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2014-01-07 23:00:10

Dr. Jason H. Collins investigates umbilical cord accidents’ role in stillborn deliveries. New Roads, La. (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 After 30 years of obstetrical experience, Dr. Jason H. Collins realized that a study of umbilical cord accidents (UCA) was needed. According to studies by the National Institutes of Health, UCAs constitutes 10-15% of stillbirths. Most unborn babies lost to UCA were normal, making their deaths needless and possibly preventable, as unexpected as they were. With...

Fiddler Crab Claws: Good For Bling But Bad For Bang
2013-07-17 07:24:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from Gonzaga University and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute reveals male fiddler crabs walk an evolutionary fine line between bling and bang. The study, published in Evolutionary Biology, finds that long light claws are better for attracting females (bling), but not for fighting (bang). Fiddler crabs are sexually dimorphic, with the males having one large and one small front claw while the females have two...

How Crabs Avoid Getting Eaten
2011-11-26 05:08:41

Despite their simple compound eyes crabs have evolved a smart way to tell the difference between friend and foe, new scientific research has revealed. Scientists from The Vision Centre have found that fiddler crabs quickly learn to recognize if an approaching creature is a threat, a mate or a harmless passer-by - according to its direction of approach. “Fiddler crabs have extremely poor sight, with no depth perception and no ability to see in detail,” says Ms Chloe...

2011-05-17 13:18:00

CINCINNATI, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCA Holdings, Inc., the parent company of the TECT family of businesses, announced that Chairman and CEO Kenneth Glass received the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering & Applied Science Lifetime Achievement Award. The All-College Awards Banquet held on Friday, May 13, at the Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, recognized alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their alma mater and the organizations they have served...

2011-04-26 14:33:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCA Holdings, Inc., the parent company of the TECT family of businesses, has named Roderic Hoover and David Nolletti to its board of directors. "The appointments of Roderic Hoover and David Nolletti to the UCA Holdings board of directors further demonstrates our commitment to management and governance excellence though industry expertise," said UCA Holdings Chairman and CEO Ken Glass. "Moreover, though privately held, we have adopted...

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2011-04-18 11:49:56

Fiddler crabs would all end up as dinner for seagulls were it not for their sophisticated threat detection system, vision scientists have found. Researchers in The Vision Centre have announced an important advance in understanding how simple animals distinguish between threats and non-threats by looking for a combination of visual cues. "These crabs can't distinguish shapes and must constantly compete with birds that are bigger and have sharper sight," says Dr Jan Hemmi from the ARC Centre of...

2011-02-22 14:50:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Urgent Cares of America Holdings, LLC (UCA) today announced the acquisition of Tri-City Express Care, PLLC (d.b.a. Urgent Care Express) (UCE) based in Gilbert, Arizona with five urgent care locations in the Phoenix area. The acquisition represents the first step in UCA's strategy to build a national group of urgent care clinics that are driven by clinical and operational best practices. "We are very excited to team up with UCE to deliver urgent...

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2010-08-30 20:03:21

Decline may affect at-risk shorebirdsA distinct decline in horseshoe crab numbers has occurred that parallels climate change associated with the end of the last Ice Age, according to a study that used genomics to assess historical trends in population sizes.  The new research also indicates that horseshoe crabs numbers may continue to decline in the future because of predicted climate change, said Tim King, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey and a lead author on the new study...

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2010-03-03 13:25:22

Researchers from the University of Cádiz (UCA) have studied the connection between professional preferences and personality, based on interviews and questionnaires carried out on 735 secondary school students from the province of Cadiz. The results indicate that personality does not have an influence when choosing a professional career. "The data shows us that there is no strong relationship between the choice of university degree (vocation) and personality traits. As a result the use of...


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