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Abbott Introduces Molecular Diagnostic System Intended for Broad Identification of Infectious Agents

CHICAGO, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT ) today unveiled its new PLEX-ID system currently in development for detecting and characterizing a wide range of pathogens, including infectious agents commonly transmitted in hospitals and other clinical sites. PLEX-ID is t...

Enigma Diagnostics Announces Signing of Patent Licenses With Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

PORTON DOWN, England, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Enigma Diagnostics Limited, the decentralized and point-of-care molecular diagnostics company, announced today that it has signed two patent license agreements with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. (RMS). The licenses signed on 15 July 2009,...

Dynamic molecular mechanism to keep brain activity stable

In the brain, many types of synaptic proteins are spatio-temporally regulated to maintain synaptic activity at a constant level. Here, the Japanese research group led by Professor Masaki Fukata, Drs. Yuko Fukata and Jun Noritake in National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan, found that t...

Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance for First On-Demand Molecular Diagnostic Test for Clostridium difficile Infection

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD ) today announced it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Xpert(R) C. difficile test, an on-demand molecular diagnostic test designed for 45-minute detection of the bac...

News from the Latest Issue of Molecular Medicine Kicking The Habit - It's In The Genes

Scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (VIDA) working in collaboration with colleagues at Vector Tobacco, Inc. and Duke University Medical School have identified genes that may help predict which people will have a better chance at kicking the tobacco habit. ...

Association for Molecular Pathology comments to the SACGHS

Washington, DC June 12, 2009 In public comments given today before the Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society (SACGHS), the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) addressed three areas: Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER), evidence for c...

AMP urges inclusion of molecular diagnostic tests in comparative effectiveness research

Washington, DC June 12, 2009 -- The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) today released the text of a comment letter it has provided to the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) in which AMP sets forth its recommendations for priority areas on which to foc...

Siemens Makes Innovation Accessible with Comprehensive Molecular Imaging Solutions

Customer-focused solutions in molecular imaging offer greater long-term value TORONTO, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2009 SNM Annual Meeting in Toronto this week, Siemens (booth #1024) is breaking down barriers to market entry, as well as offering versatile, multipurpose solutions that help...

Research reveals molecular pathway behind invasive prostate cancers

CINCINNATIUniversity of Cincinnati (UC) cancer and cell biologists have identified a new molecular pathway key to the development of invasive prostate cancers. In a preclinical study led by Maria Diaz-Meco, PhD, the UC team found that simultaneous inactivation of two particular genesknown as...

BD and HandyLab Announce Exclusive Collaboration to Commercialize Molecular Assays

Fully Automated, Integrated BD MAX(TM) System for Rapid Testing for Infectious Diseases Incorporates the New HandyLab Automated PCR System FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX )...

Nicotine May Help Prevent Damage from Bioterrosim Toxin and Growth Factors in Heart Disease News from Molecular Medicine

Nicotine has potent anti-inflammatory properties and British scientists have now found that it is helpful in delaying the effects of ricin, the toxic substance feared in biologic warfare. Manhasset, NY (Vocus) May 6, 2009 -- Nicotine has potent anti-inflammatory propert...

Personalized Medicine Makes Significant Headway Following the Rapid Evolution of U.S. Molecular Diagnostics Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As early diagnosis of cancer is critical for faster cure, longer survival, and better quality of life for patients, better access to diagnostics is the uppermost priority for primary care. Innovative molecular technologies have generated a wave of cance...

UBC research finds molecular "key" to successful blood stem cell transplants

University of British Columbia researchers have discovered a "molecular key" that could help increase the success of blood stem cell transplants, a procedure currently used to treat diseases such as leukemia, Hodgkin's lymphoma and aplastic anemia. During a blood stem cell transplant, donor blo...

International Scientists Secure Quality in Molecular Diagnostics

Consensus Guideline Reached For Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction SALT LAKE CITY, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announced today that a consensus guideline for a key laboratory method called qPCR (or quantitat...

Cepheid Announces European Release of First On-Demand Molecular Pre-Surgical Screening Test for Simultaneous Detection of Methicillin-Sensitive and Resistant S. aureus

World's Most Comprehensive On-Demand HAI Test Portfolio Now Available to European Hospitals SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD ) today announced the release of the Xpert(R) MRSA/SA Nasal test as a European CE IVD Mark product under the European Direc...

Lung cancer: Molecular scissors determine therapy effectiveness

In the past few years, a number of anti-cancer drugs have been developed which are directed selectively against specific key molecules of tumor cells. Among these is an antibody called cetuximab, which attaches to a protein molecule that is found in large amounts on the surface of many types of ca...

Master molecular switch may prevent the spread of cancer cells to distant sites in the body

PHILADELPHIA Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified a master switch that might prevent cancer cells from metastasizing from a primary tumor to other organs. The switch is a protein that, when in the "on" position, maintains the normal character of cells t...

University of Notre Dame Chooses Latest Technology From Carestream Molecular Imaging For Disease Research

The University of Notre Dame is using the latest in vivo and in vitro optical molecular imaging technology from Carestream Molecular Imaging as part of its cutting-edge research of infectious disease, bone disease, cancer and other medical applications. South Bend, IN (...

Seahorse XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer Wins Best New Product Award for DRUG DISCOVERY at 2009 Molecular Medicine Conference

BILLERICA, Mass., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience, Inc., leader in the real-time measurement of cellular bioenergetics, announced today that the XF96 Extracellular Flux Analyzer, the first analytical instrument for the kinetic measure of mitochondrial oxygen consumption and cytoplasmi...

CompuCyte Corporation and Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston Announce Joint Program for Quantitative Imaging Cytometry Research Services

BOSTON, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- CompuCyte Corporation and the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston (also known as the Immune Disease Institute) today announced the establishment of a joint Quantitative Imaging Cytometry program. The Program in Cellular and Mol...

March 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Molecular Breast Imaging, Canes and Walkers, Training for an Event and Hormone Therapy for Women

ROCHESTER, Minn., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the March issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource . You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the fol...

BioFortis Wins Best Product Award in Discovery Informatics at the 2009 Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

Biomedical Informatics Market Leader BioFortis wins another award for its Labmatrix(TM) platform being used by leading pharmaceutical and institutional clients worldwide for translational research, biomarker discovery, biobanking, and clinical research COLUMBIA, Md., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ...

Best New Product Awards Winners Named at Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

Products from AnaSpec, Accelrys, Almac Diagnostics, Seahorse Biosciences, BioFortis recognized for their innovation across the life industry. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 3, 2009 -- Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference has named five bio...

Carestream Molecular Imaging Releases Western Blot Kits For Added Convenience, Better Performance

Carestream Molecular Imaging today released convenient, cost-effective kits for performing western blots -- a popular analytical technique used to detect proteins. New Haven, CT (Vocus) February 23, 2009 -- Carestream Molecular Imaging, a division of Carestream Health, ...

A potential molecular target for biotherapy esophageal squamous cell carcinomas

The cadherin superfamily has a correlate relationship with the invasion and metastasis of carcinoma. It has been suggested that, unlike E-cadherin, N-cadherin may promote motility and invasion in carcinoma cells. To explore clinical pathological significance of E-cadherin and N-cadherin expression...

MEDRAD Molecular Imaging Earns Top Rank in Innovation

New technology reduces radiation exposure, eliminates workflow complexity, and enables patient-scheduling flexibility WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDRAD's Intego(TM) PET Infusion System has been named one of Medical Imaging Magazine's top eight most innovative products of the ye...

Dilon Technologies Leads Molecular Breast Imaging Expansion

- Clinicians Embrace MBI Technique Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Resulting in Record 2008 Sales NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dilon Technologies, Inc., a leader in molecular breast imaging, today announced record sales for 2008 highlighted by the strongest fourth quarter i...

Pathologically elevated blood fat levels in obesity: Researchers discover molecular causes

Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have discovered a mechanism in liver metabolism that is responsible for pathologically elevated blood fat levels found in severe metabolic disorders. Mice suffering from metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes produce only small amounts of a molecule c...

Interleukin Genetics to Present at G-2 Reports' Molecular Diagnostic Conference

CEO Lewis Bender Shares Vision for Genetic Testing Industry WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: ILI) announced today that Chief Executive Officer Lewis H. Bender will speak at the Washington G-2 Reports' Business & Financial Stra...

Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies Opens New Headquarters in Florida

TPIMS Becomes First Life Sciences Organization Attracted to Florida to Open its Doors, with Ceremonies at 103,000-Square-Foot Facility Port St. Lucie, FL (Vocus) February 2, 2009 -- More than 200 community, government and science leaders celebrated the grand opening of ...

Gen-Probe to Acquire Tepnel Life Sciences, Fast-Growing European Molecular Diagnostics Company, for 92.8 Million Pounds Sterling ($132.2 Million) in Cash

- Tepnel Brings Gen-Probe Current and Future Growth Opportunities in Transplant Diagnostics and Genetic Testing, Accelerates European Expansion Strategy - SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gen-Probe Incorporated (Nasdaq: GPRO ), a pioneer and leader in nucleic acid diagno...

BD Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Novel Molecular Assay to Diagnose Clostridium difficile Infections

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ), announced today it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the BD GeneOhm(TM) Cdiff molecular assay for the rapid detection of the To...

Penn researchers unlock molecular origin of blood stem cells

PHILADELPHIA A research team led by Nancy Speck, PhD, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has identified the location and developmental timeline in which a majority of bone marrow stem cells form in the mouse embryo. The findings, appe...

Studies on Smoking Genes and Transcriptional Control of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Revealed in Molecular Medicine

Smokers who have an easier time quitting may have the benefit of specific genes that can foster success, according to a new study by a team of federal scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Manhasset, NY (Vocus) December 23, 2008 -- Smokers who have an easi...

Researchers create smaller, brighter probe tailored for molecular imaging and tumor targeting

Researchers have developed a new generation of microscopic particles for molecular imaging, constituting one of the first promising nanoparticle platforms that may be readily adapted for tumor targeting and treatment in the clinic. According to the investigators at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Ca...

Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Hypertension

Signaling through the melanocortin-4 receptor controls blood pressure, study shows WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Most people know that obese individuals tend to have high blood pressure, but now British researchers have identified the molecular pathway that could explain that ...

Gut instinct: Salmonella bacteria's molecular tactics to cause illness

Hundreds of trillions of bacteria make their home in the vertebrate gut. Though many of these microbes perform helpful duties for their host, othersthe pathogensare unwelcome visitors, causing disease. Salmonella typhimurium is one such pathogenic bacterium. It has evolved sophisticated mea...

SNM's Mid-Winter Educational Symposium for nuclear medicine and molecular imaging professionals

Reston, Va.SNM will hold its annual Mid-Winter Educational Symposium February 5-8, 2009 at the Hilton Clearwater in Clearwater, FL. This year SNM, the American College of Nuclear Physicians (ACNP) and the American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) unite to create a fused meeting, offering attende...

Enigma Diagnostics Announces a Signed Term Sheet for Patent Licenses with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

PORTON DOWN, England and SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Enigma Diagnostics Limited, the decentralized and point-of-care molecular diagnostics company, announced today that it has signed a term sheet for two patent license agreements with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. (RMS). The li...

Blocking molecular pathway with whimsical name possible therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer

A possible new therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer, the most lethal form of human cancer, has been identified in the proteins whose DNA recipe comes from gene, "Seven-In-Absentia," according to researchers at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 48th Annual Meeting, Dec. 13-17, 2008 i...
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