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Covidien Launches EXALGO(TM) Extended-Release Tablets

May 14, 2010 4:37 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

New extended-release formulation available for around-the-clock pain management ST. LOUIS, Apr 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today introduced EXALGO(TM) (hydromorphone HCI) Extended-Release Tablets, (CII), the only...

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Is The Planet Facing A Mass Extinction?

May 14, 2010 2:40 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Plants and animals must adapt or go extinct as the climate changes. Paul Raeburn and guests talk about new research on populations of frogs and lizards, and discuss ways that conservation strategies may have to change as habitats shift towards the poles or creep up mountain slopes.

This Field Rocks

May 14, 2010 2:40 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Tucked in a shallow valley in northeastern Pennsylvania is a mysterious geologic feature: 16 acres of sandstone boulders. Science Friday speaks with Megan Taylor, environmental education specialist at Hickory Run State Park, to hear the geologic history of the boulder field.

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Doctors Seek Compromise On Female Genital Cutting

May 14, 2010 2:40 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics says a "ritual nick" to the genitals of newborn females might "save some girls from undergoing disfiguring and life-threatening procedures in their native countries." Law Professor Dena Davis explains the policy.

Behind the Piles: A Look At Why People Hoard

May 14, 2010 2:40 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The new book Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things looks at the nature of hoarders, and the reasons why some people hoard. Co-author and professor of psychology Randy Frost describes his work, and explains why changing a hoarder's behavior is difficult.

Can MRIs Help Solve Crimes?

May 14, 2010 2:40 pm | Podcasts | Comments

What if police could scan a suspect's brain to see if he was lying? Some companies claim the technology works, and it should be allowed as evidence at trial. Law professor Hank Greely explains the state of the technology and the ethical questions surrounding its use.

FDA Taking a Closer Look at Genetic Testing Kits

May 14, 2010 2:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

A plan to market kits at Walgreens that test for a range of diseases has the FDA taking a closer look at how it regulates genetic tests.

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FDA Warns Storz Medical for Claims on Website

May 14, 2010 2:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Storz Medical has removed the D-Actor 50 from its online product offerings following an FDA warning letter that claimed the device had not been cleared or approved for marketing.

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Agilent completes $1.5B acquisition of Varian

May 14, 2010 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientific instrument maker Agilent Technologies Inc. said Friday it had completed its $1.5 billion all-cash acquisition of Varian Inc.Agilent CEO Bill Sullivan said in a statement the acquisition "furthers our evolution toward becoming a global leader in bio-analytical measurement."In January,...

Peggy Smith receives 2010 Kathryn S. Stream Award

May 14, 2010 1:37 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Dr. Peggy Smith, director of the Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic, received the 2010 Kathryn S. Stream Award for Excellence in Women's Health at the joint National Women's Health Week luncheon sponsored by the Network and the Women's Fund for Health Education and Research....

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RFMD qualifies second GaN process

May 14, 2010 12:39 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

RF Micro Devices Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA has expanded its portfolio of compound semiconductor technologies by announcing the qualification of its second high-power gallium nitride (GaN) process technology.

West Haven Firm Expands Biomedical Disposal Program with Community Economic Development Fund

May 14, 2010 12:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MERIDEN, Conn. , May 14 /- Connecticut waterways may be safer from biomedical waste, thanks to an innovative Community Economic Development Fund small business loan guarantee program. CEDF, with loan-program partners, Connecticut 's Department of Economic and Community and the City of...

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Medco Donates $125,000 to Red Cross for Flood Relief in Tennessee and Other Affected Areas

May 14, 2010 12:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. , May 14 /- Medco Health Solutions, Inc., (NYSE: MHS ), on behalf of its affiliated companies and the Medco Foundation, has donated $125,000 to the U.S. Red Cross for relief efforts targeted at victims of recent flooding in Tennessee and other affected areas. ...

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AE Polysilicon successfully deposits silicon using advanced fluidized bed reactors

May 14, 2010 11:41 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Motech Industries Inc. (TWO: 6244) ("Motech") announced its subsidiary, AE Polysilicon Corporation ("AEP"), has successfully deposited polysilicon in their proprietary commercial scale fluidized bed reactors (FBR) at its Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania site.

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.

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