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BODY WORLDS Anatomical Exhibitions of Donor Bodies Receives 28 Millionth Visitor.

LOS ANGELES, July 21 /PRNewswire / -- Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS , the original anatomical exhibitions of real human bodies received their 28 millionth visitor on Sunday, July 19th, 2009. Now showing at museums around the world, the six editions of the exhibitions--curated 'cha...

IncentOne Achieves 2 Millionth Health Milestone

Incentive Programs Driving Activities and Behavior Changes to Reduce Costs LYNDHURST, N.J., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- IncentOne ( http://www.incentone.com ), the leading provider of technology-driven incentive solutions to the health care industry, announced today that it has achiev...

Working Towards 'Counting Malaria Out' Through Scale-Up of PermaNet(R) Bed Nets, Vestergaard Frandsen Produces 175 Millionth Net; Introduces New Net To Combat Insecticide Resistance

World Malaria Day Events Held in Nairobi , London , Washington LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor the theme for World Malaria Day on 4/25, 'Counting Malaria Out,' Vestergaard Frandsen is stepping up production of its best selling bed net, called Per...

Specialty Renal Pharmacy Delivers One Millionth Prescription

DaVita Rx brings convenience and personalized care to dialysis patients nationwide DALLAS, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care services, announced today that its specialty renal pharmacy, DaVita Rx(SM), will deliver its...

MediPurpose Sells 500 Millionth Safety Lancet to IMCO Member MMS Medical

NORCROSS, Ga., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- MediPurpose, an innovator in the medical device industry, has passed the 500 million mark for its industry- leading SurgiLance safety lancet. In recognition of this significant milestone, the company will hold a brief ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the ...

One Million Americans - and Counting - Come Out Against President Obama's Health Care Plan

...er for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and Salem Radio Network announced today the 1 millionth signature on their joint "Free Our Health Care Now" petition calling on C... to stop the nationalization of the American health care system. The millionth signature milestone comes just over a week after President Obama reached a ...

Photos: One Million Patients Choose Hologic's NovaSure(R) System Over Hysterectomy

...mark for number of procedures performed. Scott Schade, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist at Rockwood Clinic in Spokane, Washington, performed the one millionth procedure. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/hologic/39281/ (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-...

National Stroke Quality Improvement Program Passes the Million Mark

...merican Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines(SM)-Stroke program reached a major milestone last week, as participating hospitals entered the one millionth stroke patient record into the program's database. "The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are delighted to surpass t...

DaVita Launches First Corporate Social Responsibility Report With Nationwide Community Service Blitz

...35,000 in donations from DaVita; Through the DaVita Children's Foundation and the K.T. Family Foundation, DaVita recently reached gave its one millionth dollar in funding for the educational pursuits of the children and grandchildren of DaVita teammates; DaVita Village Green(TM) - a program des...

X-rays for early Alzheimer's disease detection

... and cost-effective way to track the plaques' number and size. That is no easy task: A plaques are extremely small on the micrometer scale, or one millionth of a meter. And conventional techniques such as computed tomography (CT) poorly distinguish between the plaques and other soft tissue such as cartilag...
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Supportive Oncology Services Accrues One Million Cancer Patient Self-Reported Assessments

...nicians were in search of better ways to monitor and manage symptoms in order to improve quality of life issues for cancer patients. Recently, the one millionth self-reported patient assessment was collected from a US-based practice via PACE (TM), establishing a milestone in the accrual of Patient Reported Out...

Researchers Use Magnetism to Target Cells to Animal Arteries

...particles, approximately 290 nanometers across, made of the biodegradable polymer, polylactic acid, and impregnated with iron oxide. (A nanometer is a millionth of a millimeter; in comparison to these nanoparticles, red blood cells are ten to 100 times larger.) The researchers loaded the nanoparticles into...
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Inhalation anthrax

... ... information on the bacterial disease anthrax with regard to infection in the ... Anthrax is extremely potent: inhalation of just one millionth of a gram of ... Anthrax infections can occur in three forms: cutaneous (skin), inhalation , and ... Chest radiograph showing widened medi...
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Missouri Botanical Garden mounts milestone 6 millionth herbarium specimen

(ST. LOUIS): The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis operates one of the largest and fastest growing herbaria in the world, and the second largest in the western hemisphere. With the addition of a specimen of Anthurium centimillesimum, a gigantic new aroid species from Ecuador, the Garden's p...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

...ll of ASU designed a nozzle that can fire liquid droplets, each less than a millionth of a meter in diameter (one micrometer), faster than hundreds of thousands ...d a true microthread of liquid, however, one that produced droplets sized a millionth of a meter or less. In their nozzle, liquid flows through a narrow capillar...

Slicing chromosomes leads to new insights into cell division

... surgery," as he calls it, taking advantage of the unprecedented precision of femtosecond pulses of laser light. A femtosecond is one billionth of one millionth of a second. The chromosomes he altered were only micrometers long, and the slices across the chromosomes were only nanometers thick. A nanometer is o...

Milestone in live microscopy focus of $2 million NIH grant

...pabilities of a powerful new imaging tool called the dynamic transmission electron microscope or DTEM. These instruments can snap 10 to 100 images per millionth of a second, while capturing details as small as 10 nanometers, or about four times the diameter of a DNA molecule. If they can be adapted to livin...

Pliable proteins keep photosynthesis on the light path

...thesis." The reactions that convert light to chemical energy happen in a millionth of a millionth of a second, which makes experimental observation extremely challenging. A...

CFI awards $854,098 to University of Montreal and partners

...l investigate ways to improve pharmaceuticals using a nanosuspension platform technology, which involves the production of drug particles that are one millionth of a millimetre. "Nanosuspension production is a water-based process that does not involve the use of organic solvents. It allows the formulation o...

Microscopic morphology adds to the scorpion family tree

...major scorpion lineages. Modern microscopy techniquesscanning electron microscopyallowed Kamenz and Prendini to see detail measured in microns (or one millionth of a meter) that was impossible to observe 100 years ago. Three new traits were discovered by peering closely at the specimens: the surface sculpti...

New polymer coatings prevent corrosion, even when scratched

...Web site. To make self-repairing coatings, the researchers first encapsulate a catalyst into spheres less than 100 microns in diameter (a micron is 1 millionth of a meter). They also encapsulate a healing agent into similarly sized microcapsules. The microcapsules are then dispersed within the desired coating...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 3, 2008

...l Chemistry Glossary http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/glossary.shtml From Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) CAS Registers 40 millionth Substance On November 21, On November 21, CAS Registry Number 1073662-18-6 was assigned to a novel organic azulenobenzofuran derivative. CAS REGIS...

Gaps in adhesion

...fth or a tenth of the links. The force required to pull a single polymer from the surface was always the same: 67 piconewtons. This is equivalent to a millionth of the weight force of a flea. This force alone could not keep a shellfish on the bottom of the sea. However, the creatures attach themselves firmly w...
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CAS Registers 40 Millionth Substance in CAS REGISTRY(SM)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- CAS REGISTRY, the world's most authoritative collection of disclosed chemical substance information, now includes 40 million organic and inorganic substances. CAS Registry Number(R) 1073662-18-6 recently was assigned to an azulenobenzofuran derivative. ...

300 millionth American no cause for eco-alarm

Editor's note: Tom Still prepared this column before the American population hit the 300 million mark earlier this week. Madison, Wis. - America's population is scheduled to hit the 300 million mark sometime Tuesday, and much of the environmental movement can't wait to guilt-trip the poor ...

World Micromachine Summit highlights technologies impacting energy and the environment

...dicine to targeted disease sites," says Dan Gale, Chair of the Micromachine Summit and CTO of CMC Microsystems. Micromachining techniques at the 1 - millionth of a meter scale are used to manufacture a range of mechanical devices that can become pressure sensors, accelerometers, lab-on-chip devices, microflu...

Perceptive Informatics Reaches Key Milestone Marking 10 Million IVRS Interactions In Support of Clinical Trials

... have the infrastructure and scalability needed to support complex global trials," said Steve Kent, President, Perceptive Informatics. "Marking the 10 millionth call through our IVR system is a significant milestone, which demonstrates the confidence clients have in our ability to deliver robust, secure, and r...

Health Robotics Announces Results of the European Union-Sponsored SafeChemo Project

...articulate and microbiological contamination. * A picogram [pg] is a metric unit of mass equivalent to one trillionth (10-12) of 1 gram, or one millionth (10-6) of 1 microgram. Prior to CytoCare(TM) it was becoming increasingly difficult to recruit staff to undertake this work, often because of concerns...

A look into the nanoscale

...efore the scientists created images with a 50-nanometer spatial resolution, and a 10-femtosecond shutter speed. (A femtosecond is one billionth of one millionth of a second. For context, a femtosecond is to a second as a second is to about 32 million years.) "This experiment opens the door to a new regime o...

Melting defects could lead to smaller, more powerful microchips

... would melt only semiconductor and metal structures, and not damage other parts of the chip. The structures need to be melted for only a fraction of a millionth of a second, because molten metal and semiconductors can flow as easily as water and have high surface tension, which allows them to change shapes ver...

Nanoengineered barrier invented to protect plastic electronics from water degradation

...re a barrier property of better than 10-6g/m2/day at 39C and 90% RH, or one millionth of a gram per square meter per day. Defects such as pinholes, cracks and...eakthrough moisture barrier performance of better than 10-6g/m2/day, or one millionth of a gram per square meter per day, which surpasses the requirements for fl...

Following a Good Start to the Year Shire Reaffirms Full Year 2008 Financial Guidance

... a US ADHD market share of 6.9% based on weekly prescription volumes, up from 5.2% as at December 31, 2007. In February 2008, VYVANSE achieved its one millionth prescription. - By April 1, 2008 Shire had agreements with seven of its top ten managed care organizations for VYVANSE. - Sales for the three mont...

Nanotubes grown straight in large numbers

... surfaces of quartz or sapphire. One team using that method reported making as many as 10 nanotubes grow within the space of a single micron -- one millionth of a meter -- using iron as a catalyst. They also observed areas with nanotubes as dense as 50 per micron. But such numbers at that density are still ...
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