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New Studies Show Favorable Long-Term Results with Strut-based Brachytherapy for Breast Cancer Treatment
9/15/2014 3:22:31 PM
Cianna Medical, Inc., a women’s health company, today announced five-year results for the first 200 hundred patients treated with the SAVI® breast brachytherapy applicator, including excellent local control, low rates of toxicities and excellent cosmetic results. An additional study of nearly 600 patients with over three years of follow-up reported similar outcomes, leading …
Researchers find neural compensation in people with Alzheimer’s-related protein
Researchers find neural compensation in people with Alzheimer’s-related protein
9/15/2014 11:09:45 AM
The human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study led by UC Berkeley researchers. The findings, published today (Sunday, Sept. 14) in the journal Nature Neuroscience , could help explain how some older adults with beta-amyloid deposits in …
Gilenya® data confirm reducing brain shrinkage matters for people with MS due to its association with long-term disability progression
9/10/2014 1:34:58 PM
Novartis announced today that new data presented at the Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting in Boston, USA, reinforces the clinical importance of measuring brain shrinkage (brain volume loss) in multiple sclerosis (MS). An association between the rate of brain shrinkage and increased risk of long-term disability progression was confirmed in patients with MS[1]. In pooled data from …
Small Business Accountancy and Planning firm, Pryde Consulting, Adds PE Backed Vanguard Renewables LLC to Their List of Clients
9/10/2014 7:00:00 AM
Pryde Consulting is delighted to announce the addition of a new client for their full suite of CFO services. Wellesley, MA based Vanguard Renewables LLC (Vanguard) has enlisted Pryde Consulting to meet all their financial and accounting needs.  Vanguard was recently established by a strong and experienced team. Vanguard aims to achieve the highest level of resource and …
EAM & Reliability Strategy Seminar & Workshop – October 7, 2014 in Charleston, South Carolina & October 9, 2014 in New York City
EAM & Reliability Strategy Seminar & Workshop – October 7, 2014 in Charleston, South Carolina & October 9, 2014 in New York City
9/9/2014 9:00:00 AM
GenesisSolutions is committed to providing an educational forum to promote a greater understanding of a progressive, multiphase EAM Master Plan and how organizations can leverage their CMMS investment to support Asset Reliability strategies and improvements. The theme and outcome of this seminar will be that each individual will begin to understand how to develop and …
Biopharma’s Premier Cloud-based and Mobile Sales-force–focused Decision Support Tool Now Available
Biopharma’s Premier Cloud-based and Mobile Sales-force–focused Decision Support Tool Now Available
9/9/2014 8:00:00 AM
Yardley, PA — September 9, 2014 — Breaking new ground in the deployment of technology for field-based life sciences teams, Publicis Touchpoint Solutions announced today the commercial availability of the industry’s premier sales-force–focused decision support tool that is both cloud-based and mobile : T-App™. T-App delivers anytime , anywhere , and any-data decision …
UCLA biologists delay the aging process by ‘remote control’
9/8/2014 3:36:51 PM
UCLA biologists have identified a gene that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems. Working with fruit flies, the life scientists activated a gene called AMPK that is a key energy sensor in cells; it gets activated when cellular energy levels are low. Increasing the amount of AMPK in fruit flies’ intestines …
Thinfilm Named All-Star Innovator by PharmaManufacturing.com
9/8/2014 8:49:27 AM
PharmaManufacturing.com has named Thinfilm a 2014 “All-Star Innovator” for its NFC Smart Label product. The “All-Star Innovator” program recognizes “innovative technologies that deliver practical, needed efficiencies into the drug manufacturing continuum.” Other “All-Star Innovators” on the 2014 list include 3M, GE Analytical Instruments, and Bio-Rad Laboratories. About …
Agilent Technologies Introduces Tools for Next-Generation Genome Engineering
9/4/2014 11:20:40 AM
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced SureGuide , the first in a new series of kits to advance genome editing and synthetic biology. The complete SureGuide workflow includes a SureGuide Cas9 Nuclease Kit, SureGuide gRNA Synthesis Kit and SureGuide gRNA Control Kit, all designed to work together for any lab interested in quickly enabling next-generation genome …
HHS contracts with Mapp Biopharmaceutical to develop Ebola drug
9/2/2014 4:42:47 PM
The development of a medication to treat illness from Ebola will be accelerated under a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response ( ASPR ). This contract supports the government - wide response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. ASPR’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development …
Roche launches new fully automated molecular diagnostic systems offering the fastest time to results with the highest testing capacity
9/2/2014 3:41:09 PM
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today the commercial availability of the cobas 6800/8800 Systems, two integrated and fully automated molecular testing systems for blood and plasma donor screening in markets accepting the CE mark. The cobas 6800/8800 Systems offer the fastest time to results with the highest throughput available, along with the longest walk-away …
Philips Debuts New Affiniti Ultrasound System at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014
9/1/2014 11:08:27 AM
  Royal Philips  ;(NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced the launch of  Affiniti , a new ultrasound system designed to enable global hospitals and health systems to overcome the demands of increasing patient volumes and cost pressures. Making its debut at the  European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2014  in Barcelona this week, Affiniti provides innovative technology …
Polysciences, Inc. hosts Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick as part of his ‘100 Businesses in 100 Days’ Tour
Polysciences, Inc. hosts Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick as part of his ‘100 Businesses in 100 Days’ Tour
8/20/2014 12:09:29 PM
Warrington, PA , August 19, 2014 - Polysciences, Inc., an award-winning company specializing in the development and manufacture of high purity chemicals and reagents for laboratory research, histology, healthcare diagnostics and biomedical applications , hosted Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick as part of his annual ‘100 Businesses in 100 Days’ Tour on Monday, August 18, …
Suspect gene corrupts neural connections
Suspect gene corrupts neural connections
8/18/2014 9:24:25 AM
Researchers have long suspected that major mental disorders are genetically-rooted diseases of synapses – the connections between neurons. Now, investigators supported in part by the National Institutes of Health have demonstrated in patients’ cells how a rare mutation in a suspect gene disrupts the turning on and off of dozens of other genes underlying these connections. …

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