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Tracking Coastal Erosion From Storms

September 10, 2010 2:32 pm | Podcasts | Comments

New data from sensitive airborne altimetry combined with undersea sensors is giving scientists better insight into how major storms can rapidly reshape coastlines. Reporter Sid Perkins discusses his Science News article on the scouring power of major storms.

When To Test For Prostate Cancer?

September 10, 2010 2:32 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Ads urge men of a certain age to get screened for prostate cancer. But is "test early, test often" the best approach? Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society and Mark Scholz, author of Invasion Of The Prostate Snatchers, discuss other approaches.

Happy Birthday, Buckyballs!

September 10, 2010 2:32 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Twenty-five years ago this month, researchers first identified buckminsterfullerenes -- a previously undiscovered form of carbon shaped like a tiny soccer ball. Harry Kroto, who shared the Nobel Prize for the discovery, explains what's been learned about fullerenes since.

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Scientists Study What Makes A Man A Good Dancer

September 10, 2010 2:32 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Evolutionary psychologist Nick Neave filmed men dancing, converted the videos into dancing avatars and asked women to rate the avatars' dancing ability. The researchers found that the highly rated male dancers had some moves in common. Some advice: Shake that right knee.

Does The 'Energy Star' Label Need An Update?

September 10, 2010 2:32 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A review in Consumer Reports says it's good news so many products have become energy efficient but calls for strengthening Energy Star standards to guide consumers to truly efficient products. Ira Flatow and guests discuss that report and overlooked ways people can save energy at home.

The Intelligence Of Crowds In 'The Perfect Swarm'

September 10, 2010 2:31 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In his book The Perfect Swarm, Len Fisher talks about swarm intelligence -- where the collective ideas of a group add up to better solutions than any individual could have dreamed up, including an example of how UPS reorganized its driving routes using the logic of an ant colony.

Covance to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference

September 10, 2010 1:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 10 /- Covance Inc. (NYSE: CVD ) today announced that it will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 2:10 p.m. ET.  Investors may access a live webcast of the presentation at www.covance.com .  In order...

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FDA Approves New Dosing for FASLODEX® (fulvestrant) Injection in Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer in HR+ Postmenopausal Women

September 10, 2010 1:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 10 /- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the 500mg dose of FASLODEX® (fulvestrant) Injection , replacing the previously approved monthly dose of 250mg, for the treatment of hormone...

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SME Announces 2011 Election Results for International Directors and Member Council

September 10, 2010 11:33 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., September 9, 2010 — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announces the election of six new members to its Board of Directors and four new members to its Member Council for the 2011-12 term; one individual was also elected to serve a one-year term as an...

Hospira Symbiq One-Channel and Two-Channel Infusers: Class I Recall

September 10, 2010 11:33 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Potential for the device to fail to detect air in line at the end of an infusion.

Study to control blood pressure in diabetics enrolling

September 10, 2010 11:32 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Most people believe controlling blood sugar levels is the only concern for people with diabetes. However, doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say there are more health concerns that must be managed to save the life of a diabetic. "One of the leading causes of death for people with...

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CIOs 'cautiously optimistic' of stimulus funds for e-health records

September 10, 2010 10:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

A survey conducted by the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) indicated that 90 percent of CHIME member respondents expect to qualify for stimulus funding by the end of Stage 1 of the incentive program, Sept. 30, 2012.

Sysmex America Announces LabCorp Hematology Automation Agreement

September 10, 2010 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Sept. 10 /- Sysmex America, Inc. (SAI), a leading medical diagnostic instrument manufacturer and information systems developer, today announced that Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE: LH ) has signed a five-year agreement for Sysmex...

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CorMatrix Receives FDA IDE Approval to Begin Prospective, Randomized Evaluation of New Onset Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Subjects Receiving the CorMatrix® ECM™ for P...

September 10, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, Sept. 10 /- CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc., a medical device company developing and delivering unique extracellular matrix (ECM) biomaterial devices that harness the body's innate ability to repair damaged cardiovascular tissue, announced today that FDA has granted conditional...

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Cogdell Spencer Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend

September 10, 2010 9:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 10 /- Cogdell Spencer Inc. (NYSE: CSA ) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per common share payable on October 20, 2010 to stockholders of record on September 24, 2010.  The dividend covers the third quarter...

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