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2009-01-12 12:01:37

Bioinformatics and tumor research shed new light on cancer's originGerman scientist Otto H. Warburg\'s theory on the origin of cancer earned him the Nobel Prize in 1931, but the biochemical basis for his theory remained elusive.His theory that cancer starts from irreversible injury to cellular respiration eventually fell out of favor amid research pointing to genomic mutations as the cause of uncontrolled cell growth.Seventy-eight years after Warburg received science\'s highest honor,...

2009-01-07 21:26:57

Jeremy Lin scored 27 points Wednesday and Harvard pulled off a shocking 82-70 victory over No. 24 Boston College. The Golden Eagles had won 10 in a row, including an 85-78 upset of then-No. 1 North Carolina last Sunday. Harvard, however, opened a 43-31 lead early in the second half, repelled a Boston College rally and led by as many as 15 in the closing minutes. Oliver McNally added 17 points for the Crimson (8-6), who have won four out of five. Boston College (13-3) was led by 16 points by...

2009-01-07 14:51:59

Boston College has fired head football Coach Jeff Jagodzinski, who had met with the NFL's New York Jets about their coaching vacancy. BC Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo made the announcement Wednesday at a news conference. DeFilippo had said earlier that Jagodzinski would be fired if he met with officials of an NFL team. Jagodzinski, who has previous NFL experience, met with the Jets and later with DeFilippo Tuesday, The Boston Globe reported. The two met again Wednesday to finalize details...

2008-12-31 21:02:22

Bryant Hahnfeldt kicked a 45-yard field goal with 3:26 to play Wednesday, giving Vanderbilt a 16-14 triumph over Boston College in the Music City Bowl. The Commodores had not played in a bowl game in 26 years and had not won one in more than a half century. Myron Lewis preserved the victory by intercepting a Dominique Davis pass with 1:36 to play and Vanderbilt was able to run out the clock. Vanderbilt's last bowl win was in 1955 -- a 25-13 victory over Auburn in the Gator Bowl. Boston...

2008-12-11 10:29:00

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national employment impact of the big three auto manufacturers has been significantly overstated, according to a socioeconomist at Boston College. Frequently-cited figures imply that about 1 in 10 jobs -- or 10 percent of the full-time civilian labor force -- will be lost if the big three go into bankruptcy. This indeed would be a sobering statistic: at the end of November 2008 the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates there were...

2008-12-06 16:47:21

Tyrod Taylor rushed for two touchdowns Saturday, helping No. 25 Virginia Tech topple 17th-ranked Boston College 30-12 to capture its second straight ACC title. Last season, Tech beat Boston College 30-16. Saturday, Taylor scored on short runs in the first and second quarters and completed 11-of-19 passes for 84 yards. Darren Evans scored among his 31 carries for 98 yards, and the Hokies (9-4, 6-3 ACC) won despite gaining just 234 total yards to 307 for BC. Following their 24-7 advantage...

2008-11-29 19:42:32

Redshirt freshman Dominique Davis threw two touchdown passes Saturday, sparking No. 22 Boston College to a 28-21 win over Maryland. Davis, who led a game-winning drive over Wake Forest after BC starter Chris Crane suffered a broken collar bone last week, threw for 134 yards on 12-of-24 passing for Boston College (9-3, 5-3 ACC), which has four straight wins and will play Virginia Tech in the ACC championship game next Saturday. Montel Harris rushed for 116 yards, and Rich Gunnell caught...

2008-11-26 22:21:46

E'Twaun Moore scored 19 points Wednesday, pacing No. 10 Purdue to a 71-64 decision over Boston College in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals. Purdue (5-0) reached the semifinals of the tournament with home wins last week over Eastern Michigan and Loyola-Chicago. JaJuan Johnson added 12 points for the Boilermakers, Keaton Grant had 11 and Robbie Hummel 10. Purdue limited Boston College to 38.6 percent shooting from the field and posted a comfortable win despite not hitting a basket during the...

2008-11-22 20:53:32

Dominique Davis ran for the go-ahead score Saturday to lead the No. 25 Boston College Eagles to a 24-21 victory over Wake Forest. Josh Haden gained 77 yards on 17 carries for Boston College (8-3, 4-3 ACC). Riley Skinner threw for 126 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for Wake Forest (6-5, 4-4).

2008-11-03 16:00:00

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While digital video recorders and products like TiVo allow television viewers to skip past commercials, Boston College researchers have found that fast-forwarding viewers actually pay more attention and can be influenced by brand images they view only for a fraction of a second. Tracking the eye movements of viewers, Carroll School of Management Professors S. Adam Brasel and James Gips found that ads with brand information placed in the...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'