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2014-04-01 23:02:04

Many employers are still unfamiliar with massive open online courses, called MOOCs, but once they learned about them, they generally viewed them positively for recruiting, hiring and training employees, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Many employers are still unfamiliar with massive open online courses, called MOOCs, but once they learned about them, they generally viewed them positively...

2014-04-01 23:01:39

Susquehanna Health (SH) Cardiologist Dr. Liran Blum said new guidelines established by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) regarding the recommended use of cholesterol-reducing drugs called statins are appropriate and should be viewed primarily as guidelines when determining a patient’s course of treatment for the prevention of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or strokes. “I think the guidelines and the recent [Duke University] study...

2014-04-01 13:22:59

Brain disconnect leaves teen brain less able to judge trustworthiness Making a snap decision usually means following your initial reaction -- going with your gut. That intuitive feeling sprouts from the limbic system, the evolutionarily older and simpler part of the brain that affects emotion, behavior and motivation. But during adolescence, the limbic system connects and communicates with the rest of the brain differently than it does during adulthood, leaving many adolescents...

2014-03-28 16:21:40

Stanford, Duke and Georgetown Clinch the Top Spots PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Ivy League colleges sent acceptance letters this week, gluing Ivy-hopeful high school seniors to their computers, frantically refreshing inboxes awaiting news. So how do students receiving bad news re-evaluate their top choices? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140328/NE93240-INFO ) Niche, one of the nation's leading content providers, today released the Top 25 Ivy League Competitors...

2014-03-26 23:27:40

Imaginovation launches the TEDx event website for Duke University. The website was very successful for the student run event at the University, and resulted in all tickets being sold out. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Imaginovation, a web design and software development firm in Raleigh, NC was selected from the TEDx committee at Duke University to implement the TEDxDUKE 2014 website to promote and help sell the event to students and local community. The TEDx committee chose...

2014-03-18 16:23:50

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Current media sensation and infamous Duke University student, Belle Knox, has completed her latest movie, with Adam & Eve Pictures, the award-winning production division of adult industry giant, AdamAndEve.com (www.AdamAndEve.com/news). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110223/LA51821LOGO Belle started her controversial career by performing in several internet scenes to pay for her high tuition fees at Duke. After being...

2014-03-05 12:26:16

To Attend American Society of Bariatric Physicians Biannual Meeting, March 12-16 MIAMI, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS, has been named Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of KE Diet, a ketogenic diet and lifestyle company headquartered in Bay Harbor Islands, FL. The announcement was made by Oliver R. Di Pietro, MD, FACP, President and CEO of the company. "We are delighted to welcome Dr. Eric Westman to the Scientific Advisory Board of the KE Diet(®),"...

2014-02-24 16:24:07

MATTHEWS, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the annual survey of North Carolina's largest museums and historic attractions conducted by Carolina Publishing & Associates in Matthews, NC, Biltmore once again ranks as the state's largest museum historic attraction for 2013. The largest privately owned home in America based in Asheville saw 1,210,138 visitors last year. "The results reinforce the economic impact these treasurers have on tourism in our state," said...

2014-02-10 08:27:34

Major new precision medicine initiative takes root in Singapore SINGAPORE and LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImaginAb, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a partnership with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) to establish a joint corporate laboratory to develop new in vivo molecular imaging agents to study cancer biology and immune function. ImaginAb is a U.S. clinical-stage company that develops in vivo molecular imaging agents based on a...

Fossilized Teeth Show Bat Family Belongs To Primitive Lineage, Had Broad Range
2014-02-06 10:01:59

Duke University Today, Madagascar sucker-footed bats live nowhere outside their island home, but new research shows that hasn't always been the case. The discovery of two extinct relatives in northern Egypt suggests the unusual creatures, which evolved sticky footpads to roost on slick surfaces, are primitive members of a group of bats that evolved in Africa and ultimately went on to flourish in South America. A team of researchers described the two bat species from several sets of...


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