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Cobas b 123 POC blood gas analyser system

Designed specifically to be used at the point of care, the cobas b 123 is ideal for use in critical care units, emergency rooms and other...

Patient trials of new leukaemia cancer vaccine

Treatment will use a new DNA vaccine which will treat a selected group of volunteers who have either chronic or acute myeloid leukaemia

Radio-TLC scanner for PET and SPECT saves space

Designed so that the detector and collimator are moved rather than the bed itself, so no additional operational space is required

Bone marrow-derived cells create niche to harbour cancer stem cells, say researchers

Researchers found that breast cancer stem cells are regulated by a type of cell derived from bone marrow, called mesenchymal stem cells

Smart device GPS technology helps predict infection spread

Specialists using 'geo' information to record the nature and frequency of interactions to understand how infections spread

Finger length linked to prostate cancer risk

Men who have long index fingers are at lower risk of prostate cancer, a new study published today in the British Journal of Cancer has found

Experts reach agreement on important attributes of combination therapies for asthma

The agreement will provide physicians with much needed guidance for choosing the best combination therapy for their asthma patients

Experts shed light on diabetes risk for South Asians

Academics discover one of the reasons why people of South Asian origin are more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Cervical cancer screening test set to save the lives of women all over the UK

cobas 4800 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) test from Roche, is able to improve the detection of pre-cancerous cells in women whose cervical smears tested normal

Project pools expertise to develop and market an in vitro diagnostic kit for chronic, viral hepatitis

Hepachronix project pools their collective expertise to identify, develop and market new tools for the early diagnosis of fibrosis and for the prognosis of resistance to treatment

Initiative hopes to expedite cell-based treatments for Parkinson’s

Researchers in this field recognised that there was a lack of consistency in previous trials as to when the treatment was administered

Pharmacogenetic diagnostic test kit launched

The xTAG CYP2D6 Kit will be an important tool in the fast-growing field of personalized medicine, says Luminex

Medical polymers industry: money in, money out

The medical plastics industry is set to expand rapidly over the next decade taking up increasing proportions of GDP, as countries provide healthcare to an ageing population, access to medicine expands in developing regions and new...

Adoption of electronic medical records 'paramount'

Significant growth potential in EMR adoption rate and revenues in European hospitals, says Frost & Sullivan

Women Attracted to Men in Red

Simply wearing the color red or being bordered by the rosy hue makes a man more attractive and sexually desirable to women, according to a series of studies by researchers.

Strong scientific findings presented at AIDS 2010

The biennial meeting of the global AIDS community concluded today with clear evidence of tangible progress in HIV research and programme scale up, yet facing an urgent need for increased resources.

No firm conclusions about HDL cholesterol

The European Society of Cardiology is concerned that interpretations of a paper about cholesterol could act to deter ongoing research efforts into developing new therapeutic strategies to increase high density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Disparity in access to kidney transplants in UK

Large variations exist in access to kidney transplants for patients in the UK, which cannot be explained by case mix (differences in a patient's condition), according to a new study published on bmj.com today.

Critical gap in patient-physician conversations

Recent data suggested that while patients believe they are engaging in meaningful conversations with their healthcare providers, these discussions often do not focus on individual patient needs.

World continues to backtrack on HIV treatment

Activists at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna are charging developed and developing country governments with writing checques...

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