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2013-12-18 15:05:17

Understanding how dietary habits are connected through the generations could have valuable benefits for community health, a new study shows. The Taiwanese study assessed the relationship between the quality of children’s diets and that of their elders in a wide range of representative communities, generating findings that have international relevance. Led by Emeritus Professor Mark Wahlqvist from Monash University’s Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and the Monash...

2013-12-17 23:26:37

As people age, the cheek area loses volume, making the cheeks flatten out and the skin droop and sag. Juvaderm Voluma XC™, just approved by the FDA, is the first and only filler approved to correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area. “This product will change the way we address facial aging and contouring,” says Dr. Maas. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 As people age, the cheek area loses volume, making the cheeks flatten out and the skin droop and sag....

Study Of Massive Stars Shows Milky Way's Missing Arms
2013-12-17 08:54:09

University of Leeds A 12-year study of massive stars has reaffirmed that our Galaxy has four spiral arms, following years of debate sparked by images taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope that only showed two arms. The new research, which is published online today [17 December] in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, is part of the RMS Survey, which was launched by academics at the University of Leeds. Astronomers cannot see what our Galaxy, which is called the...

2013-12-12 11:11:17

A mechanism in the brain which controls tics in children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) has been discovered by scientists at The University of Nottingham. The study, which has been published in the British Psychological Society’s Journal of Neuropsychology, could herald new non-drug therapies to help young people with TS overcome the repetitive physical movements and vocal sounds which characterise their condition. The work was funded with a £150,000 grant from the James Tudor...

2013-12-11 23:21:39

Marketing Professor Peter Fader brings together global experts and executives to explore the evolving subject of customer centricity in new online course “Strategic Value of Customer Relationships.” Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 The Wharton School has announced the application period for its new online-only executive education course is now open. The Strategic Value of Customer Relationships, a new online course on customer centricity, acknowledges that the ways firms go...

2013-12-11 23:03:05

Heralded as an award-winning educator and engineering role model, Professor Pamela McCauley Bush is honored to serve as Grand Marshal at the University of Central Florida Fall 2013 Commencement Ceremony this Friday, December 13th. A full professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at UCF where she leads the Human Factors in Disaster Management Research Team and directs the Ergonomics Laboratory, Professor Bush inspires and motivates students and...

NYU Professor Joins Facebook's Aritificial Intelligence Team
2013-12-10 15:52:24

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook is delving into deep learning with the hire of NYU professor Yann LeCun as director of the new AI Group lab at the social networking company. Facebook and New York University's Center for Data Science will work cooperatively on research in data science, machine learning and AI. LeCun wrote about his new position at Facebook on Monday, and the new lab, as well as the hire of LeCun, were announced at the Neural Information...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.