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Analyzing Hard Hits on the Football Field

September 30, 2010 10:31 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

New data on the frequency and location of head impacts could shed light on the causes of brain injury.

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New microfluidic device helps identify and capture breast cancer cells

September 30, 2010 9:34 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Researchers have developed a new disposable device that could help identify patients with advanced breast cancer awaiting drug therapy with trastuzumab, and capture cancer cells that have an abnormal amount of the protein HER2 (typically found in aggressive breast cancers).

Satcon expands partnership with GCL Solar to include strategic manufacturing agreement

September 30, 2010 9:34 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Additional 500 megawatts in expected annual production capacity beginning in March 2011 increases worldwide manufacturing capacity to over 2 gigawatts

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Short and long sleep in early pregnancy linked to high blood pressure in the third trimester

September 30, 2010 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A study in the Oct. 1 issue of the journal Sleep found that getting too little or too much sleep in early pregnancy is associated with elevated blood pressure in the third trimester. The study suggests that improving prenatal sleep hygiene may provide...

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New lung cancer research finds half of advanced lung cancer patients receive chemotherapy

September 30, 2010 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) For the first time to date, research published in the October edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology sought to determine the use of chemotherapy in a contemporary, diverse non-small cell lung cancer population encompassing all...

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Analog Devices? MEMS digital gyroscope offers higher rate sensing accuracy where extreme shock and vibration are present

September 30, 2010 7:34 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

ADI?s ADXRS453 digital iMEMS® gyroscope achieves 0.01°/sec/g sensitivity during linear acceleration,16°/hr null offset stability, and is the industry?s most stable, vibration-immune MEMS gyro.

SiTime introduces interactive, online design support tools

September 30, 2010 7:34 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

New tools accelerate deployment of MEMS-based silicon timing solutions

SPAWAR looks to smart system technology & commercialization center for MEMS sensor technology

September 30, 2010 7:33 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Military sensors specialists at the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego are looking to microelectronics experts at the Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center in Canandaigua, N.Y., to fabricate micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for military...

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Quantum signals converted to Telecom wavelengths

September 30, 2010 6:32 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Using optically dense, ultracold clouds of rubidium atoms, three key elements needed for quantum information systems have been advanced ? including a technique for converting photons carrying quantum data to wavelengths that can be transmitted long distances on optical fiber telecom networks.

Disparities 2010: Interview with Eddie Reed, M.D.

September 30, 2010 3:34 pm | by AACR | Comments

Disparities 2010: Eddie Reed, M.D., clinical director, University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute Dr. Reed talks about the challenges of health disparities he experiences in his work, the recruitment and retention of members of minority populations in cancer clinical trials and...

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California gets landmark radiologist dose reporting law

September 30, 2010 3:32 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

California radiologists will be required to incorporate radiation dose levels in their reports under a measure signed into law Thursday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The measure requires that radiologists include in their reports the dose length product or the CT dose index if the...

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Red Lion hires corporate controller

September 30, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Red Lion Hotels Corp. has hired Sandi Heffernan as its controller.Heffernan worked most recently served as senior director of financial accounting and reporting for NightHawk Radiology Holdings Inc.She assumes her new job Oct. 11.Red Lion operates 43 hotels in eight states and one Canadian...

Study to investigate menstrual blood-derived stem cells as potential stroke therapy

September 30, 2010 2:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of South Florida (USF Health)) The potential for stem cells derived from menstrual blood to benefit stroke sufferers will be jointly investigated by researchers at the University of South Florida, Cryo-Cell International and Saneron CCEL Therapeutics Inc.

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FDA Orders Halt to Marketing of Unapproved Single-Ingredient Oral Colchicine

September 30, 2010 1:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took action against companies that manufacture, distribute, and/or market unapproved single-ingredient oral colchicine, a medication commonly used for the daily prevention of gout, to treat...

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HHS Awards $473 Million in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Funding

September 30, 2010 1:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality today announced the award of $473 million in grants and contracts to support projects that will help people make health care decisions based on the best evidence of effectiveness. The...

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