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Boston Scientific Announces Agreement With Fukuda Denshi for Distribution of Cardiac Rhythm Management Products in Japan

January 19, 2011 2:38 pm | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Jan. 19, 2011 / PRNewswire / -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that its subsidiary, Boston Scientific Japan K.K., has reached an agreement with Fukuda Denshi Co., Ltd. to market and sel

First Horizon restores dividend, taps board member

January 19, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

First Horizon National Corp. on Wednesday said its board approved a return to cash dividends after issuing shareholder dividends in stock since the financial crisis.The bank said its board declared a dividend of a penny, payable April 1 to shareholders of record as of March 11.First Horizon...

Molecular battle in cancer cells offers clues for treatment

January 19, 2011 10:50 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of North Carolina School of Medicine) Researchers investigating a genetic mutation in brain cancer and leukemia patients have discovered how one cancer metabolite battles another normal metabolite to contribute cancer development. Helping the "good guys" win that battle...


Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network expands to 17 sites in North America

January 19, 2011 10:50 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Autism Speaks) Autism Speaks, North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization, announces expansion of its Autism Treatment Network (ATN) to include 17 US and Canadian hospitals and academic medical centers. The ATN seeks to improve health care for children and...

American Physical Society announces Physical Review X

January 19, 2011 10:49 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Physical Society) Physical Review X (PRX), a new, online, open-access, primary research journal for authors in all fields of physics will call for submissions in March 2011, and begin publishing in the fall.

Nonin Medical, Inc. Launches New WristOx2â„¢, Model 3150 in U.S. and Canada

January 19, 2011 10:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 19, 2011 /- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry and an innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, today announced the United States and Canadian launches of its WristOx2™, Model 3150 wrist-worn pulse oximeter. (Photo:...

FDA to Improve Most Common Review Path for Medical Devices

January 19, 2011 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today unveiled a plan containing 25 actions it intends to implement during 2011 to improve the most common path to market for medical devices. (Logo:...


Pervasis Therapeutics to Develop Novel Cell-Based Approach to Target Tumor Environment, Prevent Cancer Recurrence

January 19, 2011 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 19, 2011 /- Pervasis Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the company is pursuing a matrix-embedded endothelial cell-based therapy (PVS-30200) to target and regulate cell stroma (the tumor environment or "ecosystem" that is comprised of various supporting cell...


Malignant brain tumors: Benefit of PET and PET/CT in the detection of recurrences is not assessable

January 19, 2011 9:45 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) Malignant gliomas are fast-growing brain tumors with poor prospects of recovery depending on disease stage. Experts hope that the examination of patients by means of positron emission tomography (PET) is more helpful in the...

HIV-positive head and neck cancer patients benefit from radiation therapy

January 19, 2011 9:45 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) HIV-positive head and neck cancer patients respond well to radiation therapy treatments and experience similar toxicity rates as non-HIV-positive patients, despite prior reports to the contrary, according to a study in the January issue of...

Boston's game, health care and IT expertise drive social games for health

January 19, 2011 8:44 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Games are hot, and so is health IT. Boston combines a growing video game sector, a storied IT sector, and a global leadership position in health care. It should come as no surprise that the city is proving a seed bed for startups at the intersection of the two trends.

CVS Caremark Study Evaluates Which Pharmacy Channel Consumers Choose When Given Choice of Mail or Retail Prescriptions

January 19, 2011 8:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 19, 2011 /- When consumers are offered a cost-neutral choice to fill their 90-day prescription medications in a retail store or through a mail-order pharmacy, they split their preferences largely depending on their past experiences, a first-of-its-kind study from...

NIH-Funded Study Is First to Demonstrate Increased Long-Term Survival With Favorable Neurologic Function Among Patients Receiving CPR Using ACSI ResQPump® and ResQPOD® CPR D...

January 19, 2011 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ROSEVILLE, Minn., Jan. 19, 2011 /- A combination of two devices could save the lives of thousands of cardiac arrest patients each year if implemented nationwide, suggests clinical trial results published in today's online edition of The Lancet. A significantly higher percentage of...

New European collaboration on cancer research

January 19, 2011 8:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Karolinska Institutet) Europe's leading oncology organizations are combining forces in the global fight against cancer. The project, EurocanPlatform, has received ?12 million ($16 million) from the European Union to streamline cross border research. The project will find more effective...


Featured Search — Perfusion CT Predicts Feared Consequences of tPA-Treated Stroke

January 19, 2011 8:34 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

A small study reveals that perfusion CT findings of blood-brain barrier permeability above a specified volume at the time of admission in patients over the age of 65 treated with tPA can predict two “feared complications”-symptomatic hemorrhagic transformation and malignant edema-with 100...



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