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NIH EUREKA Award Will Enable Design of New Brain Tumor Treatment

August 10, 2010 8:36 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | Comments

The Georgia Institute of Technology has received a EUREKA grant from the National Cancer Institute to design a new way to treat invasive brain tumors by capturing the migrating cells that spread the disease.

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NeuroMetrix 2Q loss widens as revenue sinks

August 10, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device maker NeuroMetrix Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter loss deepened, as a change in Medicare reimbursement hurt revenue, which fell more than 40 percent.The Waltham, Mass., company said it lost $4.5 million, or 20 cents per share, in the three months that ended June 30. That...

Penwest to be bought by Endo Pharmaceuticals

August 10, 2010 7:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Penwest Pharmaceuticals Co. has agreed to be acquired by 13-year partner Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Co. for about $144 million. Penwest develops extended-release drug delivery technology used in Opana ER, a pain killer launched and commercialized by Endo.

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Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. Appoints Mr. Jack Zwick to Its Board of Directors

August 10, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

http://www.solarenergyinitiatives.com () —Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (OTCBB: SNRY), with businesses in solar project development, distribution and workforce training, today announced the appointment of Mr. Jack Zwick, CPA to its Board of Directors. The appointment comes at a vital time...

Exogenesis bumps financing up to $4.5M

August 10, 2010 6:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Exogenesis Corp., a gas cluster ion beam technology firm in Billerica, has raised $4.5 million in an amended equity offering. The company uses the GCIB technology to process implantable medical devices.

Neurochip technology developed by Canadian team

August 10, 2010 6:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Calgary) The University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine scientists who proved it is possible to cultivate a network of brain cells that reconnect on a silicon chip -- or the brain on a microchip -- have been involved in the development of new technology that monitors brain...

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Regional protocols improve quality of care for aortic dissection patients

August 10, 2010 6:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation) Using a standardized protocol within a regional health network, a multidisciplinary acute aortic dissection program resulted in a 43 percent reduction in time to diagnosis for all AAD patients over the course of five years, based on study results...

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Chairman and Chief Scientist at ERT Recognized as One of 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life Sciences Industry

August 10, 2010 6:35 am | by RealWire | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, PA 10 August 2010 - ERT, a leading provider of centralized services to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, announces that Joel Morganroth, MD, Chairman and Chief Scientist, has been acknowledged by PharmaVOICE magazine as one of the 100 most...

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Henry Schein will sell up to $400M in senior notes

August 10, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Henry Schein Inc. will sell up to $400 million in senior notes to two insurers over the next three years, the medical device and services distributor said Tuesday.The company may issue the notes between now and August 2012. It will be able to set the terms of the notes, which can range from...

Electronic Patient Records Key to Improving Patient Care in 21st Century, says BridgeHead Software CEO – But Only With Secure Data Management

August 10, 2010 2:34 am | by RealWire | Comments

Survey reveals half of doctors believe Electronic Patient Records will improve patient care as data volumes continue to rise all over the worldAshtead, UK - Tuesday August 10 2010 - Healthcare data storage expert Tony Cotterill has called secure data management the "missing link" to...

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Delivering More Drugs to Brain Tumors

August 9, 2010 8:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Combining ultrasound with magnetic particles could help advance treatments.

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Corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide, UNC studies find

August 9, 2010 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of North Carolina School of Medicine) Three studies led by UNC researchers find that spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the US and worldwide, despite bans in 24 countries.

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FDA clot device advisory tells of patients' risks

August 9, 2010 11:45 am | by LINDSEY TANNER - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Medical filters that stop blood clots from reaching the lungs can move or break and cause life-threatening problems for patients, the government and a medical journal report said Monday.In an advisory to doctors and patients, the Food and Drug Administration said it has received more than 900...

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces Class Action Has Been Filed on Behalf of Investors in Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM)

August 9, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Bernstein Liebhard LLP today announced that a class action has been filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on behalf of purchasers (the "Class") of Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM) ("Almost Family" or the "Company") common stock during the period of...

MEMSIC announces second-quarter 2010 results

August 9, 2010 11:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

- Begins Production Shipping of Electronic Compass to Major Cell Phone Manufacturer - Begins Shipping of Ultra-Low-Cost Accelerometer Product

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