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2010-06-03 16:28:12

A nutrient found in egg yolks, liver and cauliflower taken by mothers during pregnancy and nursing may offer lifelong "dramatic" health benefits to people with Down syndrome. A new study done at Cornell University and published June 2 in the peer-reviewed journal Behavioral Neuroscience found that more choline during pregnancy and nursing could provide lasting cognitive and emotional benefits to people with Down syndrome. The work indicated greater maternal levels of the essential nutrient...

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2010-05-28 07:49:11

When it comes to potentially doubling the output of the world's fourth largest food crop, the secret may be in the spit. Researchers at Cornell University, as well as the University of Goettingen and National University of Colombia, have discovered that when a major South American pest infests potato tubers, the plant produces bigger spuds. The secret to this increased yield, they write in the peer-reviewed journal Ecological Applications (April 28, 2010), is found that the saliva of the...

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2010-05-20 14:19:30

U.S. researchers believe they have found the answer for why overhearing a cellphone conversation is so annoying. According to scientists at Cornell University, whether it is the office, on a train or in a car, only half of the conversation is overheard, which drains more attention and concentration than when overhearing two people talking. "We have less control to move away our attention from half a conversation (or halfalogue) than when listening to a dialogue," said Lauren Eberson, a...

2010-04-29 10:08:00

LOS ANGELES, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- DREAM 2010 concert benefiting the Fulfillment Fund will take place on Monday, May 3, 2010 at the famed Roxy Theatre on Sunset Boulevard. The concert features a special acoustic performance by legendary rock musician Chris Cornell, singer, songwriter and lyricist for Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave. Dream 2010 pays tribute to Fulfillment Fund students who have beaten all odds to become college graduates and raises critical dollars to...

2010-04-27 12:49:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A New York City federal grand jury returned an indictment against four individuals and three corporations for participating in mail and wire fraud conspiracies related to contracts for work performed at New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), the Department of Justice announced. The four-count indictment returned today in U.S. District Court in New York City, charges Michael Yaron and two companies owned by him, Cambridge Environmental &...

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2010-04-27 09:30:00

Providing healthier food choices for our nation's schoolchildren is a hot-button issue in Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign. And a team of researchers from Cornell University have recently identified one simple solution to help schools serve more fresh vegetables and salad items. Laura Smith, a researcher at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, presented the findings of the study "Convenience Drives Choice in School Lunchrooms" at this week's Experimental Biology conference in Anaheim, Calif....

2010-04-19 11:54:00

Partnership with Environmental Defense Fund will nurture environmental leaders, green campuses WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the nation's oldest black fraternity, and Environmental Defense Fund are launching a transformational partnership to increase the number of diverse environmental leaders on university and college campuses and in communities of color. The Alpha and EDF partnership will educate the fraternity's student and alumni...

2010-04-12 13:59:46

Scientists are one step closer to developing a targeted therapy for lymphoma. New research, published by Cell Press in the April 13th issue of the journal Cancer Cell, identifies a specific small-molecule inhibitor that was nontoxic in animal experiments and could kill human lymphoma cells. BCL6 is the most commonly involved oncogene in diffuse large B cell lymphomas (DLBCL). Previous work has shown that BCL6 is required for survival of lymphoma cells and that blockade of the gene potently...

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2010-03-20 13:10:50

New device may allow affordable, at-home ultrasound treatment of chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis Imagine that after long day tending to patients, a middle-aged nurse feels a burning pain in her knees so intense she can barely walk. For millions of people who suffer from arthritis or other chronic joint pain, this is a familiar story. Right now there are few day-to-day therapies available for these patients, and many involve strong medications that can be harmful over time. If...

2010-03-17 10:47:00

RACINE, Wis., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson, A Family Company, today announced a collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) on global efforts to combat malaria. The organizations will jointly support research programs conducted by Cornell University Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise and a consortium of Indonesian research institutions to advance the development and use of consumer products in the fight against the spread of the disease. This...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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