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First two-dimensional organic metal made of fullerenes

June 10, 2010 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Since their discovery in the mid 1980s, fullerenes have caused a sensation. The tiny hollow spheres made of 60 carbon atoms, constructed out of pentagons and hexagons like miniature soccer balls, have unusual physical properties.

Thomas Swan scales up nanotube production

June 10, 2010 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. has announced a major step forward in its nanomaterials manufacturing capability with the commissioning of a new, state-of-the-art single-wall carbon nanotube plant at its Consett facility in the UK.

Sematech achieves submicron 3D IC bond alignment results in integrated bonding tool platform at UAlbany nanoCollege

June 10, 2010 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Key processes critical for building a strong infrastructure for volume production of TSVs


Hospira Brand Liposyn and Propofol: Recall

June 10, 2010 9:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Injectable products may contain particulate matter.


Non-surgical procedure provides relief for small disc herniations

June 10, 2010 8:39 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

For patients suffering from small lumbar disc herniations, a new treatment option can provide relief, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine . The procedure, called a percutaneous discectomy, enables physicians to go through the skin with a needle, guided by fluoroscopy or...


LSTM named World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

June 10, 2010 6:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) The World Health Organization, in consultation with the government of the United Kingdom, has designated the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence Synthesis for Infectious and Tropical Diseases.


Salient Surgical, Medtronic sue Bovie over blood vessel sealing patent

June 10, 2010 6:38 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Salient Surgical Corp. and Medtronic Inc. slap Bovie Medical Corp. with a patent infringement lawsuit over electrosurgical cautery technology. Salient Surgical Technologies and Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) slapped Bovie Medical Corp. (NYSE:BVX) with a patent infringement lawsuit...


Class I Recall and Safety Investigation of Counterfeit Polypropylene Surgical Mesh: Updated June 10, 2010

June 10, 2010 6:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This is an update of FDA's Initial Communication on counterfeit polypropylene surgical mesh, which was issued on March 11, 2010. It contains additional information about the recall of this product and updates FDA's recommendations and activities.


Collagen manufactured from transgenic tobacco plants at Hebrew University

June 10, 2010 5:42 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) A scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment has succeeded in producing a replica of human collagen from tobacco plants -- an achievement with tremendous commercial implications...


Elsevier acquires Collexis

June 10, 2010 5:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier) The acquisition of Collexis accelerates Elsevier's ability to help researchers and decision-makers, establish, execute and evaluate research strategies and deliver higher ROI.


Boston Scientific Announces European Launch and First Implants of Platinum Chromium TAXUS® Elementâ„¢ Stent System

June 10, 2010 4:39 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

CE Mark approval includes specific indication for treatment of diabetic patients


Drugs that Go Beyond the Genome

June 9, 2010 8:40 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A startup is targeting diseases including cancer using epigenetic approaches.

Uninsured Americans have 50 percent higher odds of dying in hospital from heart attack or stroke

June 9, 2010 8:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) An analysis of over 150,000 hospital discharges has revealed that there are significant insurance related differences in hospital mortality, length of stay, and costs among working-age Americans hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction, stroke or pneumonia....


Optimistic companies promising bigger payouts

June 9, 2010 3:10 pm | News | Comments

Corporate America is betting cash - in the form of higher dividend payouts - that the economy is rebounding.Three major U.S. companies - Caterpillar Inc., Target Corp. and Viacom Inc. - hiked their dividends Wednesday, signaling a growing optimism about the path of the global economy. Medical...

Protein E-selectin ligand-1 regulates production of TGF-beta

June 9, 2010 2:38 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Several years ago, Dr. Arthur Beaudet , Baylor College of Medicine's chair of molecular and human genetics, was surprised to find that mice that lacked a protein called E-selectin ligand-1 were shorter than normal. He and his colleagues were hoping that the protein was involved in cell...



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