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Cancer, Oncology, Leukemia, Lymphoma, B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, All, CLL, NHL, Immunotherapy, Immune Cells

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for Genetically Modified Human Immune Cells for Cancer Therapy

The United States Patent and Trademark Office today awarded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital U.S. patent number 8,399,645 for St. Jude’s invention of compositions for genetically modifying human immune cells so they can destroy some of the most common forms of cancer in children and adults.


Medical Device, Technology Transfe, Research spinoff, bladder control

CWRU Research Spinoff ConservoCare Has Focus on Bladder Control

ConservoCare, LLC, a spinoff of research at Case Western Reserve University, has obtained license options through the university’s Technology Transfer Office to develop a medical device for bladder control.


Saneron and USF Patent Method for Umbilical Cord Blood Cell Use

Patent is for a method for obtaining and using umbilical cord blood cells to provide neural cells for transplantation aimed at repairing neurodegenerative diseases of the brain and spinal cord.


Fresh Direct, Health People, Community Groups, amicus brief

Community Groups Make the Case for Fresh Direct's Bronx Move

Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute was among six Bronx groups which today submitted an amicus brief supporting the move of online grocer Fresh Direct to a new Bronx facility.


BridgeGate International , KeyHIE Transform, Electronic Health Record, health information exchange, Connectivity, Keystone Beacon Community, Software, Continuum Of Care, Geisinger Health System, Geisinger

No EHR Required; Geisinger, BridgeGate International Partner on Widespread Distribution of Health IT Innovation

A new, low-cost software tool has nursing homes and home health agencies — with or without an electronic health record —contributing patient assessment information to any health information exchange (HIE).


Mayo Clinic Reports Solid 2012 Financial Performance

Mayo Clinic today reported a solid 2012 financial performance as it works to provide high-quality care at lower cost, strengthen its destination medical center practice and deliver expertise to patients and physicians in new ways.


Cool Earth Solar, Sandia Team Up in First-Ever Open Campus Partnership


In a public-private partnership that takes full advantage of the Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) for the first time, Sandia National Laboratories and Cool Earth Solar have signed an agreement that could make solar energy more affordable and accessible.


Tobacco Cessation, Pharmacists, Smoking, Tobacco, Safeway

UCSF-Safeway Pharmacy Alliance Aims to Help Customers Quit Smoking


The UCSF School of Pharmacy has partnered with Safeway Inc. to help Safeway customers quit smoking, by connecting them with specially trained pharmacists to learn about smoking-cessation programs and other resources.


Pop Culture


Bettyvision, Online Community, Social Media, vision board, Dream, dream board, social media platform, Julie Thorne Engels, Tuesdaynights, Melinda Moore, Empower, Women

Bettyvision Launches Allowing Women to Dream Out Loud

Launching today, Bettyvision,, is a free online vision board community providing women of all ages the tools and resources needed to identify, explore and, most important, be supported in the pursuit their dreams.


iMPak Health Announces Agreement with HealthSaaS for their Connected Outcomes Platform

iMPak Health, a subsidiary of Meridian Health, today announced a white labeling agreement with HealthSaaS for their Connected Outcomes Platform. This agreement will enhance iMPak’s device offerings by bringing patient data into the clinical workflow as an asset while reducing manual data entry and providing actionable information to healthcare providers.

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