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2014-08-08 12:25:37

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frailty is a common condition associated with old age, characterized by weight loss, weakness, decreased activity level and reduced mobility, which together increase the risk of injury and death. Yet, not all elderly people become frail; some remain vigorous and robust well into old-age. The question remains: why? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120531/DC16559LOGO Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva...

2014-07-25 16:22:54

BRONX, N.Y., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study involving nearly 27,000 older adults on five continents found that nearly 1 in 10 met criteria for pre-dementia based on a simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have cognitive complaints. People who tested positive for pre-dementia were twice as likely as others to develop dementia within 12 years. The study, led by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and...

2014-05-20 12:34:32

BRONX, N.Y., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For otherwise healthy middle-aged women who are overweight or obese, physical activity may be their best option for avoiding heart disease, according to a study that followed nearly 900 women for seven years. These findings were reported in a paper led by authors at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Einstein, and published today in the Journal of Clinical...

2014-05-07 12:36:28

CenturyLink executive testifies before U.S. Senate subcommittee WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Partnerships between the public and private sectors are one of the best ways government and industry can work together to protect America's cybersecurity, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) Vice President and Chief Security Officer David Mahon told the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090602/DA26511LOGO At a...

2014-02-04 16:29:33

$3 Million Gift Establishes Anaerobic Structural Biology Program, Focusing on C. Difficile BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the foe is a disease-causing microbe, identifying the structure of its component proteins can greatly aid efforts to kill or disable it. Research to gain this knowledge will be bolstered by a $3 million grant from The Price Family Foundation. The gift to Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the University of...

2014-01-07 04:21:16

BRONX, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More women are choosing science careers, yet women are notoriously underrepresented in senior academic positions--often because they abandon their careers due to pessimism about advancement. New research suggests that putting more women in decision-making roles on the teams that organize symposia could offer a simple, effective step forward. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO) Women have made dramatic...

2013-10-30 10:43:03

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has chosen two leading aging researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University to chair panels at the first symposium on "geroscience"—the study of how aging influences the onset of chronic diseases. Aging is a major risk factor for major chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Understanding the biological processes that underlie aging could lead to new ways of treating or even preventing...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Cosmological Constant -- The cosmological constant (usually denoted by the Greek capital letter lambda: Λ) is a value occurring in Einstein's theory of general relativity. The units of Λ are 1/second2; its value is unknown but believed to be positive based on recent observations. The constant is proportional to the energy density of the vacuum ρ, where π is Pi, G is the gravitational constant and c is the speed of light in vacuum. The term can be postive, negative, or...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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