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Moody's gives Universal Health speculative rating

June 24, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Moody's Investors Service assigned a "Ba2," or "speculative" rating on Thursday to hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc.'s corporate family and probability of default ratings."The assignment of the 'Ba2' corporate family rating reflects the significant increase in leverage incurred...

UN Global Compact, Accenture Release Findings of Largest CEO Research Study on Corporate Sustainability

June 24, 2010 12:37 pm | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

In spite of the recent economic downturn, an overwhelming majority of corporate CEOs – 93 percent – say that sustainability will be critical to the future success of their companies. Furthermore, CEOs believe that, within a decade, a tipping

Unbreakable: A Totally Unique Switch Technology Offers Unparalleled Performance

June 24, 2010 12:13 pm | by ITW Active Touch | Articles | Comments

The Design Challenge Imagine for a moment that you are asked to design a pushbutton switch for the most challenging applications. The pushbutton needs to be extremely rugged, capable of surviving abuse and vandalism. It needs to function perfectly

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New Uses for Deep Drawn Stampings

June 24, 2010 11:43 am | by Pete Evans | Articles | Comments

Deep drawn and progressive stamping has long been valued because it can form shapes impossible with any other kind of metalworking. It has also been valued as an economical, labor saving alternative to machining and assembly. The serrated internal rotating

Industry's Largest OEMs Cooperate to Create imX, an Immersive, Interactive, Experiential Event Designed to Revitalize U.S. Manufacturing

June 24, 2010 11:37 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 24, 2010 - The biggest names in the industry are working together to create a new type of event designed to revitalize U.S. manufacturing. Scheduled for Sept. 12-14, 2011, in Las Vegas, the Interactive Manufacturing Experience (imX) will combine the best features of...

Biomedical scientist concerned about effects of oil spill on human health

June 24, 2010 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Rhode Island) A URI biomedical researcher says that some of the same chemicals found in diesel fumes and cigarette smoke are also found in the tar balls produced as a result of the oil spill, and he is worried about the effect they will have on the health of clean-up...

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Breathing New Life into Old Lungs

June 24, 2010 11:34 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers are able to grow transplant lungs from the "skeleton" of old lungs.

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Endoscopic findings of cytomegalovirus gastritis

June 24, 2010 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(World Journal of Gastroenterology) A research team from Japan clarified the endoscopic and clinical findings of cytomegalovirus (CMV) gastritis after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). Their study suggested that erosion and oozing, as well as abdominal...

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VIVO utilizing Scopus custom data

June 24, 2010 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that VIVO has begun a pilot project to evaluate the process by which Scopus Custom Data can be used to populate institutional VIVO instances.

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New impact factor of European Urology underlines journal's outstanding position

June 24, 2010 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Association of Urology) European Urology, the official journal of the European Association of Urology, has a newly released impact factor of 7,667. This was announced in the Journal Citation Reports 2009, published by Thomson Reuters.

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Lord Brain Memorial Lecture is launched in recognizing outstanding contribution to neuroscience

June 24, 2010 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Queen Mary, University of London) Andrew Lees, Professor of Neurology at University College London, is to be the first ever recipient of the Lord Brain Memorial Medal -- awarded for the scientific contributions he has made to the field of movement disorders within the UK. He will...

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Alnylam's Maraganore joins Agios board

June 24, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Cambridge biopharmaceutical focused on the field of cancer metabolism, has named John Maraganore, CEO of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, to its board of directors.

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Pre-emptive pain regimen decreased opioid usage in patients undergoing robotic prostatectomy

June 24, 2010 10:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Thomas Jefferson University) Reporting in the journal Urology, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have found that a pre-emptive multimodal pain regimen that included pregabalin (Lyrica) decreased the use of opioid analgesics in patients undergoing robotic-assisted...

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Medtronic raises dividend 9 pct, cites cash flow

June 24, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc., the world's largest medical device maker, said Thursday it raised its first-quarter dividend by 9 percent, to 22.5 cents from 20.5 cents.The company's fiscal first quarter ends July 30, and the dividend is payable that date to shareholders of record as of July 9. Medtronic cited...

Determining the Most Effective Approach to EMI Shielding for Flexible Circuits and Cables

June 24, 2010 8:45 am | by Doug Walz | Articles | Comments

When electronic devices are being used in the medical field, electromagnetic interference is not merely a nuisance, it is a serious hazard that threatens the lives of the patients whose health relies upon these devices. This article presents specific advances made in the production of protective shielding to provide l

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