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2010-06-29 08:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) will be conducting the fourth offering of its Life Cycle Executive Leadership Program (LCELP) July 18-23 in Chapel Hill, NC. The IDB partnered with the Schools of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) to develop this course focused on the business aspects of managing products and system life cycles....

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2010-06-21 10:25:00

UNC researchers are the first to identify brain abnormalities in children at high risk for schizophrenia shortly after birth. The finding could lead to earlier detection of schizophrenia and enable better prevention and treatment. Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental disorder affecting one in 100 people worldwide. Most cases aren't detected until a person starts experiencing symptoms like delusions and hallucinations as a teenager or adult. By that time, the disease has often progressed so...

2010-05-21 10:12:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP) recognized its seventh class of graduates on May 20, 2010 at The Kenan Institute, on the University of North Carolina Campus in Chapel Hill, NC. Major General Kevin A. Leonard, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics and Operations of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, delivered the key note address. The event was attended by senior military officials, corporate leaders and faculty...

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2010-05-14 08:19:25

Networks permeate modern life, from Facebook to political allegiances. Now University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mathematicians and colleagues have developed a new technique for examining networks to help identify patterns and see how connections evolve. A paper describing their research appears in the May 14, 2010 edition of Science. One of the most prominent areas of network science is the study of what's called the "community structure" of a network. But until now, key methods could...

2010-05-04 16:26:00

Presented by the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network on Saturday, May 15, 2010 CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bladder cancer is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US, yet most people know nothing about it. Join the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN, pronounced "beacon") for "Understanding Bladder Cancer," a free educational program for bladder cancer survivors and caregivers on Saturday, May 15th from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm at the Friday Center for...

2010-04-26 13:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Playdom, a leading social gaming company, announced today the continuation of its roll-up of talented social gaming development teams with the acquisition of Merscom, LLC. Privately held Merscom develops online and social games for third parties with nationally recognized brands. Merscom is currently developing games for Sea World, Purina, National Geographic and NBC Universal. Merscom is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Playdom plans...

2010-04-20 13:38:14

A new study shows that when it comes to networks of protein fibers, individual fibers play a substantial role in effectively strengthening an entire network of fibers. The research, published by Cell Press in the April 20th issue of the Biophysical Journal, describes a mechanism that explains how individual fibrin fibers subjected to significant strain can respond by stiffening to resist stretch and helping to equitably distribute the strain load across the network. Fibrin is a fibrous...

2010-04-20 08:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP) is an executive development program for commanders and senior civilian leaders primarily serving within the United States Army's Depot and Arsenal facilities. This Joint program also serves leaders from the other military branches including the U.S. Coast Guard. The participants of the seventh offering of the DAELP have been placed with leading private sector firms and paired...

2010-02-08 08:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) will be hosting the third offering of its Life Cycle Executive Leadership Program (LCELP) March 7-12 in Chapel Hill, NC. The IDB partnered with the Schools of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) to develop this course focusing on the business aspects of managing product and system life cycles. This...

2010-02-02 10:53:24

The research, published online Jan. 31, 2010, in the journal Nature Genetics, presents the first high-resolution atlas of these regulatory elements in the most studied cell type for treatment and prevention of type II diabetes. Together with colleagues in Barcelona, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have generated a complete map of the areas of the genome that control which genes are "turned on" or "off." The discovery, made in pancreatic islet cells, opens new...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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