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Scripps Research Institute Scientists Make Enzyme that Could Help Explain Origins of Life
10/29/2014 4:34:05 PM
Mimicking natural evolution in a test tube, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised an enzyme with a unique property that might have been crucial to the origin of life on Earth. Aside from illuminating one possible path for life’s beginnings, the achievement is likely to yield a powerful tool for evolving new and useful molecules. “When I start to …
IBM and Cleveland Clinic Use Watson to Advance Genomic Research for Cancer Care Pilot
10/29/2014 4:30:22 PM
IBM (NYSE: IBM ) today announced a new initiative to accelerate the adoption of genomic based medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Researchers at Cleveland Clinic will use IBM Watson technology in the area of genomic research to help oncologists deliver personalized medicine by uncovering new cancer treatment options for patients. The Lerner Research Institute’s Genomic Medicine …
How ISO 9001:2008 Certification Relates To A Supplier’s Quality Management Systems
10/27/2014 4:03:41 PM
ISO 9001:2008 is the latest update of ISO 9000, a series of standards developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), that define, establish, and maintain an effective quality assurance system for manufacturing and service industries.  These standards deal with the fundamentals of quality management systems and are available through …
Two Named to Leadership Roles for Aviation Project Site at GreenWood, Inc.
Two Named to Leadership Roles for Aviation Project Site at GreenWood, Inc.
10/22/2014 11:52:34 AM
Greenville, SC - - October 22, 2014 - - GreenWood, Inc., an integrated maintenance, operations and construction solutions provider has named Bob Gafner as maintenance site supervisor and Greg Hyatt as maintenance data analyst for the company’s aviation engine manufacturing project site in South Carolina.  GreenWood is delivering ongoing production equipment maintenance …
Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., Ph.D, Medical Advisor for The Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, Awarded R. Rodney Howell Award for Excellence in Newborn Health
Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., Ph.D, Medical Advisor for The Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, Awarded R. Rodney Howell Award for Excellence in Newborn Health
10/15/2014 4:28:56 PM
Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., Ph.D, medical advisor for the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation, was awarded the prestigious R. Rodney Howell Award, for Excellence in Newborn Health, this past weekend. The Newborn Foundation honors leaders in newborn health, technology, policy and advocacy at their yearly awards gala, held this year in Minneapolis. Dr. Lloyd-Puryear is …
New Technology Helps Turn the Tide in Battle vs. Prescription Abandonment
10/14/2014 11:54:51 AM
PSKW, LLC, a leading provider of biopharma loyalty relationship marketing services, today announced the launch of new technology that has been proven to help reduce prescription abandonment. Easy SaveTM is the first in-pharmacy, in-workflow co-pay assistance solution with pharmacist discretion. Easy Save automatically prompts pharmacists when a particular prescription is …
Philips and Dutch Radboud university medical center debut wearable diagnostic prototype for chronic illness at Dreamforce 2014 event
10/14/2014 9:33:27 AM
Today at the Dreamforce 2014 conference in San Francisco, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) and Nijmegen, the Netherlands-based Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) announced the debut of a prototype to support patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The launch marks the start of joint explorations between Philips and Radboudumc to apply …
IBM Announces First Commercial Application of IBM Watson in Africa
10/13/2014 5:09:02 PM
IBM (NYSE: IBM ) and Metropolitan Health today announced the first commercial application of Watson in Africa. IBM’s Watson is a groundbreaking computing platform able to interact in natural language. By tapping into the power of Watson, Metropolitan Health aims to transform health advisory services to its customers. This is a significant move to enhance and personalise …
Medtronic CoreValve System Shows Exceptional Outcomes and Valve Performance in TAVI Patients Treated Via Direct Aortic Access
10/13/2014 12:13:35 PM
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced positive data from nine European centers in a study of the direct aortic approach (through the upper chest) with the CoreValve® System is a safe and effective alternative for aortic stenosis patients at increased risk for surgery who are not suitable for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) via the standard transfemoral …
Medical Information Records, LLC Certifies Cloud Based Anesthesia Information Management Solution for Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR via Allscripts Developer Program
Medical Information Records, LLC Certifies Cloud Based Anesthesia Information Management Solution for Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR via Allscripts Developer Program
10/9/2014 6:48:59 PM
Today, Medical Information Records, LLC (MIR), creator of AnesthesiaOS, a leading Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) announced it has joined the Allscripts Developer Program (ADP) and has integrated its solution to Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR.  MIR’s ADP certified application, AnesthesiaOS , offers a robust, one of a kind AIMS built for simplicity, intuitiveness …
American Cancer Society Awards New Research and Training Grants
10/9/2014 5:33:24 PM
The American Cancer Society, the largest non-government, not-for-profit funding source of cancer research in the United States, has awarded 83 national research and training grants totaling $44 million in the second of two grant cycles for 2014. The grants will fund 83 investigators at 50 institutions across the United States; 73 are new grants while 10 are renewals of …
Nationally Recognized Lung and Esophageal Surgeon Rodney Landreneau, M.D., Joins Allegheny Health Network to Lead Division of General Thoracic Surgery
10/8/2014 4:02:09 PM
Rodney J. Landreneau, MD, a nationally recognized thoracic surgeon known for his expertise in the treatment of advanced diseases of the lung and esophagus, has returned to Pittsburgh to join the Allegheny Health Network.  Dr. Landreneau, who most recently served as Medical Director of the Ochsner Health System Cancer Institute in New Orleans, brings to Allegheny Health …
Bristol-Myers Squibb and MD Anderson Cancer Center Announce Novel Research Collaboration
10/7/2014 12:19:47 PM
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a novel clinical research collaboration to evaluate multiple immunotherapies, including Opdivo (nivolumab), Yervoy (ipilimumab) and three early-stage clinical immuno-oncology assets from Bristol-Myers Squibb, as potential treatment options for acute and chronic …
Innovations TV Program to Feature Pacific Medical in 1Q 2015 series on Medical Breakthroughs
Innovations TV Program to Feature Pacific Medical in 1Q 2015 series on Medical Breakthroughs
10/7/2014 10:41:58 AM
Pacific Medical will be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, airing via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. In this episode, viewers will learn how Pacific Medical supports one of the fastest growing segments in the healthcare industry: biomedical engineering. “With reduced budgets in the healthcare reform, layoffs and consolidation have …
Fibromyalgia and the Role of Brain Connectivity in Pain Inhibition
10/1/2014 3:42:59 PM
The cause of fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome is not known. However, the results of a new study that compares brain activity in individuals with and without fibromyalgia indicate that decreased connectivity between pain-related and sensorimotor brain areas could contribute to deficient pain regulation in fibromyalgia, according to an article published in Brain …

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