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2010-09-01 08:30:00

CHELSEA, Mass., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida State University students, faculty and fans will soon taste a change in the hot dogs and sausages available to them at Doak Campbell Stadium, Dick Howser Stadium and the Seminole Soccer Complex. Just in time for football season and the 2010-2011 school year, Florida State University (http://www.fsu.edu/) and Kayem Foods, Inc. (http://www.kayem.com) announced today a new multi-year sponsorship and licensing agreement to manufacture and...

2010-07-14 13:50:58

Journal PLoS Biology reports novel findings by Florida State and London researchers A landmark study by Florida State University biologists, in collaboration with scientists in Britain, is the first to identify a life-or-death "cell competition" process in mammalian tissue that suppresses cancer by causing cancerous cells to kill themselves. Central to their discovery was the researchers' identification of "Mahjong" "“"“ a gene that can determine the winners of the competition...

2010-07-06 14:10:20

As recession-weary consumers learn to make do with less in this, the real world, there is one area where they're still willing to spend freely: in online, "virtual" ones. A Florida State University researcher is studying the growing market for virtual products, particularly in Internet virtual worlds, and has identified several factors that appear to increase the likelihood that people will make these types of purchases. Rob Hooker completed his doctorate in business administration from...

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2010-06-16 07:35:00

NSF to build one of world's most powerful mass spectrometers to study biology, fuels Florida State University is planning to build one of the world's most powerful mass spectrometers. The ultrahigh-field mass spectrometer, newly funded by the National Science Foundation, will allow researchers to study in ever greater detail proteins and other molecules--the nuts and bolts of biology, the environment and renewable energy--and push the boundaries of such analyses. NSF's Division of Chemistry...

2010-06-15 16:27:29

A Florida State University researcher has identified the important role that a key protein plays in cell division, and that discovery could lead to a greater understanding of stem cells. Timothy L. Megraw, an associate professor in the College of Medicine, has outlined his findings in the cover story of the June 15 issue of Developmental Cell. The article, "CDK5RAP2 Regulates Centriole Engagement and Cohesion in Mice," was co-authored by researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern...

2010-06-07 13:03:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With the introduction of a new student life programming and all inclusive pricing option, a little green goes a long way at Studio Green www.campushousing.com/fsu, a premier, private student housing village serving Florida State University. Residence hall rates for the fall 2010 semester start at just $650 per month with seven meals per week in furnished, standard double accommodations. "Our goal at Studio Green is to provide our residents with a...

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2010-06-02 07:26:27

Florida State University scientists who have developed a unique computer model with a knack for predicting hurricanes with unprecedented accuracy are forecasting an unusually active season this year. Associate Scholar Scientist Tim LaRow and his colleagues at FSU's Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) say there will be an average of 17 named storms with 10 of those storms developing into hurricanes in the Atlantic this season, which began June 1 and runs through Nov. 30....

2010-06-01 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- OptionIt, Inc., a leader in the next generation of ticket buying for sports and entertainment events, has reached an agreement with the University of Miami to be the team's official "ticket option" provider. The alliance marks the first time an NCAA member school has empowered its fans to reserve face-value tickets to both regular season and potential post-season games without any obligation to purchase. "This partnership represents our continued...

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2010-05-28 13:26:04

Researchers said on Thursday that the United States might actually be an incubating ground for some flu strains, helping them migrate to warmer climates. Researchers assumed for many years that flu strains were mostly the product of China and Southeast Asia. However, a team at the University of Michigan, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Florida State University found that not all strains of flu circulating in North America die off at the end of the influenza season. They reported...

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2010-04-23 06:05:00

While genes can and do play an important role in a child's ability to learn, a new study emphasizes that good teachers can help struggling pupils and poor quality ones can hurt a genetically gifted one--and instructors can even affect the academic performance of twins, according to a new study. Researchers at Florida State University (FSU), led by associate professor of psychology Jeanette Taylor, studied more than 1,500 total first grade and second grade classrooms. Of those, 550 had at...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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