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2010-10-12 01:00:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE Amex: END) (LSE: ENDV) announced today that Thomas D. Clark, Jr., a member of the board of directors, died on October 9, 2010. Clark had served as a director of the corporation since 2006, most recently as chairman of the company's Nominating and Governance Committee and as a member of the Technology and Reserves Committee. "We are deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected loss of our director. Tom was...

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2010-10-11 06:30:00

New research shows that people who eat sufficient amounts of whole grains have higher quality diets overall, but it also shows that, at least in the United States, not very many people actually eat whole grains as much as they should. The study, published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, found that less than 5 percent of American adults between 19 and 50 surveyed between 1999 and 2004 said they eat at least three whole grain servings every day....

2010-08-26 15:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone knows that Tiger fans rule. But now Capital One Bank is making it official. Two lucky LSU Tiger fans will realize the dream of a lifetime when they step on the field at Death Valley for the coin toss before two of the season's marquee games against Alabama or Ole Miss as winners of Capital One Bank's You Rule Death Valley sweepstakes. The winners of Capital One Bank's You Rule Death Valley sweepstakes will each take an unprecedented...

2010-08-25 14:40:43

Prosanta Chakrabarty works with visualization expert to map data on extent of oil and chemical impact on wildlife To establish a baseline for measuring and predicting the biological impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a LSU ichthyologist and an Ohio biomedical informatics researcher are using Ohio Supercomputer Center, or OSC, systems to help map data on the extent of the spill and chemicals and the distribution of various fish species. "We know very little about deep-sea life and even...

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2010-08-16 13:33:51

Researchers measuring impacts of short- and long-term exposure in extensive Gulf Coast marshes As oil and dispersants wash ashore in coastal Louisiana salt marshes, what will their effects be on these sensitive ecosystems? The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a rapid response grant to scientist Eugene Turner of Louisiana State University and colleagues to measure the impacts on Gulf Coast salt marshes. The researchers will track short-term (at the current time, and again at three...

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2010-07-16 10:14:27

Researchers say way of life in coastal communities is at risk Political scientists at Louisiana State University want to know how your close friends and family influence you during times of crisis. They say the information could be crucial to understanding how people make social and political decisions in the context of a major disaster such as the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. "Our study is unique in its focus on the ways in which social context shapes individual...

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2010-06-24 10:15:04

Scientists are investigating impact of oil spill on vibrios and their antibiotic association with phytoplankton Mississippi Sound. Port Fourchon. Cocodrie. Three places among dozens in the Gulf of Mexico where oyster beds have thrived. How are the oysters faring with the oil spill? The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a rapid response grant to scientists Crystal Johnson, Gary King and Ed Laws of Louisiana State University (LSU) to find out. The researchers will look at how the...

2010-06-15 08:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La., June 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in providing innovative and sustainable chemistry solutions to its customers and communities, partners with LSU students to become a key sponsor of LSU mechanical and biological engineering students' 2010 senior project, the biodiesel Tiger Truck. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO ) The Tiger Truck is on a mission to demonstrate the process of creating...

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2010-06-06 07:18:21

Scientists from Louisiana State University look for signs of microbial life in Antarctica's glaciers Antarctica is just about as far away from Louisiana State University's (LSU) hot and humid home state as you can get. But despite the extreme temperatures and frozen landscape, that's just where doctoral student and Louisiana native Shawn Doyle, along with his adviser, Brent Christner, spends a great deal of time doing fieldwork. "Shawn's project focuses on providing evidence that...

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2010-03-11 14:09:50

According to a study recently completed by an LSU group charged with conducting studies on improving hurricane crisis communication in coastal communities, many families have a well-developed hurricane response plan of their own but have little faith in the preparation developed at higher government levels. Titled "Hurricanes, Institutional Procedures, and Information Processing, or HIPIP: Engagement with Decision-Makers and Coastal Residents," the project contains two distinct studies on the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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