Abbott announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval and launch of the iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System. The system acts as the "brain" of the LASIK procedure, generating a high-definition scan that measures and maps irregularities of the eye that may impact vision. From these measurements, the iDesign System creates an accurate and personalized LASIK treatment plan based on the unique "blueprint" of each person’s eyes.
The iDesign System captures more than 1,200 micro readings of the eye, as well as identifying the shape of the cornea, its curvature, how light passes through the eye and pupil diameter under different lighting conditions – all in one, three-second scan that can be used to precisely correct vision.
The development of the sensor technology within the iDesign System was the result of an earlier discovery by Abbott scientists, which NASA used to accurately measure and shape the mirrors in the James Webb Space Telescope to ensure it will transmit high resolution images of deep space back to earth. The telescope is scheduled to launch in 2018.
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The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Ralph camera aboard the New Horizons mission will provide the closest images we have ever seen of Pluto when the spacecraft arrives at the dwarf planet on July 14.
Ralph, the main “eyes” of New Horizon is designed to help scientists map the surface geology of Pluto and its moons, and investigate Kuiper Belt objects. The small but powerful Ralph weighs only 23 pounds and operates on approximately seven watts, the power of a standard night light. The entire telescope operates around 220 K (-60°F) in the cold darkness of the outer solar system. After a journey of more than nine years, Ralph will capture the first ever close-up snapshots of Pluto when New Horizons passes within 7,000 miles of the tiny, icy dwarf planet.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7530151-ball-aerospace-new-horizons-mission-pluto/
Men and women are biologically different – and so are their skincare needs. This premise fueled the development of the Artistry® brand’s latest scientifically advanced skincare collection, Artistry® Men.
Artistry® scientists’ findings and expertise led to this customized collection, which targets men’s two primary skincare needs – oil control and hydration – to reveal healthier-, younger-looking skin in men of all ages and ethnicities.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/72394510-amway-artistry-skincare-for-men/
On April 8th, a team of scientists, environmental experts and world-class athletes will set sail from Guadeloupe to Marseille on a catamaran.
THEIR MISSION? THE OCEAN.
Biotherm Homme, the number one brand in premium men’s skincare, partners with windsurf champion Florian Jung, marine biologist Dr. Frauke Bagusche and their team as they sail across the Atlantic on a 72-day mission from Guadeloupe to Marseille.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7488351-biotherm-homme-aquapower-expedition/
Patients and scientists from across the country are featured in the latest “From Hope to Cures” ad campaign launched today by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), which represents the country’s leading biopharmaceutical researchers and biotechnology companies.
This continuation of PhRMA’s “From Hope to Cures” campaign, first launched in January 2014, highlights the value biopharmaceutical innovation provides to patients, society and the economy. The latest ad campaign, featuring print, radio and digital advertising, highlights the stories of patients who benefit from the medicines developed by biopharmaceutical companies and the scientists who work every day to develop life-saving treatments and cures.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7350552-phrma-from-hope-to-cures/
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI), a world-class research institute dedicated to the study of information biology, is using DataDirect Networks (DDN) SFA® high-performance storage engine-based GRIDScaler GPFS parallel file system to perform rapid, accurate Ebola outbreak modeling for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).
A team of 30 researchers and scientists on VBI’s Ebola rapid response team initially provided DTRA and West Africa’s Ministries of Health (MOH) with short-term forecasts on vaccine production and disease spread.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7429756-ddn-gridscaler-vbi-ebola/
The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), announced today the 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees, all of whom have changed the world through human, social and/or economic progress.
Among this year’s class of Inductees is Nobel Prize winner Shuji Nakamura, responsible for the blue light-emitting diode (LED) which enabled the white LED, and the blue laser diode; Jaap Haartsen, the inventor of Bluetooth® technology, now used in 2.7 billion devices and growing; George Alcorn, who furthered deep space exploration with his X-ray spectrometer; Kristina M. Johnson and Gary Sharp, pioneers in display technology related to rear projection television and 3D applications; and duo Ioannis Yannas and John Burke, who have saved the lives of many burn victims with their invention of Artificial Skin.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7430151-nihf-inductees-2015/
A coal pile buries the UN Headquarters; gas races down 42nd Street and then New York is lost under a mountain of CO2. These dramatic CGI scenes, illustrating actual quantities, create an immersive journey that really brings home the sheer scale of global carbon emissions and the urgency for action.
This poignant four-minute film being launched today, as the UN Climate Summit in New York is kicking-off, allows us to visualize the critical part that carbon capture and storage (CCS) can play in limiting global temperature rise to 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Commissioned by the WBCSD and produced by Carbon Visuals the animation is a call to world leaders, industry experts, campaigners and scientists to help catalyze action and inform conversations about what is really needed to reduce carbon emissions.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/72762541-wbcsd-carbon-capture-and-storage/
Nestlé Purina, a global leader in the pet care industry, announced today that company scientists have developed new food solutions for middle-aged pets to help sustain a healthier brain as they enter the latter stages of life. The finding is a breakthrough in pet care, providing nourishment to strengthen brain cells to help pets maintain function well into their senior years.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7236451-nestle-purina-breakthroughs-aging-pets-brain-health/
Uneven skin tone has emerged among the top beauty concerns for women, becoming somewhat of a global obsession. With that in mind, Artistry® scientists created a powerful combination of botanicals and innovative brightening technology.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7075159-amway-artistry-launches-ideal-radiance-line-fight-skin-discoloration
Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management solutions, today announced its next-generation mobile strategy for the laboratory―to provide a flexible and secure mobile computing environment that effectively connects scientists, equipment and materials in today’s laboratories where an increasing number and variety of mobile devices, from smart phones to tablet computers, are in use. With over a decade of experience in pioneering paperless, mobile computing and wireless compliance capabilities in regulated laboratories, Accelrys will empower organizations to deploy purpose-built mobile applications in the lab from research to manufacturing, satisfying specific workflow requirements in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/65931-accelrys-capture-drives-next-generation-mobility-in-the-laboratory
Weill Cornell Medical College today opened the Belfer Research Building, a state-of-the-art facility that ushers in a new era at the institution for cutting-edge, translational science. The 18-story, $650 million building, made possible through the generosity of numerous donors, nearly doubles Weill Cornell’s existing research space and empowers scientists to rapidly translate groundbreaking discoveries into the most advanced patient care.
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