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New 2010 European Resuscitation Council Guidelines published

October 18, 2010 1:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier announces the publication of the 2010 European Resuscitation Council Guidelines in the journal Resuscitation. These guidelines are based on an extensive international review of all the science supporting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the 2010 International...

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Ratings agencies maintain views on St. Jude

October 18, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ratings agencies maintained their views on St. Jude Medical Inc. Monday after the company said it would buy vascular device maker AGA Medical Inc.Fitch Ratings affirmed "A" rating while Moody's Investors Service backed its rating of "Baa1." Both ratings are investment grade. However the...

Prostate cancer patients treated with robotic-assisted surgery can expect low recurrence of cancer

October 18, 2010 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Henry Ford Health System) A first-ever, long-term study of patients who underwent robot-assisted surgery to remove their cancerous prostates found that nearly 87 percent of them had no recurrence of the disease after five years.The findings were reported in this month's issue of...

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Researchers increase understanding of genetic susceptibility to psoriasis

October 18, 2010 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(King's College London) Genetic variants associated with increased susceptibility to psoriasis are reported in five papers published online this week in Nature Genetics. Psoriasis is a chronic and recurrent skin disease, and one of the most prevalent autoimmune diseases, with a...

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The Promise of Ion Beam Cancer Therapy

October 18, 2010 12:35 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

The world’s foremost experts in ion-beam cancer therapy meet at Oakland’s Claremont Hotel October 26 through 29 to examine the international success of this unique therapy, explore future developments, and ask tough questions – including why this extraordinary medical advance is making...

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Removing 2mm around breast cancer tumors prevents residual disease in 98 percent of patients

October 18, 2010 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Removing an extra two millimeters around an area of invasive breast cancer is sufficient to minimize any residual disease in 98 percent of patients, according a study of 303 women just published.

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Singapore hosts first 'Decade of the Mind' conference in Asia

October 18, 2010 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore) A team of 15 world renowned cognitive scientists have converged in Singapore for the 6th Decade of the Mind Conference, held from Oct. 18-20, 2010, to promote awareness of cognitive science research done in Asia and...

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'Pot Book' Explores History And Science Of Marijuana

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

Next month, voters in four states will consider whether to change laws regulating marijuana use. But how much is known about marijuana's effects on the body? Ira Flatow talks with psychiatrist Julie Holland, editor of a new collection of essays titled The Pot Book, about the plant.

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Punk Rock Professor Talks Anarchy And Evolution

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

At the same time Greg Graffin was starting the legendary punk rock band Bad Religion, he was becoming fascinated by evolutionary biology. Both would become lifelong pursuits. He talks about the connection in his new book, Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God.

Celebrating The MIT Media Lab's 25th Birthday

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

In 1985, when high-tech computing meant a Commodore 128, Jerome Wiesner and Nicholas Negroponte formed the MIT Media Lab, the birthplace of innovations such as e-ink for digital readers and the technology behind the game Guitar Hero. Negroponte talks about the lab's past, present and future.

Google Isn't The First To Dream Of Robotic Cars

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

In May 1958, Popular Science published an article titled "The Car that Drives Itself: The Car in Your Future Will Be Run By Black Boxes While You Watch." Sound familiar? Harry McCracken, founder and editor of Technologizer.com, discusses Google's self-piloted car, and dreams that came before it.

How Do Immune Cells Find Wounds?

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

Reporting in the journal Science, Paul Kubes and colleagues filmed immune cells called neutrophils finding their way to a mouse's wounded liver. The researchers wanted to understand how neutrophils locate sterile injuries when bacteria aren't around to signal the damage.

Carrying Wind Power, Underwater

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | Podcasts | Comments

This week, investors including Google announced a $5 billion plan to build an underwater transmission line off the East Coast. The line will tie power from offshore wind farms to the Eastern power grid. Willett Kempton, of the University of Delaware, explains the project.

Colonoscopy technique increases polyp detection in far reaches of right colon

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American College of Gastroenterology) An endoscopic technique known as retroflexion, when used in the right side of the colon, may increase the diagnostic yield of polyps, including large adenomas (larger than 10 millimeters) and serrated lesions, particularly in men, older...

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Solarfun announces completion of capacity expansion plan and further expansion plans

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Power Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that it has already reached its 2010 year-end target of 360 MW in ingot manufacturing capacity, 400 MW in wire saw capacity, 500 MW of cell capacity and 900 MW in module capacity

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