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Astellas Announces Successful Completion of Initial Tender Offer for Shares of OSI and Announces Subsequent Offer Period

June 3, 2010 1:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TOKYO , June 3 /- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503) announced today the completion of the initial tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock in OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSIP). The initial offer period expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on June 2, 2010 ....

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Olive-oil enriched diet helps breast cancer survivors lose more weight

June 2, 2010 10:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Lifespan) Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that olive oil may offer another potential health benefit -- it produces greater weight loss in breast cancer survivors compared to a more traditional low-fat diet.

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New Technique Detects Enzyme Implicated in Cancer, Atherosclerosis

June 2, 2010 9:40 pm | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A Georgia Tech research team has developed a new technique that reliably detects and quantifies an enzyme implicated in osteoporosis, arthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer metastasis and other disease processes.

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$1.8 million awarded for palliative care research to improve care of seriously ill patients

June 2, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Cancer Society) The American Cancer Society and the National Palliative Care Research Center are awarding $1.8 million in research grants to researchers at 12 institutions for studies aimed at reducing suffering for seriously ill patients and their family caregivers.

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UT Southwestern unveils next generation CT scanner that views whole organs in a heartbeat

June 2, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) UT Southwestern Medical Center is the first site in North Texas to launch the next generation in CT scanners, which allow doctors to image an entire organ in less than a second or track blood flow through the brain or to a tumor -- all with less...

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Detecting Single Cancer Molecules

June 2, 2010 8:38 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new test could predict prostate cancer recurrence much earlier.

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FDA Updates U.S. Product Labels for LABA-Containing Medications Including AstraZeneca's SYMBICORT

June 2, 2010 7:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del. , June 2 /- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final label revisions for respiratory medications that contain an active ingredient known as a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA).  This follows the FDA communication on 18 February 2010 requesting...

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Trina Solar and SERIS to develop high efficiency solar cells

June 2, 2010 6:40 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, announced its research agreement with the Solar Energy Research Institute...

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Rambus acquires uni-pixel backlighting display IP

June 2, 2010 6:40 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Rambus has acquired a portion of Uni-Pixel's intellectual property portfolio relating to dynamic backlighting, field sequential color displays, and Time Multiplexed Optical Shutter display technology for $2.25 million.

Over 205 Inches Lost by Chicago Area Patients at Complete Clinics Using Zerona(TM) Lipo Laser

June 2, 2010 6:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. , June 2 /- Complete Clinics is proud to announce that patients have lost over 205 inches using the Zerona body sculpting laser.  An average of 6.5 inches was lost amongst the patient base using Zerona, which is over double the industry average for other...

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New Georgia Advanced Surgery Center Provides Women Many Unique Benefits

June 2, 2010 6:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. ; June 2 /- The Georgia Advanced Surgery Center for Women (GASC) – Georgia 's first fully accredited surgical center for performing all major and minor gynecological surgeries in a true outpatient setting – has officially opened.  The state-of-the-art...

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Amedica® Receives Patent for Hip Implant Using Monoblock Ceramic Technology

June 2, 2010 6:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY , June 2 /- Amedica Corporation, a spinal and orthopaedic implant and instrument manufacturer focused on unique silicon nitride (SiN) ceramic technologies, announced today that it has been granted United States Patent No. 7,695,521 covering its novel hip implant featuring a...

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Findings suggest optimal dose

June 2, 2010 3:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A national study involving a UT Southwestern Medical Center neonatologist provides new insight into how much oxygen preterm infants should receive as well as the optimal way to deliver it to them.

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NHLBI to hold workshop on health consequences of sickle cell trait

June 2, 2010 3:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) Scientists from across the nation will gather June 3-4 to discuss what is known about sickle cell trait and the potential health implications related to this genetic blood condition. "Framing the Research Agenda for Sickle Cell Trait"...

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Tenex Health's $2 million equity round almost complete

June 2, 2010 11:38 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Biotech startup Tenex Health Inc. reels in $1.7 million of its $2 million goal in an equity offering. By Brandon Glenn Biotech startup Tenex Health Inc. received commitments for $1.7 million in equity of an anticipated $2 million fund-raise, according to a regulatory...

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