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News From Wednesday, September 21, 2011
11:32:26 PM FDA Reviews Heart-Rhythm Drug
Wall Street Journal - USA

"It seems like it's not even safe in intermediate-risk patients," said Sanjay Kaul, a cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Kaul served on an FDA advisory panel about Multaq and voted in favor of approval, but he said he ... [more]

11:31:03 PM PPD Expands Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Services Globally
MarketWatch - USA

"Strengthening our microbiology capabilities demonstrates PPD's commitment to deliver a full range of high quality global central laboratory services and builds on our fully integrated clinical research and development expertise across all areas of . [more]

11:31:03 PM Nation's Emergency Physicians Look to the Future With an Eye on the
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

Sacramento Bee The Research Forum will close at 4 pm on Sunday, October 16, with a special panel discussion — "Cutting-Edge: Highlights of Emergency Medicine Research" — highlighting the most groundbreaking research in room 224 of Moscone Center-Sout [more]

10:55:36 PM Study: medical schools lack LGBT health education
The South End

During human sexuality week, the LGBT People in Medicine, an organization dedicated to promote dialogue in the medical community about LGBT issues and to promote understanding and acceptance of LGBT people, organized guest speakers for seminars for . [more]

10:40:55 PM China 'Stem Cell Therapies' Offer Heartbreak for Many
FOX News - USA

Chinese hotel manager Hong Chun had trouble using chopsticks after a minor stroke and sought treatment at a large Shanghai hospital where doctors injected what they said were donor stem cells into his spinal cord and buttocks, according to his father [more]

10:12:37 PM Medical device firm TranS1 prices stock offering; seeks $20M for clinical
MedCity News - Cleveland,OH,USA

MedCity News The Wilmington, North Carolina-based company today priced its offering of 6.2 million shares at $3.25 per share, a 12 percent discount from the stock's previous closing price of $3.70. But in midday trading, TranS1 stock was selling at a [more]

8:57:14 PM A bright future for veterinary clinical research
Deccan Herald - Bangalore,India

With advances in molecular biology and genetics, the publication of whole animal genomes and an increasing recognition of the value of the study of animal diseases to human medical research, we now have an incredible tool box to study disease in ... [more]

8:57:14 PM Panel Discusses Clinical Trials at Community Medical School September 27
UVM News - Burlington,VT,USA

Clinical trials -- medical research or drug development studies that are conducted in human volunteers -- are rigorously regulated and follow a carefully designed plan that protects participants and helps answer specific scientific questions. ... [more]

8:49:01 PM Stem cell research lab to open in Denver has just one employee -- for now

21 2011 at 2:29 PM ?Stem cell research comes with a generous handful of misconceptions. The first, of course, is that the science deals entirely with embryonic cells. The second, it would seem, is that it's difficult. Within the next three weeks, ... [more]

8:29:47 PM Health care without reservation
Charlotte Post

The center is named after the late Dr. Charles Warren Williams, the first medical director and administrator of the center, who was prominent in the medical community as Charlotte's first black surgeon. Williams, who died in 1982 at age 58, ... [more]

8:29:47 PM FAMILY TIME: Are You and the Kids Getting Enough Vitamin D?

It seems that by stimulating our body's production of vitamin D, the sun's rays provide us with the best natural source of what some in the medical community consider one of the most important nutrients. In the past few weeks alone, researchers have  [more]

7:46:28 PM W&L, One of Australia's Largest Allied Health Care Providers, Reveals
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco,CA,USA

San Francisco Chronicle (press release) Medical breakthroughs and better health care in the western world is resulting in each generation living longer than the one before. As a result, baby boomers, are seeing aged care in two ways: their own needs, [more]

6:54:33 PM CGHS pays double for medical device costing Rs 45000
Hindustan Times - New Delhi,India

In a shocking revelation, it has been found that the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is paying private hospitals double the cost of medical devices. This is because it failed to revise its price-approval list for reimbursements when costs of  [more]

6:46:03 PM MWV: Experts Meet to Evaluate the State of Medication Adherence and
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) RICHMOND, Va., Sep 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- An article published in the September, 2011 issue of the American Heart Journal provides the outcome of a recent think tank meeting at the Duke Clinical Research Institute tha [more]

6:46:03 PM South Jersey Healthcare Hosts Sixth Annual Nursing Research Conference on
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) Leading national research shows that 1 in 4 American adults has used at least one form of complementary or alternative medicine technique, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) [more]

6:46:03 PM URMC Research Could Extend Life of Arthritic Joints
University of Rochester Medical Center - NY, United States

... Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, Center for Musculoskeletal Research at URMC. “Given that Forteo is already FDA approved, our experimental findings make a compelling case for further clinical study of this . [more]

6:46:03 PM Hamden Woman Named to Faculty at QU Medical School

Before Dartmouth, Williams worked at Yale University as research scientist and alternative medicine research manager at the Prevention Research Center and as associate director for clinical curriculum at the Physician Associate program. ... [more]

6:39:06 PM Book review: “Second Nature,” by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA

Now it's an exciting medical breakthrough — and the timely subject of Jacquelyn Mitchard's provocative new novel. Sicily Coyne, the narrator of “Second Nature,” needs a new face. The 25-year-old burn victim is so disfigured that she scares people. .. [more]

6:17:34 PM Respire Medical Obtains FDA 510(k) Clearance for Oral Appliance
Sleep Review

Respire Medical, a United States-based oral appliance manufacturer, received FDA 510(k) approval for its Respire Blue Series oral appliance. Sleep apnea patients treated with the device can adjust it themselves, adding a level of comfort to the ... [more]

6:12:22 PM World-leading Biomedical Engineer, Dr Robert Langer, to Receive
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

Sacramento Bee By Astellas Pharma Europe Limited Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. announced today that one of the world's most influential biomedical engineers, Dr Robert Langer - the man responsible for founding the field of controlled-release drug deliv [more]

6:02:49 PM Free Seminar and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Screenings offered at ...

“Understanding what causes prostate cancer is still a mystery in the medical community, but genetics plays a significant part,” says Kashif Alvi, MD, urologist on the medical staff at Mountain Vista Medical Center. “Maintaining a healthy diet, ... [more]

4:56:51 PM Medical Device Maker Tax to Hurt Jobs, Says Industry-Sponsored Study
Times-Union Newspaper - Warsaw,IN,USA

A study commissioned by a medical device trade association predicts that without the repeal of a tax slated to begin in 2013, the medical device industry could lose more than 43000 jobs nationwide. Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Harold Furchtgott-Roth wer [more]

4:56:51 PM Kips Bay Medical stock plummets on news of FDA setback
Pioneer Press - St. Paul,MN,USA

By Christopher Snowbeck Shares of Kips Bay Medical were trading down by nearly 30 percent this morning after the Plymouth-based company said regulators are asking for more data on its experimental medical device. Founded by legendary entrepreneur Man [more]

3:43:20 PM UM Prof Snags MacArthur Fellowship For Stem Cell Research
xconomy - USA

She was then informed that she had won the prestigious honor—which comes with $500000 in no-strings-attached support–for her pioneering work on stem cell research. Time to crack the bubbly and celebrate, right? Not so fast. Yamashita was still in ... [more]

3:17:06 PM Med-tech industry to FDA: IOM's 510(k) report falls way short
Mass Device - USA

"Industry also expressed concern with the IOM's statement that the 510(k) program is not designed to address safety and effectiveness, and encouraged FDA to rebut this contention." The FDA tapped the medical institute for a soup-to-nuts review of the [more]

3:17:06 PM Cohera Medical and CEO Receive Pittsburgh Tech 50 Awards
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

Cohera Medical is also actively pursing US FDA approval. Cohera Medical, Inc.® is a rapidly growing medical device company that is actively developing a line of surgical adhesives. Cohera Medical's products are based on a unique chemical design that  [more]

2:54:26 PM Report on Use of NaturalNano's Halloysite Nanotubes Enhance Targeting of ...
MarketWatch - USA

Dr. King, an Associate Professor of biomedical engineering at Cornell University, states, "The ability to create stable coatings of Halloysite nanotubes (HNT) using an extremely thin layer of poly-L-lysine allows the creation of nanostructured surfac [more]

2:54:26 PM Third Rock Ventures Appoints Industry Veteran Keith Dionne, Ph.D., as ...
MarketWatch - USA

He has served as an adjunct professor in the Biomedical Department at Brown University. Dr. Dionne received both his Ph.D. in chemical engineering and his MS in the program for technology policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ... [more]

2:37:55 PM University of Miami Opens Phase One of Planned 2 Million Square Foot
Life ...

World Property Channel (MIAMI, FL) -- This week Miami took a big step forward in securing its status as one of the nation's most promising markets for life science and technology research with the opening of phase one of its new 2 million square foot [more]

2:37:55 PM Factbox: Cancer drugs, Einstein's "spookiness" top Nobel picks
Reuters - NY,USA

Robert Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Joseph Vacanti of Harvard Medical School, for their pioneering research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. * Jacques Miller of the University of Melbourne, for his discovery [more]

1:49:27 PM Expert says tight controls on marijuana needed
Great Falls Tribune - Great Falls,MT,USA

HELENA — For medical marijuana to become more accepted by lawmakers, law enforcement, the medical community and the public, the industry needs to be based on based on tight controls, good record keeping and consistent quality, according to a licensed [more]

1:16:33 PM Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobel Laureates
Hughes ...

Also, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Jacques FAP Miller For their development of Emeritus Professor, Walter and Eliza imatinib and dasatinib, revolutionary, Hall Institute of Medical Research and targeted treatments for chronic myeloid  [more]

1:16:33 PM Senior Housing Properties Trust to Buy 13 Medical Properties for $167
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) Senior Housing Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns medical office buildings, clinics, biotech research properties, independent and assisted living facilities, nursing homes and hospitals [more]

1:16:33 PM Swedish's Ivy Brain Tumor Center Launches Two New Clinical Trials to
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) "So far, research results from the DCVax clinical trial have been promising and have attracted significant national attention from clinical centers nationwide," said Dr. Foltz. "We want to find new treatment options as qui [more]

1:16:33 PM Cellceutix Signs Lab Services Research Support Agreement With Dana
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) ... a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs to treat unmet medical conditions, reported today that it has signed a Laboratory Services Research Support Agreement with Dana Far [more]

12:25:54 PM SANUWAVE Appoints Medical Technology Veteran Ron Sparks to Board of
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) Previously, Mr. Sparks served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director for Accellent Inc., the largest provider of integrated contract manufacturing and design services to the medical device industry. U [more]

11:48:14 AM Toshiba Receives FDA Clearance for Advanced M-Power Interface
MarketWatch - USA

TUSTIN, Calif., Sep 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Increasing MR exam efficiency, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.'s advanced M-Power interface has received FDA clearance. M-Power is a customizable MR system user interface enabling technologists to [more]

11:48:14 AM Aethlon Medical Introduces HER2osome(TM), A Novel Therapeutic Device
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) An investigational device exemption (IDE) to initiate clinical studies in the United States has been submitted to The Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In vitro studies recently documented that the Hemopurifier® also cap [more]

11:40:56 AM Stem cells technology to protect against Parkinson's, ALS?

A team from Tel Aviv University developed technology which is able to take stem cells from a patient's own bone marrow and cause them to differentiate into astrocyte-like cells. According to the research, published in the Journal of Stem Cell Reviews [more]

9:57:02 AM Recommendations To Improve Cancer Communication To Patients
Medical News Today - UK

To overcome these communication problems, Angela Fagerlin, Ph.D., of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan and the VA Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research and her team developed 10 importa [more]

9:51:11 AM Scientists too are interested in health!
Arab News

COM Whenever we speak of natural health or treatments, many skeptics, especially members of the medical community, scoff at the notion or dismiss it along with other alternative cures. The disregard for natural therapies comes from the idea that they [more]

8:38:55 AM China "stem cell therapies" offer heartbreak for many
Reuters - NY,USA

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese hotel manager Hong Chun had trouble using chopsticks after a minor stroke and sought treatment at a large Shanghai hospital where doctors injected what they said were donor stem cells into his spinal cord a [more]

8:38:55 AM Embryonic Stem-Cell Research Opponents Appeal Ruling on Funding

By Tom Schoenberg - Tue Sep 20 22:36:15 GMT 2011 Opponents of human embryonic stem- cell research asked a federal appeals court to reverse a judge's ruling that the US may continue to fund experiments in the field. Two doctors filed their challenge . [more]

8:09:24 AM Depression May Increase Risk of Stroke

20, 2011 -- Many people become depressed after they experience a stroke, but new research shows that depression may actually increase risk of stroke and of dying from that stroke. "We didn't know whether depression, per se, could increase the risk of [more]

7:40:35 AM First class of budding scientists graduates
San Antonio Express - San Antonio,TX,USA

By Richard A. Marini Darren Edward Sanchez (center) joins the first group of area high school students who participated in the Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy who are honored during a graduation ceremony at Greehey Children's Cancer Research ... [more]

5:25:53 AM Stem cells are put to the test
San Jose Mercury News - San Jose,CA,USA

By Lisa M. Krieger A Stanford researcher has injected 2 million human embryonic stem cells into the spinal cord of a paralyzed patient at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, marking the first West Coast effort to test the potential therapy. ... [more]

5:25:53 AM Pay per Head: Payton Manning had stem cell surgery in Europe

By Jean Wright Tuesday, 20 September 2011 10:59 Making a last-minute effort to avoid more surgery on his neck, Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts quarterback, traveled to Europe for stem cell therapy that is currently not approved in the US, ... [more]

5:05:06 AM Medical Device Development has Challenges; Time for an Honest Conversation
Today's Medical Developments

Advance Research Associates (ARA), The Fogarty Institute for Innovation, Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Mountain View, in cooperation with Fenwick and West, present a panel entitled “Overcoming Challenges in Medical Device ... [more]

4:58:23 AM Paralyzed Bay Area man in landmark stem cell study
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco,CA,USA

A Bay Area patient who recently suffered a serious spinal cord injury and is now paralyzed from the waist down joined the world's first-ever embryonic stem cell study in humans last week, when Stanford doctors injected 2 million cells designed to ... [more]

4:58:23 AM Stem Cell Treatment Helps Heal Dog's Burns
WGAL - Lancaster,PA,USA

Veterinarian Boyd Wagner of the Wyomissing Animal Hospital decided to try to regrow Bernie's pads with an experimental stem cell treatment. He's been working with Celavet, a biotechnology firm in California that is doing stem cell research on animals [more]

pharmabiz.com - Mumbai,MH,India

Last month, National Human Rights Commission asked Indian Council of Medical Research and the office of Drugs Controller General of India to provide a detailed report on the status of clinical trials being conducted in India. ... [more]

4:57:14 AM NIH honors two Scripps Research scientists with innovator awards
News-Medical.net - World

Petrascheck, who is a member of the Department of Chemical Physiology, the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, and the Dorris Neuroscience Center at Scripps Research, will use the award to conduct research on aging and lifespan in C. . [more]

3:42:53 AM Fear-mongering over apple juice?
The Wenatchee World Online

Television's Dr. Mehmet Oz is under fire from the FDA and others for sounding what they say is a false alarm about the dangers of apple juice. Oz, one of TV's most popular medical experts, said on his Fox show last Wednesday that testing by a New ... [more]

2:33:55 AM Clinical trials start for ALS drug developed at TAU
Jerusalem Post - Jerusalem,Israel

Eldad Melamed of TAU's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Felsenstein Medical Research Center in Petah Tikva, the technology is now a patentpending process that takes stem cells from a patient's own bone marrow and causes them to differentiate into  [more]

2:33:55 AM Sen. Watson unveils plan for UT medical school
YNN Austin

We see the jobs and economic booms in biotech, health science and medical research that regions with medical schools, teaching hospitals and related assets can jump on ... and the business startups, technology licensing, and tens of thousands of jobs [more]

2:26:53 AM Court Halts Medical Device's Sale
Modern ...

By Aaron Jacobsen In newspapers, magazines, or on the internet, it is not difficult to find health and beauty products making claims that sound too good to be true. As of Friday afternoon, there is a just a little less of that advertising out there.  [more]

2:03:08 AM AutoZone founder funds cancer fight
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco,CA,USA

Hyde, now 68 and cancer free, teamed up with Mitch Steiner, the surgeon who removed his prostate, to form GTx Inc. The biomedical company has yet to put a new drug on the market since its 1997 start, and the stock has been volatile. ... [more]

1:15:31 AM No such thing as a one-year cut for medical researchers
Lobbying World

I know I am alive today by the grace of God and the innovations of biomedical research. But today, our longstanding commitment to funding medical research is in real danger, putting both our economy and the health of millions of Americans at risk. .. [more]

1:15:31 AM Continued Treatment For Lupus May Boost Survival of Those Patients with
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

Sacramento Bee About Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityAlbert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is one of the nation's premier centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. During the 2010 [more]

12:58:34 AM The medical device industry and jobs
Lobbying World

The subcommittee on Health began its effort to support and improve patient access to safe medical devices with a hearing to examine how the FDA review process facilitates the approval of devices and accessibility for consumers. ... [more]

12:58:34 AM AVMA asked to acknowledge court ruling in compounding brochure
VIN News Service - Davis,California,USA

Compounding pharmacies want the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to amend its member guidance on compounding in light of a court ruling that squashed the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) attempt to shut down a Florida business an [more]

12:54:19 AM Stem cell decision appealed
Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA

By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Globe Staff Two scientists have appealed a US District Court judge's July decision to dismiss a legal challenge to federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. The researchers -- Dr. James L. Sherley of the Boston ... [more]

12:32:40 AM Doctors Debate Manning's Possible Stem Cell Treatment
INDYchannel.com - Indianapolis,IN,USA

INDIANAPOLIS -- Speculation continues to swirl among Colts fans and doctors alike over Peyton Manning's possible stem cell treatment. Fox Sports reported over the weekend that the star quarterback, who has been sidelined by a nagging neck injury, ... [more]

12:22:41 AM Knapp Medical Center ER Doctors' contracts in jeopardy

"Our medical community here is completely divided - he has to go," Alanis said. Meanwhile, he and the rest of the ER doctors must figure out where they will be working come 2012. "We're going to try to find work at other places, that's what it boils  [more]

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