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2011-09-22 13:39:36

Male mice whose mothers were exposed to either moderate or high levels of bisphenol A while pregnant did not grow up to show any adverse effects to their reproductive systems by several measures.

2011-09-19 22:04:39

Researchers at Brown University and Stanford University have pieced together ancient human migration in North and South America.

Why Carbon Nanotubes Spell Trouble For Cells
2011-09-19 04:10:52

It's been long known that asbestos spells trouble for human cells. Scientists have seen cells stabbed with spiky, long asbestos fibers, and the image is gory: Part of the fiber is protruding from the cell, like a quivering arrow that's found its mark.

2011-08-23 18:29:47

All the excitement about nanotechnology comes down to this: Structures of materials at the scale of billionths of a meter take on unusual properties.

2011-08-02 15:15:30

The risk of coronary heart disease in middle age is moderately higher for men and women who grew up in adverse family settings.

2011-08-02 12:22:04

A new research brief from the US2010 Project shows that the average black or Hispanic household earning over $75,000 lives in a poorer neighborhood than the average white resident earning under $40,000.

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2011-07-31 07:15:59

In a paper published recently in the journal Science, researchers at Brown University and from the Republic of Georgia have learned how bats can home in on a target, virtually dismissing other objects in their midst. .

2011-07-07 19:13:07

Nursing homes in the United States are shrinking and their residents are becoming proportionately more black, more Hispanic, more Asian, and less white, according to a new study by Brown University researchers.

2011-07-07 00:00:04

Predictive Analytics Course to Help Fundraising Professionals Learn to Build Their Own Predictive Models Conway, NH & Providence, RI (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 Rapid Insight Inc. today announced a collaborative effort with Brown University to host a course on predictive modeling for fundraisers.

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2011-07-04 05:00:00

Dentists may unknowingly be playing a major role in the abuse of opioids, a type of prescription analgesic used to treat acute pain.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.