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Researchers set up innovative project to monitor physical activity of patients with haemophilia

Researchers set up innovative project to monitor physical activity of patients with haemophilia

The research group Intelligent Data Analysis Laboratory from the School of Engineering Universitat de València (UV) and a team of scientists at the Faculty of Physiotherapy led by Professor Felipe Querol have set up an innovative project for monitoring the physical activity of people with haemophilia through individual devices with the purpose of developing patterns which help to improve their quality of life and treatments. [More]
BWH researchers identify two-faced role of TIM-3 protein

BWH researchers identify two-faced role of TIM-3 protein

A Brigham and Women's Hospital-led team has identified a long sought-after partner for a key immune protein, called TIM-3, that helps explain its two-faced role in the immune system -- sometimes dampening it, other times stimulating it. This newly identified partner not only sheds light on the inner workings of the immune system in diseases such as HIV, autoimmunity, and cancer, but also provides a critical path toward the development of novel treatments that target TIM-3. [More]
Genom Austria project to explore impact of genome sequencing on science and society

Genom Austria project to explore impact of genome sequencing on science and society

In many countries, genome sequencing technology is now starting to become available in the clinic, where it helps to diagnose rare Mendelian diseases and contributes to personalized cancer therapy. The analysis of personal genomes also creates unprecedented opportunities for predictive health counseling, ancestry research, and many more applications that are just starting to emerge. [More]
CARsgen announces completion of series A financing

CARsgen announces completion of series A financing

CARsgen, a leader in the development of Chimeric Antigen Receptors T (CAR-T) cell immunotherapy to treat a variety of cancers, today announced the completion of a series A financing led by BVCF, a China-based healthcare private equity fund. [More]
Philips announces expanded availability of diagnostic X-ray solutions

Philips announces expanded availability of diagnostic X-ray solutions

Royal Philips today announced expanded availability of its portfolio of diagnostic X-ray solutions, including DuraDiagnost, DigitalDiagnost, MobileDiagnost wDR, MobileDiagnost Opta, ProGrade and PrimaryDiagnost. [More]
Promethera Biosciences completes €25.33 million ($31.4 million) Series C fundraising

Promethera Biosciences completes €25.33 million ($31.4 million) Series C fundraising

Promethera Biosciences, a Belgian biotechnology company developing Promethera HepaStem, a cell-based therapy for the treatment of in-born errors of metabolism and acquired liver diseases, today announces the completion of its Series C fundraising round. The company has raised €25.33 million ($31.4 million), including €20.33 million in capital. [More]
electroCore CEO highlights the importance of working with stakeholders when launching new technologies

electroCore CEO highlights the importance of working with stakeholders when launching new technologies

JP Errico, founder and CEO of electroCore, speaking at The FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference in London last week, emphasized the importance of working with each of the major stakeholders, i.e., patients and their advocates, key opinion-leading physicians, and decision-makers within the payor community at the earliest opportunity, particularly in regards to innovative and disruptive technology such as electroCore’s non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS). [More]

Nepstar revenue increases 8.1% to RMB738.3 million (US$120.3million) in Q3 2014

China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd., a leading retail drugstore chain in China based on the number of directly operated stores, today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. [More]
Decrease in prevalence of VRSA infections in southeastern Michigan

Decrease in prevalence of VRSA infections in southeastern Michigan

A new study finds a decrease in an emergent strain of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) that is resistant to last line defense antibiotics. Researchers examined the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) infections in southeastern Michigan, where the majority of these infections have occurred in the U.S. [More]
Study: Using wash cloths treated with skin cleanser could reduce skin infections in U.S. jails

Study: Using wash cloths treated with skin cleanser could reduce skin infections in U.S. jails

New research shows providing detainees wash cloths treated with a skin cleanser could reduce the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria in U.S. jails. Researchers looked at the effect on transmission of S. aureus of using wash cloths treated with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) compared with wash cloths with only plain water in detainees at Dallas County Jail. [More]
Philips' IQon Spectral CT receives FDA clearance

Philips' IQon Spectral CT receives FDA clearance

Reinforcing its commitment to enabling confident diagnosis through innovation, Royal Philips today announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its IQon Spectral CT, presenting an entirely new approach to spectral imaging. [More]
InSightec's MRgFUS system approved in Japan for treatment of women with uterine fibroids

InSightec's MRgFUS system approved in Japan for treatment of women with uterine fibroids

Elbit Imaging Ltd. announced today that it was informed by InSightec Ltd. that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has approved InSightec's MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) system for the treatment of pain palliation caused by bone metastases and advanced treatment for women with uterine fibroids. [More]
Eastern Europe restructures growth strategies to focus on medical devices sector

Eastern Europe restructures growth strategies to focus on medical devices sector

Governments in Eastern Europe have been forced to restructure their growth strategies and focus on attracting investors outside of the European Union in response to the Eurozone crisis. [More]
ProMedica invests in early stage medical device company

ProMedica invests in early stage medical device company

ProMedica has invested in an early stage medical device company that is developing and commercializing innovative and cost-effective devices for treating common vascular diseases such as peripheral artery disease (PAD). Jobst Vascular Surgeon John Pigott, MD, founded the Sylvania-based company, VentureMed Group, and its first invention is already being used in clinical trials underway in Europe. [More]
Preconception care can significantly lower adverse birth outcomes in diabetic women

Preconception care can significantly lower adverse birth outcomes in diabetic women

Pregnant women with diabetes are at an increased risk for many adverse birth outcomes. Preconception care (PCC) can significantly lower these risks by helping pregnant mothers with diabetes control their glucose levels, resulting in healthier babies and less money spent on complicated deliveries and lifelong medical complications. [More]
Comprehensive guide to help parents obtain quality medical care for children with ASDs

Comprehensive guide to help parents obtain quality medical care for children with ASDs

Navigating through the maze of health and medical services can be challenging for parents of children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). A new resource is now available for caregivers, health professionals and, especially, parents. [More]
Breast size differences have significant mental health impact in adolescent girls

Breast size differences have significant mental health impact in adolescent girls

Differences in breast size have a significant mental health impact in adolescent girls, affecting self-esteem, emotional well-being, and social functioning, reports the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
Study: Shared medical appointments benefit women undergoing evaluation for macromastia

Study: Shared medical appointments benefit women undergoing evaluation for macromastia

For women considering breast reduction surgery, initial evaluation at a shared medical appointment (SMA) provides excellent patient satisfaction in a more efficient clinic visit, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals implements enhanced patient support program

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., an affiliate of Ipsen today announced the implementation of IPSEN CARESTM (Coverage, Access, Reimbursement, & Education Support). [More]
Protein that awakens brain from sleep may fight against Alzheimer's disease

Protein that awakens brain from sleep may fight against Alzheimer's disease

A protein that stimulates the brain to awaken from sleep may be a target for preventing Alzheimer's disease, a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests. [More]