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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...

2010-04-19 13:37:48

Imagine the marriage of hard metals or semiconductors to soft organic or biological products. Picture the strange, wonderful offspring "“"“ hybrid materials never conceived by Mother Nature. The applications in medicine and manufacturing are staggering, says biologist Steven Lenhert, the newest faculty face of nanoscience at The Florida State University. How about a mobile phone fitted with a "lab on a chip" that can diagnose illness? That and much more are real possibilities,...

2010-04-13 10:53:00

LAKE MARY, Fla., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Roundtable Concepts has launched RTC View, the Officially Licensed Collegiate LCD & LED HDTVs now available @ www.rtcview.com. For a limited time only, BUY ONE 55" LCD or ONE 46" LED HDTV AND GET A SECOND FREE! Currently available: the Florida State Seminoles, Florida Gators, Miami Hurricanes and University of Central Florida Knights. Your favorite team's logo is embellished on the bottom two corners of the frame and is offered in 22", 32",...

2010-03-25 15:28:46

A protein discovered in fruit fly eyes has brought a Johns Hopkins team closer to understanding how the human heart and other organs automatically "right size" themselves, a piece of information that may hold clues to controlling cancer. The protein, named Kibra, is linked to a relay of chemical signals responsible for shaping and sizing tissue growth by coordinating control of cell proliferation and death, according to research published Feb. 16 in Developmental Cell by teams at Johns...

2010-02-19 11:00:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Atlantic University's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the Division of Research will present the 2010 Nobel Laureate Lecture on Friday, February 26 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Libby and Harry Dodson Auditorium in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Professor Sir Harold "Harry" Kroto, Ph.D. is the 1996 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and the Francis Eppes Professor, department of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida...


Word of the Day
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.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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