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Omron crafts MEMS for mobile

November 16, 2010 8:38 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Omron Corp. is expanding from its traditional medical and industrial markets for micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) chips into mobile consumer devices and green energy.

Omron and STMicroelectronics enable smarter gas metering

November 16, 2010 8:38 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leading supplier of IC solutions for metering applications, and Omron, a world leader in automation technology, today announced that the two companies have collaborated to provide a complete solution for electronic gas meter flow sensors.

Goodrich to provide 'Gun Hard' inertial measurement unit for Excalibur phase 1b

November 16, 2010 8:38 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

- Inertial measurement performance proven during Phase 1a.


Organs Made from Scratch

November 16, 2010 8:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

"Building blocks" containing gels turn cells into different types of tissue.


Preterm birth rates improve in most states

November 16, 2010 8:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(March of Dimes Foundation) The United States received a "D" on the March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card, when national preterm birth rates are measured against the Healthy People 2010 goals. The United States has a high rate of preterm birth compared to top scoring states and,...


Misonix Announces Achievement of Contract Vendor Status With Select Medical Corporation

November 16, 2010 4:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2010 /- Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON ), a developer of state of the art, ultrasonic medical device technology, which worldwide is used for acute health conditions, has announced its achievement of contract vendor status with Select Medical Corporation, based in...


New dry powder antibiotic targets tuberculosis, reduces treatment time

November 16, 2010 4:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) New research being presented at the 2010 International Pharmaceutical Federation Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress in association with the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition will feature...


Not following doctor's orders: Prescription abandonment

November 16, 2010 12:40 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) Failure to have a prescription filled can undermine medical treatment, result in increased health care costs and potentially have devastating results for the patient. An editorial in the Nov. 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine...


Elsevier launches SciVerse Applications beta

November 16, 2010 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of SciVerse Applications beta, a new module within the SciVerse platform that will empower the scientific community to develop and share...


Smoke from fireworks is harmful to health

November 16, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) The metallic particles in the smoke emitted by fireworks pose a health risk, particularly to people who suffer from asthma. This is the conclusion of a study led by researchers from the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water...


Less than 1 month until start of major osteoporosis meeting in Singapore

November 16, 2010 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Healthcare providers in the Asia-Pacific region are coping with a rising tide of osteoporotic fractures. The 1st Asia- Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting (Singapore, Dec. 10-13, 2010) is an ideal opportunity for health professionals in the region...


High tech genetic sequencing enables screening for hereditary hearing loss

November 16, 2010 11:35 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | Comments

Using a combination of special techniques to capture specific DNA sequences and high-throughput technology to sequence them, scientists from the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center and the University of Iowa developed a test to simultaneously screen more than 50...


Using plants against soils contaminated with arsenic

November 16, 2010 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Zurich) Two essential genes that control the accumulation and detoxification of arsenic in plant cells have been identified. This discovery is the fruit of an international collaboration involving laboratories in Switzerland, South Korea and the USA. The results presented...


NIH awards $10 million to advance microneedle patch for flu vaccination

November 16, 2010 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology Research News) The National Institutes of Health has awarded $10 million to advance a technology for the painless, self-administration of flu vaccine using patches containing tiny microneedles that dissolve into the skin.


Predictive Biosciences renews prostate cancer biomarker deal

November 16, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Lexington molecular diagnostics firm Predictive Biosciences Inc. and Epigenomics AG, a German company focused on cancer treatment, have extended their licensing deal related to a biomarker for prostate cancer.


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