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2012-06-30 23:01:42

Becker's Hospital Review has published its annual list of the 50 top grossing hospitals in the United States, which includes organizations with annual revenue ranging from $3 to $10 billion. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 Becker's Hospital Review has published its annual list of the 50 top grossing hospitals in the United States, which includes organizations with annual revenue ranging from $3 to $10 billion. This list includes short-term acute-care hospitals, critical access...

2012-06-29 06:25:28

NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Study results published in the July issue of the Journal of AIDS provide further evidence of the safety, effectiveness, and acceptability among men and service providers of the Shang Ring, a novel medical device that could vastly increase access to male circumcision in countries hardest hit by the HIV epidemic. The latest finding by researchers from EngenderHealth, Weill Cornell Medical College, FHI 360 and Homa Bay, Kenya, confirms...

Scientists Find Gene Behind Ripe, Tasteless Tomatoes
2012-06-29 05:38:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at University of California Davis and Cornell University have unraveled the mystery behind those tasteless tomatoes in your salad that lack sweetness and flavor yet look perfectly ripe. Ironically, it turns out the same genetic change that causes the tomatoes to ripen uniformly also make them produce less sugar, making them somewhat tasteless, the scientists said in their study published Friday in the journal Science....

2012-06-26 23:03:13

University of Denver´s Defiant! - An Innovative, Empowering Spa for Teen Girls Takes First Prize New York, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), the premier annual event for spa and wellness industry leaders, today announced the winners of its fourth annual “Spa of the Future” Student Challenge Competition. Top honors went to the University of Denver for its creative “Power Spa” for teen girls, while Cornell University, the...

2012-06-21 06:22:55

NEW YORK, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC has honored Cornell University President David J. Skorton with the global Jewish advocacy organization's prestigious Avraham Harman Leadership Award. Skorton received the award in appreciation of his "inspired leadership in fostering unique U.S.-Israel academic relationships to advance the frontier of human knowledge and understanding." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) The award was presented this week at the...

Anti-Malaria Garment That Wards Off Bugs
2012-05-08 14:03:10

A Cornell University scientist and designer from Africa have together created a fashionable hooded bodysuit embedded at the molecular level with insecticides for warding off mosquitoes infected with malaria, a disease estimated to kill 655,000 people annually on the continent. Though insecticide-treated nets are commonly used to drive away mosquitoes from African homes, the Cornell prototype garment can be worn throughout the day to provide extra protection and does not dissipate easily...

2012-04-16 02:31:15

LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackLine Systems Executive Vice President of Operations Mario Spanicciati has been invited to speak at Celebration 2012, Cornell University's Annual Entrepreneurship Conference, scheduled for the end of this week at the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061117/LAF027LOGO) Spanicciati, a Cornell graduate, will participate on a panel entitled "The Vital and Sometimes Confounding Role of the Techie,"...

2012-03-29 10:25:00

NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GfK, one of the world's largest market research organizations, is proud to announce that Sarah Cornell and Hannah Esser, undergraduate students from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA are the winners of the first annual Next Generation Market Research Competition. Introduced in October 2011, GfK's US-based Next Generation competition is designed to challenge student researchers and allow them a chance to test their marketing...

Albert Einstein's Brain To Go On Display At London Exhibit
2012-03-28 07:13:10

Sections of Albert Einstein's brain will be displayed in Britain on Thursday at an exhibition in London, along with other historical figures. Two sections of the brain will be going on display at the Wellcome Collection show "Brains: The Mind As Matter." The slides from Einstein's brain are on loan from the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, where they were shown publicly for the first time in the U.S. in 2011. When Einstein died at the age of 76 in 1955 his body was cremated and ashes...

2012-03-14 22:01:38

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell research on ambulance use underscores need to urgently recognize stroke symptoms Nationwide ambulance use by patients suffering from a stroke has not changed since the mid-1990s, even though effective stroke treatments are now available. In a study published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center found that the number of stroke victims transported via...