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2013-11-18 10:55:33

Are lab tests overused? Underused? Misused? Researchers take a close look at medicine's highest volume activity Laboratory testing is health care's single highest volume activity, with over 5 billion tests performed each year in the U.S. Now a new study examining 15 years' worth of published research reveals some surprising findings about the humble blood test. Led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and reported on-line today in the journal PLOS ONE, the...

Recipe For High-efficiency Solar Cells
2013-11-06 09:44:43

Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) For many years scientists and engineers have been trying to provide low-cost solar energy by developing a cheap solar cell that is both highly efficient and at the same time simple to build, enabling it to be mass produced. Now, the team led by Empa researcher Ayodhya N. Tiwari has made a major leap forward: the researchers are presenting a new manufacturing technique for CIGS solar cells, in which tiny quantities of...

2013-10-22 23:27:21

Miraca Life Sciences’ Acquisition of PLUS Diagnostics Will Create the Largest Independent Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Company in the United States Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Miraca Life Sciences (“MLS”), the leading provider of expert anatomic pathology services, today announced that it has acquired PLUS Diagnostics (“PLUS”) from Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. PLUS is a major cytology,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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