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Silk-based Implantable Optics Multi-task In The Body
2012-11-28 16:57:39

Tufts University Dissolvable micro-mirrors enhance imaging, administer heat, deliver and monitor drugs Tufts University School of Engineering researchers have demonstrated silk-based implantable optics that offer significant improvement in tissue imaging while simultaneously enabling photo thermal therapy, administering drugs and monitoring drug delivery. The devices also lend themselves to a variety of other biomedical functions. Biodegradable and biocompatible, these tiny...

2012-11-27 12:28:57

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - RL Solutions, creators of innovative and easy to use healthcare quality and safety software, announced today that Newton-Wellesley Hospital of Boston, MA, has selected RL6 to provide automated infection surveillance throughout the organization. Recently ranked the 16(th) best hospital in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report, Newton-Wellesley will use RL6:Infection to conduct real-time surveillance of hospital systems to help reduce the...

2012-10-31 11:25:49

BOSTON, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildObesity180, in collaboration with Tufts University, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation to support its Healthy Kids Out of School initiative in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. This award is part of the foundation's Growing Up Healthy initiative, which supports organizations working with children to encourage healthy behaviors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121031/LA02904LOGO)...

2012-10-26 04:03:36

Northern Westchester Hospital President and CEO, Joel Seligman to be Honored at Westchester County Asspciations's Leadership Dinner Westchester County, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 Joel Seligman, President and CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital will be honored at the Westchester County Association´s annual Leadership Dinner on November 1, 2012. Mr. Seligman was selected to receive WCA´s 2012 APEX Award for Advocacy as a result of his deep commitment to fostering wellness and...

2012-09-18 10:25:03

Joint venture will expand services to patients, physicians and hospitals BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center, Vanguard Health Systems and the New England Quality Care Alliance physicians network announced today they have entered into a period of exclusive negotiations to create a dynamic new health system to expand the organizations' ability to offer high-quality, lower-cost care in Massachusetts. The joint venture will build upon the organizations'...

2012-09-04 06:27:19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue and Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) jointly announce a new collaboration aimed at providing the utmost in quality care for knee replacement patients in west-central Florida. The two Florida health care leaders are teaming up to create a bundled payment agreement specific to the treatment of knee replacement surgery. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/MM67207LOGO ) Knee replacement surgery is...

2012-09-04 02:29:50

Day to highlight innovative technologies and products being developed across Tufts Medical Center's research enterprise BOSTON, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tufts Medical Center announced today that it will host its inaugural INNOVATION Day on Wednesday September 12, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Tufts Medical Center Wolff Auditorium in Boston. Investors are invited to attend the Forum, which will highlight the groundbreaking and commercially relevant translational...

2012-08-22 06:24:36

SALEM, N.H., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AgaMatrix, Inc. today announced the election of Jeffrey B. Kindler to the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Kindler, 56, was previously Chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc. He joined Pfizer in January 2002 as Executive Vice-President and General Counsel. Before joining Pfizer, Mr. Kindler was an executive at McDonald's Corporation, where he served as President of Partner Brands and as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to that, he was...

2012-07-27 06:21:52

BRAINTREE, Mass., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE:HAE) announced that Ellen M. Zane was elected to join the Board of Directors at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120206/NE47232LOGO) Ms. Zane was formerly President & CEO of Tufts Medical Center & Floating Hospital for Children in Boston from 2004 until her retirement in 2011 and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees. In...

Mechanism For Organ Placement Shared By Human Cells, Plants, Worms And Frogs
2012-07-17 10:19:48

New research identifies special protein that determines what goes where As organisms develop, their internal organs arrange in a consistent asymmetrical pattern--heart and stomach to the left, liver and appendix to the right. But how does this happen? Biologists at Tufts University have produced the first evidence that a class of proteins that make up a cell's skeleton -- tubulin proteins -- drives asymmetrical patterning across a broad spectrum of species, including plants, nematode...