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Health News Archive - May 04, 2011

DURHAM, N.C., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Argos Therapeutics today announced that its immunotherapy platform based on recombinant human soluble CD83 demonstrated significant promise for renal and heart transplantation.

NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture capital (VC) funding in the Life Sciences sector, which includes the Biotechnology and Medical Device industries, recovered in terms of dollar investments during the first quarter of 2011, according to a new PwC US report, "A Case for Cautious Optimism." The report includes data from the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree(TM) Report, based on data from Thomson Reuters. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100917/NY66894LOGO) Venture investment for the Life Sciences sector grew by 7 percent in dollars year over year to $1.4 billion.

MADISON, N.J., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, announced today that Spark Acquisition Corporation, its wholly owned subsidiary ("Spark"), successfully completed the cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Celera Corporation (NASDAQ: CRA), which expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDXS) today announced the company will participate in the Barclays Capital Clean Solutions Conference, to be held in New York, NY on May 18-19, 2011.

AUSTIN, Texas, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SmallCapVoice.com, Inc. announced today that a new audio interview with Visual Healthcare Corp. (NASDAQ OTC:VSHC.PK) is now available.

SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC), a leading developer and manufacturer of precision intravascular diagnosis and therapy guidance tools designed to enhance the treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, said today that it will be participating in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference on Wednesday, May 11. The presentation by Scott Huennekens, president and chief executive officer, will begin at 9:20 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time, (12:20 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time). The presentation will be available through the conference website at https://www.veracast.com/webcasts/baml/healthcare2011/id30529000.cfm and via the company's website at www.volcanocorp.com. Volcano Corporation is revolutionizing the medical device industry with a broad suite of technologies that make imaging and therapy simpler, more informative and less invasive.

SHELTON, Connecticut, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Women in the U.S. will now have the same opportunity as millions of European women already have­; to undergo mammography with a significantly lower radiation dose. This is the result of the U.S.

Between 2001 and 2008, the annual rate of coronary artery bypass graft surgeries performed in the United States decreased by more than 30 percent, but rates of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries) did not change significantly.

A simple exercise, individually tailored to each cystic fibrosis (CF) patient’s preference and lifestyle, can heal improve lung function and overall fitness, according to a Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Study.

Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.