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2011-03-02 13:57:40

Experts agree that long-term alcohol abuse is detrimental to memory function and can cause neuro-degenerative disease. However, according to a study published in Age and Ageing by Oxford University Press today, there is evidence that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may decrease the risk of cognitive decline or dementia. Estimates from various studies have suggested the prevalence of alcohol-related dementia to be about 10% of all cases of dementia. Now researchers have found after...

2011-02-28 12:00:00

CAPE CORAL, Fla., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Iris L. Hanney, founder and president of Unlimited Priorities Corporation®, has announced its expansion into the European market with the opening of an Oxford office supported by Howard Stanbury. Unlimited Priorities launched in 2006 having identified a niche market of small to medium-sized information industry businesses needing assistance in a multitude of management areas. Further expansion took Unlimited Priorities into...

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2011-02-07 09:15:00

A team of British scientists claim that they have developed a new flu vaccine that could work against all currently identified strains of the ailment, according to a report in the UK newspaper The Guardian on Sunday. The researchers, led by Dr. Sarah Gilbert of Oxford University, have discovered a new technique that targets a different part of the influenza virus than most traditional vaccines. Rather than targeting the external coat of the virus, which is likely to mutate from year to year,...

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2011-01-26 14:10:07

A hurtling asteroid about the size of the Titanic caused the scar that appeared in Jupiter's atmosphere on July 19, 2009, according to two papers published recently in the journal Icarus. Data from three infrared telescopes enabled scientists to observe the warm atmospheric temperatures and unique chemical conditions associated with the impact debris. By piecing together signatures of the gases and dark debris produced by the impact shockwaves, an international team of scientists was able to...

2010-12-17 09:02:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis US and Oxford University have entered into an agreement to conduct multi-phase oncology clinical and epidemiological research with INDOX, India's leading academic oncology network. Through this partnership, sanofi-aventis US and its affiliates will have access to the expertise and experience of India's top oncologists and scientists to conduct clinical research. "The collaboration between sanofi-aventis, Oxford...

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2010-12-07 08:25:00

Researchers at Oxford University and other British institutes have found that taking low-dose aspirin on a daily basis can help reduce the risk of cancer by 20 percent. "Daily aspirin reduced deaths due to several common cancers during and after the trials," the researchers wrote in The Lancet on Tuesday. "Benefit increased with duration of treatment and was consistent across the different study populations. These findings have implications for guidelines on use of aspirin and for...

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2010-11-29 09:00:00

Current methods being used to combat global warming simply aren't working, according to a series of papers published by the UK-based scientific academy The Royal Society. In fact, according to Telegraph Environmental Correspondent Louise Gray, researchers from Oxford University, the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and other prestigious academic institutions claim that global temperatures could rise by more than 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) over the next 50 years....

2010-11-16 08:26:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Followers of Sarah Palin's Twitter account will undoubtedly recognize the New Oxford American Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2010: refudiate verb used loosely to mean "reject": she called on them to refudiate the proposal to build a mosque. [origin -- blend of refute and repudiate] Refudiate: A Historical Perspective An unquestionable buzzword in 2010, the word refudiate instantly evokes the name of Sarah Palin, who tweeted her way...

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2010-11-14 07:45:00

Researchers have found that the video game Tetris may reduce flashbacks or traumatic events in a way that other kinds of games cannot. Tetris involves moving and rotating shapes falling down a playing field with the goal of creating horizontal lines of blocks without gaps. Scientists at Oxford University in England found that playing Tetris after traumatic events could reduce flashbacks in healthy volunteers.  The hope of this research is to reduce the painful memories linked with...

2010-11-02 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a country that seems at once to be on the brink of collapse, the future microcosm of Al Qaeda terror, and possibly America's next Afghanistan. The stakes are high and the future is unclear for Oxford's 2010 Place of the Year, Yemen. In fact, as this very announcement was prepared, cargo bombs originating in Yemen that were addressed to U.S. synagogues further enhanced Yemen's status as a new home base for global terror. And according...


Word of the Day
bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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