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2011-04-25 08:34:00

Research Board Requests Proposals to Establish Consortia to Study Effects of Deepwater Horizon on the Gulf of Mexico WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) Research Board announced today the availability of a minimum of $37.5 million per year to establish four to eight Research Consortia to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon incident on the Gulf of Mexico. The research that will be conducted through these consortia will...

2011-04-22 10:09:00

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) Research Board will hold a press conference in The Holeman Lounge at The National Press Club in Washington, DC on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM. Speakers: Dr. Rita Colwell, Chairman, GRI Research Board Purpose: Announcement of the release of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Request for Proposals About the GRI Research Board: On September 29, 2010, BP and the Gulf of Mexico...

2010-03-22 06:00:00

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rita Colwell, distinguished Professor from the University of Maryland and John Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States, has been named the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. Dr. Colwell's pioneering research on the prevention of waterborne infectious diseases has helped protect the health and lives of millions. For full press release, translations, photos, audio and video material, visit:...

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2008-09-03 11:21:37

Scientists in the USA have established a way to predict outbreaks of cholera, making it easier to control. This finding could provide a model to predict and potentially control outbreaks of other important infectious diseases. Cholera is a serious, ancient water-borne infectious disease, which is an unpredictable and severe problem for developing countries. The bacterium that causes cholera, Vibrio cholerae, has a known association with a crustacean (called a copepod) which lives on...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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