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2014-09-18 08:30:50

Center supports research focused on effects of aging, creates groundwork for drugs that can postpone disease and extend lifespan ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $3 million grant from The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research will allow the University of Michigan to establish a national center of excellence in biogerontology research. The Glenn Center for Aging Research at U-M will focus on exploiting and expanding the growing evidence that drugs can...

2014-09-17 23:15:44

William McCormick, CEO of Medivance Billing and Michael Myles, CEO of Active Internet Marketing, come together to give an inside look at revenue growth and management in the addiction treatment and behavioral health industry. They will present to attendees of the 2014 Moments of Change Conference on Monday, September 29, 2014 in the Venetian Ballroom at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida from 1:30 - 3:00pm. Traverse City, Michigan (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 William McCormick, CEO of...

2014-09-17 23:02:28

Other-Sonic Ultrasound Gel Was Recalled In June 2012, After The Product Was Linked To An Outbreak of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infections at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Victims of this Pseudomonas Outbreak May Face Statute Of Limitations On Future Claims. Chicago IL (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The Oliver Law Group P.C. is urging all victims of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections allegedly caused by Non-Sterile Other-Sonic Ultrasound Transmission Gel to contact the Firm...

2014-09-17 23:01:50

Spider9to be one of select few companies to help pioneer advanced energy storage solutions in Hawaii Northville, Mich. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Spider9, an advanced energy storage and controls company, announced today their selection as a participant in the 2015 Hawaii Energy Excelerator program. The Energy Excelerator is designed to accelerate the market adoption of participating companies’ emerging energy technology products’ in Hawaii. The Energy Excelerator was formed in 2013...

2014-09-17 20:22:07

Conducted by the Stanford University Prevention Research Center and funded by an unrestricted gift from Amway, WELL will help identify ways people can maintain health and wellness as they age. ADA, Mich., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, first-of-its-kind research study was announced today that will analyze how changes in diet and lifestyle can impact long-term wellness and contribute to healthy aging. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110314/DE64745LOGO-a Conducted by...

2014-09-17 08:38:11

FireMon Security Intelligence Platform Provides Foundation to Help Organizations Proactively Strengthen Their Overall Network Security Posture TROY, Mich. and OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Breakthroughs, Inc., (CBI), one of the fastest-growing IT Risk Management companies in the world, today announced a partnership with FireMon, the industry leader in proactive security intelligence solutions. Delivering solutions based on the FireMon Security...

2014-09-17 08:36:39

Newer Eateries Rule the List; Winning Restaurants Span 29 States with California, Oregon, and Pennsylvania Restaurants Making the Strongest Showing and the Cities of Portland and Philadelphia Boasting the Most Honorees SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of our country's progressive food and dining culture, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to honor the 2014...

2014-09-17 08:23:39

Largest U.S. Improvement in J.D. Power Study JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has received the second-highest ranking in customer satisfaction in J.D. Power's annual study of gas residential customers in the Large Midwest segment, and made the greatest progress among all gas utilities in the U.S. "Consumers Energy is listening to the communities we serve, and directly improving issues like price and customer service, and making system upgrades to ensure the...

2014-09-17 08:21:10

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's WardsAuto today released the second annual WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index: State of the Industry report, which examines average fuel economy of new light vehicles (LVs) sold in the U.S. as measured by the WardsAuto Fuel Economy Index (FEI), in comparison with prior periods back to Q4 2007, the Index Base Period (IBP) . The report finds that the average fuel economy of new light vehicles rose to a record high of 24.7 MPG in...

2014-09-16 23:15:43

Cancer diagnosis sends one woman into crisis in ‘CRISIS: Mine’s Cancer, What’s Yours?’ SWARTZ CREEK, Mich. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 When author Ellen Harbin received a cancer diagnosis just as she was about to adopt two children, a crisis erupted in her family. Her new book “CRISIS: Mine’s Cancer, What’s Yours?: Falling to Pieces in a Crisis Was Not an Option for Me” (published by WestBow Press) chronicles her dramatic story and illustrates how God’s guiding hand got...


Latest Michigan Reference Libraries

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Cartercar 1912
2014-02-25 08:47:20

Cartercar is a vehicle manufacturer, founded by Byron J. Carter in 1905, Jackson, Michigan. The company moved to Detroit in 1906, then to Pontiac, Michigan from 1907 to 1915. Originally, Carter started his own company named the Motorcar Company in 1905 after leaving the Jackson Automobile Company. At the end of the year, he moved to Detroit due to financing. The company was renamed the Cartercar Company in 1907 when it relocated to Pontiac, Michigan and merged with the Pontiac High...

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'