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Covidien completes ev3 acquisition

July 13, 2010 7:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Health-care products maker Covidien plc has completed its buyout of ev3 Inc., a Minnesota developer of peripheral vascular and neurovascular technologies, for about $2.6 billion in cash and investments.

Obesity is associated with reduced sensitivity to fat

July 13, 2010 5:43 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds marked differences between obese and lean men...

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Prompt actions halt alarming infection outbreak at Dallas hospital

July 13, 2010 5:43 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Rapid identification and aggressive infection control measures allowed a Dallas hospital to stop the spread of Acinetobacter baumannii, a type of bacteria that has become increasingly prevalent in healthcare facilities and is...

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MEMS & Sensors for Smartphones Report

July 13, 2010 5:42 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

When Sensing Comes Right into your Pocket!

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RXi Pharmaceuticals lands SBIR grant

July 13, 2010 5:42 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Worcester-based RNAi-focused therapeutics firm RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. has won an Advanced Technology Small Business Innovation Research grant in the amount of $300,000 per year for two years.

Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Testing Communications on Medical Devices and Radiation-Emitting Products

July 13, 2010 5:41 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The FDA is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency.

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A Turning Point for Genetic Testing

July 13, 2010 5:36 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

The FDA plans to overhaul its regulation of the increasingly common diagnostic tests.

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Federal Register: Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests; Public Meeting; Change of Meeting Location

July 13, 2010 5:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The public meeting will be held at The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College, 3501 University Blvd. E, Hyattsville, MD 20783.

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Ala. bank told to hand over pastor's records

July 13, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

First Financial Bank of Bessemer has been ordered to hand over financial records about pastor J. Scott Moore, who is suspected by HealthSouth Corp. of hiding money for Richard Scrushy, the company's former CEO.The Jefferson County Circuit Court late last week authorized subpoenas ordering the...

Computerized monitoring systems enable hospitals to more aggressively combat infections

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Hospitals that adopt advanced computer technology to identify health care-associated infections are more likely to have implemented best practices to prevent such infections, according to research presented today at the 37th...

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Springer launches Drug Delivery and Translational Research

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Springer) Starting in February 2011, Springer will publish a new international, peer-reviewed journal Drug Delivery and Translational Research. Focusing exclusively on translational aspects of drug delivery, the bi-monthly journal will provide a unique forum for publication of...

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Sewage overflow promotes spread of West Nile virus

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Emory University) Sewage that overflows into urban creeks and streams during periods of heavy rain can promote the spread of West Nile virus, a study led by Emory University finds. The analysis of six years of data showed that people living near creeks with sewage overflows in...

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Stem cell transplantation of therapy-resistant chronic leukemia successful

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University Hospital Heidelberg) The transplantation of stem cells from a healthy donor (allogeneic) offers the chance of cure for patients with an aggressive form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), irrespective of genetic prognostic factors and the prior course of the disease....

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Civil society and local partners for XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) announced

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(International AIDS Society) The International AIDS Society, conveners of the International AIDS Conference, along with permanent partners, the Global Network of People Living with HIV, the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations, the International Community of Women...

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Ximedica grows jobs, footprint, leadership

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Ximedica LLC, a Providence, R.I.-based medical device firm, has all signs pointing to growth – real estate expansion plans, a new medical director position appointed and a report of hiring 30 people since early 2009.

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