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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...

2014-01-31 11:06:37

The strength of a lemur couple's bond is reflected in the similarity of their scents The strength of a lemur couple's bond is reflected by the similarity of their scents, finds a new study. "It's like singing a duet, but with smells instead of sounds," said Christine Drea, a Duke University professor who supervised the study. Duke researchers sampled and analyzed scent secretions produced by lemurs known as Coquerel's sifakas living at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC. The...

2014-01-23 11:33:53

Children around the world who grow up in dangerous neighborhoods exhibit more aggressive behavior, says a new Duke University-led study that is the first to examine the topic across a wide range of countries. Many U.S. studies have described a link between dangerous neighborhoods and children's aggressive behavior. Authors of the new study wanted to determine whether the pattern held true in other cultures. To find out, researchers interviewed parents and children from 1,293 families in...

Dispersal Patterns Are Key To Invasive Species' Success
2014-01-21 12:48:06

Duke University Bacterial test of a theory has implications for ecology and infectious disease In 1859 an Australian farmer named Thomas Austin released 24 grey rabbits from Europe into the wild because it "could do little harm and might provide a touch of home, in addition to a spot of hunting." By the end of the century, the rabbits had begun to overrun native ecosystems, reaching nationwide numbers of 600 million by 1950. They were propagating under a principle known as the Allee...

Thousands Of Natural Gas Leaks Under The Streets Of DC
2014-01-16 13:23:20

[ Watch the Video: More Than Hot Air - Explosive Find Under Washington DC ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, there are nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks under the streets of Washington, DC. Scientists from Duke University and Boston University say that they have discovered more than 5,893 leaks from aging natural gas pipelines under DC. The team also said that dozens of these leaks...

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2014-01-11 05:11:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from Duke University have come up with a method of wirelessly charging electrical devices using low-frequency magnetic fields, according to a study appearing in Friday’s edition of the journal Nature Scientific Reports. “The ability to wirelessly power electrical devices is becoming of greater urgency as a component of energy conservation and sustainability efforts,” the researchers wrote. However, due to health...

2014-01-07 12:28:38

Gannotta joins Northwestern Medicine® after seven years with Duke Raleigh Hospital CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) announced today that it has named Richard J. Gannotta, DHA, FACHE, President, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Senior Vice President, NMHC effective February 10. Gannotta currently is president of Duke Raleigh Hospital, one of three hospitals comprising the Duke University Health System. "Rick is an...


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