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2011-06-29 10:47:00

AVENTURA, Fla., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Double Eagle Holdings, Ltd. (OTCQB: DEGH), the parent company of Fuse Science, Inc. (www.fusescience.com), announced today that it has added Dr. David J. Berkoff to the company's Board of Directors as its fifth and final voting member. Dr. Berkoff is a Duke University team physician and associate professor at Duke University's Departments of Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine. Dr. Berkoff will soon be leaving to join the Department of...

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2011-06-25 07:39:27

Scientists have developed a new device that makes objects invisible to sound waves. The approach borrows ideas from attempts to "cloak" objects from light. The scientists said it uses simple plastic sheets with arrays of holes, and could be put to use in making ships invisible to sonar or in an acoustic design for concert halls. Researchers have put forth effort to try and create "invisibility cloaks" since the feasibility of the idea was theorized in 2006. Those approaches are based on...

2011-06-22 09:00:00

TORONTO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Victor J. Dzau, M.D., chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and chief executive officer of Duke University Health System, has been named the 2011 winner of the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research. The prize is awarded annually and will be presented to Dzauin Ottawa on Sept. 14, 2011. Previous winners include Dr. Joseph B. Martin, former dean of Harvard Medical School, who won the first award in 2006; Dr. John...

2011-06-16 10:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Victor J. Dzau, M.D., Duke University chancellor for health affairs and chief executive officer of Duke University Health System, has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Presentation of the honorary degree came June 15 on the university's Commemoration Day celebrating its founding in 1451. The honorary degree recognizes Dzau's distinction in and major contribution to the field...

2011-06-09 13:40:00

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) today announced the acquisition of the Immune Tolerance Institute, Inc. (ITI) as a next step in the continued growth of the Institute, located on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. Driven by a mission to accelerate the discovery and development of breakthrough treatments for the range of immune-related diseases, the DHMRI provides integrated, state-of-the-art genomic, cellular,...

2011-06-06 20:11:32

Birds do it. Bees do it. Even little kids picking strawberries do it. Every creature that forages for food decides at some point that the food source they're working on is no richer than the rest of the patch and that it's time to move on and find something better. This kind of foraging decision is a fundamental problem that goes far back in evolutionary history and is dealt with by creatures that don't even have proper brains, said Michael Platt, a professor of neurobiology and director of...

2011-05-23 22:10:59

Electrical engineers at Duke University have determined that unique man-made materials should theoretically make it possible to improve the power transfer to small devices, such as laptops or cell phones, or ultimately to larger ones, such as cars or elevators, without wires. This advance is made possible by the recent ability to fabricate exotic composite materials known as metamaterials, which are not so much a single substance, but an entire man-made structure that can be engineered to...

2011-05-20 12:54:46

Strobe-like eyewear designed to train the vision of athletes may have positive effects in some cases, according to tests run by a team of Duke University psychologists who specialize in visual perception. The eyewear has lenses that alternate between clear and opaque states, producing a strobe experience. Nearly 500 people participated in more than 1,200 training sessions and had their visual abilities tested before and after they wore the eyewear. They completed visual-motor tasks, such as...

2011-05-11 08:15:00

MILFORD, Mass., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today welcomed into its Centers of Innovation Program the Proteomics Core Facility at the Duke University School of Medicine (Durham, NC). In a ceremony at Duke University, Waters recognized Associate Research Prof. M. Arthur Moseley, Director of Proteomics, for his research and support of ongoing research at the Duke University School of Medicine to bring about improvements in human health. Proteomics is a...

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2011-05-10 13:05:00

A report released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday reveals that a controversial natural gas production technique, which is key to a century of U.S. domestic supply, is causing contamination of drinking water. Scientists from Duke University collected 68 drinking water samples that showed potentially harmful levels of methane in drinking water near drilling sites in Pennsylvania and New York. "In aquifers overlying the Marcellus and Utica shale formations...


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