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2011-03-05 11:51:38

A Duke University team has seen for the first time how soft polymers, such as wire insulation, can break down under exposure to electrical current.Researchers have known for decades that polymers, such those insulating wires, may break down due to deformation of the polymers. But the process had never been seen.In a series of experiments, Duke University engineers have documented at the microscopic level how plastic deforms to breakdown as it is subjected to ever-increasing electric voltage....

2011-03-02 13:00:00

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More and more colleges and universities across the United States are being recognized for taking care of one of the most valuable resources on campus - trees. Today, the Arbor Day Foundation announced that the number of schools that have been named a Tree Campus USA college or university has more than tripled since the program began in 2008. Tree Campus USA, modeled after the Arbor Day Foundation's successful Tree City USA...

2011-03-01 13:15:01

Why is it that the same teams seem to dominate the annual men's collegiate basketball tournament? For that matter, why does the same small group of institutions seem to top annual best-college rankings? According to a theory developed by a Duke University engineer, these hierarchies are not only natural, but predictable. Just as continually growing streams flow into a larger river, or smaller and smaller branches grow out from a single tree trunk, examples of these hierarchies abound in the...

2011-02-23 18:05:41

High-resolution images from a laser-based tool developed at Duke University could help doctors better diagnose melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, while potentially saving thousands of lives and millions of dollars in unnecessary healthcare costs each year. The tool probes skin cells using two lasers to pump small amounts of energy, less than that of a laser pointer, into a suspicious mole. Scientists analyze the way the energy redistributes in the skin cells to pinpoint the...

2011-02-17 07:00:00

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) announced today that its fourth quarter and year-end 2010 financial results will be released on Friday, February 25, 2011, at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Following the announcement, John H. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, and David Gionco, Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host an investment community conference call and webcast at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to review the...

2011-02-15 08:30:00

RMF Recognized for Sustainable Energy Innovation on Campus BALTIMORE, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RMF Engineering, a Baltimore-based full-service engineering firm with expertise in sustainable energy, has won multiple national awards following the completion of a $26 million restoration to transform Duke University's East Campus into a state-of-the-art, natural gas-fueled steam plant. Prior to the renovation, Duke University originally ran on three coal-fired boiler plants to...

2011-02-14 12:21:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyday Health is pleased to announce a ground breaking web series, "60 Pounds in 6 Months" with famed and fierce celebrity stylist Kithe Brewster. Like most Americans Kithe struggles to put himself and his health first, and as a result he is 100 pounds overweight. Unlike most Americans, Kithe spends his days making celebrities like Tyra, Heidi Klum, Eve and Julianne Moore look fabulous--now, it is his turn. Beginning Monday, February 14, 2011...

2011-02-11 22:00:17

Home-based physical therapy to improve the strength and balance of stroke survivors works about as well to get them walking again as treadmill training done in a physical therapy lab, according to the results of a study presented today by a Duke researcher at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference. "We have been working for years in rehabilitation to develop the most effective interventions for walking recovery," said Pamela Woods Duncan, PhD, PT, professor in the...

2011-02-04 00:44:48

Timing is everything in the long-standing arms race between the flowering plant Arabidopsis and Hyaloperonospora, a downy mildew pathogen. Duke University researchers have found that the little mustard plant cranks up its immune system in the morning to prepare for the greatest onslaught of infectious spores released by the mildew. It isn't news that plants know what time of day it is and change their activities accordingly, but this is the first time that a plant's defensive systems have...

2011-02-03 00:00:39

Secure Data Center Required for Global HIV/AIDS Research Sterling, VA (PRWEB) February 2, 2011 Carpathia Hosting, the leading provider of enterprise managed hosting services for government agencies and enterprises, announced today that Duke University has chosen Carpathia for a Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) compliant hosting solution in support of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI). DHVI was required to attain a FISMA Certification & Accreditation (C&A)...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
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