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2013-09-06 12:26:06

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tidemark, the cloud-based enterprise analytics company, today announced a joint Workday Rising speaking session with Brown University that will highlight how the University is transforming its budgeting and planning process to become more competitive. The session, titled "Envisioning Budgeting and Planning with Tidemark and Workday: Brown University's Case Study in Transformation," will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at 1:30...

Bacteria Swim With Help From High-angle Helix
2013-08-13 15:33:24

Brown University It’s counterintuitive but true: Some microorganisms that use flagella for locomotion are able to swim faster in gel-like fluids such as mucus. Research engineers at Brown University have figured out why. It's the angle of the coil that matters. Findings are reported in Physical Review Letters. A high-angle helix helps microorganisms like sperm and bacteria swim through mucus and other viscoelastic fluids, according to a new study by researchers from Brown University...

2013-08-07 23:02:05

Rhode Island Medical Imaging was recognized with a Worksite Health Award for demonstrating an exceptional commitment to helping their employees improve their health and well-being. East Providence, RI (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) was recognized with a Worksite Health Award in the Exemplary category. Annually, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) together with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) presents the Worksite Health...

Small Intestine Uses More Cells To Absorb Larger Particles
2013-08-06 07:41:25

Brown University A new study reports that the small intestine uses more cells than scientists had realized to absorb microspheres large enough to contain therapeutic protein drugs, such as insulin. The finding in rats, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is potentially good news for developing a means for oral delivery of such drugs. The small intestine employs more cells and mechanisms than scientists previously thought to absorb relatively large...

Mars Double Layered Craters Are The Result Of Impactors And Ice
2013-08-06 04:16:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The over 600 double-layer ejecta (DLE) craters on Mars resulted because the planet's surface was covered by a thick sheet of ice during the time of impact, geologists from Brown University have discovered. According to David Kutai Weiss, a graduate student at the Providence, Rhode Island school, and geological science professor James W. Head, DLEs - like most craters - are surrounded by debris that is excavated when an asteroid or...

2013-08-01 08:40:04

- Brown University, Cerner, Chiquita, Hostess Brands look beyond incremental change to transform their businesses with Tidemark REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tidemark, the cloud-based enterprise analytics company, today announced significant corporate milestones and momentum, including 250 percent year-over-year growth in the first half of its fiscal year ending July 31, 2013 (1H FY2014). The company's growth was driven by new Fortune 1000 customers across five...

2013-07-25 23:26:02

Study was published in the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology and was recently presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. The MCAS has been further validated, as the Rhode Island Hospital Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center recently launched a program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will be utilizing the MCAS to detect early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease as part of two clinical studies investigating ways to delay...

Genes Regulated By Newly Found CLAMP Protein
2013-07-18 12:49:15

Brown University They say a good man is hard to find. Were it not for a newly discovered protein, the X chromosome of a male fruit fly could never be found by a gene-regulating complex that male flies need to develop and survive. And that case is just one example of what the new finding means. More generally, the research provides biologists with a model of how proteins that govern gene transcription find their targets on chromosomes, a process that’s essential to healthy...

Mapping Origins And Uses Of Wrinkles, Creases And Folds
2013-07-18 08:48:26

Brown University Engineers from Brown University have mapped out the amounts of compression required to cause wrinkles, creases, and folds to form in rubbery materials. The findings could help engineers control the formation of these structures, which can be useful in designing nanostructured materials for flexible electronic devices or surfaces that require variable adhesion. "When a rubbery material is compressed and reaches a critical load, it experiences instability and forms...

2013-07-10 19:30:57

A collaboration of biologists, engineers, and material scientists at Brown University has found that jagged edges of graphene can easily pierce cell membranes, allowing graphene to enter the cell and disrupt normal function. Understanding the mechanical forces of nanotoxicity should help engineers design safer materials at the nanoscale. Researchers from Brown University have shown how tiny graphene microsheets — ultra-thin materials with a number of commercial...