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Educational Achievement Possibly Affected by Genes
2012-07-03 06:04:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The debate regarding nurture versus nature is contentious. New research delves into discussion with a study on the impact of genes on school achievement. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), researchers have determined that genetic markets could impact whether a person graduates high school and continues onto higher education. The study, published in the July issue of the APA´s Development Psychology,...

2012-06-26 02:25:13

NEW YORK, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Capital IQ today announced the availability of an improved credit risk model for providing relative credit assessments for rated and unrated public companies. The model now takes into consideration the timeliest available fundamental information such as press release financials and incorporates enhanced rollback methodology. This enhancement achieves improved real time ranking accuracy and greatly improved performance even when fundamental data...

2012-06-21 23:00:34

Department of the Interior Awards $53M Contract to The IQ Business Group, Inc. for the Provision of an Enterprise Cloud-based Records/Content Management and Electronic Archiving Solution Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) today awarded a $53 million contract to provide a Department-wide records management and electronic archiving solution–the Enterprise eArchive System (EES)–to The IQ Business Group, Inc....

2012-06-14 06:28:15

HOUSTON, Minn., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 175 seniors have graduated from three Minnesota K-12 online public schools over the last two weeks. To celebrate the students, the schools - Minnesota Virtual Academy, Insight School of Minnesota and iQ Academy Minnesota - distributed diplomas not through a virtual chat room, but at traditional, in-person graduation ceremonies. Many of the graduates have been accepted by colleges and universities from across the country. (Logo:...

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2012-06-13 09:57:35

As we grow up, traits such as height, weight and IQ are strongly influenced by the environment we live in, according to a new study that pits nature (genes) against nurture (environment). But the researchers, from King´s College London, said the strength of environmental factors, compared with influence of DNA, differs greatly across the country. To determine whether nature or nurture played a bigger role, Dr. Oliver Davis and colleagues studied 45 childhood characteristics in...

2012-06-12 10:32:47

The extent to which our development is affected by nature or nurture — our genetic make-up or our environment — may differ depending on where we live, according to research funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. In a study published today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers from the Twins Early Development Study at King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry studied data from over 6,700 families relating to 45 childhood characteristics,...

2012-06-11 02:22:38

NEW YORK, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Capital IQ, a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics, today announced the integration of Standard & Poor's Credit Ratings within Xpressfeed, the firm's enterprise data feed management solution. Xpressfeed provides users access to qualitative and quantitative content from S&P Capital IQ, including public and private company information, S&P Indices, third-party content and now Standard & Poor's Credit...

2012-06-04 06:25:07

NEW YORK, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW: $55) has been picked by S&P Capital IQ as its Focus Stock of the Week. TROW carries S&P Capital IQ's highest investment recommendation of 5-STARS, or Strong Buy. "The company has a solid reputation, along with a household-familiar brand name, low investment professional turnover, relatively stable and consistent management fees, and attractively priced products," said Sonia Parechanian, equity analyst...

2012-05-23 18:54:40

Brains that maintain healthy nerve connections as we age help keep us sharp in later life, new research funded by the charity Age UK has found. Older people with robust brain 'wiring' — that is, the nerve fibers that connect different, distant brain areas — can process information quickly and that this makes them generally smarter, the study suggests. According to the findings, joining distant parts of the brain together with better wiring improves mental performance,...

2012-05-21 14:20:30

NEW YORK, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYS: CVS: $44) has been picked by S&P Capital IQ as its Focus Stock of the Week. CVS carries S&P Capital IQ's highest investment recommendation of 5-STARS, or Strong Buy. "We believe CVS Caremark is well positioned to benefit as an operator of both one of the largest retail drugstore chains and one of the largest pharmacy benefit management (PBM) business in the U.S.," said Joseph Agnese, equity analyst at S&P...