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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Shows Promise for Patients Too Sick for Conventional Surgery

September 22, 2010 1:32 pm | by University Of Pennsylvania | Comments

Just released data from a clinical trial shows promise for a new minimally invasive treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are too sick for traditional forms of open-heart surgery. As compared to standard medical therapy, the new procedure, transcatheter aortic...

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Minn. groups that back Dems bring in over $1M

September 22, 2010 12:45 pm | by MARTIGA LOHN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Two large Minnesota funds spending to elect Democrats raised more than one of their chief rivals, as business contributions slowed dramatically after Target Corp. endured a national backlash over its donations.Fundraising reports released Wednesday showed that the 2010 Fund and WIN Minnesota...

Need to Stay Up with Manufacturing Change in the Aerospace and Defense Industry? Want a Career in Aerospace Manufacturing? SME is the Industry's Best Resource

September 22, 2010 12:33 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich. – Sept. 14, 2010 — With aerospace and defense manufacturing one of the most sophisticated sciences in the world, anyone employed in the industry or pursuing a career has to stay up-to-date. With the pressure on for aerospace and defense manufacturers and...

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PMA Final Decisions for August 2010

September 22, 2010 11:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

These are Premarket Approvals (PMA), Product Development Protocols (PDP), Supplement and Notice Decisions for August 2010.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine researcher to brief Congressional staffers on global diabetes

September 22, 2010 10:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University will hold a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., aimed at focusing attention on the alarming global diabetes epidemic. Incidence of diabetes is increasing...

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Stem cell leaders Lanza, Kim win $1.9M NIH award

September 22, 2010 9:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Advanced Cell Technology Inc. chief scientific officer Robert Lanza and Kwang-Soo Kim, of Harvard University and McLean Hospital, have won a National Institutes of Health Director’s Opportunity Award and, with it, $1.9 million for research.

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Taribavirin offers a safe, effective alternative for chronic hepatitis C

September 22, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and 50 other centers found that weight-based dosing of taribavirin reduces rates of anemia while increasing sustained virologic response in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Full details of this study are available in...

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Ironwood's Microbia acquired by Dutch firm

September 22, 2010 9:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Microbia Inc., the Lexington subsidiary of Cambridge-based Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc., has been acquired by Dutch life sciences firm Royal DSM N.V.

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RXi teams up with EyeGate Pharma

September 22, 2010 9:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. of Worcester and EyeGate Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Waltham today said they will collaborate on an effort to deliver RNAi therapeutics to the eye to treat retinal disorders.

Neuro Kinetics to Showcase Enhanced Control & Analysis Software at Otolaryngology Conference

September 22, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22 /-  Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) ( www.neuro-kinetics.com ), manufacturers of noninvasive medical diagnostic equipment used worldwide to test for vestibular and neurological conditions, said today that it will demonstrate its recently enhanced VEST™ control...

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Florida Osteopathic Physicians to Learn Value of VAP® Cholesterol Test at Annual Seminar

September 22, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 22 /- Atherotech Diagnostics Lab will exhibit its VAP® Cholesterol Test in booth 121 at the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) Mid-Year Seminar held September 24-26 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla. FOMA is the state association for...

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AstraZeneca Joins Rochester Initiative to Further Cardiac Safety

September 22, 2010 9:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca purchased a one-year membership to gain access to an international repository of data designed to aid industry and academic researchers developing new technologies to improve cardiac safety. The database, called the...

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Rural/Metro to buy Pridemark Paramedic Services

September 22, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Rural/Metro Corp. will buy Pridemark Paramedic Services in order to expand its services in Colorado. Terms were not disclosed.Rural/Metro, an ambulance and private fire protection services provider, said late Tuesday that the deal will likely add $12 million in new ambulance revenue.Pridemark...

Personal Exoskeletons for Paraplegics

September 22, 2010 8:32 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A mobile device helps patients with spinal cord injuries walk.

Biogen gets beat on new MS pill

September 22, 2010 8:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Biogen Idec Inc. may face a tough day, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the first ever treatment for multiple sclerosis in pill form, called Gilenya, from Novartis. The drug approval is considered to be a watershed moment in the treatment of the disease.

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