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Long-term study confirms association between more television viewing and reduced sleep in kids

Long-term study confirms association between more television viewing and reduced sleep in kids

A study following more than 1,800 children from ages 6 months to nearly 8 years found a small but consistent association between increased television viewing and shorter sleep duration. [More]

Inserm plays key role in developing European research

The French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) is currently the leading biomedical research organisation in Europe, and plays a key role in developing European research. To mark its 50th anniversary, Inserm wanted to assess the perceptions of Europeans regarding biomedical research. [More]

GE Healthcare agrees to acquire CHCA Computer Systems

GE Healthcare announced today it has agreed to acquire CHCA Computer Systems Inc., an operating room (OR) management and analytics solutions provider, headquartered in Montreal, Canada. CHCA develops the Opera software application, which has helped increase productivity and patient satisfaction in the OR by providing real-time data to support the decision making and management of surgical procedures. [More]

22 new Centres for Doctoral Training

Postgraduate training in a wide range of engineering and scientific fields important to the UK's economy received a further boost today. Twenty two new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) were announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt. Hon George Osborne MP. [More]

Global Radio Pharmaceutical market predicted to grow at 18.39% by 2016

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Radiopharmaceutical Market 2012-2016 [More]
Investigators find group of drugs to treat heart attacks and cancer metastasis

Investigators find group of drugs to treat heart attacks and cancer metastasis

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may have found a way to solve a problem that has plagued a group of drugs called ligand-mimicking integrin inhibitors, which have the potential to treat conditions ranging from heart attacks to cancer metastasis. [More]

PAREXEL International expands global Clinical Logistics Services capabilities

PAREXEL International Corporation, a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today announced the expansion of its global Clinical Logistics Services (CLS) capabilities. A new, state-of-the-art distribution center in Singapore and the recent expansion of the Company's facilities in Billerica, Mass., will help PAREXEL more effectively manage clients' global clinical trial supply requirements. [More]

GE announces winners of the GE Healthcare 2013 Cell Imaging Competition

GE Healthcare Life Sciences (NYSE:GE) today announced Vanessa Auld from Canada, Martin Barr from Ireland and Graham Wright from Singapore as the winners of the GE Healthcare 2013 Cell Imaging Competition. [More]

MEDIAN Technologies inks €700K deal with leading pharmaceutical company

MEDIAN Technologies, a leading medical imaging software solutions developer and a service provider for image interpretation and management in oncology clinical trials, today announced it has signed a contract with a global top five pharmaceutical company. [More]

EOS imaging announces CE mark of hipEOS

EOS imaging, the pioneer in orthopaedic 2D/3D imaging, announced today the CE mark of hipEOS, a 3D hip arthroplasty planning software based on EOS biplanar 3D imaging. [More]
3D mammography now available at Lenox Hill Radiology

3D mammography now available at Lenox Hill Radiology

Lenox Hill Radiology, a wholly owned subsidiary of RadNet, Inc., a national leader in providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of owned and operated outpatient imaging centers, announces that 3D mammography, the latest innovation in breast cancer screening, is now available at its 79th Street location on the Upper West Side. [More]
Researchers determine affected areas of brain using speech processing tests with aid of fMRT

Researchers determine affected areas of brain using speech processing tests with aid of fMRT

The brain processes read and heard language differently. This is the key and new finding of a study at the University Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the MedUni Vienna, unveiled on the eve of the European Radiology Congress in Vienna (6 to 10 March). [More]

Mindray's ADS holders entitled to receive March 2014 dividend

Mindray Medical International Limited ("Mindray"), a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of medical devices worldwide, announced today that, in accordance with NYSE rules, holders of record of Mindray ADS at the close of business on March 14, 2014 are entitled to the recently declared dividend ($0.50 per ordinary share). [More]
Novel cancer immunotherapy approach may provide new weapon against most deadly tumors

Novel cancer immunotherapy approach may provide new weapon against most deadly tumors

A novel approach to cancer immunotherapy - strategies designed to induce the immune system to attack cancer cells - may provide a new and cost-effective weapon against some of the most deadly tumors, including ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. [More]

Computational Fluid Dynamics helps patients with pulmonary disorders breathe easier

A more accurate and successful, yet complex approach used in designing an airplane is now taking off in the health care industry. [More]

Mindray's net revenues increase 16.5% to $368.4 million in fourth quarter 2013

Mindray Medical International Limited, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, announced today its selected unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
Researchers identify mutations in gene that can reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Researchers identify mutations in gene that can reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes

An international team led by researchers at the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has identified mutations in a gene that can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even in people who have risk factors such as obesity and old age. [More]
Cedars-Sinai researchers develop unique imaging device to "light up" malignant brain tumors

Cedars-Sinai researchers develop unique imaging device to "light up" malignant brain tumors

Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to "light up" malignant brain tumors and other cancers. [More]

Seno Medical Instruments sells $34.6 million of $39 million Series C equity funding round

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering opto-acoustic imaging as a tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, today announced that it has sold $34.6 million of a $39 million Series C equity funding round from existing investors with the lead investment from MedCare Investment Funds. [More]
CBT improves blood sugar control and brings faster relief of depression in patients with type 2 diabetes

CBT improves blood sugar control and brings faster relief of depression in patients with type 2 diabetes

Although maintaining good blood sugar control is crucial for avoiding complications of diabetes, it has been estimated that only about half of patients are successful in meeting target blood glucose levels. [More]