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Phase III study showed first-line maintenance use of MabThera doubles likelihood of people with follicular lymphoma living without their disease worsening

May 20, 2010 11:24 am | by Roche | Comments

Roche announced today data from the Phase III PRIMA study. The data showed that continuing MabThera (rituximab) for two years in patients who responded to initial treatment with MabThera plus chemotherapy, doubled the likelihood of them living without their disease worsening, known as...

Materials With Potential; Growing Through Holes

May 20, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) Silicon carbide is an up-and-coming semiconductor material. In a thesis project, the qualities of the crystals and the epitaxial layers underwent precise analysis. Another project combines the advantages of crystalline thin-film solar cells with a back...

Solar Power Manufacturing Makes Good Business Sense For Governments: Queen's University Study

May 20, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Queen's University ) Canadian and provincial governments could spend $2.4 billion to build a large scale solar photovoltaic manufacturing plant and then give it away for free and still earn a profit in the long run, according to a financial analysis conducted by the Queen's...


Gene Discovery Potential Key To Cost-competitive Cellulosic Ethanol

May 20, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory ) Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are improving strains of microorganisms used to convert cellulosic biomass into ethanol, including a recent modification that could improve the efficiency of the conversion process.

Stanford Scientists Track Polluted Groundwater To The Sea

May 20, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stanford University ) In the first study of its kind, Stanford University researchers have tracked a plume of polluted groundwater from a septic system to one of Northern California's top recreational beaches. The researchers say their findings could be an important step toward...

Google Wi-Fi Breach Spurs Calls For Investigation

May 20, 2010 9:25 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The company's Street View cars collected data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks 'by mistake', Google says.

UK arrests four more in suspected CO2 tax probe

May 20, 2010 9:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - British tax investigators arrested four more people on Thursday they said were believed to be connected to a 38 million pound ($54.5 million) suspected tax fraud in European carbon credit trading.

Diplopedia A Success At US Department Of State

May 20, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rice University ) A new study released today by Rice University and the US Department of State's (DOS) Office of eDiplomacy looks at the five-year history of creating and implementing Diplopedia, DOS' use of the Wikipedia-style diplomacy Web 2.0 tool.


Elsevier And Academic Institutions To Partner For The Scholarly Perspectives Webinar Series

May 20, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Elsevier ) Ten academic institutions will host 10 new webinars in the 2010 Scholarly Perspectives webinar series, launching on May 25. and continuing through 2010. The webinar series, sponsored by Elsevier, is broadcast live and garners an audience of academic librarians and...

Massive Resources Now Directed At Sustainable Animal Waste Technology

May 20, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Copenhagen ) Danish research and industry are leading the field internationally within the development of environmental technologies and are now also focusing on animal waste technologies with worldwide applications.

A Powerful Duo: Diamond And Ceramic

May 20, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) To develop a material with high resistance to wear: that was the objective of a research team. For tools and components specifically subjected to load, their solution delivers an extended product lifespan with better performance characteristics.

Honeywell and DuPont Announce Joint Venture to Manufacture New Automotive Refrigerant

May 20, 2010 7:24 am | by Honeywell International | Comments

Low-Global-Warming-Potential Alternative Meets New European Environmental Regulations MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., and WILMINGTON, Del., May 20, 2010 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced a manufacturing joint venture to produce a new refrigerant for use in automotive...

Methane Farmers Defend Extraction Process

May 20, 2010 6:43 am | Comments

Luca Technologies' process involves sending a chemical mixture into the coal formation of old wells, where it activates microbes to eat the coal and produce methane.

EPA Approves Cleanup Plan For GM Site

May 20, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Agency said cleanup at the Southend portion of former General Motors' 452-acre Buick City property in Flint, Mich., will cost $5 million to $7 million.

Applied Materials' 2Q Results Better Than Expected

May 20, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Chip manufacturing equipment maker posted net income of $264 million for its fiscal second quarter, reversing a year-ago loss as revenue more than doubled.


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