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2011-07-07 13:00:00

MILFORD, Mass., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today welcomed the metabolomics program at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) into its Centers of Innovation Program and recognized Albert J. Fornace Jr., MD, and Amrita Cheema, PhD, the directors of this pioneering program at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of GUMC, in Washington, DC. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110707/NE31586LOGO ) In a ceremony at Georgetown...

2011-06-03 11:34:00

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Living with type I diabetes can be challenging for young children and teenagers who have to constantly monitor their blood glucose levels and take insulin several times a day. So spending time with other kids just like them is a fun opportunity and the purpose behind the Around the World Gala, on Saturday, June 4th at 5:30 p.m. at Georgetown University Conference Center. At the gala, children with diabetes will join Ken Beatrice, a...

2011-05-23 13:10:57

'One Mind for Research' forum unites researchers and advocates to promote a national commitment to neuroscience research Georgetown University Medical Center's Howard J. Federoff, MD, PhD, joins preeminent scientists from academia, government, and industry along with advocates, at the "One Mind for Research Forum," a three-day conference designed to dramatically advance the understanding and treatment of brain disorders. By uniting a broad coalition, conference organizers will endorse a bold...

2011-05-23 12:25:00

CHICAGO, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many developing countries are rapidly adopting cellphone technology as a means for delivering financial services to their citizens without a heavy investment in infrastructure. Now, a team of researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Georgetown University says important economic considerations loom on the horizon for policymakers, mobile banking companies and central banks. (Logo:...

2011-05-20 09:02:00

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2011 commencement speaker for Georgetown University's School of Medicine will be alumnus, Barbara Alving, M.D., MACP, director of the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). John Prescott, M.D., Chief Academic Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges will receive the School of Medicine's Doctor of Humane Letter, Honoris Causa, at the 159th graduation exercises on Sunday, May 22,...

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2011-05-04 14:50:43

Britain's Prince Charles warned Wednesday that unsustainable farming methods are overtaxing nature and pushing the global food system into crisis. "In some cases, we are pushing Nature's life-support systems so far they are struggling to cope with what we ask of them," the heir to the British throne, who is a long-time advocate for sustainable food production, told about 700 people packed into a meeting hall at Georgetown University in a conference debating the future of food. "Soils are...

2011-04-27 10:10:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate like a royal! As Great Britain prepares to welcome a new member to its royal family, the Capital Breast Care Center's (CBCC) Young Professionals Advisory Council, will host "Prelude to a Royal Wedding" in celebration of the long-awaited union of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The CBCC is a community initiative of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Don your most chic dress (or suit) and your trendiest hat and...

2011-04-18 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents offered genetic testing to predict their risks of common, adult-onset health conditions say they would also test their children. That is the finding of a new national study published in the May issue of Pediatrics (published online April 18). The study authors note these and other findings should put pediatricians on alert that parents may chose predictive genetic tests for themselves and for their children, and seek guidance...

2011-03-03 00:00:27

Research finds more than two"thirds of households in the country use the technology Cambridge, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 As the developed world begins its recovery from the global economic meltdown, the financial architecture in parts of the developing world is being rapidly transformed by a mobile payment system that enables people to deposit, send, and withdraw money with a push of a few buttons. Established in 2007, the sms-based service, known as M-PESA, has enabled...


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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