Consumer lawsuit rejectedThe Supreme Court sided Monday with the nation's largest local phone companies in a lawsuit by consumers alleging anticompetitive business practices. The court ruled 7-2 that the suit lacked any specifics in accusing the companies of secretly agreeing not to compete in each other's territories for local telephone and high-speed Internet service. It is not enough to make a bare assertion of conspiracy, Justice David Souter wrote for the majority. Souter said the complaint alleging restraint of trade "comes up short.”
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UCO professor joins Edmond companyPam New has joined the staff of Edmond-based NanoBioMagnetics Inc. to support and conduct research into the use of magnetically responsive nanoparticles, officials said. Before joining NanoBioMagnetics, New served as an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma where she taught courses in general chemistry. In her position at NanoBioMagnetics, New will assist the company's scientific staff in the development of nanoparticle constructs for vectored delivery of chemotherapeutics.
Nanotech expert to address expoNationally known nanotechnology expert Enrique Barrera will be one of the keynote speakers Wednesday at the sixth annual Oklahoma Aerospace Summit & Expo at the Cox Convention Center, officials said. Barrera, professor and chairman of mechanical engineering and materials science at Rice University, will speak on "Nanotechnology: the Future of Aerospace.”
Breast cancer test reviewed in journalA key part of the science used to develop OncoVue, the first genetic-based, breast cancer risk test applicable to all women, is featured in the May publication of research journal Cancer, published by the American Cancer Society. "The focus of this paper features results discovered from a decade-long study that shows the significant influence of certain steroid hormone genes and age, on the risk for developing breast cancer,” said Craig Shimasaki, chief executive officer and president of InterGenetics, the Oklahoma City-based company that developed OncoVue.
Researcher honored for soap scum workA University of Oklahoma researcher was honored for his research that could help cleaning product manufacturers devise better ways to attack soap scum, officials said. John Scamehorn, director of the Institute for Applied Surfactant Research at OU, was honored with the Soap and Detergent Association Distinguished Paper Award. From Staff Reports
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