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Study links sleep apnea in children and teens to lower academic grades

June 7, 2010 8:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea was linked to lower academic grades and behavioral concerns expressed by parents and teachers. Students with moderate to severe OSA averaged a half-letter grade lower than those without sleep-disordered...


Precision Tube and Finishing

June 7, 2010 8:33 pm | Laserage Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Laserage Technology Corp. (MD&M East Booth 2372) partners with medical OEMs by providing extensive laser processing capabilities and custom cable assembly services.

Balloon Inspection System Provides Both Visual Inspection and Dimensional Measurements

June 7, 2010 8:26 pm | Interface Catheter Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

The BVIS-2000 operates with a sophisticated vision system and analysis program with an intuitive user interface.


Minimally Invasive Device Solutions for Vascular Applications

June 7, 2010 8:15 pm | Creganna-Tactx Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Creganna-Tactx Medical (MD&M East Booth 2311) are experts in minimally invasive device solutions for vascular applications.


Hybrid Coupling Combines Fluid, Electronics, Tubing, and Cable

June 7, 2010 8:06 pm | Colder Products Company | Product Releases | Comments

Colder Products Company will debut its new hybrid connector to integrate fluidics and electronics into a single connection point at the MD&M East show, June 8-10 (Booth 1755).

The MassDevice Weekly Checkup: June 8, 2010

June 7, 2010 7:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Taking the financial temperature of the medical devices industry. Our Weekly Checkup takes the temperature of the medical device industry's three largest U.S. clusters: Massachusetts, California and Minnesota. The MassDevice Indices are weighted according to market...


Non-IV-administered medication just as effective in stopping seizures

June 7, 2010 2:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) When seizures strike, the most immediate goal for caregivers is to get appropriate medication to the patient as quickly as possible to stop the seizing activity.In a paper published in the June Academic Emergency Medicine, UC...


Report: Reimbursement codes block innovative surgical techniques

June 7, 2010 1:40 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Commercialization costs and bureaucratic red tape keep device makers from bringing more advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques into the spectrum of care, according to a report from design and engineering firm Cambridge Consultants. Entrepreneurs in the minimally...


Tenet ends talks with Australian hospital operator

June 7, 2010 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. said Monday ended talks with Healthscope Ltd., an Australian hospital company it had considered buying.Tenet said information about its talks with Healthscope was made public prematurely. As a result, it said it could not make a case to shareholders...

Study: Mining is a major driver of sub-Saharan Africa's TB epidemic

June 7, 2010 12:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Brown University) A study by Mark Lurie of Brown University and an international team of researchers has developed the first statistical evidence linking mining to high rates of tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa. The exponential rise in TB in the region had been attributed to...


Toshiba research Europe emits entangled photons by embedding a quantum dot within a LED

June 7, 2010 12:41 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

An optical quantum computer is a step closer thanks to an electrically driven source of entangled photon pairs.

The right response to every pathogen

June 7, 2010 11:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Researchers from the Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Germany, have now been able to show that hitherto underrated immune cells, so-called mast cells, decide at a very early stage of an infection which way...


Scientists uncover the genetic secrets that allow Tibetans to thrive in thin air

June 7, 2010 11:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)) Scientists have identified a gene that enables Tibetans to thrive at altitudes where others get sick. A previous study published May 13 in Science reported that Tibetans are genetically adapted to high altitude. Now, a second study...


UN-led action plan for maternal, child health 'positive,' says World Vision, but crucial gaps remain

June 7, 2010 11:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(World Vision) Formally launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon today at the Women Deliver conference in Washington, the new Joint Action Plan calls for all countries to revitalize efforts in further reducing preventable deaths among mothers and children worldwide. It is a...


The Relevancy of an Industry – Why Manufacturing is Cool!

June 7, 2010 11:40 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., June 7, 2010 - American actor and humorist, Will Rogers (1879-1935) said, “A man only learns in two ways, one by reading and the other by association with smarter people.” And so, the SME Education Foundation has polished up its award-winning Manufacturing is Cool...


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