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2014-04-04 11:00:50

For Simon Gilroy, sometimes seeing is believing. In this case, it was seeing the wave of calcium sweep root-to-shoot in the plants the University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of botany is studying that made him a believer. Gilroy and colleagues, in a March 24, 2014 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed what long had been suspected but long had eluded scientists: that calcium is involved in rapid plant cell communication. It's a finding that has...

2012-12-06 08:24:46

GILROY, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Losing one of your portable but expensive valuables, such as your iPhone, can be a minor tragedy. There's the expense of replacing it, the worry that sensitive information might fall into the wrong hands, and the general anxiety that comes from losing anything of value. Quik Reward (www.quikreward.com), a newly launched, web-based service for lost item recovery, promises a bulletproof solution to this age-old problem. The real innovation in the...

2012-10-09 11:29:10

Non-Profit Teaches Low-Income Families Who Have Been Priced Out of a Healthy Diet Learn to Grow Organic Vegetables at Home SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Valley Verde, a non-profit organization that helps people plant, eat and share healthy vegetables, today announced that it has begun planting winter vegetable gardens for low-income families in Gilroy, California. The non-profit just kicked-off its one-year program in the city of Gilroy to provide these...

2010-06-28 15:42:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- California's Great America prides itself on providing world-class thrills, fun and family entertainment for guests of all ages. Great America is also proud of the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military and is pleased to announce plans for its new Tribute to the Armed Forces 2010 program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071025/AQTH164LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071025/AQTH164LOGO) California's Great...

2009-11-06 16:02:00

GILROY, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new energy-efficient Christopher High School, on October 30th, was a cause for celebration in Gilroy. Known as the ''Garlic Capital of the World," the City of Gilroy is rapidly transforming from its agrarian roots towards a technological future. The result is a new school that is as closely aligned to near-by Silicon Valley as to the town's rural past. "We're delighted with our new school," said Superintendent Dr....

2009-10-30 13:32:00

GILROY, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, a non-profit organization and California's only horticultural theme park, officially opens its Middle Earth Event on Saturday, October 31, 2009. Starting on Halloween, their fall children's Treasure Hunt is themed for Middle Earth. Here, kids will enter a world where Hobbits, Wizards, and heroes dwell. Children 12 and under can help their fellow Hobbits find lost treasures and artifacts in Middle Earth guided...

2009-07-21 16:52:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- California's Great America is now offering an amazing deal. Buy four or more tickets online and pay only $24.99 each! The 100-acre combination theme and water park is the perfect summer getaway for Bay Area families on a tight budget. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071025/AQTH164LOGO) California's Great America is Northern California's best choice for family fun and adventure and offers guests a wide-variety of exciting...

2009-04-10 20:39:39

Boston University senior defenseman Matt Gilroy was named Friday as the winner of the Hobey Baker Award -- college hockey's most prestigious honor. The award is named for a Princeton hockey player who died in World War I. Gilroy becomes the 29th winner. Gilroy scored eight goals and recorded 36 points in 43 games for the Terriers this season. He is the second player from Boston University to win the award, joining current New York Rangers captain Chris Drury. This year's honoree is the first...

2008-12-15 10:08:00

New Company Founded on Mayo Clinic Discoveries is Developing Therapies for Wounds, Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Hair Growth Using Nano-Materials with Angiogenic Properties GILROY, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- OmegaGenesis today unveiled the company's novel technology platform which employs nano-materials made of rare earth elements with angiogenic properties. Nanorod therapies for wound healing, diabetic foot ulcers and hair growth are being developed by the company, with plans to expand into...

2008-08-23 00:00:19

Plymouth Sutton MP Linda Gilroy is appealing to city businesses to help raise cash for Ford Park Cemetery's Rejuven8 appeal. Altogether pounds22,000 is required by the end of September to avoid losing pounds463,000 of Heritage Lottery Fund money. Mrs Gilroy said: "It would be really great to see a bit of support generated from private companies for this last drive. "Any business in this city should recognise that this is a steep challenge - but one that will benefit the whole city - and...