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FRAX now available as an iPhone application

June 8, 2010 1:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) The WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) is now easily accessible via iPhone, making the calculation tool independent of internet access and easy to use in any clinical setting.

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Importance of insulin delivery devices for diabetes management

June 8, 2010 1:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The growing use of insulin delivery devices such as pens and pumps may help individuals with diabetes optimize blood glucose control and minimize their risk for chronic health problems associated with diabetes, as described in a...

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A launchpad for stem cell research

June 8, 2010 1:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Dr. Yechiel Elkabetz of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine has identified a special class of stem cells called "rosette-stage NSCs," which he is using to develop a tool to control the growth and development of these cells in...

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Norwegian Institute of Public Health receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant

June 8, 2010 11:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Norwegian Institute of Public Health) The Norwegian Institute of Public Health announced today that it has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support an innovative global health research project...

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Philips Healthcare center to raise northeast Ohio's imaging profile

June 8, 2010 11:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Philips Healthcare Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center to buttress the x-ray and MRI birthplace's reputation as a hub for innovation in medical imaging technology. By Mary Vanac The Philips Healthcare Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center could bolster northeast...

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Tornier Inc. readies $205 million IPO

June 8, 2010 11:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Minn.-based orthodpedic firm plans an estimated $205 million initial public offering By Thomas Lee Tornier Inc. is planning to test the choppy waters of Wall Street with an estimated $205 million initial public offering, according to documents filed with the Securities and...

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Psychological Intervention Provides Enduring Health Benefits for Women with Breast Cancer

June 8, 2010 11:38 am | by AACR | News | Comments

• Intervention improves survival rates following breast cancer recurrence. • Benefits were evident years after intervention ended. PHILADELPHIA - Stress-reducing psychological intervention helps to increase survival and quality of life among women with recurrent breast cancer over the...

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Counterfeit Polypropylene Surgical Mesh: Initial Communication

June 8, 2010 11:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

[UPDATED 06/08/2010] Recall classified as Class I. Various sizes of counterfeit flat sheets of polypropylene surgical mesh marketed in the U.S. labeled with the C. R. Bard/Davol brand name.

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Counterfeit Polypropylene Surgical Mesh Products Marketed as C. R. Bard/Davol

June 8, 2010 10:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Various sizes of counterfeit flat sheets of polypropylene surgical mesh have been marketed in the United States labeled with the C. R. Bard/Davol brand name. These meshes, specifically identified below, are NOT Bard-manufactured products.

Poor health? Easier for some to blame bad genes than change lifestyle

June 8, 2010 9:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Springer) Does knowing that genes are partly responsible for your health condition mean you are less likely to be motivated to find out about the benefits of behavioral changes? Those with the greatest need to change their behaviors are more likely to favor genetic explanations...

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CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Abstract Submission Deadline June 21

June 8, 2010 9:37 am | by AACR | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO - The deadline for submitting abstracts to the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is June 21, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. CT. The symposium invites abstracts of proffered papers on the experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis and therapy of breast...

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New opto acoustic focusing technology stabilizes tiny biological samples

June 8, 2010 8:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Purdue University researchers have developed a new method to fixate bacteria, viruses, and complex molecules like DNA inside liquid droplets by using both electric fields and laser light. The method may prove to be more effective and practical than separate light or sonic focusing units...

Total acquires interest in AE polysilicon, developer of a new polysilicon Production technology

June 8, 2010 8:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Total announces that its subsidiary Total Gas & Power USA (SAS) has acquired a 25.4% interest in U.S. startup AE Polysilicon Corporation (AEP), which has developed an advanced technology to produce polysilicon for photovoltaic panels. The acquisition is being made through a reserved...

TSMC reveals plan for 3DIC designs based on Silicon interposers & TSV

June 8, 2010 8:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

According to a recent article from EETimes, Silicon foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) has expanded its ''platform'' initiative in an effort to speed up new designs in the foundry market. TSMC's initiative, dubbed the Open Innovation Platform (OIP), will now...

Cantel Medical fiscal 3Q profit edges higher

June 8, 2010 8:10 am | News | Comments

Cantel Medical Corp., which makes products used to prevent infections, said Tuesday its fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2.2 percent as sales grew in the company's largest divisions.Cantel said its profit grew to $4.3 million from $4.2 million. On a per-share basis, net income was unchanged...

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