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2014-02-03 12:29:37

Co-inventors of ATM technology joining company as General Manager of the ATM Program, Scientific Advisory Panel member, respectively SYDNEY, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novogen Limited (ASX: NRT; NASDAQ: NVGN), an oncology drug development company, today announced the appointments of Justine Stehn, PhD and Professor Peter Gunning, PhD to roles within the Company. Dr. Stehn and Professor Gunning are the co-inventors of the anti-tropomyosin (ATM) drug technology platform that Novogen...

2014-01-29 23:33:40

The Middle College National Consortium will hold its annual Winter Leadership Conference from February 12th through February 15th at the Newport Beach Hyatt Regency. Highlighting the event will be a keynote address given by Professor David T. Conley, founder and director of the Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR) at the University of Oregon, who will speak to the role of leadership in implementing the Common Core. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 The Middle College National...

2014-01-29 23:27:54

Shannon Oden, a teacher at Fort Worth Independent School District’s Trimble Technical High School, earned the Crescent Real Estate Chair for Teaching Excellence in Career and Technology. Oden was recognized for a “hands-on” approach used to steer commercial photography students to produce dynamic and captivating products. Oden received the honorary designation of Chair for Teaching Excellence for next school year and won an honorarium intended for further training. Fort Worth, Texas...

Brain Similarities In Humans And Monkeys
2014-01-29 04:46:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Oxford University researchers suggests a surprising degree of similarity in the organization of brain regions that control language and complex thought processes in humans and monkeys, as well as key differences. The team's finding demonstrate valuable insights into the evolutionary processes that established the link between humans and other primates and what made humans distinctly different. "We tend to think that...

2014-01-29 04:20:04

Source: Waseda UniversityHopes for a method of reducing aggressive behavior in humansTokyo, Jan 29, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A group led by Professor Kazuyoshi Tsutsui and Research Associate Takayoshi Ubuka, of the Waseda University Center for Advanced Biomedical Sciences, has discovered a hormonal mechanism for controlling aggressiveness in male birds.Male aggressiveness has long been thought to depend on androgen, a male sex hormone produced in the testes. However, previous research...

White Matter Quality In The Brain Is Crucial For Adding And Multiplying
2014-01-28 10:14:42

KU Leuven A new study led by Professor Bert De Smedt (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven) has found that healthy 12-year-olds who score well in addition and multiplication have higher-quality white matter tracts. This correlation does not appear to apply to subtraction and division. ‘Grey’ cells process information in the brain and are connected via neural pathways, the tracts through which signals are transferred. "Neural pathways are comparable to a...

2014-01-27 15:05:21

Contract killing is one of the least studied, but most intriguing areas of organized crime; and new research into British hitmen has found that in some cases victims were murdered for as little as £200. The first typological study of British hitmen, published in The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, identified four main types of contract killer; the novice, the dilettante, the journeyman; and the master. "Hitmen are familiar figures in films and video games, carrying out 'hits' in...

2014-01-27 10:35:28

Researchers from Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have discovered that breast stem cells and their 'daughters' have a much longer lifespan than previously thought, and are active in puberty and throughout life. The longevity of breast stem cells and their daughters means that they could harbour genetic defects or damage that progress to cancer decades later, potentially shifting back the timeline of breast cancer development. The finding is also integral to identifying the...

2014-01-27 10:29:16

The tropical carbon cycle has become twice as sensitive to temperature variations over the past 50 years, new research has revealed. The research shows that a one degree rise in tropical temperature leads to around two billion extra tonnes of carbon being released per year into the atmosphere from tropical ecosystems, compared with the same tropical warming in the 1960s and 1970s. Professor Pierre Friedlingstein and Professor Peter Cox, from the University of Exeter, collaborated with...

2014-01-24 23:22:49

Dedicated PolyU Staff Members Being Honoured for Their Outstanding Achievements in Different Areas (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today (22 January) paid tribute to 38 dedicated staff members for their outstanding achievements in teaching, research and scholarly activities and services. The Awards are grouped in the categories of “President’s Awards for Excellent Performance/ Achievement” and the “Faculty/School Awards for Outstanding...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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