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Twilight of the Blood Draws?

November 8, 2010 7:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A new technique lets doctors screen drops of dried blood rather than vials of the liquid. The method could revolutionize infant pharmacology and drug testing for athletes.

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Mindray Medical posts lower profit in 3Q

November 8, 2010 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mindray Medical International Ltd. said Monday its profit sank 17 percent from a year ago, when the medical device maker benefited from the early termination of a contract.The company reported net income of $35.9 million, or 30 cents a share, for the three months ended Sept. 30. That compares with...

Analysis Shows Topical NSAID Has Potentially Better Gastrointestinal Safety Profile Than Oral NSAIDs in Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

November 8, 2010 4:35 pm | by Covidien | Comments

ATLANTA, Nov 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, announced the results of an analysis that will be presented at the American College of Rheumatology's Annual Scientific Meeting. A pooled analysis of safety data suggests that...

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Kaplan Fox Files Securities Class Action on Behalf of Purchasers of Gentiva Health Services, Inc. Common Stock During the Period July 31, 2008 Through July 20, 2010(2)

November 8, 2010 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP (www.kaplanfox.com (http://www.kaplanfox.com) ) has filed a class action suit against Gentiva Health Services, Inc. ("Gentiva" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: GTIV) that alleges violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on behalf of purchasers of Gentiva...

Kaplan Fox Files Securities Class Action on Behalf of Purchasers of Gentiva Health Services, Inc. Common Stock During the Period July 31, 2008 Through July 20, 2010

November 8, 2010 2:45 pm | Comments

Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP (www.kaplanfox.com (http://www.kaplanfox.com) ) has filed a class action suit against Gentiva Health Services, Inc. ("Gentiva" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: GTIV) that alleges violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on behalf of purchasers of Gentiva...

Experts present new testing methods at international meeting in New Orleans, Nov. 14-18

November 8, 2010 1:40 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) International experts and scientists will present new testing tools ranging from extending the shelf life of stockpiled drugs to identifying unlabeled substances in popular slimming products. This research is part of the 2010...

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Kionix expands motion sensing product portfolio with first gyros for consumer applications and trio of new accelerometers

November 8, 2010 1:40 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

One year after ROHM acquisition, company extends reach in MEMS inertial sensors.

Accuray Announces Results for First Quarter of Fiscal 2011

November 8, 2010 1:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 8, 2010 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011, ended September 30, 2010. For the first quarter of fiscal 2011, Accuray reported total...

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Hologic Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Operating Results

November 8, 2010 1:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 8, 2010 /- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced its...

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Prevention 2010: Interview with Curtis C. Harris, M.D

November 8, 2010 1:38 pm | by AACR | Comments

Dr. Harris discusses the topic of his distinguished lecture, inflammation and cancer and the role of infection and chronic inflammation in cancer development.

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2010 Prevention: Chemoprevention Teleconference Recording

November 8, 2010 1:38 pm | by AACR | Comments

Moderated by Scott Lippman, M.D., editor-in-chief of Cancer Prevention Research and professor and chair in the department of thoracic head and neck medical oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Duncan Cancer Center researchers bring in more than $8 million in fourth round of state cancer funding

November 8, 2010 1:37 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | Comments

Researchers from the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have been awarded 11 new research projects totaling more than $8 million in the fourth round of recently awarded Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas grants. In this round, the...

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Soy Isoflavones May Modify Risk of Breast Cancer

November 8, 2010 1:34 pm | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Increased phytoestrogens commonly found in dietary soy may modify the risk of some types of breast cancer, according to findings presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Nov. 7-10, 2010.

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Obesity Not Linked to Breast Cancer in Mexican-American Women

November 8, 2010 1:34 pm | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Obesity was not associated with breast cancer risk in Mexican-American women, even when measured at numerous ages throughout a woman’s lifetime, according to data presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held here Nov. 7-10, 2010.

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Smoking Increased Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer

November 8, 2010 1:33 pm | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Being a current smoker or having a history of smoking significantly increased the risk of breast cancer progression and overall death among a group of multiethnic women with breast cancer, according to the results of a large prospective cohort study.

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