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Silicon waveguides open doors to mid-IR Silicon nanophotonic waveguides are the ideal platform for creating mid-infrared devices such as optical parametric amplifiers, say IBM...

June 3, 2010 9:40 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

A new generation of efficient and ultra-compact nonlinear optical devices operating in the mid-infrared could soon be available thanks to researchers championing the properties of silicon nanophotonic waveguides. Having already created a silicon nanophotonic optical parametric amplifier...

Generating Power from a Heart

June 3, 2010 8:37 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Nanowire generators could one day lead to medical devices powered by the patient's own heart.

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Cooper Cos. raises outlook for fiscal 2010

June 3, 2010 3:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eye care and surgical product maker Cooper Cos. on Thursday raised its earnings forecast for fiscal 2010 to a range of $2.50 per share to $2.60 per share, excluding one-time items.Previously, the company forecast income of $2.45 per share to $2.55 per share.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters...

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Cooper Cos. posts lower 2Q profit on charges

June 3, 2010 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eye care and surgical product maker Cooper Cos. said Thursday that its net income fell sharply in its fiscal second quarter on a legal settlement and other one-time charges.For the three months ending April 30, the company earned $4.5 million, or 10 cents per share, compared with $24.6 million,...

McNair Scholar will focus on brain research at Baylor College of Medicine

June 3, 2010 12:38 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

The first McNair Scholar to join the Baylor College of Medicine faculty will focus on research of the brain. Dr. Benjamin R. Arenkiel Dr. Benjamin R. Arenkiel has been named a McNair Scholar in neuroscience. He is investigating how neurons make and maintain proper connections during...

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BD Biosciences Announces Second Set of Winners of Expanded Research Grant Program

June 3, 2010 12:37 pm | by Becton, Dickinson and Company | News | Comments

(June 03, 2010) -- BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), announced today the seven winners of the spring 2010 cycle of its expanded Research Grant Program.  These winners will receive research reagents valued at a total of $70,000 to

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DBS study could boost Medtronic's neuromodulation business

June 3, 2010 12:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A study showing that deep-brain stimulation helped treat patients with Parkinson's disease could prove to be a boon for Medtronic Inc.'s growing neuromodulation business. By Thomas Lee The conclusions from a major study on deep-brain stimulation published in the New...

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Apnex taps Boston Scientific vet as CEO

June 3, 2010 11:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Apnex Medical Inc. taps former Boston Scientific Corp. executive Charles McKhann to be its new CEO. By Thomas Lee Apnex Medical Inc., a St. Paul, Minn.-based start-up developing technology to treat obstructive sleep apnea, named Charles McKhann as its new CEO. McKhann, who...

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Israel's EarlySense lands $13 million to launch patient monitoring system

June 3, 2010 11:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Israeli device company EarlySense closes out a $13 million Series C round in preparation for the launch of its EverOn patient monitoring system in the U.S. and Europe. By Mary Vanac Israeli device company EarlySense raised $13 million to launch its EverOn patient monitoring...

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Cardica to Present at 9th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 3, 2010 11:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. , June 3 /- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC ) today announced that Bernard A. Hausen , M.D., Ph.D., the company's president and chief executive officer, is scheduled to present at Needham & Company's Ninth Annual Healthcare Conference in New York on June 9, 2010 at...

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Long-Acting Beta-Agonists (LABAs): New Safe Use Requirements

June 3, 2010 11:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

[UPDATED 06/03/2010] Drug labels now contain updated recommendations.

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Inspiratory muscle training and endurance sport performance

June 3, 2010 10:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University) An Indiana University study found that strengthening inspiratory muscles by performing daily breathing exercises for six weeks significantly reduced the amount of oxygen these same breathing muscles required during exercise, possibly making more oxygen...

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Biosensors reveal how single bacterium gets the message to split into a swimming and a stay-put cell

June 3, 2010 10:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Washington) When certain bacteria reproduce by splitting in two, one cell inherits a propeller for swimming and the other builds a stalk to cling to surfaces. University of Washington researchers developed biosensors to observe what was going on biochemically. They...

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Seventh Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference Features Innovative Applications of Remote Monitoring, Home Telehealth, mHealth, Social Media and eHealth to Manage Diseases and P...

June 3, 2010 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. , June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Seventh Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference & Exhibition, organized by The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI), will focus on networks, platforms and applications for technology-enabled participatory medicine....

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ChemoFx® Drug Response Marker Delivers Substantial Cost Savings

June 3, 2010 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH , June 3 /- A study demonstrating the cost savings realized through the use of the ChemoFx® Drug Response Marker for assisting selection of treatment in recurrent ovarian cancer was published recently in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG). This...

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