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Why Do We Like What We Like?

July 26, 2010 9:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

Why do we enjoy things like bitter foods and horror films? And are we the only species that likes art? Paul Bloom, professor of psychology at Yale University and author of How Pleasure Works, explains our penchant for art and why we find some unpleasant things so enjoyable.

Remembering The Race To The South Pole

July 26, 2010 9:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

In 1911, two groups of explorers set out to be first to reach the South Pole. One claimed victory, and the other perished on the return trip. Ross MacPhee of the American Museum of Natural History and polar explorer John Huston discuss these scientific pioneers.

Robots That Swim With The Fishes, Intentionally

July 26, 2010 9:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

Based on mathematical models of the movement of fish, Maurizio Porfiri, engineering professor at Polytechnic Institute of NYU, built a robofish. When Porfiri let the robot go for a dip in the lab pool, the real fish started to mill about the robot and even follow it around.

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Scientists Say A Gel Can Slow HIV Spread

July 26, 2010 9:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

Researchers meeting at the 18th international AIDS conference this week say a new vaginal gel can cut HIV transmission rates in half, if used properly. AIDS experts Anthony Fauci and Kevin Fenton join Ira Flatow to discuss the gel study, and other news from the conference.

Exploring The Geology Of Gulf Oil

July 26, 2010 9:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

How much oil is under the Gulf of Mexico and how did it get there? Columbia University geophysicist Roger Anderson, an expert in deepwater exploration and drilling, explains how the oil formed millions of years ago, and how companies go about finding and extracting it.

Goodbye, Dr. Schneider

July 26, 2010 9:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

Influential and outspoken climatologist Stephen Schneider died this week of an apparent heart attack. Schneider's friend and colleague Dan Kammen describes Schneider's contributions to climate change research, and recalls the man he knew as "a wonderful, fearless soul."

NxStage revenue notches up on home products sales

July 26, 2010 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Lawrence medical device maker NxStage Medical Inc. saw revenue for the second quarter of 2010 jump 21 percent, and managed to cut losses by nearly one third.

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Rest requirements for residents unlikely to improve outcomes in 2 common surgeries

July 26, 2010 9:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)) As the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education seeks to further limit residents' work hours, a new study reports that outcomes in two common surgeries were similar among residents who...

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3DICs with TSV to provide power consumption and bandwith breakthrough

July 26, 2010 9:35 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

According to a nice article recently posted by David Lammers on System Level Design's blog, Through-silicon vias (TSVs) are in various stages of late development, but design and manufacturing challenges remain before companies can gain the full benefits of the third dimension.

GSI Group comes out of Chapter 11

July 26, 2010 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Laser technology company GSI Group Inc. reported late Friday that it had completed its planned restructuring and emerged from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Bedford-based company has has cut its debt load from $210 million to $107 million, officials report.

Abbott to Feature Novel Tests and New Upgrades to Testing Platforms at American Association for Clinical Chemistry Lab Expo

July 26, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ANAHEIM, Calif. , July 26 /- A first-of-its-kind test that detects HIV infection earlier than ever before in the United States ; a molecular assay for identification of two common sexually transmitted diseases; and an enhanced integrated analyzer offering significant workflow...

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Abviva Announces Notice of Canadian Patent for Technology Used in Breast Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics

July 26, 2010 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. , July 26 /- Abviva, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ABVV), a biomedical company engaged in the development and commercialization of breast cancer-related applications of Mammastatin, announced that the Canadian Patent Office issued notice that it will be issuing patent...

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Calibra Gains FDA Clearance to Market Finesse™ Insulin Patch-Pen for Three-Day Use With Novolog®

July 26, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. , July 26 /- Calibra Medical announced today it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Finesse™ insulin patch-pen for up to three-day use with Novo Nordisk's Novolog ® rapid acting insulin. Combining the...

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Circle Biologics® Introduces Innovation in Medical Devices

July 26, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS , July 26 /- Circle Biologics®, Inc. has announced a technological break-through in regenerative medicine – its Autologous Platelet Concentrator Platform (APC™).  This innovative single device platform is the first of its kind to incorporate both...

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Brainlab Offers Real-Time Monitoring for IGRT

July 26, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WESTCHESTER, Ill. , July 26 /- Brainlab announced the availability of ExacTrac® Infrared Monitoring, an add-on device to existing treatment machines for monitoring patient positioning during radiation therapy treatments, at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)...

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