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  • Young workers highly educated, making $40,000 at small firms, report says

    Young workers highly educated, making $40,000 at small firms, report says
    Where should you work if you’re 18 to 30 years old? Try small companies, preferably technology ones, especially in Seattle.
  • Wilson Greatbatch dies at 92; inventor of first practical implantable pacemaker

    Wilson Greatbatch dies at 92; inventor of first practical implantable pacemaker
    While building an oscillator to record heart sounds, Wilson Greatbatch made a fortuitous mistake in the late 1950s. After he grabbed the wrong resistor from a box and plugged it in, the unit gave off a startlingly familiar, uneven electrical pulse. "I...

    Visit the ADA Expo on May 21

    Visit the ADA Expo on May 21
    The American Diabetes Assn.’s Los Angeles Expo provides the most comprehensive array of diabetes- related products, services and information available under one roof. Stop Diabetes┬« and learn how to live healthy, be active and help change the...

    Computer program paves way for artificial pancreas

     
    A newly developed computer program merges the operations of continuously implanted glucose sensors and insulin pumps in diabetics, bringing researchers closer to an artificial pancreas that could provide much better control of insulin levels, minimizing...

    Freezing heart tissue halts atrial fibrillation better than drugs, study says

     
    An experimental device that uses a catheter-based probe to freeze a tiny area of the heart that causes erratic electrical impulses is much better than drugs at curing atrial fibrillation, researchers reported Monday at the Atlanta meeting of the American....