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2012-06-21 06:20:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Each year, about 1.4 million people in the United States experience an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Numerous studies have suggested that ACS induced PTSD is common and a meta-analysis of 24 studies shows 1 in 8 heart patients suffer from PTSD. PTSD is an anxiety disorder initiated by exposure to a traumatic event such as combat, disaster, or sexual assault. Common symptoms include nightmares, avoidance of reminders of the event, and elevated heart rate and blood...

2012-06-18 23:14:26

News media and others interested in advancing the role of green chemistry can join a panel discussion on Wednesday, June 20, during the 16th annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. From 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. (EDT) the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) will provide live streaming video of "Advancing Global Green Chemistry – The Role of Government, Business and Academia." To participate, click here. This free event will allow ACS GCI to...

2012-05-30 05:03:45

As students across the country are leaving academics behind for the summer, fifteen boys and five girls are doing quite the opposite. They are headed for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., to attend a study camp where they will compete for a spot on the U.S. International Chemistry Olympiad Team. During the camp, the students will receive college-level training, with an emphasis on organic chemistry, through a series of lectures, problem-solving exercises, lab work, and...

2012-05-27 23:02:40

Building on Advocate Health Care´s reputation as one of the nation´s top health systems, four of its hospitals have earned ACS MIDAS+ Platinum Quality Awards, which recognize excellence in clinical healthcare. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 Building on Advocate Health Care´s reputation as one of the nation´s top health systems, four of its hospitals have earned ACS MIDAS+ Platinum Quality Awards, which recognize excellence in clinical healthcare. Advocate Christ...

2012-05-24 20:59:17

Sensors that work flawlessly in laboratory settings may stumble when it comes to performing in real-world conditions, according to researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. These shortcomings are important as they relate to safeguarding the nation's food and water supplies, said Ali Passian, lead author of a Perspective paper published in ACS Nano. In their paper, titled "Critical Issues in Sensor Science to Aid Food and Water Safety," the researchers observe...

2012-05-17 23:03:49

The Wisconsin Lawnmower Racing Association will present the U.S. Cure Mower Cancer Open, Saturday, June 2 at the Amsoil Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin. Proceeds benefit Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 When Brice Johnstad of Foxboro, Wisconsin was six years old he had a dream to create a lawn mower race to honor the memory of his great grandfather Gary Smith, who lost his battle to cancer, as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society...

2012-05-03 19:52:34

Two Distinct Mutations Cause “Question Mark Ears Syndrome,” Study Finds Researchers at Seattle Children´s Research Institute and their collaborators have discovered a pair of defective genes that cause a rare congenital malformation syndrome that can make it impossible for the child to breathe or eat properly without reparative surgery. In a study led by Michael L. Cunningham, MD, PhD, medical director of the Seattle Children´s Hospital´s Craniofacial Center, a...

2012-05-02 13:18:13

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society´s (ACS´) award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series focuses on adaptation of the ubiquitous personal glucose monitor, typically used to test blood sugar levels, for possible home use in testing for viruses and bacteria in human body fluids, food and other substances. Based on research by Yi Lu, Ph.D., and colleagues and reported in ACS´ journal Analytical Chemistry, the new podcast is available...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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