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Quest Diagnostics Introduces First Commercial Laboratory Test for Identifying the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus

... real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to aid in identifying Influenza A H1N1 Swine-origin ... to be introduced by a commercial laboratory to aid in the identification of patients infected with ... may order the new Focus Diagnostics test to aid the diagnosis of Influenza virus type A ...

Pivotal Data Published For First Biomarker Combination Test to Determine Risk of Ovarian Cancer in Women Who Present With Pelvic Mass

... Diagnostics' HE4 and the CA125 test as an aid in estimating the risk of epithelial ovarian ... HE4 assay was recently cleared by the FDA as an aid for monitoring recurrence of epithelial ovarian ... patients with EOC, and CE-marked in Europe as an aid in estimating the risk of EOC in premenopausal or ...

Transcept Pharmaceuticals Submits New Drug Application for Intermezzo(R) for Treatment of Middle-of-the-Night Awakenings

... lozenge) developed to be the first sleep aid specifically for use in the middle of the night ... intended to be the first prescription sleep aid to be indicated for use as-needed for the ... FDA approval for Intermezzo(R) as the first sleep aid developed specifically to be used in the middle ...

Unique Hearing Aid Receives Patent Protection

... Vivatone(R) revolutionized the hearing aid industry in April, 2004 with the introduction of ... ear canal. Because the Vivatone(R) hearing aid leaves the ear canal open, natural sound ... an open fit, receiver-in-the-ear hearing aid system and patent its development. Subsequently, ...

Abbott's m2000(TM) Molecular Diagnostic Instrument and RealTime HIV-1 Test Win Chicago Innovation Award

... to monitor disease prognosis and for use as an aid in assessing viral response to antiretroviral ... indicator of disease prognosis and for use as an aid in assessing viral response to antiretroviral ... the PathVysion kit are intended for use as an aid in selecting potential candidates for ...

Isis Announces $1.2 Million Award to Its Ibis Subsidiary to Expand Influenza Detection Capabilities and Enable Large-Scale Influenza Transmission Studies

... a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to aid in influenza surveillance research through ... leader in respiratory disease surveillance, to aid in understanding the transmission of influenza ... identify and characterize influenza strains and aid in the tracking of influenza ...

Transcept Pharmaceuticals to Report First Quarter 2009 Results

... Intermezzo(R) would be the first commercially available sleep aid designed specifically for use in the middle of the night when patients ... receive timely FDA approval to be the first commercially available sleep aid specifically designed for use in the middle of the night and the expected ...

Des Moines Register Reports SpectraScience LUMA Enhances Cervical Cancer Exams

... at the university, said in the article that, "The hope is that LUMA will aid in the detection of precancer so that we don't have as much cancer and also aid in the detection of cancer so that it's identified early when treatment is ...

Clinical Genomics Continues Progress in Developing Biomarker Portfolio for Colorectal Cancer Testing

... has exclusive rights to the biomarkers for use in developing a test as an aid in detecting precancerous and cancerous colorectal tumors in conjunction ... biomarkers to form the basis for a laboratory test that one day may aid the detection of early-stage colorectal cancer." Colorectal cancer ...

Blood Testing Identifies Abnormal Cells Up to Six Years Prior to Leukemia Diagnosis

... approach to develop tests that may one day be used by physicians as an aid in identifying patients who will develop CLL. "We searched for tumor ... blood-based HE4 Ovarian Cancer Monitoring test, which is FDA cleared as an aid in monitoring recurrent or progressive disease in women with epithelial ...

Alseres Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment in First Stage of the Altropane(R) POET-2 Phase III Program

... The Altropane molecular imaging agent is being developed by Alseres to aid in the early diagnosis of Parkinsonian Syndromes (PS). (Logo: ... Altropane used in conjunction with SPECT imaging could be a useful test to aid in the early diagnosis of Parkinsonian Syndromes (PS) in patients with ...

Thomson Reuters Study Finds Sharp Increase in Use of Sleep Medications by Young Adults

... sleep aid users had a mental heath diagnosis in the month prior to sleep aid use. However, fewer than 10 percent of these new users visited a mental health professional prior to initiating sleep aid use. Most prescriptions were provided by family-practice physicians, acute ...

Open Letter to President-Elect Barack Obama From Don Margolis, Chairman and Founder of The Repair Stem Cell Institute

... It's called the Repair Stem Cell. These cells constantly jump to our aid when we need help. Cut your finger, no problem a Repair Stem Cell will do ... our bodies need help to muster more of these Repair Stem Cells to our aid than our bodies normally provide. That's when we need the help of medical ...

MicroRNA First Disclosed by Rosetta Genomics may Increase Efficacy of Imatinib (Gleevec(R)(1)) in Glioblastoma

... Institute of Science and Scientists at Sheba Medical Center, With the aid of Rosetta Genomics, Demonstrated That Overexpression of miR-451 Inhibited ... Institute of Science and scientists at Sheba Medical Center, with the aid of Rosetta Genomics, has demonstrated that a microRNA first disclosed by ...

Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Announces $850,000 NIH SBIR Phase II Award for the Development of a New PCT-dependent System for Improved Biomarker Discovery, Diagnostics, and Drug Discovery

... work would facilitate drug development in the above diseases, generally aid research into the roles that mitochondria play in these diseases, and ... possibility that these studies may facilitate drug development, generally aid research into the roles that mitochondria play in certain diseases, and ...

Shire Strives to Increase Adherence Among Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5 Patients

... FOSRENOL has the lowest pill burden of all phosphate binders, which may aid in adherence and reduce treatment costs. "Shire is committed to offering ... the gastrointestinal tract, before it can be absorbed into the blood, and aid patients in maintaining acceptable levels of mean serum phosphorus. ...

Orion Genomics Announces the Discovery of Novel Breast Cancer Biomarkers

... ductal breast carcinoma. In addition to identifying biomarkers that might aid in the detection of breast cancer, the research revealed insights into the ... diagnostic products to detect cancer at its earliest stages and to aid in appropriate therapy selection. The company has active biomarker ...

Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital Using Bubbles to Help Babies Breathe

... Why HMFW Chose Bubble CPAP Several types of CPAP can be used to aid babies in their breathing, but HMFW now exclusively uses the Bubble CPAP ... of placing a breathing tube into the trachea and breathing with the aid of a ventilator carries risks such as vocal cord or airway injury, ...

AspenBio Pharma Reports Strong Results with Appendicitis Triage Blood Test from Large Multiple Hospital Study

... very high sensitivity. AppyScore is a blood test designed to be used as an aid in screening or triage prior to further clinical workup, such as ... protein ("CRP") is an acute-phase protein marker that is often used as an aid in the diagnosis of appendicitis. A subset (n=235 patients) of the study ...

GNC Unveils Study Results for First and Only Nitric Oxide Product Clinically Proven to Improve Physical Performance at NSCA Conference in Las Vegas

... energy products. As of March 31, 2009, GNC has more than 5,200 retail locations throughout the United States (including 944 franchise and 1,733 Rite aid store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in 44 international markets. The company -- which is dedicated to helping consumers Live ...

Hand Washing with 4% CHG Antiseptic Kills Flu Viruses

... same cleanser combined with alcohol is available in convenient Hibistat(R) towelettes. Both are available at drug stores and pharmacies in the first aid section. For more information about Hibiclens, Hibistat or CHG, visit www.hibigeebies.com . About Molnlycke Health Care US, LLC ...

CRi Oosight(TM) Instrument Crucial in IVF Breakthrough Demonstrating a Correlation Between Non-Invasive Egg Metrics and Pregnancy

... Inc. (CRi) announced today that Oosight(TM), a non-invasive optical imaging system manufactured by CRi and widely used by embryologists as an aid in the field of in vitro fertilization (IVF), has been used in a groundbreaking study that investigated ways to select eggs most likely to produce a ...

Merz Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Clinical Trials with NT-201(Botulinum neurotoxin type A free from complexing proteins) at Annual Movement Disorders Society Meeting

... results of these studies reaffirm our beliefs that NT-201 (Xeomin(R); botulinum neurotoxin free from complexing proteins), can be used to potentially aid focal dystonia and post-stroke spasticity sufferers," said Eric Pappert, M.D., Vice President of Medical Affairs, Merz Pharmaceuticals, USA. "In ...

Three Surgeons in East Texas Are Successfully Integrating a Novel Stem Cell Procedure for Spine Surgeries

... the cutting edge of medical technology, highly credible research from respected surgeons and top-tier institutions support its potential advantage to aid in faster healing time and favorable postoperative outcomes. BMAC(R) provides an efficacious, minimally invasive system to utilize a patient's ...

CDC Foundation Partners with Amgen, CDC to Reduce Infections Among Cancer Patients

... Quality Promotion at CDC. "Programs to improve infection control in cancer patients, whose immune systems may be compromised by chemotherapy, will aid in saving the lives of these high-risk patients." The comprehensive education campaign will include curricula for healthcare professionals on ...

Ridge Diagnostics, Inc. Clinical Data on Blood Test for Depression Presented at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

... proprietary blood test for Major Depressive Disorder(MDD), will be presented during a poster session entitled Multianalyte Biomarker Blood Test to aid in Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Major Depressive Disorder, at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 20, 2009. The ...

HIV/AIDS Research Network Recommends Use of Abbott RealTime Viral Load Test for NIH-Sponsored Clinical Trials

... is intended for use in conjunction with clinical presentation and other laboratory markers as an indicator of disease prognosis and for use as an aid in assessing viral response to antiretroviral treatment as measured by changes in plasma HIV-1 RNA levels. The assay is not intended to be used as a ...

Corgenix, Tulane Announce Award of NIH Grant Extending Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Product Development Program

... that the assays we have already developed and are using in Africa, as well as others still in our development pipeline, become fully deployed to aid in this vital effort." Under the NIH grant, Tulane will conduct a five-year study designed to complete the tests for VHFs, some of which are ...

Video: ev3 Inc. Announces First Patient Enrollments in DEFINITIVE LE Post-Market Study

... a frontline therapy. We believe that the additional clinical data generated by our DEFINITIVE study series will provide evidence-based guidance to aid physicians in selecting optimal treatments for their patients, facilitate broader procedure adoption and establish SilverHawk plaque excision as an ...

USAID Provides $5M in Emergency Support as Swine Flu Spreads

... Pandemic Influenza prevention and preparedness activities across the globe since 2005. In addition, the USAID is positioned to provide humanitarian aid to help countries requiring additional support in the event of a pandemic. For further information on USAID's avian and pandemic influenza ...

Leader in Prostate Health Urges Prostate Cancer Screening in Face of Contradicting Data

... health educators, scientists and prostate cancer advocates - aims to conduct nation wide screenings for men and perform research that will aid in the detection and treatment of prostate conditions. More information is available at www.prostateconditions.org . ...

ULURU Inc. to Present Altrazeal(TM) Clinical Evidence and Advanced Therapeutic Research at the Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCon) 2009

... treatment. Commenting on the results, Dr. Persich stated "Altrazeal(TM) represents a new generation of smart dressings which will greatly aid in treating these complex wounds." A third poster titled "Nanoflex(TM) Technology Applied to the Development of Advanced Controlled Release ...

Quest Diagnostics ClariSure(TM) Postnatal Molecular Test Receives Clinical Laboratory Approval from New York State

... aCGH testing on postnatal samples collected on patients in New York. The state has approved the use of the ClariSure aCGH postnatal test as an aid in detecting copy-number chromosomal abnormalities implicated in dozens of medical conditions, including mental retardation, birth defects, and ...

Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology to Develop Dermatology-Specific Functionality Criteria for Electronic Health Record (EHR) Technology

... EHR certification program in 2010. EHR systems refer to individual patients' medical records in a digital format. These systems aid with accessing clinical information that can enhance patient care by helping to prevent medical errors, improve quality and facilitate clinical ...

Experience Not Always the Best Prescription for Snowblowers

... the blades to spin again, potentially leading to significant injury." The study concludes that additional safety features for snowblowers would aid in reducing hand injuries ( http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00014 ), and recommends design elements such as chute openings that would ...

GeoVax Starts Injections for Phase 2a Human HIV/AIDS Vaccine Trial in USA

... road to an effective vaccine to prevent HIV infection is long and winding. It is vital to continue testing promising products. I am very pleased to aid in the further development of this important product in a phase 2 trial." "For nearly 30 years since HIV/AIDS' discovery, researchers have ...

Wayne County Partners With TechTown to Launch Global Stem Cell 'Innovation and Commercialization Lab'

... Center will provide. He added that companies will also have access to TechTown's business growth development programs and services to aid in commercializing their research findings. Five biotech start-up companies, spun-off from Wayne State University research, are expected to ...

Intra-Cellular Therapies Announces Successful Outcome of a Phase II Clinical Trial with ITI-007 in Patients with Sleep Maintenance Insomnia

... disease, cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, depression and female sexual dysfunction, and other disorders pertaining to Women's Health. To aid in the development process, ITI incorporates its CNSProfile(TM), a state-of-the-art platform that allows the Company to choose compounds with the ...

Pfizer Contributes Critical Data to URMC Drug Safety Initiative

... year, URMC announced that it was collaborating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop a national repository of data that will aid academic and industry researchers studying the electrical activity of the heart. The resulting database, called the Telemetric and Holter ECG ...

Molecular Marker Identifies Normal Stem Cells as Intestinal Tumor Source

... show that Prominin1 marks normal intestinal stem cells and that these cells, when mutated, give rise to intestinal tumors. The finding could also aid in identifying the source of cancer stem cells in the lung, kidney, brain, pancreas and other tissues. "The idea that cancers might arise ...
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