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FDA Grants Fast Track Status To Amgen Heart Failure Drug

Amgen announced yesterday that its new chronic heart failure drug ivabradine had been granted fast track status by the FDA. The company said the fast track designation, which is for drugs that treat serious conditions and fill an umet medical need, will aid the development and speed the review of the drug. 10 more words

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New Medtronic Heart Valve Threatened By Court Decision

A legal injunction may severely limit the availability in the United States of Medtronic’s CoreValve device, which only received FDA approval earlier this year. The device received abundant praise recently when  64 more words

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The Uncertain Future Of A Once Highly Promising Device For Lowering Blood Pressure

Following the spectacular crash and burn of the Symplicity HTN-3 trial at the American College of Cardiology two weeks ago, the future of renal denervation (RDN)– the once highly promising catheter technology that many thought would cure resistant hypertension– appears in doubt. 71 more words

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A Moveable Feast | Rochester, NY, USA

This year, as it happens every once in a while, the “Western” (Catholic and Protestant) Easter and the Orthodox Easter coincide, and so do – by extension – Palm Sunday and… 207 more words

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Lancet Editors Raise More Questions About Prominent Harvard Stem Cell Researcher

There’s more trouble for Piero Anversa, the prominent and controversial stem cell researcher.

Today the Lancet issued an expression of concern about an influential, much-cited stem cell paper.  65 more words

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Women in Translation | Rochester, New York, USA

At the Women in Translation conversation and reading with Bulgarian authors Albena Stambolova (Everything Happens as It Does from Open Letter Books) and Virginia Zaharieva (Nine Rabbits).

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