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2009-11-24 09:39:00

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CardioGenics Holdings Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CGNH), a developer of technology and products targeting the immunoassay segment of the IVD testing market, reports that Merck Chimie S.A.S. ("Merck Chimie") is progressing to the next phase of the commercialization of CardioGenics' proprietary silver coated paramagnetic Beads ("Beads"). Per the agreement with Merck Chimie that was executed earlier this year, CardioGenics supplied...

2009-09-30 06:06:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Having already conquered the worlds of music and television, Britain's 8-year-old singing superstar, Connie Talbot, is now entering the world of jewelry design! Recently named Child Ambassador for the 2009 Marine Toys for Tots campaign, dedicating herself to fundraising for this wonderful organization through the sale of her Holiday Magic CD, this charming, talented young lady now announces the launch of ConnieGirl Jewelry. In conjunction with the...

2009-08-28 14:22:47

Twenty-five shell beads excavated in Morocco suggest people were wearing and possibly trading jewelry 80,000 years ago, archaeologists said. The beads found at four sites in Morocco are similar to beads found previously in Algeria, Israel and South Africa, the European Science Foundation reported Friday. The Moroccan shells have holes drilled through the center and some have signs of pigmentation and prolonged wear, said Francesco d'Errico, a director at the French National Center for...

2009-08-27 15:55:00

A University of York scientist has been awarded a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship for her research on smart polymer materials that could eventually be used as sensors to detect biological materials and pollutants.Dr Verena Görtz, of the University's Department of Chemistry, will use the funds provided by the Fellowship to develop her pioneering work which focuses on creating polymer beads with liquid crystal properties.Liquid crystals are widely known for their application in...

2009-08-27 11:01:31

Shell beads newly unearthed from four sites in Morocco confirm early humans were consistently wearing and potentially trading symbolic jewelry as early as 80,000 years ago. These beads add significantly to similar finds dating back as far as 110,000 in Algeria, Morocco, Israel and South Africa, confirming these as the oldest form of personal ornaments. This crucial step towards modern culture is reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS).A team...

2009-06-18 14:26:20

U.S. scientists say they have created a fabricated material that changes color instantly in response to an external magnetic field. The researchers -- led by the University of California-Riverside Assistant Professor Yadong Yin -- said the fabricated microscopic polymer beads change color instantly and reversibly when external magnetic fields acting upon the microspheres change orientation. The beads or magnetochromatic microspheres have excellent structural stability, the researchers said,...

2009-05-07 15:03:51

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Action Products International jewelry craft kits due to risk of lead exposure. Two kits, the Abalone and Venetian Carnevale Necklace Craft Kits, marketed for children, include necklace clasps with high levels of lead, CPSC said in a statement. About 2,900 of the craft kits were imported from China by Action Products International Inc. of Ocala, Fla. They were sold nationwide from June 2007 through April 2009 for about...

2009-04-10 08:08:11

Largest 17th century bead repository found in coastal GeorgiaFrench and Chinese blue glass, Dutch layered glass, Baltic amber: roughly 70,000 beads manufactured all over the world have been excavated at one of the Spanish empire's remotest outposts, the Santa Catalina de Guale Mission. The beads were found as part of an extensive, ongoing research project led by a team of scientists from the American Museum of Natural History on St. Catherines Island off the coast of Georgia. Comprising the...

2009-01-27 14:30:34

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Discount School Supply Jesus Fish Beads due to a lead paint violation. The fish-shaped beads imported from China by Discount School Supply of Monterey, Calif., include surface paint with high levels of lead, the Commission said. About 500 packages of assorted-colored beads were sold through the Discount School Supply Web site from August 2006 through December 2008 for about $5. The beads have the word Jesus and the...

2008-11-24 15:12:04

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of ImagiPLAY bead maze toys due to a laceration hazard. The trees on the toys that feature wooden beads that children push along a wire maze can detach exposing a sharp, metal screw, the commission said. About 500 of the toys were sold nationwide in three styles -- Apple Tree Bead Maze, Cactus Tree Bead Maze and Palm Tree Bead Maze -- for about $13 from August 2008 through October 2008. Consumers were advised to take...


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