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Why Are These Crows So Good With Tools?

September 17, 2010 4:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

New Caledonian crows are among only a handful of species that have been shown to use tools. They use twigs to fish out beetle larvae from dead trees. Reporting in Science, Christian Rutz and colleagues explore why the birds evolved this rare trait.

White House Says ‘No’ To Solar Panel

September 17, 2010 4:36 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Environmentalist Bill McKibben was hoping the Obama administration would reinstall a solar panel President Jimmy Carter once had on the White House. McKibben took the panel to Washington, D.C., but administration officials declined to put the panel back on the White House roof.

Does The Universe Have a 'Dark Flow?'

September 17, 2010 4:36 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Using measurements of the cosmic microwave background, researchers say, there’s evidence that galaxy clusters are being pulled along by a force outside the visible universe. Theoretical physicist Michael Turner explains this “dark flow” and other recent cosmology news.


The Calculus Around You

September 17, 2010 4:36 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In her new book The Calculus Diaries, writer Jennifer Ouellette describes the development of calculus, from Archimedes to Newton, and shows how calculus is a part of everyday life -- from amusement park rides and Vegas craps tables, to dieting and figuring out gas mileage.

The Origins Of The Word 'Cell'

September 17, 2010 4:36 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In the 1660s, Robert Hooke looked through a primitive microscope at a thinly cut piece of cork. He saw a series of walled boxes that reminded him of the tiny rooms, or cellula, occupied by monks. Medical historian Dr. Howard Markel discusses Hooke's coining of the word "cell."

Targeted therapy decreases progression rate in thyroid cancer

September 17, 2010 4:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Mayo Clinic) The drug pazopanib may help revolutionize the care of patients with metastatic, rapidly progressive differentiated thyroid cancers, say researchers at Mayo Clinic who are publishing findings of a phase II clinical trial in the Lancet Oncology.


Cyberonics Reports Inducement Equity Awards Under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)

September 17, 2010 4:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HOUSTON, Sept. 17 /- Cyberonics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX ) today announced, as required under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4), that the Compensation Committee of its Board of Directors approved an award from its Amended and Restated New Employee Equity Inducement Plan of 800 shares of...


Danfoss Solar Inverters to expand production capacity to 3.5GW in 2011

September 17, 2010 1:40 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Danfoss Solar Inverters states that it is experiencing extremely strong sales in the residential and commercial PV markets for grid-connected inverters.


Epistar and Toyoda Gosei enter cross-licensing agreement

September 17, 2010 1:40 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Epistar of Hsinchu, Taiwan and Toyoda Gosei of Japan have entered into a cross licensing agreement concerning LED-related patents. Under the terms of the license agreement, the companies (including subsidiaries) will be allowed to use each other?s patents for specific technologies in...


Devicemakers: FDA & #8217;s Performance Not Meeting MDUFMA Commitment

September 17, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Even though devicemakers are picking up a growing portion of the tab, the FDA is not holding up its end of the bargain — to be interactive, predictable and timely — that it made under the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act (MDUFMA).


FDA, CMS Move Closer to Creating Device Parallel Review Program

September 17, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are a step closer to establishing a parallel review process for new medical devices.


Actos (pioglitazone): Ongoing Safety Review - Potential Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer

September 17, 2010 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

FDA reviewing preliminary results on five-year data from an ongoing, 10-year observational epidemiological study.


Fitch says more prescriptions filled in 2Q

September 17, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Prescriptions increased in the second quarter for some of the largest U.S. drugstores and pharmacy benefits managers despite the weak economy, an analyst for Fitch Ratings said Friday.Analyst Bob Kirby said prescriptions for Medco Health Solutions Inc. and Express Scripts Inc. and for the...

Metamark Genetics appoints Blume-Jensen as CSO

September 17, 2010 9:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Molecular diagnostics firm Metamark Genetics Inc. has named Peter Blume-Jensen as chief scientific officer of the company. The appointment follows a $22 million Series B financing that came in July.

Study Finds Successful Supply Chain Disruption Strategies Include Integration With Suppliers, Customers And Other Supply Chain Entities

September 17, 2010 9:38 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

Businesses have been taking even greater strides to protect their supply chains since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to three Iowa State University (ISU) College of Business professors who have studied supply chain security and its effectiveness


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