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2014-04-24 23:04:27

Drexel University Online, a premier provider of Internet-based higher education, and the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions are pleased to announce the creation of the Certificate of Advanced Study in Integrative Addiction Therapies. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Drexel University Online, a premier provider of Internet-based higher education, and the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions are pleased to announce the creation of the...

2014-04-15 16:27:50

BAYADA Home Health Care and the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions Continue their Commitment to Technological Innovation in Nursing PHILADELPHIA, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurse educators and practicing nurses are invited to share the ways in which their innovative use of technology has led to better student or patient outcomes for an opportunity to win one of two $10,000 cash awards. Applications are due May 16, 2014. "We celebrate our...

2014-04-10 12:25:38

PHILADELPHIA, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Travel to New Guinea this spring and follow a real-life adventure to discover exotic birds-of-paradise, an elegant example of extreme evolution, in the highly interactive exhibit Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Found only in New Guinea and parts of Australia, birds-of-paradise are known for their ornate feathers and tail plumes and elaborate mating rituals that...

2014-04-03 11:14:16

Drexel University researchers are turning some of the basic tenets of chemistry and physics upside down to cut a trail toward the discovery of a new set of materials. They’re called “polar metals” and, according to many of the scientific principles that govern the behavior of atoms, they probably shouldn’t exist. James Rondinelli, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, and Danilo Puggioni, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in the College, have shed light on this rare breed of...

2014-04-02 23:23:52

Drexel University Online, a premier provider of Internet-based higher education, and the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions are pleased to announce the creation of two new programs, the Pediatric Primary Care and Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner MSN and the Pediatric Acute Care NP Certificate. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Drexel University Online, a premier provider of Internet-based higher education, and the Drexel University College of Nursing...

Atlantochelys mortoni bones
2014-03-25 09:14:59

[ Watch the Video: Two Turtle Bones Reunited After 160 Years ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Against insurmountable odds and after more than 160 years, an ancient sea turtle has finally been reunited – with itself. Fossil evidence of the massive turtle Atlantochelys mortoni was first discovered in 1849 in the form of one-half of an upper arm bone – called the humerus. The other half of that bone would lie in a New Jersey streambed until it was stumbled upon...

2014-03-05 23:01:11

The first-of-its-kind program offers training in heath care simulation teaching, curriculum design and research. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies recently launched a new graduate program offering a Master of Science Degree in Medical and Health Care Simulation. This unique program offers advanced training to health care professionals to prepare them to teach others how to care...

2014-02-20 23:03:13

Slime-like substance on skin’s surface to blame for itchy skin condition. Philadelphia (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 An estimated 30 million Americans suffer from eczema – the term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis (AD). Now, researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine have shown for the first time what actually causes the itchy skin condition. As reported in the...

2014-01-21 23:02:37

Abington Health is pleased to announce that Michael P. Goldfinger, MD has joined Internal Medicine Associates of Abington. ABINGTON, PA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Abington Health is pleased to announce that Michael P. Goldfinger, MD has joined Internal Medicine Associates of Abington. Dr. Goldfinger is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and Washington...

GPS Tracks Leatherback Turtle Hotspots To Prevent Fishing Deaths
2014-01-09 07:50:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most endangered species in the world, the Pacific Ocean's leatherback sea turtle population has declined by more than 90 percent since 1980. One of the greatest causes of this species' death is industrial longline fishing, which sets thousands of hooks in the ocean to catch fish, but sometimes catch turtles as well. Research teams use modern GPS technology to predict where fisheries and turtles will interact in order...


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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