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2014-03-25 23:36:08

Microbial Discovery Group expands to accelerate technology development. Franklin, WI (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Microbial Discovery Group (MDG) announces continued expansion to meet demand for new opportunities for microbial based products and solutions. MDG Founder, Michael King, Ph.D. stated that Microbial Discovery Group is adding a second laboratory and expansion of the MDG facilities and work-spaces to double the number of possible employees and accelerate the rate of technology...

2014-03-21 20:20:55

International communications platform harnessed the popularity of soccer to reach millions in Africa NEW YORK, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boutique agency KYNE and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) announced that United Against Malaria (UAM) was named Global Campaign of the Year at the 2014 PRWeek Awards ceremony held in New York City last night, the premier accolades of the communications industry. The designation honors UAM's seamless integration into the 2013 Orange(TM)...

World Water Day Highlights Relationship Between Water And Energy
2014-03-21 08:39:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It’s the United Nations’ annual World Water Day and this year’s theme is the relationships between water and energy, with the UN predicting that the global population will need at least 40 percent more water and 50 percent more energy by 2030. "Water and energy are among the world's most pre-eminent challenges. This year's focus of World Water Day brings these issues to the attention of the world," said Michel Jarraud,...

2014-03-13 12:33:48

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pioneering College Microfinance Program Gains State-of-The-Art Technology Mambu, the cloud banking and microfinance technology provider, is partnering with Yale University's Elmseed Enterprise Fund, the pioneering student-run microfinance program in New Haven, Connecticut. The partnership sees Elmseed Enterprise adopt Mambu's Software-as-a-Service platform, supported by a donation of $100,000 in service credit...

2014-03-11 08:26:29

MDG has developed a new brand, comprehensive digital platform, and sales and marketing collateral for the biostation(TM). BOCA RATON, Fla., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MDG Advertising, a full-service Florida advertising agency with offices in Boca Raton and New York, today announced its appointment as agency of record for the biostation((TM)). The advertising agency is working to complete branding and other materials for the new practice specializing in age management....

2014-03-10 23:22:55

Community Based – Malaria, Anemia Program aims to help women in Senegal. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 The Women’s World Health Initiative (WWHI) announced today the launch of the Community Based – Malaria, Anemia program (CB-MAP) in the Saraya health district of Senegal. The aim of the program is to accelerate the reduction of anemia among pregnant and postpartum women, one of the identified contributors to the high rate of mortality among women and children in Senegal...

2014-03-05 11:08:15

While a number of strategies can prevent and control HIV transmission and spread, their effective use depends on understanding the sexual networks within and between communities. A paper published in this week's PLOS Medicine reports a detailed analysis with surprising results from the Rakai district in Uganda, one of the most studied areas of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. Mary K. Grabowski, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, led an international group of scientists...

2014-03-03 08:28:23

Platform Partners Reveal a Global Relay to Inspire Feet-on-the-Ground Impact in the Philippines and Other Developing Countries Around the World BERN, Switzerland, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- mPowering Action, a first-of-its-kind worldwide movement and mobile platform designed to inspire, empower, and motivate a generation of global citizens to take positive action in the world, will unveil its flagship program, Power Your Voice, at the 11th Match Against Poverty on March 4, 2014....

Global Warming Cooled Down By Volcanic Eruptions
2014-02-25 04:32:25

[ Watch the Video: Global Warming Cooled By Volcanoes ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory report they have found that volcanic eruptions in the early part of the 21st century have cooled the planet. The total heat content of the ocean, along with global-mean temperatures at the surface of the planet and in the troposphere have shown relatively little warming since 1998. This “slow-down” has been the topic of...

2014-02-24 16:21:37

Project Leads to Montreal Protocol Innovation in Offset Credits SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EOS Climate announced today the completion of a pioneering project authorized by the Executive Committee of the Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund (MLF) to demonstrate how carbon finance can address remaining inventories of chlorofluorocarbon (CFCs) refrigerants in developing countries. EOS Climate partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Emergent...


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2011-01-26 14:08:59

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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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.'