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Not following doctor's orders: Prescription abandonment

November 16, 2010 12:40 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) Failure to have a prescription filled can undermine medical treatment, result in increased health care costs and potentially have devastating results for the patient. An editorial in the Nov. 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine...

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Elsevier launches SciVerse Applications beta

November 16, 2010 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of SciVerse Applications beta, a new module within the SciVerse platform that will empower the scientific community to develop and share...

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Smoke from fireworks is harmful to health

November 16, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) The metallic particles in the smoke emitted by fireworks pose a health risk, particularly to people who suffer from asthma. This is the conclusion of a study led by researchers from the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water...

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Less than 1 month until start of major osteoporosis meeting in Singapore

November 16, 2010 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Healthcare providers in the Asia-Pacific region are coping with a rising tide of osteoporotic fractures. The 1st Asia- Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting (Singapore, Dec. 10-13, 2010) is an ideal opportunity for health professionals in the region...

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High tech genetic sequencing enables screening for hereditary hearing loss

November 16, 2010 11:35 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | Comments

Using a combination of special techniques to capture specific DNA sequences and high-throughput technology to sequence them, scientists from the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center and the University of Iowa developed a test to simultaneously screen more than 50...

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Using plants against soils contaminated with arsenic

November 16, 2010 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Zurich) Two essential genes that control the accumulation and detoxification of arsenic in plant cells have been identified. This discovery is the fruit of an international collaboration involving laboratories in Switzerland, South Korea and the USA. The results presented...

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NIH awards $10 million to advance microneedle patch for flu vaccination

November 16, 2010 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology Research News) The National Institutes of Health has awarded $10 million to advance a technology for the painless, self-administration of flu vaccine using patches containing tiny microneedles that dissolve into the skin.

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Predictive Biosciences renews prostate cancer biomarker deal

November 16, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Lexington molecular diagnostics firm Predictive Biosciences Inc. and Epigenomics AG, a German company focused on cancer treatment, have extended their licensing deal related to a biomarker for prostate cancer.

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UMass shares $750K for antimicrobial compounds

November 16, 2010 9:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The University of Massachusetts Amherst and PolyMedix Inc., a Pennsylvania biotechnology firm, have received a Phase 2 Small Business Technology Transfer $750,000 contract from the U.S. Army Research Office for more tests on antimicrobial compounds.

Plures Technologies, Inc. Acquires Advanced MicroSensors, Inc.

November 16, 2010 8:40 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Plures Technologies, Inc. (PTI) is in the final phase of acquiring and recapitalizing Advanced MicroSensors, Incorporated (AMS) an established quality high volume ISO fabrication facility, providing high volume production of micro sensors for ...

New Pfizer academic-industrial program based in Cambridge

November 16, 2010 8:40 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. today has established a new network of academic centers that will serve as a "farm team" for drug development. The Global Centers for Therapeutic Innovation is basing its headquarters in Cambridge and will establish partnerships with academic centers...

Largest Acellular Dermal Allografts for Abdominal Wall Repair Now Available From MTF

November 16, 2010 8:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

EDISON, N.J., Nov. 16, 2010 /- The largest natural allograft available on the market today for hernia and abdominal wall repair has been announced by The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), the nation's leading provider of allograft tissue. MTF has started distributing 20 cm x 25...

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SuperSonic Imagine Announces That Gordon Waldron Has Been Named Executive Vice President and CFO

November 16, 2010 8:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, Nov. 16, 2010 /- SuperSonic Imagine, the innovative ultrasound medical imaging company, is pleased to announce Gordon Waldron has been named as Executive Vice President and CFO. As a member of the board of directors, he will be responsible for driving all of...

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PhotoMedex Launches New Patient-Focused XTRAC Laser Website

November 16, 2010 8:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pa., Nov. 16, 2010 /- PhotoMedex, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHMD ), a global skin health medical technology company, announced today the launch of its newly designed and engineered website. The new site, www.XTRACLASER.com , introduces and integrates a strong educational component,...

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Prevention 2010: Interview with Judy E. Garber, M.D., M.P.H.

November 16, 2010 8:37 am | by AACR | Comments

Prevention 2010: Interview with Judy E. Garber, M.D., M.P.H., AACR president-elect, senior editor of Cancer Prevention Research, and leader of the center for cancer genetics and prevention at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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