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Mylan Sued Over Generic Cholesterol Drug

December 22, 2009 6:59 am | News | Comments

Mylan Inc. is being sued by Schering Corp. and MSP Singapore over plans to make a generic version of the cholesterol drug Vytorin.

Weather Blows Out Plant Costs

December 22, 2009 6:50 am | News | Comments

Weather-related construction delays at a Milwaukee power plant have resulted in an additional $72 million in charges, bringing the total cost to $2.3 billion.

MIT: Chemical energy influences tiny vibrations of red blood cell membranes

December 22, 2009 6:29 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) Much like a tightly wound drum, red blood cells are in perpetual vibration. Those vibrations help the cells maintain their characteristic flattened oval or disc shape, which is critical to their ability to deform as they traverse blood...


Researchers identify tuberculosis strain that thrives on antibiotic

December 22, 2009 6:29 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health ) Scientists have identified a strain of antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis that thrives in the presence of rifampin, a front-line drug in the treatment of tuberculosis. The researchers determined that the bacteria grew...

Got taste?

December 22, 2009 6:29 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Brandeis University ) As anyone suffering through a head cold knows, food tastes wrong when the nose is clogged, an experience that leads many to conclude that the sense of taste operates normally only when the olfactory system is also in good working order. Evidence that the taste...

Attila Technologies and InterDigital form collaboration in wireless bandwidth aggregation tech

December 22, 2009 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Stevens Institute of Technology ) Stevens Institute of Technology announced that its Technogenesis spin-out company, Attila Technologies, LLC, has entered into a multi-faceted collaboration with InterDigital Communications, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of InterDigital, Inc. Under...

Reactor Shutdown Signals End of Energy Independence

December 22, 2009 6:20 am | by Gary Peach, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

The EU-ordered shutdown of Lithuania's Chernobyl-style reactor will remove 40 percent of the country's generating capacity.

Report: Biomaterials Need To Reach 'Petroleum Parity'

December 22, 2009 5:48 am | News | Comments

In order to replace conventional fuels and materials, biofuels and biomaterials need to be competitive with petroleum-based products on cost, properties and scale.


Small Town Haunted by Pollutants, Birth Defects

December 22, 2009 5:37 am | by NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Maricela Mares-Alatorre was aware of the pollutants that surrounded her as she grew up in this tiny farm town just three miles from the largest toxic waste dump in the West.

Waukesha Electric partners with SuperPower and UH to build fault current limiting superconducting transformer for Dept. of Energy

December 22, 2009 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Houston ) Waukesha Electric Systems, SuperPower, University of Houston, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Southern California Edison are partnering in a $10.7 million smart grid demonstration project award announced by US Department of Energy.

U of A led team makes breakthrough demonstration of pH-regulating protein

December 22, 2009 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Alberta ) Researchers have identified the protein mechanism that senses bicarbonate fluctuations and adjusts blood pH levels. A Canadian/US research team led by University of Alberta biological sciences professor, Greg Goss and his graduate students Martin Tresguerres...

ASU scientists improve chip memory by stacking cells

December 22, 2009 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Arizona State University ) Scientists at Arizona State University have developed an elegant method for significantly improving the memory capacity of electronic chips. Led by Michael Kozicki, an ASU electrical engineering professor and director of the Center for Applied Nanoionics,...

Copenhagen accord was a "disaster,", says Sweden

December 22, 2009 4:28 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Sweden described the Copenhagen climate change summit as a "disaster" and a "great failure" on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of European Union environment ministers to discuss how to rescue the process.

NSF grant benefits chemistry research/local H.S. outreach

December 22, 2009 4:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Williams College ) The National Science Foundation has announced an award of a $247,553 to Enrique Peacock-Lopez, professor of chemistry at Williams College, in support of his project, "A Dynamical Study of Chemical Self-Replication and Regulatory Mechanisms." The research will...

Report: New Mexico's greenhouse gas emissions up

December 22, 2009 3:12 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

An inventory of New Mexico's greenhouse gas production shows residents have reduced their average emissions from gasoline use over a seven-year period, but they're consuming more energy to heat, cool and power their homes.Despite efforts by Gov. Bill Richardson's administration to address...


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