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2010-03-10 08:00:00

Student-run venture fund joins Quaker BioVentures in Series A round ITHACA, N.Y., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BR Ventures (BRV), an MBA student-run venture fund of the Johnson School at Cornell University, today announced that it has invested in Semprae Laboratories, joining Quaker Biosciences, which led the Series A round. Semprae is the maker of Zestra® Essential Arousal Oils(TM), the only topical, non-prescription product clinically proven to improve desire,...

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2010-02-23 15:30:00

There is something about the rhythm and texture of early cinema that has a very different "feel" than modern films. But it's hard to put one's finger on just what that something is. New research may help explain this elusive quality. Cognitive psychologist (and film buff) James Cutting of Cornell University, along with his students Jordan DeLong and Christine Nothelfer, decided to use the sophisticated tools of modern perception research to deconstruct 70 years of film, shot by shot. They...

2010-02-11 11:03:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 16, 2010, from 8:30a -- 11:00a in the Zenger Room of the National Press Club, creation scientist Robert Gentry brings to public attention the scientific community's censorship of his overthrow of big bang cosmology by disproof of its central assumption, as reported in his 2/16/10 American Physical Society poster at the DC Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR10/Event/124797. The NPC event enlarges on...

2010-02-02 08:11:43

Compound could be used against HIV-1, Nipah, Ebola and other deadly viruses Viruses are insidious creatures. They differ from each other in many ways, and they can mutate "” at times seemingly at will, as with HIV "” to resist a host of weapons fired at them. Complicating matters further is that new viruses are constantly emerging. One potential weapon is a small-molecule "broad spectrum" antiviral that will fight a host of viruses by attacking them through some feature common to...

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2010-01-22 10:32:47

Research could improve manufacture of defect-free, thin films needed to make semiconductors The quest for faster electronic devices recently got something more than a little bump up in technological knowhow. Scientists at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. discovered that the thin, smooth, crystalline sheets needed to make semiconductors, which are the foundation of modern computers, might be grown into smoother sheets by managing the random darting motions of the atomic particles that affect...

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2009-12-21 14:39:25

Collaboration by University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University People who identify as African-American may be as little as 1 percent West African or as much as 99 percent, just one finding of a large-scale, genome-wide study of African and African-American ancestry released today. An international research team led by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University has collected and analyzed genotype data from 365 African-Americans, 203 people from 12 West African...

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2009-11-08 06:00:00

A Chinese scholar condemned during the Cultural Revolution for moving a unique compilation of mushrooms out of China was celebrated on Saturday when his extraordinary collection finally came home. At a service at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Cornell University President David Skorton presented the collection that had been painstakingly assembled by researcher Shu Chun Teng to China's Institute of Microbiology. Teng's specialty was mycology at Cornell University in the 1920s, and for the...

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2009-11-06 08:24:35

Mojave Desert research shows that nitrogen is second only to water in importance In the Mojave Desert winds howl across this hottest place in North America, blowing sands across Death Valley and through empty ghost towns, swirling across treeless land for hundreds of miles. But even in the otherworldly Mojave, life thrives. The Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia), an indicator species for this desert, defines the Mojave's boundaries. In spring when the rains come, brightly colored flowers bloom in...

2009-11-05 13:52:41

Weill Cornell Medical College team receives $2.5 million New York State research grant to undertake laboratory study Substances naturally produced by the human body may one day help prevent paralysis following a spinal cord injury, according to researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College. A recent $2.5 million grant from the New York State Spinal Cord Injury Research Board will fund their research investigating this possibility. The Weill Cornell team believes that permanent nerve damage may...

2009-10-20 09:20:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) announces the launch of PARK AVENUE POTLUCK CELEBRATIONS (ISBN: 978-0-8478-3344-3; $35.00; OCTOBER 2009), the highly anticipated sequel to its best selling cookbook, PARK AVENUE POTLUCK. Created and authored by members of The Society, the cookbook is released nationwide by Rizzoli on October 20, 2009 and offers advice on how to celebrate in style with a compilation of 80 sensational recipes,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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