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Smoke-free air laws effective at protecting children from secondhand smoke

June 7, 2010 7:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Harvard School of Public Health) Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that children and adolescents living in non-smoking homes in counties with laws promoting smoke-free public places have significantly lower levels of a common biomarker of secondhand...

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Molecular imaging detects recurrent prostate cancer

June 7, 2010 7:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Society of Nuclear Medicine) Findings of a clinical trial reported at SNM's 57th Annual Meeting indicate that a new molecular imaging agent could improve diagnosis of recurrent prostate cancer and determine the best possible course of treatment for patients.

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Compact Proximity And Cylinder Position Sensors Resist Weld Slag

June 7, 2010 6:33 am | Turck Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TURCK announces that the company’s BIM-UNR, BIM-UNT, and Q-pak sensors are now equipped with WeldGuard protection, making them impervious to weld slag and spatter often present in MIG and TIG welding environments.

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Quickly Specify an Optimized Motion System With Software Solution

June 7, 2010 6:27 am | Kollmorgen | Product Releases | Comments

This powerful OEM design tool utilizes a mechanism project concept to collect and save axes load information, automatically calculate application results, and compare those results against a robust database catalog of Kollmorgen products to quickly identify the optimized linear or rotary motion system solutions to meet specific machine builder application requirements.

Power Meter Offered for Thermal Spot Curing Systems

June 7, 2010 6:06 am | Irphotonics | Product Releases | Comments

The iCure P200 Power Meter is an accurate tool for measuring optical power from thermal spot curing systems.

Differential Pressure Measurement Made Easy

June 7, 2010 5:52 am | Ashcroft Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ashcroft engineers apply decades of expertise to the design of instrumentation to measure, monitor, and control differential pressure.

BD Launches World's Smallest Pen Needle

June 7, 2010 5:38 am | by Becton, Dickinson and Company | News | Comments

(June 07, 2010) -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today the launch of BD Ultra-Fine™ Nano-the world&rsqu

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Qualcomm Makes Strategic Investment in Anteryon to drive further WLOPtics commercialization

June 7, 2010 3:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Anteryon, the world leader in wafer-based, miniature optical module production for mobile phone cameras and laser projection, and Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, today announced Qualcomm?s...

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ASCO data show serum DNA blood tests detect cancers with high sensitivity and specificity

June 7, 2010 3:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(BioCom Partners) Chronix Biomedical's study of 575 individuals at ASCO shows its serum DNA blood tests can accurately detect early stage breast cancer and prostate cancer. Chronix's technology identifies disease-specific genetic fingerprints based on circulating DNA fragments...

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Study finds that sexsomnia is common in sleep center patients

June 6, 2010 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Sexsomnia -- initiating or engaging in sexual activity with a bed partner while asleep -- was reported by almost 8 percent of patients at a sleep disorders center and was nearly three times more common in men (11 percent) than in women (4...

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Regular bedtimes linked to better language, reading and math skills in preschool children

June 6, 2010 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Children in households with bedtime rules and children who get adequate sleep scored higher on a range of developmental assessments. Scores for receptive and expressive language, phonological awareness, literacy and early math abilities were...

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Study is first to find that CPAP therapy restores brain tissue in adults with sleep apnea

June 6, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Obstructive sleep apnea patients had reductions of gray-matter volume at baseline but showed significant gray-matter volume increase after three months of CPAP therapy. No further improvement in gray-matter volume was observed after one year of...

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Study finds a seasonal variance in sleep-disordered breathing in young children

June 6, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) In summer and fall the prevalence of mild sleep-disordered breathing in elementary-school children increased steadily from June (21.6 percent) through September (37.2 percent) and then decreased from September through November (6.3 percent)....

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The $30 Genome?

June 6, 2010 8:41 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A startup is developing a new and potentially much cheaper sequencing technology based on microfluidics.

Brain scan 'lie detector' warning

June 6, 2010 3:40 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

Measures are needed to stop brain scans being misused by courts, insurers and employers, experts are warning.

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