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2010-04-12 05:19:00

PARIS, CAMBRIDGE, England and ABILENE, Texas, April 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abilene Christian University, Cambridge University Press and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs have embarked on a joint research project whose intent is to set out a new path towards the future of publishing - from creation through distribution - by putting tools that enhance education in the hands of individuals. For hundreds of years, educators have relied on static, standardised textbooks to deliver...

2009-09-10 10:09:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. World Book Publishing Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0119474/World-Book-Publishing-Market.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Book Publishing in US$ Millions. The market for Book Publishing is analyzed by the following Segments: Consumer Books, Text Books, and Professional Books. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for US,...

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2009-08-06 15:50:00

Aesop's fables, which include the goose that laid the golden egg to the notorious race between the tortoise and the hare, are known for their moral lessons rather than their literal truth. But a new study finds at least one such tale might actually be rooted in fact:  the fable of "the crow and the pitcher." The story is the tale of a bird that finds a pitcher with the water level too low for him to reach, causing the crow to raise the water level by dropping rocks into the...

2009-07-20 03:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, English and SAN FRANCISCO, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that it has been bestowed the Outstanding Achievement of the Year award by Cambridge Business Magazine, a leading East-of-England publication. The one-of-a-kind accolade celebrates Autonomy's market leadership, strong financial performance, innovation and trend-setting vision. The last 12 months...

2009-07-08 07:38:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Funxional Therapeutics Ltd (Funxional) has announced today the successful completion of the first Phase I study with FX125L, an orally available small molecule which belongs to a new therapeutic class named Broad Spectrum Chemokine Inhibitors (BSCIs). The Phase I, single ascending dose study was conducted in the United States. FX125L was well tolerated at all doses studied and no serious adverse events or subject withdrawals were observed....

2009-07-02 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambridge technology start-up Sonnet Models are set to change the way aspiring models get onto the books of the world's leading modelling agencies through a newly-launched Facebook application. Based on the public's votes, the 'Sonnet Face of the World' competition will allow any aspiring Kate Moss to get the attention of top modelling agencies around the world. Sonnet currently has partners in 33 locations and all finalists will secure...

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2009-06-01 14:10:00

Experts suggest that a natural supplement made from tomatoes could stave off heart disease and strokes if taken daily, BBC News reported. An active ingredient contained in the tomato pill lycopene, from the Mediterranean diet, blocks "bad" LDL cholesterol that can clog the arteries. The pill, manufactured by a biotechnology spin-out company of Cambridge University, is being launched as a dietary supplement and will be sold under the name Ateronon. However, more trials are needed to see how...

2009-06-01 05:56:00

GATESHEAD, England, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading GP has welcomed the launch of a potentially revolutionary heart disease treatment that offers people around the world the hope of combating the killer disease. GP Dr Rob Hicks said the launch of Ateronon, the natural supplement developed by Cambridge scientists, was a huge breakthrough in the treatment of heart disease related illnesses that can cause heart attacks and stroke. Dozens of research studies have shown that...

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2009-05-28 10:40:00

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has found a cosmic "ghost" lurking around a distant supermassive black hole. This is the first detection of such a high-energy apparition, and scientists think it is evidence of a huge eruption produced by the black hole. This discovery presents astronomers with a valuable opportunity to observe phenomena that occurred when the Universe was very young. The X-ray ghost, so-called because a diffuse X-ray source has remained after other radiation from the...

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2009-05-21 08:05:00

Even after being deleted, user photographs remain on several social networking sites, Cambridge University researchers announced. The researchers placed photos on 16 sites and then deleted them. The team found them on seven of the sites, counting Facebook, by using the direct addresses of the pictures. Facebook insists that the deleted photos are taken off its servers immediately. The Cambridge University researchers noted that Flickr and Google's Picasa, and Microsoft's Windows Live Spaces...