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Researcher targets gene regulators on link between arsenic, cancer

July 14, 2010 6:48 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Michigan State University) To determine how arsenic increases the risk of lung cancer and to identify potential treatments, a Michigan State University researcher will use $1.7 million in federal funding during the next five years to examine why certain genes disrupt cells,...

Study shows universal surveillance for MRSA significantly decreased HAIs at PCMH

July 13, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Manning Selvage & Lee) Pitt County Memorial Hospital today announced results of a study demonstrating that universal surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus decreased health care-associated infections related to devices. Infection rates decreased 68 percent...

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation awards $1.54 million in research grants for 2010-2011

July 13, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation) The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has awarded 13 collaborative grants and 3 individual grants, totaling $1.54 million to some of the best scientific minds in differentiation therapy.


Novelos revives failed drug as potential breast cancer treatment

July 12, 2010 11:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Novelos Therapeutics Inc. has announced positive Phase 2 results for NOV-002 to treat patients with certain types of breast cancer, following an earlier failure of the drug target to treat lung cancer.

Lantheus Medical acquires global rights to ex-Epix product

July 12, 2010 11:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Diagnostic imaging firm Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. has acquired global rights to Ablavar, a blood pool imaging agent used in patients with peripheral vascular disease and formerly owned by now-bankrupt Epix Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Extremely obese children have 40 percent higher risk of reflux disease of esophagus

July 9, 2010 5:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Kaiser Permanente) A study of 690,000 children found extremely obese children have a 40 percent higher risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease and moderately obese children have a 30 percent higher risk of GERD compared to normal weight children.This large population-based study...

Instant testing for sore throats wins CIMIT prize

July 8, 2010 7:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(CIMIT) Imagine finding out before you leave the pediatrician's office if your child has strep throat, or even something more serious requiring a different treatment. A novel application for applying DNA "nanobarcodes" in a clinical assay could help primary-care physicians quickly...

US Patent Allowed for Spring Action That Separates Protectus Innovative Safety Syringe From All Others

July 8, 2010 5:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS , July 8 /- Protectus Medical Devices, Inc. (OTCQB: PTMD), developer and marketer of innovative safety medical devices, announced today it has received Notice of Allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office on its patent application describing a spring-activated,...


New Report Patient Monitoring Emerging Markets (BRIC - Brazil, Russia, India and China) 2010 - 2014 Published by MarketsandMarkets

July 8, 2010 5:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DALLAS , July 8, 2010 /- According to a new market research report, 'Emerging Markets BRIC ( Brazil , Russia , India and China ) Patient Monitoring Market (2010 - 2015), published by MarketsandMarkets ( ), the total BRIC patient monitoring devices market...

Home care equivalent to hospital care for some patients with cystic fibrosis

July 7, 2010 10:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Patients with cystic fibrosis recover from exacerbations equally well if they are treated at home or in a hospital, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University. Furthermore, longer treatment with antibiotics does not appear to offer any...

Cancer deaths continue to drop

July 7, 2010 10:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Cancer Society) The continued drop in overall cancer mortality rates over the last 20 years has averted more than 767,000 cancer deaths according to a new report from the American Cancer Society.

Hospital study suggests that early transfusion increases acute upper GI re-bleeding risk

July 7, 2010 7:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Doctors have called for an urgent review of transfusion policies after a UK-wide study of 221 hospitals found that patients admitted with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding are more than twice as likely to suffer further bleeding if they receive a red blood...

Crux Biomedical Enrolls First Patient in Its Retrieve 2 U.S. Pivotal Trial

July 6, 2010 7:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif. , July 6 /- Crux Biomedical®Inc. announced today that it has successfully enrolled the first patient in its Retrieve 2 pivotal U.S. IDE trial. The trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of Crux's new Vena Cava Filter (VCF). The Crux VCF is a retrievable,...


Presentations at the Third European Stereotactic Radiation Therapy and Whole Body Radiotherapy Workshop Highlight Clinical Outcomes and Emerging Trends

July 6, 2010 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Results Presented in Spine, Lung, Liver and Prostate Treatment Emphasized the Benefits of Whole Body Radiosurgery SUNNYVALE, Calif. , July 6 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, today announced highlights from the Third European...

News briefs from the July issue of Chest

July 5, 2010 8:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American College of Chest Physicians) News briefs from the July issue of Chest feature studies related to how weekend ICU admissions may be linked to increased risk of death and how biomass smoke may be linked to COPD.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $3.1M to 8 top young clinical investigators

July 1, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation) The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation named five new Damon Runyon Clinical Investigators at its April 2010 Clinical Investigator Award Committee review. The recipients of this prestigious three-year award are outstanding early career...

Stem-cell therapy may provide new approach to fight infection

June 30, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Ottawa Hospital Research Institute) A new study shows that treatment with mesenchymal stem cells can triple survival rates in mice with sepsis, a deadly condition that can occur when an infection spreads throughout the body. The treatment reduced the damaging effects of...

Planned home births associated with tripling of neonatal mortality rate vs. planned hospital births

June 30, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) In a study published online today by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers from Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, analyzed the results of multiple studies from around the world. They report that less medical intervention,...

New hope for victims of stroke

June 29, 2010 11:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Manchester) Top British neuroscientist Nancy Rothwell will summarize her team's latest research into both the causes of brain damage in stroke patients as well as future treatment options when she delivers the Physiological Society's annual public lecture on June 30,...

Dehaier Medical Systems Chief Executive Officer To Ring NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

June 29, 2010 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING , June 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: DHRM ), an emerging leader in the development, assembly, marketing and sale of medical devices and homecare medical products in China , today announced members of its Executive Management will ring the...

International child-health experts to converge on London for Excellence in Pediatrics

June 28, 2010 6:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Excellence in Pediatrics will provide an up-to-date and authoritative overview of pediatrics and child health through a variety of innovative sessions, designed for general and specialist health professionals. It will focus on four thematic streams: infectious...

New ISHLT cardiac allograft vasculopathy standardized nomenclature

June 24, 2010 10:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), the major limitation to long term survival after heart transplantation, can lead to dysfunction of the heart muscle or sudden death. Appropriate treatment for this condition has been hampered because of the lack of a...

Biomedical scientist concerned about effects of oil spill on human health

June 24, 2010 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Rhode Island) A URI biomedical researcher says that some of the same chemicals found in diesel fumes and cigarette smoke are also found in the tar balls produced as a result of the oil spill, and he is worried about the effect they will have on the health of clean-up...

Breathing New Life into Old Lungs

June 24, 2010 11:34 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers are able to grow transplant lungs from the "skeleton" of old lungs.

Pre-emptive pain regimen decreased opioid usage in patients undergoing robotic prostatectomy

June 24, 2010 10:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Thomas Jefferson University) Reporting in the journal Urology, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have found that a pre-emptive multimodal pain regimen that included pregabalin (Lyrica) decreased the use of opioid analgesics in patients undergoing robotic-assisted...

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