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Health News Archive - May 21, 2010

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New Mexico is the first state to meet all requirements for strategic and operational planning as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) state health information exchange (HIE) cooperative agreement program, according to the United States Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

NEW ORLEANS, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced new findings on once-daily INTUNIV(TM) (guanfacine) Extended Release Tablets, the first selective alpha-2A agonist approved for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), at a major psychiatric meeting.

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The federal government is expected to publish details today on $1 billion in biotech-related tax credits and grants provided by the healthcare reform bill--and small- to mid-sized firms should act now if they wish to compete for these helpful incentives, urged attorney Michael P.

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An international collaboration led by chemists and engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has prepared a library of synthetic biomaterials that mimic cellular membranes and that show promise in targeted delivery of cancer drugs, gene therapy, proteins, imaging and diagnostic agents and cosmetics safely to the body in the emerging field called nanomedicine.

PHILADELPHIA, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joseph Rogers, Chief Advocacy Officer of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP), will receive the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from Eli Lilly and Company on May 22 at 2 p.m.

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A new study suggests that cancer survivors might want to take a shot at yoga to help them sleep better and give them more energy.

KYOTO, Japan and MARCY L'ETOILE, France, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Shimadzu and bioMerieux announce today that they have entered into a partnership to commercialize a mass spectrometry system for bacterial identification in microbiology laboratories.

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New research has found that an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health protects monkeys against not only the two most lethal Ebola virus species for which it was originally designed, both recognized in 1976, but also against a newer Ebola virus species that was identified in 2007.

CHICAGO, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading private equity firms active in the healthcare industry today announced the formation of the Healthcare Private Equity Association ("HCPEA"), a Chicago-based, non-profit trade association whose purpose is to support the reputation, knowledge and relationships of the healthcare private equity community.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that its management is scheduled to present at the Citi Global Health Care Conference in New York City on Wednesday May 26, 2010 at 2:40 p.m.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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