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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...

2014-01-22 23:22:51

The Privacy Professor® shares tips to control your digital footprint. Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Gov. Terry Branstad has proclaimed Tuesday, January 28, 2014, as the fifth annual Data Privacy Day in the state of Iowa to coincide with International Data Privacy Day. This day marks an important opportunity to encourage Iowans to be aware of data privacy concerns in today’s digital society and to take steps to protect personal information. Des Moines-based and...

2014-01-21 23:00:37

Professor Pamela McCauley Bush will speak at two Orlando events on January 25th, inspiring and empowering leaders with both her personal story as well as her research-based work on the benefits of mentoring, leadership and innovation. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Dedicated to empowering youth and communities through prevention programs in the Central Florida community, The Power Promise Organization will host their Annual “Lunch with Butterflies” at the Rosen Center Hotel on...

2014-01-21 10:55:45

The first 30 seconds of a social encounter is crucial for people with symptoms of schizophrenia for establishing contact with people, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London. Using motion capture technology more commonly found in the film industry, the researchers studied social interactions of patients in a group and analysed the patterns of verbal and non-verbal communication. Publishing in the journal PLOS ONE today (Monday 20 January), researchers...

2014-01-17 11:34:13

Research involving scientists at the University of York has provided important new information about transmission of human leishmaniasis, a group of infectious diseases which kills more than 100,000 people a year. Professor Deborah Smith of the Centre for Immunology and Infection at York, working with colleagues at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Charles University in Prague, has shown that Leishmania parasites reproduce sexually in the wild. The research, published in PLOS...

2014-01-16 04:21:14

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Center plans to develop new research and benchmarking services IMD [http://www.imd.org ] (http://www.imd.org ), a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, today announced the appointment of Arturo Bris [http://www.imd.org/about/facultystaff/bris.cfm ] ( http://www.imd.org/about/facultystaff/bris.cfm ) as the new director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center [http://www.imd.org/wcc ]...

2014-01-10 23:22:58

Wayland Baptist University's Jessica Kenneson, along with professor Robert Moore, have developed an imaging device that is doing the work of several much more expensive devices. Kenneson is using it for her research on tuberculosis. Plainview, TX (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 If necessity is indeed the mother of invention, freshman exuberance certainly lends a hand. Just ask Jessica Kenneson. Kenneson is a junior chemistry/molecular biology double major at Wayland Baptist University and...

2014-01-09 12:23:39

-- The Climate Change category leads off the sixth edition of the awards MADRID, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category has gone in this sixth edition to U.S. biologist Christopher Field, Director of the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science and a professor at Stanford University (United States), for discovering the importance of ecosystems and their effective management in the...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.