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Groundbreaking RF MEMS start-up DelfMEMS secures $1.9M funding

September 1, 2010 11:33 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

DelfMEMS, a rising player in the field of Radiofrequency components and developer of innovative MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) switching solutions, announces that the company has secured 1.5M? ($1,9M) in venture capital (VC) funds.

OptiML? wafer-level packaging from Tessera

September 1, 2010 11:33 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Many electronic devices, including digital cameras, incorporate image sensors. Tessera's OptiML wafer-level packaging technology makes it possible to create image sensors that are thinner, more reliable and less expensive.

Cree demos 150mm SiC wafers with micropipe densities below 10/cm2

September 1, 2010 11:33 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA, which makes LED chips, lamps and lighting fixtures plus gallium nitride and silicon carbide power-switching and RF/wireless devices as well as SiC substrates, says that it has achieved what it claims is a milestone in the development and commercialization of...

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Pivotal study finds link between PTSD and dementia

September 1, 2010 11:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Results of a study reported in the September issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggest that Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a greater risk for dementia than veterans without PTSD, even those who suffered traumatic injuries...

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New guidelines to ease sleepless nights

September 1, 2010 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(SAGE Publications UK) Insomnia and other sleep disorders are very common, yet are not generally well understood by doctors and other health care professionals. Now the British Association for Psychopharmacology has released up-to-the-minute guidelines in the Journal of...

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Chronic Lyme disease: How often is it diagnosed and treated?

September 1, 2010 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) The existence of chronic Lyme disease is an issue of sharp debate within the medical community. Many doctors are concerned with the potential dangers associated with the prolonged and intensive use of oral and intravenous antibiotics (the recommended...

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Transplanting Gut Microbes to Treat Disease

September 1, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Scientists examine new ways to manipulate the microorganisms within us.

New test seen as big advance in diagnosing TB

September 1, 2010 1:45 pm | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Scientists are reporting a major advance in diagnosing tuberculosis: A new test can reveal in less than two hours, with very high accuracy, whether someone has the disease and if it's resistant to the main drug for treating it.The test could revolutionize TB care and replace the 125-year-old...

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ESHRE campus: 'Female and male surgery in human reproductive medicine'

September 1, 2010 1:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Special Interest Groups Reproductive Surgery and Andrology invite you to this campus course where scientists and clinicians will discuss reproductive surgery in female...

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Luxottica buys 125k shares back in August

September 1, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Italian optical company Luxottica Group said Wednesday that it has repurchased 125,000 of its shares during the month of August.This is part of the share buyback program that launched in November.Luxottica Group's subsidiary, Arnette Optic Illusions Inc., during the same period, sold 235,700...

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Select Medical completes Regency acquisition

September 1, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hospital operator Select Medical Holdings Corp. said Wednesday it finished a previously announced acquisition of Regency Hospital Co.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.As of June 30, Select Medical operated 89 long-term acute care hospitals and six acute medical rehabilitation hospitals in 25...

LifePoint completes $145M Sumner Regional deal

September 1, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hospital operator LifePoint Hospitals Inc. said Wednesday it completed its previously announced purchase of Sumner Regional Health Systems for $145 million plus working capital.Sumner, which will be renamed HighPoint Health System, employs more than 1,300 people and serves 11 Tennessee...

InfraReDx heart device gets FDA marketing approval

September 1, 2010 11:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

InfraReDx Inc., a Burlington-based medical device firm, has been granted clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its LipiScan IVUS Coronary Imaging System.

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ESHRE's first workshop in Croatia: 'The determinants of a successful pregnancy'

September 1, 2010 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Special Interest Groups Reproductive Surgery, Early Pregnancy and Reproductive Endocrinology invite you to this campus course where scientists and clinicians will...

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ISM manufacturing index picks up to 56.3%

September 1, 2010 11:37 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

U.S. manufacturing picked up its growth pace for the first time in four months, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported. The ISM index rose to 56.3% in August from 55.5% in July. This was much stronger than expected."Manufacturing activity

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