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CDC Still Stumped by Mystery Paralysis in Kids

Disease detectives say they're still stumped by what causes a rare, polio-like paralyzing condition in kids and say they don't have a No. 1 suspect.

Doctors and Marriage: Should You Have a Prenup?

Love is powerful, yet marriage always involves some element of risk. Can you protect your finances and your practice in the event of a divorce and still start off a marriage on the right foot? Medscape Business of Medicine

Liver cells under the microscope

The purpose of the University of Queensland’s Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM), located at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), is to promote, support and initiate research and teaching in the applications of microscopy and microanalysis. Appropriately, the centre is now home to Australia’s first in-situ sectioning electron microscope. CMM...

Concerns About Using the Patient Safety Indicator-90 Composite in Pay-for-Performance Programs

This Viewpoint discusses how CMS’s use of the composite Patient Safety Indicator-90 in pay-for-performance programs falls short in its attempt to accurately and fairly measure preventable complications.

House passes DEA scheduling bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.639, a bipartisan bill that would require the Drug Enforcement Administration to schedule new drugs no later than 90 days after a drug is approved or when the agency receives FDA's scheduling recommendation, whichever comes later. It would also provide a timeline for DEA to register controlled substances for use in clinical trials. Reps. Joe Pitts (R-Pa...

Medigus files to trade on Nasdaq

Medigus's product is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for treatment of severe heartburn.

Takeda Publishes Annual Report 2015

Osaka, Japan, July 31, 2015 --- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) today announced that it has published the Annual Report 2015, which offers a thorough look at the company's business results and Corporate Social Responsibility accomplishments in fiscal 2014, as well as str

Joint Press Release of Settlement

The Academy of Allergy & Asthma in Primary Care ("AAAPC"), United Allergy Services ("UAS"), and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology ("AAAAI") (collectively the "settling parties"), are jointly announcing that they have reached a settlement concerning an antitrust lawsuit AAAPC and UAS filed in federal district court in San Antonio, T...

U.S. FDA Approves Minerva Endometrial Ablation System

92% of Clinical Study Patients had Their Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Reduced to a Normal Level or Less. Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2015 There’s a new treatment option for excessive menstrual bleeding – The Minerva Endometrial Ablation System. Minerva is the first commercially available new FDA approved system in the last 14 years, and the only endometrial ablation product to combine t...

Metalloproteins: Simple structure, complex function

The four-helix bundle is a simple structural motif, widespread in nature, that is involved in numerous and fundamental processes. This portfolio is now expanded by the report of a four-helix bundle protein able to store copper for particulate methane monooxygenase, an enzyme that catalyzes methane oxidation.

FDA Approves Oral Potassium-Binder Patiromer (Veltassa)

It's been shown in trials to safely normalize serum potassium levels in patients taking drugs known to raise potassium, including aldosterone blockers and ACE inhibitors. Heartwire from Medscape

The Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center Announces Adult Stem Cell Public Seminars in The Villages, Florida

Upcoming Adult Stem Cell Lectures on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM in The Villages, Florida The Villages, Florida (PRWEB) December 02, 2015 The Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center announces a series of free public seminars on the use of adult stem cells for various degenerative and inflammatory conditions. They will be provided by Dr. Thomas A. Gionis, Surgeon-in-Chief, and Dr...

DNA dumpster diving

Since the 1960s, it's largely been assumed that most of the DNA in the human genome was junk. It didn't encode proteins—the main activity of our genes— so it was assumed to serve no purpose. But Assistant Professor of Biology Nelson Lau is among a new generation of scientists questioning that hypothesis. His findings suggest we've been wrong about junk DNA and it may be time for a reappraisal....

CVS Indication-Based Pricing For Cancer Drugs May Roll Out Later In 2016

Pharmacy benefit manager CVS is considering a range of drugs and indications for the program, noting some oncology approvals in the coming months may be eligible.

AANA Reminds Clinicians that MH is Life-Threatening

March is malignant hyperthermia (MH) awareness and training month, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has joined the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS) in educating healthcare professionals about the resources available for scientific understanding and optimum treatment of MH and related disorders.   MH is a rare, inherited syndrome that c...

World Congress Announces Agenda for The 340B Summit

Boston, MA, March 22, 2016 --( World Congress has announced the agenda for The 340B Summit taking place at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. Covered entities will gather at this inaugural event to determine the impact of revised mega-guidance, discuss strategies for managing compliance, and evaluate the financial risks and opportunities of the 340B program....

ProvayBlue given FDA new drug application status

Pharma development company, Provepharm’s ProvayBlue (methylene blue) Injection has been given New Drug Application status from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under its accelerated approval regulations

AstraZeneca’s Zavifecta meets primary endpoint in Phase III pneumonia trials

AstraZeneca has announced results from a Phase III trial for its recently approved antibiotic, Zavifecta (ceftazidime-avibactam), which met its primary endpoints in the treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia. read more

ALPCO’s New STELLUX® Chemi Active GLP-1 ELISA Offers High Sensitivity with Low Sample Volume

Salem, NH, September 13, 2016 --( ALPCO has launched its new STELLUX® Chemi Active GLP-1 ELISA specific for the determination of the (7-36 amide) GLP-1 fragment, which is the prime biologically active form of GLP-1 in humans and mice. The newest addition to the STELLUX® Chemiluminescence line of assays features superior sensitivity of < 1 pM, making it ideal for quantifying ...

GSK files for approval of subcutaneous lupus drug

GlaxoSmithKline has filed for approval of a subcutaneous formulation of its lupus drug Benlysta on both sides of the Atlantic.

Acceleron Announces Retirement of John Knopf as President and CEO; Habib Dable Named as Successor

– Habib Dable Appointed as President and CEO – – Leadership Transition Highlights Acceleron’s Progression to its Next Stage of Growth – CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:XLRN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization … Continue reading → Cet article Acce...

A Personal Tribute to Dale Schenk

On Friday morning, September 30, 2016, Prothena Co-founder and CEO Dale Schenk passed away after a brave fight with pancreatic cancer. Our team mourns the loss of a great scientist and human being, but even more so for the loss felt by the Prothena team and his loved ones.For years, I was Dr. Schenk’s fanboy. I collected his articles like others collected comics. A few years ago, I was attending...

Pharma Leader Series: Top 25 Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturers 2016-2026: Companies Looking to Replicate Wet AMD Drug Successes in Dry AMD, Glaucoma and Allergic, Inflammatory & Infective Ocular Conditions

LONDON, Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Report DetailsWhat can be expected from the ophthalmic drugs market? Which companies are going to be most successful in the next 10 years? Which therapeutic areas are going to grow at the fastest rates? This visiongain report shows you potential revenues to 2026, assessing data, trends, opportunities and prospects in the market.Our 220-page report provides 160...

The Consortium of Sterile Sciences

Santa Rosa, CA, October 14, 2016 --( As member of the Healthy People Consortium of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Consortium of Sterile Sciences is working with medical centers across the nation to establish centers of excellence in surgical instrument processing. Their mission is to research, develop and provide advanced education in sterile sciences with metrics ...

AMT BioSprint series TEM cameras

AMT offers a complete line of digital imaging capabilities from 2.8 to 16 MP formats. All systems provide sharp images with high dynamic range and low noise. The systems have modular designs that provide ease of use. High-performance optics with specially designed finite-conjugate lenses are used in all systems. The use of high-resolution RES phosphors means minimised electron scattering effects ...

Enterprise Therapeutics appoints Dr John Ford as CEO.

Brighton, UK – October 17, 2016: Enterprise Therapeutics Ltd, a drug discovery company dedicated to the research and development of novel therapies for the treatment of respiratory diseases, today announced that it has appointed Dr John Ford as CEO with immediate effect. Enterprise Therapeutics is developing novel muco-regulatory therapies for patients suffering with Chronic Obstruct...

NY/NJ CEO Conference to Feature Prominent Biotech and Pharmaceutical Leaders on November 2nd – 3rd at Apella in New York City

Join some of the biggest names in biotech and pharmaceuticals including Emmanuel Caeymaex (UCB),&nbsp;Ron Cohen (Acorda), Mikael Dolsten (Pfizer), David Epstein (former Novartis), Glenn Gormley (Daiichi Sankyo), Bob Greifeld (NASDAQ), Joel Marcus (Alexandria Ventures), Francois Nader (Acceleron),&nbsp;Paris Panayiotopoulos (Ariad),&nbsp;Deepa Pakianathan (Delphi Ventures), John Sculley...

BMJ Awards South Asia 2016: how to find the best in South Asian healthcare

The rugged Leh district, in the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir, has a remarkable healthcare story. Until a few years ago its people had no access to specialist healthcare—anything other than...

Acutus Medical® Announces First Patient Procedure in Pivotal Atrial Fibrillation Trial (UNCOVER-AF) and Introduction of the World’s First ElectroFunctional™ Procedure

Wednesday, October 26th 2016 at 2:00pm UTC – European and Canadian Clinical Study Evaluates AcQMap® High Resolution Imaging and Mapping System – CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Acutus Medical, an electrophysiology company committed to transforming how electrophysiologists (EPs) image, diagnose and treat complex arrhythmias, today announced the completion of the first pat...

ProMetrics and IntegriChain Form Strategic Partnership to Deliver First Guided Analytics Solution for Specialty Pharmacy Channel Management

Factory-to-Patient View Radically Improves the Actionability of Channel Data for Specialty Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 28, 2016 Philadelphia, PA, October 26, 2016 - ProMetrics, a leader in longitudinal patient-level data aggregation, today announced a strategic partnership with IntegriChain, a rapidly growing healthcare technology company focused on channel manag...

Endo finds buyer for Charlotte manufacturing plant

Endo International has signed an agreement to sell its facility in Charlotte, North Carolina to an unnamed buyer that will take on 125 workers currently employed at the site.

Plastic Materials And Resins Global Market Briefing Report 2017Including: Polypropylene PP Highdensity polyethylene PEHD, Polyvinyl chloride PVC and Polyethylene terephthalate PET Prices from USD $750

Resins are organic compounds consisting of a noncrystalline or viscous liquid substance. Plastic is a material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semisynthetic organics that are malleable and can be molded into solid objects of diverse shapes. The largest geographic markets by consumption in the plastic materials and resins sector are Asia, the Americas and Europe. Asia was the larg...

Danaher Corporation Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report Prices from USD $175

SummaryDanaher Corporation Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company's structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offerings and corporate actions, providing a 360 view of the company.Key Findings Detailed information on Danaher Corporation required for business and competitor intelligence nee...

Global Frozen Food Market 20152019 Prices from USD $2500

Overview of the frozen food marketTechnavios research analyst predicts the global frozen food market to grow steadily at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period. The rise in disposable income and the growing desire for convenience is driving the growth of this market. Consumers prefer ready to eat meals that can reduce their cooking and clean up time. Moreover, the ease of use associated with the ...

3D printing and HoloLens to improve healthcare in Latin America

  SOURCE November 2016 Brazilian doctors are using Microsoft’s HoloLens in order to improve spine surgery. In an interview with NextReality, Dr Henrique Lampert, an orthopeadic spine surgeon in Southern Brazil, and his partner Dr Bruno Gobbato have managed to perform surgery with aid from the device. The aim of their project, […]

Global Medical Dressing Market to 2019 Market Size, Development, and Forecasts Prices from USD $541

The industry report Global Medical Dressing Market to 2019 Market Size, Development, and Forecasts offers the most uptodate market data on the actual market situation, and future outlook for medical dressings in the world. The research includes historic market data from 2008 to 2014 and forecasts until 2019 which makes the report an invaluable resource for industry executives, marketing, sales an...

France Infectious Disease Molecular Diagnostics Market: Test Volume and Sales Forecasts, Supplier Shares, Competitive Strategies, Innovative Technologies, Instrumentation Review Prices from USD $4350

Complete report $4,350. nbsp;DataPack test volumes, sales forecasts, supplier shares $2,800.nbsp; The reportnbsp;is available by section, market segment, individual test, and can be customtailored to your specific information needs and budget.This new study from VPG Market Researchnbsp;contains 980 pages, 55 tables, and is designed to help current suppliers and potential market entrants identify a...

National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM Reaches Even More Students

National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM Expands to Twelve States in 2017 Giving More Elementary School Students Hands-on STEM Experience Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 27, 2016 Envision is proud to announce that the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM will be held in 12 states in the summer of 2017, up from seven national locations in the previous year. N...

Cosmo Pharmaceuticals NV COPN Pharmaceuticals Healthcare Deals and Alliances Profile Prices from USD $250

SummaryCosmo Pharmaceuticals NV Cosmo focuses on the development and manufacturing of drugs for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. The company develops its pharmaceutical products based on its multi matrix MMX technology. Its proprietary clinical development pipeline intended for the treatment of various gastrointestinal tract, inflammatory bowel diseases, colon infections and colon diagn...

UK sees first global launch of AZ’ diabetes combo Qtern

Adults in the UK with type II diabetes have gained a new treatment option to keep blood sugar levels under control with the launch of AstraZeneca's Qtern in the country.

Macquarie hebt Ziel für Microsoft auf 63 US-Dollar - 'Neutral'

Die australische Investmentbank Macquarie hat das Kursziel für die Aktien des Softwarekonzerns Microsoft von 61 auf 63 US-Dollar angehoben, aber die Einstufung auf "Neutral" belassen. Dies geht au...

VITAMINE D : Efficace en prévention des infections respiratoires aiguës - BMJ

On ne compte plus les bénéfices associés à la vitamine D et d'une étude à l'autre il reste difficile de s'y retrouver. Si au-delà de la vitamine D apportée naturellement par la lumière du soleil, une supplémentation doit passer par le conseil d'un professionnel de santé, de nombreuses preuves suggèrent qu'une suppl...

[Correspondence] The revised US refugee ban, health, and security

President Trump issued a revised travel and refugee ban on March 6, 2017, in the wake of judicial orders preventing implementation of his previous ban.1,2 The new order discontinues the bar on entry into the USA for permanent residents, reduces from seven to six the number of predominantly Muslim countries whose nationals are suspended from entry for at least 90 days, ends the indefinite bar on en...

The Wellness Network (TWN) and American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Release New Patient-friendly Videos on "Managing Your Diabetes"

PEWAUKEE, Wis., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wellness Network (TWN) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today announced the release of an exciting new video resource that supports diabetes educators and other health care professionals in educating Americans who have, are affected by or are at risk for diabetes. "Managing Your Diabetes" introduces patients and ...

Postsynaptic synaptotagmins mediate AMPA receptor exocytosis during LTP

Postsynaptic synaptotagmin-1 and synaptotagmin-7 mediate calcium-dependent exocytosis of AMPA receptors during long-term potentiation.

An Innovative Specialty Pharmacy Expands Its Reach Beyond Long Island

IslandCare Specialty Pharmacy Rebrands to Paramount Specialty Pharmacy Melville, NY (PRWEB) April 06, 2017 Long Island based Specialty Pharmacy, IslandCare, has changed their name and branding to Paramount Specialty Pharmacy to reflect their rapidly expanding reach and growing offering of innovative services. The specialty pharmacy world has grown exponentially in the past few years due to expand...

Report: Coca-Cola set for evolution in strategy, offerings

Coca-Cola is taking a new approach to the beverage space, with its incoming CEO calling for it to become a “total beverage company,” according to a report in AdWeek. The company is moving toward a focus on such healthier offerings as organic tea, coconut water, coffee, water and juices, and it’s set to reduce sugar in upwards of 500 of its beverages this year. (AdWeek)

Video: CRISPR-created seedless tomatoes could eliminate need for bee pollination

Don’t like the seeds in tomatoes? You might be pleased to know that seedless ones have been created by gene editing. The technique will make it possible to make a much wider range of seedless fruits than is currently available – and also means farmers might not have to rely on declining bee populations. Whether we ever […]

Teva's Austedo is first 'heavy hydrogen' drug to win US FDA approval

The US FDA has approved its first deuterated drug, clearing Teva’s Austedo (deutetrabenazine) for Huntington’s disease-related movement disorders.

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