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Study says eliminate pelvic imaging to reduce radiation for the detection of venous thromboembolism

May 2, 2011 9:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Roentgen Ray Society) A recent study shows that pelvic imaging using computed tomography examinations are not necessary for diagnosing patients with venous thromboembolism and eliminating this exam can significantly reduce a patient's exposure to excessive radiation dose.

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New method to improve the electrical conductivity of polymeric composites

May 2, 2011 8:42 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Polymeric composites consist of two or more materials and are used for example to shield off electrostatics in airplanes.

Microfluidic chip for quick on-site diagnosis of infectious diseases

May 2, 2011 8:42 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

The control of infectious diseases such as the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza hinges on handy analytical tools that can rapidly and accurately identify infected patients at the doctor's office or at an airport.

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Zimmer Holdings to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Health Care Conference

May 2, 2011 8:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WARSAW, Ind., May 2, 2011 /- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal care, announced that it will be participating in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Health Care Conference at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas in Nevada, on May 10, 2011, at 8:00...

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DaVita 1Q profit falls as expenses grow

May 2, 2011 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

DaVita Inc., which runs kidney dialysis clinics, said Monday that its profit fell 14 percent in the first quarter as higher expenses offset revenue growth. But results till topped expectations, sending shares up 6 percent in extended trading.DaVita said it earned $94.5 million, or 96 cents per...

Establishing the first line of human embryonic stem cells in Brazil

May 2, 2011 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair) Establishing a genetically diverse line of human embryonic stem cells for the therapeutic stem cell transplantation needs of the diverse ethnic and genetic Brazilian population has been shown to be problematic....

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Grifols agrees to sell some Talecris assets

May 2, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Spanish drugmaker Grifols SA said Monday that it reached an agreement with regulators regarding its planned acquisition of Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp., and will sell some of Talecris' assets.Grifols said the staff of the Federal Trade Commission's bureau of competition approved a...

Twin Cities, Minn., companies investing in schools

May 2, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Some major Twin Cities corporations are investing in Minneapolis Public Schools.Target Corp., Cargill Inc., General Mills Inc. and Medtronic Inc. are providing more than $13 million in grants to help support students in K-12 through 2014.Target plans to give more than $6 million over the next...

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ENERCA clinical recommendations for sickle cell disease management and prevention in children

May 2, 2011 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(IDIBAPS - Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer) The article published in the American Journal of Hematology is divided in three main issues: Prevention of complications, treatment and therapies for acute disease. Different aspects of each issue are exposed...

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Pain and itch connected down deep

May 2, 2011 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Berkeley) Despite much research on pain receptors, investigators have only recently focused on itch and how the body distinguishes between itch and pain. This research, including new findings by UC Berkeley's Diana Bautista, show that the receptors...

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Lpath, Inc. CEO to Present Live, Online at RetailInvestorConferences.com on May 5th

May 2, 2011 12:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 /- Lpath, Inc. (OTCBB: LPTN), the category leader in bioactive-lipid-targeted therapeutics, today announced that Scott Pancoast, Lpath President and CEO, will present at RetailInvestorConferences.com.DATE: May 5th, 2011TIME: 3:00 PM EDTLINK:...

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Nonin Medical Announces Mark VanderWerf, Vice President-eHealth, Elected to American Telemedicine Association College of Fellows

May 2, 2011 12:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, May 2, 2011 /- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that Mark VanderWerf, Nonin's Vice President of eHealth, has been elected to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) College of...

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Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital Announces First Patient Procedure in the United States to Treat Atrial Fibrillation Using New Catheter for Cryoablation Technology

May 2, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DALLAS, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital today announced the first patient procedure in the U.S. using the Achieve™ Mapping Catheter, an intra-cardiac electrophysiology diagnostic catheter that can be used to assess...

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CMC Biologics Announces Appointment of New CEO

May 2, 2011 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

COPENHAGEN, Denmark and SEATTLE, May 2, 2011 /- CMC Biologics, a leading biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Organization, with operations in Copenhagen, Denmark and Seattle, Washington USA, announced today that it has hired Claes Glassell to serve at its Chief Executive Officer. CMC...

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Hill-Rom to Participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference

May 2, 2011 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BATESVILLE, Ind., May 2, 2011 /- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: HRC ) invites you to listen to a management presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference in Las Vegas on May 10, 2011, at 2:20 p.m. EDT. You are invited to listen to the live discussion via the...

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