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2009-04-15 11:51:21

Major impact envisioned for pharmaceutical, food, agriculture industries Scientists studying how marine bacteria move have discovered that a sharp variation in water current segregates right-handed bacteria from their left-handed brethren, impelling the microbes in opposite directions. This finding and the possibility of quickly and cheaply implementing the segregation of two-handed objects in the laboratory could have a big impact on industries like the pharmaceutical industry, for which the...

2009-02-13 10:29:00

WARSAW, Ind., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Symmetry Medical Inc. (NYSE: SMA), a leading independent provider of products to the global orthopedic device industry and other medical markets, announced today that Brian S. Moore, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Fred L. Hite, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to present at the Canaccord Adams Musculoskeletal Conference at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 1:40 p.m....

2009-02-11 15:00:00

WARSAW, Ind., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Symmetry Medical Inc. (NYSE: SMA), a leading independent provider of products to the global orthopedic device industry and other medical markets, announced today that it will release fourth quarter and full year 2008 financial results for the period ending January 3, 2009 before the market opens on Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Symmetry Medical will host an accompanying conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, February 24, 2009. A live Web...

2009-01-15 09:40:00

A tug-of-war between the two sides of the brain causes it to become asymmetrical, according to research published today in the journal Neuron. Asymmetry in the brain is thought to be important to enable the two hemispheres to specialise and operate more efficiently.Left-right asymmetry is present in the brains of most animals and is first evident at the time of early brain development. However, until now, scientists did not know the mechanisms that bring it about. Now, in a study funded...

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2008-12-22 09:25:00

Genes determining asymmetry probably arose in the first bilaterally symmetric organisms Biologists have tracked down genes that control the handedness of snail shells, and they turn out to be similar to the genes used by humans to set up the left and right sides of the body. The finding, reported online in advance of publication in Nature by University of California, Berkeley, researchers, indicates that the same genes have been responsible for establishing the left-right asymmetry of animals...

2008-10-22 12:00:27

U.S. scientists say people trying to help nature by designing wildlife corridors need to think more naturally and avoid regular, symmetrical structures. Researchers from the University of California-Davis explained wildlife corridors are physical connections between disconnected fragments of plane and animal habitat. They can be very large or as small as a tunnel under an interstate highway. "Human beings tend to think in terms of regular, symmetrical structures but nature can be much more...

2008-10-17 09:00:07

You'll get a chance to speak with our featured suppliers and learn more about their leading edge products and how they can help catapult your designs ahead of your competition. Date: October 27-28, 2008 Location: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA - Booth 424 Event URL: http://www.cmp-egevents.com/web/escb Featured Suppliers: Lantronix -- Serial to Ethernet connectivity -- Serial to 802.11 Telit -- Cellular modules for machine-to-machine...

2008-10-09 00:00:19

By The Associated Press Two Japanese scientists and an American have won the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics for theoretical advances that help explain the behavior of the smallest particles of matter.The American, Yoichiro Nambu, 87, of the University of Chicago, won half the $1.4 million prize for work he did nearly a half-century ago.Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa, of Japan, shared the other half for a 1972 theory that forecast the later discovery of a new family of subatomic...

2008-10-08 06:00:18

By Dennis Overbye A U.S. and two Japanese physicists won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work exploring the hidden symmetries between elementary particles that are the deepest constituents of nature. Yoichiro Nambu, of the University of Chicago's Enrico Fermi Institute, will receive half of the 10 million kroner prize, or about $1.4 million, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Makoto Kobayashi, of the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization in...

2008-10-08 06:00:18

By Dan Vergano Insights into the peculiarities of the smallest subatomic particles and the existence of the universe have netted one American and two Japanese theorists the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded half of the $1.4 million prize Tuesday to Yoichiro Nambu, 87, of the University of Chicago and the remainder to Makoto Kobayashi, 64, of Japan's High Energy Accelerator Research Organization and Toshihide Maskawa, 68, of Kyoto University....