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'Lucy' Predecessor Turns Back The Clock On Walking

June 25, 2010 4:42 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Anthropologist Yohannes Haile-Selassie talks about a recently unearthed Australopithecus afarensis skeleton nicknamed "Kadanuumuu." He says the individual predates "Lucy" by about 400,000 years, and that the bones suggest upright walking originated earlier than previously thought.

Building Living, Breathing Lungs In The Lab

June 25, 2010 4:42 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Laura Niklason engineered working lungs in the lab by stripping the cells from rat lungs and repopulating the remaining structure with fresh cells. Don Ingber created a "lung on a chip," which mimics the chemistry and mechanics of a working lung and could be used for drug testing.

How The Sense Of Touch Influences The Mind

June 25, 2010 4:42 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Reporting in Science, researchers describe how the sense of touch influences the mind's judgments and decision-making processes. John Bargh, a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale, discusses the findings, including why sitting on a hard wooden chair may turn people into...

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Before Liftoff, A Space Telescope Tours Earth

June 25, 2010 4:42 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope, the planned successor to Hubble, is on the circuit -- making appearances at science conferences and festivals. Science Friday caught up with the observatory and spoke to its handlers in New York City's Battery Park.

Medicare Funding Cut Affects Practices And Patients

June 25, 2010 4:42 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The House last night passed a measure to prevent a 21-percent cut in Medicare fees paid to doctors, at least for the next 6 months. Dr. Michael Newman, a Washington DC-area physician explains how the yearly threat of cuts affects his practice and patients.

Should Joints Be In The Medicine Cabinet?

June 25, 2010 4:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Fourteen states now allow marijuana smoking for medical purposes, and more states are deciding whether or not to do the same. Ira Flatow and guests look at the research on inhaled marijuana as a medication and discuss whether or not doctors should be prescribing pot smoking.

The Next 'Geek?' We Asked. You Answered.

June 25, 2010 4:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In what seems like an unlikely turn of events, "geek" has suddenly gone chic. Last week, Science Friday wondered if there should be a new word for geek, one without a hip connotation, and asked listeners to weigh in. After combing through the submissions, we reveal the top terms.

First MEMS gyro packed into smarter iPhone 4

June 25, 2010 4:41 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4, unveiled by the company Monday (June 7), is the world's first smart phone including a MEMS gyroscope.

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Imec's CMORE offering extended with SiGe-MEMS foundry service and MPW service

June 25, 2010 4:41 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Imec extends its CMORE service with a SiGe-MEMS foundry service and a multi-project wafer (MPW) service for universities and research centers via its EUROPRACTICE IC service. Both services are based on a monolithically integrated SiGe MEMS baseline process and come with an extended design kit.

MEMFIS ? an out of plane translatory MEMS actuator with large stroke for optical path length modulation

June 25, 2010 4:41 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy is a widely used method to analyze different materials - organic and inorganic. Current FT-IR spectrometers are large, usually not portable, and often require operation by specially qualified personnel. By using translational MOEMS devices...

Perrigo Company to Present at the Oppenheimer 10th Annual Consumer, Gaming, Lodging and Leisure Conference

June 25, 2010 4:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ALLEGAN, Mich. , June 25 /- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) announced today that Perrigo Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa will present at the Oppenheimer 10th Annual Consumer, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure Conference on Tuesday, June 29 , at 3:20 p.m. (ET) at the Four Seasons Hotel...

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PartsSource Bestowed 2010 Richard Shatten Civic Distinction Award

June 25, 2010 4:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AURORA, Ohio , June 25 /- PartsSource, the world's #1 ebusiness solution provider for replacement medical repair parts for hospital equipment, has been honored with the 2010 Richard Shatten Civic Distinction award for Northeast Ohio . Each year, the Shatten Civic Distinction award...

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DeviceSpace Showcases Medical Device and Diagnostics Companies

June 25, 2010 4:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DENVER , June 25 /- DeviceSpace is putting the nation's medical device industry on the map. The leading employment Web site for medical device and diagnostics sectors launched the 2010 U.S. Device™ Hotbed Campaign this morning, marking the campaign's third edition and highlighting...

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Harmonized Inspection Standard in CDRH's Future, Official Says

June 25, 2010 4:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

CDRH is looking forward to a day when it can exchange device information with trusted regulatory authorities in other countries using a harmonized inspection standard.

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Increased Collaboration Goal of FDA & #8217;s 10 Foreign Posts

June 25, 2010 4:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA’s foreign posts are working more with regulators and industry to improve the safety of products made overseas.

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