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2011-03-10 23:36:25

Lasers used to study splicing of pre-messenger RNA molecules From neurosurgery to bar code readers, lasers have been used in a myriad of applications since they were first introduced in the late 1950's. Now, with the work being done in Jeff Gelles' Lab at Brandeis University, researchers have developed a way to use lasers to study the splicing of pre-messenger RNA molecules, an essential process in creating proteins to sustain advanced organisms, including human life. This process of splicing...

2011-02-16 13:44:00

In the news release, Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings Announce the First Wide Release of Bob Dylan in Concert - Brandeis University 1963 on Digital, CD & Vinyl Formats, issued 16-Feb-2011 by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the new second paragraph should read "Pre-sale information for Bob Dylan In Concert - Brandeis University 1963 may be found via BobDylan.com (the artist's official website) and Facebook." The complete, corrected...

2011-02-16 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings announce the first stand-alone release of Bob Dylan In Concert - Brandeis University 1963, available on digital, CD and vinyl formats everywhere on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. A previously unknown live recording of a 21-year-old Bob Dylan taped at the Brandeis First Annual Folk Festival in Waltham, Massachusetts on May 10, 1963, Bob Dylan In Concert - Brandeis University 1963 captures the rollicking wit, deadpan...

2011-02-07 15:49:33

Researchers hope to spur investment in control strategies Dengue illness, the most common mosquito-borne viral disease in the world, has expanded from its Southeast Asian origins and is resurgent in countries such as Argentina, Chile and the continental United States. The economic burden of dengue (pronounced DENgee) in the Western Hemisphere, according to a new study from Brandeis University researchers published today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, is...

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2011-02-07 10:06:59

Discovery of inorganic, semipermeable clay vesicles indicates minerals could have played a key role in the origins of life A team of applied physicists at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Princeton, and Brandeis have demonstrated the formation of semipermeable vesicles from inorganic clay. The research, published online this week in the journal Soft Matter, shows that clay vesicles provide an ideal container for the compartmentalization of complex organic...

2011-02-04 03:14:00

DEERFIELD, Illinios, February 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first assessment of the total cost of dengue illness in the Americas reveals the economic burden to be approximately $2.1 billion per year, exceeding that from other viral illnesses including human papillomavirus (HPV) and rotavirus. Results of the study conducted by Brandeis University were released in the February issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (http://www.ajtmh.org/ ). Approximately 60...

2010-12-17 16:58:26

It's just a worm, a tiny soil-dwelling nematode worm "“ but the implications are big for biomedicine and circadian biology as shown in a recent study authored by University of Nevada, Reno researcher Alexander van der Linden. The article on the circadian clock of the Caenorhabditis elegans worm was published in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal, PLoS Biology. "Circadian rhythms are important in all organisms because they regulate biological functions such as food intake,...

2010-11-22 19:45:57

A team of Brandeis scientists makes breakthrough with mutant gene that causes familial form of Lou Gehrig's disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that eventually destroys most motor neurons, causing muscle weakness and atrophy throughout the body. There is no cure and the current treatment has only a moderate effect on the march of the disease, which typically kills within three to five years. This week in PNAS, a team of Brandeis scientists reports...

2010-10-28 21:11:05

Survey respondents report both positive and negative effects of conflict-of-interest policies The 2005 ethics rules that govern relationships between researchers within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other industrial companies have significantly reduced the prevalence of such collaborations without affecting standard measures of research productivity, according to a study in the November issue of Academic Medicine. However, this report from the...

2010-10-21 10:24:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Posse Atlanta will host its second annual fundraiser 'The Power of 10' on Thursday, October 21, 2010, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Capital City Club-Brookhaven in Atlanta. The event will honor Equifax Chairman & CEO Rick Smith for his record of accomplishment and commitment to philanthropy and youth education. The Posse Foundation President and Founder Deborah Bial will be in attendance along with Jeff Ubben, chair of The Posse Foundation National Board...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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