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CardioMEMS Completes CHAMPION Clinical Trial Study

June 1, 2010 6:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA , June 1 /- The CHAMPION ( C ardioMEMS H eart Sensor A llows M onitoring of P ressure to I mprove O utcomes in N YHA Class III Patients) trial met its primary efficacy endpoint with a 30% reduction in heart failure hospitalization rates at 6 months (p<0.001) in heart failure...

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TU Delft and MI Labs merge PET and SPECT biomedical imaging techniques and increase resolution

June 1, 2010 6:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Delft University of Technology) TU Delft and Molecular Imaging Labs (MI Labs) have succeeded in combining two forms of medical imaging techniques (microPET and microSPECT) into one piece of equipment. These techniques can be performed simultaneously and give a higher resolution...

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BD Announces U.S. Launch of BD Vacutainer® Push Button Blood Collection Set with Pre-Attached Holder

June 1, 2010 6:37 am | by Becton, Dickinson and Company | News | Comments

(June 01, 2010) -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), announced today the U.S. launch of the BD Vacutainer® Push Button Blood Collection Set with Pre-Attached Holder. The ready-to-use product has been designed to help protect healt

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American Association for Cancer Research has Record-breaking Registration at 101st Annual Meeting

June 1, 2010 6:37 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research registered more than 18,000 people from all over the world for its 101st Annual Meeting 2010 in Washington, D.C., which was held April 17-21. Registration increased by 19 percent from the 2009 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo. “The...

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Enhanced Enclosures Act as Shielding and Mounting Kit in One

June 1, 2010 6:00 am | Elma Electronic | Product Releases | Comments

The Type 32 Enhanced has gasket “spoons” stamped into the aluminum along the frame to provide EMC shielding. The covers are folded in an attractive, rounded design that also helps contain EMI.

Benchtop Vibration Isolation Is Lightweight

June 1, 2010 5:55 am | Kinetic Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for portability, the Ergonomic Low-Profile-Format (ELpF) benchtop platform can be easily repositioned, even with a load and in float.

Only 5 percent of cancer research funds are spent on metastases, yet it kills 90 percent of all cancer patients

June 1, 2010 5:43 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) On average, about 5 percent of total cancer research funding is spent on investigating metastases (the spread of cancer cells around the body) in Europe, yet metastatic disease is the direct or indirect cause of 90 percent of all cancer...

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Making enough red blood cells

June 1, 2010 5:43 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Two small molecules ensure enough red blood cells are produced, scientists at EMBL Monterotondo and EMBL-EBI found in a study published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

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Isolation Valves Reduce Cost of Fluid Handling

June 1, 2010 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

All wetted parts in BCF’s isolation valves are constructed from non-metallic, inert materials to eliminate contamination of the fluid stream through the valve.

Alcohol consumption in Portugal: The burden of disease

June 1, 2010 4:45 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research) Portugal is currently ranked eighth in the world in alcohol consumption. A new study has examined the costs that alcohol consumption has on Portugal's health system. Findings show that roughly 3.8 percent of deaths are attributable to alcohol.

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Embargoed news from Annals of Internal Medicine

June 1, 2010 4:45 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American College of Physicians) Below is information about three articles and one clinical observation being published in the June 1 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The information is not intended to substitute for articles as sources of information. Annals of Internal...

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Lack of private insurance contribute to higher deaths among black heart transplant patients

June 1, 2010 4:44 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) Transplant surgeons at Johns Hopkins who have reviewed the medical records of more than 20,000 heart transplant patients say that it is not simply racial differences, but rather flaws in the health care system, along with type of insurance and...

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Hopes for breast cancer vaccine

June 1, 2010 4:44 am | by BBC | News | Comments

US scientists say they have developed a vaccine which prevents breast cancer in mice. and they plan trials in humans.

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Pivotal data for the investigational treatment PSD502 for primary premature ejaculation

June 1, 2010 4:44 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(HealthStar PR) Data summarizing the results of two pivotal studies of the investigational new drug, PSD502, a topical metered dose spray being developed for the treatment of primary premature ejaculation. These data were presented at the 2010 American Urological Association Annual...

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Hitachi, Osaki collaborate on smart grid

June 1, 2010 4:44 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Hitachi Ltd and Osaki Electric Co. Ltd have agreed to form a cooperative alliance in the smart grid-related business, including providing solutions based on Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) in the global market.

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