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Low-cost LEDs to slash household electric bills

A new way of making LEDs could see household lighting bills reduced by up to 75% within five years. Gallium Nitride (GaN), a man-made semiconductor used to make LEDs (light emitting diodes), emits brilliant light but uses very little electricity. Until now high production costs have made GaN l...

Experts: Targeted agricultural investments will yield high results, slash poverty in Africa

MAPUTO, Mozambique (1 December 2008)Concerned that the global financial crisis will lead to cuts in funding for projects in developing countries, leaders of the world's largest agricultural research group today told a conference that relatively modest, well-targeted investments could greatly boos...

Universal Testing, Prompt Treatment Could Slash HIV

Computer model suggests the strategy would lower infections by 95% within a decade WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of universal voluntary HIV testing and immediate antiretroviral treatment (ART) following diagnosis of HIV infection could reduce HIV cases in a sever...

Sutter Moves to Reduce Public Accountability, Slash Hospital Beds

Caregivers Denounce Threat to Not Rebuild Eden Medical Center CASTRO VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare workers condemned the recently publicized proposal from the Sutter Corporation to abolish public oversight at Eden Medical Center and cut the hospital's number of beds. ...

Tougher Gun Show Controls in California Slash Sales of Weapons Linked to Crime

California has succeeded in drastically reducing anonymous and undocumented gun sales and sales of military-style weapons by introducing tighter controls to gun shows reveals a study in the June issue of Injury Prevention. Eight gun shows in California and 20 shows in Arizona, Nevada, Texa...

Hydrolysed Casein Formula may Slash Eczema in Infants

Infant formula containing hydrolysed casein proteins reduced the development of eczema by 33 per cent, says a three-year study// from Germany. "The 3-year results of this large-scale, prospective, randomized, double-blind trial clearly confirm the concept that the risk for [atopic dermatitis]...

NRI Doctor's R&D Model in India to Slash Cost of Drugs

A British doctor of Indian origin and his colleague are set to drastically lower the cost of medicines //and pose a challenge to the monopoly of multinational drug companies. Sunil Shaunak, professor of infectious diseases at Imperial College, London, and Steve Brocchini from the London School...

Obama White House Can Save $3.7 Trillion and Extend Lifespan 29+ Years, Predicts Revolutionary A4M Healthcare Plan

...chnology-based fix to healthcare with the potential to: Increase the lifespan, or improve the healthspan, of all Americans by 29+ years; slash healthcare costs, saving $3.7 Trillion; and Replace the disease-based approach to medicine with a wellness-oriented model A ...

Health Information Technology and Health Care Reform Must Be Well-Aligned to Improve Health and Lower Costs

...dentify the specific costs to be controlled," said Markle President Zoe Baird. "We know how to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes and how to slash the time physicians spend on administrative tasks. Let's set these goals and others like them. This is the only way we can expand coverage, improve ...

Governor Pawlenty Targets Teachers, Public Safety and Health Care

...& Defers Billions From Those Who Need It Most MINNEAPOLIS, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced his intent to slash funding from vital state and local services in an attempt to make up for a $2.7 billion budget shortfall. Pawlenty's cuts directly affect education, p...

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New MRI technique could mean fewer breast biopsies in high-risk women

...or of biomedical engineering and radiology, Block and colleagues also are refining ways to image both breasts simultaneously a development that could slash scan time and free valuable MRI space for additional patients. "If you have a screening procedure that you want people to participate in regularly, yo...

Managing Douglas-fir forests for diversity

...ods were removed than where some hardwoods were retained. The disease is known to be spread during precommercial thinning operations because the fresh slash from thinning is colonized by insects, which carry the disease. It is unknown how long these stand structures will persist given future competitive i...

More acidic ocean could spell trouble for marine life's earliest stages

...ng to a new report in the August 5th issue of Current Biology , a publication of Cell Press. Levels of acidification predicted by the year 2100 could slash the fertilization success of sea urchins by an estimated 25 percent, the study shows. " If other marine species respond similarlyand there's no evi...

UN: World in big ecological mess

...h private sector and civil society input, in response to Mr. Annan's call for global support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which seek to slash a host of socio-economic ills such as extreme poverty and hunger by 2015. "The overriding conclusion of this assessment is that it lies within the ...
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Rexnord to slash debt after quarterly loss

Milwaukee, Wis. - Following a quarterly net loss of $2.8 million, executive officers at Rexnord Corp. , a manufacturer of motion technology products, said the company is focused on reducing its debt. In a report of first quarter 2007 results, CFO Tom Jansen highlighted increased quarterly sal...

New MRI technique could mean fewer breast biopsies in high-risk women

...or of biomedical engineering and radiology, Block and colleagues also are refining ways to image both breasts simultaneously a development that could slash scan time and free valuable MRI space for additional patients. "If you have a screening procedure that you want people to participate in regularly, yo...

New fuel cell catalyst uses 2 metals

...nergy has estimated for widespread commercial success the "loading" of platinum catalysts in a fuel cell should be reduced by four times in order to slash the costs. The Washington University technique is expected to substantially reduce the loading of platinum, making a more robust catalyst that won't...

As personalized, genomic medicine takes off, four developing countries show the way for others

...The study details how those four countries are actively establishing domestic capacity in genomic medicine efforts that will improve national health, slash medical costs through better resource allocation, and bolster their economies. The two-year study was undertaken by Dr. Batrice Sguin, Billie-Jo H...

Rice, Nanyang Tech collaborate on sustainable nanoelectronics

...tion of a $2.6-million Institute for Sustainable Nanoelectronics (ISNE). The joint research initiative, valued at 4 million Singapore dollars, aims to slash the design and production costs for embedded microchips -- special-purpose computer chips that power everything from cell phones and digital cameras t...

Biofuels surge forward

...ages or technological advancements, Wisconsin's forestry, paper and dairy industries could play large roles contributing organic material for ethanol. slash material discarded in timber harvests and black liquor created by paper mills are two more potential sources of ethanol. Also, the byproduct, dry dist...
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