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2014-06-03 12:26:33

Five-year Lease Deal Clears Way for Turbine Testing off Florida's Southeast Coast BOCA RATON, Fla., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Florida Atlantic University's Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) will soon install the world's first offshore test berth for small-scale ocean current turbines thanks to a recently signed five-year lease agreement between FAU and the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management...

2014-04-10 23:03:15

The findings from The Scripps Research Institute may lead to new insights into immune deficiency, stroke and diabetes. La Jolla, California (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has identified a long-sought protein that facilitates one of the most basic functions of cells: regulating their volume to keep from swelling excessively. The identification of the protein, dubbed SWELL1, solves a decades-long mystery of cell biology and points to...

2014-04-09 23:30:56

World-Class Facility Expertise Includes Surgical, Weight-Loss, Anti-Aging and LIV MedSpa Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 In the planning and development stages for several years, The LIV Institute is opening inaugural locations in Boca Raton and Miami, Florida. The brainchild of noted Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ress, the Institute promises to offer breakthrough technologies combined with the most acclaimed and experienced surgeons to produce a truly unique experience. Men and...

2014-03-13 23:02:33

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important mechanism underlying sensory feedback that guides balance and limb movements. La Jolla, California (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important mechanism underlying sensory feedback that guides balance and limb movements. The finding, which the TSRI team uncovered in fruit flies, centers on a gene and a type of nerve cell required for detection of...

2013-12-22 23:01:04

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have demonstrated a drug-discovery strategy with a double payoff—it enables the rapid selection of chemical compounds that have a desired effect on cells and also highlights how the compounds work. La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2013 Scripps Research Institute Scientists Use Method to Identify Compound with Promise for Obesity-Linked Diabetes LA JOLLA, CA—December 22, 2013—Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have...

2013-10-31 23:35:02

Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp http://www.dmcconline.org, a nonprofit credit counseling organization (DMCC), announces annual scholarship award to Florida Atlantic University Honors College student. DMCC has provided a scholarship award to a deserving college student for 13 consecutive years. Lighthouse Point, FL (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. http://www.dmcconline.org, a nonprofit credit counseling organization (DMCC), announced today that John...

2013-07-15 13:33:43

An international group of scientists has shown that a drug candidate designed by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) significantly increases exercise endurance in animal models. These findings could lead to new approaches to helping people with conditions that acutely limit exercise tolerance, such as obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure, as well as the decline of muscle capacity associated with aging....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.