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2011-12-13 13:03:32

In an African county lacking any specialists in children's cancers, a team approach that "twins" Rwandan physicians with Boston-based pediatric oncologists has shown it can deliver expert, curative care to young patients stricken with lymphoma. The first-of-its-kind strategy is credited for curing at least 5 of 10 children at a rural Rwandan hospital; two others are in remission while receiving chemotherapy, and three children have died. The long-distance team approach was designed by Sara...

2011-11-23 14:00:00

Anthony Scotto, proprietor of the popular Blackstone and Rare650 Steakhouses, is proud to announce the grand opening of another extraordinary restaurant on Long Island â“ Insignia Prime Steak & Sushi located at 610 Nesconset Highway in Smithtown. Insignia is expected to open for business at the end of November. During the first week of business, 50% of every check will be donated to cancer research at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Smithtown, NY (PRWEB) November 23,...

2011-11-14 08:00:00

Boston-based Internet stationery company, LookLoveSend, LLC is partnering with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund this holiday season to offer online access to high-quality printed, personalized holiday photo cards. The collection includes special Dana-Farber Cancer Institute photo cards, the proceeds from which will go directly to the Jimmy Fund. Shoppers may also choose to make a gift directly to the Jimmy Fund at checkout with any other holiday card purchases. Billerica, MA...

2011-11-07 16:30:42

A city that obtains its power from renewable resources, where electric cars move quietly along the streets and which emits almost no carbon dioxide — German federal minister Mrs. Schavan and the president of Fraunhofer, Hans-Jörg Bullinger, shone a spotlight on the scenario of a sustainable city of the future in the vision of “Morgenstadt“. At the UrbanTec Trade Fair in Cologne from October 24 -26, 2011 in Hall 7, Booth A029. Fraunhofer researchers are...

A Living Factory
2011-11-02 09:08:12

The time it takes for new products to come to market is getting ever shorter. As a consequence, goods are being produced using manufacturing facilities and IT systems that were designed with completely different models in mind. Fraunhofer developers want to make factories smarter so they can react to changes of their own accord. As soon as DNA is mentioned, we automatically think of biology and living beings. It is the DNA molecule found inside each and every cell that holds the encoded...

Software To Prevent Abuse At The Click Of A Mouse
2011-11-02 09:04:37

Teaming up with investigators from the State Office of Criminal Investigation in Berlin, Fraunhofer researchers have come up with an automated assistance system for image and video evaluation that can detect child-pornographic images from among even large volumes of data. Soon, it will make prosecutors℠ work easier. Investigators estimate that there are currently more than 15 million photographs of child abuse victims circulating on the Internet. By the time this material has been...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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