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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2010-10-12 09:34:00

www.oxfordwesternmusic.com NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is praise for the print edition of Taruskin's Oxford History of Western Music: "Most of the news in classical music takes place on stage or on disc.

2010-10-11 09:30:00

A series of genetic variations linked to fat, obesity, and body shape have been discovered by an international team of 400 experts from more than 250 research institutions.

2010-09-16 08:20:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the 1950s, the 21st century was a futuristic time romanticized by such sci-fi radio shows as 2000 Plus, which reinforced the association of space travel with the post-20th-century world. But by 1960, the Space Age was a reality.

2010-04-27 13:40:00

According to a new study released Monday, the buzz of angry bees can stir elephants up to sound a "rumbling" alarm, signaling troop members to flee their attackers.

Word of the Day
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".