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2014-08-12 12:22:49

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature's One has been invited to attend the "Human Health Risks of Arsenic in the Environment" summit hosted by Dartmouth College and MDI Biological Laboratory. Dartmouth has applauded Nature's One "commitment to purity." Jay Highman, CEO & President of Nature's One states, "From the beginning, it was my guiding principle to research the best nutritional science and find the purest ingredients for the developmental benefit of...

2014-07-22 12:29:56

LEBANON, N.H., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John D. Birkmeyer, MD, an internationally recognized leader in outcomes research and quality improvement, has been named to the position of Executive Vice President for Enterprise Support Services across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system. In this newly-created position, he will work with CEO and President Dr. James N. Weinstein and key members of the senior management team to create a sustainable health system - a regional...

2014-04-21 16:22:21

ST. LOUIS, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The chief executive officers of two firms, one based in St. Louis and the other in Chicago, have been awarded business development scholarships from Ameren Corporation to attend the Minority Business Executive Program at the Tuck School at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140421/76875 The recipients were selected based on their strategic relationship with Ameren and the supplier's success in providing...

2014-04-10 23:03:00

High School Students Could Win Grand Prize of $4,000 from Dartmouth College Hanover, NH (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Here’s some math for you: High school students could win $4,000 simply by entering Math-O-Vision’s video contest to show how they see and experience math in the world around them. There are only a few weeks left to enter the 2014 Math-O-Vision contest before the May 1 deadline, and Math-O-Vision is calling for entries! High school students between the ages of 13 and 18 can...

Gregory Tsongalis PhD
2014-03-26 03:00:14

Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth College Dartmouth researchers at its Norris Cotton Cancer Center have compiled a review of the role that information gathered through genetic testing plays in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The paper entitled "Personalized Therapy for Breast Cancer" was accepted on March 17, 2014, for publication in Clinical Genetics. The paper discusses targeted therapies, new biomarkers, and the quality of commercially available testing methods....

Balloon Campaign In Antarctica Begins Its Second Year
2014-01-03 07:46:36

NASA The second year of an unprecedented balloon campaign in Antarctica has just begun. The NASA-funded mission – called the Balloon Array for Radiation belt Relativistic Electron Losses, or BARREL – is led by Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. The mission is unique, as it relies not on one gigantic balloon, but on many smaller ones, 20 in total. BARREL's job is to help unravel the mysterious radiation belts, two gigantic donuts of particles that surround Earth. The mission works in...

Study Uses Big Bang Afterglow To Show Earth Has No Special Place In Expanding Universe
2013-11-07 07:53:48

Dartmouth College In a new study, Dartmouth researchers rule out a controversial theory that the accelerating expansion of the universe is an illusion. While the findings don't explain the cosmic speed-up, they eliminate one provocative possibility that our planet, solar system and galaxy are at the center of the universe and that there is no dark energy. The findings appear in the journal Physical Review D. The 2011 Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery that the expansion of the...

2013-10-15 20:56:45

Kids in rural poverty score lower on visual, higher on verbal tests of working memory than urban counterparts Studies have long shown a difference in cognitive ability between high- and low-income children, but for the first time, scientists have found a difference between low-income children growing up in rural areas and those growing up in urban environments. Researchers at Dartmouth College have found that children growing up in rural poverty score significantly lower on visual...

Climate Change Produces Complicated Consequences For North America's Forests
2013-10-15 11:35:58

Dartmouth College Dartmouth-led study is the most comprehensive review of warming's impacts on forest pests, diseases Climate change affects forests across North America – in some cases permitting insect outbreaks, plant diseases, wildfires and other problems -- but Dartmouth researchers say warmer temperatures are also making many forests grow faster and some less susceptible to pests, which could boost forest health and acreage, timber harvests, carbon storage, water recycling and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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