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Alcon opens expanded Huntington operations

April 5, 2011 11:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Swiss eye care products maker Alcon Inc. has opened its expanded West Virginia manufacturing operation.Alcon President and CEO Kevin Buehler told the State Journal that the new plant just north of Huntington is expected to bring 300 new jobs over the next few years. The company employs 750 at...

Jennerex and Transgene Announce Presentation of Phase 1 Data Demonstrating that JX-594 Administration Targets Tumor Vasculature

April 5, 2011 10:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO and ILLKIRCH, France, April 6, 2011 /- Jennerex, Inc., a private clinical-stage biotherapeutics company focused on the development and commercialization of first-in-class targeted oncolytic products for cancer, and Transgene (NYSE Euronext Paris: FR0005175080), a...

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Using MRI, researchers may predict which adults will develop Alzheimer's

April 5, 2011 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) Using MRI, researchers may be able to predict which adults with mild cognitive impairment are more likely to progress to Alzheimer's disease, according to the results of a new study.

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Study: Socioeconomics playing reduced role in autism diagnoses

April 5, 2011 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Sociological Association) While there is an increasing equality in terms of the likelihood that children from communities and families across the socioeconomic spectrum will be diagnosed with autism, a new study finds that such factors still influence the chance of an autism...

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New Neurons Help Brains Discriminate

April 5, 2011 8:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A study shows that boosting new neurons helps mice differentiate between harmful and safe experiences.

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Record gold prices lift TSX; oil down, China hikes rates to deal with inflation

April 5, 2011 12:45 pm | by Malcolm Morrison-Associated Press | Comments

The Toronto stock market advanced to a positive close Tuesday as record high bullion prices lifted gold stocks and other mining stocks shook off early losses amid China's latest move to slow its economy to deal with high inflation.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 52.18 points to 14,270.53 while...

Wright Medical President and CEO Henley resigns

April 5, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Wright Medical Group Inc. said Tuesday that President and CEO Gary Henley resigned from the company before a board meeting where the company planned to discuss regulatory compliance issues.The orthopedic device maker said Henley also resigned from the board of directors before Monday's meeting....

Diabetes treatment may also provide protection against endometrial cancer

April 5, 2011 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Warwick) Research led by Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick has found that metformin, a drug treatment used to treat diabetes and also in women with polycystic vary syndrome, may potentially provide protection against endometrial cancer.

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CVS Caremark Named One of America's Most Reputable Companies by Reputation Institute

April 5, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 5, 2011 /- CVS Caremark has been named as one of the most reputable companies in the United States, according to the 2011 Most Reputable Companies list published today by Forbes magazine in partnership with the Reputation Institute. (Logo:...

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Express Scripts Injects $226 Million Into Arizona Economy, Study Finds

April 5, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PHOENIX, April 5, 2011 /- Express Scripts contributed more than $226 million to Arizona's economy in 2010, according to an economic analysis of the company's data by a university professor. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO ) The economic impact study,...

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New Study Results Presented on Dexlansoprazole and Lansoprazole Effects on Plavix® (clopidogrel bisulfate)

April 5, 2011 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW ORLEANS, April 5, 2011 /- Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. (Takeda) announced the presentation of new study results, which evaluated the potential inhibitory effects of certain proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) on Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate). The results showed that in...

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NeuroVasx Receives FDA Approval for cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System

April 5, 2011 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., April 5, 2011 /- NeuroVasx announced today that the FDA has approved the cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System as a Humanitarian Use Device (HDE) for the treatment of large, giant and wide-neck cerebral aneurysms, which are typically the most difficult to treat.  The HDE...

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Soy Isoflavones Not a Risk for Breast Cancer Survivors

April 5, 2011 10:33 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Cancer recurrence did not increase in survivors who ate soy food. • A trend toward a reduction in mortality and recurrence was observed. • Study is one of the first in the new After Breast Cancer Pooling Project. ORLANDO, Fla. - Soy food consumption did not increase the risk of...

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Covidien reports positive results with belly button surgery

April 5, 2011 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Single-incision gall bladder surgery appears just as safe and effective as traditional laparoscopic procedures, according to interim data released by Covidien plc at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons meeting in San Antonio.

PMA Final Decisions for January 2011

April 5, 2011 8:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

These are Premarket Approvals (PMA), Product Development Protocols (PDP), Supplement and Notice Decisions for January 2011.

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