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Medical students open to learning with video games

August 10, 2010 1:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Michigan Health System) Today's college students were raised with a digital mouse in their hands. So it should be no surprise that a majority of medical school students surveyed say video games and virtual reality environments could help them become better doctors....

Mindray Medical shares fall on 2Q revenue miss

August 10, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of China's Mindray Medical International Ltd. tumbled sharply Tuesday after the medical device maker posted weaker-than-expected revenue for the second quarter and trimmed its full-year forecast."While we achieved better-than-expected international sales, lower-than-expected government...

S & P shuffles SmallCap 600 index, shares get boost

August 10, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's gave a boost to the stocks of three companies after it announced plans to add them to its SmallCap 600 index.S&P said it will make the following changes:— Orion Marine Group Inc. will replace Odyssey HealthCare Inc. after the close of trading on Monday. Shares of the marine...


Vertex: Shorter therapy with hep C drug is OK

August 10, 2010 10:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. has announced that a late-stage clinical trial has found that doubling the length of therapy for its hepatitis C drug candidate does not substantially increase the benefit.

Another buyout adds to iMedx med transcription leadership

August 10, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Medical transcription firm iMedX Inc., of Shelton, Conn., has announced its acquisition of Louisiana-based MedTech Transcriptions Inc. The buyout is the fifth acquisition iMedX has completed in 12 months.

Study Shows Physicians Reluctant to Use Chemoprevention for Prostate Cancer -

August 10, 2010 10:33 am | by AACR | News | Comments

• Use of finasteride for prostate cancer prevention has not increased. • Experts expect a slow adoption of chemoprevention strategies. PHILADELPHIA - Despite the dramatic results of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT), which showed a significant reduction in prostate cancer among...


New Findings Further Clarify Breast Cancer Risk With Hormone Therapy

August 10, 2010 10:33 am | by AACR | News | Comments

• Risk varied according to BMI, with greater risks for thinner women. • Longer duration of hormone therapy increased breast cancer risk. PHILADELPHIA - A new analysis of the California Teachers Study, which analyzed hormone replacement therapy use among 2,857 women for almost 10 years,...


How did we ever survive the great H1N1 outbreak?

August 10, 2010 10:21 am | Blogs | Comments

Well, the worst is over. We are now in a post pandemic state. Who knew we'd make it through OK. Many media reports would have had you thinking otherwise. So, now in reflection, is it apparent that all the hype


Miller joins Concert Pharma's corporate leadership team

August 10, 2010 9:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Lexington-based Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc. has named Gregory Miller, a former senior director of business development and corporate strategy at AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc., as its head of business and corporate development.

Teleflex closes $400M sale of senior notes

August 10, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Teleflex Inc. said Tuesday it sold $400 million in senior notes, and used the proceeds to prepay debt and fund convertible bond hedge bond transactions.Teleflex's new senior notes are due in 2017. The total includes $50 million in notes purchased by the underwriters of its offering. The company...

NIH EUREKA Award Will Enable Design of New Brain Tumor Treatment

August 10, 2010 8:36 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The Georgia Institute of Technology has received a EUREKA grant from the National Cancer Institute to design a new way to treat invasive brain tumors by capturing the migrating cells that spread the disease.


NeuroMetrix 2Q loss widens as revenue sinks

August 10, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker NeuroMetrix Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter loss deepened, as a change in Medicare reimbursement hurt revenue, which fell more than 40 percent.The Waltham, Mass., company said it lost $4.5 million, or 20 cents per share, in the three months that ended June 30. That...

Penwest to be bought by Endo Pharmaceuticals

August 10, 2010 7:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Penwest Pharmaceuticals Co. has agreed to be acquired by 13-year partner Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Co. for about $144 million. Penwest develops extended-release drug delivery technology used in Opana ER, a pain killer launched and commercialized by Endo.

Connector Series Has Size 20 Fixed Contacts

August 10, 2010 7:31 am | Positronic | Product Releases | Comments

The MDX is a high reliability D-Subminiature connector with size 20 fixed contacts and is available with 9, 15, 25, 37, and 50 contacts.

Panel Mount Toggle Switches Feature One Through Four Pole Configurations

August 10, 2010 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, provides S Series toggle switches for 15 to 25 A applications.


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