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Biogen Idec, Columbia University Medical Center form $30 million genomics research alliance

Biogen Idec, Columbia University Medical Center form $30 million genomics research alliance

Biogen Idec and Columbia University Medical Center have formed a $30 million strategic alliance to conduct genetics discovery research on the underlying causes of disease and to identify new treatment approaches. As part of this agreement, a sequencing and analysis facility and shared postdoctoral program will be established at Columbia to support collaborative genetics studies. [More]
Gaumard provides update on installations of Victoria birthing simulators in the U.S.

Gaumard provides update on installations of Victoria birthing simulators in the U.S.

Gaumard Scientific Company today provided an update on installations of the Victoria birthing simulator at U.S. health care educational facilities. [More]
Daiichi Sankyo receives FDA approval for SAVAYSA (edoxaban) Tablets

Daiichi Sankyo receives FDA approval for SAVAYSA (edoxaban) Tablets

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved SAVAYSA (edoxaban) Tablets, an oral, once-daily selective factor Xa-inhibitor, to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism (SE) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). [More]
FDA approves RYTARY for Parkinson's disease treatment

FDA approves RYTARY for Parkinson's disease treatment

Impax Pharmaceuticals, a division of Impax Laboratories, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved RYTARY, an extended-release oral capsule formulation of carbidopa-levodopa, for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, post-encephalitic parkinsonism, and parkinsonism that may follow carbon monoxide intoxication and / or manganese intoxication. [More]
JHQ special issue focuses on 'Transitions in Care'

JHQ special issue focuses on 'Transitions in Care'

The current issue of the Journal for Healthcare Quality is devoted entirely to an increasingly significant concern in healthcare quality management - how to assure favorable outcomes when transitioning patients from one clinical environment to another or to the home. [More]
Capsule Tech announces availability of healthcare's first medical device information system

Capsule Tech announces availability of healthcare's first medical device information system

Capsule Tech, Inc., the leading global provider of medical device integration solutions, recently announced the general availability of SmartLinx, healthcare's first medical device information system (MDIS). [More]
EarlySense brings Bedside Monitor and Central Display System to Canadian Market

EarlySense brings Bedside Monitor and Central Display System to Canadian Market

EarlySense, the market leader in contact-free monitoring solutions today announced an approval to distribute its latest Bedside Monitor and Central Display System in the Canadian Market. EarlySense is bringing to Canada a unique solution that empowers clinicians to provide efficient, safe care based on early indication of high risk situations for falls, pressure ulcers or deterioration such as caused by Opioid therapy. [More]
Holding breath during radiation therapy can reduce radiation exposure to the heart

Holding breath during radiation therapy can reduce radiation exposure to the heart

Women who have breast cancer on their left side present a particular challenge to radiation oncologists. Studies have shown that the risk of heart disease is higher in this group of women after radiation treatment because it can be difficult to ensure that a sufficient dose of radiation is delivered to the left breast while adequately shielding the heart from exposure. [More]
Outbreaks of infectious diseases offer lessons for critical care providers

Outbreaks of infectious diseases offer lessons for critical care providers

Outbreaks of infectious diseases, such as Ebola in West Africa, offer insight for how healthcare professionals can respond more effectively to current and future challenges, according to editors of the American Journal of Critical Care. [More]
Additional products seized from Calgary stores contain undeclared drug ingredients

Additional products seized from Calgary stores contain undeclared drug ingredients

Further to its recent Advisory, Health Canada has identified additional products seized from two Samson's Supplements stores in Calgary that pose a risk to health. [More]
Loyola to be included in "Guinness World Records" 2015 edition for neonatal care

Loyola to be included in "Guinness World Records" 2015 edition for neonatal care

Loyola University Medical Center will be included in the "Guinness World Records" 2015 edition for caring for the world's smallest baby. [More]
FDA approves Novo Nordisk’s weight loss injection, Saxenda

FDA approves Novo Nordisk’s weight loss injection, Saxenda

Novo Nordisk today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the new drug application (NDA) for Saxenda® (liraglutide [rDNA origin] injection), the first once-daily glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist for chronic weight management. [More]

Single mom enrolls in Loyola nursing program to care for critically ill

As a biomedical engineer, Lynn Anne Gantt always longed to work on the front lines of patient care. After having four boys, she took a break from engineering before discovering an outlet that would allow her to pursue her dreams. [More]
Different gene mutations lead to different features of ASD

Different gene mutations lead to different features of ASD

People with autism have a wide range of symptoms, with no two people sharing the exact type and severity of behaviors. [More]

Aviv REIT acquires 28 properties for $305 million from Diamond Senior Living

Aviv REIT, Inc. announced today that it acquired 28 properties (plus an office building) for $305 million from Diamond Senior Living, LLC, a subsidiary of General Electric Credit Corporation of Tennessee (itself a subsidiary of General Electric Capital Corporation). [More]
V101 Management selects gEHRiMed EHR solution to manage patients

V101 Management selects gEHRiMed EHR solution to manage patients

V101 Management Services has selected gEHRiMed as its Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution. V101 Management Services specializes in providing clinical oversight, education, and enhanced medical protocols and programming to our contracted partners, resulting in improved clinical care delivery for patients. [More]
UAH forms new Learning and Technology Resource Center to train student nurses

UAH forms new Learning and Technology Resource Center to train student nurses

The University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing has formed a new Learning and Technology Resource Center (LTRC) to consolidate its use of technology and lifelike patient simulators to train students and to further research in healthcare simulation education. [More]
Two orphan receptor proteins exert fatal double whammy effect against glioblastoma cells

Two orphan receptor proteins exert fatal double whammy effect against glioblastoma cells

Two related proteins exert a lethal double whammy effect against glioblastoma cells when activated with a small molecule, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. [More]
High-dose flu vaccine better than regular flu shot for frail, older adults of long-term care facilities

High-dose flu vaccine better than regular flu shot for frail, older adults of long-term care facilities

The high-dose flu vaccine is significantly better than the regular flu shot at boosting the immune response to the flu virus in frail, older residents of long-term care facilities, according to the results of a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study. [More]
Insomnia is a marker for increased risk of back pain, say University of Haifa researchers

Insomnia is a marker for increased risk of back pain, say University of Haifa researchers

Having trouble sleeping? Then you are nearly one-and-a-half times more likely to eventually suffer from back pain, according to a new study conducted by the University of Haifa. [More]