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2014-07-10 23:01:38

A chimpanzee’s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 A chimpanzee’s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study. The study found that some, but not all, cognitive, or...

2014-06-30 23:09:51

Georgia State University alumnus Kenneth D. Lewis (B.A.,’69), a longtime donor to his alma mater, has made his biggest gift yet, a $5 million pledge to the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Georgia State University alumnus Kenneth D. Lewis (B.A.,’69), a longtime donor to his alma mater, has made his biggest gift yet, a $5 million pledge to the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions. The nursing school was named for...

2014-06-16 23:02:19

Land use policies and preferential tax treatment for housing – in the form of federal income tax deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes – have increased carbon emissions in the United States by about 2.7 percent, almost 6 percent annually in new home construction, according to a new Georgia State University study. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Land use policies and preferential tax treatment for housing – in the form of federal income tax deductions for...

2014-05-22 08:26:25

Broadway's Original Camp Moves Into the Rialto Theater on June 9-13 for One Session Only NEW YORK, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Camp Broadway®, Broadway's Original Summer Camp, returns to Atlanta, Georgia, for the 15(th) anniversary season of its musical theater camp on Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 13, for one session only. Presented in association with Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta, Camp Broadway's signature 5-day musical theater camp for kids ages 10-17 will be held...

2014-05-13 23:03:50

Men who have been incarcerated and released are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those who have not been imprisoned, according to a new study published by Georgia State University criminologist William Alex Pridemore. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Men who have been incarcerated and released are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those who have not been imprisoned, according to a new study published by Georgia State University criminologist William Alex...

2014-05-09 23:06:31

Too many vaccines as a child lead to years of needle fear, decrease HPV uptake as a teen. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 A recent study at Georgia State University presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting showed what many already suspected: kids are afraid of shots. What the study, by pain researcher Dr. Amy Baxter, demonstrated was that the number of vaccines on the same day between ages 4 and 6 years correlated in a dose-dependent manner to needle fear five years later....

2014-05-05 23:03:16

Georgia State University will hold its 99th commencement exercises at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at the Georgia Dome, to celebrate the achievements of more than 5,000 bachelor’s, master’s and specialist graduates completing their degrees this spring and summer. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Georgia State University will hold its 99th commencement exercises at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at the Georgia Dome, to celebrate the achievements of more than 5,000 bachelor’s, master’s...

2014-05-05 10:12:05

Inhibiting enzymes that cause changes in gene expression could decrease chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer patients, researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Georgia say. Dr. Susanna Greer, associate professor of biology, and research partners at the University of Georgia have identified two enzymes that suppress proteins that are important for regulating cell survival and chemoresistance in ovarian cancer. Their findings are published in the journal, PLOS ONE....

2014-04-23 23:00:29

The Georgia State University School of Public Health has announced its first endowed scholarship, the J. Rhodes Haverty Scholarship in Public Health, endowed by the Georgia Health Foundation and the Haverty family to continue Haverty’s legacy of public service and commitment to better health care. (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 The Georgia State University School of Public Health has announced its first endowed scholarship, the J. Rhodes Haverty Scholarship in Public Health, endowed by the...

Antiviral Drug To Fight Measles
2014-04-17 05:08:33

Georgia State University A novel antiviral drug may protect people infected with the measles from getting sick and prevent them from spreading the virus to others, an international team of researchers says. Scientists from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, the Emory Institute for Drug Development and the Paul-Ehrlich Institute in Germany developed the drug and tested it in animals infected with a virus closely related to one that causes the measles. As...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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