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Federal Register: Workshop on Optimizing Clinical Trial Design for the Development of Pediatric Cardiovascular Devices

August 9, 2010 5:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The topic to be discussed is pediatric cardiovascular device development. The purpose of the public workshop is to solicit information from clinicians, academia, professional societies, other government agencies, and industry on various efficient and...


High Frequency Compact VCXO Reduces Phase Jitter

August 9, 2010 5:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

NDK offers the NV7050SA High Frequency series, an SMD VCXO, which through proprietary high frequency fundamental mode crystals is able to obtain frequencies upwards of 700 MHz...

Adhesive Eases Fitting of Thermal Interface Pads

August 9, 2010 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

MH&W International now provides U 90 silicone-free thermal interface materials (TIMs) with a new light tack adhesive to provide high thermal conductivity where contamination threats prevent the use of silicone-based thermal pads...


Calibrator Offers Direct Keyboard Entry

August 9, 2010 5:13 am | E Instruments International, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The new Multical 2500 secondary standard precision calibrator is an exceedingly accurate, full-featured temperature, pressure, and DC calibrator intended for research and development, metrology, manufacturing, and calibration lab applications.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev professor awarded the 2010 Elkeles Prize for Cancer Research

August 8, 2010 8:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) The pioneering studies of Apte's group demonstrated the feasibility of intervening in malignant process by neutralizing inflammatory components in the "normal" microenvironment of a tumor. They also detailed the basic...


Connecting Electronic Medical Records

August 8, 2010 8:39 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The power of search engines is applied to health-care data.

Alchimer Workshop at Semicon 2010

August 8, 2010 5:37 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Alchimer who recently received an investment from the Panasonic group held a workshop at Semicon West in San Francisco highlighting their "fully wet" 3D process.

Genome study identifies genetic variant linked to TB susceptibility in Africans

August 8, 2010 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wellcome Trust) Scientists have identified a genetic variant which increases susceptibility to tuberculosis in African populations using a technique known as a genome-wide association study. This is the first novel disease variant to be identified using this technique in Africans...


Genetic differences that make some people susceptible to meningitis revealed in major new study

August 8, 2010 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Imperial College London) Genetic differences that make some people susceptible to developing meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia, and others naturally immune, are revealed in a new study of over 6,000 people, published today in Nature Genetics. The research, led by Imperial...


Health care using telephone and telemonitoring technology benefits heart failure patients

August 7, 2010 4:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Providing patients with chronic heart failure access to remote monitoring, for example by telephone or telemonitoring using wireless technology, reduces deaths and hospitalizations and may provide benefits on health care costs and quality of life. These are the...


Autism: Lack of evidence for antidepressants

August 7, 2010 4:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Antidepressants commonly prescribed to people with autistic spectrum disorders cannot be recommended based on current evidence, a new study by Cochrane Researchers concludes. Despite some evidence of benefits in adults diagnosed with autism, they say there is no...


Emeritus says purchase of Sunwest homes complete

August 6, 2010 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Emeritus Corp. on Friday announced the near completion of a $1.2 billion acquisition of 144 assisted living homes from Sunwest Management Inc.The purchase was made through a joint venture that includes Emeritus, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group and Columbia...

Little Brown Bats Could Disappear In The Northeast

August 6, 2010 2:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Reporting in Science, researchers write that little brown bats, or Myotis lucifugus, are likely to disappear from the Northeast over the next 16 years. Study author Winifred Frick discusses white-nose syndrome, which is associated with die-offs and caused by a fast-moving fungus.

New Frontier For Geeks: The Kitchen

August 6, 2010 2:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food, software engineer Jeff Potter discusses using the hacker mindset in the kitchen, from cooking salmon in the dishwasher to a warranty-voiding experiment on his oven to get the scorching temperatures necessary for perfect pizza crust.

Register Receipts May Be A Source of Bisphenol-A

August 6, 2010 2:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Three studies point to receipts as a possibly significant source of the chemical bisphenol-A, according to Science News. While bisphenol-A isn't regulated, the government has suggested minimizing exposure to it. Science News senior editor Janet Raloff discusses the finding.


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