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Caliper, Seegene partner to co-market diagnostic tools

January 14, 2011 9:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Caliper Life Sciences Inc. has partnered with Seegene Inc. to combine the two companies' respective technologies in developing molecular diagnostic products.


PECOS Edits Delayed — But Enroll Now

January 14, 2011 9:34 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

CMS has plans to implement changes to Medicare's Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership Systems (PECOS), which is used to enroll physicians into Medicare. Under the impending changes, CMS will deny claims for services ordered or referred by a physician who doesn't have a PECOS file....


Featured Search — Characterizing Hepatic Lesions Appearing Non-hypervascular

January 14, 2011 9:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Top news from a featured radiology search on SearchMedica: hepatocellular carcinoma - "Contrast-enhanced ultrasound for characterisation of hepatic lesions appearing non-hypervascular on CT in chronic liver diseases"


Visual Biography Explores Love And Radium

January 14, 2011 8:46 am | Podcasts | Comments

The story of Marie and Pierre Curie is one of love, scientific partnership, and one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century. Artist and author Lauren Redniss discusses her new book, Radioactive, an illustrated biography of the pair and a look at their complicated legacy.

Following A Wandering North Pole

January 14, 2011 8:45 am | Podcasts | Comments

The location of the magnetic North Pole is moving towards Siberia at about 40 miles per year -- and every few hundred thousand years, the north and south poles switch positions entirely. Geophysicist Ronald Merrill explains what's known about the inner workings of the Earth's magnetic field.

Adding Smarts To The Electrical Grid

January 14, 2011 8:45 am | Podcasts | Comments

The nation's electrical distribution system has been getting less reliable over time, according to an article by electrical engineering professor Massoud Amin. How dependable is our electrical infrastructure, and will plans for a more intelligent 'smart grid' improve its reliability?

New Fossil From The Dawn Of Dinosaurs

January 14, 2011 8:45 am | Podcasts | Comments

Reporting in the journal Science, Paul Sereno, Ricardo Martinez and colleagues describe Eodromaeus murphi. This dinosaur was four feet long, fifteen pounds and lived 230 million years ago, just a few million years after dinosaurs first evolved.

Dendreon expects $529.2M from senior note sale

January 14, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cancer drug maker Dendreon Corp. said Friday it expects to raise net proceeds of $529.2 million from its sale of senior notes due Jan. 15, 2016.The company said it sold $540 million in senior notes, an increase from its previous plan to sell $500 million worth.Dendreon said it will use the...


What Does '4G' Really Mean, Anyway?

January 14, 2011 8:45 am | Podcasts | Comments

Mobile phone companies are rolling out faster wireless data networks with names like LTE, WiMax and HSPA+, marketing them all under the name '4G.' But are they really much faster than 3G? Engadget senior mobile editor Chris Ziegler talks about how the new networks measure up.

Affymetrix releases new tool to test rice genes

January 14, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Affymetrix, Inc., a maker of genetic testing technology, said Friday it has developed a new test to identify rice varieties and genetic traits.The discovery will enable rice breeders to efficiently and cost-effectively track and fingerprint varieties. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Affymetrix made...

Tracking Carbon Through Your Gut And Beyond

January 14, 2011 8:45 am | Podcasts | Comments

In a recent survey, many college students said body fat is "burned off." Few knew that gym-goers actually break down fat molecules into carbon dioxide and water, extracting energy in the process. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the basics of energy, matter and the carbon cycle.

How Many Social Network Identities Is Too Many?

January 14, 2011 8:44 am | Podcasts | Comments

There are social networks for every application, from location-based services like FourSquare to photo-sharing networks like Instagram. Liz Gannes, senior editor at AllThingsDigital, explains how internet users are splintering their online identities to exploit the strengths of different platforms.

Consumer Information on: Endurant Stent Graft System - P100021

January 14, 2011 8:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Endurant Stent Graft System is used to repair aneurysms of the aorta in the abdomen. An aneurysm is a diseased, weakened and bulging section of an artery wall. The Endurant Stent Graft System is made of a fabric tube supported by a metal framework. Ea


Consumer Information on: DePuy Orthopaedics Ceramax Ceramic Total Hip System - P070026

January 14, 2011 8:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Ceramax Ceramic Hip System is a ceramic on ceramic artificial hip replacement system, surgically implanted to completely replace a hip joint.


Earnings schedule for week of 1/17/2011

January 14, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayNo major announcements expected.TuesdayApple Inc. releases quarterly financial results.Citigroup Inc. releases quarterly financial results.Delta Air Lines Inc. releases quarterly financial results.IBM Corp. releases...


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