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Synaptic communication controls neuronal migration
(Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science) Development of the mammalian neocortex requires the precise migration of billions of neurons. Synapses are structures that allow neurons to communicate with each other. Scientists at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science have identified a novel role of synapses in neuronal migration during neocortical development. They show that transient synapses are formed between subplate neurons, which function as guidance cells, and newborn neurons. This interaction promotes the proper migration of newborn neurons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 25, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

VIP lab tours for child patients is healthcare innovation of the year
Malcolm Robinson, scientist and founder of charity Harvey ’s Gang, named overall winner at Advancing Healthcare awardsA biomedical scientist has scooped top honours in the annual awards for therapists and health scientists for his idea of giving child patients VIP tours of the laboratories where their blood samples are analysed.Malcolm Robinson, from Western Sussex hospitals NHS foundation trust, came up with the scheme when Harvey Buster Baldwin, then aged six, kept asking questions about the process. Robinson gave him an explanatory tour and arranged for him to have a child-size lab coat, cardboard security pass an...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Brindle Tags: Healthcare Network Workforce Mental health Work practices Innovation NHS Society Science Voluntary Sector Network Source Type: news

AIIMS professor Balram Bhargava to be new ICMR chief
Bhargava, currently a senior consultant cardiologist at the All India Institute of Medical Science, will carry out this role until 2021, according to the order. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Pamo Announces Resumption With Hopes
[This Day] As Pamo University of Medical Science (PUMS), the first private medical university in the country resumed for the 2017/2018 academic session yesterday, its hope is to make a mark in teaching, research and community services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Confirmed: Medical science lab used HUMANS as guinea pigs for risky experiments
(Natural News) It sounds like something you might see in a movie or on TV: A secretive, high-security 7,000-acre site in a small West Country town surrounded by warning signs houses canisters full of poisonous gases and samples of some of the deadliest viruses in the world. Far from fictional, this unsettling lab that conducts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study of Oral Moisturizers Concludes that OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Contain One of the Safest pH Levels of any US OTC Dry Mouth Product
The objective of the study was to measure pH levels, titratable acidity, and erosive effect of commercially distributed dry mouth lozenges and adhering discs on teeth, mainly the dentin which is exposed at the gumline. Each product was crushed into five grams of powder and dissolved in 10 mL of water. Acidity was measured with a calibrated pH meter. Titratable acidity was measured by adding sodium hydroxide until the solution reached neutrality. Erosion of tooth structure was measured by placing human teeth in the solution and measuring loss of mass.In order of danger, the most dangerously acidic dry mouth lozenges and adh...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CBER-Regulated Products: Shortages and Discontinuations
A CBER-regulated product shortage occurs when a CBER-regulated product is not commercially available in sufficient quantity to meet the demand. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 28, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Meet the interstitium, medical science's latest and largest organ candidate
Researchers saw cavities not known to human anatomy that look like what shock absorbers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

SOPP 8001.6: Procedures for Parallel Scientific Advice with European Medicines Agency (EMA)
This is the CBER SOPP 8001.6: Procedures for Parallel Scientific Advice with European Medicines Agency (EMA). (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 27, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate)
List of Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) products (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 26, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Direct Recall Classification Program
CBER's Direct Recall Classification (DRC) program provides establishments the opportunity to electronically report recall related information directly to CBER. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 23, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Keeping Blood Transfusions Safe: FDA's Multi-layered Protections for Donated Blood
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Source: What's New at CBER - March 23, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Cord Blood Banking - Information for Consumers
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Source: What's New at CBER - March 23, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. - Untitled Letter
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Source: What's New at CBER - March 23, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

CBER ’ s Sentinel Program
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Source: What's New at CBER - March 22, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

CBER ’s Sentinel Program
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Source: What's New at CBER - March 22, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Violence and Mental Health: Opportunities for Prevention and Early Detection: Proceedings of a Workshop
Summary of a February 2014 workshop which brought together advocates and experts in public health and mental health, anthropology, biomedical science, criminal justice, global health and development, and neuroscience to examine experience, evidence, and practice at the intersection of mental health and violence. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Photodynamic treatments for human health and the food supply: Light compounds being developed that will fight microbial infections and cancer
(Natural News) A new field of medical science is emerging from six universities and five partner organizations in Europe. The POLYTHEA project, coordinated at the University of Limoges, aims to train doctorate candidates in the field of photodynamic treatments. Researchers are learning how to develop active light compounds that fight cancer and microbial infections. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who benefits from biomedical science?
If we want to improve how research tackles the world ’s health problems, we need to be honest about our current priorities. Ismael Ràfols and Jack Stilgoe report on new data showing the imbalance.The world spends more thanUS$240bn every year on biomedical research and development. For pharmaceutical companies, who spend more than US$145bn each year, the motivation is clear: the development of new treatments that can ensure future revenue. For governments and charities (who provide the other 30% and 10% of public research and development (R&D), respectively), the justifications are more complicated. They ce...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ismael R àfols and Jack Stilgoe Tags: Health Science Global health Pharmaceuticals industry Medical research Global development Source Type: news

Will Your Next Doctor Be a Physicianeer?
All too often in the medical device field, a product that looks really cool ends up failing because it doesn't actually address an unmet need or because the developers didn't do enough collaboration with physicians to make the technology adoptable. The ever-growing need to have cross-functional teams in medtech led to an interesting panel discussion this week at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, TX. "As things get more complex you just can't have engineers that don't talk to physicians or don't understand anatomical challenges," said Joseph Frassica, MD, head of Philips Research, Americas and the ...
Source: MDDI - March 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Special Announcement from the Director of the National Library of Medicine
Dear Network Member: I am pleased to present you with A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health, the NLM Strategic Plan for 2017-2027: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/plan/lrp17/NLM_StrategicReport2017_2027.html As it approaches its third century, the National Library of Medicine will do for data what it has done for the literature – create the tools to make it FAIR, guide the development of repositories to store it in a safe and accessible manner, and develop the linkages that makes seamless pathways between the literature, models, data, visualization tools, and people.  The NLM will   ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - March 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: News from NLM/NIH Weekly Postings Source Type: news

TAE Life Sciences raises $40m for neutron beam cancer treatment
TAE Life Sciences said yesterday it raised $40 million in venture capital to support the development of its neutron beam technology designed as a potential treatment for head and neck, glioblastoma multiforme and other cancers. The newly launched Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based company, which operates as a subsidiary of fusion energy company TAE Technologies, is developing neutron beam technology intended for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy. As part of the company’s launch, it announced that it is partnering with Chinese BNCT company Neuboron Medtech, and that its first neutron beam system will be delivered to Neuboron fo...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology taelifesciences Source Type: news

September 23, 2013 Approval Letter - GAMMAGARD S/D
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Source: What's New at CBER - March 6, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Combat Tooth Erosion by Reducing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
A Recent Study Shows that Nightly Use of Oral Adhering Discs Significantly Improves Symptoms Associated with GERDSeattle, WA (February 21, 2018) –An article about a recent clinical study, “Dental Erosion, GERD, and Salivary Stimulation,” published in theJournal of Oral& Dental Health, February2018, reports that OraCoat® XyliMelts® oral adhering discs used while sleeping reduce reflux of stomach acids, in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which causes tooth erosion. In patients with GERD, the esophagus is exposed to stomach acid long enough to cause symptoms.GERD is estimated to occur in ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Zoster Vaccine, Live
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Vaccine
CBER Approved Product For active immunization of persons 9 months of age and older who: •Are living in or traveling to endemic areas; •Travelling internationally to countries that require evidence of vaccination from entering travelers or; •Laboratory Personnel who might be expose to virulent yellow fever virus or to concentrated preparations of the yellow fever vaccine strain b y direct or indirect contact or by aerosols should by vaccinated. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed
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Source: What's New at CBER - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Smallpox (Vaccinia) Vaccine, Live
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccine, Polyvalent
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 27, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Gamunex-C
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Source: What's New at CBER - February 26, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Flebogamma DIF 5% & 10%
Updated Package Insert, December 2009. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 26, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

DigiFab
Product approval information is indicated for Treatment of patients with life-threatening or potentially life-threatening digoxin toxicity or overdose. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 23, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine
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Source: What's New at CBER - February 21, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine
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Source: What's New at CBER - February 21, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Economic and political forces are driving the flu vaccine hysteria – not sound medical science
(Natural News) The flu season has been unusually severe, prompting even more calls by Big Pharma, the conventional medical cohort, and legacy media outlets for everyone to get a flu shot. Regular Natural News readers are well aware of the questions that have been raised by founding editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, and others about the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Webinar: Simpleware for Medical Device Simulation
 Tue, Feb 27, 2018 - 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM GMT Join this webinar to learn how to build patient-specific models in Simpleware for the interdisciplinary area of medical science, simulation and product development. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Webcasts Events Source Type: news

Alphanate
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Source: What's New at CBER - February 15, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Advate
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Source: What's New at CBER - February 15, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Blood Collection Establishments and Transfusion Services to Enhance the Safety and Availability of Platelets for Transfusion; Draft Guidance for Industry
This is the Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Blood Collection Establishments and Transfusion Services to Enhance the Safety and Availability of Platelets for Transfusion; Draft Guidance for Industry. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 14, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

NovoSevenRT
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Source: What's New at CBER - February 14, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

NovoSeven
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Source: What's New at CBER - February 14, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Ashfield U.S. hires two senior executives for new Medical Affairs business unit
The new Medical Affairs business unit will combine Ashfield’s existing Medical Information, Pharmacovigilance and Medical Science Liaison services. The unit is being established as part of Ashfield’s five-year growth plan to provide its clients leading services across the entire healthcare value chain by investing in people, technology and infrastructure. Amy’s role will be focused on raising awareness of Ashfield’s Medical Affairs capabilities and executing the flexible and scalable programs clients require. She will be located in the Fort Washington, PA corporate headquarters of Ashfield U.S. &nb...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alanna Simpkin Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Research Fellow – Full-time (Fixed Term) at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR), University of Birmingham
Location:Department of Physiology, Development and NeuroscienceSalary: £29,799 -£38,832Closing Date: 8 March 2018Post Duration: 36 monthsUniversity of Birmingham are seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral fellow to join Prof. David Hodson’s research group atthe Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR), University of Birmingham. The project, funded for 36 months by a Diabetes UK Research Grant, seeks to understand how stress hormones (termed glucocorticoids) influence beta cell function and insulin release, and how this may interact with obesity To do this, w...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists create functioning kidney tissue
(University of Manchester) Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a first for medical science.The study led by Professors Sue Kimber and Adrian Woolf from The University of Manchester, signifies a significant milestone in the development of treatment for kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AstraZeneca: An Embarrassment Of Riches
2017 was a busy year for AstraZeneca. With 19 major new drug approvals in the US, Europe and Japan, many are looking to the company ’s rise in R&D productivity described by Mene Pangalos, head of its Innovative Medicines and Early Development unit,in a recent Reuters article as “less people, less sites and less money”.With so many launches, it was also a very busy year for Medical Affairs, says Mark Mallon, EVP, Global Product and Portfolio Strategy, Global Medical Affairs and Global Corporate Affairs.“2017 was unprecedented – one of the best company performances in the industry – bu...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Vilcek Prizes recognize groundbreaking accomplishments by immigrant scientists
(Vilcek Foundation) The Vilcek Foundation announces the winners of the 2018 Vilcek Prizes in Biomedical Science, recognizing outstanding immigrant achievements in the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New tool visualizes employment trends in biomedical science
To help scientists evaluate various career paths, NIEHS developed a tool that analyzes biomedical employment trends and displays results with a novel visualization method. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Evolution of Viral Networks: H1N1, Ebola, and Zika
National Institutes of Health. 01/29/2018 This one-hour, 15-minute lecture addresses the culture of public health, production of scientific knowledge, networks of expertise, information sharing, and everyday experiences of epidemiologists, microbiologists, biomedical scientists, and medical practitioners. It is the keynote address of Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, which brings together scholars from various fields of medical history whose innovative research shows promise through the use of methods, tools, and data from the digital humanities. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

2018 Japan Prize is awarded to Emory immunologist Max Cooper
(Emory Health Sciences) The Japan Prize Foundation has announced Max D. Cooper, M.D., as a laureate of the 2018 Japan Prize. Alongside Dr. Jacques Miller, Cooper is being awarded the prize in the category 'Medical Science and Medicinal Science' for the discovery of the dual nature of adaptive immunity, which identified the cellular building blocks of the immune system as we understand it today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news