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Measuring Life's Tugs And Nudges
2013-12-09 19:12:18

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Tiny oil droplets help measure mechanical forces produced by living cells that shape tissues and organs; new method could improve diagnosis of cancer, hypertension, and many other diseases As embryonic tissue develops, cells push and pull on each other, and they must do so correctly for the tissue to develop properly. Now scientists at Harvard University have devised the first method to measure these forces in...

2013-12-05 23:22:48

Depression is common in people with heart disease. It puts them at higher risk of death-yet it's often unrecognized. People with heart disease should be aware of depression warning signs. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Heart disease triples a person's risk of depression. At the same time, people who have from depression are at greatly increased risk of heart disease. Untreated depression makes it more likely that a person will die of heart disease, yet it's often...

iPads Boost Learning In The Classroom
2013-12-05 04:36:27

[ Watch the Video: iPads Can Be A Useful Classroom Tool ] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There’s not exactly an app for it, but according to researchers, the iPad can actually help some students learn science. The tablet computer apparently helps students better grasp some nuances of science better than traditional classroom instruction. This is according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. One example of how the...

2013-12-02 12:27:43

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvard Maintenance (www.harvardmaint.com) announces the 20(th) Congress of World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) (www.wfbsc2014.com), a bi-annual conference for the building service industry, will be hosted in New York in Spring 2014. The 2014 WFBSC event will feature the best revenue boosting strategies, hiring and retention strategies, as well as valuable insights to grow your profits from industry leading suppliers like...

2013-11-29 23:03:52

Tampa-based agency expands portfolio with education industry clients. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Sparxoo announced today the addition of two new clients to the agency’s portfolio – Florida Polytechnic University and the Harvard Business Law Review. Sparxoo, a Tampa-based agency, will lead website design and development projects for both Florida Polytechnic University and the Harvard Business Law Review. "Our vision for Florida Polytechnic is to develop a reputation as...

2013-11-27 00:20:31

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) GRIDIRON LANDMARK Profile America -- Wednesday, November 27(th). The first stadium built purposely for football hosted its initial game this month 110 years ago -- Harvard Stadium in the Alston neighborhood of Boston. In that first game, Dartmouth defeated Harvard 11 to nothing. At the...

2013-11-20 08:25:30

HOLLISTON, Mass., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season as usual, mailboxes will be filled to bursting with catalogs offering every imaginable item. However, there's one series of catalogs that relatively few people will ever see--except for those within the life science community. Indeed, life scientists in the U.S. and around the world depend heavily on these particular publications, which are issued by Holliston, MA-based Harvard Bioscience. People don't have to be...

2013-11-19 12:21:51

Taylor to Discuss Car Rental Acquisition and Strategy ST. LOUIS, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Holdings Executive Chairman Andrew C. Taylor will share insights into one of the car rental industry's largest acquisitions during the first-ever Harvard Business Review "How I Did It LIVE" event. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130730/MM55552LOGO-a) The event will be hosted at 9 a.m. ET Thursday, Nov. 21, when Taylor is interviewed by Editor in Chief Adi Ignatius...

2013-11-14 23:25:12

Men with mild-to-moderate symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia can try a conservative approach called watchful waiting. Behavior changes can help control symptoms. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Many men over 50 take a daily medication to control bothersome urinary symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Yet there's an alternative called watchful waiting for men with mild to moderate BPH symptoms, reports the November 2013 Harvard Men's Health Watch. It basically...

2013-11-12 23:21:22

Most users of opioids for pain don't have a problem with them. People at risk of becoming addicted to opioids are those who are likely to become addicted to another substance. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Sometimes the best way to ease pain is with the type of prescription painkiller known as an opioid. Despite their "addictive" reputation in the media, the majority of people use opioids safely and without addition, reports the November 2013 Harvard Health Letter....