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Coast Career Institute's Expedited Training Program for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Helps Students Land the Highly Specialized Jobs They Seek

December 7, 2010 5:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2010 /- Despite unemployment levels being at their highest point in decades, specialized fields in medicine and the IT world are experiencing a shortage of trained and qualified workers.  Vocational schools that offer fast tracked learning programs for these job...

Boston Scientific Welcomes Publication of Analysis of Patients Monitored by the LATITUDE® Patient Management System

December 7, 2010 4:33 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Patients experienced a 50 percent relative reduction in risk of death compared to in-clinic follow-up

Boston Scientific Welcomes Publication of Analysis of Patients Monitored by the LATITUDE® Patient Management System

December 7, 2010 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Dec. 7, 2010 /- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today welcomed the publication of an analysis from its ALTITUDE® Clinical Science program in the current issue of Circulation that showed patients followed by the LATITUDE® Patient Management system...

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InfraReDx Announces Publication of a Case Report in Circulation Highlighting Novel Clinical Finding with LipiScanâ„¢ Coronary Imaging System

December 7, 2010 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 7, 2010 /- InfraReDx, Inc. , a medical device company developing intelligent cardiovascular diagnostic imaging technologies, today announced the publication of a case report in Circulation describing the association of stent thrombosis with lipid core plaque as...

New UCLA study raises questions about genetic testing of newborns

December 6, 2010 10:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Sociological Association) Mandatory genetic screening of newborns for rare diseases is creating unexpected upheaval for families whose infants test positive for risk factors but show no immediate signs of the diseases, a new UCLA study warns.

Influenza virus strains show increasing drug resistance and ability to spread

December 6, 2010 10:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Two new studies raise public health concerns about increasing antiviral resistance among certain influenza viruses, their ability to spread, and a lack of alternative antiviral treatment options. The findings are published in the Jan. 1 issue of...

China Medical Technologies Announces its Subsidiaries, GP Medical and Beijing Yuande, Ranked 12th and 415th, respectively, in Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2010 Pr...

December 5, 2010 10:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Medical Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CMED ), a leading China-based advanced in-vitro diagnostic ("IVD") company, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Beijing GP Medical Technologies Co., Ltd. ("GP...

AACR Applauds Cancer Objectives in Healthy People 2020, Underscores Importance of Federal Funding for Research

December 3, 2010 7:36 am | by AACR | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Association for Cancer Research commends the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the establishment of science-based, 10-year objectives to reduce the incidence of cancer, which was included as part of the Healthy People 2020 initiative...

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Device Helps Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

December 2, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Electronic "bridge" could one day assist paralysis patients.

Patients with invasive lobular carcinoma should get MRI screening, study finds(2)

December 2, 2010 4:34 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

A study presented Wednesday at the RSNA meeting adds further evidence to the recommendation women with newly diagnosed invasive lobular carcinoma should have their contralateral breast screened with MRI. Most women aren't routinely screened in the contralateral breast because whether to...

For cutting CT dose, start with the scout scan

December 2, 2010 7:35 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

CT scout or scanogram images make up only about 4% of the typical chest/abdominal scan radiation dose, but are an easy target for dose reductions, according to a study presented Wednesday. Further, as technology changes and protocol updates reduce overall dose rates, scout images will...

NewCardio's Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Dorin Panescu, Named 2011 IEEE Fellow

December 2, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /- NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: NWCI ) a cardiovascular diagnostic solutions developer, announced today that Dr. Dorin Panescu, Chief Technical Officer and Vice President Research and Development, has been named an IEEE Fellow, effective January...

Sagent Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Midazolam Injection, USP

December 2, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 2, 2010 /- Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced U.S. FDA's approval of four presentations of midazolam injection, USP, a general anesthetic.  Sagent expects to launch midazolam, which will be offered...

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Annual breast cancer screening beginning at age 40 reduces mastectomy risk

December 1, 2010 7:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) Having a yearly mammogram greatly reduces the risk of mastectomy following breast cancer in women between the ages of 40 and 50, according to a new study.

Former Millipore CEO Madaus joins Quanterix

December 1, 2010 7:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Cambridge diagnostics company Quanterix Corp. today named former Millipore Corp. president and CEO Martin D. Madaus as executive chairman of the board. Madaus oversaw the $7 billion acquisition of Millipore Corp. by Merck KGaA earlier this year.

Practice-changing Cancer Research Presented at 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

December 1, 2010 7:33 am | by AACR | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO - More than 9,000 people from more than 90 countries will gather Dec. 8-12, 2010, at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, for the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

AACR and University of Catania Establish the Margaret Foti Award for Best Thesis in Translational Oncology

November 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 leaves NH for Mass. HQ

November 30, 2010 6:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

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 sells off pharmacogenomics assets

November 30, 2010 5:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

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.

PositiveID Corporation Expands Its Wireless Body Platform Utilizing Its Patented Embedded Bio-Sensor System

November 29, 2010 4:33 am | by PositiveID | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation Expands Its Wireless Body Platform Utilizing Its Patented Embedded Bio-Sensor System

Ziosoft unveils generational leap in advanced visualization

November 28, 2010 1:35 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

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.

New Siemens platform cuts CT dose while speeding exams

November 28, 2010 1:35 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

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

The most aggressive forms of breast cancer elude cellular control mechanisms in order to expand

November 24, 2010 7:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(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.

Under suspicion: The painkiller ziconotide could increase suicidal ideation

November 23, 2010 8:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Ruhr-University Bochum) The active agent ziconotide, the synthetic toxin of the cone snail, was acclaimed a safe alternative to morphine when it was introduced six years ago. Now it is increasingly suspected of causing patients to commit suicide. Researchers working under the auspices of...

Hologic gets FDA approvable letter for breast tomo

November 23, 2010 8:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Hologic is on the brink of realizing its ambition to pioneer the commercial use of 3D mammography in the U.S. The company, which for 25 years has focused on women’s health, announced this morning receipt of an approvable letter from the FDA for its Selenia Dimensions digital mammography...

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