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11:41:06 PM Lawmaker received own stem cells
The Republic

AP WICHITA FALLS, Texas — A Texas lawmaker recently received an adult stem cell treatment to help treat his multiple sclerosis. The procedure is similar to what Gov. Rick Perry had done in July for an aching back. Perry had stem cells taken from fat  [more]

11:41:06 PM World's first cell race no small affair
Space Shuttle shutdown starts

In a tongue-in-cheek contest of microscopic mobility, a team of bone marrow stem cells from Singapore beat out dozens of competitors to claim the title of the world's fastest cells. They whizzed across a petri dish at 5.2 microns per minute — a ... [more]

10:24:56 PM This medical device rivalry is getting a bit heated
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis,MN,USA

Dr. Scott Augustine, left, CEO Augustine Biomedical+Design and Josh Waldman, right, CEO PureZone Technologies, are launching PureZone, a pillowcase that delivers ultra pure air, equipped with a HEPA filter that removes 99.97% of airborne particles .. [more]

9:26:14 PM Growing Organs In The Lab: A potential end to immune rejection
Physicians News Digest

By David Green Last June, Andemarian T. Beyene, 36-year-old man with tracheal cancer received a special gift: a brand new trachea, made from a synthetic scaffold seeded with his own stem cells. Following this surgery—the first of its kind—he made a . [more]

8:18:51 PM SEC Filing: CorMedix Terminates Agreement With Shiva Biomedical
Hollis ...

On December 1, 2011, CorMedix Inc., a Delaware corporation, provided notice to Shiva Biomedical, LLC, that the Company was exercising its right to terminate the Contribution Agreement, as amended, by and between Shiva and the Company. ... [more]

6:23:55 PM Spanish Davis Cup Team Using Medical Device to Aid Their Breathing

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal celebrates after his team-mate David Ferrer defeated Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro at the second match of the Davis Cup final between Spain and Argentina at Seville's olympic stadium in Seville, southern Spain,  [more]

3:53:42 PM ICMR to frame clinical trial compensation guidelines
Business Standard - India

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) would lay down a framework to compensate clinical trial volunteers for injuries during clinical research programmes in the country. The move follows increasing complaints from Parliamentarians and civil . [more]

3:05:22 PM Five Presentations at American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting Highlight
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) "This subanalysis of the CONTAIN Trial provides additional valuable information for physicians treating both adults and pediatric patients older than two years with a history of LGS, and is consistent with the FDA approved [more]

2:40:12 PM Stem Cells Facilitate Disease Study
Big Think

By extracting stem cells from individuals with diseases like diabetes, Down syndrome and schizophrenia, and them recreating the diseases in laboratory conditions, scientists are better able to understand how the disorders affect the body. ... [more]

2:26:09 PM 12000 babies born annually with sickle cell

A principal biomedical scientist, Mr George Danquah Damptey, who is also the acting Eastern Regional Biomedical Scientist, made this known at the annual scientific conference of the Ghana Biomedical Scientists Association in Koforidua on Thursday. .. [more]

2:25:12 PM Vengeful Mt. Sinai doctor ruined critical research
New York Post - New York,NY,USA

By HELEN FREUND A Mount Sinai Medical Center researcher who rearranged lab rats out of spite compromised ground-breaking heart stem-cell experiments that were years in the making and impossible to immediately replicate, stunned scientists told The Po [more]

2:20:38 PM UCLA researchers generate stem cells from human skin
Examiner.com - San Francisco,CA,USA

The use of stem cells from human embryonic stem cells; however, few would object to generating stem cells from a small piece of human skin. On December 1, UCLA scientists announced that they had identified a new method for generating stem cell-like . [more]

12:54:02 PM FDA clears new generic statin
Private MD

Officials from the company said that this could be very good news for anyone who struggles with high cholesterol, one of the most common and dangerous medical conditions in the US Patients may now be able to access the much-needed medication much mor [more]

9:10:28 AM Microscopic cells race to victory in first World Cell Race at ASCB meeting
PhysOrg.com - Evergreen,VA,USA

A "team" of fast-moving, bone marrow stem cells from a research laboratory in Singapore has run away with the first World Cell Race, finishing first with a cellular speed record of 5.2 microns per minute (or 0.000204 inches per minute) in results ... [more]

7:20:14 AM Docs face cuts - again
Leader Times - Kittanning,PA,USA

Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of Monongahela Valley Hospital, summed up the medical community's frustration. "We need a permanent fix that ends this annual ritual of proposing substantial Medicare cuts as a means to help balance the budget,"  [more]

6:39:21 AM Legislator says stem cells helped
Times Record News - Wichita Falls,TX,USA

Rick Hardcastle, R-Vernon, participated in a recent round of autologous adult stem cell treatments to help his multiple sclerosis, similar to what Gov. Rick Perry had done in July. Although the stem cells are not embryonic, doctors in the US are stil [more]

6:03:31 AM US regulation slows down stem cell research
IBNLive.com - New Delhi,India

He also discussed clinical trials being undertaken in the US and stated that no trials were carried out yet for iPS and only 3 trials were carried out for embryonic stem cells. “Government's involvement has increased since the coming of the Obama ... [more]

3:47:41 AM Wanted: Top ideas to help a medical device get off ground
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis,MN,USA

For the next 36 hours, students from various fields -- law, medicine, public health, business, among them -- brainstormed strategies designed to help them better understand the medical device industry while possibly helping Medtronic overcome some of [more]

2:32:30 AM How Medical Device Companies Can Use Web 2.0 Strategies to Reach the NEW
MedCity News - Cleveland,OH,USA

MedCity News In this interview with Rony Sellam, we learn how web 2.0 strategies like the example above are impacting the sales and marketing departments within both large and small medical device companies. Listen close as Rony shares some fascinati [more]

1:52:30 AM Stem cell treatment may help dogs with arthritis
Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg,FL,USA

For $2000, he would undergo a procedure using his own stem cells to bring new life to old joints, easing his pain and slowing his arthritis. The technique, promoted by a company called MediVet America, has taken hold in a country where 8 million dogs [more]

1:51:14 AM Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) Welcomes the Barbara Ann
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) As an MMRC member institution, Karmanos will participate in all clinical research activities of the Consortium, including the conduction of Phase I and II clinical trials of promising myeloma treatments. In this role, Karm [more]

1:51:14 AM Cornea Specialist Named Dean of UIC College of Medicine
Newswise (press release) - USA

As department chair, he presided over a patient-care center seeing 55000 patients each year; a laboratory and clinical research enterprise engaged in treating the most serious and complicated eye conditions; and the training of medical students, ... [more]

12:13:25 AM NIH Accused of Dishonesty Over Chimp Research Plans
Wired News - USA

The Alamogordo chimpanzees — 184 who live there now, and 25 sent to the Texas Biomedical Research Center in 2010 — were retired in 2001 after the NIH seized them from the Coulston Foundation, a private laboratory found guilty of treating its chimps . [more]

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