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US plan to pay hospitals for performance could hurt those in less-advantaged areas

June 30, 2010 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(New York University) The nationwide implementation of hospital pay-for-performance threatens to act as a "reverse Robin Hood," according to a New York University-led study published in the academic journal PLoS Medicine on June 29, 2010.

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MarSurf UD 120 Measures Surface and Contour in Single Pass

June 30, 2010 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new MarSurf UD 120 from Mahr Federal can generate both surface and contour measurements in a single pass. The system provides high accuracy over a large measuring range in nanometer resolutions.

SMOS shines at symposium

June 30, 2010 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Space Agency) Today, a focus at ESA's Living Planet Symposium is on the innovative SMOS mission, which recently became operational. Early results are proving very encouraging with its first observations due to be released in early July.

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Strong Attendance Expected at Canada's Major Manufacturing Event as Manufacturing Sales Continue to Rise

June 30, 2010 12:36 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

Toronto, Canada, June 28, 2010 - With a steady increase in manufacturing sales eight out of the last 10 months and a predicted upward trend, Canadian manufacturers are gearing up for better times ahead.

MicroBlasting Solution for Texturing Dental Implants

June 30, 2010 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Comco Inc. has integrated the precision of micro-abrasive blasting with an advanced machining platform to create an ideal system for texturing dental implants. The Advanced Lathe LA3250 delivers a high degree of accuracy in its coordinated motion eliminating the need for masking.

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Series of High Capacity Power Rockers Are Ideal for Heavy Duty Applications

June 30, 2010 11:58 am | Nkk Switches | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, announced the availability of the SW3800 Series of high-capacity rocker switches. The series devices have a robust design and high electrical capacity.

The State of the Distribution Workforce

June 30, 2010 11:34 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) and the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) have funded a research project titled State of the Distribution Workforce and What It Means for the Material Handling Industry. MHIA

Keeping weight down can decrease risk of arthritis

June 30, 2010 11:33 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Losing weight reduces the risk of developing arthritis, especially in the knees.

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End-of-arm-tooling vacuum systems provide millisecond attach-and-release

June 30, 2010 11:25 am | Anver Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

A line of micro-miniature venturi vacuum pumps, suspensions, and vacuum cups for fast attach-and-release EOAT (end-of-arm-tooling) in automation systems is available from Anver Corporation of Hudson, Massachusetts.

MELA Sciences offering shares at a discount

June 30, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker MELA Sciences Inc. said Wednesday it will publicly offer 2.2 million shares of common stock at a discount.The company offered the shares at $7.50 apiece, marking a 9.6 percent discount from the stock's closing price of $8.30 on Tuesday.Shares of MELA fell 98 cents, or 11.8...

Shire Purchases Strategic Site in Massachusetts

June 30, 2010 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts , June 30, 2010 /- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced its purchase of the Lexington Technology Park campus in Lexington, Massachusetts . The purchase signifies an investment in the growth of its...

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Positioner assembly tool for back and spinal surgery

June 30, 2010 10:26 am | by Par3 Technology | Articles | Comments

The new design used to complete the surgery is named the Positioner Assembly Tool. The single tool design assembly includes details within the assembly which work with individual tools to complete all the necessary functions. During the product development process, Par3’s Analysis Driven Design Process was used to create features and functions to enhance and optimize the product. This process uses computer aided analysis software to optimize the design of a product and reduce the need for costly sample building and speed up the development cycle.

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TomoTherapy signs supply deal with Premier

June 30, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Radiation therapy device maker TomoTherapy Inc. said it signed an equipment supply group purchasing deal with Premier Inc.Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.The deal, which was announced late Tuesday, gives TomoTherapy greater reach into Premier's not-for-profit hospitals and...

New cochlear implant could improve outcomes for patients

June 30, 2010 9:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Medical College of Georgia) More electrodes and a thinner, more flexible wire inserted further into the inner ear could improve conventional cochlear implants, a team of Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology researchers say.

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Genetic code 2.0

June 30, 2010 9:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) The creation of synthetic proteins plays an important role in science. By integrating artificial amino acids into proteins (genetic code engineering), their already existing qualities can be systematically improved, allowing new biological features to...

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