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2013-03-01 23:01:38

U.S. ARKRAY is very excited to introduce the newest generation of the AUTION urinalysis instruments to the U.S. Market. Edina, MN (PRWEB) March 01, 2013 U.S. ARKRAY Inc. announced today the FDA clearance of the Fully Automated Integrated Urine Analyzer AUTION HYBRID AU-4050. This latest addition to the U.S. ARKRAY Inc. urinalysis portfolio combines the proven ARKRAY urinalysis strip technology with fluorescent flow cytometry sediment analysis in one space-efficient unit (32”x...

Computer Tablet Application Developed That Could Rapidly Assess Neuromuscular Performance At The Bedside
2013-02-07 16:49:31

Wyss Institute at Harvard [ Watch The Video ] Doctors routinely track their patients' hand-eye coordination to monitor any neuromuscular deficits, particularly as patients age or when they are injured -- but the tests they have been using to track this kind of information may be subjective and qualitative. Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston (BIDMC),...

Color-tunable Photonic Fibers Mimic The Fruit Of The “Bastard Hogberry” Plant
2013-01-28 14:29:04

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter, UK, have invented a new fiber that changes color when stretched. Inspired by nature, the researchers identified and replicated the unique structural elements that create the bright iridescent blue color of a tropical plant´s fruit. The multilayered fiber, described today in the journal Advanced Materials, could lend itself to the creation of smart...

2013-01-10 05:01:24

Leading National Reference Laboratory Services Provider, ARUP Laboratories, Introduces Blood Test to Aid in the Early Detection of Lung Cancer. Innovative Blood Test will assist Clinicians in Identifying Deadly Disease Earlier Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 ARUP Laboratories announced today that it is entering into an agreement with Kansas-based Oncimmune® USA LLC to offer EarlyCDT®-Lung, the blood test that aids in the risk assessment and the early detection of lung...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'