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2011-07-14 15:03:42

Researchers develop a new low-energy defibrillation method An international team of scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Göttingen, Germany), Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) the Ecole Normale Sup©rieure de Lyon (France), the University Medicine Göttingen (Germany), the Rochester Institute of Technology (USA), and the Institut Non-Lin©aire de Nice (France) have developed a new low-energy method for terminating life-threatening...

2011-06-28 07:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anthony Cornell, an employee of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, has won the Undercover Boss Employee of the Season grand prize of $5,000 on CBS.com. Cornell is the manager of a JobLink/Career Connections Center in Winston-Salem, NC. He and his staff help people in their local community receive the services they need to earn jobs and build fulfilling careers. Through Anthony's hard work and leadership, he has helped...

2011-06-22 00:00:35

Average Starting Salary for Olin College Graduates is Highest Ever; Microsoft Hires Seven Members of the Class of 2011 Needham, MA (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 Olin College of Engineering today announced the post graduate plans of the 88 students in its Class of 2011: 55 percent have accepted offers of employment with an average starting salary of $68,825; 30 percent will attend graduate school beginning in the fall; and two graduates are starting their own businesses. Twenty-four percent are...

2011-06-13 15:58:53

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first clinical trial in humans of a new technology: Cornell Dots, brightly glowing nanoparticles that can light up cancer cells in PET-optical imaging. A paper describing this new medical technology, "Multimodal silica nanoparticles are effective cancer-targeted probes in a model of human melanoma," will be published June 13, 2011 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (July 2011). This is a collaboration between Memorial...

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2011-06-11 06:40:00

A widespread wheat plague is threatening farms, raising bread prices and unleashing fresh political and economic unrest, according to experts. The disease strain has shown up in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and has hiked food prices in the Arab world, Mexico, Haiti and beyond. "Stem rust, when it goes epidemic, destroys a crop," said Ronnie Coffman, a leading expert on wheat disease and chair of the department of plant breeding and genetics at Cornell University. "There is nothing left...

2011-06-10 00:00:30

Maryland based TIC Gums is investing in the future of food science and food scientists. White Marsh, MD (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 Officials from TIC Gums are investing in the future of food science and tomorrow's food scientists with a gift to Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Made during the annual "Cornell Institute of Food Science Award Ceremony" May 9, 2011, the contribution is being recognized with the naming of a classroom in the renovated Stocking Hall. To be...

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2011-06-02 14:50:00

Most of us never considered eating the mud pies we made as kids, but for many people all over the world, dining on dirt is nothing out of the ordinary. Now an extensive meta-analysis forthcoming in the June issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology helps explain why. According to the research, the most probable explanation for human geophagy"”the eating of earth"”is that it protects the stomach against toxins, parasites, and pathogens. The first written account of human geophagy...

2011-05-26 00:00:28

Three Graduates from Olin's Class of 2011 join two members of the Class of 2010 as the first five Olin College Grand Challenge Scholars (GCS). Olin alongside the University of Southern California and Duke University founded the GCS program. http://www.olin.edu Needham, MA (PRWEB) May 25, 2011 Three members of Olin's Class of 2011 are joining two members of last year's class in becoming the first Olin graduates to be designated as Grand Challenge Scholars (GCS). Along with the University of...

2011-05-13 07:45:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Is your teen on the computer for non-school research, homework, or writing too many hours each day? Alcohol use has been linked to time spent using a computer for non-school-related activities, including the use of social networking sites, according to new Weill Cornell study. Teenagers who drink alcohol spend more time on their computers for recreational use, including social networking and downloading and listening to music, compared with their peers who don't drink....

2011-05-12 13:00:00

NEW YORK, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Promising study results published in the May issue of JAIDS show that a novel medical device has the potential to revolutionize how male circumcision services are offered in countries hardest hit by the HIV epidemic. Conducted by EngenderHealth, a global reproductive health organization, and Weill Cornell Medical College, the study found the device, known as the Shang Ring, is highly acceptable to men and safe for further study in Africa....


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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