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2014-09-15 16:20:46

Efforts Part of Comprehensive "Tackle Ebola" Relief Campaign SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philanthropist Paul G. Allen announced today two new initiatives as part of a comprehensive relief campaign to provide resources and support to tackle the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The efforts will put an additional $6.6 million toward supporting business and organizations working on logistical and transport needs. This raises Mr. Allen's initial commitment to fighting the...

2014-09-08 12:30:04

New program recognizes valuable contributions made by early-career scientists SEATTLE, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science is launching a new advisory council of emerging leaders in science -- the Next Generation Leaders Council. This group of six distinguished young researchers will provide feedback in both formal and informal settings to young scientists at the Allen Institute. "The program is dramatically different from others in the field, and shows the...

2014-08-21 12:30:00

Sharad Ramanathan, Ph.D., and Craig Forest, Ph.D., use tenures to build upon their own research while making valuable scientific and engineering contributions to Allen Institute teams SEATTLE, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science welcomes a visiting scientist from Harvard and a visiting engineer from Georgia Tech: Sharad Ramanathan, Ph.D.; and Craig Forest, Ph.D. Both Ramanathan and Forest will bring their distinct knowledge and backgrounds to the...

2014-06-04 16:25:45

National Institutes of Health Awards the Allen Institute for Brain Science a $3.4 million grant to study the effect of Alzheimer's disease on brain-wide connections SEATTLE, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing research to better understand the complexities of the human brain, the Allen Institute for Brain Science is embarking on the first effort to map connectivity patterns across the whole brain in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, through its recent award of a...

2014-04-02 12:32:40

First major report using data from the BrainSpan Atlas of the Developing Human Brain shines a light on where genes are turned on in the brain during mid-pregnancy, what goes wrong in developmental disorders like autism, and what makes human brains unique SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science have generated a high-resolution blueprint for how to build a human brain, with a detailed map of where different genes are turned on and off...

2014-02-19 08:28:49

- Portland Trail Blazers Rejoin 25 NBA Teams Using Ticketmaster - LOS ANGELES and PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV), announced today a long-term contract with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Rose Quarter, which includes the team's home arena, the MODA CENTER, and the adjacent Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Trail Blazers return to Ticketmaster's ticketing services, rejoining 25 of NBA teams already...

2013-03-22 23:02:57

Two Additions Join Board of Directors: Steve Hall of Vulcan Capital and Dawn Lepore, Ex-CEO of Drugstore.com Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 Seattle-based ℠big data´ shopping startup Decide.com today announced that it closed on an $8 million Series C funding round, led by Vulcan Capital. Also participating in the third round are current investors Maveron and Madrona Venture Group. This brings Decide.com´s total amount raised to $17 million and makes Decide.com the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'