Lutonix, Inc. Announces First Patient Enrollments in Three Separate Clinical Trials
MINNEAPOLIS, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Lutonix, Inc., a privately held medical device start-up, today announced that patient enrollment is underway for its three simultaneous first-in-human clinical trials. The three studies are designed to test whether the proprietary Lutonix Drug C...
Inventor Sues Therative, Inc. Over Inventorship of Patent on ThermaClear Device; Separate Invention Theft Case Continues
WILMINGTON, Del., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Patent litigation firm Teuton, Loewy & Parker LLP filed a lawsuit yesterday against Therative, Inc. on behalf of inventor Joseph Neev, PhD. In the lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court, District of Delaware, Dr. Neev claims sole inventor...
Astrocytes help separate man from mouse
A type of brain cell that was long overlooked by researchers embodies one of very few ways in which the human brain differs fundamentally from that of a mouse or rat, according to researchers who published their findings as the cover story in the March 11 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience .
First Americans Arrived on 2 Separate Paths
Study may explain linguistic and cultural differences of native peoples
THURSDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic evidence suggests that two different waves of people migrated from what is now Siberia at about the same time to become the first settlers in the Americas, a new report ...
Highlands Acquisition Corp. Announces Separate Trading of Common Stock and Warrants
NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Highlands Acquisition Corp.
(Amex: HIA.U), (the "Company") announced today that, commencing on October
17, 2007, the holders of the Company's units may elect to separately trade
the common stock and warrants included in the Company's units. The commo...
Olympic Gold Medalist Marion Jones-Thompson Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements in Two Separate Federal Criminal Investigations
NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marion Jones-Thompson, 31,
of Austin, Texas, pleaded guilty today to charges of making false
statements to federal agencies in connection with two investigations
conducted out of the Southern District of New York and the Northern
District of Californ...
Indian Court Refers Novartis Plea for Patent on Anti-cancer Drug to a Separate Board
The Madras High Court in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has decided to transfer the Novartis AG’s appeal against the rejection of its patent// plea for the anti-cancer drug Glivec to the Intellectual Property Appellate Board.
The decision could be considered a temporary setback to th...
Chinese Surgeons Separate Conjoined Twins, One Critical
Chinese surgeons have successfully separated a conjoined twin girls in Shanghai but one of them is still critical, a report said today//.
One of the conjoined twin girls remains in critical condition and doctors are trying all out to help her live through her critical period after they were ...
French Doctors Successfully Separate Twins Joined At Spine
Doctors in France have successfully operated on 15-month-old twins Mohamed and Souleymane, who were joined at the level of the spine. This is the first operation of its kind in France. //
The surgery was performed on December 15 and follows in the steps of similar operations in Britain, South A...
Infants must be put to sleep in separate beds to prevent SIDS
SIDS is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant. It is the leading cause of death among infants who are 1 month to 1 year old. SIDS should be diagnosed only when all other possible causes of death have been ruled out by a detailed evaluation of the medical history//.
There is no specific...
Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme
...S-OIG, are taking steps to increase accountability and decrease the presence of fraudulent providers.
Each of the Strike Force teams across the separate
phases are led by a federal prosecutor from the Criminal Division's Fraud Section or the U.S. Attorney's Office. Each team has an agent from the FBI a...
Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Chile Flu Vaccine Tender
...ompany intends to participate in a formal tender process to supply a couple separate
orders to a couple separate
and unrelated entities in Chile.
The company is pleased to report that th...
Hill-Rom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results
...rior year. The prior year rate was impacted by discrete tax benefits of $7.8 million.
-- During the quarter, we announced two separate
actions taken to rationalize our product portfolio and generate additional shareholder value. The first was the sale of patient flow assets to TeleTr...
ThermoGenesis Announces Launch of Res-Q System; New Device Expands Company's Presence in Bone Marrow Sector
... of SpineSmith, LLC. Celling is a leading distributor of orthopedic products based in Texas and also serves as a distributor of the MXP System. In a separate
press release today, ThermoGenesis and Celling announced an expanded collaboration between the two firms. Separately, the Company plans to expand Res...
President Clinton and Mylan Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury Announce New Agreement to Lower Price of Treatment for Patients with Drug-Resistant HIV in Developing Countries
...r drugs will be available in three pills, with Tenofovir and Lamivudine combined into a single pill. The three pills are being made available today as separate
products, with a total price of less than $475. Matrix also will sell the pills together in one package -- a "second-line-in-a-box" -- at $425 annuall...
Sex Hormone Protein May Predict Type 2 Diabetes
...n -- 359 with type 2 diabetes and 359 without -- who participated in the Women's Health Study, a large-scale cardiovascular trial begun in 1993. In a separate
investigation, they confirmed their findings in a group of 340 men who participated in the Physicians' Health Study II, a similarly large study.
VHA and AT&T Bring Innovative Communications Solutions to Health Care
...new agreement extends VHA's longstanding relationship with AT&T and expands VHA's existing portfolio of AT&T's networking solutions. Through a separate
contract, VHA members and their employees benefit from a wide range of AT&T wireless voice and data services helping VHA members reduce costs, mob...
The Organic Center Refutes Misleading Nutritional Claims Made by United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Agency Report on Health Value of Organic Foods
...FSA's and our study, provide additional strong support for the conclusion that organic foods offer nutritional and public health benefits.
In a separate
report released in May 2009, we analyzed dozens of studies, the majority published in the last three years, that collectively show exposure to pestici...
VivaGel(R) Demonstrates Anti-HIV and Herpes Activity Following Human Administration
...l activity of VivaGel(R) (SPL7013 Gel) in cervicovaginal fluid samples (CVS) taken from healthy women immediately, then at 1, 3, 12 and 24 hours after separate
vaginal doses of the product. These samples were tested for their ability to prevent HIV and genital herpes (HSV-2) infection of susceptible cells in ...
TGen-led team is 1 of 7 selected for $1 million skin-cancer grants
... families with three or more melanoma patients. This study identified two chromosome positions likely to harbor melanoma susceptibility genes, while a separate
smaller study by a GenoMEL member group has identified a third.
"We propose here to extend this collaborative effort by screening all genes at thes...
Fastrack Release First Integrated HME Billing, Infusion Pharmacy & Home Care Agency Software in a Microsoft Environment
... of their patients are the same, this has resulted in dual entry of data, the inability to produce one statement for both HME, Home Care and IV, three separate
sets of financial and operating reports, and the need to deal with three or more different software support teams. The Integrated FASTRACK System eli...
Do the Swiss Have the Answer to America's Health Care Dilemma?
...hat in the most affluent U.S. states, while its per capita health costs are 40 percent lower than in the U.S.
Switzerland currently has 80-plus separate
health plans competing for business, from which Swiss citizens can freely choose. The government's primary (if not only) role is to subsidize lower-in...
HLTH Corporation Announces Second Quarter Financial Results
...sary stockholder approvals.
HLTH's financial guidance is provided in a schedule attached to this release.
In a separate
release issued today, WebMD reaffirmed its financial guidance for 2009 and narrowed the ranges for its anticipated revenue and Adjusted EBITDA by rais...
Allergists Urge Asthmatics to Get Swine and Seasonal Flu Shots Following CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee Recommendations
...caught early, antiviral drugs can be used to combat the virus and help prevent complications."
Asthma patients also will still need to get a separate
vaccine for the seasonal flu this fall. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that adults with asthma, particula...
State Report Ranks LIJ as New York's Best for Heart Bypass Surgery, North Shore University Hospital Tops for Emergency Angioplasty Survival
...surgeons in 39 hospitals statewide - who had outcomes that were significantly better, according to the state's Adult Cardiac Surgery Report.
DOH report released at the same time on angioplasty showed that North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) performed more emergency angioplasty cases than...
Growth in Personalized Medicine to Drive Alliances Between Diagnostics and Pharmaceutical Industries, According to PricewaterhouseCoopers
...cewaterhouseCoopers LLP or as the context requires, the PricewaterhouseCoopers global network of other member firms of the network, each of which is a separate
and independent legal entity.
((C) )2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. All rights reserved
Note to editors:
1. Biomarker: Any b...
Bankers Life and Casualty Company Increases Support of Alzheimer's Association to More Than $329,000
CHICAGO, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its annual street corner fundraiser and a separate
corporate donation, Bankers Life and Casualty Company has increased its support to the Alzheimer's Association in 2009 to more than $329,000.
Scientists Find Way to Make 'Good' Brown Fat
... published in Nature by the same team, discovered that the protein PRDM16 could transform immature cells into brown fat.
Earlier this year, three separate
groups of scientists on two continents independently verified that adult humans possess this slimming form of fat, which was thought only to be presen...
Too many ways to say 'it hurts'
..., doctors and other health care providers can't compare the results across studies to decide which is the best approach. Instead, study results remain separate
puzzle pieces that never fit together into a whole picture.
"Can you imagine if a doctor wanted to check your hemoglobin and there weren't any num...
New Study Identifies Strategies to Retain Experienced Nurses as Nursing Shortage Looms & Nation's Health Care Needs Grow
...h care and non-health care institutions that have received recognition for their success in retaining experienced workers, as well as findings from 13 separate
research projects conducted from January 2007 to December 2008 to explore the impact of interventions aimed at retaining experienced nurses in hospita...
QuatRx Announces Further Positive Phase 3 Results For Ophena(TM) (Ospemifene Tablets) in Postmenopausal Vaginal Atrophy
...g-term safety extension study demonstrated that daily doses of 60mg Ophena(TM) are well-tolerated in the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy.
long-term safety study of Ophena(TM) is nearing completion. The results from this study, as well as additional efficacy data from the dyspareunia co...
CareFusion Form 10 Registration Statement Declared Effective
..."This represents a major milestone on the road to launching CareFusion as a separate
public company on Sept. 1," said David Schlotterbeck, chief executive offic...off of the clinical and medical products businesses of Cardinal Health as a separate
company named CareFusion Corporation, which is dependent upon future events...
FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings
...proper handling guidelines for dental personnel."
Encapsulated amalgam contains two parts, a metal alloy as well as mercury, which are delivered in separate
sections that are mixed after they have been delivered to the dentist's office, said Dr. Michael Fleming, a member of the FDA Dental Products Panel.
Mathematical modeling predicts response to Herceptin
...he current study, Faratian and colleagues built a mathematical model that used 56 differential equations to analyze the change in concentrations of 56 separate
biological entities including proteins and lipid second messengers.
Researchers worked with 122 breast cancers treated with Herceptin and found th...
Air Quality Action Day Declared for Today, July 28, 2009
...rea residents are asked to take the following simple steps:
Stay indoors when possible.
Combine errands into a single trip, rather than separate
Take the subway, bus or train to and from work or other destinations.
Share a ride by carpooling or vanpooling. To find a carpool ...
Sanofi Pasteur Begins Shipments of Fluzone(R), Influenza Virus Vaccine for 2009-2010 Seasonal Influenza
...and is not expected to offer protection against this new type of influenza. Sanofi Pasteur is working with the WHO and the CDC on the development of a separate
vaccine for the novel A(H1N1) influenza, commonly referred to as the new "swine" influenza.
Influenza Vaccine Recommendations
Los Angeles Surgeon Dr. Rezaian - Pioneers Cutting Edge Laser Back Surgery (laserbacksurgery.com)
...scs in the spine. Anyone who has experienced the pain involved with a herniated spinal disc knows that it can be excruciating. Since cartilage discs separate
the spinal vertebrae and provide cushioning for the impact involved in daily movement, a herniated disc results in extreme pain that can cause immobil...
Chronic and Complex Diseases on the Rise in Philadelphia: Adults Using More Medications to Treat Chronic Conditions
... to treat at least one chronic health problem. Not only is it now a majority, but many of these patients are on multiple medications. According to a separate
Medco analysis, 15 percent of patients on chronic medications used three or more of these chronic drug treatments last year. Surprisingly, nearly half...
Famous Names Get Single Neurons Fired Up
...isregard irrelevant details to recognize highly variable pictures as the same person?"
While people process visual and auditory information through separate
pathways, the information appears to converge in the hippocampus, a section of the brain associated with long-term memory and spatial navigation, acco...
Prescient Medical Receives Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation of the Year Award
...wn as the SECRITT I (Santorini Criteria for Investigating and Treating Thin Capped Fibroatheroma) trial for the treatment of vulnerable plaques, and a separate
study is planned to evaluate use of the Shield in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). A second Prescient Medical product, the vPredict(TM) O...