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2014-09-17 08:25:48

-- Science Career Support -- WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As competition for science jobs and funding intensifies, an award-winning online tool called "myIDP" has been further enhanced to help early-career scientists and engineers create "individual development plans" (IDPs), in keeping with U.S. federal agency recommendations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146547 A new, printable certificate of completion has been added to myIDP, on the...

2014-09-17 08:20:51

Company to Provide Information Technology Services Helping to Modernize and Automate Healthcare Systems FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology, training, engineering, and intelligence analytic services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets, today announced the award of the Information Technology Research, Application, and...

2014-09-10 12:28:33

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University professor Keith Cook has received a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research and development of artificial lungs that patients may use long term in the comfort of their own homes while waiting for a lung transplant. Cook, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, will lead the project and collaborate with researchers from the...

2014-09-09 12:28:50

Lupus Foundation of America and Rheumatology Research Foundation hold congressional briefing WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Lupus Foundation of America, the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, and the Rheumatology Research Foundation, the largest private funding source of rheumatology research and training programs, convened on Capitol Hill to update our nation's leaders about the new Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP)...

medical biohazard
2014-09-07 05:13:24

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Containers filled with several types of potentially deadly substances, including a nearly 100-year-old vial of the toxin ricin and samples of the pathogens that cause botulism and the plague, have reportedly been discovered at US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratories. The substances were discovered as part of a search launched in response to the accidental discovery of smallpox at an...

2014-09-05 08:24:09

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) is pleased to announce the launch of a new professional development training program, drawing on a long and distinguished history of providing advanced education for 55 years as well as delivering biotechnology training and lab workshops for 27 years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Building on our long-term ties with the biomedical community, the new program will...

2014-08-28 12:29:44

Unprecedented international consortium -- including the University of Maryland School of Medicine and NIH -- now assembled to accelerate collaborative multi-site trials of candidate Ebola vaccine BALTIMORE and LONDON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A candidate Ebola vaccine could be given to healthy volunteers in the UK, The Gambia and Mali as early as September, as part of an series of safety trials of potential vaccines aimed at preventing the disease that has killed more than 1,400...

2014-08-26 08:31:33

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced that it has received funding to advance an immunotherapy targeting WNT1-Inducible Signaling Protein-1 (WISP1) for the potential treatment of IPF, which affects more than 100,000 Americans. As this disease progresses, scarring in the lungs increases and patients gradually lose...

2014-08-20 23:07:48

Collaborative Project with Hispanic Communications Network (HCN) to Recruit, Interview, and Broadcast Bilingual Role Models Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) has received a five-year, $1.24 million Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Institutes of Health to support NAHN’s collaborative project with the Hispanic Communications Network (HCN) entitled Hispanic Role Models in Health Careers. This...

2014-08-18 23:01:48

Faculty members from the College of Pharmacy’s (COP) Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Western University of Health Sciences received research awards totaling more than $2.4 million during the 2013-14 academic year, making significant advances in securing coveted extramural funds, including funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pomona, Calif. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Faculty members from the College of Pharmacy’s (COP) Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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