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Interventional radiologists take lead on reducing disability from dangerous blood clots

March 28, 2011 5:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Society of Interventional Radiology) Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT: it's more than just a one-time complication from taking a long plane ride. The Society of Interventional Radiology wants individuals to know the risk factors for this very serious condition, which can lead to...

Mersana moves anti-cancer drug target along in trials

March 25, 2011 11:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Mersana Therapeutics Inc., a Cambridge cancer therapeutics developer, has begun a Phase 1b extension study of its treatment for second-line gastric cancer and second- and third-line non-small cell lung cancer.

AACR honors eminent researchers

March 25, 2011 11:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Association for Cancer Research) The American Association for Cancer Research will recognize leading cancer researchers whose work has significantly contributed to progress in the fight against cancer at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011. Each recipient will present an...


Mersana Therapeutics Initiates Phase 1b Extension Study of XMT-1001 in Gastric Cancer and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

March 25, 2011 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 25, 2011 /- Mersana Therapeutics today announced  the initiation of a Phase 1b extension study with its lead cancer product, XMT-1001 , a novel DNA topoisomerase I inhibitor based on the company's Fleximer® polymer conjugate platform, in second-line...

When you cough up green or yellow phlegm you need to be prescribed antibiotics, right?

March 24, 2011 9:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cardiff University) Prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery, a Cardiff University study has found.

Reportlinker Adds Triple Analysis: Colorectal Cancer, Lung Cancer and Lymphoma

March 24, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, March 24, 2011 /- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Triple Analysis: Colorectal Cancer, Lung Cancer and Lymphoma This...

FDA: Michigan Heart-Lung Bypass Machine Manufacturer Enters Into Consent Decree

March 22, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation (TCVS) of Ann Arbor, Mich., and two of its officers, Mark A. Sutter, president and chief executive officer, and Mark Lincoln,...

Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Reaches Agreement on Terms of Consent Decree With FDA Regarding Quality System Improvements

March 22, 2011 3:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 22, 2011 /- Terumo Cardiovascular Systems (Terumo CVS), a U.S.-based subsidiary of Terumo Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, today announced it has agreed to the terms of a consent decree with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regarding quality system...


2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

March 21, 2011 12:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Scientists supported by NIAID are among those presenting their latest research findings at the AAAAI Annual Meeting. For more than 60 years, NIAID has supported allergy and immunology research at US and international institutions...

CardioMEMS, Inc. Named a TAG Top 10 Innovative Technology Company

March 21, 2011 12:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, March 21, 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 it has been chosen as one of the Top 10 Innovative...

Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit New TrueBeamâ„¢ System for Image-Guided Radiotherapy at ChinaMed Exhibition in Beijing

March 21, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, March 21, 2011 / PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR ), the world's leading manufacturer of medical technology for treating cancer with radiotherapy, will showcase the company's new TrueBeam™ system for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery at the...

Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced Would Repeal Controversial Medicare 'Competitive Bidding' Requirements for Home Medical Equipment

March 18, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 18, 2011 /- Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) today applauded legislation introduced by Congressmen Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-Centre) and Jason Altmire, (D-Allegheny) that would repeal Medicare's controversial competitive bidding program for home...

New targeted drug helps smokers stub it out

March 17, 2011 1:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Academy of Finland) Researchers working in a research project within the Academy of Finland's Research Program on Substance Use and Addictions have been developing a targeted drug that could aid in smoking reduction therapy.


Versatile vitamin A plays multiple roles in the immune system

March 17, 2011 9:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cell Press) Somewhat paradoxically, research has indicated that vitamin A can also act as an immunosuppressive agent. Now, a study published by Cell Press in the March issue of the journal Immunity sheds light on how this critical vitamin integrates into both pro-inflammatory and...

Laser beam makes cells 'breathe in' water and potentially anti-cancer drugs

March 16, 2011 12:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Shining a laser light on cells and then clicking off the light-makes the cells "breathe in" surrounding water, providing a potentially powerful delivery system for chemotherapy drugs, as well as a non-invasive way to target anti-Alzheimer's medicines to the...

Global Respiratory Care Equipment & Supplies Industry

March 16, 2011 12:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Respiratory Care Equipment & Supplies Industry This report...

American Regent Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9% 30 mL Multiple Dose Vials

March 15, 2011 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SHIRLEY, N.Y., March 15, 2011 /- American Regent is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the three lots listed below of the following product: Bacter i o satic Sod iu m Ch l oi de Injection , USP, 0 . 9%, 3 0 mL, Multipl e Dos e V i alsN DC# 0 5 1 7 -0 6 4 8 -25 PLEASE NOTE:...

Home Medical Equipment Group Supports Bipartisan Bill to Repeal the Controversial Medicare 'Competitive' Bidding Program for Homecare

March 15, 2011 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare strongly endorses bipartisan legislation to repeal the misguided and deeply flawed Medicare "competitive" bidding program for home medical equipment and services (durable medical equipment)....

JCI online early table of contents: March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011 11:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Journal of Clinical Investigation) This release contains summaries, links to PDFs and contact information for papers to be published March 7, 2011, in the JCI: "An inside look at how the elite control HIV"; "New mouse model explains common pediatric brain tumor"; "A new target to...

R. Lindholm Named to Crux Biomedical Board

March 14, 2011 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 14, 2011 /- Crux Biomedical, developer of an advanced implantable vena cava filter (IVCF) to prevent pulmonary embolisms, announced the appointment of Randy Lindholm to its Board of Directors. Mr. Lindholm is a widely respected advisor to the medical device...

Dehaier Medical Systems Signs New Distribution Agreement to Distribute eVent Medical Ventilators

March 14, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: DHRM ) ("Dehaier" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in the development, assembly, marketing and sale of medical devices and homecare medical products in China, today announced that it has...

Taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer can save lives and money

March 13, 2011 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Tamoxifen, taken by certain women as a preventive measure against breast cancer, saves lives and reduces medical costs. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study's results...

Miniature 'wearable' PET scanner ready for use

March 13, 2011 11:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Scientists have demonstrated the efficacy of a "wearable," portable PET scanner they've developed for rats. The device will give neuroscientists a new tool for simultaneously studying brain function and behavior in fully awake, moving animals.

Improvements in Pressure Sensors Help Medical Equipment Design

March 11, 2011 11:17 am | by David Ezekiel | Articles | Comments

Goals of new medical equipment design include small size, low cost, low power consumption, and a quiet user experience. Evolving technology embedded in pressure sensors and signal conditioning ICs allows for design improvements and the inclusion of new features in medical equipment. This article highlights specific examples in the design of breathing equipment and oxygen concentrators.

Researchers link novel biomarkers to asthma and COPD

March 11, 2011 8:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Four novel biomarkers have been identified which may aid in the diagnosis and management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a study conducted by researchers in Australia, who determined the biomarkers may be used in different...

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