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2012-10-02 06:26:09

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) today announced the conversion of Albany Medical Center (AMC), one of the biggest hospitals in the Capital (N.Y.) Region, to Masimo rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry and sensor technologies for advanced noninvasive patient monitoring capabilities. The conversion equips AMC - which incorporates the 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital and the Albany Medical College - with breakthrough rainbow(®) technology that allows...

2012-03-28 02:25:28

Marshall E. Hicks, M.D., FSIR, Begins Term as SIR President; New Executive Council Members Named During SIR's 37th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marshall Hicks, M.D., FSIR, head of the division of diagnostic imaging at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, assumed office as the 2012-13 president of the Society of Interventional Radiology during its 37th Annual Scientific Meeting in San...

2010-03-01 10:09:01

Study indicates an enzyme suspected for years has only limited role in spurring devastating edema Researchers at Albany Medical College are releasing results of a study this week that they say will help refocus the search for new drug targets aimed at preventing or reversing the devastating tissue inflammation that results after heart attack and stroke. In the March 5 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, lead author Alejandro P. Adam and his colleagues at the college's Center for...

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2009-12-08 10:00:54

Persons lacking known nerve receptors can still touch and feel; may shed light on causes of unexplained pain such as fibromyalgia The human sensory experience is far more complex and nuanced than previously thought, according to a groundbreaking new study published in the December 15 issue of the journal Pain. In the article, researchers at Albany Medical College, the University of Liverpool and Cambridge University report that the human body has an entirely unique and separate sensory system...

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2009-05-20 05:59:49

New research warns that a popular surgery used to perform face lifts is associated with too many risks and poor results to be worthwhile for patients. The procedure is called a "thread lift," and it involves placing barbed threads under the skin and then tightening them to pull up drooping facial tissues. In 2005, the Food and Drug Administration approved the Contour Thread Lift system, but it was later rescinded after numerous problems were reported.  However, Dr. Rima F. Abraham of...

2009-05-15 17:32:00

BOSTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Gary L. Gottlieb, President of Brigham and Women's Hospital, will be the keynote speaker at Bunker Hill Community College's 35th commencement exercises, on Saturday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Gottlieb, a strong proponent of alleviating mental health care disparities, will receive the President's Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his outstanding commitment and service to the College. "Dr. Gottlieb is a visionary leader with a...

2008-07-29 12:01:24

By Cathleen F. Crowley, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 29--ALBANY -- The American Cancer Society's Capital Region chapter awarded its largest grant ever to an Albany Medical College breast cancer researcher on Monday. Ceshi Chen, a cell biologist at the college's Center for Cell Biology and Cancer Research, received $960,000 to investigate a mutated gene often found in breast cancer patients. The amount of grant-funded research at the medical college is now more than $14 million,...

2008-07-23 12:01:24

On July 31, 2008, at 6pm EDT, OR-Live will broadcast a breast reconstruction with tissue expansion from Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. This procedure will be performed by Dimitri J. Koumanis, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Albany Medical College and Jerome D. Chao, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Chief of Division of Plastic Surgery - Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Albany Medical College. Dr....

2007-04-12 09:00:34

By Cathleen F. Crowley, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Apr. 12--ALBANY -- Dr. Martha "Marty" Lepow has seen things that young doctors today may never see. She's treated patients disfigured by polio, dealt with outbreaks of scarlet fever and treated potentially fatal cases of whooping cough. She dedicated her life to eradicating those diseases. Lepow (pronounced lee-POW) is the nation's most senior pediatric infectious disease expert. She recently celebrated her 80th birthday at Albany...