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2014-02-18 13:46:43

Teenage boys who show a combination of depressive symptoms and elevated levels of the 'stress hormone' cortisol are up to fourteen times more likely to develop major depression than those who show neither trait, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Cambridge have identified the first biomarker – a biological signpost – for major, or clinical, depression....

2014-02-18 04:20:23

WUXI, China, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (OTC: STPFQ) (the "Company" or "Suntech") today welcomed the January 20(th )announcement that Suntech's Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Professor Stuart Wenham, was awarded the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize of 300,000 pounds for Professor Wenham and his team's discovery of a new technique which can improve the efficiency of lower-grade...

Possible Link To Glaucoma In Newly Discovered Eye Layer
2014-02-17 12:48:20

University of Nottingham A new layer in the human cornea — discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham last year — plays a vital role in the structure of the tissue that controls the flow of fluid from the eye, research has shown. The findings, published in a paper in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, could shed new light on glaucoma, a devastating disease caused by defective drainage of fluid from the eye and the world's second leading cause of blindness. The...

2014-02-16 23:01:38

Professor Daryl Lim will host a book signing Feb. 20 at John Marshall. (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 Professor Daryl Lim will host a book signing Feb. 20 at John Marshall. Anticompetitive concerns continue to plague industries including cable, smartphones, pharma and biotech. Amid those concerns, a new book by Professor Daryl Lim of The John Marshall Law School sheds fresh light on the role of “patent misuse” in innovation and competition. “Both innovation and competition take place in...

2014-02-16 23:00:55

New findings on why skeletal muscle stem cells stop dividing and renewing muscle mass during aging points up a unique therapeutic opportunity for managing muscle-wasting conditions in humans, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 New findings on why skeletal muscle stem cells stop dividing and renewing muscle mass during aging points up a unique therapeutic opportunity for managing muscle-wasting conditions in humans, says a new University...

Ancient British Diets Traced By Archaeologists And Chemists
2014-02-13 14:40:11

University of Bristol The change by our ancestors from hunter-gathers to farmers is one of the most intensively researched aspects of archaeology. Now a large-scale investigation of British archaeological sites dating from around 4,600 BC to 1,400 AD has examined millions of fragments of bone and analyzed over 1,000 cooking pots. The team, led by Professor Richard Evershed of the University of Bristol's School of Chemistry, developed new techniques in an effort to identify fish oils in...

America's Short-Lived Clovis People Genetically Mapped For First Time
2014-02-13 07:42:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Clovis people lived in America around 13,000 years ago. They hunted mammoth, mastodons and giant bison with big spears. Though they were not the first humans in America, they did represent the first humans with a wide expansion on the North American continent. That is, until the culture mysteriously disappeared only a few hundred years after it emerged. Who the Clovis people were, and what present day humans they are related to...

2014-02-12 23:20:54

Prominent Florida business leaders bring industry knowledge and skills to the Florida Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Florida MEP) Board. Celebration, Florida (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The Florida Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Florida MEP) is proud to announce the addition of two prominent business leaders to its board of directors. Professor W. Kinzy Jones and Paul Secor bring a wealth of industry knowledge to Florida MEP, a non-profit organization helping manufacturers gain...

2014-02-11 23:26:49

Former professor, who has built a reputation as one of the most effective mediation professionals in Florida, announced move as part of effort to attract more online clients. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Dr. G. Douglas Lunsford, well known in the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) community for being one of the most talented public speakers and overall communicators in the field, has announced his membership in one of the nation’s most popular online mediation network,...

2014-02-10 23:25:51

OMICS Group journal- Cellular and Molecular Biology is now supported by 22 Nobel Laureates Henderson, Nevada (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 OMICS Group International, a leading open-access publisher and a world class scientific International Conference organizer is proud to announce that 22 Nobel Laureates are now supporting the journal of Cellular and Molecular Biology. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Biology, a 60 year old journal, was acquired by OMICS Group in October and a...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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