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Avoiding or Controlling Diabetes May Reduce Cancer Risk and Mortality

April 3, 2011 1:32 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Diabetes linked to an 11 percent increased risk for cancer mortality in women; 17 percent increased risk in men. • Increased risk for colon, rectum and liver cancer in men and women. • Associations appear to be independent of other cancer risk factors. ORLANDO, Fla. - Results of...

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Regado Biosciences, Inc. Presents Results of the RADAR Phase 2b Clinical Trial of its REG1 Anticoagulation System

April 3, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 3, 2011 /- Regado Biosciences, Inc., a privately held company pioneering the development of antithrombotic aptamers with active control agents, announced today the primary results of the RADAR Phase 2b clinical trial of the company's lead product, the...

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AACR Opposes Proposed Cuts to Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

April 3, 2011 12:33 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Cuts affect our nation's health, economic growth and national competitiveness. • Proposed reduction in House would bring NIH back to fiscal year 2008 levels. • Former Congressman, AACR officer and scientist addressed media Sunday, April 3. ORLANDO, Fla. - The U.S. Congress will...

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Smoking Did Not Influence Breast Cancer Risk Among Obese Women

April 3, 2011 12:32 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Association found between smoking and breast cancer risk in non-obese women. • Results were similar regardless of how obesity was defined. ORLANDO, Fla. - Smoking increases the risk of breast cancer, but the risk differs by obesity status in postmenopausal women, according to data...

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Movea sees success with miniaturised 9-axis Inertial Measurement Unit

April 3, 2011 7:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

MotionPod provides a fast track motion sensing solution for customers in health and fitness, gaming, and sports applications.

ROHM launches 600V/20A SiC Schottky barrier diodes

April 3, 2011 7:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

ROHM Semiconductor of San Diego, CA (the US arm of system LSI, discrete components and module product maker ROHM Co Ltd of Kyoto, Japan) has launched the SCS1xxAGC series of silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky barrier diodes (SBD).

Analysis of Data Across Multiple Drug Eluting Stent Trials Reinforces Positive Clinical Performance of XIENCE V®

April 3, 2011 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW ORLEANS, April 3, 2011 /- A pooled analysis of the SPIRIT II, III, IV and COMPARE trials presented today further reinforces the positive clinical performance of Abbott's (NYSE: ABT ) market-leading XIENCE V ® Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System. As part of the analysis of...

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Boston Scientific IONâ„¢ Platinum Chromium Stent System Demonstrates Strong Performance in Analysis of PERSEUS and TAXUS ATLAS Clinical Trial Data

April 3, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NATICK, Mass. and NEW ORLEANS, April 3, 2011 /- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced results from a pooled patient-level analysis of its PERSEUS and TAXUS ATLAS clinical trial data, demonstrating differences in safety and efficacy outcomes favoring the...

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Study supports fixing heart valves without surgery

April 3, 2011 5:45 am | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Many people with a bad aortic valve may soon be able to avoid open-heart surgery and have a new one placed through a tube in an artery instead.A study finds that survival after a year is about the same for either way of replacing the aortic valve, which is the main gate for blood leaving the...

Young black athletes with sickle cell trait might be susceptible to sudden death

April 3, 2011 12:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation) The sickle cell trait could be a cause -- albeit rare -- of sudden death in young African-American competitive athletes, most commonly during football training, according to a scientific poster that will be presented at the American College...

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Scientists Identify KRAS Rearrangements in Metastatic Prostate Cancer

April 2, 2011 9:31 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Genetic information may allow doctors to determine cancer prognosis. • KRAS is a known “oncogene” that leads to cancer. ORLANDO, Fla. - Scientists have uncovered a genetic characteristic of metastatic prostate cancer that defines a rare sub-type of this disease. These findings are...

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Digoxin May be a Possible Treatment for Prostate Cancer

April 2, 2011 9:31 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Digoxin has a long history as a treatment for heart failure. • New testing paradigm combined epidemiological and laboratory testing. • Repositioning existing therapies could speed drug approval time. ORLANDO, Fla. - Scientists have identified digoxin as a possible therapy for...

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New target identified for squamous cell lung cancer

April 2, 2011 8:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Association for Cancer Research) Scientists at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute have identified a mutation in the DDR2 gene that may indicate which patients with squamous cell lung cancer will respond to dasatinib.

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Chronic Stress of Cancer Causes Accelerated Telomere Shortening

April 2, 2011 12:35 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Telomere shortening is associated with deterioration of chromosomes. • Reducing chronic stress modulates telomere shortening. • Research presented during an AACR press conference. ORLANDO, Fla. - Results of a study presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April...

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Genetic Variation Linked to Longer Telomeres and Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer

April 2, 2011 12:34 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Telomere length tends to shorten with age and stress. • Interventions to lengthen telomeres key to cancer interception. • Research simultaneously published in Cancer Prevention Research. ORLANDO, Fla. - Using new genetic information, scientists have linked a commonly found human...

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