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Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive

...the wood composites industry is one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the United States. "Based on the successful commercial application of our adhesives, the wood adhesive industry and wood products industry are going to see some major changes in the next few years," Li said. "It appears our adhesives will ...

To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor

... enterprise methodologies originally developed for manufacturing processes, to improve the operations and competiti...ly used to model the flow of parts through complex manufacturing processes -- to uncover the bottlenecks or potential problem areas in health-care facilities. ...

Seattle inventor to receive Henry Heimlich Award

...es. Simulab has developed proprietary methods for manufacturing soft tissue models, which have extremely lifelike features and currently holds four U.S. patents, with an additional four pending. Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit health organization that promotes pre...

Patients' lives at risk from substandard drugs say heart specialists

... ZLB Behring GmbH in Marburg one of the companies manufacturing streptokinase tested 16 streptokinase preparations (21 samples) for the streptokinase activity, using a validated assay, and found that only three (including their own) matched the minimum fibrinolytic requirements of the European Pharmacopaeia, th...

University of Manchester launches new anti-MRSA product

...he BioKab body and surfaces are impregnated at the manufacturing stage with IRGAGUARD - an inorganic antimicrobial. It works by breaking down and destroying cells of bacteria which come into contact with the cabinet. Silver ion, which is the active ingredient in IRGAGUARD also binds to the DNA of the cell stopping...

Fragile US vaccine system needs improvement despite dramatic gains in health over past century

...he vaccine system now faces numerous challenges in manufacturing and development, according to a review article in the May/June issue of Health Affairs. The U.S. vaccine system is a complex collaboration among government, industry, providers, academia, professional societies and third-party payers that has resulte...

Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort

...ockets. RP technology is a relatively new class of manufacturing technologies that creates physical models directly from three-dimensional (3-D) computer data. Study participants reported that the sockets were as comfortable as those made with traditional methods. Investigators urge the use of 3-D printing to prod...

'Binge drinkers': Folk devils of the binge economy

... alternative to the nation's increasingly decrepit manufacturing base, and proud city centre shrines to our industrial past have been revitalised by shiny outlets for alcohol consumption. The numbers of young people flocking into these new centres of alcohol consumption are unprecedented. For example, in 1997, the...

Sunshine mapping from space means brighter solar energy future

...ing locally appropriate window sizes, and even PVC manufacturing companies. One of these, Deceuninck, used the ENVISOLAR Solar service (SoDa) to study how the ultraviolet in sunshine degrades PVC building parts, so that their warranties could be tailored to local conditions. Medical researchers are using sunshine...

Household dust is main source of flame retardants in humans

.... PBDEs are released into the environment at their manufacturing sources and also through everyday product wear and tear, which is the presumed source of the chemicals in house dust, according to Diamond. Asked if drinking water could be a possible source, Diamond said: No, its not a significant route of exposure....

FDA expands indication for ADDERALL XR (CII) confirming safety and efficacy in adolescents

...y of pharmaceutical research, product development, manufacturing and commercialization, the impact of competitive products, including, but not limited to, the impact of those on Shire's ADHD franchise, patents, including but not limited to, legal challenges relating to Shire's ADHD franchise, government regulation...

In a crisis, creating DNA vaccine could help save lives, slow spread of 'bird flu'

...e to quickly produce a DNA vaccine by adapting the manufacturing processes of selected biopharmaceutical and antibiotic plants in countries such as the United States, China and India. "A DNA vaccine is not a panacea, however it could be useful if the situation gets out of hand," Dunnill says. "But if we're going t...

Nanoscale study gives new insight into heat transfer in biological systems

... prove useful in fields ranging from computer chip manufacturing to cancer treatment. Conduction is the movement of heat from a warmer substance to a cooler substance, as when a spoon heats up after sitting in a cup of hot soup. "Liquids generally have low thermal conductivity when compared to solids," says Pawel ...

Innovate or perish? Helping developing countries fight neglected diseases

...n science and engineering education, and increased manufacturing capacity are leading to favorable trends in patent...andout successes of such an approach, with a local manufacturing base to produce antiretroviral drugs combined with a government financing program to provide free ac...

Infectious disease doctors respond to President Bush's strategy on pandemic influenza

..., we also support such incentives for research and manufacturing to motivate industry to produce new vaccines, antivirals, and antibiotics, particularly within U.S. borders. Significant issues remain to be resolved, however, including investment in state and local preparedness, surge capacity, and risk communicat...

Doctors advised to plan their response to flu pandemic

...also bring ethical dilemmas between countries with manufacturing capacity and those without, and with respect to people in countries with inadequate resources to meet the cost of vaccines and drugs. Should a pandemic emerge within 12 months, the availability of antiviral drugs will be limited, and people at high r...

Higher dose formulation of FOSRENOL approved to reduce serum phosphorus in esrd patients

...y of pharmaceutical research, product development, manufacturing and commercialization; the impact of competitive products, including, but not limited to, the impact of those on Shire plc's Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder ("ADHD") franchise; patents, including but not limited to, legal challenges rela...

European Science Foundation warns nanomedicine benefits will be lost without major investment

...vascular disorders 5- and 10-year plans to enable manufacturing industry to move to production of in vitro multi-a...between academics and industry including access to manufacturing facilities Acknowledgement that nanomedicines represent a new class of pharmaceuticals and that th...

Doctors pioneer new area of cruelty free product development

...esting method, and costs the same. Linco has begun manufacturing the animal-serum-free kit and offers it to researchers in the United States and abroad. The cruelty-free kit is expected to sell particularly well in Europe, where laboratories are concerned about bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) be...

New microchip technology for medical imaging biomarkers of disease

...Medicine at UCLA. There is a vast distribution of manufacturing sites throughout the worldproducing PET molecular imaging molecules for hospitals, universities andpharmaceutical companies. The goal is to integrate these new chips into asmall control device operated by a PC that will be commercially produced.Then ...

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(Date:4/16/2014)... museum collections two new species of yellow-shouldered bats have been unearthed ... Field Museum of Natural History and described in the open access ... the genus Sturnira are part of a recent discovery ... third one still waiting to be officially announced. , Up until ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... Centre INRSInstitut Armand-Frappier has just received a research grant from ... nearly US$600,000. The 5-year grant is to pursue cutting-edge research ... explore their biomedical potential in the field of oncology as ... a grant at this level is an accomplishment in itself," ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... Arkin, director of the Physical Biosciences Division of Lawrence ... is recognized as a leading authority on the evolutionary ... application to systems and synthetic biology, has been named ... Lawrence Award by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. The ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Two new species of yellow-shouldered bats endemic to the Neotropics 2High-level NIH grant goes to professor Nicolas Doucet of INRS 2Berkeley Lab's Adam Arkin wins 2013 Lawrence Award 2Berkeley Lab's Adam Arkin wins 2013 Lawrence Award 3
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