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Lewent to quit Dell board in July(3)

March 8, 2011 3:45 pm | Comments

Former Merck & Co.'s chief financial officer, Judy Lewent, will not seek re-election to the board of computer maker Dell Inc. when her term ends in July, Dell said TuesdayLewent made the decision so she could devote more time to other business responsibilities, the company said.Lewent, who has...

Lewent to quit Dell board in July(2)

March 8, 2011 2:47 pm | Comments

Former Merck & Co.'s chief financial officer, Judy Lewent, will not seek re-election to the board of computer maker Dell Inc. when her term ends in July, Dell said TuesdayLewent made the decision so she could devote more time to other business responsibilities, the company said.Lewent, who has...

Emeritus names Barlow to board of directors

March 8, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Assisted living and dementia care services provider Emeritus Corp. said Tuesday that it named H. R. Brereton Barlow to its board of directors.Barlow has served as president and CEO of Premera Blue Cross since 2000.Shares of Emeritus shares rose 61 cents to close at $24.50.

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Cancer in HIV-positive patients

March 8, 2011 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Most HIV-positive patients die of cancer. In the latest issue of Deutsches Arzteblatt International, Manfred Hensel's research group presents epidemiological data.

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State delays action on $2.4B contract

March 8, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new $2.4 billion contract for a prescription drug plan for state employees has been pulled from the Board of Public Works agenda after a company competing for the contract filed a protest about the procurement process.Sheila McDonald, the executive secretary of the board, said she received...

Semprus BioSciences' Lucchino joins AdvaMed board

March 8, 2011 12:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

David L. Lucchino, CEO of Cambridge-based Semprus BioSciences, has been elected to the board of directors of the trade association Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).

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Eating disorders and body dissatisfaction is double in Muslim teenagers than in Christian

March 8, 2011 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Granada) Research conducted at the University of Granada is pioneer in addressing the relationship between religion, eating disorders and body image perception among adolescents. To carry out this study, researchers took a sample of 494 students aged 12-20 years from...

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LRI awards wide-ranging research grants to drive next generation of scientific discovery in lupus

March 8, 2011 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Spectrum) The Lupus Research Institute today announced the award of 12 new research grants, building on its decade-long commitment to drive innovation and discover novel approaches to understand and treat one of the world's most confounding and elusive diseases -- lupus.

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Could gene tests tell if kids can be sports stars?(2)

March 8, 2011 11:46 am | by LINDSEY TANNER - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Was your kid born to be an elite athlete? Marketers of genetic tests claim the answer is in mail-order kits costing less than $200.Some customers say the test results help them steer their children to appropriate sports. But skeptical doctors and ethicists say the tests are putting profit...

Could gene tests tell if kids can be sports stars?

March 8, 2011 11:45 am | Comments

Was your kid born to be an elite athlete? Marketers of genetic tests claim the answer is in mail-order kits costing less than $200.Some customers say the test results help them steer their children to appropriate sports. But skeptical doctors and ethicists say the tests are putting profit...

Sildenafil reduces Raynaud's frequency in patients with systemic sclerosis

March 8, 2011 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Researchers in Europe reported that treatment with modified-release sildenafil significantly reduced the frequency of attacks of Raynaud's phenomenon in patients with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis, also known as scleroderma. The double-blind,...

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BSX co-founder Abele stepping down from board

March 8, 2011 9:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. co-founder John Abele will not be standing for reelection to the board of the Natick-based medical device giant, according to a regulatory filing.

Hill-Rom Elects Michael Macek as Treasurer

March 8, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BATESVILLE, Ind., March 8, 2011 /- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC ) today announced the election of Michael Macek as company Treasurer, effective immediately. "I am pleased to have someone of Mike's caliber on our executive team in this role," said Mark Guinan, Senior Vice President...

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Neurocrine Biosciences to Present at the Roth 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference

March 8, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, March 8, 2011 /- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX ) announced today that Kevin Gorman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences, will be presenting at the Roth 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference in Laguna Niguel, CA.   The live...

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Healthways announces new management changes

March 8, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Healthways' CEO will again have the title of president at the wellness-program operator, while Stefen Brueckner, who has been president and chief operating officer for more than two years, will move in to an advisory position in April.Ben Leedle Jr. 50, has been the CEO of Healthways since...

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