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Researchers show potential of stem cell-based therapy in treating brain-metastatic breast cancer

Researchers show potential of stem cell-based therapy in treating brain-metastatic breast cancer

Investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have developed an imageable mouse model of brain-metastatic breast cancer and shown the potential of a stem-cell-based therapy to eliminate metastatic cells from the brain and prolong survival. [More]
Enrollment begins for first major cardiovascular prevention trial for people infected with HIV

Enrollment begins for first major cardiovascular prevention trial for people infected with HIV

The first clinical trial to investigate whether treatment with a statin drug can reduce the increased cardiovascular disease risk in people infected with HIV has begun enrolling patients. Based at Massachusetts General Hospital, the six-year, $40 million REPRIEVE (Randomized Study to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV) trial will be conducted at around 100 sites in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Thailand with funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in collaboration with the AIDS Clinical Trials Group and support from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. [More]
UTEP engineers developing technology that could help predict breast cancer risk

UTEP engineers developing technology that could help predict breast cancer risk

Technology developing at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is on track to predict if and when breast cancer will appear. [More]
MGH researchers find probable mechanism associated with risk of developing serious diseases

MGH researchers find probable mechanism associated with risk of developing serious diseases

Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have found the probable mechanism underlying a previously described biomarker associated with the risk of developing serious diseases ranging from cancer to cardiovascular disease and the risk of serious complications. In a paper published in the American Journal of Hematology, the research team reports finding that higher levels of a measure routinely taken as part of the complete blood count - the extent of variation in the size of red blood cells - is caused by reduced clearance of aging cells from the bloodstream. [More]
Study shows epilepsy drug can protect vision of MS patients

Study shows epilepsy drug can protect vision of MS patients

A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may surprisingly protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015. [More]

Trio of Andor EMCCD cameras chosen to unravel the inner structure of Herpes simplex virus

Although super-resolution light microscopy has broken new ground in our understanding of subcellular structures and the movement of individual molecules within cells, its use to investigate virus particles is in its infancy... [More]
Veracyte, GE parnter to develop new solutions to improve disease diagnosis

Veracyte, GE parnter to develop new solutions to improve disease diagnosis

Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, and GE today announced a research collaboration to develop new solutions that can improve disease diagnosis. [More]
Toronto General Hospital unveils novel technology-based platform to improve patient care

Toronto General Hospital unveils novel technology-based platform to improve patient care

The Toronto General Hospital today becomes the first healthcare institution in the world to unveil a novel technology-based platform aimed at shortening the time required to translate medical research into clinical practice. This will enable faster diagnoses and more rapid treatment for patients with heart disease and other conditions that are detected using advanced medical imaging devices. [More]
Two radiologists win Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Leaders in Innovation Award

Two radiologists win Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Leaders in Innovation Award

Two visionaries of interventional radiology were recently awarded the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Leaders in Innovation Award. The awards, to Lindsay Machan, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist at Vancouver Hospital, British Columbia, and Kieran J. Murphy, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist at the University of Toronto, both in Canada, were announced March 4 during the society's Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta. [More]

BioTek to exhibit at American Association for Cancer Research 2015

BioTek Instruments will demonstrate their latest microplate-based imaging, detection and liquid handling solutions for cancer research at the AACR Annual Meeting to be held April 18-22 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [More]

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology graduate university completes installation of new Talos Arctica Cryo-TEM from FEI

FEI has completed the installation of a new Talos Arctica™ cryo-transmission electron microscope (TEM) at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan... [More]
PAREXEL announces three new academic programs to develop global biopharmaceutical workforce

PAREXEL announces three new academic programs to develop global biopharmaceutical workforce

PAREXEL International Corporation, a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today announced three new academic programs at the PAREXEL Academy. [More]
MGH investigators identify inflammatory molecule that plays key role in lupus

MGH investigators identify inflammatory molecule that plays key role in lupus

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have identified an inflammatory molecule that appears to play an essential role in the autoimmune disorder systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly known as lupus. [More]
Radlink, DePuy Synthes sign exclusive worldwide sales agency agreement

Radlink, DePuy Synthes sign exclusive worldwide sales agency agreement

Radlink, Inc., an emerging global leader in advanced medical imaging technology, announced today that it has signed an exclusive worldwide sales agency agreement with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Synthes Companies. The contractual partnership provides for the exclusive worldwide distribution of Radlink's advanced imaging products, including the revolutionary Galileo Positioning System (GPS) featuring Surgeon's Checklist software, through DePuy Synthes Companies' sales representatives worldwide. [More]

Quest Diagnostics grants Supplier Excellence Awards to five companies

Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today awarded Supplier Excellence Awards to five companies at its 2015 Supplier Forum. [More]
VSV-based vaccine yields promising results for rapid development of effective Ebola vaccine

VSV-based vaccine yields promising results for rapid development of effective Ebola vaccine

A live vaccine based on the "Vesicular Stomatitis Virus" (VSV) has yielded highly promising results for the rapid development of an effective vaccine against the Ebola virus. This vaccine would only need to be injected once for long-lasting immunoprotection. [More]

PAREXEL introduces new version of Regulatory Information Management platform

PAREXEL International Corporation, a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today introduced the latest version of its Regulatory Information Management (RIM) platform: LIQUENT InSight 6.0. [More]
Ebola epidemic reveals critical weaknesses in global public health system

Ebola epidemic reveals critical weaknesses in global public health system

In the year since the World Health Organization (WHO) was first notified of an outbreak of what proved to be Ebola virus disease in the west African country of Guinea, more than 24,000 cases have been reported and over 10,000 individuals have died - primarily in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. [More]
DePuy Synthes inks sales agreement with Radlink to offer real-time image guidance with hip replacement systems

DePuy Synthes inks sales agreement with Radlink to offer real-time image guidance with hip replacement systems

DePuy Synthes Companies has signed an exclusive worldwide sales agreement with Radlink, Inc., an emerging global leader in advanced medical imaging technology, to offer real-time image guidance with its hip replacement systems. The agreement further demonstrates DePuy Synthes Companies’ ongoing commitment to help improve patient outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and reduce costs. [More]
VIVA physician selected as new Fellows in the Society of Interventional Radiology

VIVA physician selected as new Fellows in the Society of Interventional Radiology

Dr. John D. Statler, a board-certified, fellowship-trained Interventional Radiologist with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates, is one of only 23 physicians nationwide selected this year as new Fellows in the Society of Interventional Radiology. [More]
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