The particles in the solution can potentially enter a patient’s body and lead to serious adverse health consequences.
(University of Montreal) Approximately 13 percent of parents turn to alternative therapies to treat their children's asthma, according to a new study from the Universite de Montreal. The findings, published recently in the Canadian Respiratory Journal, suggest that this trend is...
(University of Pittsburgh) Pitt's study is one of seven NIH-funded clinical trials -- receiving a total of $36 million over five years -- which will use the Web, cell phones, wearable technology, and social networking to promote good health in young adults.
Philips’ new xMatrix brings real-time volumetric scanning to radiology as part of the company’s latest version of the iU22 ultrasound scanner. First built into Philips’ echocardiography systems five years ago, a souped-up version built into the company’s flagship iU22 on the RSNA exhibit...
A radiation monitoring system that quantifies the radiation being absorbed in the fluoro suite promises to give individual staff the information they need to minimize their exposure to x-rays. Philips Healthcare came up with the product, called DoseAware, which the company unveiled...
ImmunoGen Inc. has begun a clinical trial of its small-cell lung cancer treatment, IMGN901, noting its goal endpoint for the trial – progression-free survival.
AACR and University of Catania Establish the Margaret Foti Award for Best Thesis in Translational OncologyNovember 30, 2010 7:33 am | by AACR | News | Comments
PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research, in cooperation with the University of Catania Ph.D. Oncology Program and the Italian League Against Cancer of Catania, announces the establishment of the “Margaret Foti Award” for the best thesis in translational oncology. The...
DiagnosisONE has announced it will move its headquarters to Lowell from Nashua, N.H. The health care IT company will expand to a larger space in the CrossPoint Towers on Chelmsford Street.
Clinical Data Inc. is selling its pharmacogenomics and biomarker development business for $15.4 million to Omaha, Neb.-based Transgenomic Inc. The sale is the last step for Clinical Data in transforming to a pharmaceutical firm.
(Radiological Society of North America) People with obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder associated with obesity, have more non-calcified or "bad" plaque in their coronary arteries, according to a new study.
AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. saw its stock jump almost 14 percent Monday, following news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will not slap a dreaded “black box” warning label on its drug to treat iron deficiency anemia.
Women with a history of biopsy-proven lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) appear to benefit from the addition of MRI to mammography for annual breast cancer screening. A retrospective study from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute presented Sunday at the 2010 RSNA meeting indicates the...
Biopharmaceutical Amarin Corp. plc today is reporting positive, statistically significant top-line results from its first Phase 3 clinical trial of lead drug candidate AMR101, which is being investigated as a treatment for very high triglycerides.
(University of Rochester Medical Center) Adolescents and young adults are most likely to abuse prescription medications. Yet prescription rates for controlled medications have nearly doubled for those age groups in the past 14 years, according to a recent study published in Pediatrics.
Alternative strategies for controlling imaging utilization, radiology benefit managers and computerized decision support, squared off in a scientific session Sunday.
PositiveID Corporation Expands Its Wireless Body Platform Utilizing Its Patented Embedded Bio-Sensor SystemNovember 29, 2010 4:33 am | by PositiveID | News | Comments
PositiveID Corporation Expands Its Wireless Body Platform Utilizing Its Patented Embedded Bio-Sensor System
A new handheld ultrasound device could be the first that can connect directly to cell-phone and Wi-Fi networks.
Video! Ziosoft has been trying to unlock the U.S. market for advanced visualization for several years. It may have found the key with a technology unveiled this week at RSNA2010.
Seeking to drive down patient radiation dose, Siemens Healthcare unveiled a new technology platform for its CT scanners, one that not only cuts dose but speeds the exam and promotes more efficient patient handling
This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will be open to the public. Name of Committee: Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. General
Federal Register: Medical Devices: Safety and Effectiveness Summaries for Premarket Approval Applications; Availability(2)November 26, 2010 2:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is publishing a list of premarket approval applications (PMAs) that have been approved. This list is intended to inform the public of the availability of safety and effectiveness summaries of approved PMAs through th
Technology being developed by an ASU bioengineer promises more effective treatments for people who suffer from acid-reflux and others disorders.read more
Itamar-Medical Inc., a medical technology company focused on the cardiovascular system, has named Marvin Slosman as president of Itamar-Medical for North America.
(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) Scientists at IRB Barcelona have provided new data on how certain types of aggressive breast cancer bypass tumor suppression mechanisms.