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2014-08-28 16:24:38

PORTLAND, Maine, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marilyn Monroe is arguably one of the most iconic figures of the 20(th) century. It is not often that a never-before-seen pristine image of her from her prime emerges. But one such photo was discovered in a shoebox of old family photos from more than half a century ago. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140828/141073 This photograph of Marilyn Monroe was taken during a little known adventure that occurred in 1954 when she went to...

2014-08-22 08:24:09

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen Blackwell has been named Chief Executive Officer at SpinMedia, the fast-growing network of pop culture, music, and entertainment websites and mobile offerings. In his new role, Blackwell will be responsible for day-to-day operations, traffic, and revenue growth across multiple platforms including social, mobile, events and talent acquisition. Blackwell is the founder of the popular and critically acclaimed indie music and pop culture...

Flax yarn from wrappings
2014-08-14 04:47:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mummies have always seemed to be from the distant past, but until now, we really didn't know how far into the past that was. A new study, published in PLOS ONE, demonstrates that Egyptians started mummifying their dead about 1,500 years earlier than previously thought. The findings are based on an 11-year study conducted by an international team of researchers from the University of York, Macquarie University and Oxford University....

2014-07-31 23:19:11

One unique use for video borescopes, specifically the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope by RF System Lab, is inspecting mummies; better known as “paleoimaging” or “anthropological endoscopy”. RF System Lab is proud to announce that their VJ-Advance video borescope is being used by Dr. Beckett on current and upcoming paleoimaging research and wanted to provide a more detailed look into the subject. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Video borescopes are used in a multitude of industries...

2014-07-29 12:35:50

COCONUT CREEK, Fla., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Greyson International Inc. (OTC Pink: GYSN), developer of an innovative, patented topical delivery technology targeting the multi-billion dollar cosmetics and OTC pharmaceutical industries, today announced that Harvey Tauman, the Company's Chairman and CEO, passed away this morning unexpectedly. Mr. Tauman was 73 years old. He had been hospitalized recently for treatment of respiratory failure. The Board of Directors issued the...

2014-07-23 12:26:17

MUNICH, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anatomist Gunther von Hagens, who is inextricably linked to contemporary artistic anatomy rendered through his science of Plastination, has charted a new course in anatomical art with his latest work, Cuts: Forays In Anatomical Art. The collection, which will be installed in the exhibition BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life now showing at Olympia Park in Munich, offers a penetrating and revelatory gaze at subterranean dimensions of materiality....

2014-07-17 08:25:55

Announces affiliate partnerships with music and entertainment sites Starpulse, Jambase, and Wantickets LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SpinMedia announced today, the acquisition of men's lifestyle site Death and Taxes (deathandtaxesmag.com) along with a slate of new affiliate partners. "We continue to be aggressive in building our audience of influential millennials, and we view Death and Taxes as the perfect complement to our portfolio of music, entertainment and...

2014-07-16 12:42:09

University of North Carolina Health Care UNC researchers lay the groundwork for a new approach to brain cancer treatments and a better understanding of Parkinson's disease Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that the protein PARC/CUL9 helps neurons and brain cancer cells override the biochemical mechanisms that lead to cell death in most other cells. In neurons, long-term survival allows for proper brain function as we age. In brain cancer cells, though, long-term...

3D-Printed Anatomy May Replace Cadavers For Medical Training
2014-07-14 13:00:31

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Three-dimensional printing may soon replace human cadavers in the study of gross human anatomy in the world's medical schools. The practice of learning on medical cadavers is a rite of passage in the medical education community that is instrumental in informing students on the complex inner workings of the muscular, skeletal and circulatory systems of the human body. Medical schools rely on good-natured individuals who bequeath...

2014-07-08 08:30:31

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published by JAMA Pediatrics - a leading, peer-reviewed journal of the American Medical Association - found that Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) reduces preventable death among both low-income mothers and their first-born children living in disadvantaged, urban neighborhoods. This is the first randomized, clinical trial of an early intervention program conducted in a high-income country to find evidence of reductions in...


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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