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2011-03-23 23:00:00

NEW YORK, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Some call it "the other March madness." It's nail-biting season now through April as college acceptance / rejection and financial aid letters land in family mailboxes. According to The Princeton Review's annual "College Hopes & Worries Survey" of college applicants and parents of applicants, stress levels are high and college costs remain a major concern this year: 86% of respondents say financial aid will be "very necessary" and 72% report...

2011-03-15 05:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrepreneur, the nation's leading publication for and about entrepreneurs, in its April issue (available on newsstands March 22) recommends 16 graduate schools of business as top-notch institutions for MBA students to get an education in "Green Business" fields. For this project, Entrepreneur teamed up with The Princeton Review, the education services company widely known for its test prep programs and "best" colleges and graduate schools...

2011-02-02 09:30:00

SUPERIOR, Colo., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation's largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), today announced that the company is financing a solar system installation for SunPower Corp (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) customer, the Facilities Department at Princeton University. The system, comprising 16,500 photovoltaic panels on 27 acres, is expected to be one of the largest single solar power installations at a...

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2011-01-06 14:44:47

By Kitta MacPherson, Princeton University In a groundbreaking achievement that could help scientists "build" new biological systems, Princeton University scientists have constructed for the first time artificial proteins that enable the growth of living cells. The team of researchers created genetic sequences never before seen in nature, and the scientists showed that they can produce substances that sustain life in cells almost as readily as proteins produced by nature's own toolkit. "What...

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2010-12-07 07:44:26

By Kitta MacPherson, Princeton University A gene that can cause congenital heart defects has been identified by a team of scientists, including a group from Princeton University. The discovery could lead to new treatments for those affected by the conditions brought on by the birth defect. Princeton researchers focused on identifying and studying the gene in zebrafish embryos, and the team's work expanded to include collaborations with other groups studying the genetics of mice and people....

2010-11-18 12:13:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers are understanding and appreciative of product recalls that protect public safety, actually increasing their loyalty to brands that handle them honorably and responsibly, according to a study released today. The study, conducted by The Relational Capital Group, Candice Bennett & Associates and Dr. Nicolas Kervyn, a social psychology researcher at Princeton University, evaluated the impact of recent product recalls, congressional...

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2010-11-12 06:00:00

It's an occurrence that happens so fast it cannot be followed by the human eye.  However, researchers at MIT, Virginia Tech and Princeton University announced on Thursday that they have solved the mystery of how cats lap liquids with such elegance. Using high-speed cameras, the researchers found that domestic cats and larger felines like tigers use their tongues to delicately draw up water without breaking the surface of the liquid, harnessing a perfect balance between the physical...

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2010-11-02 07:50:00

Team uses observations from powerful radio telescope in high Andean desert; results will help scientists understand how universe is evolving An international team of scientists led by Rutgers University astrophysicists have discovered 10 new massive galaxy clusters from a large, uniform survey of the southern sky. The survey was conducted using a breakthrough technique that detects "shadows" of galaxy clusters on the cosmic microwave background radiation, a relic of the "big bang" that gave...

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2010-10-29 08:13:44

By Kitta MacPherson, Princeton University Strong immunity may play a key role in determining long life, but may do so at the expense of reduced fertility, a Princeton University study has concluded. An 11-year study of a population of wild sheep located on a remote island off the coast of Scotland that gauged the animals' susceptibility to infection may give new insight into why some people get sicker than others when exposed to the same illness. The answer to this medical puzzle may lie in...

2010-10-12 15:00:00

In the news release, The Princeton Review's Annual Law and Business School Rankings Based on 37,000 Student Surveys are Now Out, issued 12-Oct-2010 by Random House / Princeton Review Books over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the list of Best Professors should read "Law school: Boston University" rather than "Brown University" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: The Princeton Review's Annual Law and Business School Rankings Based on...


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