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Small-scale desalination approach to a big water problem

September 20, 2010 10:33 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

A research project recently undertaken at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has revealed a new mechanism for desalination/purification of water, employing a microfluidic channel-network system, which could lead to the development of small and portable units.

Landmark report reveals massive global cost of Alzheimer's: 1 percent of global GDP -- and growing

September 20, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(King's College London) A landmark report on the global economic impact of dementia finds that Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are exacting a massive toll on the global economy, with the problem set to accelerate in coming years. The World Alzheimer Report 2010 provides the...

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Florida institutions to host Gulf of Mexico oil spill conference

September 20, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of South Florida (USF Health)) The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill will forever change the Gulf of Mexico, significantly impacting its citizens, environment, economy and policy of the region -- and beyond. Florida institutions, including academia, government, NGOs and the...

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Stanford biologist Gretchen Daily to receive 2010 Heinz Award for environmental achievement

September 20, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Stanford University) Gretchen Daily, a professor of biology and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University, has been named one of 10 recipients of the 2010 Heinz Awards for her "revolutionary role" in the field of ecosystem services.

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Sequencing Tested as Infection Early Warning

September 20, 2010 8:32 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Scientists aim to monitor communities for infections using fast sequencing technology.

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Publishes Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) for its Entire U.S. Product Line to the GHX Health ConneXion(SM) Data Pool(2)

September 20, 2010 4:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Sept. 20 /- In an effort to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the healthcare supply chain, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics (Siemens) has published product data including GS1 Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) for its entire U.S. product line into the GHX Health...

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Express Scripts spent $410K on lobbying in 2Q(2)

September 20, 2010 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. spent $410,000 as it lobbied Congress, the White House and federal agencies.The St. Louis company said its lobbying interests included the military's TriCare health plan, antitrust issues, sales prices and Medicare payment rates, elements of the...

Express Scripts spent $410K on lobbying in 2Q

September 20, 2010 3:45 pm | News | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. spent $410,000 as it lobbied Congress, the White House and federal agencies.The St. Louis company said its lobbying interests included the military's TriCare health plan, antitrust issues, sales prices and Medicare payment rates, elements of the...

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Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Publishes Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) for its Entire U.S. Product Line to the GHX Health ConneXion(SM) Data Pool

September 20, 2010 3:32 pm | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Sept. 20 /- In an effort to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the healthcare supply chain, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics (Siemens) has published product data including GS1 Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) for its entire U.S. product line into the GHX Health...

Nonin Medical to Introduce New Innovations at ERS 2010 Annual Congress

September 20, 2010 2:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20 /- Nonin Medical, Inc., a leading innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, today introduced new pulse oximetry products, a new clinical guidebook and a new European sales, distribution and customer service center at the European Respiratory...

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Genzyme knee treatment approved in Japan

September 20, 2010 12:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Japanese regulators have approved an arthritis treatment developed by Genzyme Corp. The injection, called Synvisc, will be marketed by the Japanese company Teijin Pharma Ltd. and will be used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee.

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Biochemist studies DNA repair with $787,000 in grants

September 20, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Clemson University) A Clemson biochemist has received grants totaling $787,000 to study how cells repair damaged DNA, which can cause cancer and genetic illnesses. The US Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health awarded Weiguo Cao three-year funding to...

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NSF grant aids Boston-area high schools in biology curriculum

September 20, 2010 10:31 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.2 million grant to MIT associate professor Eric Klopfer and UPenn assistant professor Susan Yoon for the creation of a high school biology curriculum that includes the teaching of complex systems.

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Secrets of birds' sexual signals revealed

September 20, 2010 9:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Melbourne) Patterned feathers, previously thought to be used only for camouflage in birds, can play an important role in attracting a mate and fending off rivals, a University of Melbourne study reveals.

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Protein behind development of immune system sentinels identified

September 20, 2010 9:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) A protein called PU.1 is essential for the development of dendritic cells, the sentinels of the immune system, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have shown.

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