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Jobs picture dims as unemployment claims rise

August 12, 2010 7:45 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The employment picture is looking bleaker as applications for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost six months.It's a sign that hiring is weak and employers are still cutting their staffs.First-time claims for jobless benefits edged up by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted...

Medtronic completes $350M purchase of ATS Medical

August 12, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc., the world's biggest medical device maker, said Thursday its acquisition of heart device maker ATS Medical is complete.Medtronic agreed to buy ATS in April for $350 million, or $4 per share. The deal also includes $20 million in debt held by ATS Medical.Shares of Medtronic...

Desk Stations Developed for Ergonomic Handheld Enclosures

August 12, 2010 7:21 am | Okw Enclosures, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The desk stations are available in three versions to suit case sizes M, L, and XL, and are molded in off-white or black ABS. A contoured aperture is provided in the top for inserting the case, and knockouts on the underside cater for the data/power cable.

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LED Custom Solutions Ideal for Surgical Lighting

August 12, 2010 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining Molex’s LED and printed circuit assembly design and manufacturing expertise, these dependable and efficient custom-lighting solutions work seamlessly for LED subassemblies across several industries.

Heat Sink Screw Dissipates up to 16 Watt

August 12, 2010 7:00 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The HS-SG-6002 heat sink screw is designed for 31 x 31 mm to 42.5 x 42.5-mm package size and dissipates up to 16 watt with additional fan mounted on the top.

Custom Lead Frames Simplify Termination and Assembly

August 12, 2010 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Custom Lead frames can be manufactured from virtually all metals and alloys, such as medical-grade alloys, titanium, platinum, stainless steels, and copper alloys.

New claims for unemployment aid reach 484K

August 12, 2010 5:45 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. employment picture is looking bleaker as applications for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost six months. It's a sign that hiring is weak and employers are still cutting their staffs.First-time claims for jobless benefits edged up by 2,000 to a seasonally...

AACR Hosts Cancer Disparities Conference in Miami, Fla.

August 12, 2010 5:33 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PREMIER INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WILL HIGHLIGHT ADVANCES IN SCIENCE, COMMUNICATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF CANCER DISPARITIES. MIAMI, FLA. - SEPT. 30-OCT. 3, 2010 What: Advances in cancer treatment and management have not affected all socioeconomic groups equally, as data shows minority...

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Integra and Amerinet in surgical instrument deal

August 12, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. said Thursday it signed a three-year contract to sell its Jarit surgical instruments to Amerinet, a group purchasing organization.The companies did not disclose terms of the deal.Integra recently reported a 35 percent jump in net income...

Endologix denies infringing on Bard patent

August 11, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device company Endologix Inc. on Tuesday denied that it infringed on a Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc. patent.Endologix, which is based in Irvine, Calif., said it was responding to a federal lawsuit filed by Bard that alleges infringement on Bard's Prosthetic Vascular Graft patent by the...

Boston Scientific resolves issues of 2006 warning

August 11, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. said Wednesday the Food and Drug Administration said issues tied to a 2006 warning letter from the agency about how the medical device maker handled complaints have been resolved.The letter related to quality management systems the company had in place, and it came after...

'Needle-free' intervention as natural vaccine against malaria

August 11, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) A study published in the journal Science Translation Medicine proposes that preventative treatment with affordable and safe antibiotics in people living in areas with intense malaria transmission has the potential to act as a...

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Good news: Light and moderate physical activity reduces the risk of early death

August 11, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) A new study by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Cambridge University and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has found that even light or moderate intensity physical activity, such as walking or...

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New diabetes risk assessment developed

August 11, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Leicester) A team from the University of Leicester, led by Professor Melanie Davies from the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and Professor Kamlesh Khunti from the Department of Health Sciences, has developed an easy way for people to assess their risk of having diabetes.

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Boston Scientific Resolves Corporate Warning Letter

August 11, 2010 11:32 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that all issues cited in the Company's corporate wa

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