Latest David Bloom Stories

2011-08-24 18:39:27

Cloud-based data make searching the world´s museum collections easier What Google is attempting for books, the University of California, Berkeley, plans to do for the world's vertebrate specimens: store them in "the cloud." Online storage of information from vertebrate collections at the Smithsonian Institution, American Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Natural History in Paris, UC Berkeley's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) and from hundreds of other animal...

2011-07-29 06:00:00

According to new estimates from the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, the Earth's population is expected to hit 7 billion later this year.  Experts also say that between now and 2050, about 2.3 billion more people will be added to the global population. David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography at the Harvard School of Public Health, said these sizable increases represent an unprecedented global...

2011-02-24 09:06:00

Barbara Pierce Bush, Ambassador Frans Engering, Harvard Economist David Bloom, and Tuck Professor Punam Keller join board of leading global health organization WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PSI, one of the world's leading global health organizations known for its market-based solutions to health, today announced the appointment of four new members to its governing board: Barbara Pierce Bush, the President of Global Health Corps and daughter of U.S. President George...

2010-06-28 09:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Two weeks before his wedding, John K. Ratliff, a neurosurgeon, marathon runner, and frequent flyer, was out of breath going up the stairs after taking his dog, Brutus, for a walk. He shrugged it off to fatigue, but went for a chest x-ray and blood work anyway. Given a clean bill of health, he still felt out of breath and tired. The next day he experienced excruciating calf pain. He wasted no time checking into the hospital emergency room, where he...

2010-03-03 07:00:00

NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) moves into action with the seventh national DVT Awareness Month by introducing DVT Awareness In Motion, an educational program designed to drive dialogue about the importance of preventative care for DVT via simple movements - that can be done anywhere and anytime. The Coalition is partnering with Mary Ann Wilson, R.N., founder and host of the PBS broadcast, "Sit and Be Fit," to present DVT Awareness...

2009-03-10 07:00:00

Driving to Reduce the Risks of DVT to Mark U.S. House of Representatives National Screening NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Prevent DVT today announced the launch of its first nationwide tour to raise public awareness about deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and to encourage dialogue between healthcare professionals and patients about this serious but preventable condition. A customized recreational vehicle will visit hospitals and local communities nationwide during the...

Word of the Day
  • 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.