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Trapping prostate cancer cells to keep them from spreading provides hope

March 10, 2011 12:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair) When prostate cancer stem cells (CSCs) were enclosed in self-assembling nanomaterials made of peptides (SAP), the SAPs stopped cancer stem cell colony formation and also stopped the division of cancer cells in...

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'Probiotics and Health Claims'

March 10, 2011 10:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) New title explores the scientific basis for the health benefits of "friendly bacteria" and how those claims are regulated.

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Vertex plans to grow epilepsy drug trial

March 10, 2011 9:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. said it will conduct a broader trial of a potential drug against epilepsy following positive results in a Phase 2 study.

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Avaxia gets SBIR grant to fight celiac disease

March 10, 2011 9:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Avaxia Biologics Inc. has won a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new antibody therapeutic for celiac disease that can be taken orally.

MLSC invites pitches for capital projects funding

March 10, 2011 9:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center today announced open solicitations for investment requests relating to life sciences-related capital projects beginning in Fiscal Year 2013.

Dendreon Expands Launch of PROVENGE

March 10, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SEATTLE, March 10, 2011 /- Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN ) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the remainder of its New Jersey manufacturing facility, allowing the company to significantly increase the availability of PROVENGE®...

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International Prostate Cancer Treatment Expert Dr. David B. Samadi Supports Kenyan Minister of Medical Services, Peter Anyang Nyong'o's Decision to Travel to the U.S. for Pros...

March 10, 2011 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, March 10, 2011 /- Last Saturday, Kenyan Minister of Medical Services Peter Anyang Nyong'o stepped off a plane and onto Kenyan soil to a hero's welcome.  His return marked the end of a nearly year long struggle with prostate cancer.  Having been met with the harsh...

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Innovations That Could Change the Way We Manufacture

March 10, 2011 7:37 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., March 10, 2011 — Honoring both innovation and manufacturing, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) today announced the 2011 list of Innovations That Could Change The Way You Manufacture. More

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Texas Children's Is First Pediatric Hospital To Begin Certification Process for SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart

March 10, 2011 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HOUSTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that Texas Children's has become the world's first pediatric hospital to complete the first phase of certification to implant the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial...

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Exercise Performance in Children and Young Adults with Single Ventricle Heart Disease Improves with Use of Drug for Erectile Dysfunction

March 10, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, has another possible use -- helping children and young adults with congenital heart disease to better tolerate exercise. Sildenafil significantly...

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GE Discovery ST Installed at Imaging Healthcare Specialists

March 10, 2011 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, March 10, 2011 /- Imaging Healthcare Specialists (IHS) is proud to announce the opening of a new GE Discovery ST PET/CT system at its Laurel imaging facility in Hillcrest.  With the opening of this new scanner, IHS now offers state-of-art PET/CT imaging at two locations,...

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FDA Safety Notification: Mammography Problems at Huntington Radiology in Huntington Park, California

March 10, 2011 7:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The FDA became aware of problems associated with the quality of mammograms performed at the Huntington Radiology facility, located at the following address...

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Nimbus gets seed funding co-led by Bill Gates

March 10, 2011 6:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Cambridge-based Nimbus Discovery LLC, which uses computational technology to discover novel medicines, said today that it has extended its seed round with an investment by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates, Schrödinger co-founder Richard Friesner and Atlas Ventures.

InstaCare Announces Ready for Market MD@Detail Mobile Health Media System for Pharmaceutical e-Detailing

March 10, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2011 /- InstaCare Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ISCR ), a leading provider of prescription drugs, home testing products for the chronically ill, a leading fulfillment provider of direct to patient diabetes programs, and a leading developer of revolutionary patent...

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MPO Symposium Offers Medical Device Manufacturers the Opportunity to Tour Plants in Costa Rica

March 10, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RAMSEY, N.J., March 10, 2011 /- As part of a two-day education and networking event, MPO Symposium provides medical device manufacturers rare access to local facilities in and around San Jose, Costa Rica, following a morning of conference sessions on May 11. As part of your conference...

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