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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)...

2011-01-25 15:31:48

Duke University bioengineers have developed a new method for rapidly producing an almost unlimited variety of man-made DNA sequences. These novel sequences of recombinant DNA are used to produce repetitive proteins to create new types of drugs and bioengineered tissues. Current methods for producing these DNA sequences are slow or not robust, the researchers said, which has hindered the development of these increasingly important new classes of protein-based polymers. Researchers have already...

2011-01-24 18:27:47

A long-term study has found that children who scored lower on measures of self-control as young as age 3 were more likely to have health problems, substance dependence, financial troubles and a criminal record by the time they reached age 32. Self-control in the more than 1,000 New Zealand children who participated in the study was assessed by teachers, parents, observers and the children themselves. It included measures like "low frustration tolerance, lacks persistence in reaching goals,...

2011-01-19 11:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth annual study on corporations' offshoring trends was released today by the Center for International Business Education and Research's (CIBER) Offshoring Research Network (ORN) at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and The Conference Board. The study is part of ongoing research into the effects of offshoring trends on American competitiveness and reflects the sentiments of business managers as regional economies around the...

2011-01-18 15:27:56

The amount of uric acid in one's joints may increase the likelihood of severe osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis worldwide, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. Osteoarthritis is a debilitating joint degeneration for which no drug has been proven to slow or halt its progression. Physicians can only offer to treat the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis, and people with the condition are often subject to a reduced quality of life. "Finding a way to...

2011-01-13 00:00:41

North Carolina patients exposed to dangerous medical conditions after participating in discredited cancer treatments based on flawed research Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 12, 2011 North Carolina law firm HensonFuerst Attorneys is launching an investigation after the latest news reports concerning faulty cancer research conducted by Dr. Anil Potti at Duke University Medical Center. The law firm is actively seeking information from people who underwent breast cancer and lung cancer treatments...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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