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Leti demonstrates the integration of CMOS-compatible plasmonic optical waveguides with silicon photonic devices

October 3, 2010 9:32 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Copper waveguides offer potential for developing smaller, more efficient, high-performance photonic components

How to Predict Success for IVF

October 3, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new technique can determine which fertilized eggs will reach a crucial step in development.

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OmniCure® S2000: Catheter Assembly Application Video

October 3, 2010 11:31 am | by exfophotonics | Videos | Comments

This video presentation demonstrates how using an OmniCure® S2000 with our proprietary Closed-Loop Feedback technology, an R2000 radiometer, and a high power fiber light guide will help in making a superior UV assembly process for balloon catheters.

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Breast Cancer Diagnostic Delay Depended More on Race/Ethnicity than Insurance

October 3, 2010 6:31 am | by AACR | News | Comments

MIAMI — Race and ethnicity appeared to affect diagnostic delay more than insurance status for women with breast abnormalities, as revealed by data presented at the Third American Association for Cancer Research Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, being held Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2010.

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Sophie's Voice Foundation helps children with spina bifida

October 3, 2010 2:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Pediatrics) After their daughter, Sophie, was diagnosed with spina bifida at birth, actors Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker founded Sophie's Voice Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Kodjoe and Parker will tell their daughter's story and discuss...

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Lack of private health insurance impacted cancer survival

October 2, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Association for Cancer Research) Lack of private health insurance and its consequent lack of access to care appears to affect mortality among patients with uterine cancer and may partly explain the mortality disparity between African-Americans and other racial groups,...

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Decreased Survival for Puerto Rican Women with “Triple-negative” Breast Cancer Subtype

October 2, 2010 8:31 am | by AACR | News | Comments

MIAMI — Puerto Rican women who had breast cancer that lacked estrogen and progesterone receptors and did not overexpress the HER2neu protein (triple-negative) had worse survival than those with other types of invasive breast cancer, according to a study presented at the Third AACR...

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Race Not Root of Disparity in Lung Cancer Between Whites and Blacks

October 2, 2010 8:31 am | by AACR | News | Comments

MIAMI — Race itself was not a prognostic factor of overall survival among black patients with lung cancer, according to data from a retrospective study presented at the Third AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities.

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Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Treatment Persist, Despite Similar Economics

October 2, 2010 8:31 am | by AACR | News | Comments

MIAMI — African-American women with breast cancer living in Washington, D.C., are more likely to experience delays in treatment regardless of insurance type, socioeconomic status and cancer characteristics such as stage and grade.

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How Do You Catch An Atom And Pin It Down?

October 1, 2010 3:35 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Mikkel Andersen, a physicist at New Zealand's University of Otago, isolated a single atom of rubidium and then used a special astronomical camera to snap its picture. Andersen describes the process of turning lasers into optical tweezers and what catching atoms means for quantum computing.

What Are The Challenges Of 'Trailblazing Mars'?

October 1, 2010 3:35 pm | Podcasts | Comments

What grows best in Martian soil? How do you get oxygen out of thin air? Pat Duggins, author of Trailblazing Mars: NASA’s Next Giant Leap, talks about the questions NASA will face if it sends astronauts to the Red Planet and how to choose the right people for the job.

Newly Discovered Exoplanet Ripe For Life

October 1, 2010 3:35 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Gliese 581g, a planet orbiting the dwarf star Gliese in the constellation Libra, is Earth-like in a few key ways. It's not much bigger than Earth, and its temperature seems mild enough for liquid water. Steven Vogt, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, explains how he found the planet.

Smelly Invaders Want To Crawl Into Your Home

October 1, 2010 3:34 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The brown marmorated stink bug, which hails from Asia, had a population boom this year -- terrorizing farmers and homeowners up and down the Eastern U.S. USDA entomologist Tracy Leskey explains what's known about the bug and how to cope.

New Species Of Extinct Giant Penguin Discovered

October 1, 2010 3:34 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Scientists report finding the fossilized remains of a new species of giant penguin in a Peruvian desert. Paleontologist Julia Clarke of the University of Texas, Austin describes what these huge birds looked like and how the new finding can help explain penguin evolution.

Are 'Stuxnet' Worm Attacks Cyberwarfare?

October 1, 2010 3:34 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Computer experts say a sophisticated computer worm dubbed "Stuxnet" exploits vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows to attack industrial control systems, including one at an Iranian nuclear power plant. Computer security experts discuss the worm and its impact on security.

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