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15:05 EST 10th February 2016 | BioPortfolio

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Wednesday 10th February 2016

Optimum Healthcare IT Named a Top-Ranking Customer-Rated KLAS Reviewed Vendor in Go-Live Support

Optimum Healthcare IT a leading healthcare IT staffing and consulting services company, announced that it was a top-ranking Customer-Rated KLAS Reviewed vendor in the Go-Live Support category of the 2015

NEC Display Launches Powerful Media Switches to Enable Greater Collaboration

Companies, Schools and Houses of Worship Benefit from Built-in Control of NEC Devices and Easy Syncing NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, today announced a new HDBaseT media switch that combines the ease of use of a push-button media switch with the robust connectivity of HDBas...

Better approach needed to detect and treat military personnel with adverse effects from mefloquine

The use of mefloquine in militarny personnel has long been controversial.1 Recent evidence presented to the current defence select committee inquiry called mefloquine the “least safe of the available...

California doctor convicted of murder in overdose deaths is sentenced to 30 years

A California doctor who had been found guilty of second degree murder for overprescribing drugs that caused the deaths through overdose of three of her patients has been sentenced to 30 years to life...

Two GPs face charges of manslaughter over death of boy in 2012

Two GPs have appeared in court charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of a 12 year old patient who died in December 2012 in Wales.Joanne Rudling, 45, and Lindsey Thomas, 42, entered not...

Applied Health Analytics Expands Leadership Team and Services with an Eye on 2016 Growth

Nashville-based Applied Health Analytics, LLC has expanded its leadership team in response to increased demand for strategies that help health systems grow downstream revenue as they move from a Fee-For-Service to a Value-Based Care model. Applied Health Analytics helps improve population health by working with health systems to drive new, fully insured an...

Indian Scientists Study Chunk that Fell From Sky, Killed Man

Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite. The object slammed into the ground at an engineering college over the weekend, shattering a water cooler and sending splinters and shards flying. Police say a bus driver standing nearby was hit by the debris and died while being taken to a hospita...

Breakthroughs in the treatment and prevention of Clostridium difficile infection

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is one of the most common health-care-associated infections. Here, Kociolek and Gerding discuss the latest advances in the treatment and prevention of CDI, describing developments in antibiotic therapy, biotherapeutic approaches such as faecal microbiota transplantation or nontoxigenic C. difficile, and immunological approaches such as antibodies or vaccines.

Liver: DNA methylation controls liver fibrogenesis

New analysis reveals that activation of hepatic stellate cells, the key process driving liver fibrosis, is regulated through epigenetic mechanisms, including DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation.

Gut microbiota: Microbes offer engineering strategies to combat cancer

This commentary outlines our expanding opportunities to harness the gut microbiota for cancer prevention and remission. Ultimately, simple microbial strategies might impart immune balance throughout the body leading to sustained good health.

Hepatocellular carcinoma: A role for lncRNA in liver cancer

NASH: NASH and TLR9

Video Interview: Armed With Promising Clinical Data, Abivax Seeks Partners

Big-Mouthed Fish Swam the Cretaceous Oceans

Splashing about the oceans of the Cretaceous Period was a genus of fish with an impressive, gaping maw. Rhinconichthys, by fossil discovery standards, is a rare catch. In 2010, DePaul Univ.Read more about Big-Mouthed Fish Swam the Cretaceous Oceans

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ 2016 Outpatient Glucose Monitoring Consensus Statement Offers Guidelines for Physicians’ Management of Diabetes Patient Care

Citing glycemic measurement as an essential component of care for all patients with diabetes, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today announced the publication of its outpatient glucose monitoring consensus statement. The statement provides detailed analys

BIO Opens Nominations for the Third Annual Rosalind Franklin Award

The Rosalind Franklin Award is given annually to an outstanding woman in the industrial biotechnology sector who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the biobased economy and biotech innovation. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) will begin accepting nominations for the Award today. The award will be presented and the winn...

CTI/Baxalta Withdraw Pacritinib NDA Following More Deaths

Things have gone from bad to worse for CTI BioPharma Corp. this week. Shares lost 60% of their value to close at $0.44 on Feb. 8 following news the US FDA had placed a partial clinical hold on myelofibrosis treatment candidate pacritinib. And now, the...

Merck & Co Extending Allergy Interests With House Dust Mite Filing

The US allergy vaccines market is dominated by old-school injectable allergen extracts that allergy specialists formulate in their offices and administer to patients over long periods; Merck & Co and other developers of new anti-allergy products are...

WHO urges precautions in Zika areas but reassures most births normal

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Wednesday advised women in areas with the Zika virus, especially during pregnancy, to cover up against mosquitoes and practice safe sex but also reassured them that most would give birth to "normal ...

Catholic group urges pope to allow contraception to fight Zika

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Roman Catholic group appealed to Pope Francis on Wednesday to allow Church members to "follow their conscience" and use contraception or to let women have abortions to protect themselves against the Zika virus.

Nanoparticle reduces targeted cancer drug's toxicity

In one of the first efforts to date to apply nanotechnology to targeted cancer therapeutics, researchers have created a nanoparticle formulation of a cancer drug that is both effective and nontoxic -- qualities harder to achieve with the free drug. Their...

Integral Molecular expands intellectual property landscape with international patents protecting key Lipoparticle technology

Integral Molecular, a leader in membrane protein antibody discovery, has announced the issuance of two key patents in Europe and the U.S., strengthening the company's rapidly expanding patent portfolio for its Lipoparticle technology which enables antibody discovery against challenging membrane protein targets. Patent EP166038 marks the company’...

UPDATE 2-WHO urges precautions in Zika areas but reassures most births normal

* Most women in Zika areas "will give birth to normal infants"

Authors’ reply to Gotzsche and Hamilton

We thank Gøtzsche and Hamilton for their thoughtful responses.1 2 3Gøtzsche raises an important problem: the risk of dependence in people taking second generation antidepressants. The evidence for...

Qualitative research and The BMJ

Trish Greenhalgh and colleagues argue persuasively that qualitative research is important.1 Why, they ask, has The BMJ, once a champion of qualitative research, seemingly turned away from it? They...


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