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Gene Therapy Combats Hereditary Blood Disease

September 15, 2010 8:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

The treatment suggests that the approach could be used to treat more common disorders.


STMicroelectronics, a leader in MEMS sensors, to highlight key industry trends

September 15, 2010 4:39 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

ST unveils its vision and latest MEMS development at SEMICON Taiwan 2010 MEMS forum

St. Jude Medical signs equity investment and option to purchase agreement with CardioMEMS

September 15, 2010 4:39 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Agreement provides for an exclusive option for St. Jude Medical to acquire CardioMEMS in the future and creates opportunity for the Minnesota-based medical device company to expand and accelerate its efforts in heart failure monitoring


Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electronic logic devices in which current is switched by an electric field generated by the ap...

September 15, 2010 4:39 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

he devices, which include transistors and diodes, could be used in nanometer-scale robotics, nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and microfluidic devices.

GBS/CIDP Foundation to Hold 11th International Symposium

September 15, 2010 4:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NARBERTH, Pa., Sept. 15 /- The GBS /CIDP Foundation International will host its eleventh international symposium on Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) in King of Prussia, PA, November 5-7, 2010.  Over 400 medical professionals,...


BagEasy Manual Resuscitation Devices by Westmed, Inc.: Class 1 Recall

September 15, 2010 4:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Select lots have a potential for disconnection at the retention ring of the patient port manifold which could result in treatment delays.


Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets

September 15, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,144.84 down 48.14 points):@Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 48 cents, or 2.74 per cent, at $18.02 on 16,640,497 shares. The company and Red Back Mining...

Urgent steps needed to tackle inadequate support for women with secondary breast cancer

September 15, 2010 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Cancer experts are calling for urgent action to tackle the inadequate support that women receive when their breast cancer spreads to other organs, such as the bones, lungs, liver and brain. A trio of papers in the latest issue of the European Journal of Cancer...


Overprotective parents may impact heart anxiety in adults with congenital heart conditions

September 15, 2010 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Springer) Adults with congenital heart disease are more likely to suffer heart-focused anxiety -- a fear of heart-related symptoms and sensations -- if their parents were overprotective during their childhood and adolescence. A study in Springer's International Journal of...


Access Scientific Partners with Teleflex to Launch PICC WAND

September 15, 2010 11:31 am | Comments

Access Scientific has partnered with Teleflex Incorporated to launch the new PICC WAND™, which enables clinicians to insert a peelable sheath for PICC or midline catheter placement using the new Accelerated Seldinger Technique(AST)


Valcyte (valganciclovir hydrochloride) Label Change: Possible overdose in pediatric patients

September 15, 2010 11:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

New dosing recommendations to prevent potential overdose in pediatric transplant patients


TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared Sept. 15, 2010

September 15, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on September 15, 2010.Canadian Helicopters Income Fund Units (TSX:CHL.UN): $0.091875. Payable Oct 15. Record Sep 30.Firstservice Corporation 0.07 Series '1' Pr Usf (TSX:FSV.PR.U):...

Gene network reveals link between fats and heart disease signs

September 15, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) A gene network behind hardening of the arteries and coronary heart disease has been identified by a team of scientists from Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom. Their findings expose potential targets for the treatment of heart disease.


Investors take charge at HydroCision

September 15, 2010 9:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Medical device company HydroCision Inc. of North Billerica said today that new investors have acquired the company and named Howard Donnelly, former president of Level 1, as president and CEO.

Homecare Provider Testifies on Downside of Medicare 'Competitive' Bidding Program Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee

September 15, 2010 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A home medical equipment provider testifies today about the negative impact of Medicare's controversial "competitive" bidding program for durable medical equipment and services. Karen A. Lerner, a registered nurse and wound care specialist...



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