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11:29:49 PM Ohio to expand medical corridor over new ultra-fast broadband network

The state wants to leverage its existing medical research and university network to bring companies and funding into the state in order to create jobs and grow the economy. Under a recently approved agreement with Cisco and Juniper, Ohio will invest  [more]

11:29:49 PM How accurate are rapid flu tests? New research could lead to more timely
Medical Xpress

PhysOrg.com ... the more common influenza A virus than they are at detecting influenza B. The research, led by by Dr. Caroline Chartrand, Sainte-Justine Hospital staff pediatrician and researcher, was published this week in the Annals of Internal Med [more]

11:29:49 PM Research sheds light on how immune system's 'first responders' target
Medical Xpress

Medical Xpress University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have discovered previously unsuspected aspects of the guidance system used by the body's first line of defense against infection. The new work focuses on the regulation of imm [more]

11:29:49 PM $600000 grant to Wake Forest Baptist will speed research on insomnia,
Winston-Salem Journal

Winston-Salem Journal A program focused on measuring and resetting brainwaves at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a $600000 grant to expand its research. It is the program's second grant from the Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation. The  [more]

11:02:14 PM Scientists use ovarian stem cells to create healthy human eggs
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis,MN,USA

Stem cells taken from human ovaries can produce normal, healthy eggs, scientists demonstrated for the first time in an experiment that may lead to new methods to help infertile women. The finding challenges a belief that women have a fixed number of  [more]

10:54:41 PM Endo Pharmaceuticals Playing An Unconventional Hand
The Procter & Gamble Company F4Q08 (Qtr End 06/30/08) Earnings ...

Although many well-known medical device franchises can trace their roots back to Big Pharma, most of those companies jettisoned their device companies in a wave of divestitures in the 1980's and 90's. More recently, Abbott Labs (ABT) has decided to . [more]

10:22:12 PM CE mark or FDA approval? Medical device professionals weigh in
MedCity News - Cleveland,OH,USA

With the ever-increasing stringency, time, and expense associated with FDA approval for medical devices, debate is sharpening in the medical devices industry over whether it is actually better business strategy to prioritize getting a CE mark for you [more]

10:22:12 PM US FDA Grants Priority Review for XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) to Reduce
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) US marketing rights for XARELTO® are held by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. At Janssen, we are dedicated to addressing and solving some of the most important unmet medical needs of our time in oncology, immunology, neurosci [more]

10:22:12 PM JARVIK HEART Announces FDA Conditional Approval of Trial Using the Jarvik
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) The approval permits fifty medical centers to participate in the study. Each medical center may begin enrolling patients immediately upon approval by their Institutional Review Board. Prior to full FDA approval of the tria [more]

9:52:54 PM Scientists urged to share data on stem cells research
Gulf Times - Doha,Qatar

By Noimot Olayiwola Researchers and scientists in the field of both embryonic and adult stem cells research in the Middle East were yesterday urged to be more open to collaboration and networking among themselves in order to build on their already .. [more]

9:11:32 PM Stem cell fertility treatments could be risky for older women
FOX News - USA

The scientists said they have discovered the ovaries of young women harbor rare stem cells that are in fact capable of producing new eggs. If properly harnessed, those stem cells may someday lead to new treatments for women suffering from infertility [more]

9:07:36 PM New research shows childhood adversity causes changes in genetics
Medical Xpress

"We need to understand the biology of this effect in order to develop better treatment and prevention programs," said Audrey Tyrka, MD, PhD, director of the Laboratory for Clinical and Translational Neuroscience at Butler Hospital and associate ... [more]

9:07:36 PM Clinical Decision Support: The Key Ingredient
Health Data Management

Adam Wright, Research Scientist, Brigham and Women's Hospital, explains how important the human element is in ensuring the success of clinical decision support systems. Good Samaritan Hospital CIO Charles Christian talks about what it takes to ... [more]

8:25:41 PM The perils of biomedical science: Does fructose make you fat?
Houston Chronicle (blog)

Today's topic is fructose, which is a fancy way of saying fruit sugar, and not-so-sweet science. There's a study just out in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that claims to provide “new insights into how fructose causes obesity and ... [more]

8:25:41 PM Physician to be honored as 'Legend'
PhysOrg.com - Evergreen,VA,USA

The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) recently announced that it will honor John E. Buster, MD, associate director of the Center for Reproduction and Infertility at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode . [more]

8:09:06 PM Greatbatch Announces Engagement to Advance Medical Device Strategy
MarketWatch - USA

In that role, Ang will provide guidance relative to the commercialization of QiG medical device technologies into the health care markets of emerging countries and also help to advise on Greatbatch's expansion into Asia. "In 2008, Greatbatch launched [more]

8:09:06 PM First Product Completes Medical Device RFID Susceptibility Testing
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

MET Labs has completed testing on the first product to be submitted to the Medical Device RFID Susceptibility Program. This device, and other devices that we are scheduled to test, are subjected to worst case scenarios, to protect them from RFID ... [more]

8:09:06 PM ARTAS™ System Receives Canadian Medical Device License to Treat Hair Loss
EON - Everett,WA,USA

(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Restoration Robotics, Inc., a privately-held medical device company, today announced that its revolutionary ARTAS™ System has received a Canadian Medical Device License and can now be marketed and sold within Canada. [more]

8:09:06 PM Olympus board resigns en masse | Wall Street Beat
Mass Device - USA

The board of directors for beleaguered Olympus Corp. resigns as 1, with the marketing director for its medical device business on tap to step in as president; also, analyst to Medtronic: Sell off the ICD and spine businesses; St. Jude raises dividend [more]

7:18:42 PM Human Ovaries Contain Oocyte-Producing Stem Cells
Doctors Lounge

Human ovaries contain rare mitotically active stem cells that can be purified and used to generate oocytes, as has been previously shown in mice, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in Nature Medicine. MONDAY, Feb. [more]

7:18:42 PM Researchers Use Noxious Gas To Convert Stem Cells To Liver Cells
RedOrbit - Dallas,TX,USA

Japanese scientists have recently discovered that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) – the chemical responsible for such malodorous phenomena as human flatulence, bad breath and rotten eggs – can be used to efficiently convert stem cells from human teeth into .. [more]

7:18:42 PM A Harvard Scientist Discovers Stem Cells That Can Generate Human Eggs &
Alfred ...

BostInno Scientists from Harvard have busted that idea, however, saying they've been able to extract stem cells from human ovaries which are capable of producing new eggs. The report, if confirmed, could provide a new source of eggs for women dealing [more]

6:52:15 PM Medstreaming Launches Web-Based Analytics for All in One
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) The Foundation, along with the medical community, has identified critical needs for the development of advanced programs and facilities designed to care for these children and their families with special medical needs. "Po [more]

6:52:15 PM Brookhaven Physicists Team Up with Medical Industry to Build Advanced
ECNmag.com - USA

ECNmag.com Founder Krishnan Suthanthiran's mission is to provide the global medical community with high quality, cost-effective treatment options ranging from brachytherapy to particle therapy. There is a particular challenge in delivering affordable [more]

6:52:15 PM Enrollment complete in Ikaria iNO Pivotal Phase III trial for BPD
News-Medical.net - World

"We are hopeful that the data from this trial will provide the definitive answers the medical community has been seeking, particularly in light of the recommendations generated by the 2010 NIH Consensus Conference on BPD." [more]

6:26:49 PM Men might escape extinction according to monkey Y chromosome study

However the study, carried out by Dr Jennifer Hughes and her team at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Massachusetts in the US, suggests that the Y chromosome may not vanish after all. The study, published in Nature, compared the hum [more]

6:04:30 PM Biotech breakthrough funded by BBSRC
Taylor Vinters

Developments in the biotech sector concerning DNA and RNA replication could have benefits for future medical research. A breakthrough has been made in the biotechnology field that could revolutionise the creation of DNA models in the future and lead  [more]

5:59:56 PM FDA's Draft Biosimilar Guidance: A Good First Step
Health Affairs (blog)

These advanced medicines treat serious medical conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Last week, the FDA provided draft guidance that will eventually lead to the introduction of biosimilars in the US To date, ... [more]

5:59:56 PM FDA Rejects Preterm Birth Preventive
MedPage Today - Little Falls,NJ,USA

Paul Bisaro, president and CEO of Watson, said the company would continue to work with the FDA on a "viable path forward" for the gel. "We believe that there is a significant unmet medical need for a safe and effective treatment of patients at risk f [more]

5:59:56 PM CASMED's FORE-SIGHT(R) Absolute Tissue Oximeter Gains FDA Clearance for Use
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) BRANFORD, Conn., Feb 27, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- CAS Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASM) , a leader in medical devices for non-invasive patient monitoring, announced receipt of clearance from the US Food and Dru [more]

5:59:56 PM Octapharma USA Submits BLA for octaplasLG®, a Therapy Targeting Adverse ...
MarketWatch - USA

27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Octapharma USA has submitted its Biological License Application (BLA) for octaplasLG® to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the goal of expanding its US product portfolio by the fourth quarter of 2012. [more]

5:47:27 PM Fertility breakthrough: Human eggs from stem cells could be a boon for
New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA

New York Daily News An experiment that produced human eggs from stem cells could one day be a boon for women who are desperate to have a baby, according to a study published on Sunday. The work sweeps away the belief that a woman has only a limited s [more]

5:07:56 PM ARTAS(TM) System Receives Canadian Medical Device License to Treat Hair Loss
MarketWatch - USA

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Restoration Robotics, Inc., a privately-held medical device company, today announced that its revolutionary ARTAS(TM) System has received a Canadian Medical Device License and can now be marketed [more]

5:07:56 PM Autonomic Technologies Initiates European Study of Novel Neurostimulator
EON - Everett,WA,USA

EON: Enhanced Online News (press release) Autonomic Technologies, Inc. (ATI) is a San Francisco Bay Area based medical device company backed by blue chip investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, InterWest Partners, Versant Ventures, Novartis Ven [more]

4:30:57 PM Drs. Peter Bendel and Eran Toledo Join Aspect Imaging as New Chief
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) He has over 30 years' of experience in the field of MRI, including having worked as R & D Physicist at Elscint, as a Visiting Scientist at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, and in the Corporate Research Laborator [more]

4:30:57 PM AB Sciex Gains ISO 13485 Certification, Eyeing Clinical Adoption of LC-MS
GenomeWeb News - NY,USA

AB Sciex instruments are currently for research-use only. The ISO 13485 certification covers AB Sciex's manufacturing facility in Singapore and its R&d design center in Toronto. "AB Sciex is taking the necessary steps to be compliant with regulatory  [more]

4:00:20 PM Tiina Palomäki to present at 8th Stem Cell Summit - April 19-20, 2012 in
SBWire (press release) - Green Bay,WI,USA

SBWire (press release) Stem cells hold the promise as a source of cells for therapeutic applications in various conditions, including metabolic, degenerative and inflammatory diseases, for the repair and regeneration of damaged or lost tissues and al [more]

4:00:03 PM Lawton Gallery to host biomedical ethics exhibition March 1-29
UWGB (blog)

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's Lawton Gallery will host a timely and thought-provoking exhibition, “TAKE CARE: Biomedical Ethics in the Twenty-First Century,” from March 1-29. The show will begin with an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 pm . [more]

3:38:33 PM Stem Cells Inside Us Could Grow New Eggs, Preserve Fertility Forever

But Harvard researchers are now saying that young women's ovaries contain very rare stem cells that are capable of producing new eggs—which could change the whole fertility timeline drastically. “Our current views of ovarian aging are incomplete. [more]

3:38:33 PM Glen Prestwich at University of Utah to Present at 8th Stem Cell Summit ...
SBWire (press release) - Green Bay,WI,USA

The technology is being commercialized in three fields of use: human medical devices, cell therapy and research tools for 3-D cell culture, and veterinary wound care and adhesion prevention. The 8th Stem Cell Summit includes two concurrent tracks ... [more]

3:31:07 PM Vaginal Mesh Settlement Update
Accident Injury Lawyer (blog)

It sometimes starts as a medical journal article by one doctor who is particularly involved in the medical device. Other scientists or doctors see that report, and review their own case files, searching for patterns. Meanwhile, the FDA is receiving . [more]

3:31:07 PM Hansen Medical Q4 Up On Vascular Surgery Robot Introduction
The Procter & Gamble Company F4Q08 (Qtr End 06/30/08) Earnings ...

The company hopes it will be approved in the US by the FDA some time in the second quarter. Financial results for Q4 2011 were much better than expected. Six robotic systems were shipped, while revenues were recognized for eight systems. [more]

3:29:49 PM Nature: BrainStorm's NurOwn(TM) Stem Cell Technology Offers Hope for
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) NEW YORK & PETACH TIKVAH, Feb 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (OBB:BCLI) , a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies and therapeutics, announced today that the prestigious Nature Rev [more]

3:29:49 PM VistaGen Therapeutics: A Hidden Stem Cell Opportunity
The Procter & Gamble Company F4Q08 (Qtr End 06/30/08) Earnings ...

When it comes to modern medicine, stem cells are seen as playing a role unmatched by anything else. Used in a growing number of cell therapies for certain cancers, various diseases related to the immune system, and other treatment applications, ... [more]

2:26:13 PM IBM Research Nanophysics Breakthrough Captures First-Ever Image of
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) This is reminiscent of medical imaging techniques such as X-ray, MRI, or ultrasonography, which yield complementary information about a person's anatomy and health condition. The discovery could be used to study charge sep [more]

2:26:13 PM Trend Micro™ Deep Discovery Delivers Breakthrough Protection Against
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

Sacramento Bee Deep Discovery delivers breakthrough features and performance designed to help large enterprise and government organizations combat advanced persistent threats (APTs) and targeted attacks. Targeted attacks and APTs are becoming commonp [more]

2:15:54 PM StemCells, Inc. to Participate in Qatar International Conference on Stem
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) NEWARK, Calif., Feb 27, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- StemCells, Inc. (NASDAQ:STEM) today announced that it will participate in the Qatar International Conference on Stem Cell Science and Policy, which is being held i [more]

2:15:54 PM New EU-funded project investigates embryonic stem-cell division
Cordis News - Brussels,Belgium

Researchers have just launched an EU-funded project that will investigate the different ways embryonic stem cells divide. When embryonic stem cells start to divide and develop into tissue, they do this through a process called differentiation. [more]

2:15:54 PM Stem cells put women on fertile ground - by Nature Video
AssociatedPress -

Stem cells from the ovaries of reproductive age women can give rise to cells that appear to be mature oocytes, suggesting that women can produce more eggs than the batch they are born with. The findings, reported in the March 2012 issue of Nature ... [more]

1:45:48 PM St. Jude Medical Announces Increase in Quarterly Dividend
MarketWatch - USA

PAUL, Minn., Feb 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) , a global medical device company, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a 10 percent increase in the company's quarterly dividend to $0.23 per common share [more]

1:45:48 PM Medical demands spur mold innovations
Plastics Today

Tech Mold President Bill Kushmaul shows a 96-cavity mold. health care providers and medical device manufacturers to drive down costs, while also boosting part reliability, and where possible even combat counterfeiting. One of the highlights at the sh [more]

1:43:51 PM AM Vitals: Stem-Cell Experiment May Suggest Future Fertility Treatments
Wall Street Journal Blogs - New York,NY,USA

By Katherine Hobson Stem-Cell Discovery: Research published in Nature Medicine suggests a way to take stem cells from a woman's ovary and convert them into normal immature eggs that appear to be viable, the WSJ reports. While scientists say the ... [more]

1:41:07 PM Stem cell research on ovaries 'could revolutionise fertility treatment'
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics

The findings of new stem cell research could one day lead to new fertility technologies for women. This is the claim of Dr Jonathan Tilly, director of the Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology in the Massachusetts General Hospital Vincent Departmen [more]

1:41:07 PM The Lancet Publishes Results from Gentium's Phase III Defibrotide Trial
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) The Phase III European pediatric prevention trial is a multi-center, open-label, randomized clinical trial to evaluate the prophylactic use of Defibrotide in pediatric patients undergoing stem cell transplantation who are  [more]

1:40:40 PM FDA Oks CAS Medical's FORE-SIGHT Oximeter For Use On Neonatal Abdomen
RTT News - Williamsville,NY,USA

(RTTNews) - CAS Medical Systems, Inc. (CASM: News ) said it obtained clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, to market its FORE-SIGHT Oximeter to determine oxygen saturation of the abdomen of certain newborn babies. [more]

1:40:40 PM Ventana Receives FDA Clearance for Ki-67 (30-9) Image Analysis and
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

Sacramento Bee 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the VENTANA Companion Algorithm Ki-67 (30-9) image analysis app [more]

1:40:40 PM Technology Leader Begins Development on Diagnostic Hardware to Support
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) The USB hardware device is based upon technologies previously authorized by the FDA to enter clinical trials for determining its effectiveness in breast cancer diagnosis. BG Medical Technologies will seek FDA approval of t [more]

1:40:40 PM Five Reasons Chelsea Therapeutics' Northera Will Get FDA Approval
TheStreet.com - USA

That's all it took for panel members to rightly rejected FDA's nitpicky criticisms about the definition of a clinical endpoint. 5. NOH patients need an effective therapy, so why not Northera? NOH is an orphan disease without an effective medical ... [more]

1:40:40 PM FDA rejects Columbia Labs' gel to prevent preterm births
FierceBiotech - Washington,DC,USA

We have formally requested an end of review meeting with FDA to determine if a viable path forward can be established for this application," said Paul M. Bisaro, Watson's CEO. "We believe that there is a significant unmet medical need for a safe and  [more]

1:12:53 PM Research shows just how vulnerable women are to heart attacks
WWL First News - New Orleans,LA,USA

A large, comprehensive new study featured this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows heart attacks in women that aren't extremely painful, are more deadly. According to the study two out of five women having a heart attack .. [more]

12:06:56 PM Injectable medical robots take a step closer
By feedback@zdnet.co.uk (Editors)

Animation by Carlos Suarez, StrongBox3d The breakthrough was shown off at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference on Wednesday by Stanford University electrical engineer Ada Poon. The technology promises tiny machines that can be injected . [more]

11:56:10 AM Delcath Announces First CHEMOSAT Procedures in Germany
MarketWatch - USA

Twenty-five research institutes working in close cooperation with the Medical Department bear witness to the hospital's strong academic approach. This makes sure that patients coming to the University Hospital for treatment enjoy the benefits resulti [more]

11:36:56 AM Op-Ed: Brave New World? Stem cells produce human eggs 'outside the body'
DigitalJournal.com - Canada

A very complex, and in some cases ambivalent, experiment has produced multiple eggs using stem cells. The classic theory is that fertility is based on a limited “bank account” of eggs. Women supposedly had limited capacity to produce eggs. [more]

11:36:56 AM Halitosis chemical converts dental pulp into liver cells
Zee News

Tokyo: A compound that gives the mouth its bad breadth or halitosis, can also help tweak stem cells from human dental pulp into liver cells, a study reveals. Researchers from Nippon Dental University, Japan, showed that hydrogen sulphide (H2S) (which [more]

11:34:22 AM Cranbrook's Hungry For Life gala and auction helps those less fortunate
Kootenay News Advertiser

The Cranbrook medical community, business community and concerned citizens have all stepped up to make a difference in Haiti.” Cutler points out that one of the easiest ways to contribute is to attend the annual Hungry For Life Gala and auction. [more]

11:12:52 AM ANGLE signs Parsortix research agreement with the Paterson Institute
Proactive Investors UK

Medical technology group ANGLE (LON:AGL) has a signed a research agreement for its potentially revolutionary Parsortix cancer screener with the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research. ANGLE will work with the Paterson Institute's Clinical and ... [more]

10:55:03 AM Today's Top Medical Stories for February 27, 2012
Ozarks First - Springfield,MO,USA

They hope their breakthrough will some day lead to infertility treatments. The American Academy of Pediatrics is reaffirming its guidelines for breastfeeding. The experts say moms should exclusively breastfeed their babies for the first six months of [more]

10:55:03 AM "Energizing" multicore: TI's KeyStone II architecture delivers
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

Sacramento Bee Devices based on the KeyStone architecture are optimized for high performance markets including communications infrastructure, mission critical, test and automation, medical imaging and high performance and cloud computing. [more]

10:07:35 AM Ovarian Stem Cells Make Human Eggs in Possible Aid to Fertility
BusinessWeek - USA

27 (Bloomberg) -- Stem cells taken from human ovaries were used to produce early-stage eggs by scientists in Boston who may have created a new method to help infertile women. Females have a fixed number of eggs from birth that are depleted by the tim [more]

10:07:35 AM Blocking the Blockers

Leukemia stem cells are now thought to be the players that lead the charge in CML treatment resistance and relapse. And scientists believe they know exactly the right target to block to break through the resistance. Researchers, directed by Ravi Bhat [more]

9:33:38 AM Alonso Krangle LLP Is Evaluating Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Due to Serious

eYugoslavia.com According to the FDA, many of these complications required additional intervention, including medical or surgical treatment and hospitalization. The FDA also said that its review showed that POP repair with transvaginal mesh does not  [more]

9:15:07 AM Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

PR Web (press release) Scientific instrument and medical device producers worldwide are invited to take part in the competition by applying online at adesignaward.com. Submitted products will be evaluated by a specialized jury composed of a panel of  [more]

9:15:07 AM SABIC Features High-Performance Healthcare Resins at MD+M West
Azom.com - USA

By Cameron Chai At MD&M West medical OEM event, SABIC has showcased its wide customization capabilities for antimicrobial compounds to help medical device manufacturers increase the safety of their healthcare products, including high-quality base res [more]

9:15:07 AM Osseon® Announces International Distribution Agreement with Aesculap
MarketWatch - USA

"Aesculap is a major medical device company known throughout the world as a quality manufacturer and distributor of surgical instruments. Our new Osseoflex SB (steerable balloon) represents the most precise and controllable treatment device for ... [more]

8:08:02 AM Scientists Use Stem Cells to Generate Human Eggs
New York Times - New York,NY,USA

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital say they have extracted stem cells from human ovaries and made them generate egg cells. The advance, if confirmed, might provide a new source of eggs for treating infertility, though scientists say it is  [more]

8:08:02 AM Stem Cell Research Briefs About the Basics of Bad Breath
TopNews New Zealand

As per reported information, it has been revealed that the compound accountable for bad breath may well offer deep effectiveness in speeding up the progression of stem cells, starting from dental pulp down all the way to a variety of ultra-significan [more]

7:43:58 AM Women's stem cells grow to eggs in lab
Windsor Star - Ontario, Canada

Stem cells in ovaries can generate into immature eggs in the laboratory, a US team found. The prevailing wisdom has been that women have a finite number of eggs that diminish in number and quality until menopause. British experts said the findings, . [more]

7:42:51 AM Local research has international impacts
Vail Daily News - Vail,CO,USA

The Steadman Philippon Research Institute, which operates in an inconspicuous space beneath the Vail Valley Medical Center, has scientists and doctors doing amazing things. Their work appears in prestigious medical journals, and they visit medical .. [more]

7:42:51 AM Perth scientist wins allergy study funding
ABC Online - Australia

A Perth scientist has been awarded a $260000 research grant from a United States agency to investigate deadly allergic reactions. Professor Simon Brown, from Royal Perth Hospital and the WA Institute of Medical Research, has undertaken a two year stu [more]

7:05:32 AM MGH researchers discover stem cell that makes eggs

By Carolyn Y. Johnson Massachusetts General Hospital researchers reported today they have discovered a rare stem cell in women's ovaries that they hope one day might be used to make eggs, a claim already generating vigorous debate among scientists .. [more]

6:58:05 AM Virginia moves to order some breast density alerts
Virginian Pilot - Hampton Roads,VA,USA

The medical community supports the requirement that radiologists report breast density to physicians, and Monsees said that has been part of the American College of Radiology's recommendations for years. It is the wording of the letter to patients th [more]

6:30:56 AM Biosimilar drugs could receive expedited FDA endorsement
American Medical News - USA

"If you are a biosimilar developer, this [proposal] will help clarify much of what's been on your mind," said Rachel E. Sherman, MD, MPH, associate director for medical policy at the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, during a Feb. [more]

6:20:54 AM Chemical in bad breath 'influences' dental stem cells
BBC Sport - UK

Hydrogen sulphide, the gas famed for generating the stench in stink bombs, flatulence and bad breath, has been harnessed by stem cell researchers in Japan. Their study, in the Journal of Breath Research, investigated using it to help convert stem cel [more]

5:41:38 AM In Person: Former salesman Gorsky must tend to J&J's bruised image
Seattle Times - Seattle,WA,USA

He now leads its medical device and diagnostics business units. Salary: He'll be paid $1.2 million as CEO. Company: J&J, maker of everything from Band-Aids to cancer drugs, generated $65 billion in 2011 sales. This month it recalled more than ... [more]

5:27:59 AM invendo medical's new C20 colonoscopy system receives 510(k) clearance from

pharmabiz.com invendo medical, a New York, USA-based leading developer of disposable endoscopy products in the field of gastroenterology that are hygienically safe and employ “no manual push” computer-assisted, gentle advancement technology, has rece [more]

5:21:53 AM S'pore, Australia To Focus Research Efforts On Emerging Infectious Diseases

Jointly organized by A*STAR and Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), this inaugural symposium will facilitate scientific exchange and provide a platform to forge research collaborations between scientists from both nation [more]

5:21:53 AM Higher death risk for younger women with heart attacks

But Dr. Stacy Fisher, a cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center who wasn't involved in the research, said plenty of men in the study also presented without chest pain, and in both genders, absence of chest pain was associated with a [more]

3:26:27 AM S'pore, Australia to focus research on emerging infectious diseases
Channel News Asia - Singapore

SINGAPORE: The first symposium organised by A*STAR and Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is being held in Singapore. During the two-day event starting Monday, scientists from Singapore and Australia are to present recen [more]

3:26:27 AM Penn State Hershey Launches Institute for Personalized Medicine
Gant Daily

The new institute will work in close collaboration with departments and institutes across the Hershey campus, including the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute, to advance research in this field and to translate that research into [more]

3:12:43 AM Egg-producing stem cells to benefit infertile women
Oman Tribune

PARIS An experiment that produced human eggs from stem cells could one day be a boon for women who are desperate to have a baby, according to a study published on Sunday. The work sweeps away the belief that a woman has only a limited stock of eggs a [more]

1:46:35 AM An innovation that gets into the rhythm of saving lives
Irish Times - Dublin,Ireland

AN INNOVATIVE NEW medical device just introduced to Ireland by Sisk Healthcare company Tekno Surgical could lead to dramatic improvements in the treatment outcomes for a significant proportion of patients suffering from heart failure and require ... [more]

1:45:20 AM Diagnostic and Medical Laboratories in the US Industry Market Research
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco,CA,USA

San Francisco Chronicle (press release) Indeed, during the five years to 2012, industry research firm IBISWorld expects industry revenue to grow an average of 2% annually to $48 billion. Diagnostic and medical laboratories provide healthcare practiti [more]

1:45:20 AM Brandeis scientist Steven Goldstein raves about research turning into
Palm Beach Daily News - Palm Beach,FL,USA

Palm Beach Daily News Goldstein, who spoke as part of the Brandeis University Palm Beach weekend, told the story as an example of how scientific research translates into medical advances and new treatments for everything from heart disease to mental  [more]

1:45:20 AM UF President joins Sanford-Burnham board
Orlando Sentinel - Orlando,FL,USA

By Marni Jameson, Orlando Sentinel University of Florida President Bernie Machen has joined the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute's Board of Trustees, the institute announced last week. Machen will be the fourth Floridian to serve on the ... [more]

1:45:20 AM Takeda's TAK-875 Fights Diabetes as Well as Older Drug in Study
BusinessWeek - USA

... Lancet medical journal today. The research was presented in June at the American Diabetes Association's annual meeting in San Diego. Takeda is testing TAK-875 in the third and final stage of patient studies usually required for regulatory approva [more]

1:45:20 AM In vino veritas: Promiscuous yeast hook up in wine-making vats, Stanford
EurekAlert - Washington,DC,USA

EurekAlert (press release) Humans aren't the only species that like to get busy with a glass of bubbly, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Turns out, the common baker's yeast has indulged in a frenzy of amorous fr [more]

1:41:19 AM Dental pulp stem cells transformed by 'bad breath' chemical
Science Codex

Japanese scientists have found that the odorous compound responsible for halitosis – otherwise known as bad breath – is ideal for harvesting stem cells taken from human dental pulp. In a study published today, Monday 27 February, in IOP Publishing's  [more]

1:18:22 AM Stem cell research reveals key role for bad breath
Guardian - UK

The compound responsible for bad breath may help speed the development of stem cells from dental pulp into valuable treatments for patients, according to Japanese researchers. Hydrogen sulphide (H2S), the noxious mix that smells of rotten eggs and is [more]

1:18:22 AM Stem cell boost in fertility study
GazetteLive - Middlesbrough,UK

Researchers have isolated egg-producing stem cells from the ovaries of reproductive age women and shown these can produce what appear to be normal egg cells or oocytes, according to a new study. The discovery "opens the door for development of ... [more]

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