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2013-10-29 11:55:50

Technique soothing, but linked to heightened risk of osteoarthritis and hip replacement in middle age A resurgence in the popularity of traditional swaddling has prompted fears of a rise in developmental hip problems in babies, which are now known to be linked to the technique, warns a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The swaddling of infants used to be an almost universal practice, but fell out of favor in many parts of the world. But the...

2013-10-28 16:24:42

Professor Bankole A. Johnson, Chairman of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Reports Latest Findings on the Anti-epileptic Drug, Topiramate BALTIMORE, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research published in JAMA Psychiatry reveals that topiramate, a drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat epilepsy and migraine headaches, also could be the first reliable medication to help treat cocaine dependence. The study,...

2013-10-28 12:23:18

Vitae offers a new career management resource for 3.5 million higher education professionals WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chronicle of Higher Education today launched Vitae (ChronicleVitae.com), the first online community dedicated to career development for 3.5 million faculty members and administrators at 4,600 colleges and universities across the nation. "Vitae is the only professional network built to make life in academe easier and more rewarding," says...

2013-10-26 23:02:30

Gordon Hunter’s new book addresses global warming, climate change. Nashville (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 NASA’s climate home page, http://climate.nasa.gov, indicates that January 2000 to December 2009 was the warmest decade on record. Furthermore, carbon dioxide levels are at their highest in 650, 000 years. Author and retired biology professor Gordon Hunter takes these statistics seriously, doing whatever he can to improve Earth’s vital signs. After nearly 35 years of teaching, he...

2013-10-22 23:28:50

In a new research report out today, USF Professor Mark Cannice finds that venture capitalists' confidence levels are on a six year high. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index® for the third quarter of 2013, based on a September 2013 survey of 36 San Francisco Bay Area venture capitalists, registered 3.92 on a 5 point scale (with 5 indicating high confidence and 1 indicating low confidence). This quarter’s index rose...

2013-10-22 23:24:15

Dr. Pamela McCauley Bush empowers STEM professionals and students to be global innovative leaders. San Jose, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Heralded as an award-winning educator, innovator and engineering role model, Dr. Pamela McCauley Bush will speak at Stanford University on October 22nd on the topic of “Innovative Leadership,” addressing the needs, challenges and benefits of developing as an innovative leader as well as the option to focus on being a leader in innovation....

Scientists Misled By Model Plant About Multicellular Growth
2013-10-22 15:37:42

University of Leeds Scientists have misunderstood one of the most fundamental processes in the life of plants because they have been looking at the wrong flower, according to University of Leeds researchers. Arabidopsis thaliana—also known as thale cress or mouse-ear cress—grows abundantly in cracks in pavements all over Europe and Asia, but the small white flower leads a second life as the lab rat of the plant world. It has become the dominant "model plant" in genetics research...

2013-10-22 08:26:24

AMSTERDAM, October 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Shankar Balasubramanian from the University of Cambridge, UK is awarded the 2013 Tetrahedron Prize for his outstanding contributions to nucleic acid chemistry and biology Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ] and the Executive Board of Editors of the Tetrahedron journal series are pleased to announce that the 2013 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry &...

2013-10-21 23:21:57

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Switzerland have recently entered into an agreement on launching a student exchange programme dedicated to the development of students, particularly in the areas of global outlook and cultural appreciation. (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Ecole...

2013-10-16 23:02:49

Pamela McCauley Bush, the nationally recognized speaker, award-winning full professor and expert in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida, will host the 2013 Technologist of the Year Awards Gala as part of the 18th annual Women of Color STEM Conference in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, October 19th. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Known to "energize a room," Professor Pamela McCauley Bush is returning as mistress...