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2014-01-14 11:02:20

Rensselaer Researchers Contribute to Discovery of Gene Associated With Deadly Birth Defect A team including researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered that a specific gene may play a major role in the development of a life-threatening birth defect called congenital diaphragmatic hernia, or CDH, which affects approximately one out of every 3,000 live births. The hallmark of CDH is a rupture of the diaphragm that allows organs found in the lower abdomen, such as the...

2014-01-13 10:21:10

New Study Pinpoints Structural Effects of V44M and V44A Mutations New research, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researcher Chunyu Wang, has solved one mystery in the development of Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (FAD), a genetic variant of the disease that affects a small fraction of the Alzheimer’s population. In a paper published January 6 in the journal Nature Communications, Wang and his team follow the trail of two genetic mutations – V44M and V44A – known to cause FAD,...

2013-05-22 23:14:29

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today announced an affiliation agreement to collaborate on educational programs, research, and development of new diagnostic tools and treatments that promote human health. New York, NY and Troy, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today announced an affiliation agreement to collaborate on educational programs, research, and development of new...

2013-05-13 23:20:59

The second annual Excelsior College gaming symposium will feature academics and gaming and educational technology thought leaders from across the United States. The event will be livestreamed online for free to those who pre-register. Albany, New York (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 On May 17, Excelsior College will host academic and educational technology experts from across the United States on campus for the private, nonprofit distance learning institution´s second annual gaming symposium. The...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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