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Boston University School of Medicine chair earns top primary care research award

November 15, 2010 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) Larry Culpepper, M.D., M.P.H., chair and professor of family medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and chief of family medicine at Boston Medical Center, is the recipient of the 2010 Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to...

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New standard proposed for supercomputing

November 15, 2010 2:37 pm | Comments

DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Regular exercise reduces large number of health risks including dementia and some cancers

November 15, 2010 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) People who take regular exercise could reduce their risk of developing around two dozen physical and mental health conditions -- including some cancers and dementia -- and slow down how quickly their body deteriorates as they age. A research review just published...

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HeartWare cites study results of bridge heart device

November 15, 2010 8:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Framingham-based HeartWare International Inc. (Nasdaq: HTWR) has released a report showing favorable results from a trial in which its miniaturized circulatory support technology was used as a bridge to heart transplantation for patients with end-stage heart failure.

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Made in IBM Labs: McKesson Taps IBM to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Boost Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Efficiency

November 15, 2010 8:35 am | by IBM | Comments

McKesson Corporation and IBM are teaming on an initiative aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions and trimming drug distribution costs. Working with IBM researchers and business consultants, North America's largest distributor of prescription drugs is bringing a new level of...

Study: Mercury linked to Alzheimer’s disease

November 15, 2010 7:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Mercury is likely to be one of several causes of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at Northeastern University have found.

New Peripheral Vascular Device Market Research Data Covering Multiple Geographies Released by Millennium Research Group

November 15, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2010 /- Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, has released its latest peripheral vascular research data for multiple geographies, including the US, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. MRG's...

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Misonix Previews New OsteoSculpt® Ultrasonic Bone Scalpel

November 15, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2010 /- Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON ), a developer of state of the art, ultrasonic medical device technology, which worldwide is used for acute health conditions, has announced its attendance and exhibition at the 20th Congress of the European Association for...

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New Study: Overuse of Combination Drug Therapy in Patients with Mild Asthma Leads to Increased Costs

November 15, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PHOENIX, Nov. 15, 2010 /- Despite national guidelines recommending that inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) be used alone as the preferred treatment for patients with mild persistent asthma, a new study finds that nearly two-thirds of these patients are taking more costly drugs that combine an...

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NIH-Funded Study Is First to Demonstrate Increased Long-Term Survival With Favorable Neurologic Function Among Patients Receiving CPR Using ACSI ResQPump™ and ResQPOD® CPR De...

November 15, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2010 /- A combination of two devices could save the lives of several thousand cardiac arrest patients each year if implemented nationwide, suggests results of a clinical trial presented at today's American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium. A...

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UBM Medica Announces PhotoClinic Mobile App for iPhone and iPad

November 15, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 15, 2010 /- UBM Medica announced today that it has launched PhotoClinic Mobile , an iPhone and iPad application which enhances physicians' clinical proficiency through easy-to-find diagnoses and treatments. Drawing from the popular DermClinic and PhotoClinic sections...

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<i>Blog: </i>Genzyme rumor mill churns over other suitors

November 15, 2010 5:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The biotech world was abuzz Sunday, after the Mail on Sunday in London reported that Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceuticals was looking at acquiring Cambridge-based Genzyme Corp. It’s not that far-fetched. After all, Takeda,

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Clinical science: Special reports I

November 15, 2010 5:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Heart Association) This release features summaries from four presentations at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2010. Some highlights are "Irregular heartbeat in pacemaker recipients may clarify stroke risk," "Disparities among patients receiving heart...

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Unilife Commences U.S. Sales of Unitract® 1mL Syringes

November 15, 2010 5:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LEWISBERRY, Pa., Nov. 15, 2010 /- Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or "Company") (Nasdaq: UNIS ; ASX: UNS) today announced that it has commenced U.S. sales of its Unitract® range of 1mL safety syringes. Unilife and Independent Medical Co-Op, Inc. ("IMCO"), one of the largest medical...

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New National Electronic Health Record Safety System Launched

November 15, 2010 5:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /- A new electronic health record (EHR) safety reporting system was announced today by the iHealth Alliance, a not-for-profit organization composed of medical society and professional liability carrier executives in collaboration with federal agencies and PDR...

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