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IQE announces 6" wafer capability for CPV applications

May 14, 2010 11:40 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Epiwafer foundry and substrate maker IQE plc of Cardiff, UK has developed epitaxial processes for producing high-efficiency, triple-junction concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar cells with comparable results on both 6 inch diameter germanium (Ge) and gallium arsenide (GaAs) substrates.

Buhler Group signs inorganic nanoparticles agreement with Sigma-Aldrich

May 14, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

The Buhler Group is making selected dispersions of inorganic nanoparticles accessible worldwide to materials science researchers through an exclusive distribution agreement with Sigma-Aldrich.

Light used for cancer treatment: CEA-Leti announces TARGET-PDT study aimed at improving photodynamic therapy

May 14, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

CEA-Leti announced the launch of the TARGET-PDT project designed to increase the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treating cancer by developing a novel nano carrier-based approach.

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Zargis Medical Strikes Gold at 2010 Edison Awards

May 14, 2010 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

STAMFORD, Conn. , May 14 /- Zargis Medical Corp., a majority-owned subsidiary of Speedus Corp. (Nasdaq: SPDE ), today announced that its Zargis Cardioscan device and the compatible 3M™ Littmann® Electronic Stethoscope Model 3200 were the joint recipients of a Gold Award on...

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The MDT Community

May 14, 2010 10:35 am | by Sean Fenske | Blogs | Comments

This new site is something I've been anticipating for quite some time (and some of you have heard about it during that same span time).

Stocks to watch: Gulf cleanup may be opportunity

May 14, 2010 10:10 am | by JOEL SCHECTMAN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

With the exploded well in the Gulf of Mexico continuing to spew 200,000 gallons of oil a day, the cleanup has already cost BP $450 million and it's by rising $10 million a day.Companies that specialize in environmental cleanup are being called upon to stem the damage, and investors may want to...

Foundation Venture Capital Group Invests in Start-Up Company Developing Blood Test to Determine Risk and Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease

May 14, 2010 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. , May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As many as 5.3 million Americans, and 35 million people worldwide, are living with Alzheimer's disease (AD), a devastating neurodegenerative illness characterized by memory loss, cognitive decline and widespread destruction of...

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Clue to switch of bladder cancer from locally contained to invasive found by Jefferson scientists

May 14, 2010 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Thomas Jefferson University) Bladder cancer often becomes aggressive and spreads in patients despite treatment, but now researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have identified a protein they believe is involved in pushing tumors to become invasive -- and deadly.

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Caliper Life Sciences gets $2.9M EPA testing award

May 14, 2010 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Caliper Life Sciences Inc. said Friday it received $2.9 million from the Environmental Protection Agency for further testing of chemical compounds.Caliper said it is participating in the EPA's ToxCast screening program, which aims to find tests that can predict how toxic a chemical compound...

NIDA announces 2010 Addiction Science Award winners at Intel ISEF

May 14, 2010 8:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) A project using cutting edge computer modeling to identify potential new medications for nicotine addiction won first place distinction at the annual Addiction Science Awards at this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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Researchers define traits associated with prescription drug disorders in a primary care setting

May 14, 2010 8:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have identified clinical characteristics associated with prescription drug use disorder in primary care patients with chronic pain. The study found that by identifying characteristics of...

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Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

May 14, 2010 8:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Society for Microbiology) The following are tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology: "Unhealthy Patterns of Innate Oral Bacteria May Cause Bad Breath"; "Temperature and Humidity May Effect Virus Survival on Surfaces"; and "Noroviruses Identified as...

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A warm sensor maintains skin barrier

May 14, 2010 6:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Institute for Physiological Sciences) Japanese research group led by Prof. Makoto Tominaga and Dr. Takaaki Sokabe (National Institute for Physiological Sciences: NIPS) found that TRPV4 ion channel in skin keratinocytes is important for formation and maintenance of barrier...

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Impact sensor provides athletic support

May 14, 2010 6:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) As athletes strive for perfection, sports scientists need to exploit every technological advance to help them achieve that goal. Researchers in New Zealand have now developed a new type of wearable impact sensor based that can provide much needed...

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EASTEC Resource Center Provides Manufacturers Pathways to Increase Business

May 14, 2010 6:40 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 13, 2010 — EASTEC 2010, the largest manufacturing event on the East Coast, will feature 27 Lean and Green Resource Center presentations for manufacturers. The free presentations, starting on May 25 and running through May 27, will give attendees the...

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