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Vicks Sinex Nasal Spray - Recall

November 19, 2009 3:50 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Product found containing the bacteria B. cepacia.

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Cardiac Science Corp. Powerheart and CardioVive Automated External Defibrillators: Initial Communication

November 19, 2009 3:50 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Defective components may cause affected devices to not deliver electric shocks, and the device's self-test may not detect the defect in advance of use.

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Map of variation in maize genes may aid breeding efforts

November 19, 2009 1:52 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

New techniques may allow breeders and researchers to use this map of genetic variation to study and improve maize varieties.

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Drug studied as possible treatment for spinal injuries

November 19, 2009 11:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Purdue University) Researchers have shown how an experimental drug might restore the function of nerves damaged in spinal cord injuries by preventing short circuits caused when tiny "potassium channels" in the fibers are exposed.

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Bioreactor for bone tissue engineering wins professor venture fair

November 19, 2009 11:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Maryland) John Fisher, associate professor in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering, won the Best Inventor Pitch at the 2009 Bioscience Research and Technology Review Day with a tissue engineering bioreactor system that grows bone and other types of tissue for implantation.

Engineer designs micro-endoscope to seek out early signs of cancer

November 19, 2009 11:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Florida) Traditional endoscopes provide a peek inside patients' bodies. Now, a University of Florida engineering researcher is designing ones capable of a full inspection.

SMOS satellite instrument comes alive

November 19, 2009 11:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Space Agency) The MIRAS instrument on ESA's SMOS satellite, launched earlier this month, has been switched on and is operating normally. MIRAS will map soil moisture and ocean salinity to improve our understanding of the role these two key variables play in regulating Earth's water cycle.

On the crest of wave energy

November 19, 2009 11:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Science Foundation) The ocean is a potentially vast source of electric power, yet as engineers test new technologies for capturing it, the devices are plagued by battering storms, limited efficiency and the need to be tethered to the seafloor.

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NIEHS awards Recovery Act funds to focus more research on health and safety of nanomaterials

November 19, 2009 11:58 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, is increasing its investment in understanding the potential health, safety and environmental issues related to tiny particles that...

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A mobile phone or an MP3 player tells if you're sleeping soundly

November 19, 2009 11:57 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Tampere University of Technology) Researchers from Tampere University of Technology and the University of Helsinki have created a service that enables at-home screening of sleep disorders. Compared to the existing methods the new method is both affordable and easy to use. The service was...

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Web-to-TV Video Streaming Services Will Drive Nearly $3 Billion in Revenue by 2013

November 19, 2009 11:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

The under-35 adult population in the US has already adopted Web-to-TV video capability

Over-the-Top Video and Content Delivery Networks Will Transform Video-On-Demand Provisioning

November 19, 2009 11:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Next generation video-on-demand technology—known as Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and Data Centers—will dramatically change the business model.

Noise pollution in the Mediterranean

November 19, 2009 11:55 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

While living in the sea for millions of years, whales and dolphins have evolved to use underwater sound waves for important tasks like communication and finding prey. But with the constant rise of human activity in the sea and the consequential noise pollution, the survival of these sea...

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Exploring cold water corals

November 19, 2009 11:55 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The deep sea is one of the last remaining frontiers in human exploration. Hidden within the darkness are reefs known as cold water corals, home to crustaceans, molluscs, other invertebrates and fish that form the base of a food chain. As part of a European-funded research programme,...

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Where the virtual world and reality meet

November 19, 2009 11:55 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

The experience induction machine is a room at the pinnacle of virtual reality research. Its touch-sensitive tiles and captivating animations help to form a credible virtual experience. The construction of this machine is part of the PRESENCCIA project and should help researchers to study...

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