Archive: 11/08/2007

FDA OKs silver-coated breathing tube

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved for marketing a breathing tube coated with silver to be used by patients on ventilators.

Nov 08, 2007
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ANITA is Back in Business

The Antarctic Impulsive Transient Array (ANITA)—that plucky probe that visited SLAC last year before taking to the skies of Antarctica—is back in action.

Nov 08, 2007
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Spacewalk Set for Tomorrow

The International Space Station’s crew enjoyed a day off duty Tuesday before starting a heavy schedule of spacewalks and robotics activities, which kick off with a spacewalk by Commander Peggy Whitson and ...

Nov 08, 2007
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Mining Tiny Diamonds for Drug Delivery

Northwestern University researchers have shown that nanodiamonds are effective at delivering chemotherapy drugs to cells without the negative effects associated with current drug delivery agents. Their study, published in ...

Nov 08, 2007
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Digital disruption dire for traditional advertising

The advertising industry is facing more upheaval in the next five years than in the previous half century, according to a new report. “The End of Advertising as We Know It" from IBM Global Business Services shows more-empowered ...

Nov 08, 2007
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Smile, protons, you're on camera

Radioactivity, discovered more than 100 years ago and studied by physicists ever since, would seem to be a relatively closed subject in science. However, since the 1960s, the pursuit of at least one open ...

Nov 08, 2007
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Developing kryptonite for Superbug

University of Idaho researchers are crossing academic and geographical bounds to develop more effective defenses against Staphylococcus aureus bacteria and other deadly pathogens.

Nov 08, 2007
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