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2010-08-26 10:38:28

Scientists at Georgetown University, the National Aquarium and the University of Queensland are the first to extract DNA from dolphin blow (breath exhalations). The researchers found that blow-sampling, which involves collecting exhalations from the blowholes of whales, dolphins and porpoises, could be developed as a less invasive method for DNA collection. Their findings are explained in the Aug. 25 edition of the online journal PLoS ONE in an article titled "Thar She Blows! A Novel Method...

2010-07-14 10:45:00

Center to be named Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical & Translational Science WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In support of a critical partnership between Georgetown University Medical Center and Howard University, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $38 million Clinical and Translational Sciences Award to aid the universities' effort to transform health care and preventive practices in communities through medical discoveries made in...

2010-06-24 07:20:00

HILLSIDE, N.J., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Students on two separate continents, almost 7,000 miles apart, now study together live via high-definition (HD), immersive Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) telepresence suites managed by Glowpoint (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOW), a carrier-grade provider of managed services for telepresence and video conferencing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100420/GLOWPOINTLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100420/GLOWPOINTLOGO)...

2010-06-22 11:46:00

Panel discussion with Georgetown experts to address biotechnology, science, policy and ethical issues WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration outlined a "path" to accelerate and help ensure the safety of personalized medicine -- treatments tailored to match a person's genetic make-up. Significant progress in this rapidly developing field will hinge on biotechnology and will be impacted by the...

2010-05-28 15:58:00

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two iconic Washington institutions, Georgetown University and the National Press Club, today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which Press Club members can enroll and receive a scholarship to take classes at the University's School of Continuing Studies. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) "We are delighted to have this agreement with a prestigious university like Georgetown," said...

2010-05-18 10:51:00

Reed V. Tuckson, MD, executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at UnitedHealth Group, to deliver keynote address WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a time-honored tradition, 195 students from Georgetown University School of Medicine, class of 2010, will officially become medical doctors during the 158th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Reed V. Tuckson, MD, executive vice president and chief of...

2010-04-26 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHO: The forum will feature a series of panels made up of policy makers, activists and academics to discuss different approaches to immigration issues. Remarks will also be delivered by Ricardo Salinas Pliego, chairman of Grupo Salinas. Panelists include: Julissa Reynoso, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central American and Caribbean affairs; His Excellency Arturo Sarukhan, ambassador of Mexico to the United States; and His...

2010-04-22 11:21:00

Forum on Immigration at Georgetown University's Center for Latin American Studies on April 29 Presentation of White Paper "The State of Latinos: Immigration," by the University of Denver's Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship Launch of Multi-Media Public Service Campaign "I too am America" on Broadcast Television, at www.fundacionaztecaamerica.org and With Printed Material WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grupo Salinas, Fundacion Azteca America and Azteca...

2010-03-26 14:33:00

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Salinas and Fundacion Azteca America are pleased to co-sponsor with the Center for Latin American Studies and the Americas Initiative at Georgetown University a special forum entitled: "Law, Justice, and Public Security: Challenges for Mexico and Its Neighbors." The event, organized with support from Georgetown's Government Department, the Georgetown Institute of Global History, the Mortara Center for International Affairs, and the Center for...

2010-02-12 09:03:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts a symposium exploring the future of cancer research on Feb. 17th at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). Sponsored by the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers, the two-part symposium, "Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer: Personalized Medicine & the Cure for Cancer," will offer a focus on personalized medicine by bringing together experts in academia,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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