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2009-10-22 15:55:00

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Cunard's partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival, the iconic ocean liner company will be pleased to welcome acclaimed filmmakers Griffin Dunne and Gary Winick on the 11 November Transatlantic Crossing from Southampton to New York aboard Queen Mary 2. This year, Cunard was recognized as the Official Cruise Line of the Tribeca Film Festival, of which both film industry insiders have been active participants for a number of...

2009-10-02 13:16:25

Scientists working at Queen Mary, University of London, have developed micrometer-sized capsules to safely deliver drugs inside living cells. In the future, this technique could allow full courses of prescription drugs to be effectively 'shrink-wrapped' and buried under the skin or inside the body. These "micro shuttles" can be loaded with a specific dose of medication and be opened remotely, releasing their contents. Using this new technique, drugs - like insulin for managing diabetes -...

2009-10-01 07:50:16

Results of a new study from Queen Mary, University of London, warn against glamorizing celebrity suicides in the media Dr Alex Mesoudi, from Queen Mary's newly established Research Centre for Psychology, has found evidence that the increasing reach and influence of the media, combined with a growing number of people assigned celebrity status, could increase the probability of widespread suicide pandemics. The study is published today in the peer reviewed journal PLoS ONE. Copycat suicides...

2009-09-28 11:49:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched 75 years ago on September 26, 1934, the Queen Mary's rich history continues to grow with the addition of new management from Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, one of the nation's leading hospitality management companies, which also operates several resorts and attractions in California's Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks as well as popular destinations around the U.S. and Canada. Over the next five years, the Queen...

2009-09-24 09:05:53

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have made an important discovery in understanding what causes arteries to clog up. They have discovered that an enzyme called matrix metalloproteinase-8 plays a crucial role in raising blood pressure and causing abnormal build-up of cells in the arteries "“ both of which increase the risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the UK. The scientists say that their research could lead to new drugs for treating...

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2009-09-17 08:49:29

Folk singer Mary Travers has died at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut following complications from leukemia treatment, her representative said. She was 72. The Redding, Conn., resident -- best known for being a civil-rights and anti-war activist, and a member of the musical trio Peter, Paul and Mary -- died Wednesday, her spokeswoman Heather Lylis told The New York Times. Along with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey, the Kentucky native, who was raised in New York's Greenwich Village neighborhood,...

2009-09-09 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary J. Blige, nine time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, producer and actress, will receive the first annual "Positively Beautiful," Award from HBA Global Expo on Tuesday, September 15th at the Javits Center in New York. Lisa Price, founder of Carol's Daughter will present the award to Ms. Blige as part of HBA's Keynote and Kick-off Presentation starting at 8:55 a.m. HBA Global Expo is the largest product development event for the cosmetic,...

2009-08-26 09:10:44

Skylarks can hear the difference between friendly neighbours and dangerous strangers, and deal with any threatening intruders, says new research by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.Male skylarks learn to recognise local dialects in their neighbours' individual songs, remember where each neighbour is supposed to be and reprimand intruders who don't belong in the neighbourhood, according to a study carried out by Dr. Elodie Briefer, a postdoctoral researcher at Queen Mary's School...

2009-08-24 20:35:27

A woman with a degenerative nerve disease said Monday in Turin, Italy, she no longer needs a wheelchair and can run since visiting a shrine at Lourdes, France. She visited the Roman Catholic Shrine of St. Bernadette in France Aug. 5 and said she was in a healing bath when she felt a pain in her legs and a voice encouraging her. ''Ever since I came back I have been walking, doing everything normally," Antonia Raco, 50, told ANSA news service. Raco said she was in a wheelchair for four years....

2009-08-10 12:44:00

A Catholic priest says his congregation is praying for the thieves who stole the nearly 5-foot statue of the Virgin Mary from his Calgary, Alberta, church. Father Kevin Tumback of the Calgary Catholic Church said he discovered the statue was missing when he opened the church Sunday morning, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday. You want to hurt a Catholic that's a good way to do it, he said. Did we do something to offend you? Did the church do something to offend you? Why would you...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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