More Evidence Of A Wet Past On Mars

July 12, 2010 11:39 am Podcasts Comments

Using data collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, researchers say they’ve found evidence that more of Mars than previously thought was once covered by water. Science News astronomy writer Ron Cowen describes the research and other recent news about Mars and its watery past.

Presidential Panel Scrutinizes Synthetic Biology

July 12, 2010 11:39 am Podcasts Comments

Scientists are cutting and pasting genes to create engineered organisms that may yield new vaccines and biofuels, but what are the ethical implications of toying with DNA? Geneticist George Church discusses synthetic biology, and why scientists need to be careful with the technology.

A Chemical Nurtures New Brain Cells In Rodents

July 12, 2010 11:39 am Podcasts Comments

Scientists screened nearly 1,000 chemicals and found one that nurtures new neurons in rat and mice brains. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center biochemist Steven McKnight describes the work and explains what has to happen before the chemical can be tried in humans.


The Amygdaloids Mix Neuroscience And Rock 'N' Roll

July 12, 2010 11:39 am Podcasts Comments

A group of New York University neuroscientists leads an unlikely double life -- as rockers. The songs on their new album, Theory of My Mind, are based on the members' research. The musicians play selections from the album and talk about the science behind the lyrics.

Swimming Pool Chemistry ... Not Pretty

July 12, 2010 11:39 am Podcasts Comments

With a heat wave scorching the Northeast, a dip in the pool may sound like just what the doctor ordered. But before diving in, consider the chemistry. Engineer Ernest Blatchley reveals many things you didn't want to know about swimming pools and the chemical reactions occurring in them.

Spotting Summer Sickness In The Garden

July 12, 2010 11:39 am Podcasts Comments

It’s summertime but the living isn’t easy for everything. Plants are under attack by blight, wilt, rust and newcomer downy mildew, which kills basil. Plant pathologist Margaret McGrath runs through symptoms of plant sickness and shares tips for preserving pesto prospects.

Where The Word 'Genome' Came From

July 12, 2010 11:39 am Podcasts Comments

In 1920, a botanist named Hans Winkler merged the Greek words "genesis" and "soma" to describe a body of genes. On this episode of Science Diction, historian Howard Markel discusses the word "genome" and how it became the most popular way of describing all of our genetic material.

Avnet Electronics Marketing at the Medical Design West Show

July 7, 2010 9:31 am | by BusinessWire Videos Comments

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Tecomet's Art Burghouwt shows photochemical etching capabilities in making surface texture

July 7, 2010 8:32 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Art Burghouwt, Director of Business Development at Tecomet, shows how the company is able to provide a surface texture on orthopedic implantables using a photochemical etching process. The advantage over traditional coating processes is that this process is repeatable to fabricate the...

Reny and Company's Steve Raiken Talks Speed to Production

July 7, 2010 7:32 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Steve Raiken of Reny & Company offers solutions to get to the production stage faster when medical device components are needed. MDT Editor-in-Chief, Sean Fenske, was able to catch-up with Steve at the MD&M West 2010 show. Visit for more information about Reny & Company.

Inzign's Phua Swee Hoe Discusses Medical Device Molding

July 7, 2010 7:32 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Phua Swee Hoe of Inzign talks about the company's focus on molding capabilities for medical device manufacturers with MDT Editor-in-Chief, Sean Fenske, during a visit to the company facility in Singapore. Visit for more information about Inzign.

Racer Technology's Willy Koh explains molding capabilties

July 7, 2010 7:32 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Willy Koh, CEO of Racer Technology, explains the advantages the company brings to the table in terms of serving as a one-stop shop for OEMs. They offer product/mechanical design through to complete box build of a device. The company is able to offer a comprehensive array of solutions as a...

Microchip Technology Multimedia Expansion Board

July 7, 2010 7:32 am | by MicrochipTechnology Videos Comments

Visit to learn more. Overview of the Multimedia Expansion Board for PIC32 for high performance user interface development.

Momentive's Sharon Shatto talks StatSil antimicrobial silicone elastomer technology

July 7, 2010 7:32 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Sharon Shatto, Americas Healthcare Marketing Manager at Momentive Performance Materials, talks about the award winning (2009 Frost and Sullivan Product Innovation Award) StatSil antimicrobial silicone elastomer technology platform. The material addresses the need for antimicrobial...

MicroCare Medical's Jay Tourigny talks about collaboration with Dow Corning on coating technology

July 7, 2010 7:32 am | by MDTeditor Videos Comments

Jay Tourigny, VP of Operations at MicroCare Medical, discusses the collaboration with the company and Dow Corning to offer an innovative coating solution. He also demonstrates the advantage of what MicroCare's coating delivery technology can do when used with the Dow product. Visit...


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