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American Medical Response adds chief doctor

July 26, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — A unit of Emergency Medical Services Corp. said on Monday that it has named Dr. Edward Racht to the new position of Chief Medical Officer.The company's American Medical Response unit runs ambulance services in 38 states and Washington D.C. Racht has been an emergency...

Boston Scientific launches new stent system

July 26, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. said Monday it started selling its Neuroform EZ Stent System, aimed at treating brain aneurysms.The company said the system is its fourth-generation intracranial aneurysm stent system. Boston Scientific said it will demonstrate its Neuroform EZ Stent System at the 7th...

Seeing the forest and the trees reveals heart problems

July 26, 2010 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) A statistical analysis of publicly available heart rate data using three classification tools -- Random Forests, Logistic Model Tree and Neural Network -- could lead to a rapid and precise way to diagnose heart problems, according to research in the...

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Seaside advances autism drug

July 26, 2010 10:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Seaside Therapeutics Inc. has announced positive results from a Phase 2 trial for a drug candidate to treat fragile X, the most common form of autism.

Nanoviricides files to raise funds

July 26, 2010 10:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Nanoviricides Inc., a Connecticut developer of drugs to fight challenging infectious diseases, has filed federal documents stating it is seeking to raise an indeterminate amount of funding in what appears to be a private investment in a public entity (PIPE).

Home Medical Equipment Providers Recognize Americans with Disabilities Act 20th Anniversary, Vow to Fight for Greater Access to Care

July 26, 2010 10:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ARLINGTON, Va. , July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providers of home medical equipment and services, such as wheelchairs, oxygen therapy, and diabetic supplies, are recognizing the importance of the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) today. Home medical...

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Yale cell researchers win $2.5M grants

July 26, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Two Yale University scientists working on cell biology have been named as recipients of the 2010 Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health, with each recipient receiving a $2.5 million grant and laboratory support for five years.

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Why Do We Like What We Like?

July 26, 2010 9:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

Why do we enjoy things like bitter foods and horror films? And are we the only species that likes art? Paul Bloom, professor of psychology at Yale University and author of How Pleasure Works, explains our penchant for art and why we find some unpleasant things so enjoyable.

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Remembering The Race To The South Pole

July 26, 2010 9:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

In 1911, two groups of explorers set out to be first to reach the South Pole. One claimed victory, and the other perished on the return trip. Ross MacPhee of the American Museum of Natural History and polar explorer John Huston discuss these scientific pioneers.

Robots That Swim With The Fishes, Intentionally

July 26, 2010 9:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

Based on mathematical models of the movement of fish, Maurizio Porfiri, engineering professor at Polytechnic Institute of NYU, built a robofish. When Porfiri let the robot go for a dip in the lab pool, the real fish started to mill about the robot and even follow it around.

Scientists Say A Gel Can Slow HIV Spread

July 26, 2010 9:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

Researchers meeting at the 18th international AIDS conference this week say a new vaginal gel can cut HIV transmission rates in half, if used properly. AIDS experts Anthony Fauci and Kevin Fenton join Ira Flatow to discuss the gel study, and other news from the conference.

Exploring The Geology Of Gulf Oil

July 26, 2010 9:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

How much oil is under the Gulf of Mexico and how did it get there? Columbia University geophysicist Roger Anderson, an expert in deepwater exploration and drilling, explains how the oil formed millions of years ago, and how companies go about finding and extracting it.

Goodbye, Dr. Schneider

July 26, 2010 9:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

Influential and outspoken climatologist Stephen Schneider died this week of an apparent heart attack. Schneider's friend and colleague Dan Kammen describes Schneider's contributions to climate change research, and recalls the man he knew as "a wonderful, fearless soul."

NxStage revenue notches up on home products sales

July 26, 2010 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Lawrence medical device maker NxStage Medical Inc. saw revenue for the second quarter of 2010 jump 21 percent, and managed to cut losses by nearly one third.

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Rest requirements for residents unlikely to improve outcomes in 2 common surgeries

July 26, 2010 9:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)) As the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education seeks to further limit residents' work hours, a new study reports that outcomes in two common surgeries were similar among residents who...

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