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Establishing the first line of human embryonic stem cells in Brazil

May 2, 2011 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair) Establishing a genetically diverse line of human embryonic stem cells for the therapeutic stem cell transplantation needs of the diverse ethnic and genetic Brazilian population has been shown to be problematic....


Grifols agrees to sell some Talecris assets

May 2, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Spanish drugmaker Grifols SA said Monday that it reached an agreement with regulators regarding its planned acquisition of Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp., and will sell some of Talecris' assets.Grifols said the staff of the Federal Trade Commission's bureau of competition approved a...

Twin Cities, Minn., companies investing in schools

May 2, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Some major Twin Cities corporations are investing in Minneapolis Public Schools.Target Corp., Cargill Inc., General Mills Inc. and Medtronic Inc. are providing more than $13 million in grants to help support students in K-12 through 2014.Target plans to give more than $6 million over the next...


ENERCA clinical recommendations for sickle cell disease management and prevention in children

May 2, 2011 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(IDIBAPS - Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer) The article published in the American Journal of Hematology is divided in three main issues: Prevention of complications, treatment and therapies for acute disease. Different aspects of each issue are exposed...


Pain and itch connected down deep

May 2, 2011 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Berkeley) Despite much research on pain receptors, investigators have only recently focused on itch and how the body distinguishes between itch and pain. This research, including new findings by UC Berkeley's Diana Bautista, show that the receptors...


Lpath, Inc. CEO to Present Live, Online at on May 5th

May 2, 2011 12:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 /- Lpath, Inc. (OTCBB: LPTN), the category leader in bioactive-lipid-targeted therapeutics, today announced that Scott Pancoast, Lpath President and CEO, will present at May 5th, 2011TIME: 3:00 PM EDTLINK:...


Nonin Medical Announces Mark VanderWerf, Vice President-eHealth, Elected to American Telemedicine Association College of Fellows

May 2, 2011 12:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, May 2, 2011 /- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that Mark VanderWerf, Nonin's Vice President of eHealth, has been elected to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) College of...


Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital Announces First Patient Procedure in the United States to Treat Atrial Fibrillation Using New Catheter for Cryoablation Technology

May 2, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DALLAS, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital today announced the first patient procedure in the U.S. using the Achieve™ Mapping Catheter, an intra-cardiac electrophysiology diagnostic catheter that can be used to assess...


CMC Biologics Announces Appointment of New CEO

May 2, 2011 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

COPENHAGEN, Denmark and SEATTLE, May 2, 2011 /- CMC Biologics, a leading biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Organization, with operations in Copenhagen, Denmark and Seattle, Washington USA, announced today that it has hired Claes Glassell to serve at its Chief Executive Officer. CMC...


Hill-Rom to Participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference

May 2, 2011 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BATESVILLE, Ind., May 2, 2011 /- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: HRC ) invites you to listen to a management presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference in Las Vegas on May 10, 2011, at 2:20 p.m. EDT. You are invited to listen to the live discussion via the...


Summary Box: Community Health raises Tenet offer

May 2, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

HIGHER BID: Community Health Systems Inc. said Monday it raised its offer to buy rival hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. to $7.25 per share, which increases the deal's value by 21 percent to about $4.06 billion. But it said the all-cash offer expires May 9 unless it sees meaningful...

Ariad Pharmaceuticals shuffles board members

May 2, 2011 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Ariad Pharmaceuticals has appointed Norbert G. Riedel to its board of directors. Riedel currently serves as corporate vice president and chief scientific officer of health care company Baxter International Inc. in Deerfield, Ill.


Yale to work with Icagen, Pfizer on novel pain treatments

May 2, 2011 10:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., said it will collaborate with Icagen Inc. and Pfizer to explore the potential efficacy of investigational compounds as novel treatments for a rare genetic disorder called inherited erythromelalgia.

AstraZeneca declines license for Targacept drug

May 2, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Targacept Inc. said Monday that British drugmaker AstraZeneca will not exercise its option to license a potential schizophrenia drug.The drug, called TC-5619, failed in a midstage, proof-of-concept study in March focusing on non-smokers with attention-deficit/attention hyperactivity disorder....

STEM Savvy High School Students Connect with Industry

May 2, 2011 9:38 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., LYNNWOOD, Wash., April 29, 2011 — Tech-savvy teams from various high schools located in Washington's Snohomish and the Island County regions will present their STEM-based projects to local manufacturers—potential employers, who are in desperate need of skilled...


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