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2014-03-04 16:24:24

Over the past year, the well-known science and Harvard philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein, has put his substantial support behind Harvard's famous and oldest theatrical troupe, the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past year, the well-known science and Harvard philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein, has put his substantial support behind Harvard's famous and oldest theatrical troupe, the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770. Up to now, The Jeffrey...

2014-02-21 20:20:38

Encouraging scientific findings are emerging daily on the positive effects of music therapy on premature babies levels of stress, vital signs, feeding, and sleep. NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study by The Institute for Music and Brain Science at Harvard University on the benefits of music on premature babies has received substantial backing from science activist, Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation, The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation. The study was conducted with...

2014-02-19 08:28:10

Designed for entertainment but may also help allay fear of the dark BOSTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nighttime fears are extremely common in children and yet most parents are unaware. Fear of the dark is among the most frequent of those fears listed by kids. Dr. Roger S. Smith, a board certified physician and sleep doctor, announced today the release of a beautifully illustrated story that may help in a playful and adventurous way. (Photo:...

2014-02-19 08:24:47

The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation and WildAid Inc. applaud China's largest embargo of Ivory. NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Epstein, one of the largest funders of scientists around the world and the founder of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University, has put his support behind WildAid Inc. and China's first real crackdown on ivory poaching. Just last year, the Chinese government destroyed approximately 6 tons of confiscated ivory in the city of...

2014-02-14 23:04:43

New guidelines for prescribing the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins no longer focus blood cholesterol value. Instead, the decision should focus on an individual's overall risk of heart disease. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 For years, doctors prescribed the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins based largely on cholesterol test results. But new guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology propose a major change to that...

2014-02-11 23:22:56

The marketing of therapy for low testosterone highlights the short-term benefits but serious concerns remain about possible long-term risks. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Millions of American men use a prescription testosterone gel, patch, or injection to boost levels of the manly hormone. The ongoing marketing blitz promises that treating "low T" this way can make men feel more alert, energetic, mentally sharp, and sexually functional. However, legitimate safety concerns...

2014-02-11 08:36:47

HGST End-User Harvard Clean Energy Project to Present "Big Data Maps to Renewable Energy" SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Reilly Strata Conference (Booth #1100) -- Enterprise storage leader HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced that at the O'Reilly Strata Conference (@strataconf) the company will demonstrate how its high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) and enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDDs) are helping data centers manage...

2014-02-07 23:03:26

Sometimes one can find better prices on prescription drugs by simply doing a little digging. Comparison shopping, Internet price finders, and manufacturer assistance programs can help. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 When it comes to saving money on prescription medications, the local pharmacy may not have the best deal, reports the February 2014 Harvard Health Letter. "A little digging is all it takes to find out," says Laura Carr, a pharmacist at Harvard-affiliated...

2014-02-04 23:22:47

Cocoa is rich in flavonoids, which have beneficial effects on blood pressure, cholesterol, blood flow, and other heart risks. Still, it's important to eat chocolate in moderation. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Whether it comes inside a big red heart or wrapped in gold foil, chocolate is synonymous with Valentine's Day. The February 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch investigates whether the health claims often made for this indulgent treat are as sweet as they sound....

New Microscopy Method Could Spot Dozens Of Distinct Types Of Biomolecules Simultaneously
2014-02-03 09:49:50

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard A new microscopy method could enable scientists to generate snapshots of dozens of different biomolecules at once in a single human cell, a team from the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University reported Sunday in Nature Methods. Such images could shed light on complex cellular pathways and potentially lead to new ways to diagnose disease, track its prognosis, or monitor the effectiveness of...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.