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McMaster study contradicts reports of problems with blood-thinner

August 29, 2010 7:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(McMaster University) New findings by McMaster University researchers contradict earlier reports that people with a certain genetic make-up don't benefit from the blood-thinner clopidogrel, also known as Plavix.


Genetic Substudy Shows Fewer Major Cardiovascular Events With Ticagrelor (BRILINTA) Regardless of Relevant Genetic Variability in ACS Patients

August 29, 2010 7:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 29 /- A new genetic substudy of PLATO (A Study of PLAT elet Inhibition and Patient O utcomes) showed that the effects on a combined primary endpoint of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, or stroke seen in Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) patients who...


Developmental gene-environment interactions: A model for psychosis

August 29, 2010 3:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European College of Neuropsychopharmacology) Recent research findings in psychiatry indicate that genes are likely to influence disorder mostly indirectly, via their impact upon physiological pathways, and work by increasing the likelihood of developing a psychiatric disorder,...


Schizophrenia and psychotic syndromes

August 29, 2010 2:31 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European College of Neuropsychopharmacology) Even today psychotic disorders remain highly stigmatized, and despite the young age of the patients and the long-term service dependence often are not prioritized in the agenda of public health.


Huge verdict shakes up nursing home industry

August 28, 2010 8:45 am | by PAUL ELIAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

During Cindy Cool's almost daily visits to the nursing home, she would routinely find her Alzheimer's-suffering father wearing urine-soaked clothes.The Blue Lake, Calif. resident said it would take upwards of 20 minutes for the apparently short-handed staff of Eureka Healthcare and...

Lawmakers: Better 510(k) Process Key to Keeping Device Jobs in US

August 27, 2010 4:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Trying to keep devicemakers, and the jobs they provide, in the U.S., two senators are urging the FDA to be more transparent and predictable in its review of 510(k)s.


FDA Expects to Publish an RFP Soon to Begin Developing UDI Database

August 27, 2010 4:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

After years of promises, the FDA says it plans to publish, within the next few months, a request for proposals (RFP) to begin the development and building of a unique device identifier (UDI) database.


Baylor/UT Health Center for AIDS Research receives five year renewal

August 27, 2010 1:36 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | Comments

The Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston's Center for AIDS Research has received a five-year renewal from the National Institutes of Health . The center was established at BCM in 1994 and partnered with UTHealth in 2004. It is designed to...


Penn Medicine First in Region to Implant Subcutaneous Defibrillator System

August 27, 2010 1:36 pm | by University Of Pennsylvania | Comments

Today, electrophysiologists from Penn Medicine implanted the region's first subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for sudden cardiac arrest, a potentially fatal electrical malfunction of the heart. The patient, a young athletic male in his 20s, had the new system...


Social networking startup MedNetworks partners with Healthways

August 27, 2010 11:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

MedNetworks Inc., a Newton developer of social networking technology for doctors and patients, has formed a partnership with Healthways Inc., a human health and well-being program developer.

"Greening" your flat screen TV

August 27, 2010 11:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Tel Aviv University develops an organic LED light source for home electronics, medicine and clean energy

Genzyme eases drug shortage with increased shipments

August 27, 2010 11:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Genzyme has sent a letter to U.S. patients of its enzyme replacement therapies of rare diseases, letting them know that they will be receiving more doses of medicine than they have for the past year during the company's scaled-back operations stemming from a temporary shutdown of its...

Dyer & Berens LLP Reminds Investors of the October 12, 2010 Lead Plaintiff Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Certain Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Investors -- ATEC

August 27, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dyer & Berens LLP ( ( ) today reminded investors of the upcoming lead plaintiff deadline in the class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California on behalf of investors who purchased Alphatec...

'Uncertainty' over future of Neurostream joint venture with Otto Bock: Victhom

August 27, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Victhom Human Bionics Inc. (TSXV:VHB) says there is "uncertainty" over whether Neurostream Technologies, its joint venture partnership to develop products to treat conditions such as sleep apnea, can continue as a going concern.The Quebec-based company, which reported its financial results...

FDA stalls ImmunoGen-linked breast cancer therapy approval

August 27, 2010 10:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a Refuse to File letter to Genentech Inc., which is licensing Targeted Antibody Payload (TAP) technology from Waltham-based ImmunoGen Inc., for accelerated approval of its breast cancer treatment.


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