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Health insurers help GOP after dalliance with Dems

October 22, 2010 10:45 am | by JIM KUHNHENN - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurers flirted with Democrats, supported them with money and got what they wanted: a federal mandate that most Americans carry health care coverage. Now they're backing Republicans, hoping a GOP Congress will mean friendlier regulations.They may get more than they're wishing for.The...

Decoding Lunar Crash Data

October 22, 2010 10:34 am | Podcasts | Comments

Just over a year ago, the LCROSS mission deliberately crashed into a lunar crater, kicking up a cloud of debris --and signs of water. Michael Wargo, NASA's chief lunar scientist, describes other ingredients scientists have identified in lunar soil, a material called regolith.

Dean Kamen Explores Invention

October 22, 2010 10:34 am | Podcasts | Comments

His personal list of inventions includes everything from an insulin pump to the Segway Transporter. He started the FIRST Robotics engineering challenges for students. Now, inventor Dean Kamen also has his own television show, aimed at spreading the excitement of invention.

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Physics Of Giant Pumpkins

October 22, 2010 10:34 am | Podcasts | Comments

Pumpkins of the Atlantic Giant variety can weigh more than 1,800 pounds. For a mechanical engineer with an interest in plus-sized fruit, like Georgia Tech's David Hu, this raises an interesting physics question: How can the pumpkin get so big without breaking?

Ira Asks: How Are Eyeglasses Made?

October 22, 2010 10:34 am | Podcasts | Comments

After a prescription leaves the optometrist's office, how are eyeglasses actually made to order? Larry Enright, general manager of Perferx Optical, talks about the shaping, sanding, polishing, cutting and beveling behind each lens' journey into a pair of finished frames.

'Yellow Dirt': The Legacy of Navajo Uranium Mines

October 22, 2010 10:34 am | Podcasts | Comments

In her book Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed, former Los Angeles Times reporter Judy Pasternak documents the toxic legacy of uranium mining in the Navajo lands of northeastern Arizona, where radioactive dust wound up in Navajo homes and drinking water.

Geek Out To Freak Out On Halloween

October 22, 2010 10:33 am | Podcasts | Comments

Halloween may be the biggest do-it-yourself holiday in America, where creative types turn their cars into Batmobiles and their jack-o'-lanterns into computerized Silly String squirters. Instructables founder and CEO Eric Wilhelm talks about these and other crafty projects for Halloween.

Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word 'Cancer'

October 22, 2010 10:33 am | Podcasts | Comments

Around 400 B.C., Hippocrates is said to have named masses of cancerous cells karkinos -- Greek for crab. Science and medical historian Howard Markel discusses a few hypotheses on why Hippocrates named the disease after a crab, and how well cancer was understood in the ancient world.

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Puzzling Over A Man And His Cube

October 22, 2010 10:33 am | Podcasts | Comments

Professor Erno Rubik's iconic puzzle, a simple, yet complex multicolored cube, took the world by storm in the 1980s and sold millions of copies. The inventor will receive a Lifetime Science Education Achievement Award from the USA Science & Engineering Festival this weekend.

Boston biotech finance head Baia dies

October 22, 2010 10:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Anne Baia, financial advisor and interim chief financial offier for several venture-backed Boston-area life sciences companies, died on Oct. 20 from cancer. She was 54 years old.

Europe approves expanded use of Boston Scientific stent

October 22, 2010 10:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. has received CE approval in Europe for expanded use of its WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent for the treatment of benign bile duct strictures.

Fentanyl Transdermal System: Recall - Potential for Active Ingredient to Release Faster Than Specified

October 22, 2010 10:33 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Accelerated release of Fentanyl can lead to adverse events for at-risk patients, including excessive sedation, respiratory depression, hypoventilation, and apnea.

Lotus Pharmaceuticals Preparing to Apply for National Exchange Listing

October 22, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LTUS ) ("Lotus" or the "Company"), a fast-growing, profitable developer, manufacturer and seller of medicine and drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), announced today that the...

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Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. Schedules Conference Call to Present Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results

October 22, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BELGRADE, Mont., Oct. 22 /- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BIHI ) ("Bacterin"), announced today that it has scheduled a conference call for Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the Company's financial results for its third quarter 2010, which...

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AdvaMed 2010 Sets New Attendance Record: More than 1,700 Device and Diagnostics Leaders from Across the Country and Around the World Came to Washington, D.C.

October 22, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,700 medical device and diagnostics leaders from more than 360 companies – representing 24 countries and 33 states – attended the fourth annual industry gathering, AdvaMed 2010: The MedTech Conference this week in...

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