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2010-06-28 13:59:00

NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but when it comes to nurses, one Big Apple company is using more than fruit to entice care givers to come to its City! Leading Manhattan-based employment agency, Prime Staffing, not only employs its nurses but provides the total New York experience - including luxury accommodation, entree to New York's dining hot-spots, and tickets to sold out Broadway shows - to attract dedicated nurses to come to the Metropolis....

2010-06-22 15:16:00

Third edition connects the financial crisis with the need for sustainable innovation ITHACA, N.Y., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Capitalism at the Crossroads: Next Generation Business Strategies for a Post-Crisis World, Stuart Hart, professor of Management at the Johnson School, suggests that the most powerful institutions in the world - multinational corporations - have a unique opportunity to devise the innovations needed to create a sustainable form of global capitalism, while...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.