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Microstructures make LED light diffuse

June 14, 2010 11:41 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) have developed a new machine that produces a fiber optic film that evenly distributes light from an LED two-dimensionally.

JA Solar and ECN join efforts to introduce high efficiency photovoltaic modules

June 14, 2010 11:40 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., (Nasdaq: JASO), a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power products, today announced at Intersolar Europe that it has partnered with the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) to introduce the metal wrap through (MWT) solar cell and module...

CT angiography may be unnecessary in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism

June 14, 2010 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) A new study suggests that computed tomography (CT) angiography might be unnecessary in many patients suspected of having pulmonary embolism (PE), based on the results of risk assessment analysis. PE risk assessment could help reduce radiation...

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Tenet Healthcare raises 2010 profit outlook(5)

June 14, 2010 5:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. raised its full-year profit forecast on Monday, saying it expects reduced operating costs and a smaller decline in the number of paying admissions.Tenet said it now expects a profit of 27 cents to 40 cents per share for the year. The company said it...

MDS reports second-quarter loss of $90M, compared with $17M loss a year ago

June 14, 2010 5:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MDS Inc. (TSX:MDS) said Monday it lost $90 million in its second quarter compared with a loss of $17 million in the same quarter last year.

The MassDevice Weekly Checkup: June 15, 2010

June 14, 2010 4:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Taking the financial temperature of the medical devices industry. Our Weekly Checkup takes the temperature of the medical device industry's three largest U.S. clusters: Massachusetts, California and Minnesota. The MassDevice Indices are weighted according to market...

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Politics is key to tackling widespread obesity, studies suggest

June 14, 2010 1:40 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Edinburgh) Politicians could do more to tackle the spread of obesity, a new series of studies suggests.

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Sleeping sickness study offers insight into human cells

June 14, 2010 1:40 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Edinburgh) Fresh discoveries about the parasite that causes sleeping sickness could lead to new avenues of research into treatments for the disease.

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SME Education Foundation Awards Six Students $110,000 in Family and Director Scholarships

June 14, 2010 12:40 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., June 14, 2010 — Incredible feats of architecture, acclaimed and enjoyed by all, are made possible because of the great unseen foundations they sit upon. Conversely, the SME Education Foundation is building on what it has accomplished in 30 years and making...

Grant, student research put the 'interdisciplinary' in cancer research

June 14, 2010 12:39 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

A prestigious grant and student research are two key ingredients in a cancer study being conducted in ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.read more

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MedGadget's MedTech Monday: Brain surgery, now through the eye socket

June 14, 2010 12:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Brain surgery through an eye socket; WolframAlpha imports WHO data; TissuePatchThoracic seals lung leaks; and a plastic antibody that's effective against real antigens. Brain Surgery: now through the eye socket: Physicians at Johns Hopkins Hospital are operating on the brain...

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Early detection of cancer: The FDA approves procedure discovered by EPFL researchers

June 14, 2010 11:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland have established a procedure where cancerous tumors in the bladder become fluorescent and are more easily discoverable under blue light. The FDA recently approved...

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Only 10% Of Companies Actively Manage Their Supply Chain Carbon Footprints, Study Finds

June 14, 2010 11:40 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

Only 10 percent of companies actively model their supply chain carbon footprints and have implemented successful sustainability initiatives, according to a recent Accenture survey.The global survey of 245 supply chain executives also found that supply

Weekly Wireless Roundup: Interview with PS3 Move's R & D lead Dr. Richard Marks

June 14, 2010 11:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Interview with PS3 Move's R&D lead Dr. Richard Marks; Nike teams up with Polar for heart rate monitor; one-touch connect now available for docs using iPhone pharma app; and the iPhone has a "Retina Display?" Interview with PS3 Move's R&D lead Dr. Richard Marks: Sony lead...

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Hemosphere appoints former STJ sales and marketing head as CEO

June 14, 2010 11:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Hemosphere Inc. hires former St. Jude Medical Inc. sales and marketing leader Patrick Wethington as its new chief executive. By Brandon Glenn Hemosphere Inc., which sells a vein-access device for chronic kidney disease patients, has hired a former St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ)...

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