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News From Saturday, February 18, 2012
11:02:37 PM McGill launches review of asbestos research
McGill Daily - Montreal,Quebec,Canada

A week after coming under criticism for its past and present connections with the Quebec asbestos industry, McGill launched a review into the research of one of its retired professors. Last Thursday, VP (Health Affairs) and Dean of Medicine David ... [more]

9:10:39 PM Hamilton Co. coroner dies
Cincinnati.com - Cincinnati,OH,USA

... Dr. Peter Kambelos who is running for coroner this year, said he was deeply saddened and even though he was giving voters a choice, he “maintained a strong professional respect for Dr. Bhati and his many accomplishments in the medical community. [more]

7:40:33 PM WVU faculty to present work at West Virginia's largest bioscience showcase
State Journal - Charleston,WV,USA

More than 80 West Virginia University researchers will meet with health-related private sector companies in what planners say is the largest bioscience/biomedical technology showcase ever held in West Virginia. The bioscience showcase will be Feb. [more]

7:26:43 PM Hamilton County Coroner Dies
WLWT - Cincinnati,OH,USA

"Although I made the decision to offer the voters an alternative in the race for Hamilton County Coroner, I maintained a strong professional respect for Dr. Bhati and his many accomplishments in the medical community," Kambelos said. [more]

5:48:31 PM Alzheimer's drugs may have adverse side effects
Medical Xpress

Alzheimer's disease drugs now being tested in clinical trials may have potentially adverse side effects, according to new Northwestern Medicine research. A study with mice suggests the drugs could act like a bad electrician, causing neurons to be ... [more]

5:25:37 PM Hospital IT Departments Adopt SharkPro Work Management Solutions
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And now the entire medical community can learn first hand how to work smarter with world-class SharkPro Projects™, an exciting and visually appealing on-demand project and portfolio management (PPM) solution powered by Microsoft Project Server 2010,  [more]

4:08:19 PM Greatbatch Announces the Acquisition of NeuroNexus
MarketWatch - USA

NeuroNexus, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is an active implantable medical device design firm specializing in developing and commercializing high-value neural interface technology, components and systems for neuroscience and clinical markets. [more]

4:06:40 PM Texas A&M sequences the first Quarter Horse genome
Liberty Vindicator - Liberty,TX,USA

COLLEGE STATION - In a study recently reported in the journal BMC Genomics, researchers at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, working with collaborators in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the .. [more]

4:04:15 PM Sound Shore Medical Center Resident Receives Young Scientist Award
Talk of the Sound

By Talk of the Sou... on Sat, 02/18/2012 - 11:18 New Rochelle, NY – February 2, 2012 – Sound Shore Medical Center's Medical Residents frequently produces quality research that is selected for presentation at scientific meetings. [more]

4:04:15 PM Research on deadly flu to be published
United Press International

18 (UPI) -- Medical experts have decided that research on a lethal influenza strain should be published in spite of worries that terrorists could use the information. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious  [more]

1:48:12 PM VIDEO: Local Vet Uses Stem Cell Therapy to Treat Animals

Dr. Joe Whalen, who became the first veterinarian in the state to treat animals using stem cell therapy in-house in December, 2010, shares his process. By Renita Young LePar Animal Hospital owner Dr. Joe Whalen uses stem cell therapy to treat a 5 yea [more]

1:38:10 PM FDA prioritizes review of Ra-223 and MDV3100 for treating CRPC
News-Medical.net - World

Dr. David Samadi is Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and a leading robotic surgery expert and PSA test advocate. He commended the efforts behind these ... [more]

1:38:10 PM Will Europe go the way of the FDA in regulating medical devices?
MedCity News - Cleveland,OH,USA

... Union's Health and Consumer Affairs Commissioner John Dalli wants EU countries to strengthen safety controls on high-risk medical devices by using “spot checks on products and manufacturing facilities,” something that the FDA does here in America [more]

1:06:46 PM CMS urged to limit definition of research for reporting under Physician ...
News-Medical.net - World

Expressing concerns that many physicians will be discouraged from conducting medical research because of cumbersome reporting requirements and potential mischaracterizations of their income, the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) i [more]

11:34:39 AM FDA to reconsider diet drug that failed to get approval in 2010
News-Medical.net - World

The widespread use of the unsanctioned combination reflects the often desperate desire for a medicine to help overcome the nation's epidemic of obesity, doctors and patients say (Pollack, 2/16). [T]he FDA rejected Qnexa in 2010 because of concerns .. [more]

11:34:39 AM Implantable Microchip Awaits FDA Approval
TopNews New Zealand

Co-researcher Dr. Ethel Siris, who is a Professor of clinical medicine and Director of the Osteoporosis Center at Columbia University Medical Cente, said that the device will be able to provide medicine to the patients, who will be suffering from ... [more]

11:16:56 AM Nothing Wrong With Off-Label Medical Device Use, Unless...
DigitalJournal.com - Canada

US Senators are questioning Medtronic about whether or not it promoted off-label use of its Infuse bone graft medical device, and whether or not its paid researchers downplayed the side effects. February 18, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- As Janet Moore  [more]

10:26:46 AM Research roundup: Patient satisfaction, community health centers as
News-Medical.net - World

News-Medical.net Archives Of Internal Medicine: The Cost Of Satisfaction: A National Study Of Patient Satisfaction, Health Care Utilization, Expenditures, And Mortality -- Using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey from 2000 -2007, researchers conduc [more]

10:26:46 AM TRANSFUSION publishes positive results from CryoStor collaborative research
News-Medical.net - World

BioLife Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: BLFS), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media for cells and tissues, today announced that TRANSFUSION, the foremost publicatio [more]

8:33:40 AM Regulations slow Health Department treatment
Tulsa World - Tulsa,OK,USA

Others in the medical community say the regulations are being misinterpreted and point out that a rule to allow health departments to continue to provide immunizations is awaiting the governor's signature. The Oklahoma Board of Nursing has determined [more]

7:25:44 AM Malkin: Obamacare's medical device tax kills health care jobs, research

One of the nation's top stent manufacturers, Boston Scientific, warned at the time Obamacare's punitive medical device tax would lead to worker losses and research cuts. The 2.3 percent excise tax, the company said, “would be very damaging to Boston  [more]

7:25:44 AM MDC publishes latest research report on cardiovascular and metabolic
News-Medical.net - World

News-Medical.net The Max Delbr-ck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, has published its latest research report. In the 298-page book that is primarily written in English, all of the 67 res [more]

6:26:08 AM Pro-Dex unchanged on weak volume, ending a five-day streak of losses
Dentistry IQ

O), NASDAQ's 144th largest medical/biomedical company by market capitalisation, closed unchanged at US$1.95, ending a five-day streak of losses. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 index, which fell 8.0 points (or 0.3%) on the day, this was a relative price [more]

6:25:11 AM Corcept receives FDA approval for Korlym to treat endogenous Cushing's
News-Medical.net - World

News-Medical.net Prior to FDA's approval of Korlym, there were no approved medical therapies for the treatment of endogenous Cushing's syndrome. Endogenous Cushing's syndrome is a serious, debilitating and rare multisystem disorder. It is caused by t [more]

6:25:11 AM FDA warns of counterfeit form of Avastin
United Press International

The counterfeit version does not contain the medicine's active ingredient, bevacizumab, which may have resulted in patients not receiving needed therapy, FDA officials said. In a related action, the FDA has issued letters to 19 medical practices in t [more]

6:12:47 AM Michelle Malkin - Taxing medical progress to death
The Laconia Daily Sun

One of the nation's top stent manufacturers, Boston Scientific, warned at the time that Obamacare's punitive medical device tax would lead to worker losses and research cuts. The 2.3-percent excise tax, the company said, "would be very damaging to .. [more]

4:37:16 AM Synthetic protein amplifies genes needed for stem cells
Science Daily (press release) - USA

16, 2012) — Scientists have found a way to generate and maintain stem cells much more efficiently by amplifying the effect of an essential protein. Researchers from Denmark, Scotland and the USA have created synthetic versions of a protein, ... [more]

3:47:32 AM Dr. Nancy Boutin Awarded Medical Society's President's Achievement Award
The Lund Report

As a 22-year veteran of the Salem medical community, Boutin was instrumental in starting and pioneering the Palliative Care program at Salem Health, which focuses on improving comfort and quality of life for patients who are facing life threatening o [more]

2:35:02 AM OWL Biomedical Raises $3.0M
socalTech.com - Thousand Oaks,CA,USA

Santa Barbara-based OWL Biomedical, a developer of microchip-based disposable cell sorting technology for the biomedical industry, has raised $3.0M, part of an ongoing funding with a target of $16.8M, according to regulatory filings. [more]

2:02:07 AM Egypt Eyed as Possible Source of Fake Avastin
Wall Street Journal - USA

By JEANNE WHALEN LONDON—Authorities are investigating whether counterfeit packs of the cancer drug Avastin found on the US market came from an Egyptian supplier, according to the UK's medical regulator, amid a global effort to track the origins of th [more]

12:10:32 AM Discovery that migrating cells 'turn right' has implications for
Medical Xpress

PhysOrg.com The research, a collaboration between the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Center for Cell Control at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, appears in the Feb. 17 issue of the journal Circulation R [more]

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