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Johnson & Johnson Completes Tender Offer for Crucell and Declares Offer Unconditional

February 21, 2011 10:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. and LEIDEN, Netherlands, Feb. 22, 2011 /- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) and Crucell N.V. (NYSE Euronext, Nasdaq: CRXL ; Swiss Exchange: CRX) today announce that Johnson & Johnson has completed the tender offer for Crucell N.V. (Crucell) and has declared the...

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Vaccine made with synthetic gene protects against deadly pneumonia

February 21, 2011 8:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed an experimental vaccine that appears to protect against an increasingly common and particularly deadly form of pneumococcal pneumonia. Details of the new vaccine,...

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Higher volume reduces false positives in screening mammography

February 21, 2011 8:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) Radiologists who interpret a high volume of mammograms may not detect more cancers but are better at determining which suspicious lesions are not malignant, according to a new study.

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Time to raise how many mammograms radiologists must read?

February 21, 2011 8:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Group Health Research Institute) Radiologists who interpret more mammograms and spend some time reading diagnostic mammograms do better at determining which suspicious breast lesions are cancer, according to a new report published online on Feb. 22 and in print in the April issue of...

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Photonics short-listed for UK 'Turing' center

February 21, 2011 7:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

The UK's new technology and innovation centers will be called "Turing Centres", after the World War II code-breaker

Compounds from Tropical Seaweed May be Promising Anti-malarial Drugs

February 21, 2011 12:35 pm | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | Comments

A group of chemical compounds used by a species of tropical seaweed to ward off fungus attacks may have promising anti-malarial properties for humans. The compounds are part of a unique chemical signaling system that seaweeds use to battle enemies.

LAB Research loses potential investor, lender places firm into bankruptcy

February 21, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

LAB Research Inc. (TSX:LRI) says it has been placed into bankruptcy by its main Canadian lender. The Montreal-area contract research organization says its directors resigned and a receiver was put in charge after a U.S. private equity group informed LAB that it was no longer in interested in...

Univ. of Ariz. starts national civility institute

February 21, 2011 10:45 am | by ALLEN G. BREED - AP National Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Two former presidents — one Republican, the other a Democrat — will chair a new national institute to promote civility in political discourse in the city where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was severely wounded in a shooting rampage that left six dead, officials announced Monday.The National...

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Sharp's $38M Green Medical Office Building Gets Under Way

February 21, 2011 10:34 am | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group plans to break ground this week on the first green medical office in San Diego, replacing its 85-year-old facility across the street at the corner of Grape Street and Fourth Avenue downtown.

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Biogen's MS drug linked to 10 more brain infection cases

February 21, 2011 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Biogen Idec Inc. has disclosed that 10 more patients taking the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri have contracted the rare brain infection known as PML. The total number of cases of the infection, which can be fatal, is 95, as of Feb. 2.

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Health insurance critic to warn to Vt. Legislature

February 21, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A former health insurance executive turned critic has been invited to speak at the Vermont Statehouse on what he says is the potential danger the industry's practices might have on health care reform in Vermont.Wendell Potter, the former head of communications for health insurer Cigna, will...

FREEDOM WATCH for February 18, 2011 - Part 1

February 21, 2011 7:45 am | by Andrew NapolitanoAssociated Press | Comments

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Acuo Technologies Announces Another Significant Growth Year in Revenue and Implementations to Further the Company's Market Leading Position

February 21, 2011 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Feb. 21, 2011 /- Acuo Technologies®, a market leading provider of comprehensive software solutions to the medical imaging industry for archiving, collaboration and migration services, announces another year of significant growth during Fiscal Year 2010. The...

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Seal Shield Introduces iPad Keyboard and Case for Healthcare

February 21, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2011 /- Seal Shield LLC today announced the new SILVER BLUE™ Bluetooth wireless keyboard and case for the iPad.  The product has been designed specifically for healthcare and addresses infection control concerns over iPad use in hospital settings. The...

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Acuo Technologies Announces New Enterprise Capabilities with Latest Software Release

February 21, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Feb. 21, 2011 /- Acuo Technologies®, a market leading provider of comprehensive software solutions to the medical imaging industry for archiving, collaboration and migration services, is pleased to announce the availability of the latest release of its market...

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