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2011-08-16 13:33:11

As an individual's level of vitamin D increases, the risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) seems to increase as well, although factors such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure may complicate the relationship, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, NMSC is the most common malignant tumor in the United States, and more cases of this cancer are diagnosed each year than...

2009-10-26 22:53:59

Findings from a new retrospective cohort study presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's 74th Annual Scientific meeting in San Diego indicate that patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), especially those receiving the thiopurine class of medications to treat IBD, may be at risk for developing non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). Dr. Millie Long, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her colleagues examined the records of 26,403 patients with Crohn's disease...

2009-10-23 12:32:00

ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Siemens Foundation announced the Semifinalists and Regional Finalists of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, revealing the brightest high school minds in contention for the nation's most coveted teen science prize. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO ) The nation's leading original research competition in math, science and technology for high school students, the Siemens Competition...

2009-09-09 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For high school students, this fall will mark the beginning of the extensive college admissions process. To help students and parents start the college search early and overcome any related anxiety, The Princeton Review is offering free PSAT practice tests and valuable college admissions workshops from Saturday, Sept. 26 to Saturday, Oct. 3 at locations nationwide. PSAT Practice Test The Princeton Review is offering free, full-length proctored...

2009-06-09 10:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that seven Bay Area students have been selected for National Merit Lockheed Martin Academic Scholarships. The students receiving the scholarships are: Emily Lomax of Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, daughter of employees Curtis and Piper Lomax. Lomax plans to attend the University of California, Santa Barbara to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. Aaron Jaffey of Gunn High School...

2009-04-23 07:00:00

Partnership With National Merit Scholarship Corporation Reflects CACI Employee Focus, Emphasis on Education ARLINGTON, Va., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CACI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) today announced the 2009 recipients of its CACI Scholarship Program, implemented in partnership with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). In recognizing and rewarding students who demonstrate academic excellence, CACI's ongoing program reflects the company's long-time employee focus and...

2008-08-22 00:00:30

The Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG) announced today that it will establish a scholarship program for students working toward careers in the electric power and wind industries, as well as provide financial assistance to students interested in attending UWIG events. The UWIG Board of Directors voted August 20 to implement a policy that UWIG will support the education of students enrolled in accredited college or vocational schools in programs related to power engineering, wind...

2008-07-23 00:00:40

Sarah Longfield, who graduated from Hempstead High School in May, was recently rewarded by the National Merit Scholarship Program for her academic achievements. She joined five other area high school graduates who were named National Merit Scholars in late May. The students, who were among approximately 8,300 students nationwide to be awarded by the program, will receive a range of monetary college scholarships. Longfield plans to attend St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., to pursue...

2008-04-12 21:00:16

By Staci Hupp, The Dallas Morning News Apr. 12--Sam Smith is going to Baylor University for free, and he thanks his high school for it. L.D. Bell High School in Hurst singled out Mr. Smith as a sophomore for his promising score on the Preliminary SAT college entrance exam. The school hooked him up with personal coaching at an elite test-prep company and helped his cash-strapped family pay for it. Mr. Smith's PSAT score jumped 40 points when he took the test again as a junior....


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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