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Faulty French Fake Boob Boss Freed

In ALL ARTICLES on January 27, 2012 at 11:13 am
An undated police mugshot photo shows Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of the French Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) company, displayed on the ''red notice'' posted by Interpol on its website. REUTERS/InterpolFrench implant boss released, faces bodily harm charge
MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) – Jean-Claude Mas, the Frenchman who sparked a global health scare by selling substandard breast implants, was released from police custody on Friday and faces a charge of causing bodily harm, his lawyer said. | Full Article
China cadmium spill threatens drinking water for millions
January 27, 2012 04:45 AM ET
BEIJING (Reuters) – A cancer-causing cadmium discharge from a mining company has polluted a long stretch of two rivers in southern China, and officials warned some 3.7 million people of Liuzhou in the Guangxi region to avoid drinking water from the river, state media reported on Friday. | Full Article
Rivals see no need to match Roche’s big gene bet
January 27, 2012 09:08 AM ET
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Roche Holding AG’s rivals Sanofi SA and Novartis AG see no need to match the Swiss drug maker in buying a gene-decoding business like Illumina Inc and reckon they can do partnerships instead. | Full Article
Bill Gates injects $750 million into troubled AIDS fund
January 26, 2012 03:31 PM ET
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Microsoft chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates pledged a further $750 million to the troubled global AIDS fund on Thursday and urged governments to continue their support to save lives. | Full Article
James Murdoch to quit GSK board
January 27, 2012 07:56 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) – News Corp executive James Murdoch, under pressure from a phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World tabloid, is to quit the board of drug maker GlaxoSmithKline to spend more time on his media roles. | Full Article

French implant boss released, faces bodily harm charge.

Israeli Scientists Inscribe Tiny Bible – Science News – redOrbit

In ALL ARTICLES, OFF THE BEATEN PATH on April 13, 2009 at 7:12 pm

ISRAEL HEBREW TINY BIBLE

Israeli Scientists Inscribe Tiny Bible

Posted on: Monday, 24 December 2007, 00:00 CST

By IAN DEITCH

JERUSALEM – Israeli scientists have inscribed the entire Hebrew text of the Jewish Bible onto a space less than half the size of a grain of sugar.

The nanotechnology experts at the Technion institute in Haifa say the book was etched on a surface that measures less than 0.01 square inch. They chose the Jewish Bible to highlight how vast quantities of information can be stored on minimum amounts of space.

“It took us about an hour to etch the 300,000 words of the Bible onto a tiny silicon surface,” Ohad Zohar, the university’s scientific adviser for educational programs, told the Associated Press.

The Technion’s microscopic bible was created by blasting tiny particles called gallium ions at an object that then rebounded, causing an etching affect.

“When a particle beam is directed toward a point on the surface, the gold atoms bounce off and expose the silicon layer underneath just like a hammer and chisel,” Zohar said.

He said the technology will in the future be used as a way to store vast amounts of data on bio-molecules and DNA.

The tiny Bible appears to be the world’s smallest.

The previous smallest known copy of the Bible measured 1.1 x 1.3 x 0.4 inches, weighed 0.4 ounces and contained 1,514 pages, according to Guinness World Records spokeswoman Amarilis Espinoza. The tiny text, obtained by an Indian professor in November 2001, is believed to have originated in Australia.

via Israeli Scientists Inscribe Tiny Bible – Science News – redOrbit.

Stem cell therapy ‘could offer women natural breast enhancement from stomach fat’ – Telegraph

In ALL ARTICLES, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on March 29, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Stem cell therapy ‘could offer women natural breast enhancement from stomach fat’.  Women could be offered natural breast enhancements under a stem cell therapy now being developed.

By Aislinn Simpson

Last Updated: 5:06PM BST 29 Mar 2009

The treatment implants stem cells taken from spare fat on the stomach or thighs and implanted into a woman’s chest.

At present, its focus is on providing breast cancer sufferers who have undergone full or partial mastectomies with an alternative to implants.

But if successful, it could also vastly improve the outcome of cosmetic breast enhancements.

via Stem cell therapy ‘could offer women natural breast enhancement from stomach fat’ – Telegraph.

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