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02:31 EST 21st February 2017 | BioPortfolio

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Esperion Update: Amgen's Repatha Does Well and ESPR Goes Up

Esperion Therapeutics (ESPR) is an Ann Arbor, Michigan based biotech focused on the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Esperion’s lead drug candidate is bempedoic acid

KIND CEO Daniel Lubetzky Pledges $25 Million To Fight Unhealthy Food Industry Influence

Will launch an organization called "Feed the Truth" aimed at more transparency behind nutrition research, information, and policy.

Using “Cerebral Organoids” to Trace the Elemental Composition of a Developing Brain

Using “Cerebral Organoids” to Trace the Elemental Composition of a Developing Brain Curator: Marzan Khan, B.Sc A research focused on the detection of micronutrient accumulation in the developing brain has been conducted recently by a team of scientific researchers in Brazil(1). Their study was comprised of a cutting-edge technology – human cerebral organoids, which are […]

Addressing Patients' Social Problems Can Reduce ED Visits and Healthcare Costs

A recent article discussed how addressing the social problems of hospital emergency department (ED) super-users can results in substantial savings for hospitals (see: Tackling Patients’ Social Problems Can Cut Health Costs). Below is an excerpt from it: [S]uper-utilizers of healthcare services] cost public and private insurers dearly — making up...

To Model Viki Odintcova: That Photo Was Really Not Worth Risking Your Life

Take a look at what she did on top of the Cayan tower in Dubai.

Qsource Chosen to Provide Support for Small Practices in CMS Quality Payment Program

MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwired - February 20, 2017) -The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a contract to Qsource to help small Read more...

Don Nickleson Appointed Executive Chairman; Calvin Johnson named CEO of Comprehensive Pharmacy ...

MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwired - February 20, 2017) -Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the nation's largest hospital pharmacy services provider, announced today that Don Nickleson, who Read more...

How This Young Woman’s Tragic Night Out Changed Our View of Death

(New York Post) – On April 14, 1975, 21-year-old Karen Ann Quinlan partied with friends at a New Jersey bar, mixing gin and tranquilizers along the way. By the end of the night, she collapsed and fell into a permanent … Read More

Blast Off: Stem Cells from Mayo Clinic Physician’s Lab Launch into Space

(Eurekalert) – Consider it one physician’s giant leap for mankind. Today, the latest rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, included a payload of several samples of donated adult stem cells from a research laboratory at … Read More

Should We Die?

(The Atlantic) – The billionaire technologists’ obsession with living forever can approach a sort of parody. Oracle’s Ellison once said, “Death makes me very angry”—suggesting this pillar of nature is just another consumer pain-point to be relieved with an app. … Read More

Norma McCorvey, ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade Case Legalizing Abortion, Dies Aged 69

(The Guardian) – Norma McCorvey, who was just 22 years old when she became better known as Jane Roe in the landmark 1973 supreme court case Roe v Wade, has died aged 69 in her home state of Texas. Her … Read More

Don’t Believe the Hype When It Comes to AI

(Wired) – Thanks to neural networks – digital approximations of the way that the human brain learns – artificial intelligence has made enormous breakthroughs in everything from creating machines that can recognise faces with more accuracy than a human, to … Read More

Official Ban Is No Break on China’s Surrogacy Sector

(South China Morning Post) – Despite being banned on the mainland, the business of surrogacy is thriving, as shown by the fast growth of a Shanghai-based agency reported on by ­domestic media. AA69, one of the mainland’s first surrogacy businesses, … Read More

Nextech to Host Third Annual EDGE User Conference

Nextech EDGE 2017 national user conference will bring specialty practices together for more than 130 educational and networking sessions TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - February 20, Read more...

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces National Day of Action on Affordable Care Act Repeal

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces National Day of Action on Affordable Care Act Repeal

Why GlaxoSmithKline's 2017 Guidance Is Conservative

Regional Medical Center of San Jose and Good Samaritan Hospital Part of the Good Samaritan ...

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - February 20, 2017) -Regional Medical Center of San Jose and Good Samaritan Hospital are proud to announce they are Read more...

EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Natus ...

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Read more...

Novavax to Host Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2016 Financial Results ...

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Read more...

Place emotional harms on a par with physical ones

Why would a well-respected, venerable health care organization adopt a soft and squishy approach — tracking disrespect and other forms of emotional harm — to monitor its performance? In 2007, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a 672-bed health system affiliated with Harvard Medical School, adopted the audacious aim of eliminating all preventable harm by […]

Avaya Networking Delivers the Foundation for Erlanger Health System's Technology-Enabled Vision

Seventh-largest U.S. hospital system implements Avaya Fabric Connect networking and communications applications to become a top tech healthcare organization SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - February Read more...

South East London ME Support Group respond to ‘Improving Lives: The Health, Work and Disability Green Paper’ | 20 February 2017

This response was written by Catherine Hale and Patricia de Wolfe. The South East London ME Support Group is a small charity for the support of people living with Myalgic...

M*Modal's Artificial Intelligence Frees Up More Than 2 Million Hours of Physician Time for ...

Achieving top KLAS rankings, M*Modal also reports growing market momentum for its cloud-based, speech-driven clinical documentation solutions FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwired - February 20, 2017) - Read more...

drchrono Opens New Office in Baltimore to Support Growing Revenue Cycle Management Division

drchrono increases investment in RCM and customer support; announces Vice President of RCM division ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2017) - drchrono, Inc., the Read more...

Mettler-Toledo: Trying To Determine An Entry Point


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