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FDA: Risk of Oral Birth Defects in Children Born to Mothers Taking Topiramate

March 4, 2011 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data suggest that the drug Topamax (topiramate) and its generic versions increase the risk for the birth defects cleft lip and cleft palate in babies born to women who use the medication during pregnancy, the U.S. Food and...

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Surgeon General, AACR Leaders Urge Increased Investment in Research to Tackle America's Tobacco Epidemic

March 4, 2011 6:33 am | by AACR | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Stemming the tide of tobacco-related deaths and suffering and promoting public health will require renewed control efforts and further research to better understand initiation, addiction and the countless harmful effects of tobacco. These points were emphasized by U.S....

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Cerus 4Q loss narrows on revenue boost

March 4, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Biotechnology company Cerus Corp. reported a smaller fourth-quarter loss on higher revenue.Cerus makes the Intercept Blood System, which inactivates blood-borne pathogens in donated blood used for transfusions.Claes Glassell, its president and CEO, said he expects slower revenue growth this...

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Davol XenMatrix Surgical Graft: Class I Recall - Elevated Endotoxin Levels(2)

March 4, 2011 5:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Endotoxins in product can cause serious illness, at times fatal.

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Davol XenMatrix Surgical Graft: Class I Recall - Elevated Endotoxin Levels

March 4, 2011 5:30 am | Comments

Endotoxins in product can cause serious illness, at times fatal.

PennyAuthority.com Morning Alerts: Royal Energy, Pacific Ethanol, EnergyConnect Group, Kunekt, Net Savings Link, AppTech Corp, Amerilithium Corp.

March 4, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

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Cardica Receives European CE Mark for Initial Microcutterâ„¢ Surgical Cutting and Stapling Device

March 4, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 4, 2011 /- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC ) today announced that an initial Microcutter™ surgical cutting and stapling device developed by Cardica has received CE Mark certification.  As an integral part of the multi-step CE marking process, Cardica has...

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IBM Business Analytics Software Helps BJC Healthcare and Washington University Improve Healthcare Through Better Research

March 4, 2011 4:33 am | by IBM | Comments

IBM today announced that BJC Healthcare (BJC) and Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) are using IBM business analytics software to quickly extract key data from more than 50 million documents in medical records, speeding up research to ultimately provide better care for...

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MRI Improvements Show Promise for Myocardial Infarction

March 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Refinements in MRI technique continue to show promise in clarifying the nature and extent of damage of myocardial infarction. Take for example teams from Munich, Germany presenting this week at ECR 2011, who have been finding ways around the problem of adapting inversion time to the...

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Ultrasound Elastography Developments Lead to Increased Sensitivity of Malignant Nodes

March 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Ultrasound elastography is shown to raise sensitivity by 24 percent for preoperative assessment of axillary metastases in suspected breast cancer. Meanwhile, microbubbles identify sentinel lymph nodes, minimizing operations, according to researchers presenting at ECR 2011.

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Vermillion to Present at the Roth 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference March 13-16, 2011, Laguna Niguel, CA

March 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, March 4, 2011 /- Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRML ), a molecular diagnostics company, announced today that Gail Page, Vermillion's Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the Roth 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point,...

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German High Court Rules in Favor of AmniSure® as New European Guidelines Published

March 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

KARLSRUHE, Germany, March 4, 2011 /- The High Court of Germany ( Bundesgerichtshof ) handed down a final ruling in favor of AmniSure® International, LLC in its dispute with the Finnish company Medix Biochemica. The court upheld the German Patent Court's ruling that the patent...

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Davol Inc., XenMatrix Surgical Graft

March 4, 2011 4:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Reason for Recall: Testing cannot confirm that all units of XenMatrix Surgical Graft are within FDA requirements for endotoxin levels. Several lots have been found to have elevated endotoxin levels. Endotoxins (pyrogens) are substances found in certain...

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Countdown to Valencia pre-registration deadline - only 3 more days!

March 3, 2011 10:33 pm | by International Osteoporosis Foundation | Comments

Register before March 7 to take advantage of lower registration fees Receive up to 30 CME credits!

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ALLVIA to present latest data for silicon interposers and embedded capacitors at packaging forum

March 3, 2011 9:34 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

ALLVIA, the first through-silicon via (TSV) foundry, will present its latest analysis on silicon interposers and embedded capacitors during the IMAPS Conference on Device Packaging in Scottsdale, AZ, March 9.

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