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CVS Caremark to cut off Walgreen from network

June 9, 2010 11:10 am | News | Comments

CVS Caremark Corp. said Wednesday it will end rival Walgreen Co.'s participation in its retail pharmacy network starting in a month.The move would mean that people whose prescription drug benefits are handled by Caremark would not be able to be reimbursed for prescriptions filled at Walgreen...

New autism susceptibility genes identified

June 9, 2010 10:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers and the Autism Genome Project Consortium announced today that they have identified new autism susceptibility genes that may lead to the development of new treatment approaches. These genes, which...

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Common Alzheimer's medication helps skills necessary for safe driving

June 9, 2010 10:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Lifespan) A promising study from Rhode Island Hospital demonstrated that cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEI), a type of medication often prescribed for Alzheimer's disease (AD), improved some cognitive skills in patients with mild AD -- skills that are necessary for driving. Findings...

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Gamma interferon prompts stem cell response to fight infection

June 9, 2010 9:37 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Most of the time, the body's blood-forming (hematopoietic) stem cells remain dormant, with just a few producing blood cells and maintaining a balance among the different types. However, invading bacteria can be a call-to-arms, awaking the sleeping stem cells and prompting them to produce...

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MassDevice Q & A: Boston Scientific co-founder John Abele

June 9, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. co-founder John Abele, in the first installment of a lengthy interview, on the company's origins in the basement of a church rectory, its connection...

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U.S. Logistics Industry On The Brink Of Recovery

June 9, 2010 8:38 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

The 21st Annual "State of Logistics Report®," released by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) reveals that, continuing the decline reported in 2008, business logistics costs fell to 7.7 percent of U.S. Gross Domestic

X-FAB announces 8-inch MEMS center for cost-effective, high-volume, advanced MEMS production

June 9, 2010 8:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Enables customers to address high-volume markets

CNano launches carbon nanotube based conductive paste products for lithium ion battery applications

June 9, 2010 8:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

CNano Technology Limited (CNano) announced that it officially launched carbon nanotube based super conductive paste products for Lithium ion battery applications, and also introduced the products into the Japanese market.

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Defibtech DBP-2800 Battery Packs used in Lifeline AED and ReviveR AED: Recall

June 9, 2010 8:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

AED may falsely detect an error condition during charging for a shock, then cancel charge and not provide therapy, when used with an affected battery pack.

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Accuray enters CyberKnife partnership with Siemens

June 9, 2010 8:10 am | News | Comments

Medical radiation equipment maker Accuray Inc. said Wednesday it will partner with Siemens AG to ramp up sales of its CyberKnife robotic radiation therapy system.Accuray said Siemens will have the right to sell the CyberKnife system as part of a group of products, while Accuray will have the...

Fat or fertile?

June 9, 2010 7:39 am | by BBC | News | Comments

How to tell if a standing commuter is pregnant

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Novel microfluidic system for rapid and sensitive detection of rare circulating endothelial progenitor cells

June 9, 2010 7:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

From sample to answer in just 1 hour with just a finger prick of blood is what researchers from A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME) aim to achieve with their novel microfluidic system for rapid and sensitive detection of rare circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPC).

Domintech to begin volume shipments of MEMS accelerometers in 4Q10

June 9, 2010 7:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Taiwan-based MEMS firm Domintech, a subsidiary of Unimicron Technology, has begun delivering samples of its own-branded accelerometers (g-sensors) to clients, with volume shipments slated for the fourth quarter of 2010 targeting the handset and gaming console segments, according to the company.

Multitest introduces MEMS solution for pressure sensors

June 9, 2010 7:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Mulitest?s concept for MEMS test and calibration equipment also is continued for pressure sensors. Common applications include all types of pressure monitoring e.g. altitude meters, tire pressure control, differential pressure sensors, and various medical or industrial devices.

Propofol poses low risk in pediatric imaging studies, but risk increases with anesthesia duration

June 9, 2010 4:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Children's National Medical Center) A new study in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine finds that propofol, a well-known anesthesia medication, has a low occurrence of adverse events for children undergoing research-driven imaging studies. The study, led by a...

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