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Using plants against soils contaminated with arsenic

November 16, 2010 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Zurich) Two essential genes that control the accumulation and detoxification of arsenic in plant cells have been identified. This discovery is the fruit of an international collaboration involving laboratories in Switzerland, South Korea and the USA. The results presented...

Pfizer Launches Global Centers for Therapeutic Innovation, a Network of Research Partnerships, With University of California, San Francisco

November 16, 2010 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE ) today announced the establishment of the Global Centers for Therapeutic Innovation, an entrepreneurial network of partnerships with leading academic medical centers to transform research and development by accessing leading translational...

Uptake Medical Names J.C. MacRae as Chief Financial Officer

November 16, 2010 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2010 /- Uptake Medical Corp. , the leading developer of medical technologies for interventional emphysema therapy , announced today that J.C. MacRae has joined the company as its vice president and chief financial officer. MacRae comes to Uptake Medical with over...

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Clinical Experts Describe Radiosurgical Advances for Brain, Breast, and Spinal Cancers

November 16, 2010 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2010 /- Talks on major advances in radiosurgery and radiotherapy for treating cancer of the brain, breast, and spine, captured the attention of more than 800 clinicians at Varian Medical Systems' 2010 Annual Users Meeting, held recently in conjunction with the...

What Happens When You Breath In Nanoparticles

November 15, 2010 9:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers watch fluorescent nanoparticles move through the respiratory system, an advance that could lead to better drugs.

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 | News | 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...

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 | News | 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...

New Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) Protocols Fuel Interest in Advanced Lung and Liver Treatments

November 15, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WESTCHESTER, Ill., Nov. 15, 2010 /- While many clinicians around the world have adopted radiosurgery for the treatment of cancer, advances in technology along with newly-established treatment protocols introduced at this summer's 5th International Conference of the Novalis Circle, have...

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Breathe Technologies Appoints New CEO

November 15, 2010 2:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN RAMON, Calif., Nov. 15, 2010 /- Breathe Technologies, manufacturer of devices for respiratory insufficiency, announced today the board of directors has appointed Lawrence A. Mastrovich as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. "Larry brings to us a phenomenal wealth of...

Smoking among some adults dropped dramatically in past three decades

November 14, 2010 6:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Heart Association) Smoking among some adults dropped during the past three decades, with greater decreases among those with higher incomes and more education. Even those who continued to smoke dramatically reduced the number of cigarettes smoked per day. However, young women...

Study suggests physicians wait longer for brain recovery after hypothermia Rx in cardiac arrest

November 13, 2010 5:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) Heart experts at Johns Hopkins say that physicians might be drawing conclusions too soon about irreversible brain damage in patients surviving cardiac arrest whose bodies were for a day initially chilled into a calming coma.

Philips and American Heart Association Present Fourth Annual Resuscitation Fellowship Award

November 12, 2010 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 12, 2010 /- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced that Dr. Hung Wen Lin, Ph.D., research fellow at the Cerebral Vascular Disease Research Center, Department of Neurology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has been selected as...

Aeras awarded ?11.7 million ($16 million) grant from Dutch government

November 11, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation) The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs has renewed its funding to Aeras with a pledge of ?11.7 million ($16 million) over four years (2011-2014) to further its efforts to develop new vaccines to help combat the global epidemic of tuberculosis.

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Novartis halts lung cancer trial

November 11, 2010 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Novartis AG said it is discontinuing late stage clinical trials for a drug candidate to treat lung cancer because the trial was unlikely to meet its endpoint.

Dehaier Medical Announces Conference Call to Discuss Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results

November 11, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, Nov. 11, 2010 /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 will hold...

Philips Announces Its Portfolio of Lifesaving Solutions Supports New American Heart Association 2010 CPR and ECC Guidelines

November 11, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 11, 2010 /- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHI), a worldwide leader in defibrillation technology, today announced that its entire line of emergency care and resuscitation solutions supports the newly updated American Heart Association Guidelines for...

APHA 2010: College days -- more sedentary days

November 9, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University) A study by Indiana University exercise physiologist Jeanne Johnston found that college students become significantly more sedentary as they move toward their senior year. Johnston discusses her findings on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the American Public Health Association...

Prevention 2010: Interview with Avrum E. Spira, M.D., M.Sc.

November 9, 2010 10:34 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Interview with Avrum E. Spira, M.D., M.Sc., chief, division of computational biomedicine and director of the translational bioinformatics program at Boston University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Could Lung Cancer in Smokers vs. “Never-smokers” be Different Diseases?

November 8, 2010 11:34 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Lung tumors in those who smoke and those who never smoked have different DNA alterations in the tumor genomes, according to results of a pilot study presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Nov. 7-10, 2010, in Philadelphia.

Prevention 2010: Interview with Mary E. Reid, Ph.D.

November 8, 2010 10:33 am | by AACR | News | Comments

In this podcast, Dr. Reid discusses fluorescent screening for lung and head and neck cancers, ongoing cancer clinical trials in lung cancer prevention, and her involvement in an international registry of premalignant lesions of the lung.

Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. to Host First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 Earnings Conference Call on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. ET

November 8, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHENGDU, China, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., (NYSE Amex: TPI ), a pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and sells patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese medicine, branded generics and other pharmaceuticals,...

Studying the metabolome of smokers, Lombardi researchers find early signs of damage

November 7, 2010 7:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Examining the blood "metabolomics" profile of smokers immediately after they had a cigarette revealed activation of pathways involved in cell death, inflammation, and other forms of systemic damage, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi...

Allied Healthcare Products Reports Narrow Loss for Quarter But Improves Year-Over-Year Performance

November 5, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 5, 2010 /- Despite difficult economic conditions, Allied Healthcare Products (Nasdaq: AHPI ) managed to increase sales by 5.3 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2011. Sales increased by $600,000 to total $11.9 million compared to $11.3 million for the first...

Masimo to Present at Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual Healthcare Conference

November 5, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 /- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ) today announced that its management is scheduled to present at the Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual Healthcare Conference at The St. Regis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, November 16, at 8:55 a.m. ET.  A live audiocast of the...

Annual CT Lung Screening Saves Lives

November 4, 2010 8:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /- The physicians of Westside Medical Associates of Los Angeles and Westside Medical Imaging in Beverly Hills , California have announced the results of a pivotal, U.S. government sponsored trial showing that annual screening CT scans save lives....

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