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NATICK, Mass., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Atritech, Inc. of Plymouth, Minnesota. The completion of the transaction follows the signing of a definitive merger agreement announced on January 19, 2011.
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ALLEGAN, Mich., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO; TASE) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Paddock Laboratories, Inc.
RICHMOND, Va., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dominion (NYSE: D) today announced unaudited reported earnings determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for the three months ended March 31, 2010, of $174 million ($0.29 per share), compared with reported earnings of $248 million ($0.42 per share) for the same period in 2009.
Omnicare, a provider of pharmaceutical care for the elderly, has acquired Advanced Care Scripts, a provider of specialty pharmaceutical services. The transaction is expected to be modestly accretive to Omnicare's earnings in 2008, with accretion expected to increase in 2009 and beyond.
Black holes are lighting up the Universe, and now astronomers may finally know how. New data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory show for the first time that powerful magnetic fields are the key to these brilliant and startling light shows.
New supercomputer simulations may help explain periodic bursts of light emitted by compact binary star systems.
Cosmogony -- Cosmogony is the study of the origins of celestial objects. It is most commonly used to refer to the study of the origin of the solar system. Currently, the most widely accepted theory is that the solar system was formed roughly 5 billion years ago with the collapse of a nebula of gas and dust, likely caused by shock waves generated by a nearby supernova. The solar system would have formed as a member of a star cluster, now long-since dispersed throughout the Milky Way over...
Accretion Disk -- An accretion disk is a structure formed by material falling into a gravitational source. Conservation of angular momentum requires that, as a large cloud of material collapses inward, any small rotation it may have will increase. Centrifugal force causes the rotating cloud to collapse into a disk, and tidal effects will tend to align this disk's rotation with the rotation of the gravitational source in the center. Friction between the particles of the disk generates heat...
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