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2014-10-01 08:28:58

A benefit for children born with cleft lip and cleft palate DENVER, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mending Faces (http://www.mendingfaces.org/), a Denver-based nonprofit organization that restores hope to children born with cleft lip and cleft palate in the Philippines, is holding their 4(th) Annual Restoring Hope event on Friday, Nov. 7 at EurAsian Interiors/ DecorAsian in Denver (http://www.mendingfaces.org/events/). The fundraiser will feature Asian art, hors d'oeuvres, wine,...

2014-09-30 23:11:30

An $11.8 million NIH grant will support research efforts to explore the genetic roots of cleft lip and cleft palate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine have been awarded a $11.8 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue their exploration of the...

2014-08-12 16:27:29

CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than ever before, you may notice babies as young as 4 months old sporting decorated helmets. Though you may wonder if the baby has had a serious accident, in fact, the baby is probably in perfect health. The helmet is helping to reshape the baby's flat head and the effects last into adulthood. Cranial Technologies, the leader in the treatment of plagiocephaly (also referred to as flat head syndrome), is opening its third Illinois clinic on Aug. 12...

2014-04-07 08:30:27

Treatment Reshapes Babies' Flat Heads EDISON, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Parents seeking plagiocephaly treatment for their babies will have a new Cranial Technologies center to visit in Edison beginning April 7. This facility joins the Hackensack location to expand CranialTech's presence in New Jersey and is its 20(th) U.S. clinic. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140407/LA98856-a A recent study released in Pediatrics, the official journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics...

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2014-04-05 06:21:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A newly-identified genetic association with facial asymmetry in ancient cavefish could shed new light into mysteries surrounding conditions such as cleft palate or hemifacial microsomia in humans, according to research appearing in a recent edition of the peer-reviewed journal Genetics. Joshua Gross, an assistant professor in the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Biological Sciences, and his colleagues compared the...

2014-04-03 08:29:41

Milestone points to effectiveness of "teach a man to fish" training model NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity founded in 1999, is proud to announce it has provided its one millionth free cleft repair surgery in just 15 short years. "Smile Train believes every child born with a cleft deserves the opportunity to live a full and productive life," said Smile Train CEO Susannah Schaefer. "Now, just 15 years after the organization's...

2014-03-12 08:30:18

HOUSTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 30 patients from Texas Children's Hospital will be packing their bags in preparation for an unforgettable weekend getaway. The kids, ranging in ages from 10 to 16 years, will be the first to attend Texas Children's inaugural camp for children affected by cleft lip and palate. The weekend camp, which will be officially named by this year's attendants, will be held March 14 to 16. For more information Texas Children's cleft lip...

2014-01-15 23:29:52

To commemorate 50 years of publication for The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal, the publication will host a series of commentaries on a topic raised in the journal’s first issue in 1964 and compare it to the topic as discussed today. In the January 2014 issue, the commentary will examine past, present, and future directions of research ethics. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal – The year 2014 marks 50 years of publication for The Cleft...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.