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Accuray enters CyberKnife partnership with Siemens

June 9, 2010 8:10 am | News | Comments

Medical radiation equipment maker Accuray Inc. said Wednesday it will partner with Siemens AG to ramp up sales of its CyberKnife robotic radiation therapy system.Accuray said Siemens will have the right to sell the CyberKnife system as part of a group of products, while Accuray will have the...

Fat or fertile?

June 9, 2010 7:39 am | by BBC | News | Comments

How to tell if a standing commuter is pregnant

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Novel microfluidic system for rapid and sensitive detection of rare circulating endothelial progenitor cells

June 9, 2010 7:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

From sample to answer in just 1 hour with just a finger prick of blood is what researchers from A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME) aim to achieve with their novel microfluidic system for rapid and sensitive detection of rare circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPC).

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Domintech to begin volume shipments of MEMS accelerometers in 4Q10

June 9, 2010 7:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Taiwan-based MEMS firm Domintech, a subsidiary of Unimicron Technology, has begun delivering samples of its own-branded accelerometers (g-sensors) to clients, with volume shipments slated for the fourth quarter of 2010 targeting the handset and gaming console segments, according to the company.

Multitest introduces MEMS solution for pressure sensors

June 9, 2010 7:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Mulitest?s concept for MEMS test and calibration equipment also is continued for pressure sensors. Common applications include all types of pressure monitoring e.g. altitude meters, tire pressure control, differential pressure sensors, and various medical or industrial devices.

Propofol poses low risk in pediatric imaging studies, but risk increases with anesthesia duration

June 9, 2010 4:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Children's National Medical Center) A new study in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine finds that propofol, a well-known anesthesia medication, has a low occurrence of adverse events for children undergoing research-driven imaging studies. The study, led by a...

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Surgical Drape Tapes and Incise Film Solutions Satisfy Challenging Application Requirements

June 9, 2010 2:14 am | Vancive Medical Technologies™ | Product Releases | Comments

A broad range of incise films and bordering, assembly, fenestration and fixation tapes are now available from Avery Dennison Medical Products (MD&M East Booth 1543).

Miniature-Class 40 and 60 W Class II Switching AC-DC Power Supplies

June 9, 2010 2:06 am | Astrodyne Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne introduces the new open frame BSL/BSM Class II Series available as single outputs of 5, 9, 12, 15, 24, 36, and 48 VDC in 40 and 60 Watts.

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Is IVF good value for money? Why funding of assisted reproduction is sound fiscal policy

June 8, 2010 11:40 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) Children conceived by medically assisted reproduction (MAR) have fiscal implications for government both in terms of future government spending and tax revenue. Based on public funding to conceive a MAR child -- after...

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Sleep may help you become a 'Guitar Hero'

June 8, 2010 9:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) The improvement in performance accuracy on "Guitar Hero III" was greater after a night of sleep than after a similar length of daytime wakefulness. At acquisition participants played about 61 percent of the notes correctly. Performance accuracy...

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Sleep preference can predict performance of Major League Baseball pitchers

June 8, 2010 9:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) In early games that started before 7 p.m., the earned run average (ERA) of pitchers who were morning types (3.06) was lower than the average ERA of pitchers who were evening types (3.49); however, in games that started at 7 p.m. or later,...

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High-school seniors with excessive daytime sleepiness have an increased risk of depression

June 8, 2010 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) High school seniors were three times more likely to have strong depression symptoms (odds ratio = 3.04) if they had excessive daytime sleepiness. Fifty-two percent of participants had excessive daytime sleepiness, 30 percent had strong...

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A 10-Cent Blood-Type Test

June 8, 2010 8:37 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The cheap, portable, paper-based test could improve medical treatments in the developing world.

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CPAP therapy provides a memory boost for adults with sleep apnea

June 8, 2010 8:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) On an overnight picture memory consolidation task, OSA patients being treated with CPAP therapy outperformed both untreated OSA patients and a control group of people who did not have OSA, suggesting that CPAP is effective at recouping memory...

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FRAX now available as an iPhone application

June 8, 2010 1:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) The WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) is now easily accessible via iPhone, making the calculation tool independent of internet access and easy to use in any clinical setting.

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