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2013-09-19 23:04:18

Longtime Operation smile supporter recognized for outstanding contributions to humanity: personal experience is motivation for her philanthropic efforts. (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 “I believe I was saved so that I could in turn help those in need,” Professor Alice Chiu gently remarked while reflecting on her recent honor for “Outstanding Contributions to Humanity” presented by the USA International Culture and Science Academy*. Alice Chiu knows firsthand the pain of helplessness....

2013-09-19 15:43:10

Performance and pay suffer when clients don't understand what professionals do Having a job is a privilege that brings many things - satisfaction, pride, a roof over your head, a way of life. But what happens when not everyone understands what you do, affecting how they perceive you and how much they want to pay you? A new study co-written by a Boston College Carroll School of Management professor aims to address that very issue. Titled "What Clients Don't Get about My Profession: A...

2013-09-18 23:27:57

Educator.com launches new Advanced English Grammar course. This course is in addition to 70+ subjects already available for high school, college, test prep, and professional subjects. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Confusing English grammar rules got your punctuation in a tangle? Educator.com’s Professor Rebekah Hendershot is back with a new course, Advanced English Grammar. English is a language full of perplexing rules, and sometimes seemingly more exceptions than the...

2013-09-18 15:34:59

University of Adelaide researchers have identified a likely molecular pathway that causes a group of untreatable neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's disease and Lou Gehrig's disease. The group of about 20 diseases, which show overlapping symptoms that typically include nerve cell death, share a similar genetic mutation mechanism ‒ but how this form of mutation causes these diseases has remained a mystery. "Despite the genes for some of these diseases having been...

Southern Ocean Sampling Shows Travels Of Marine Microbes
2013-09-18 12:55:33

University of New South Wales By collecting water samples up to six kilometers below the surface of the Southern Ocean, UNSW researchers have shown for the first time the impact of ocean currents on the distribution and abundance of marine micro-organisms. The sampling was the deepest ever undertaken from the Australian icebreaker, RSV Aurora Australis. Microbes are so tiny they are invisible to the naked eye, but they are vital to sustaining life on earth, producing most of the...

30 minute exercise effective against obesity
2013-09-18 12:17:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Health officials fighting the “battle of the bulge” against obesity just got some good news. According to new research, 30 minutes of light, daily exercise can help someone shed more pounds than an hour of intensive training. Additionally, those who committed to 30 minutes of daily exercise reported having higher levels of energy and more motivation to take the small steps necessary to lose the weight. The researchers at the...

2013-09-17 23:33:28

Presented by the World Technology Network, in Association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS & Kurzweil Technologies; The World's Top Technology & Science Innovators (Peer-Selected) to Meet in NYC New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The World Technology Network (The WTN) announced today the names of the 50 corporate Finalists (in 10 categories) and 100 individual Finalists (in 20 categories) for the prestigious 2013 World Technology Awards, presented by the WTN in...

2013-09-17 23:20:33

Sofia University professor adds another win for her memoir, following recent IPPY Award. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Congratulations are in order for Sofia University Professor Judy Grahn, who has been selected to receive the 2013 American Book Award for her memoir, A Simple Revolution: The Making of An Activist Poet. This is the second award granted to Grahn, who also picked up an IPPY earlier this year. The American Book Awards was founded by The Before Columbus Foundation...

Stephen Hawking Right To Die
2013-09-17 13:42:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stephen Hawking, likely the world's most famous and beloved theoretical physicist, has come out in favor of assisted suicide in a recent interview with BBC News. Diagnosed with a motor neuron disease at 21 and told he had just a few years to live, Hawking has beaten the odds and will turn 71 in January. In the past, Hawking has been vague on the notion of assisted suicide, and even in the recent BBC interview made sure to point out...

2013-09-16 08:28:44

Updated Overall Survival in Large Subgroup Continues to Show Positive Clinical Benefit LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN) announced today that Ronnie T.P. Poon, MD, MS, PhD, FRCS (Edin), FACS, Professor of Surgery at the University of Hong Kong and Lead Asia Pacific Principal Investigator for Celsion's Phase III HEAT Study of ThermoDox® in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) reviewed the official clinical trial results from the HEAT Study...