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2014-05-05 12:28:37

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pediatric neurologist whose breakthrough research identified genetic mutations that cause Rett syndrome and many other neurological disorders will receive the 2014 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology today. Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D., director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Institute at Texas Children's Hospital, an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and a professor in the...

2014-04-10 12:27:39

Launches Research Campaign To End Premature Birth HYDE PARK, N.Y., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes unveiled a new exhibit commissioned to tell the story of its history and that of its founder - FDR - today at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, N.Y. Created to celebrate the March of Dimes 75(th) Anniversary in 2013, the exhibit includes an interactive touch screen that highlights FDR's personal struggles with polio,...

Szilard working with Albert Einstein
2014-02-20 09:35:54

By Dolores Davies, UC San Diego Papers include correspondence with Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, and Edward Teller The papers of physicist and inventor Leo Szilard chronicling the birth of the nuclear age and the work of the Manhattan Project ­ will soon be digitized by the UC San Diego Library. Szilard played an essential role in the development of the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project, yet he was also a passionate advocate for global arms control and argued for using...

India Looks For WHO To Recognize Asian Country As Being Polio-Free
2014-01-13 09:51:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online India, which had once been the polio capital of the world, has now been free of the debilitating disease for three years. The Asian country will now look forward to being officially declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March. The WHO will still investigate India’s claims, making a sweep for any sign of possible undetected cases before making an official declaration. In 2012, the Centers for Disease...

2014-01-10 12:25:42

Humanitarian organization says disabling virus now must be stopped in neighboring Pakistan; as well as Afghanistan and Nigeria EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary members worldwide are celebrating a major milestone in the global effort to eradicate polio: India, until recently an epicenter of the wild poliovirus, will mark the third anniversary of its last recorded case of the paralyzing infectious disease on 13 Jan. On the same day in 2011, a...

Syria Takes Action As Polio Is Confirmed In 10 Children In The Region
2013-10-31 06:39:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly two weeks after 22 cases of children suffering acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) were diagnosed in the Syrian Arab Republic, an investigative analysis has revealed that 10 have subsequently been confirmed with wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1). Oliver Rosenbauer, a spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO), said last week that the majority of suspected polio cases were from the Deir al-Zor province and most of those...

Salk Researchers Study Neuroscience Behind Finding Lost Items
2013-03-21 18:20:17

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As if it wasn´t enough that Jonas Salk was responsible for the eradication of polio, now the institute named for him is tackling an even more universally deleterious condition: understanding the neural processes behind helping you to locate lost items. Though the results of the study have been adapted to the common human experience of finding one´s misplaced keys or automobile or cell phone, the research involved...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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