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Chances of surviving cardiac arrest depends on your neighborhood

May 31, 2010 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Michigan Health System) The odds of surviving cardiac arrest may depend on which part of town you call home and whether anyone in the neighborhood comes to your rescue by attempting to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), according to a first-of-its-kind...

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Scientists find genes associated with throat cancer through study of over 10,000 subjects

May 30, 2010 9:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore) Scientists from Singapore, China and USA have identified three new susceptibility genes in a genome-wide association study of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The study, led by the Genome Institute of Singapore, a...

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Intravenous Medications Manufactured by Claris: Recall due to contamination of products

May 29, 2010 7:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Products sold under the Claris, Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, and West-Ward Pharmaceuticals labels. Reports of floating matter in intravenous bags of metronidazole and ondansetron. Foreign matter should not be present in a sterile injectable product.

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Research finds surgery outperforms drug therapy in treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia

May 29, 2010 2:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Mayo Clinic) A 17-year-long community study looking at symptoms of enlarged prostate in over 2,000 men age 40 to 79 years suggests that surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia offers more relief from incontinence and obstruction symptoms than treatment from drug-based therapy,...

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Solving The Riddle Of Why Matter Exists

May 28, 2010 2:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Throughout the millenia, philosophers, theologians and scientists have pondered the simple question: Why are we here? Science News writer Ron Cowen discusses results from the Fermi Lab's particle collider which may help explain the preponderance of matter, not anti-matter, in the universe.

Oil Spill Cleanup Technology Stuck In 20th Century

May 28, 2010 2:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Thirty-one years ago, the Ixtoc I well blew out in the Gulf of Mexico after its blowout preventer failed. Cleanup crews responded with oil booms, skimmers and detergents. Ira Flatow and guests discuss why, three decades later, oil cleanup crews still rely on the same technology.

Ahoy: Meet The Navy's Humanoid Robot

May 28, 2010 2:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

This year, the Navy brought more than ships and sailors to Fleet Week in New York City. Octavia, the Navy's "MDS" robot (for mobile, dexterous, social), is on display. Science Friday spoke with Greg Trafton, section head of intelligent systems at the Naval Research Laboratory, about the...

The Struggles of 'Life' Unfold On Screen

May 28, 2010 2:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

An 11-part television documentary series highlights the tactics plants and animals use to survive in nature. Mike Gunton, executive producer for the Life series describes how his team got the shots -- from cheetahs taking down an ostrich, to the mating run of humpback whales.

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Nesting With A Naturalist

May 28, 2010 2:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Bernd Heinrich started collecting birds and eggs when he was a child. The Nesting Season is a collection of his observations of nests, eggs and the birds that make them, illustrated with his watercolors and photographs. Heinrich describes his life-long interest in nature.

Vegetable Gardening On A Budget

May 28, 2010 2:40 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Wondering what to do with that old PC case? You could turn it into a planter, and grow strawberries in winter. "Cheap vegetable gardener" Shawn Verrall describes how he gardens in his limited backyard space, in a less-than-ideal climate, without spending a lot of money.

Ultrafast laser company success story

May 28, 2010 1:42 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Ferenc Krausz and his partners in Austria built a laser company around ultrashort light flashes and chirped mirror technology.

Medtronic Picks Up Business Lost by Boston Scientific

May 28, 2010 1:39 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Medtronic has picked up two-thirds of the business Boston Scientific lost earlier this year when it was forced to stop shipping its cardiac defibrillators.

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Day4 Energy announces first turnkey manufacturing license with Enersis for the eastern European market

May 28, 2010 11:42 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Day4 Energy Inc. (TSX: DFE), a leading supplier of high performance, cost-effective solar electric solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Enersis, the second largest PV company in Slovenia, for a 25 megawatt (MW) turnkey manufacturing technology solution for the...

Photonics industry in Europe gains strategy yields innovation

May 28, 2010 11:42 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

The photonics industry in Europe is reporting gains in innovation and competitiveness through a strategy of future-scoping and collaboration among industry, research institutes and universities.

Centene Corporation to Present at Two Upcoming Healthcare Conferences in June

May 28, 2010 11:41 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS , May 28 /- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC ) today announced it will present at two upcoming healthcare conferences in the next few weeks. At the Goldman Sachs 31st Annual Global Health Care Conference, to be held June 14-17, 2010 , at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los...

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