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Clemson scientists put a (nano) spring in their step

CLEMSON Electronic devices get smaller and more complex every year. It turns out that fragility is the price for miniaturization, especially when it comes to small devices, such as cell phones, hitting the floor. Wouldn't it be great if they bounced instead of cracked when dropped? A team of C...

Ethics Board to put financial disclosures online with new grant

Wisconsin's Ethics Board plans to use a $75,000 grant to make the financial relationships and potential conflicts of interest of state officials available online. The grant came from the Joyce Foundation , a Chicago-based non-profit involved in Great Lakes-area public policy. All the in...

Beware -- Use of the word 'entrepreneur' can put you in a legal mess

Perhaps no single word better describes today's go-it-alone economic climate than the word "entrepreneur." The French-derived noun has a certain cachet that is appealing to those who would strike out on their own. In today's bootstrap economy, mayors of cities large and small along with colleges...

Tornadoes put technology to work

Madison, Wis. - There is nothing that could have been done to avert the 26 tornadoes that swept through Wisconsin last Thursday. But thanks to technology, warning systems for such storms and aftermath clean-up efforts are vastly improved. The 26 F3-grade tornadoes that swept through the south ...

Deep sea event will put spotlight on Internet 2 capabilities

Jason 2 Dive Tracks Source: Visions 2005 Madison, Wis. - Say the word "teleconferencing" and people are likely to think of postage stamp size videos of staid corporate meetings, running over MSN Messenger or iChat. So how about high-definition video of the seafloor? Audiences will have th...

StrandVision to put digital signage in local dental office

Eau Claire, Wis. StrandVision, which makes digital displays for lobbies and waiting rooms, said Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire has signed on to place a 42-inch plasma TV in its local dental office. The screen will display information on local weather, news, office hours, treatments, a...

GE Healthcare system to be put in 21 Intermountain Healthcare locations

GE Healthcare and Intermountain Healthcare announced a contract to put GE's Centricity system, a combined picture archiving communications system (PACS) solution and radiology information system (RIS), in 21 institutions across Intermountain Healthcare's network. When complete, the installation ...

Georgia stem cell company likely to stay put

Madison, Wis. - It appears that Wisconsin has failed in its bid to lure a Georgia stem cell company to Madison. Aruna Biomedical , a maker of neural stem cell kits for researchers, apparently has found the financial backing it needs to remain in Athens, where it was spun out of the Universit...

New clues about a hydrogen fuel catalyst

...lecular Sciences Laboratory on the PNNL campus. The data from the various experiments were like puzzle pieces that the team had to fit together. To put the puzzle together, the team used computer models to construct a theoretical molecular configuration that accounted for all the data. These computati...

PDI Reports 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results

...nses and taking appropriate charges in order to better structure the Company for future success. We are confident that adherence to this strategy will put us on a trajectory toward profitability as we strategically align the business units to be profitable while adding new, high quality personnel with th...

Cord Blood America Retires $2.53M Obligation

...ly, between CBAI and the Shelter Island Opportunity Fund (SIOF), have been retired as of August 3, 2009. With this debt retirement, CBAI has only the put option agreement obligation with SIOF remaining on its balance sheet. Cord Blood America regards this as a key milestone on its path to being able to...

Plastics that convert light to electricity could have a big impact

...itions are most likely to meet the 10 percent efficiency goal. As researchers approach that threshold, nanostructured plastic solar cells could be put into use on a broad scale, he said. As a start, they could be incorporated into purses or backpacks to charge cellular phones or mp3 players, but even...

Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...nd Chief Executive Officer. "At the same time, we are moving forward with our clinical programs, the most advanced of which is elagolix, and have just put another compound, VMAT2 inhibitor into Phase I trials. We also continue to make progress on several preclinical projects." Pipeline Highlig...

Cynosure Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...six months of 2009 we have reduced expenses by approximately 15% compared with first six months of 2008, largely through the cost-reduction efforts we put in place early this year," Davin said. "We remain on track to achieve our previously stated goal of annualized operating expense savings of between $1...

FluMist(R) Begins Shipping for 2009-2010 Influenza Season

...th the Flu' efforts are directed toward parents to help them understand the importance of annual influenza vaccination and reminds them not to wait to put up a defense against the flu, particularly with seasonal vaccine becoming available during the summer," said Peter Greenleaf, MedImmune's Senior Vice ...

Heart disease: Research off the beating patch

...parts in the real organ: They contract synchronously at about 70 beats per minute even without any outside stimulation. "Our work shows that we can put living cells onto a biodegradable, 3-dimensional scaffold in a way that not only allows them to survive, but to spontaneously beat in a coordinated fa...

NIH funds support UAB joint replacement research

...fitting from Smith and Nephew's experience as the industry leader in advanced bearing-surfaces for joint replacement implants." The BRP also helps put the UAB coating technology on the fast track for commercialization, as it will foster the private industry relationship necessary to secure investment...

Thomson Reuters Partners With Sagient Research

...nvestors assess new drugs. The product will be the first on the market to put forecasting tools together with deep intelligence on the industry pipeline,...gient is an important investment in Thomson Pharma Partnering , which will put in a single place all the information required to enable quicker, better pa...

Material world: Graphene's versatility promises new applications

...to store energy. In classical physics, capacitance is limited by the repulsion of like electrical charges, for example, electrons. The more charge you put into a device, the more energy you have to expend to contain it, in order to overcome charge repulsion. However, another kind of capacitance exists, a...

GPhA Says BIO Cries Wolf on Senate Biogenerics Proposal

...at in an attempt to protect the profits of Amgen, Genentech and other biotech companies, BIO and its supporters are misleading Congress. It's time to put patients over profits." GPhA represents the manufacturers and distributors of finished generic pharmaceuticals, manufacturers and distributors ...

High-Tech 'Smart' Face Mask Helps Hong Kong Families Combat Swine Flu

...se it correctly. Instead, the mask is very easy to put on, wear and dispose of properly. Thus, it's one o...inated with live germs, the BioMask(TM) is easy to put on, fits securely and kills germs continuously. Un...face mask available today. As one Hong Kong mother put it, "I was worried that the kids would be cooped u...

Bay Area Youth to Represent ALS Patients at Giants' and Angels' Baseball Games on July 4th

...odegenerative disease of which he suffers and for which there is no known cause or cure. "My hope is that my presence at both games will help to put a new face on this disease by providing a personal connection to ALS," said Corey. "Although it is an orphan disease, I hope to bring larger public aw...

Researchers unite to distribute quantum keys

... a third party without corrupting it beyond recovery and therefore making the act of hacking futile. The researchers write, "In our paper we have put forward, for the first time, a systematic design that allows unrestricted scalability and interoperability of QKD technologies." ...

Hill-Rom Announces Sale of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Intellectual Property

...anced wound healing and other areas," said Catherine M. Burzik, KCI President and Chief Executive Officer. "We will continue to make investments that put us in position to innovate and to deliver great alternatives to the medical community and patients." ABOUT HILL-ROM Hill-Rom is a leading ...

Sanofi Pasteur Responds to Nation's Need for Hib Vaccine With Increased Supply

...refused vaccination or are too young to have received their full primary series. While this is a hypothesis, it's reassuring to know we won't have to put it to the test, and can begin immunizing with the full schedule again." The CDC recommends that children receive a primary series of Hib vaccinat...

Sundia and 2 Other CRO Companies Granted Express Customs Clearance Privilege in Shanghai

... by Chinese customs to support the growth of Sundia and other CRO companies. We are encouraged by this and many other measures the Chinese Government put together to help the development of CRO industry," commented by Dr. Xiaochuan Wang, Sundia's Chairman and CEO. About Sundia MediTech Company: ...

Kewaunee Scientific Reports Record Results Net Earnings for Year Increase 36%, Sales Increase 16%

...sident and Chief Executive Officer. "Our programs and strategies over the past few years to make Kewaunee a stronger and more competitive company were put to the test. During the first half of the year, we were confronted with escalating prices for certain raw materials, particularly steel and epoxy resi...

Victhom announces completion of joint venture agreement with Otto Bock for Neurobionix activities

...nt to thank all the members of Victhom's team, and particularly all the scientists who have been working on the development of the Power Knee and have put their confidence in the scientific direction I have established, as well as the shareholders of the Corporation for their unfailing support throughout...

Life Science Leaders Discuss Strategies for Surviving the Financial Crisis at Yankee Public Relations Symposium

...investors that a down round may be necessary, but how you communicate that message is very important. So the cautionary note is that companies need to put themselves in the position of the investor and realize how important it is to get the message out." Yankee Public Relations President Fred ...

Video: Varicose Veins, Much More Than a Cosmetic Issue, Can Prove a Health Risk

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Senator Arlen Specter and Richard Gephardt Headline Policy Forum on U.S. Medical Innovation, Highlight Achieving 'Recovery Through Discovery'

... United States," said Gephardt. "The Council for American Medical Innovation believes that policies supporting research and medical discovery must be put in place to achieve breakthroughs in cancer and other devastating illnesses, create millions of high-paying jobs, and maintain U.S. competitiveness. ...

Welcome to the Biofuel Age of Flight

...cratisation of air travel. In the next few years, we are preparing to enter the 'biofuels age' of flight." In the last year, the industry has put major focus on the development of sustainable biofuel - a source of energy that could have around an 80 percent reduction in carbon lifecycle emission...

A-WIT Technologies Releases World's First Low Cost C Stamp(TM) Based Biotechnology Laboratory in a Box

...ez stated, "In the spirit of staying true to our mission of social entrepreneurship and improving engineering education across the world, we have put together a very affordable set of electronics parts, equipment, and curriculum. With these tools, students in any part of the world can have access to...

New MIT radio chip mimics human ear

...n, says Sarpeshkar. "Somebody who works in radio would never think of this, and somebody who works in hearing would never think of it, but when you put the two together, each one provides insight into the other," he says. For example, in addition to its use for radio applications, the work provides an...

Speaker Pelosi, Call Your Science Advisor!

...truction of countless vulnerable human embryos, and is most noted for giving tumors to lab rats. "Speaker Pelosi, please get your facts straight, put politics aside, and push for real help for people through adult stem cells." ...

EGEN, Inc. Announces the Promotion of Khursheed Anwer, Ph.D., to President and Chief Scientific Officer

... proprietary technology platform, moved a novel cancer product through two human clinical trials, developed a family of RNAi delivery technologies and put the Company on solid financial footing. We are delighted that he will continue his contributions as a member of EGEN's Board of Directors," said Milt...

Waters Introduces New SYNAPT G2 with Greater Power, Versatility and Speed Than Any Other High-End Mass Spectrometer

...maximize the full potential of second-generation HDMS functionality. A Tradition of Innovation in Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry Waters put quadrupole time-of-flight technology on the map in 1996 with the introduction of the first commercially-available Q-Tof system. With the introduction ...

MIT, BU engineer cellular circuits that count events

...design the cells to die after a certain number of cell divisions or night-day cycles. "There's a lot of concern about engineered organisms if you put them in the environment, what will happen?" said Collins, who is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. These counters "could serve as a...

Caprion Proteomics Inc. and Applied Bioystems Work Together to Accelerate Protein Biomarker Verification and Validation

...ients, plus two large multi-year, multi-million dollar bio-defense contracts for the NIH-NIAID. "With the advent of MRM assays, which we have now put into practice with the help of QTRAP technology, we are changing the way scientists view biomarker research by offering superior services that make it...

deCODE Genotyping Laboratory Receives College of American Pathologists Accreditation

...s led the way in discovering validated genetic risk factors for diseases with a major impact on public health, and in bringing to market products that put this knowledge in the hands of individuals and their doctors. Quality - in our world-leading science and in-house genotyping and data analysis - sets ...
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