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Research Tries To Lessen Food Allergies' Bite

June 11, 2010 3:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found flaws in how food allergies -- abnormal responses to foods triggered by the body's immune system -- are diagnosed. New guidelines on dealing with food allergies are scheduled for publication this fall.

Scientists Forever Blowing Bubbles

June 11, 2010 3:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

James Bird estimates that he watched thousands of bubbles pop while he was getting his doctorate at Harvard University. With the help of high-speed cameras, he and his colleagues discovered that bubbles birth baby bubbles when they burst, with implications ranging from hot tubs to global climate.

Does Multitasking Lead To A More Productive Brain?

June 11, 2010 3:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Multitasking is a trademark of modern office work, but is it really more productive? Research suggests the brain is actually more efficient when focusing on one task at a time. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the benefits and drawbacks of multitasking, and ways to limit distractions.

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Brains, Like Red Wine, Get Better With Age

June 11, 2010 3:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind, New York Times health and medical science editor Barbara Strauch writes about ways the brain actually improves with age, and discusses what recent studies say about keeping the brain in tip-top shape.

FDA: Design Control Issues Remain Major Quality Assurance Concern

June 11, 2010 1:40 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Although design control issues have not been cited often in recent warning letters, they remain a big concern for the FDA.

Cochlear Manufacturer Will Pay Nearly $1 Million to End Probe

June 11, 2010 1:40 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

A manufacturer of cochlear implants will pay nearly $1 million to resolve Justice Department claims that it paid kickbacks to physicians to prescribe its electronic hearing devices to Medicare and Medicaid patients from 1998 to 2003.

Cleveland Clinic invests in company that helps patients shop for care

June 11, 2010 1:39 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Cleveland Clinic makes an investment in California internet search engine company Castlight Health Inc. to push transparency in healthcare pricing by offering consumers way to find cheaper care. By Mary Vanac Already an outspoken advocate for healthy living as a means to...

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VCs want to have their cake and eat it too

June 11, 2010 10:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Not that there's anything wrong with that. The IN3 Investor's conference reveals a new breed of venture capitalists, who see lean as the new black. The new mantra of the venture capitalist is capital efficiency. I must have heard that six or seven times while attending the...

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Nitride materials maker Kyma to expand with debt financing from NRDA

June 11, 2010 9:40 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Kyma Technologies Inc of Raleigh, NC, USA, which provides crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum nitride (AlN) materials and related products and services, has announced its expansion plans along with new financing provided by Neuse River Development Authority (NRDA) of New Bern,...

IBM and MEMSIC bring ease of use to wireless sensors

June 11, 2010 9:40 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

MEMSIC adopts IBM software to enable organizations to more easily harness sensors and find patterns in ubiquitous data

Scientists strive to replace silicon with graphene on nanocircuitry

June 11, 2010 9:40 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Scientists have made a breakthrough toward creating nanocircuitry on graphene, widely regarded as the most promising candidate to replace silicon as the building block of transistors.

3M completes MTI PolyFab acquisition

June 11, 2010 9:10 am | News | Comments

Manufacturing conglomerate 3M Co. said Friday it completed the acquisition of MTI PolyFab Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of noise and vibration reduction technology for airplanes.The $24 million deal was announced in March.3M said MTI PolyFab products will complement those of its subsidiary...

FDA recalls counterfeit surgical mesh

June 11, 2010 8:38 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Food & Drug Administration updates an initial warning on fake surgical mesh products that ape C.R. Bard's Davol Inc. brand and issues a Class I recall for the counterfeit products. The Food & Drug Administration issued its highest priority recall for...

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Uninsured more likely to die from trauma than patients with insurance, study finds

June 11, 2010 8:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University at Buffalo) Trauma patients without insurance are more likely to die of their injuries from auto accidents and gunshot wounds than privately insured patients with similar injuries, according to findings of an analysis of 193,804 patients from 649 facilities conducted by...

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DFG establishes 12 new research training groups

June 11, 2010 7:45 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) To further enhance the promotion of young researchers in Germany, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft as established 12 new research training groups. This decision was made by the DFG's relevant Grants Committee in Bonn. The new research training...

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