Latest Kevin Johnson Stories

2011-04-06 13:51:03

A new study louses up a popular theory of animal evolution and opens up the possibility that dinosaurs were early "“ perhaps even the first "“ animal hosts of lice. The study, in Biology Letters, uses fossils and molecular data to track the evolution of lice and their hosts. It offers strong evidence, the researchers said, that the ancestors of lice that today feed on birds and mammals began to diversify before a mass extinction event killed off the dinosaurs about 65 million...

2010-10-23 05:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Mayor Kevin Johnson joined Dr. Mehmet Oz at Luther Burbank High School for the launching of HealthCorps®, a proactive health movement founded and chaired by Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the Emmy Award-Winning nationally syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show" and vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090904/SF71353LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-10-07 08:46:08

With bits of DNA extracted from century-old museum specimens, researchers have found a place for the extinct passenger pigeon in the family tree of pigeons and doves, identifying for the first time this unique bird's closest living avian relatives. The new analysis, which appears this month in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, reveals that the passenger pigeon was most closely related to other North and South American pigeons, and not to the mourning dove, as was once suspected....

2009-09-26 10:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Hands On Sacramento and Volunteer Sacramento united local businesses from the Sacramento region's Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) to participate in Hands On Sacramento Day. This year's project called on volunteers to renovate Soil Born Farms, a non-profit center. "We encourage Sacramentans to contribute to their communities by uniting and taking action," said Kathy Chow, Director of Hands On Sacramento. "Hands On Sacramento and...

2009-01-12 11:45:16

Technology makes doctors feel efficient and losing it makes them feel vulnerable, U.S. researchers said. The study, published in Academic Medicine, found doctors who trained in a technology-rich environment saw the transition to less modern facilities as making them less able to provide safe and efficient care. The change from medical student where somebody is always watching to a role where a mistake could actually harm a patient is already hard enough, study lead author Dr. Kevin Johnson...

2008-09-08 18:00:14

By Anonymous Sunnyvale-based network infrastructure service provider Juniper has named Kevin Johnson, an ex-Microsoft executive, its new CEO. Johnson replaces Scott Kriens, who will remain with the company as chairman. Johnson was part of Microsoft's failed efforts to take over Yahoo. Originally published by Staff writer. (c) 2008 Oakland Tribune. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-25 12:00:17

By Steve Lohr Kevin Johnson, the executive in charge of Microsoft's struggling online business, is leaving to become chief executive of Juniper Networks. Johnson, 47, is leaving as his boss, Steven Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, is shaking up the senior management ranks in an effort to improve the fortunes of the company's Internet search and advertising business. Microsoft is a distant third behind Google, the leader, and Yahoo in this field. The departure, announced Wednesday,...

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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'