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NxStage® Appoints Nancy J. Ham to Its Board of Directors and Announces Resignation of Board Member Jonathan T. Silverstein

January 24, 2011 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LAWRENCE, Mass., Jan. 24, 2011 /- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM ), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced the addition of Nancy J. Ham to the Company's Board of Directors and the resignation of Jonathan T. Silverstein. Mr. Silverstein, General...

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NovaMed shareholder protests proposed acquisition

January 24, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A NovaMed Inc. shareholder has asked the ambulatory surgery center operator to reconsider a planned acquisition by a private equity firm for $13.25 per share.Noble Equity Capital Management said Monday a planned deal with H.I.G. Capital affiliate Surgery Partners "does not sufficiently reward...

Boston Scientific Completes Enrollment in EVOLVE Clinical Trial to Evaluate SYNERGYâ„¢ Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent

January 24, 2011 3:32 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Fourth-generation stent features bioabsorbable polymer and everolimus drug coating

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Blocking rogue gene could stop the spread of most cancers

January 24, 2011 2:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of East Anglia) Scientists at the University of East Anglia have discovered a rogue gene which -- if blocked by the right drugs -- could stop cancer in its tracks.

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Asylum research sets annual sales record

January 24, 2011 1:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Asylum Research, the technology leader for atomic force and scanning probe microscopy (AFM/SPM), announced that its 2010 sales set a new record, besting its record-breaking 2009 by nearly 20%.

CEA-Leti & Shinko to partner on Silicon interposers development

January 24, 2011 1:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

In a move that promises to provide increased performance and smaller size for portable electronics and other advanced systems, CEA-Leti signed a multiyear agreement with SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO. LTD. to develop advanced semiconductor packaging technology. They will focus on volume...

Carrier wafers for TSV

January 24, 2011 1:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Plan Optik AG, the world market leader in glass, fused silica and glass-Si compound wafer production for MEMS and semiconductor applications, extends it's activities in respect to glass carrier wafers for semiconductor processes such as TSV thinning.

R-Tech Ueno Completes Phase 2a Clinical Study of RK-023 to Treat Androgenetic Alopecia

January 24, 2011 1:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TOKYO, Jan. 24, 2011 /- R-Tech Ueno, Ltd. is pleased to announce that the Phase 2a clinical study of RK-023 to treat androgenetic alopecia (note 1) was completed by January 21, 2011. Our company focuses on the area of no topical prescription drug in the market of androgenetic alopecia...

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Novel Night Time Healing is Key to Shoulder Pain Relief From ROTATORELIEVER

January 24, 2011 1:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Jan. 24, 2011 /- A good night's sleep and just five minutes of daily exercise are keys to reversing the debilitating cycle of shoulder pain. That's the prescription of Dr. Michael Carroll, M.D., inventor of ROTATORELIEVER ( www.rotatoreliever.com ), a patent-pending...

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Sanofi-Aventis extends offer for Genzyme

January 23, 2011 11:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

France's Sanofi-Aventis says it has extended its $18.5 billion takeover offer for U.S.-based biotech drugmaker Genzyme Corp.Sanofi says it has now set an expiration date for the $69-per-share offer of one minute before midnight on Feb. 15 in New York — from Jan. 21 previously — and that all the...

Anti-estrogen medication reduces risk of dying from lung cancer

January 23, 2011 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A new study has found that tamoxifen, an anti-estrogen breast cancer medication, may reduce an individual's risk of death from lung cancer. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study supports the hypothesis that...

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IU study: Humans' critical ability to throw long distances aided by an illusion

January 23, 2011 8:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Indiana University) New research from Indiana University and the University of Wyoming shows how humans, unlike any other species on Earth, readily learn to throw long distances. This research also suggests that this unique evolutionary trait is entangled with language development...

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Canadian Pharmacy Intermediary SaveRxCanada.com Celebrates Milestone

January 23, 2011 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MIAMI, Jan. 23, 2011 /- SaveRxCanada.com the premier Canadian pharmacy intermediary since 2002, celebrates its milestone of being in business for over 9 years. SaveRxCanada.com has been at the forefront of connecting consumers to affordable Canada drugs though its unique network of...

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Unexpected find opens up new front in effort to stop HIV

January 22, 2011 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Rochester Medical Center) HIV adapts in a surprising way to survive and thrive in its hiding spot within the human immune system, scientists have learned. The the finding helps explain why HIV remains such a formidable foe after three decades of research, and it...

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CT scanning aids rapid diagnosis, treatment planning for abdominal pain

January 22, 2011 11:31 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Massachusetts General Hospital) The use of CT scanning to evaluate abdominal pain in emergency departments can help physicians arrive at a diagnosis quickly and decisively. A study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital also finds that information provided by CT scans changed...

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