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New hadrosaur noses into spotlight

Call it the Jimmy Durante of dinosaurs a newly discovered hadrosaur with a truly distinctive nasal profile. The new dinosaur, named Rhinorex condrupus by paleontologists from North Carolina State University and Brigham Young University, lived in what is now Utah approximately 75 million yea... [Comments]New hadrosaur noses into spotlight

Soft robotics 'toolkit' features everything a robot-maker needs

A new resource unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to design, build, and operate robots made from soft, flexible materials.... [Comments]Soft robotics 'toolkit' features everything a robot-maker needs

OU biologist awarded NSF CAREER grant for research of the electric fish

A University of Oklahoma biology professor will study the unique bioelectric signaling system of the electric fish, an analysis that could eventually benefit people's health. The OU researcher is working to understand how these fish manage the energy required to produce the signals used to map the world around them. Electric fish generate electric signals at a rate of 500-600 discharges a sec... [Comments]

OU biologist awarded NSF grant to study spinal cord circuits controlling limb movements

A University of Oklahoma biology professor will study multifunctional and specialized spinal cord nerve cells that control leg movements with a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $680,000 for the four-year project. Ari Berkowitz, professor in the Department of Biology, OU College of Arts and Sciences, will focus on the differences between the multifunctional and specialized... [Comments]

Biology Technology

Want to link genes to complex traits? Start with more diversity

Life is rarely simple. From crop yields to disease risks, the biological characteristics people care most about are usually those considered "complex traits." Just as for heightthe textbook example of a complex traitattributes like risk for a particular human disease are shaped by multiple genetic and environmental influences, making it challenging to find the genes involved. To track down suc... [Comments]

NYU Langone scientists report reliable and highly efficient method for making stem cells

NEW YORK, September 18, 2014 Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have found a way to boost dramatically the efficiency of the process for turning adult cells into so-called pluripotent stem cells by combining three well-known compounds, including vitamin C. Using the new technique in mi... [Comments]NYU Langone scientists report reliable and highly efficient method for making stem cells

Toward optical chips

Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power and energy efficiency is a growing concern as chips' transistor counts rise. Of the three chief components of optical circuits light emitters, modulators, and detectors emitters are the toughest to build. One promising light source for optical chips is molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which has excelle... [Comments]

Growing R&D Investments & Developments in Nanomaterials to Drive the Global Nanotechnology Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Nanotechnology and its potential to revolutionize the world has attracted diverse players including academic institutions, government agencies, multinational corporations and small start-ups. The early years of nanotechnology development was dominated by government funded research projects largely due to the high risk... [Comments]

Medicine News

PCMA: New OIG Report Cites Drug Manufacturer“Copay Coupon” Use in Medicare Part D

(Washington, DC) (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 “Copay coupons,” a drug manufacturer marketing tactic often used to inflate sales of brand drugs among patients with prescription drug coverage, may now be infiltrating Medicare Part D, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Federal anti-kickback laws prohibit suppliers f... [Comments]

Nasal Drip Eliminator Invented by InventHelp Client (LCC-218)

PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Are you tired of having to repeatedly reach for a tissue because of problems with seasonal allergies or sinus congestion? Fortunately, an inventor from Newmanstown, Pa., has found a much better alternative. She conceived of Nose Pal to avoid the worry and embarrassment associated with having a runny nose in public. Since it prevents nasal drip a... [Comments]

Double Threat in Philippines Displaces Thousands of Unbound Families

Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Unbound , an international humanitarian organization based in Kansas City, is responding to families in regions of the Philippines being affected by both a tropical storm and an active volcano. More than 1,060 families evacuated to the nearest public schools while others moved to higher ground after tropical storm Fung-Wong brought heavy rain... [Comments]

BearCom Releases Guidelines on Using Two-Way Radios to Improve Communications and Enhance Patient Service in Healthcare

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 BearCom, a nationwide provider of wireless communications equipment and solutions, today detailed the key role played by instant, one-to-one and one-to-many communications provided by two-way radios in the healthcare industry. “In healthcare, speed of information flow improves operations and patient care – and in emergency situations, can save preci... [Comments]

Medicine Technology

Role of Medical Science Liaisons Shifting in Healthcare Industry

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , Sept. 19, 2014 Medical science liaisons (MSLs) play a critical role in forging relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) who can provide essential insights into the market and competition. Despite the critical nature of the MSL function, the changing regulatory environment has created many challenges, including altering the landscape for creating and ma... [Comments]

Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of PDL BioPharma, Inc.

NEW YORK , Sept. 19, 2014 Harwood Feffer LLP ( ) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of PDL BioPharma, Inc. ("PDL" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: PDLI ) concerning whether the board has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders or violated the federal securities laws. On September 16, 2014, the Company disclosed: "On September 11,... [Comments]

In Era of Competing Needs, Market Research Groups Under Pressure to Utilize Automation and External Staffing

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , Sept. 19, 2014 A pharmaceutical executive in the market research function came to Best Practices, LLC with three issues he wanted the research and consulting firm to explore: The use of external personnel (especially for secondary research) to maximize efficiency and maintain a lean internal headcount in the face of increased workload Automation of m... [Comments]

DePuy Synthes Proprietary Variable Angle Locking Technology Now Available To Treat Calcaneal Fractures And Medial Column Fusion Procedures

WEST CHESTER, Pa. , Sept. 19, 2014  Today DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson launched two new variable angle plating systems featuring its proprietary variable angle locking technology. With this technology, surgeons can adapt screw trajectory to match patient anatomy and fracture pattern and angulate screws towards specific fragments of bone. The systems are... [Comments]

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