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2010-09-09 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cempra Pharmaceuticals today announced its schedule of 16 poster presentations at the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Boston, Mass., on September 12-15, 2010. Cempra's posters will present data on its oral anti-MRSA antibiotic, TAKSTA (sodium fusidate, or CEM-102), and on its novel fluoroketolide antibiotic, solithromycin (CEM-101). The posters on TAKSTA will present data that include Phase 2 study...

2010-09-03 09:52:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of the Joint Staff Directorate for Logistics (J-4) and the Department of Defense Business Transformation Agency, the Center for Stabilization and Economic Reconstruction (CSER) at the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) conducted the inaugural offering of its Seminar on Logistics Cooperation for Stabilization and Reconstruction August 29-September 3, 2010 in Chapel Hill, NC. LTG Kathleen Gainey, Director for Logistics,...

2010-07-05 08:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark C. Cramer, President of the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) was presented the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award in Chapel Hill, NC. The ESGR Patriot Award recognizes private sector employers who are especially supportive and understanding of their employee's service in the National Guard. IDB employee and North Carolina National Guard (NCNG) member, Staff Sergeant Jason M. Barber, nominated...

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...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'