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Reaching 100 years of age may be more about attitude and adaptation than health history, study finds

December 1, 2010 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Georgia) University of Georgia research has provided new clues on surviving to be 100 years old, finding that how we feel about ourselves and our ability to adapt to an accumulation of challenging life experiences may be as or more important than health factors.

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Tegal expands ProNova(TM) ICP silicon DRIE reactor family with introduction of the ProNova2(TM)

December 1, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Industry-leading etch rates, better uniformity and selectivity, and greater application flexibility makes ProNova2 one of the most productive silicon DRIE reactors on the market.

IQD ? New MEMS oscillator reduces lead-time across 1MHz to 800MHz frequency range

December 1, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Immediate availability of a newly developed high-frequency MEMS oscillator has been announced by IQD. The IQMS-900 series MEMS (micro electro mechanical systems) oscillator is available in an exceptionally wide frequency range from 1MHz up to 800MHz.

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SiTime enters $2 billion resonator market with world?s first MEMS resonator for real time clock and time keeping applications

December 1, 2010 10:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

All silicon device sets a new paradigm for performance and integration that cannot be matched by quartz.

Mednax buys pediatric group for undisclosed amount

December 1, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

National physician group Mednax Inc. said Monday it is buying the pediatric critical care physician practice group Pediatric Critical Care Associates for an undisclosed amount.Pediatric Critical Care, with six physicians, provides a range of services to patients in the pediatric intensive care...

IPC The Hospitalist buys Denver geriatric practice

December 1, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IPC The Hospitalist Company Inc., a physician group practice company, said Wednesday it bought Senior Care of Colorado PC of Aurora.IPC said Senior Care provides geriatric care at about than 200 facilities in the Denver area, and sees around 200,000 patients per year. The deal expands IPC's...

Fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness should be assessed separately in Parkinson's

December 1, 2010 9:42 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Nearly three-quarters of patients with Parkinson's disease experience fatigue or excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). Both have a marked impact on patients' motor functions, everyday activities and quality of life. Researchers who studied 88 outpatients with...

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Flir camera detects gas leaks

December 1, 2010 9:41 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

BP Chemicals is using Flir Advanced Thermal Solutions? GasFindIR cameras to visualize and document gas leaks, said Flir.

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CISSOID introduces MARS - a high temperature 30V small-signal P-channel MOSFET transistor

December 1, 2010 9:40 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

CISSOID, the leader in high temperature semiconductor solutions, introduced a new product in their PLANET family of high temperature transistors and switches.

STMicroelectronics takes pressure sensors to new heights

December 1, 2010 9:40 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

New tiny silicon pressure sensor uses innovative MEMS technology to provide extremely accurate pressure measurements.

Tufts names geneticist and Oxford leader Monaco as president

December 1, 2010 9:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Tufts University has appointed University of Oxford Pro-Vice-Chancellor and noted neuroscientist Anthony Monaco as its president. Monaco will take over the position from President Lawrence Bacow, who said he will leave the position he's held for a decade in 2011.

Philips RF remote product offers workflow advantages

December 1, 2010 9:36 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Remote radiography and fluoroscopy systems traditionally have appealed more to Europeans than to practitioners in the U.S. But Philips is betting the time-and design of its new Juno DRF-are right to make a change in old habits. The Juno DRF remote-controlled flat-detector system, recently...

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Synovis 4Q profit falls, but meets expectations

December 1, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Synovis Life Technologies Inc. said Wednesday its fiscal fourth-quarter profit fell 61 percent on a lack of one-time financial gains, but the results met Wall Street expectations.The company earned $1.5 million, or 13 cents per share, down from $3.8 million, or 33 cents per share, during the...

TomoTherapy Sponsors American Cancer Society's Fall 2010 Matching Grant Challenge

December 1, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

http://www.tomotherapy.com () —TomoTherapy Incorporated (http://www.tomotherapy.com/) (NASDAQ: TOMO), maker of advanced radiation therapy solutions for the treatment of cancer and other diseases, today announced that it is the exclusive sponsor of the American Cancer Society's...

Surprising AIDS-treatment benefits, prevention strategy in epidemic regions of Africa

December 1, 2010 8:40 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) Two teams of researchers at UC San Diego and other US and African universities and the World Bank have documented significant spillover benefits of a drug therapy to combat AIDS symptoms and a novel prevention strategy that focuses on girls in...

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