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New Research Links Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) to Cardiovascular Disease

April 15, 2011 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BRUSSELS, April 15, 2011 /- Results from a two-year retrospective cohort study presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Hawaii, U.S., showed that patients were significantly more likely to develop cardiovascular (CV) conditions, including...


MicroVision announces opening of research and development facility at NTU

April 14, 2011 10:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Think lasers are only good for making industrial cutting tools, light shows and flashy, lightsaber-lookalike that are capable of bursting balloons with their heat output? Well, think again.

Alpha Technologies debuts new UPS power solutions

April 14, 2011 10:36 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Alpha Technologies Ltd. introduced the new FXM 350 and Micro 350 Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) products.


Genital herpes more virulent in Africa than in US

April 14, 2011 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Harvard Medical School) Strains of genital herpes in Africa are far more virulent than those in the United States, researchers at Harvard Medical School report, a striking insight into a common disease with important implications for preventing HIV transmission in a region...


Safety of stored blood among chief concerns for transfusion medicine community

April 14, 2011 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) In light of recent studies that suggest the use of stored blood during transfusions may cause adverse effects in patients, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute funded a number of research projects to examine the safety of transfusing older red cells and the...


Blood Test Could Predict Metastasis Risk in Melanoma

April 14, 2011 9:32 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Most of the mortality from melanoma comes from metastasis. • Current monitoring requires costly imaging methods. PHILADELPHIA - Scientists at Yale University have identified a set of plasma biomarkers that could reasonably predict the risk of metastasis among patients with...


New Test Spots Infections in Hours, Rather than Days

April 14, 2011 8:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A startup has developed a device that uses magnetic particles to identify pathogens rapidly.


Merit's 1Q profit rises 47 percent

April 14, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Disposable medical device maker Merit Medical Systems Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter net income jumped 47 percent on higher sales following the acquisition of BioSphere Medical and higher sales in China.The company earned $6.6 million, or 23 cents per share, for the period that ended...


Training future doctors to enlist patients as partners in care

April 14, 2011 1:40 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) "Crossing the Patient-Centered Divide: Transforming Health Care Quality Through Enhanced Faculty Development," appears in the April 2011 issue of the journal Academic Medicine.


Antiplatelets: 1 person, 1 dose?

April 14, 2011 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Montreal Heart Institute) An international consortium of scientists, including major contributions from the Montreal Heart Institute, demonstrates that the "one-size fits all" strategy of uniformly doubling the dose of an antiplatelet drug, clopidogrel, for patients with high...


American Chemical Society honors Jeremy Berg and Norman Neureiter with Public Service Award

April 14, 2011 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health, and Norman P. Neureiter, Ph.D., senior advisor to the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement...


GOP's Big Pharma Protection to Cost NC Taxpayers "Hundreds of Millions"

April 14, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Roy Cooper warned the House Special Select Committee on Tort Reform today that a measure giving immunity to pharmaceutical companies could cost North Carolina taxpayers what one legislator described as "hundreds of...


Freedom Innovations to Commercialize the World's First Actively-Powered, Complete Lower Extremity Prosthesis

April 14, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., April 14, 2011 /- Freedom Innovations, a company that specializes in the development of high technology lower extremity prosthetic devices, today announced a worldwide licensing agreement. The agreement grants the company exclusive rights to commercialize the world's first...


New NIST SRM helps improve diagnosis of Huntington's disease

April 14, 2011 12:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) A new Standard Reference Material from NIST will help clinical genetics labs accurately diagnose Huntington's disease, an inherited degenerative brain disorder.


Lovelace Health Plan chooses Elsevier/MEDai predictive analytic solutions

April 14, 2011 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier/MEDai, a leading health information company with award-winning solutions for the improvement of care delivery, announced today that Lovelace Health Plan in New Mexico has purchased several products in MEDai's suite of Risk Navigator products to drive quality...



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