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Lancet article highlights hope in the tuberculosis

May 19, 2010 6:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(GCI Health- TB Alliance) According to a paper published today in the Lancet, there is unprecedented progress in the development of the global tuberculosis (TB) drug pipeline with 10 drug candidates currently in clinical development. The paper was written by a team of renowned...

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Dynamic HIV testing

May 19, 2010 6:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) A relatively simple electronic gadget could speed up HIV/AIDS diagnostics and improve accuracy particularly in parts of the world with very limited access to health-care workers. The device is described in the International Journal of Biomedical...

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Stand Up To Cancer Returns to Primetime with a Star-studded Broadcast on September 10th

May 19, 2010 6:35 am | by AACR | News | Comments

May 19, 2010 (Los Angeles / New York) – Two years after an historic fundraising telecast and the start of a groundbreaking grassroots movement, Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) will return to primetime television on September 10, 2010, at 8PM EST & PST / 7PM CT, with a star-studded appeal to...

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Boston Scientific Launches Sterling® SL Balloon Catheter in U.S. and Europe

May 19, 2010 5:36 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Company expands Sterling line of peripheral angioplasty balloon catheters to include long balloons designed for below-the-knee procedures

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Gates Foundation Grant Awarded for Innovative Global Health Research

May 19, 2010 4:37 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Todd Sulcheck, a Georgia Tech mechanical engineering assistant professor, has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to design multi-functional microparticles that can fight infectious diseases.

New Study Reveals Ways to Better Inhibit Blood Clots

May 19, 2010 4:37 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new study reveals factors that improve the activity of synthetic fibrin “knobs”, which bind to “holes” on fibrinogen molecules to prevent blood clot formation. It also identifies a knob mimic with a 10-fold higher affinity for holes than current mimics.

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Join us at COMS 2010

May 19, 2010 2:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

August 29 ? Sept 2, 2010 - Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa - Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico (between Albuquerque & Santa Fe)

TEGAL receives silicon drie tool order from Uppsala University

May 19, 2010 2:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Tegal 110 S/DE tool for silicon and dielectric DRIE will be used to develop actuators for biomedical applications, chemical and biological sensors, and advanced power devices

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Pledge to stop 'mum-to-baby' HIV

May 19, 2010 12:36 am | by BBC | News | Comments

A campaign is launched to try to enlist public support to ensure no more children are born with HIV by 2015.

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Heavy alcohol use, binge drinking, might increase risk of pancreatic cancer, researcher reports

May 18, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Heavy alcohol use and binge drinking could increase the risk of pancreatic cancer in men, research from UT Southwestern Medical Center suggests.

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Study: Yogurt-like drink DanActive reduced rate of common infections in daycare children

May 18, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgetown University Medical Center) The probiotic yogurt-like drink DanActive reduced the rate of common sicknesses such as ear infections, sinusitis, the flu and diarrhea in daycare children, say researchers who studied the drink in the largest known probiotic clinical trial to...

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Helping the Brain to Help Itself

May 18, 2010 8:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Transforming support cells in the brain into neurons might one day help repair damage from stroke or injury.

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Don't skip necessary tests for fear of radiation risk

May 18, 2010 5:36 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

The radiation exposure from diagnostic medical imaging is low and should not cause patients concern about any future harmful effects.

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New dad depression 'often missed'

May 18, 2010 4:37 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

Many new fathers have post-natal depression, yet most cases remain undetected and untreated, say researchers.

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Covidien Launches SILS(TM) Stitch Suturing Device for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

May 18, 2010 4:36 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

Next generation endoscopic technology offers greater access and maneuverability NORTH HAVEN, Conn., May 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced the worldwide launch of the SILS(TM) Stitch articulating suturing...

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