on some of the new diagnostic methods under development on Sept. 28, at 1:00 p.m. MT.


NOVAVAX to Present at BIO Investor Forum

September 29, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 29 /- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX ) a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that Mr. Frederick Driscoll, Chief Financial Officer of Novavax, will be presenting at the BIO Investor Forum. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 6,...


PositiveID Corporation Withdraws Offer to Purchase All Outstanding Shares of Digital Angel Corporation

September 29, 2010 8:33 am | by PositiveID | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation Withdraws Offer to Purchase All Outstanding Shares of Digital Angel Corporation


CPSC and FDA Warn Against Using Infant Sleep Positioners Because of Suffocation Risk: Initial Communication

September 29, 2010 8:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA and the CPSC are aware of 12 infant deaths in the past 13 years associated with the use of infant sleep positioners. Deaths occurred after the baby rolled from its back onto its stomach and became trapped and suffocated between the device and...


FABTECH To Feature 3 Fully-Functional Stamping Lines in METALFORM Technology Area

September 29, 2010 7:34 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., September 28, 2010 — Three fully-functional, state-of-the-art stamping lines will be featured in action at the booths of AIDA, SEYI and Stamtec in the METALFORM Technology Area of the 2010 FABTECH show in Atlanta, Nov. 2-4. More


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