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2013-08-02 23:17:59

Informz, a leading provider of audience engagement services and technology solutions for the association and nonprofit markets, released a case study on how Informz Client, Beta Theta Pi, used the Informz email marketing platform as a part of a blended fundraising strategy to raise $300,000 in one month. Saratoga Springs, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2013 Informz, a leading provider of audience engagement services and technology solutions for the association and nonprofit markets, released a...

2013-03-21 11:26:25

A large-scale evaluation of computational protein function prediction: a new publication in Nature Methods, with 15 companion publications in BMC Bioinformatics "We live in the post-genomic era, when DNA sequence data is growing exponentially", says Miami University (Ohio) computational biologist Iddo Friedberg. "But for most of the genes that we identify, we have no idea of their biological functions. They are like words in a foreign language, waiting to be deciphered." Understanding the...

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2011-11-30 11:51:25

Plants are critical in supporting life on Earth, and with help from an experiment that flew onboard space shuttle Discovery's STS-131 mission, they also could transform living in space. NASA's Kennedy Space Center partnered with the University of Florida, Miami University in Ohio and Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to perform three different experiments in microgravity. The studies concentrated on the effects microgravity has on plant cell walls, root growth patterns and gene regulation...

2011-03-03 11:35:00

CINCINNATI, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The pillars of academe are crumbling -- that seems to be the message in the media of late. Costs are out of control, some say rising faster than the value of an education. Others question whether or not students are actually learning -- claiming we are "academically adrift." Meanwhile, colleges are accused of being more focused on creating appeal in the admissions process than on increasing the quality and lowering the cost of education. In...

2010-05-26 07:00:00

June 1-7 is CPR/AED Awareness Week OXFORD, Ohio, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of Miami University students has developed an iPhone application focused on heart health awareness that also integrates GPS and augmented reality, allowing users to locate Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). AEDs aren't always easy to find, especially in an emergency situation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090618/MULOGO ) After being contracted by a company that plans to...

2010-05-14 13:57:00

OXFORD, Ohio, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study by scientists and colleagues of Miami University's Global Change Limnology Laboratory has demonstrated that maintaining high ultraviolet (UV) transparency in Lake Tahoe may be the key to reducing invasion of warm-water fish, such as bluegill, that threaten the native fish species in the lake. The study, led by Andrew Tucker, doctoral student in zoology at Miami, is published in the March issue of the journal Ecology. (Logo:...

2010-03-25 10:24:00

New study questions effectiveness of national Silver Alert program OXFORD, Ohio, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of Miami University researchers studying the national Silver Alert program for locating missing adults with dementia or other cognitive impairments question the program's effectiveness and safety, given the speed in which it's being implemented throughout the country. The gerontology group's findings are published in the February issue of The Gerontologist. (Logo:...