Archive: 10/6/2008

Study tackles labeling errors

With a long-held commitment to continuously improving the quality and safety of patient care, Mayo Clinic researchers are recommending a new technologically-advanced labeling system aimed at reducing specimen labeling errors ...

dateOct 06, 2008 in Other
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Researchers document world's mammals in crisis

From majestic African elephants to tiny and often unappreciated rodents, mammals on Earth are in a state of crisis. One in four mammal species on Earth is being pushed to extinction, according to the Global Mammal Assessment, ...

dateOct 06, 2008 in Environment
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Metabolic syndrome ups colorectal cancer risk

In a large U.S. population-based study presented at the 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, metabolic syndrome patients had a 75 percent higher risk of colorectal cancer compared to ...

dateOct 06, 2008 in Cancer
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Playing Pinball with Atoms

With nanotechnology yielding a burgeoning menagerie of microscopic pumps, motors, and other machines for potential use in medicine and industry, here is one good question: How will humans turn those devices ...

dateOct 06, 2008 in Nanophysics
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