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Former HealthSouth CEO, wife settle some debt

September 18, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Former HealthSouth Corp. CEO Richard Scrushy and his wife have agreed to hand over up to $12 million in cash and property to the company.The money will settle claims that Leslie Scrushy was hiding her husband's belongings to prevent them from being seized by the Birmingham company. The...

Futures in Biotech 67: Triceratopping Egg Mountain

September 18, 2010 2:32 am | Podcasts | Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier Dinosaur hunting with the man who inspired Jurassic Park. Guest: Dr. Jack Horner, curator of Paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies and Montana State University Regents' Professor of Paleontology We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and...

Teaching Doctors To Be Better Listeners

September 17, 2010 4:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

If doctors listen more carefully to patients' conversations about work and family life, they can pick up clues that lead to better treatment, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Author Dr. Alan Schwartz talks about training doctors to be better listeners.

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How We Pay Attention

September 17, 2010 4:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Can you remember everything you see when you walk into a room? Why does our memory deceive us, even when we're confident we're paying attention? Psychologists Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons discuss what grabs our focus, and why.

To Spur Innovation, Offer Millions In Cash Prizes

September 17, 2010 4:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Just as Charles Lindbergh was tempted to fly nonstop to Paris in hopes of winning a $25,000 prize, the U.S. government is offering millions of dollars in prize money to lure innovators into building better lightbulbs, cheaper satellite-launching spacecraft and more fuel-efficient cars.

Why Are These Crows So Good With Tools?

September 17, 2010 4:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

New Caledonian crows are among only a handful of species that have been shown to use tools. They use twigs to fish out beetle larvae from dead trees. Reporting in Science, Christian Rutz and colleagues explore why the birds evolved this rare trait.

White House Says ‘No’ To Solar Panel

September 17, 2010 4:36 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Environmentalist Bill McKibben was hoping the Obama administration would reinstall a solar panel President Jimmy Carter once had on the White House. McKibben took the panel to Washington, D.C., but administration officials declined to put the panel back on the White House roof.

Does The Universe Have a 'Dark Flow?'

September 17, 2010 4:36 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Using measurements of the cosmic microwave background, researchers say, there’s evidence that galaxy clusters are being pulled along by a force outside the visible universe. Theoretical physicist Michael Turner explains this “dark flow” and other recent cosmology news.

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The Calculus Around You

September 17, 2010 4:36 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In her new book The Calculus Diaries, writer Jennifer Ouellette describes the development of calculus, from Archimedes to Newton, and shows how calculus is a part of everyday life -- from amusement park rides and Vegas craps tables, to dieting and figuring out gas mileage.

The Origins Of The Word 'Cell'

September 17, 2010 4:36 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In the 1660s, Robert Hooke looked through a primitive microscope at a thinly cut piece of cork. He saw a series of walled boxes that reminded him of the tiny rooms, or cellula, occupied by monks. Medical historian Dr. Howard Markel discusses Hooke's coining of the word "cell."

Targeted therapy decreases progression rate in thyroid cancer

September 17, 2010 4:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Mayo Clinic) The drug pazopanib may help revolutionize the care of patients with metastatic, rapidly progressive differentiated thyroid cancers, say researchers at Mayo Clinic who are publishing findings of a phase II clinical trial in the Lancet Oncology.

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Cyberonics Reports Inducement Equity Awards Under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)

September 17, 2010 4:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HOUSTON, Sept. 17 /- Cyberonics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX ) today announced, as required under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4), that the Compensation Committee of its Board of Directors approved an award from its Amended and Restated New Employee Equity Inducement Plan of 800 shares of...

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Danfoss Solar Inverters to expand production capacity to 3.5GW in 2011

September 17, 2010 1:40 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Danfoss Solar Inverters states that it is experiencing extremely strong sales in the residential and commercial PV markets for grid-connected inverters.

Epistar and Toyoda Gosei enter cross-licensing agreement

September 17, 2010 1:40 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Epistar of Hsinchu, Taiwan and Toyoda Gosei of Japan have entered into a cross licensing agreement concerning LED-related patents. Under the terms of the license agreement, the companies (including subsidiaries) will be allowed to use each other?s patents for specific technologies in...

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Devicemakers: FDA & #8217;s Performance Not Meeting MDUFMA Commitment

September 17, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Even though devicemakers are picking up a growing portion of the tab, the FDA is not holding up its end of the bargain — to be interactive, predictable and timely — that it made under the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act (MDUFMA).

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