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2013-05-13 12:21:47

STARKVILLE, Miss., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parking at Mississippi State University (MSU) is now more user-friendly with the addition of a new parking guidance program on campus utilizing the award-winning motorist guidance application, Parker(TM) by Streetline, and parking publishing platform, ParkEdge(TM). In collaboration with California-based Streetline, Inc., the new app and web browser tools provide near real-time insight on available parking, including policy...

2013-05-10 23:26:42

AskPatty.com's CEO Jody DeVere shares the story of her family's ongoing struggle with MS. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 AskPatty.com Inc., a website, blog, and online resource that serves as a safe haven for women to get advice on car purchases, preventative maintenance and repairs, and other automotive related topics, is pleased to announce that they will be running a month-long campaign along with the National MS Society to raise funds and awareness for MS, an illness that has...

2013-05-06 16:27:10

Kaiser Permanente findings dispute common belief that blacks have lower risk of developing MS PASADENA, Calif., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiple sclerosis is more common in black women than in white women, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Neurology. The findings run contrary to the widely accepted belief that blacks are less susceptible to MS, according to the researchers. Researchers examined the electronic health records of more than...

2013-04-29 23:01:15

Help at Home plans to utilize Sandata´s Product Suite for Their Home Care Operations. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 Sandata Technologies, LLC, a leading national provider of information technology solutions to the home care industry, announces that Help at Home, a home care agency committed to enhancing the quality of life for their clients, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to enter into an enterprise strategic partnership to use Sandata´s advanced solutions. Help...

2013-04-29 16:21:35

Plant to have an initial capital investment of $300 million and is expected to produce one million tires annually starting in October 2015 FULLERTON, Calif., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) today signed an agreement to build a commercial truck tire plant in West Point, Mississippi. The facility, which is expected to produce one million tires starting in 2015, will have an initial capital investment of $300 million and potential plant expansions could...

2013-04-25 08:30:59

MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pandemic flu continues to threaten public health, especially in the wake of the recent emergence of an H7N9 low pathogenic avian influenza strain in humans. A recent study published in PLoS ONE, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, provides new information for public health officials on mitigating the spread of infection from emerging flu viruses. Dr. Henry Wan, associate professor at the Mississippi State University College...

2013-04-23 10:38:13

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of atrophy in an important area of the brain are an accurate predictor of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. According to the researchers, these atrophy measurements offer an improvement over current methods for evaluating patients at risk for MS. MS develops as the body's immune system attacks and damages myelin, the protective layer of fatty tissue that surrounds nerve cells within the...

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2013-04-23 04:00:50

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from April 22: Heavy rain moved through the Plains and parts of the Mississippi River Valley leading to more flooding in this region. Another round of snowy winter weather also struck from Western Kansas into the Dakotas. Big Story Weather Discussion for April 23: Low pressure moving up the East Coast will bring a few showers to the...

2013-04-22 23:04:41

Magnetic resonance imaging measurements of atrophy in an important area of the brain are an accurate predictor of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study published online Tuesday, April 23, in the journal Radiology. According to the researchers, these atrophy measurements offer an improvement over current methods for evaluating patients at risk for MS. Oak Brook, Ill (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of atrophy in an important area of the brain...

2013-04-19 08:28:07

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mississippi residents and businesses affected by severe storms and tornadoes on April 11-12 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills announced today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110909/DC65875LOGO) Administrator Mills made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Phil Bryant on April 12, requesting a disaster declaration by the...


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Delta National Forest
2014-01-20 10:49:59

The Delta National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in western Mississippi. It is located in Sharkey County and has an area of 60,898 acres. The forest headquarters are located in Jackson, Mississippi, as are all six National Forest in Mississippi, but there are local ranger district offices found in Rolling Fork. It is one of only six National Forests that are featured entirely within a single county. The Green Ash-Overcup Oak-Sweetgum Research National Areas within the Delta...

De Soto National Forest
2013-12-24 12:01:36

The De Soto National Forest is 518,587 acres of pine forest in southern Mississippi. It’s one of the most significant protected areas for the biological diversity of the Gulf Coast ecoregion of North America. It is a nationally significant site for the protection of longleaf pine savannas, pine flatwoods, and longleaf pine forests. More than 90 percent of this ecosystem type has been lost within the United States. The wet pine savannas support uncommon and endangered plant and animal...

2012-06-14 09:35:50

Symbol: SPMI9 Group: Moss Family: Sphagnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Sphagnopsida – Peat mosses Subclass   Sphagnidae Order   Sphagnales Family   Sphagnaceae Genus   Sphagnum L. – sphagnum Species   Sphagnum mississippiense R.E....

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2007-03-16 18:33:29

The Blue sucker, Cycleptus elongatus, is a freshwater species of fish in the sucker family. Huge migrations of these fast, powerful fish once migrated throughout the Mississippi River basin, and spring harvests of blue sucker were a staple food for early pioneers. Blue suckers are quite rare today, mainly due to the segmentation of habitat caused by the thousands of dams that have been built in the last century. Early records indicate that this fish once reached weights of over 40 lb,...

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2007-02-13 14:51:50

The Pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) is an endangered species of fish that exists in the waters of the Mississippi and Missouri River and numerous tributaries. In 1990, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed the species on the endangered species list, as very few young sturgeon had been found in recent years, and also due to the fact that all sightings of the fish had lessened in the preceding decade. The Pallid sturgeon is one of the largest fish found in the Mississippi...

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