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System unveiled for regulating anesthesia via computer

February 18, 2010 9:45 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A team of researchers from the Canary Islands has developed a technique for automatically controlling anesthesia during surgical operations. The new system detects the hypnotic state of the patient at all times and supplies the most...

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Building energy efficient cities

February 18, 2010 9:45 am | by European Commission | Comments

More the half of the world's population live in cities. This trend will continue to increase, making energy efficiency in cities a global and crucial theme for the future. Ursula Eicker, of the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, and Zerrin Yilmaz, of the Istanbul Technical...

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Hi-tech tools help sniff out volcanic gas

February 18, 2010 9:45 am | by European Commission | Comments

The European project NOVAC is creating a network for the measurement of volcanic gas emissions. The data is to be used for volcanological research and risk assessment, to minimise the threat posed by eruptions. Measurements are collected across five continents from some of the most active...

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1 in 7 Sunbeds in breach of UV radiation safety limits

February 18, 2010 9:45 am | by European Commission | Comments

Consumers should be aware of the potential risks associated with using sunbeds according to the results of a market surveillance check of sunbeds, published today by the European Commission. In more than 500 sunbeds at over 300 locations checked it was found that UV radiation limits for...

Texas A & M to host Biomaterials Day

February 18, 2010 9:44 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering will host Biomaterials Day at Texas A&M University on Feb. 22. The one-day symposium, which is sponsored by the Society for Biomaterials, will be held at the Annenberg Presidential...

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Sy Goodman Lends Support to the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act

February 18, 2010 9:44 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Goodman testifies before the House of Representatives

HABET Flight LX-121-A is set for 8:00 AM Saturday Morning Launch

February 18, 2010 9:44 am | by Iowa State University | Comments

The Spacecraft Systems and Controls Laboratory will be conducting a launch Saturday, February 13,...

Researchers Find Switch That Allows Cancer Cells to Spread

February 18, 2010 9:43 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Researchers discovered of a specific protein called disabled-2 (Dab2) that switches on the process that releases cancer cells from the original tumor and allows the cells to spread and develop into new tumors in other parts of the body. The process called epithelial-mesenchymal...

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Grant from Goizueta Foundation Advances Science and Engineering at Yale

February 18, 2010 9:43 am | by Yale University | Comments

Yale University today announced receipt of a grant from The Goizueta Foundation, which has a long history of supporting science and engineering education at the University. The award of $1.915 million will establish the School of Engineering & Applied Science Advanced Graduate...

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Miniature ultrasound undergoing clinical trial

February 18, 2010 9:43 am | by Cornell University | Comments

The latest ultrasound device created by Cornell graduate student George K. Lewis could one day introduce a whole new level of home therapy for pain management.

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Foot Prints

February 18, 2010 9:43 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I write a fair amount about component foot prints / land patterns / CAD library components - whatever you call them. What are you supposed to call them anyway? I've heard them called all three of those things and a...

Meigan Aronson Named Department of Defense Security Fellow

February 18, 2010 9:43 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Meigan Aronson, a physicist at Brookhaven Lab and a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense to be one of 11 distinguished scientists and engineers forming the 2010 class of its National Security...

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Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Guidance for Humanitarian Device Exemption Holders, Institutional Revie...

February 18, 2010 9:41 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | Comments

The FDA is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

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Federal Register: Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

February 18, 2010 9:41 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | Comments

On March 18, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on the premarket approval application (PMA) for the Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators (CRT-Ds) sponsored by Boston Scientific.

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Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents (ESAs): Procrit, Epogen and Aranesp: Drug Safety Communication

February 18, 2010 9:40 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

FDA requires REMS that ensures that only those hospitals and healthcare professionals who have enrolled and completed training in risk management program will prescribe and dispense ESAs to patients with cancer.

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