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TSRI Scientists Design Nicotine Vaccine that Provokes Robust Immune Response
1/13/2015 9:06:45 AM
When a promising nicotine vaccine failed in clinical trials a few years ago, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) were determined to keep trying to help smokers overcome their addiction. Now the team has designed a more effective nicotine vaccine and proven that the structures of molecules used in vaccines is critical. The study was published recently in the …
Dako, an Agilent Technologies Company, and Cell Signaling Technology Announce Partnership Within Companion Diagnostics
1/12/2015 5:46:22 PM
Dako, an Agilent Technologies company and a worldwide provider of cancer diagnostics, and Cell Signaling Technology (CST), a worldwide provider of antibodies, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to supply antibodies for use in Dako-branded companion diagnostics products. "We are pleased to work with CST in the development of high-quality, …
Puerto Rico’s IEQ Experts Identify Allergy & Asthma Triggers Caused by Dust Mites
Puerto Rico’s IEQ Experts Identify Allergy & Asthma Triggers Caused by Dust Mites
1/12/2015 5:45:54 PM
The warm and humid conditions in many parts of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean make for an ideal environment for dust mites.  One of the most common causes of allergies to house dust is due to the presence of these tiny eight-legged creatures that are typically too small to see with the naked eye.    Many homes and buildings have dust mites and a single gram of dust may have …
California Firm Recalls Enchiladas Due to Salmonella Concerns
1/12/2015 5:41:47 PM
Last month, a Vernon, California company issued a recall of frozen cheese enchiladas due to potential concerns over contamination from Salmonella . The announcement was posted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recall list after routine product testing by a supplier of organic cilantro used in the company’s product revealed the possibility of the microbial …
MedImmune enters licensing agreement with Omnis Pharmaceuticals for oncolytic viruses in immuno-oncology
1/12/2015 12:39:00 PM
AstraZeneca today announced that MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, has entered into a licensing agreement with Omnis Pharmaceuticals (Omnis), a privately-held biotechnology company focused on the development of oncolytic viruses. This agreement will allow MedImmune to combine key agents from its investigational immunotherapy portfolio with Omnis’ …
Roche enters a broad strategic collaboration with Foundation Medicine in the field of molecular information in oncology
1/12/2015 12:12:26 PM
Roche to acquire a majority interest in Foundation Medicine (FMI) of up to 56.3% on a fully diluted basis through a tender and acquisition of newly issued shares. Roche will tender for approximately 15.6 million Foundation Medicine shares at USD 50 per share with an aggregate tender value of approximately USD 780 million. Roche will also invest USD 250 million in …
Social Media could impact on quality of conference presentations
1/12/2015 10:40:12 AM
A new pilot study into the impact of Twitter on conferences suggests that social media may impact on quality of presentations as speakers receive real-time feedback. The study resulted from collaboration between a group of doctors with a strong interest in Social Media and was brought together by Dr Damian Roland, a honorary senior lecturer at the University of Leicester and …
FDA approves anti-clotting drug Savaysa
1/9/2015 11:44:07 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the anti-clotting drug Savaysa (edoxaban tablets) to reduce the risk of stroke and dangerous blood clots (systemic embolism) in patients with atrial fibrillation that is not caused by a heart valve problem. Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common types of abnormal heart rhythm. It occurs when the heart’s two upper …
Glickman Design Remodel Build Featured in Bethesda Magazine
Glickman Design Remodel Build Featured in Bethesda Magazine
1/9/2015 8:00:00 AM
It was clear to Russell Glickman from the beginning that his son, Michael, 26, was going to be the master of his own fate despite facing tremendous odds. Deprived of oxygen before his birth, Michael was delivered at 25 1/2 weeks and weighed just over 2 pounds. His brain was damaged and his lungs were underdeveloped. Three days after his son was born, Glickman and his …
Fostera® PRRS Licensed to Help Protect the Whole Herd
1/8/2015 1:29:46 PM
Fostera® PRRS, from Zoetis, is now licensed for whole herd protection against both the respiratory and reproductive forms of disease caused by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus. The new reproductive claim, recently granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), allows for vaccination of sows and gilts prebreeding to help provide protection …
Morristown Medical Center, Leaders in Surgery, Get Newest Robot – da Vinci Xi
1/8/2015 11:51:31 AM
Morristown Medical Center has paired the expertise of its award-winning, regionally-recognized surgical team with the most advanced robotic surgical system available, the da Vinci Xi. The addition of this new, minimally-invasive robotic system will allow surgeons at Morristown Medical Center to operate robotically in a number of complex surgeries that would otherwise need …
Medtronic-Sponsored European Clinical Trial to Evaluate Cryoballoon Ablation as First-Line Treatment for Patients with Symptomatic Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
1/8/2015 9:47:50 AM
Medtronic, Inc., (NYSE:MDT) today announced the initiation of a randomized clinical trial in Europe to assess the benefits of ablation using the Medtronic Artic Front Advance(TM) cryoballoon as a first-line treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. While medication is currently considered first-line treatment for AF, clinical research indicates that half of all …
Higher Salaries Among Health Care Employers’ Plans for 2015, According to CareerBuilder’s New Health Care Forecast
1/7/2015 5:03:08 PM
Adding headcount and increasing pay seem to be among many health care employers’ New Year’s resolutions this year. A new survey from CareerBuilder finds 35 percent of health care hiring managers plan to add full-time, permanent health care employees in the New Year, and 80 percent plan to raise wages for current employees, while 64 percent will offer higher starting salaries …
American Diabetes Association Announces Recipients of Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Awards
1/7/2015 3:14:20 PM
With nearly 30 million adults and children in the U.S. living with diabetes, and another 86 million living with prediabetes, diabetes is a physical and financial burden for the health of the nation. To accelerate the research needed to discover solutions to this deadly epidemic, the American Diabetes Association’s bold initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes, will fund 100 new …
Ryerson University-St. Michael’s Hospital dietetics training partnership boon for Ontario’s health-care system
1/7/2015 12:16:48 PM
Over the next eight years as many as 50 per cent of dietitians in Ontario plan to retire. Their positions may not be filled fast enough as there is an acute shortage of the required practical training positions available to new graduates – a step all dietetics students must complete before becoming registered dietitians. To help address this shortage, Ryerson University and …
Allegheny Health Network Welcomes Breast Specialist Mary Beth Malay, MD
1/7/2015 12:13:34 PM
Allegheny Health Network is pleased to welcome breast specialist Mary Beth Malay, MD. Dr. Malay has joined the physicians of Allegheny Health Network’s Breast Surgeons in caring for patients with breast cancer, breast disease, those with high risk for breast cancer with extensive experience in breast care. Dr. Malay received her medical degree from the Medical College of …
Learn to provide nutritious meals to fussy eaters
Learn to provide nutritious meals to fussy eaters
1/6/2015 8:04:12 PM
Nutrition expert and mother Sarah Kottmann said mother tended to become stressed when their kids didn’t eat the nutritious meal provided especially at dinner time and reverted to giving them fast food or junk.   “ Its extremely important not to give up on providing nutritious food, it’s a phase that will pass” said Ms Kottmann.   “ Find ways that provide your child with …
Scott Whyte Elected to WEDI Board of Directors
1/6/2015 1:09:04 PM
Scott Whyte, Senior Vice President of Growth and Innovation for ClearDATA, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve healthcare information exchange. Whyte’s term will begin January 2015. Whyte joins an August group of board members who are executives from premier …
The Elizabeth Hospice Offers Workshop: What To Do With Stuff: Another Year Begins
The Elizabeth Hospice Offers Workshop: What To Do With Stuff: Another Year Begins
1/6/2015 1:08:22 PM
As part of its “Living While Grieving” series, The Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice will present the grief workshop “What To Do With Stuff : Another Year Begins” on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 2 to 5 p.m. The workshop is open to the community-at-large, regardless of the type of loss experienced.   This workshop will address practical strategies …
Publicis Touchpoint Solutions Partners with Cegedim Relationship Management for Next-Generation CRM, CLM, and Remote Detailing Solution
1/6/2015 12:00:00 PM
  Yardley, PA — January 6, 2015 —  Publicis Touchpoint Solutions , Inc.—a leading provider of customized cross-channel healthcare sales, service, and clinical teams—announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Cegedim Relationship Management . Touchpoint will be employing Cegedim’s cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM), closed loop …