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2012-01-10 10:08:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jenner & Block today announced that former senior FCC official John Flynn has joined the Firm's Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the Litigation Department and Communications Practice. Mr. Flynn brings more than 15 years of communications and technology experience spanning the private sector, private practice and government. Mr. Flynn comes to Jenner & Block from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where he served as Senior...

2011-02-16 12:54:10

Costs and frequency of defensive medicine in Pennsylvania Nearly 35 percent of all the imaging costs ordered for 2,068 orthopaedic patient encounters in Pennsylvania were ordered for defensive purposes, according to a new study presented today at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). For many years now, some physicians have ordered specific diagnostic procedures that are of little or no benefit to a patient, largely to protect themselves from a...

2011-02-16 12:00:00

Costs and frequency of defensive medicine in Pennsylvania SAN DIEGO, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 35 percent of all the imaging costs ordered for 2,068 orthopaedic patient encounters in Pennsylvania were ordered for defensive purposes, according to a new study presented today at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). For many years now, some physicians have ordered specific diagnostic procedures that are of little or no benefit...

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2009-12-23 07:24:40

A new look at limbs changes understanding of early carnivore locomotion More than a hundred years after its discovery, the limbs and vertebrae of a fossil have been pulled off the shelf at the American Museum of Natural History to revise the view of early carnivore lifestyles. Carnivores"”currently a diverse group of mostly meat-eating mammals like bears, cats, raccoons, seals, and hyenas"”had been considered arboreal in their early evolutionary history. But now that the skeleton...

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2009-05-26 07:11:04

Packs of hunting dogs, troops of baboons, herds of antelope: when people observe social animals, they are often struck by how intelligent they seem, and recent studies suggest that sociality has played a key role in the evolution of larger brain size among several orders of mammals. But new research from two evolutionary biologists, John Finarelli of the University of Michigan and John Flynn of the American Museum of Natural History, calls this hypothesis into question"”at least for the...

2008-07-18 06:00:29

By Tony Biasotti, Ventura County Star, Calif. Jul. 18--The California State Water Board voted this week to extend the loans that will pay for new sewage systems in El Rio and Piru, giving the residents a 25 percent cut in their expected monthly bills. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency still has to approve the plan, because the loans are funded by both the federal and state governments. If the EPA says yes, then the El Rio and Piru sewage projects will be funded with 30-year loans,...

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2008-07-10 08:20:00

Large-brained simians of the New and Old Worlds independently arose from smaller-brained ancestors After taking a fresh look at an old fossil, John Flynn, Frick Curator of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, and colleagues determined that the brains of the ancestors of modern Neotropical primates were as small as those of their early fossil simian counterparts in the Old World. This means one of the hallmarks of primate biology, increased brain size, arose independently in...