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New review suggests drinking 100 percent fruit juice may offer disease-fighting benefits

April 10, 2011 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Kellen Communications) Highlights from a new report summarizing recent research on the potential benefits of 100 percent fruit juice suggest a positive association between intake of 100 percent juice and reduced risk for several chronic diseases, including cancer, markers for...

Flu helps spread pneumonia

April 10, 2011 5:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Society for General Microbiology) Bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis are only able to spread when individuals are infected with flu, says a scientist reporting at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate. The work could have implications for the...

Dr. Larissa Shimoda to discuss mechanisms of hypoxic pulmonary hypertension

April 10, 2011 3:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Physiological Society) When muscles and organs are deprived of an adequate supply of oxygen, the body's usual responses include increased circulation and slight drop in blood pressure in the blood vessels serving the affected tissue. However, the blood vessels in the lungs react...

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IPF drug fails in new trial

April 8, 2011 8:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) A new study has demonstrated no significant benefit of taking the drug bosentan for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Denver Zoo Orangutan Breathes Easier With eFlow Technology From PARI

April 8, 2011 8:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DENVER, April 8, 2011 /- A state-of-the-art, eFlow Technology nebulizer (PARI Pharma GmbH) has lifted one Denver Zoo orangutan's health and spirits. Mias (Mee-us), a 27-year-old orangutan, has what veterinarians believe to be chronic airsacculitis, a complex respiratory disease that is a...

Xeridiem Medical Devices Receives MD+DI 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA).

April 8, 2011 5:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TUCSON, Ariz., April 8, 2011 /- Xeridiem™ Medical Devices (xeridiem) is a recipient of MD+DI 's 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA).  This international award was for a novel chest tube, the PleuraFlow Active Tube Clearance System (PleuraFlow ATC), developed by Clear...

Hypothermia proven to improve survival and outcomes following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

April 6, 2011 2:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The successful use and evaluation of therapeutic hypothermia to improve survival and reduce the risk of neurological consequences following an out-of-hospital heart attack are explored in the premier issue of Therapeutic Hypothermia and...

CareFusion Announces Departure of Chief Operating Officer

April 5, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2011 /- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN ), a leading global medical technology company, today announced Chief Operating Officer Dwight Winstead will leave the company on June 30. Winstead has served as COO since CareFusion separated from Cardinal Health on Sept. 1, 2009, during...

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New Littmann Stethoscope Designed Especially for Nurses

April 5, 2011 3:34 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

A new stethoscope designed especially for nursing professionals has been launched by global technology company 3M. The Littmann Lightweight II S.E. stethoscope has a unique ovoid double-sided chestpiece for better movement around blood pressure cuffs and body contours, making it ideal for...

Newsbriefs from the April issue of the journal Chest

April 4, 2011 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American College of Chest Physicians) New research published in the journal Chest highlights the dangers of water pipe (hookah) smoking and how COPD is not just a smoker's disease.

Cytotech Labs Unravels Hallmark Insight Into Metabolic Control of Cancer, Presents Work at Major AACR Cancer Meeting

April 4, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., April 4, 2011 /- Cytotech Labs, a Boston based pharmaceutical company and member of the Berg Pharma, Inc. group along with Berg Biosystems and Berg Diagnostics today presented groundbreaking insight into seminal work performed by Nobel Laureate , Otto Warburg.  The...

CardioMEMS, Inc. Tops Georgia's 2010 Venture Financing List

April 4, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, April 4, 2011 /- CardioMEMS, Inc ., an Atlanta-based medical technology company that has developed and is commercializing a proprietary wireless sensing and communication technology for the human body, today announced that its Q1 2010 venture financing was ranked first in Georgia...

Mylan Receives Approval for Generic Version of Xalatan® Ophthalmic Solution

April 4, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH, April 4, 2011 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution, 0.005%,...

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New target identified for squamous cell lung cancer

April 2, 2011 8:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Association for Cancer Research) Scientists at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute have identified a mutation in the DDR2 gene that may indicate which patients with squamous cell lung cancer will respond to dasatinib.

Plato BioPharma, Inc. Sponsors Novel Disease Model Award

April 1, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WESTMINSTER, Colo., April 1, 2011 /- Plato BioPharma, Inc. ("PBI") announced today that the company has committed to sponsor The American Physiological Society's (APS) Novel Disease Model Awards for 2011 through 2013.  Each year, the APS's Physiologists in Industry Committee selects...

Campus activist wins $30K Truman Scholarship

April 1, 2011 5:33 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

ASU junior Danielle Bäck has earned the nation's highest undergraduate leadership award for her work in public health and human rights. ASU holds one of the best Truman Scholar records of any public university.read more

California Oncology Group Uses New Technology to Choose Best Cancer Treatment

April 1, 2011 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 1, 2011 /- Imagine the benefits if there was technology that pinpointed exactly which chemotherapy drugs work best in fighting each individual's type of cancer. No more guessing. No more trial and error. The good news is that such lifesaving technology is on its...

Risk of death is high in older adults with sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness

March 31, 2011 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A study in the April 1 issue of the journal Sleep suggests that the risk of death is more than two times higher in older adults who have sleep apnea and report struggling with excessive daytime sleepiness.

More organs for transplant when icu docs help take care of brain dead donors, says UPMC

March 31, 2011 12:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) More than twice as many lungs and nearly 50 percent more kidneys could be recovered for transplant operations if intensive care physicians were to work with organ procurement organization coordinators to monitor and manage donor...

Biocept and Academic Collaborators to Present Posters at AACR on Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs)

March 31, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, March 31, 2011 /- Biocept, Inc. today reported that its scientists and academic collaborators will present four posters at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) taking place in Orlando, Florida April 2-6, 2011. The poster presentations...

Consumer and Patient Groups Support Bipartisan Bill, H.R. 1041, to Repeal Controversial Medicare Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment and Services

March 31, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing reduced access to care and higher costs, two dozen consumer and patient advocacy organizations sent a letter of thanks this week to Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Jason Altmire (D-Pa.) for introducing H.R. 1041, a bipartisan...

Patients with severe non-inflammatory respiratory disease face anemia risk

March 31, 2011 10:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) The links between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and anemia are already well known, but now a study of nearly 600 patients has found that anemia is also frequently found in patients with severe non-inflammatory respiratory diseases.

Syndax Pharmaceuticals Announces Entinostat Data at 102nd Annual American Association for Cancer Research Meeting

March 31, 2011 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass., March 31, 2011 /- Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage epigenetics oncology company, today announced 11 posters on entinostat, an oral, highly selective, class I histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, will be presented at the 102nd Annual American Association for...

Study suggests a relationship between migraine headaches in children and a common heart defect

March 30, 2011 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Roughly 15% of children suffer from migraines, and approximately one-third of these affected children have migraines with aura, a collection of symptoms that can include weakness, blind spots, and even hallucinations. Although the causes of migraines are...

MSA Increases Production of Air-Purifying Respirators to Help Meet Increased Demand from Japan

March 30, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH, March 30, 2011 /- Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA (NYSE: MSA ) said today it has increased production of its air-purifying respirator (APR) line in two U.S. factories in response to greater demand for such products from Japan.  The respirators, which include...

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