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Medtronic Reports Safety Analysis for Heart Valve

May 20, 2011 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic, the world's largest medical device maker, is highlighting the safety of its implantable heart valve in an analysis of more than 2,100 patients in more than a half-dozen countries.

Turboprop Plane Crashes, Explodes

May 20, 2011 6:25 am | by Michael Warren, Associated Press | News | Comments

A turboprop plane carrying 22 people crashed and exploded in Argentina's southern Patagonia region, killing all on board and disintegrating the plane. At the crash scene Thursday, firefighters examined small pieces of burned wreckage and bodies scattered over a wide swath of the desert.

A Sustainable Energy System for the UK

May 20, 2011 6:17 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

The University of Southampton is playing a key role in a major public/private partnership to evaluate the use of biomass to create a cost effective and sustainable UK energy system for 2050.

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Cassini and Telescope See Violent Saturn Storm

May 20, 2011 6:14 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

A  giant early-spring storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere is so powerful it stretches around the entire planet and has been wreaking havoc for months and shooting plumes of gas high into the planet's atmosphere.

Wonder Auto gets non-compliance notice from Nasdaq

May 20, 2011 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese auto parts maker Wonder Auto Technology Inc. said Friday that it received a second non-compliance notice from the Nasdaq Stock Market because of its delay in filing financial reports.The company has not yet filed its earnings statement for the quarter that ended in March or the report...

Acorda MS drug receives conditional endorsement

May 20, 2011 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A European committee has essentially reversed its rejection of a multiple sclerosis drug from Acorda Therapeutics Inc., sending shares of the company spiking 22 percent before the market opened Friday.The Hawthorne, N.Y., company said more data must be provided to the European Medicines...

NTSB sends team to probe Calif. tanker jet crash

May 20, 2011 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A commercial aerial refueling tanker that burned on a Southern California Navy base experienced an engine fire during a takeoff attempt, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.The NTSB released no other details of how the accident occurred but said it had dispatched a team of...

ImmunoGen expects $84 M in stock offering proceeds

May 20, 2011 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ImmunoGen Inc. expects to generate about $84 million in gross proceeds from an offering of 7 million shares, the cancer treatment developer said Friday.The Waltham, Mass., company priced the offering at $12 per share. The offering is expected to close Wednesday, and ImmunoGen has granted...

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Shell Plans Biggest Floating Object Ever

May 20, 2011 5:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell will construct the biggest floating man-made object ever, a natural gas processing plant longer than four football fields and more massive than any aircraft carrier.

Glitch Cuts Short Endeavour Spacewalk

May 20, 2011 5:44 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The astronauts were nearly five hours into a routine planned six-and-a-half hour spacewalk at the International Space Station when mission controllers noticed a spacesuit  carbon dioxide  sensor wasn't working.

European committee endorses Benlysta for approval

May 20, 2011 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Biotech drugmaker Human Genome Sciences Inc. said Friday a European committee has endorsed its lupus treatment Benlysta, a key step toward possible approval in the European Union.The Rockville, Md., company said the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use...

Paralyzed man freely moves after getting implant

May 20, 2011 4:50 am | by MARIA CHENG - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

After Rob Summers was paralyzed below the chest in a car accident in 2006, his doctors told him he would never stand again. They were wrong.Despite intensive physical therapy for three years, Summers' condition hadn't improved. So in 2009, doctors implanted an electrical stimulator onto the...

Panasonic sees light after darkness of disaster

May 20, 2011 3:50 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Corp., which faces a tough road this year after Japan's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, believes it can turn disaster into opportunity as the country rethinks its energy policy.President Fumio Ohtsubo said Friday his company's recent efforts to move toward environmentally...

Stink bug spread worries growers across nation

May 20, 2011 1:50 am | by DAVID DISHNEAU - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

An insect with a voracious appetite, no domestic natural predators and a taste for everything from apples to lima beans has caused millions of dollars in crop damage and may just be getting started.The brown marmorated stink bug, a three-quarter-inch invader native to Asia, is believed to have...

Rio Tinto extends Riversdale bid deadline again

May 20, 2011 1:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto PLC has extended the deadline for acceptances of its $4 billion takeover offer for Riversdale Mining Ltd for the third time.Rio said Friday that it now holds 73.39 percent of Riversdale shares as it extended the offer deadline by two weeks to June 3.Rio...

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