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Circulating Tumor Cells Predicted Recurrence, Death in Patients with Early-stage Breast Cancer

December 10, 2010 9:32 am | by AACR | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO - The presence of one to four circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood of early-stage breast cancer patients almost doubled patient's risk of cancer relapse and death, and five or more CTCs increased recurrence by 400 percent and death by 300 percent, according to Phase III...


High CTC Levels Predicted Poor Outcome in Metastatic Breast Cancer

December 10, 2010 9:31 am | by AACR | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO - A high level of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) - cells that have detached from a tumor and are circulating in the body through the blood - are an independent prognostic marker in metastatic breast cancer as first-line therapy. In addition, persistence of high CTC level...


Thinking About Eating May Mean Eating Less

December 10, 2010 8:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say that repeatedly thinking about eating a certain food -- M&Ms or cheese -- led study participants to eat less of the food once it was presented to them. Researcher Carey Morewedge describes the work and its implications for dieters.


Celebrating The Royal Society

December 10, 2010 8:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

Britain's premier science institution, the Royal Society, turns 350 this year. A new collection of essays called Seeing Further, edited by Bill Bryson, looks at the society's history. Writer Richard Holmes and outgoing society President Martin Rees discuss the institution.

Growing Snowflakes In A Bottle

December 10, 2010 8:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Try making your own winter wonderland. Ken Libbrecht, Caltech physicist and author of The Secret Life of a Snowflake, devised an experiment to grow a snow crystal in an old plastic bottle. Dry ice required.

Teaching Computers To Be More Empathetic

December 10, 2010 8:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

High school juniors Matthew Fernandez and Akash Krishnan took the grand prize in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for designing software that decodes emotions in human speech. They say the software could be used by call centers, to direct angry callers to a human.

Rossellini's 'Seduce Me' Looks At Animal Courtship

December 10, 2010 8:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

Actress and model Isabella Rossellini's video series, Seduce Me, investigates the strange and fascinating mating behaviors of animals. Rossellini plays a diverse cast of characters from the animal kingdom -- from hermaphroditic earthworms to swinging deer to asexual lizards.

Chemistry Keeps Christmas Trees Alive, For Longer

December 10, 2010 8:34 am | Podcasts | Comments

Just as an avocado ripens quickly in a paper bag, bathed in the ethylene gas it releases, Christmas trees may lose their needles because of a similar "ripening" process. Raj Lada, of Nova Scotia's Christmas Tree Research Center, discusses how to block this process to prolong the life of cut firs.


Arrowhead CEO provides perspective on $4.5 million alliance between subsidiary Unidym and Samsung Electronics

December 10, 2010 8:34 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Arrowhead Research Corporation's President and Chief Executive Officer today issued the following open letter to the Company's shareholders:

Nanostart-held ItN Nanovation receives equity commitment to support continued growth

December 10, 2010 8:34 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

ItN Nanovation AG, a portfolio company of Nanostart AG, has announced the signing of a conditional equity investment agreement of up to EUR 15 million with YA Global Master SPV Ltd., which is managed by Yorkville Advisors, LLC, a large U.S.-based investment group.

International collaboration boosts nanotechnology research

December 10, 2010 8:34 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Despite their initial focus on national economic competitiveness, the nanotechnology research initiatives now funded by more than 60 countries have become increasingly collaborative, with nearly a quarter of all papers co-authored by researchers across borders.

Denosumab Delayed Time to First Skeletal-related Side Effect

December 10, 2010 8:32 am | by AACR | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO - For patients with breast cancer and bone metastases, denosumab delayed skeletal-related side effects five months longer compared to those on zoledronic acid, according to results presented at the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 8-12.


Photonics21 event to focus on FP8 priorities

December 10, 2010 7:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

European Commissioner Neelie Kroes will make a keynote address at the annual meeting of the Photonics21 European Technology Platform.

Innovative Micro Technology adds to its arsenal of through-silicon via offering

December 10, 2010 7:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Innovative Micro Technology, Inc. (IMT) announced today the addition of a new geometry point in its technology roadmap for Through Silicon Vias (TSVs).

TSMC announces 3DIC Chip Technologies using TSVs

December 10, 2010 7:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) had a lecture on its efforts to mass-produce 3D chips made by three-dimensionally stacking semiconductor chips by using its TSV (through silicon via) technology.


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