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11:25:11 PM Atazanavir Plus Ritonavir or Efavirenz as Part of a 3-Drug Regimen for
Annals of Internal Medicine - USA

Annals of Internal Medicine From Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502; University of Washington Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115 [more]

11:06:04 PM Varian Medical Systems acquiring Calypso Medical
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

Varian Medical Systems Inc. is acquiring privately owned Calypso Medical Technologies Inc. for $10 million, the medical device and software company said Monday. Calypso, based in Seattle, creates products and software used to do real-time tracking of [more]

10:44:53 PM Walter Reed's hospital
McCook Daily Gazette - McCook,Nebraska,USA

Over the years Walter Reed Army Medical Center grew in prestige. Its medical research facilities were considered the best in the world. It was the teaching hospital for the Army's Nurse Corps, and it became widely acclaimed for the medical advancemen [more]

10:44:53 PM Hospitals Serving More Minorities Have Higher Trauma Death Rate
U.S. News & World Report - Washington,DC,USA

So these are places where more patients lack insurance," said study lead author Dr. Adil H. Haider, assistant professor of surgery and director of the Center for Surgery Trials and Outcomes Research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. . [more]

10:01:24 PM Software Platform for Medical Devices Complete with Compliance Documentation
Product Design & Development - Rockaway,NJ,USA

... Medical Devices, part of a comprehensive software portfolio designed for medical device development, including those devices requiring premarket notification, US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) 510(k), or the more stringent Premarket Approva [more]

10:01:24 PM Spine Surgery Patient Brings Suit Against Medtronic For Devastating Side ...
MarketWatch - USA

Infuse is manufactured by Medtronic, the nation's largest maker of medical devices. Each year over 100000 US patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery receive Infuse. In 2002, the FDA approved Infuse for only one specific type of spine surgery ... [more]

10:01:24 PM FDA's CORE Network for foodborne illness
CattleNetwork.com - Stanley,KS,USA

"USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and FDA share the common goal to make our Nation's food supply the safest in the world," said David Goldman, MD, MPH, acting Chief Medical Officer at USDA and FSIS Assistant Administrator for the Offi [more]

9:56:14 PM Stem cells used to treat pets
South Bend Tribune - South Bend,IN,USA

By MARGARET FOSMOE Tribune Staff Writer SOUTH BEND -- Some ailing pets are getting help from their body's own stem cells, thanks to scientific progress. Western Veterinary Clinic on Monday removed a small bit of fat from the abdomen of Arrow, ... [more]

9:39:31 PM Scientists appeal on embryonic stem cell funding
Baltimore Sun - Baltimore,MD,USA

They also argued it diverted money away from their work with adult stem cells. Opponents of human embryonic stem cell research, including many religious conservatives, have argued that it is unacceptable because it destroys human embryos. ... [more]

9:38:52 PM Opponents of Obama's embryonic stem cell policy appeal loss in lawsuit to
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA

Washington Post By AP, WASHINGTON — Opponents of President Barack Obama's stem cell policy who lost a lawsuit aimed at stopping the research are appealing. The lawsuit claimed that research funded by the National Institutes of Health violated a 1996  [more]

9:38:52 PM Seeking Advanced Stem Cell Treatment, Peyton Manning Flies to Europe
Popular Science - New York,NY,USA

But before that, Peyton Manning apparently flew to Europe for an experimental stem cell treatment, according to Fox Sports. Manning had surgery in May to correct a bulging disc in his neck, but it didn't solve his problems. Prior to a third surgery i [more]

9:38:52 PM Lineage-Restricted Stem Cells Regenerate Digit Tip in Mice
Doctors Lounge

Lineage-restricted, tissue-resident stem cells are involved in the regeneration of the distal digits in mice, according to an experimental study published online Aug. 25 in Nature. MONDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Lineage-restricted, ... [more]

9:31:57 PM New facility spurs biomedical research, faculty recruitment
UAB Kaleidoscope - Birmingham,AL,USA

“A zebrafish facility within the UAB biomedical research community is a key step.” The facility initially will provide critical infrastructure needed for research programs in developmental biology, genetics, metabolism and cancer. ... [more]

7:59:11 PM Biomedical engineering enrollment maxed out in second year
UDaily - Newark,DE,USA

But when he learned about the new biomedical engineering degree program at the University of Delaware, he quickly changed his mind. “Biomedical engineering allows me all the opportunities of a traditional science degree while simultaneously opening u [more]

7:54:26 PM FDA stops use of one batch of diuretic drug
Times of India - India

When contacted, Pravin Shingare, acting director of the directorate of medical education and research (DMER), said, "We have received the FDA's letter in this regard. We have already directed all government hospitals under the DMER to stop the use of [more]

7:54:26 PM FDA News & Notes - Week of September 19, 2011
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

The FDA and Parenteral Drug Association cosponsor a three-day public conference beginning Monday to explore strategies for boosting development and improvement of safe and effective medical products. 7 am, Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St., NW, ... [more]

7:44:47 PM Medical colleges urged to take up research for early detection of TB
Daily Pioneer - New Delhi,India

The event was inaugurated by Dr VM Katoch, Union Secretary Health Research and Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research. He raised his concern over Multi-Drug Resistance TB and urged medical colleges to take up research on new diagnostic  [more]

6:46:00 PM Say so long to DDMAC as FDA's OPDP levels up
Medical Marketing and Media - New York,NY,USA

The FDA gave its Office of Medical Policy a long-awaited org chart upgrade, making it a “super office” and giving the department formerly known as the Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communication, or DDMAC, a new acronym: OPDP. ... [more]

6:46:00 PM Abiomed Announces First Patient Enrolled In MINI-AMI Study
MarketWatch - USA

DANVERS, Mass., Sep 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Abiomed, Inc. /quotes/zigman/67552/quotes/nls/abmd ABMD -4.20% , a leading provider of breakthrough heart support technologies, today announced the first patient enrolled in MINI-AMI, an FDA prospective [more]

6:46:00 PM AtriCure: FDA panel to review application for atrial fibrillation label
MedCity News - Cleveland,OH,USA

“An AF label would allow us to educate and train the medical community about this procedure, and increase its adoption for the AF patient pool already undergoing surgical procedures,” Piton said. Brandon Glenn is the Ohio bureau chief for MedCity New [more]

6:27:10 PM Peyton Manning's Stem Cell Hail Mary
ABC News - United States

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has become the newest face of stem cell therapy in a treatment decision that has elicited mixed opinions from top doctors in the field. Buzz about Manning's decision to fly to Europe to take advantage of  [more]

6:18:11 PM Covidien Sets Up R&D Base in China
Zacks.com - Chicago,IL,USA

Tailored Products will identify and develop products customized for China and other emerging markets while Breakthrough Platforms will create new medical device technologies for Asian markets. Covidien noted that the 25-member R&D staff which it ... [more]

5:51:11 PM Medical: Concussion research spurs changes in sports
ABC Action News - Tampa,FL,USA

Increasingly, ankle-biter leagues are hiring athletic trainers, high school policies mandate medical clearance before a head-injured player can return to the field, and professional leagues are adopting tougher standards for helmets and the care of t [more]

5:51:11 PM Lupus Research Institute Commends U.S. Senate's Recognition of Lupus in
DigitalJournal.com - Canada

DigitalJournal.com (press release) The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) expresses its appreciation for the inclusion of lupus in the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program outlined in the US Senate Defense Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2012, appr [more]

5:51:11 PM Complementary & alternative medicine
Philippine Star - Manila,Philippines

This system of medicine, which relies on the belief that the body can heal itself, was developed in Germany over 200 years ago. Research regarding the effectiveness of homeopathy is limited in the standard medical literature. A number of homeopathy's [more]

5:27:34 PM FNIH Residency Program Advancing the Biomedical Field
MarketWatch - USA

The FNIH and SoBran are seeking to promote veterinary education that emphasizes animal welfare and advances the biomedical field. The resident will be placed in a multi-disciplinary rotation over the course of the two-year program. ... [more]

5:27:34 PM LA BioMed investigator, Dr. Christina Wang, spearheads study on potential
EurekAlert - Washington,DC,USA

EurekAlert (press release) 19, 2011) - Christina Wang, MD, lead investigator at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) – one of the leading biomedical research institutes in the country - is currently working on a Phase I single dose a [more]

5:20:00 PM New Texas Law Bans Anonymous Complaints About Physicians
Becker's ASC Review

House Bill 680 has drawn both support and criticism from the medical community and patient safety advocates, respectively. The law was passed after two nurses — Anne Mitchell and Vickilyn Galle of at Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit — filed [more]

5:20:00 PM Metronidazole Equals Vancomycin in C. Diff. Diarrhea
Family Practice News Digital Network

"Based on these findings, we ask this question to the medical community: 'Is using one antibiotic over the other justified based upon severity of illness without consideration to the financial impact of using vancomycin, which is much more expensive  [more]

5:13:36 PM Mike A seek stem cell treatment for GMA
Philippine Star - Manila,Philippines

By Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star) Updated September 20, 2011 12:00 AM 0 MANILA, Philippines - Former first gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo left yesterday for Germany to seek stem cell treatment for himself and his wife, former President and now ... [more]

4:29:51 PM CardioDx Appoints Andrew Guggenhime as Chief Financial Officer and Mark
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) The test has been honored as a winner of The Wall Street Journal's prestigious Technology Innovation Awards and one of TIME's Top Ten Medical Breakthroughs for 2010. The Corus CAD test measures the RNA levels of 23 genes f [more]

4:14:20 PM An ETF for the Baby Boomers of America
Minyanville.com - New York,USA

Like much of the health-care industry, the medical-device subsector offers the tantalizing combination of rapid growth and relative recession-resistance. iShares Dow Jones US Medical Devices (IHI) has held up nicely during the seesaw-like market ... [more]

3:52:14 PM Stem cell patch could save thousands of pregnancies by repairing foetus'
Daily Mail - UK - UK

Daily Mail By Claire Bates A 'repair' patch made from a human stem cells membrane has been developed that could prevent thousands of premature births, scientists say. Up to 40 per cent of early births are caused by a rupture in the membrane surroundi [more]

3:12:37 PM Researchers Find High Rates Of Sexual Dysfunction After Stem Cell
The Myeloma Beacon

The Myeloma Beacon Danish researchers recently found that patients who underwent stem cell transplantation frequently experienced sexual dysfunction, sometimes for extended periods of time after transplantation. Patients who experienced reduced sexua [more]

3:10:14 PM Outsourcing Medicine: The Expanding Field of Medical Tourism
Triple Helix Online (blog)

In addition, patients find it attractive that many of these countries offer procedures that have not yet been approved by the FDA. Medical tourism offers many people an alternative to their healthcare plan's coverage, especially for those individuals [more]

3:10:14 PM Is FDA's EHR Exemption Becoming Extinct?
mobihealthnews - Boston,Massachusetts,USA

Healthcare professionals wanted to use the information to improve individual patient diagnosis, medical research and the overall quality of care. Those two technology trends are making FDA more and more interested in regulating at least certain aspec [more]

3:10:14 PM Apple juice brouhaha puts Dr. Oz in cross-hairs
CBS News - USA

Dr. Memhet Oz says apple juice contains potentially dangerous levels of arsenic, but the FDA and other medical experts say the popular TV doctor is all wet. "There is no evidence of any public health risk from drinking these juices," the agency said  [more]

2:12:25 PM AirStrip Technologies CEO Invited to AdvaMed 2011 Conference
MarketWatch - USA

Alan W. Portela to discuss entrance of consumer devices into medical device ecosystem at top medtech event SAN ANTONIO, Sep 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AirStrip Technologies, Inc. CEO Alan W. Portela has accepted an invitation to participate as a ... [more]

1:54:33 PM Plant, Fruit Stem-Cell Beauty Products
Inside Cosmeceuticals.com - Phoenix,AZ,USA

Product formulators are pioneering the use of plant- and fruit-derived stem cells, discovering a new generation of actives for use in anti-aging cosmeceuticals. Burgeoning science has been driving companies to discover new technologies that blend ... [more]

1:54:33 PM Switch that controls stem cell pluripotency ''discovered''
MSN India

Washington, Sep 17 (PTI) Scientists claim to have found a control switch which regulates stem cell "pluripotency", the capacity of stem cells to develop into any type of cell in the human body. An international team says the discovery reveals that .. [more]

1:49:29 PM Genesis Biopharma Adds Cell Therapy Bioprocess Engineering, Clinical
PR Newswire (press release) - USA

PR Newswire (press release) Dr. Blumenstein has held academic positions at Emory University, Duke University, University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Northwestern University, having taught numerous courses on clinical tri [more]

1:45:07 PM BioRestorative Therapies, Inc. Begins Trading Under New Name and Symbol
PR Newswire (press release) - USA

PR Newswire (press release) Mark Weinreb, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "The commencement of trading using our new symbol and name is one more positive step in positioning BRT as an emerging player in the stem cell arena.  [more]

1:40:14 PM OptiScan Biomedical Receives CE Mark for OptiScanner Automatic Bedside
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- OptiScan Biomedical Corporation, a developer of innovative continuous glucose monitoring systems for use in intensive care units (ICU), today announced that the company's OptiScanner(TM) [more]

1:40:14 PM Biomedical Entrepreneurs Get NIH Help
Kansas City infoZine - Kansas City,MO,USA

Starting on Oct. 1, biomedical entrepreneurs will be able to apply for any of the available patents and patent applications relating to drugs, vaccines or therapeutics in the NIH/FDA portfolio by submitting a business plan for how they propose to use [more]

1:20:57 PM Monday's medical myth: you have to wash with hot water to kill bugs
The Conversation

Despite decades of medical breakthroughs and growing health budgets, the simple act of washing our hands remains one of the most important things we can do to protect ourselves from disease. The principle of hand washing is simple: disease-causing .. [more]

1:20:57 PM Syneron's elure Advanced Skin Lightening™ Products Wins 'BEST OF BEAUTY'
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

Sacramento Bee 19, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS), www.syneron.com, the global leader in medical aesthetic products and technology, announced today it won the Allure magazine 2011 Best of Beauty award in the Big Breakthro [more]

1:18:15 PM South Korea Sets Sights on Becoming Stem Cell Powerhouse
FOX News - USA

South Korea's president vowed on Monday a series of regulatory reforms to help regain its place as a stem cell research powerhouse, trying to reclaim momentum five years after a cloning scandal. President Lee Myung-bak said that by breathing new life [more]

1:18:15 PM ACT Secures First Patent for Generating Hemangioblast Cells to Treat a
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

Sacramento Bee Hemangioblasts are precursor cells that can generate a broad spectrum of important blood, immune, and vascular cell types, including red blood cells, platelets, blood vessels, and mesenchymal stem cells, which have powerful immune-modu [more]

12:59:15 PM An Opportunity to Learn About a Growing Medical Field
MD News (press release)

This fall, members of the medical community have the opportunity to learn more about the specialty at the Art and Science of Palliative Care Conference in Lexington. The conference — which will be held October 20-21 at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort .. [more]

12:59:15 PM PM Pediatrics Names Michael C. Bachman, MD, MBA, Regional Medical Director
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) Dr. Bachman is active in the medical community on a national level and was previously the Secretary of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine section of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He completed his pediatric em [more]

12:50:43 PM Rockwell Medical Appoints Annamaria T. Kausz, M.D., M.S. to VP of Drug ...
MarketWatch - USA

Dr. Kausz was the medical/scientific lead on the NDA submission for Feraheme(R), AMAG's intravenous iron product that was FDA approved in 2009, as well as for the subsequent Canadian NDS and European MAA submissions. She has extensive experience in . [more]

12:50:43 PM Wright Medical Group, Inc. Names Robert J. Palmisano President and Chief ...
MarketWatch - USA

Wright Medical Group, Inc. /quotes/zigman/86091/quotes/nls/wmgi WMGI +7.15% , a global orthopaedic medical device company and a leading provider of surgical solutions for the foot and ankle market, today announced that its Board of Directors has ... [more]

12:47:43 PM Symmetry Medical Launches ElbowLOC(TM) Arm Positioning System
MarketWatch - USA

Mr. Sullivan added, "The launch of the ElbowLOC system is also consistent with our strategy to increase sales of proprietary, IP-backed innovative medical device solutions, which drive improved gross margins and profitability." Symmetry Medical Inc.  [more]

12:47:43 PM Research and Markets: Implants Review and Outlook 2011: US Medical
Biloxi Sun Herald - Biloxi,MS,USA

SunHerald.com The US implantable medical device market is forecasted to grow more than 8% per year and is on pace to exceed $50 billion in 2015. Growth in this sector is anticipated to remain strong despite continuing product recalls and safety contr [more]

11:37:46 AM Study: Medical device tax could kill 43000 jobs in US
Plastics Today

By Clare Goldsberry At a time when jobs are "job #1" the medical device tax that is part of the new healthcare law could be a job-killer, according to one new study. The medical device industry, already facing hurdles in the device approval (510 k) . [more]

11:37:46 AM Confidence high in booming Irish medical devices sector
Siliconrepublic.com - Dublin,Ireland

According to a sentiment survey conducted by the IBEC-based Irish Medical Device Association (IMDA), 57pc of companies surveyed outlined continued confidence in the sector up to the end of 2011, an increase of 21pc on the same position 12 months ago. [more]

11:07:57 AM Lap Band Surgery Mishaps by Doctor Being Investigated by Medical Board
Law Firm Newswire

“This reported case was really bad – a perfect example of how the medical community at times strives to protect its own, even in the face of blatant negligence,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful [more]

11:07:57 AM Talk of the Times: Dr. Wayne L. Weston
Scranton Times-Tribune

We have combined a fundraiser for the center and a social event for our medical community. A: Last year, we had around 200 people attend and we are hoping to surpass that number this year. Q: What can guests expect at the benefit? ... [more]

10:37:32 AM Saskatchewan to fund MS treatment research
The Gazette (Montreal) - Quebec,Canada

Premier Brad Wall took the unusual step more than a year ago of announcing the province would fund clinical trials if a research proposal came forward, a decision that was at first met with skepticism from other provincial leaders. ... [more]

10:35:41 AM South Korea to renew stem cell research after scandal
BBC Sport - UK

South Korea's president has promised $89m (£56m) in state funds to revive the country's reputation as a world leader in stem cell research. In his regular radio address, Lee Myung-bak described the field as a "new growth engine" for the economy. ... [more]

10:35:41 AM Cord Blood America Updates Investors on Laboratory Licensing
PR Newswire (press release) - USA

BioCells, its Argentina-headquartered stem cell company, recently received its ISO 9001 certification. "CBAI is committed to maintaining the highest quality of standards for our lab processing, including physician preferred sterile Pall medical bags  [more]

10:35:41 AM New stem cell discovery to aid spinal injury repair?
Serious Injury Law

A new type of stem cell could prove useful in repairing spinal cord injury, scientists believe. Research, published in journal PLoS One, uncovered a new class of stem cells in the spinal cord that behave like neural stem cells. ... [more]

8:45:54 AM Wright Medical Group To Cut Medical Device Jobs
Pharmaceutical Jobs

The move will result in a reduction in Medical Device Jobs. In total, Wright Medical plans to reduce its workforce by approximately 80 employees, or 6%. The company says it has notified affected employees and has taken steps to ensure a smooth ... [more]

8:45:37 AM Sponsored walk to raise money for medical research to be held this weekend
Harrow Times - UK

The Walk for Heart and Stroke is a 5km or 10km sponsored walk raising funds for research at Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research (NPIMR), which is a charity based at Northwick Park Hospital. The event will be held next Saturday with both ... [more]

8:45:37 AM Oncologists recognized by ESMO for outstanding contributions to cancer ...
EurekAlert - Washington,DC,USA

The 2011 ESMO Award has been granted to Prof Johann de Bono of The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden's Hospital in the UK, for his outstanding contributions in translational and clinical research, innovative treatment, education and  [more]

8:22:15 AM Cooley Dickinson Hospital gets serious with three suitors to find right fit

A key question for all of the three suitors, according to Dr. Steven Esrick of the Valley Medical Group, is this: How are you going to benefit this medical community - and serve patients here? Each potential partner comes in with its own needs and .. [more]

8:14:56 AM Peyton Manning Received Stem Cell Therapy Prior to His Third Surgery
SportsBlogs Nation (blog)

Peyton Manning received stem cell therapy for his neck, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. Not available in the United States, Manning sought the stem cell therapy in Europe in the hopes to avoid a third surgical procedure on his neck. ... [more]

7:43:43 AM PROFS register opposing GOP stem cell legislation
UW Badger Herald - Madison,WI,USA

The Public Representation Organization of the Faculty Senate issued a statement saying the legislation would threaten the university's standing as an international leader in stem cell research. The bill, introduced by Rep. Andre Jacque, R-Bellevue, . [more]

7:20:17 AM Check Up: Innovation in stem-cell donation | Philadelphia Inquirer |
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA

Philadelphia Inquirer When all other treatments fail, deadly blood disorders can be cured by destroying the patient's own blood system, then regenerating it with blood stem cells from a healthy donor. But if the patient and donor lack closely matched [more]

6:02:45 AM JAMA editor takes reins in a new communication age
American Medical News - USA

The "in brief" versions will be geared not only to meet the needs of the medical community, but also as a way of increasing the number of people who see JAMA content. His goal is to make JAMA and the Archives more adaptive and more creative in findin [more]

6:02:45 AM Learn about prescription drug abuse at Lunch 'n Learn
Prescott Daily Courier

The Lunch 'n Learn will include a panel discussion featuring speakers from the medical community, law enforcement and treatment providers. The presentation will be Thursday, Sept. 22, from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Board of Supervisors Room, ... [more]

5:49:15 AM Database compiles drug company payments to doctors
Richmond Times Dispatch

It is also useful to universities that have restrictions and guidelines on types of outside income their researchers and medical experts can accept. Much of the medical research at universities is funded by the government, through the National ... [more]

5:49:15 AM Baptist gets role in Toyota research
Winston-Salem Journal

The automaker's safety-research center has selected the university's medical school as one of six research institutions to play a role in developing, testing and implementing its vehicle safety innovations. Toyota is providing $10 million a year for  [more]

5:14:54 AM Healthy Memphis: Alternative medicine should be add-on, not substitute
DeSoto Appeal - Memphis,TN,USA

Be sure that your FDA-approved medicines and your medical care do not conflict with your choices of alternative care. Don't believe everything you read about alternative and complementary medicine on the web. Find reputable sites for information, ... [more]

5:03:58 AM University of Pittsburgh Receives $3.54 Million Grant
Today's Medical Developments

Khanwilkar, who has studied, taught, and conducted research at the University of Utah for 28 years, most recently as an adjunct professor in the Department of Bioengineering, is the founder of six medical device product/service companies. ... [more]

4:25:24 AM Venture lifts hope for stem cell progress
Business Day, South Africa - Johannesburg,South Africa

WHILE stem cells could be useful in treating various diseases and medical conditions, no cells stored by South African stem cell storage laboratories had been used successfully in treating patients, two experts said last week. ... [more]

3:43:47 AM Grand Étang man is the new face of research campaign
Cape Breton Post - Cape Breton,Nova Scotia,Canada

Submitted by the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation GRAND ÉTANG — Open-heart surgery has brought new life to an 89-year-old senior, who's now the face of a new medical research campaign. Moise Poirier of Grand Étang is one of three patients sharin [more]

3:11:06 AM South Korea sets sights on becoming stem cell powerhouse, again
Reuters UK - UK

A stem cell medication Hearticellgram-AMI of the FCB-Pharmicell is placed on a desk for photographs at the company's main office in Seongnam, near Seoul, June 28, 2011. By Jeremy Laurence SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's president vowed on Monday a .. [more]

3:08:46 AM New law bans anonymous complaints about doctors
Austin American-Statesman - Austin,TX,USA

"My personal feeling is, if you were working in the medical community like these two (Winkler County) nurses," they also should be concerned, Beckham said. "Look at what happened to them." Anne Mitchell and Vickilyn Galle, nurses at Winkler County .. [more]

2:39:41 AM Peyton Manning's receiving stem cell therapy thrusts medical procedures
New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA

New York Daily News BY Christian Red Peyton Manning receives stem cell therapy in an effort to avoid another surgery on his neck, but the procedure isn't effective, and the Colts QB requires his third neck surgery in 19 months. Peyton Manning's trip  [more]

2:09:47 AM Breakthrough for schizophrenia research

Professor Scott is Co-Director of the University's Priority Research Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information-Based Medicine. Health and medical researchers at the University of Newcastle work in collaboration with the Hunter .. [more]

1:22:15 AM Despite medical advances, HIV-AIDS still threatens millions daily
Daily Star - Beirut,Lebanon

Of course, there have been remarkable scientific breakthroughs since 1981. Scientists established that a previously unknown retrovirus was the cause of AIDS, and determined that the virus was primarily transmitted through sexual contact. ... [more]

1:11:17 AM Second lawsuit filed against Duke for Potti's research
Durham Herald Sun

Shoffner claims that after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was introduced to the idea of participating in a medical trial based on Potti's research and was led to believe that during the trial, she would receive genomic-guided chemotherapy  [more]

1:11:17 AM Baltimore Medical Institute Sued For Exposing Children to Lead Poisoning
International Business Times - New York,NY,USA

By Ashley Portero | September 18, 2011 8:52 PM EDT Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger Institute, a research and care facility for disabled children that is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, has been sued for knowingly exposing black children to lead [more]

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