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2012-05-11 23:00:13

American Grippers Inc is proud to participate in collaborative opportunities when they have the potential to lead to innovation and the advancement of robotics technologies and is committed to advancing tomorrow´s leaders in robotics and manufacturing. AGI supported a Worcester Polytechnic Institute student´s efforts to integrate a pneumatic gripper into a Haas machining center - resulting in reduced labor costs and the increased flexibility of a CNC machining center. Trumbull, CT...

2012-04-18 20:25:13

Difficulties occur more often in communication than in medical care Cancer care is increasingly complex, and as many as one in five cancer patients may experience “breakdowns” in their care, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Such breakdowns include communication problems between patients and their care providers, as well as more traditional medical errors; both types of problems can create significant harms. In the study, communication problems...

2012-04-18 09:24:08

Earth Day prompts examination of health care providers´ roles in climate change Physicians and nurses have a role if not “a moral and professional responsibility to act” to help to reduce climate change and help those impacted, say the authors of “Climate Change & Health: Is There a Role for the Health Care Sector?,” published by the Catholic Health Association of the United States. Its authors including Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, the Robert and Kathleen...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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