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AACR Inaugurates New Leadership

April 4, 2011 9:32 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Judy E. Garber, M.D., M.P.H., is elected as the new president. • Nobel Laureate Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D., is past-president. • Frank McCormick, Ph.D., D.Sc. (hon.), is president-elect. ORLANDO, Fla. - Judy E. Garber, M.D., M.P.H., was inaugurated today as president of the...

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Patient's journey format drives new edition of vital student nurse manual

April 4, 2011 8:42 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) The eighth student edition of "The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures" has just been launched, with an exciting new format that organizes 15 key chapters into four key stages of patient care. Although written primarily for UK students, it...

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Quest completes $740M acquisition of Athena Diagnostics

April 4, 2011 8:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Athena Diagnostics, a former Worcester business unit of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., has finalized its $740 million sale to Quest Diagnostics Inc. today.

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Severe Psoriasis Linked to Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events

April 4, 2011 8:39 am | by University Of Pennsylvania | Comments

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease, and if severe, has been demonstrated to be a risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease. However, the degree to which psoriasis is associated with major adverse cardiac events (MACE), such as heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular death...

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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Awards $750,000 Grant to Sildenafil/Taladafil Study

April 4, 2011 8:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HACKENSACK, N.J., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) – the largest, most comprehensive  non-profit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne) – announced today that...

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AIDS Associated with an Increased Risk of Some Stomach, Esophageal Cancers

April 4, 2011 8:37 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • AIDS patients have nearly a seven-fold increased risk of malignancies of the stomach compared to the general population. • Their risk of malignancies of the esophagus is almost three times higher than in the general population. • In both organs, these results are mainly due to a...

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BRCA2 Mutations Associated with Improved Survival for Ovarian Cancer

April 4, 2011 8:37 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Ovarian cancer patients with BRCA mutations have better survival. • BRCA1 and BRCA2 have different effects on survival. • BRCA2 mutations associated with better survival than BRCA1. ORLANDO, Fla. - Women with ovarian cancer who have the BRCA2 gene mutation are more likely to...

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Study Confirms Genetic Differences in Breast Tissue Among Races

April 4, 2011 8:37 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Differences suggest susceptible and perhaps increased risk. • Pathways analyses showed differences. • Full data presented during an AACR press conference. ORLANDO, Fla. - Scientists from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are...

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Bad Mix: Heavy Beer Drinking and a Gene Variant Increases Gastric Cancer Risk

April 4, 2011 8:36 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Risk was also found in heavy beer drinkers who did not have the variant. • Use of other alcoholic beverages was not a factor. • Study results to be featured at Annual Meeting press conference. ORLANDO, Fla. - Heavy beer drinkers who have a specific genetic variant in the cluster...

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Data From Landmark Clinical Trial of Abbott's MitraClip® System Demonstrate Durable Clinical Benefits for Patients With Mitral Regurgitation Two Years After Treatment

April 4, 2011 6:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW ORLEANS, April 4, 2011 /- Abbott (NYSE: ABT ) today announced data from its EVEREST II (Endovascular Valve Edge-to-Edge REpair STudy) study showing that patients with significant mitral regurgitation (MR) treated with the company's investigational percutaneous catheter-based...

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Five Boulder County Organizations Sign Agreements With CORHIO to Share Patient Data Through Health Information Exchange

April 4, 2011 6:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BOULDER, Colo., April 4, 2011 /- Five Boulder County health care organizations have signed agreements to share patient data through the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization's (CORHIO) Health Information Exchange (HIE), CORHIO officials announced today. The organizations...

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Sofie Biosciences Launches a High Performance, Benchtop Preclinical PET System Using New Generation Detector Technology

April 4, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 4, 2011 /- Sofie Biosciences, a developer of molecular imaging systems and agents, announced the launch of GENISYS4, their new benchtop small animal PET system. Introduced today at the 2011 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, this compact,...

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CardioMEMS, Inc. Tops Georgia's 2010 Venture Financing List

April 4, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ATLANTA, April 4, 2011 /- CardioMEMS, Inc ., an Atlanta-based medical technology company that has developed and is commercializing a proprietary wireless sensing and communication technology for the human body, today announced that its Q1 2010 venture financing was ranked first in Georgia...

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Caliper Life Sciences Launches Novel COX-2 Probe to Enable Personalized Medicine Research

April 4, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HOPKINTON, Mass., April 4, 2011 /- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALP ), a leading provider of tools and services for drug discovery, life sciences research and molecular diagnostics, today announced the launch of XenoLight(TM) RediJect(TM) COX-2 Probe (Fluorocoxibs), a novel...

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Photo Release -- PositiveID Corporation Partners With Taiwan's HMD BioMedical Inc. to Manufacture "iGlucometer" Blood Glucose Meter With "iglucose inside"

April 4, 2011 6:34 am | by PositiveID | Comments

Photo Release -- PositiveID Corporation Partners With Taiwan's HMD BioMedical Inc. to Manufacture "iGlucometer" Blood Glucose Meter With "iglucose inside"

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