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Research Evaluating Effectiveness of Behavioral Counseling and Varenicline for Smoking Cessation Featured in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine

May 18, 2010 12:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif. , May 18 /- A recently completed randomized trial compared three ways to deliver a behavioral smoking cessation program using varenicline (Chantix®): by phone, web, or both.  Although phone counseling had greater treatment advantage for early cessation and...


Gene variation can affect fetal growth

May 18, 2010 12:36 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Smoking during pregnancy can affect an infant's growth in two ways, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine . First, a deletion of genetic material in the fetus itself inactivates a gene (GSST1) that would normally enable the fetus to excrete intermediates of some of the most...


European Patent Office Upholds Molecular Devices Planar Patch Clamp Patent

May 18, 2010 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif. , May 18 /- Molecular Devices today announced that European Patent Office (EPO) has upheld Molecular Devices foundational planar patch-clamp patent (EP No 1 040 349 B1).  The board will issue a written decision to this effect in the near future. The ruling will be...


Company Featured at Citi Global Health Care Conference on May 27 and Lazard Annual Radiation Oncology Day on June 3

May 18, 2010 12:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —TomoTherapy Incorporated ( (NASDAQ: TOMO), maker of advanced radiation therapy solutions for cancer care, today announced that company management will participate in two upcoming investment community conferences.On Thursday, May 27, 2010,...

The Gateway Academy – Innovative Education

May 18, 2010 10:41 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., May 17, 2010 — The SME Education Foundation and industry partner, Project Lead The Way (PLTW) know that if you want to capture the attention of multi-tasking 6th – 8th grade students, your chances of reaching them are increased by offering a program such as...

AACR Applauds Presidential Nomination of Harold E. Varmus, M.D., as Director of the National Cancer Institute

May 18, 2010 10:38 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research, the world’s oldest and largest cancer research organization, congratulates Harold E. Varmus, M.D., on his nomination by President Barack Obama to serve as the 14th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)....


Smallest man-made cell pump

May 18, 2010 9:37 am | by BBC | News | Comments

Scientists have revealed the smallest man-made pump ever built - the size of a human red blood cell.


Most comprehensive database on bureaucracy hampering the installation of photovoltaic systems launched

May 18, 2010 9:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

The PV Legal consortium launched the largest and most comprehensive online database, gathering detailed quantitative and qualitative data on project development processes and bureaucratic barriers hampering the set-up of photovoltaic (PV) systems, in 12 EU countries.


Breathe Technologies Secures $23 Million in Series C Financing

May 18, 2010 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN RAMON, Calif. , May 18 /- Breathe Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative technology solutions for people with respiratory conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and sleep apnea, announced today it has secured $23 million in Series C financing. The...


Fitch cuts Universal Health rating on new debt

May 18, 2010 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fitch Ratings Services cut its rating on Universal Health Services Inc. on Tuesday, a day after the hospital operator agreed to buy Psychiatric Solutions Inc. for about $2 billion.Fitch now has a non-investment grade "junk" rating of "BB" on the Universal Health, down three notches from an...

Ev3 seeks approval of aneurysm treatment device

May 18, 2010 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker ev3 Inc. said Tuesday it finished filing for marketing approval of a device used to divert blood away from cerebral aneurysms during surgery.Ev3 asked the Food and Drug Administration to clear the Pipeline Embolization Device. The company said the agency could schedule a...

Bright future

May 18, 2010 7:37 am | by BBC | News | Comments

How lasers promise to revolutionise medical procedures


Accuray Hires General Manager for the EIMEA Region

May 18, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif. , May 18 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that Vittorio Puppo , M.D.,  has joined Accuray as General Manager of the EIMEA (Europe India Middle East and Africa ) region, effective May 17, 2010 ....


Varian Medical Systems Introduces ProBeam(TM) Proton Therapy Platform at Particle Therapy Co-operative Group (PT COG) 2010 Meeting

May 18, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

GUNMA, Japan , May 18 /- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) is introducing the fully-integrated ProBeam™ proton therapy system at the 2010 Particle Therapy Co-operative Group (PT-COG) meeting here this week. The ProBeam system incorporates imaging, gating, robotic patient...


AccuVein Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement in India to Sell Vein Illumination Device

May 18, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. , May 18 /- AccuVein LLC today announced it had signed an exclusive distribution agreement with the Medipath Division of Morepen Laboratories to sell the AV300 vein finder in India . With this new agreement AccuVein has now signed 30 distributors worldwide....



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