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Protein E-selectin ligand-1 regulates production of TGF-beta

June 9, 2010 2:38 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Several years ago, Dr. Arthur Beaudet , Baylor College of Medicine's chair of molecular and human genetics, was surprised to find that mice that lacked a protein called E-selectin ligand-1 were shorter than normal. He and his colleagues were hoping that the protein was involved in cell...


Modernized hospital ward, clinic to improve care for the children of Lilongwe, Malawi

June 9, 2010 1:37 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

A newly modernized pediatric hospital ward and children's clinic in Malawi will provide access to improved facilities for children in a country with one of the highest childhood mortality rates in the world. Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe is the primary referral center for the...


VCs: Healthcare reform won't impede med-tech investment

June 9, 2010 12:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

An informal survey of venture capital investors reveals their lack of worry that the healthcare reform act will slow down investment in medical technology. Readers of this website, and this blog, are likely to have a special interest in the business impacts of healthcare legislative...


Study finds poor compliance with cirrhosis surveillance recommendations

June 9, 2010 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A study conducted by researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine found that fewer than 20 percent of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma preceded by cirrhosis were monitored for the development of cancer. Full findings of this study are published in the July...


CVS Caremark to cut off Walgreen from network

June 9, 2010 11:10 am | News | Comments

CVS Caremark Corp. said Wednesday it will end rival Walgreen Co.'s participation in its retail pharmacy network starting in a month.The move would mean that people whose prescription drug benefits are handled by Caremark would not be able to be reimbursed for prescriptions filled at Walgreen...

New autism susceptibility genes identified

June 9, 2010 10:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers and the Autism Genome Project Consortium announced today that they have identified new autism susceptibility genes that may lead to the development of new treatment approaches. These genes, which...


Common Alzheimer's medication helps skills necessary for safe driving

June 9, 2010 10:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Lifespan) A promising study from Rhode Island Hospital demonstrated that cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEI), a type of medication often prescribed for Alzheimer's disease (AD), improved some cognitive skills in patients with mild AD -- skills that are necessary for driving. Findings...


Gamma interferon prompts stem cell response to fight infection

June 9, 2010 9:37 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Most of the time, the body's blood-forming (hematopoietic) stem cells remain dormant, with just a few producing blood cells and maintaining a balance among the different types. However, invading bacteria can be a call-to-arms, awaking the sleeping stem cells and prompting them to produce...


MassDevice Q & A: Boston Scientific co-founder John Abele

June 9, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. co-founder John Abele, in the first installment of a lengthy interview, on the company's origins in the basement of a church rectory, its connection...


U.S. Logistics Industry On The Brink Of Recovery

June 9, 2010 8:38 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

The 21st Annual "State of Logistics Report®," released by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) reveals that, continuing the decline reported in 2008, business logistics costs fell to 7.7 percent of U.S. Gross Domestic

X-FAB announces 8-inch MEMS center for cost-effective, high-volume, advanced MEMS production

June 9, 2010 8:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Enables customers to address high-volume markets

CNano launches carbon nanotube based conductive paste products for lithium ion battery applications

June 9, 2010 8:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

CNano Technology Limited (CNano) announced that it officially launched carbon nanotube based super conductive paste products for Lithium ion battery applications, and also introduced the products into the Japanese market.

Defibtech DBP-2800 Battery Packs used in Lifeline AED and ReviveR AED: Recall

June 9, 2010 8:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

AED may falsely detect an error condition during charging for a shock, then cancel charge and not provide therapy, when used with an affected battery pack.


Accuray enters CyberKnife partnership with Siemens

June 9, 2010 8:10 am | News | Comments

Medical radiation equipment maker Accuray Inc. said Wednesday it will partner with Siemens AG to ramp up sales of its CyberKnife robotic radiation therapy system.Accuray said Siemens will have the right to sell the CyberKnife system as part of a group of products, while Accuray will have the...

Fat or fertile?

June 9, 2010 7:39 am | by BBC | News | Comments

How to tell if a standing commuter is pregnant



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