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2013-05-20 08:28:30

Focus on consumer engagement and cost containment continues BOSTON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), a full-service health benefits company headquartered near Boston has expanded its integrated data warehouse (IDW), Teradata (NYSE: TDC) announced today. This upgrade supports their analytics access to increasing volumes of detail data to fuel improved consumer engagement, cost containment, and a new level of data transparency with both providers and...

2013-05-15 23:22:21

The Pittcon Program Committee is pleased to announce that Steven Carr, director of proteomics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, will deliver the Wallace H. Coulter Plenary Lecture at PIttcon 2014. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Dr. Carr is internationally recognized as a leader in the development of novel proteomics methods and in their application in biology and medicine. Dr. Carr and his group collaborate with scientists throughout the greater Broad community (Broad...

2013-05-01 08:31:21

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GNS Healthcare, Inc. announced today that Harvard Medical School has licensed its REFS(TM) (Reverse Engineering and Forward Simulation) Big Data analytics platform. Under the five-year license, Harvard researchers will use REFS(TM) to characterize and understand signaling and transcriptional events in biological systems. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121112/NE10632LOGO) "Reverse...

Researchers Use Pitcher Plants To Identify Signs Of Trouble Dead Ahead
2013-04-24 12:13:10

National Science Foundation In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans. --- Kahlil Gibran What do a pond or a lake and a carnivorous pitcher plant have in common? The water-filled pool within a pitcher plant, it turns out, is a tiny ecosystem whose inner workings are similar to those of a full-scale water body. Whether small carnivorous plant or huge lake, both are subject to the same ecological "tipping points," of concern on Earth Day--and every day, say...

2013-04-23 08:26:15

Leading Storage Provider's Reliable, High-Capacity Ultrastar(TM) Hard Drives Aid In Storing/Accessing the Massive Volume of Critical Data for the Development of Low-Cost, Plastic Solar Technology SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) is partnering with the Harvard University Clean Energy Project (CEP) and providing HGST enterprise-class Ultrastar hard drives to house the...

2013-04-18 08:38:27

Intensive, pre-college program that teaches game development, level design, programming, and 3D modeling expands to the University of Washington this summer--in addition to Harvard, Stanford, and other university campuses CAMPBELL, Calif., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Good news for video game lovers: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) educators and parents are beginning to see the educational value in video games. Consequently, teens can now do more than simply play...

2013-04-09 12:31:37

President & CEO of Harvard Services Group Named As Top Woman Entrepreneur NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvard Services Group, Inc. (www.harvardsg.com), a WBENC Certified national building service contractor providing quality janitorial and security services, shares the honor in announcing that Nathalie R. Doobin, President and CEO has been awarded the 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year award by Enterprising Women magazine. (Photo:...

New Adaptive Material Inspired By Tears Designed By Scientists
2013-04-08 14:15:26

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard [ Watch the Video Adaptive Material Demonstration ] Tunable material system designed by Harvard team is easily adaptable for diverse applications in fuel transport, textiles, optical systems, and more Imagine a tent that blocks light on a dry and sunny day, and becomes transparent and water-repellent on a dim, rainy day. Or highly precise, self-adjusting contact lenses that also clean themselves. Or pipelines that can...

2013-04-02 12:32:42

The Muse Museum District Will Be An Upscale Community With 270 Apartments DALLAS, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Behringer Harvard announced today that it has begun construction of a multifamily community on a 2.9-acre site in the Montrose/Museum District submarket of Houston, an infill area just west of the intersection of Richmond Avenue and Montrose Boulevard. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050907/DABEHHARLOGO) "The Muse Museum District is in a location near the...

2013-03-26 23:00:41

Mobile Device Users Look Up to Increased Comfort through Improved Head and Neck Posture with Smart-Mount Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 People who are always looking down at their Kindle®, iPad®, iPhone®, and Galaxy® devices now have a good reason to look up thanks to the launch of a clever gadget called Smart-Mount. The Smart-Mount is an ultra-portable hands-free mount that allows users to quickly and easily set up a secure ergonomic stand for their tablet or...