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Health care spending: Study shows high imaging costs for defensive purposes

February 15, 2011 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Nearly 35 percent of all the imaging costs ordered for 2,068 orthopedic patient encounters in Pennsylvania were ordered for defensive purposes, according to a new study presented today at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of...


BTER Foundation announces winners of the William S. Baer Award

February 15, 2011 8:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Monarch Labs) The BioTherapeutics, Education & Research (BTER) Foundation publicly announced the recipients of the 2010 William S. Baer Award for Outstanding Service in the Advancement of Biotherapy. The six award winners were honored at the 8th International Conference on...


Texas Instruments DLP announces optimized chipsets to enable brighter images using less power for mobile and embedded pico projector users

February 15, 2011 7:38 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Driving forward the image quality of mobile pico projectors, Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE:TXN) DLP is revealing optimized DLP Pico chipsets at Mobile World Congress 2011


Discera names Hernan DeGuzman as Vice President of sales

February 15, 2011 7:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Semiconductor Veteran to Drive Adoption of Highest Performance MEMS Timing Products in Production

Pressure sensing integration in portable devices

February 15, 2011 7:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Incorporating low-voltage die-based MEMS pressure sensors into device and equipment designs for measurement linearity and repeatability, with minimized power consumption and extended service life.

Shadow of autism claims still haunts MMR vaccine

February 15, 2011 7:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Many New England researchers and health officials say a retraction of an article in British medical journal The Lancet, purporting a connection between the measels-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, comes a decade late, and serious damage has been done to a whole generation of young people.

Tech maturity, older population drive innovation in opthalmology

February 15, 2011 7:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The last decade - the last two months of it in particular - have been an exciting time for eye-related treatments. But why the (fairly) sudden interest in ophthalmic treatments?

<i>Tech Watch: </i>Continuum called on to make med devices more home-friendly

February 15, 2011 7:36 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Designers and manufacturers of medical devices are facing the challenge of adapting sophisticated medical equipment for the home environment. James D. Wilson, senior industrial designer for design firm Continuum LLC of Newton, shares his thoughts on the trends in designing...


Tax incentives bring jobs, refunds to Mass. life sciences firms

February 15, 2011 7:36 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The notion of providing incentives directly to companies has come under fire from some corners in Massachusetts. But officials at the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center point to examples as proof that a system of directly supporting companies has real value for economic development in the state.

Wireless Heart Implant Reduces Hospitalizations

February 15, 2011 7:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A pressure-sensing implant helps heart-failure patients stay healthy.


Calorie labeling has no effect on teenagers' or parents' food purchases

February 15, 2011 4:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) A new study led by an NYU School of Medicine investigator and published in the Feb. 15, 2011, advance online publication of the International Journal of Obesity, challenges the idea that calorie labeling has an...


Losing hair at 20 is linked to increased risk of prostate cancer in later life

February 15, 2011 4:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) Men who start to lose hair at the age of 20 are more likely to develop prostate cancer in later life and might benefit from screening for the disease, according to a new study published online in the cancer journal, Annals of Oncology.


Boston Scientific Acquires Two Novel Technologies to Treat Peripheral Chronic Total Occlusions

February 15, 2011 12:32 pm | by Boston Scientific | Comments

New products expand treatment options for healthcare providers


GeoResources, Prospect Capital to join S & P index

February 15, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GeoResources Inc. and Prospect Capital Corp. will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 index, according to Standard & Poor's, sending shares of both companies higher Tuesday.S&P announced the planned index changes following Monday's close of trading. Stocks that are about to be added to indexes...

Cynosure narrows 4Q loss, as revenue climbs 16 pct

February 15, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cynosure Inc., the cosmetic treatment equipment maker, reported a smaller loss for the fourth quarter on Tuesday, helped by growing revenue and a drop in operating expenses. Its shares rose 15 percent in afternoon trading.The Westford, Mass., company makes aesthetic treatment systems used to...


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