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2011-08-29 11:30:18

A new skin test can determine the age of wild animals while they are still alive, providing information needed to control population explosions among nuisance animals, according to a report here today at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS, the world largest scientific society with more than 163,000 members, is holding the meeting through Thursday at the Colorado Convention Center and downtown hotels. With 7,500 reports on new advances in...

Fission Power System Would Bring Nuclear Power To Space Bases
2011-08-29 03:53:53

  Nuclear power plants that would be used to produce electricity for either manned or unmanned bases on the Moon, Mars, or other planets would look radically different than similar facilities currently utilized here on Earth, a project director said in a presentation on Saturday. Speaking at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), James E. Werner told those on hand that, unlike the massive nuclear power facilities that require cooling...

2011-08-17 23:57:22

New research from Neurologist Dr. David Spence of The University of Western Ontario has shown that using 3-D ultrasound to identify ulcers in the carotid arteries is an effective way to pinpoint the small number of high-risk patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) who would benefit from surgery to prevent stroke. ACS is a blocking or narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck from which there have been no symptoms such as transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). The research is published...

2011-08-15 08:35:00

INDIANAPOLIS and TOKYO, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new post-hoc sub-analysis of an important set of patients from the TRITON-TIMI 38 study - those identified as the "core clinical cohort" population - showed that treatment with prasugrel (in combination with aspirin) was associated with a 26 percent relative risk reduction in the combined primary endpoint of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction or stroke, compared to treatment with clopidogrel (8.3 percent vs. 11.0 percent,...

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2011-08-05 12:50:00

Rice University researchers recently proved how a box of girl scout cookies could be worth $15 billion. The researchers invited a troop of Houston Girl Scouts over to the lab to show how scientists can make graphene out of just about anything with carbon. The scientists described in the journal ACS Nano how graphene can be made from just about any carbon source, including food, insects and waste. The venture started when Rice University chemist James Tour was dared during a meeting at his...

2011-08-02 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Siemens announced that it is partnering with the American Cancer Society (ACS) in support of its premier national event to fight breast cancer - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The company, a pioneer in the fields of industry, energy, and healthcare, which includes the development of solutions to aid in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer, has become an official ACS National Partner and will participate in multiple...

2011-08-01 15:16:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today the public release schedule for the official income, poverty and health insurance estimates for 2010 from the Current Population Survey (CPS), as well as estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) These estimates should not be confused with the 2010 Census statistics that are being released over the course of this year and...

2011-07-20 21:16:00

WILMINGTON, Del., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BRILINTA(TM) (ticagrelor) tablets to reduce the rate of heart attack (myocardial infarction [MI]) and cardiovascular (CV) death in adult patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), compared to clopidogrel. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/astrazeneca/50355/ BRILINTA,...

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2011-07-19 09:20:39

A new approach to growing graphene greatly reduces problems that have plagued researchers in the past and clears a path to the crystalline form of graphite's use in sophisticated electronic devices of tomorrow. Findings of researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory demonstrate that hydrogen rather than carbon dictates the graphene grain shape and size, according to a team led by ORNL's Ivan Vlassiouk, a Eugene Wigner Fellow, and Sergei Smirnov, a professor of...

2011-07-18 15:41:00

CHICAGO, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today announced its goal to enlist at least 1,000 hospitals into its respected National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®). The commitment is part of the ACS Inspiring Quality initiative launched today, an effort to raise awareness of proven models of quality improvement, coordinated care and disease management that can help improve the quality and value of health care. The...


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