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2014-07-08 08:31:30

- Company's Scientific Advisory Board Will Be Comprised of a Diverse Range of Experts with an Emphasis on Nicotinamide Riboside - IRVINE, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp. (OTCQB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today it has appointed Nobel Laureate Roger Kornberg to Chair the...

2014-03-12 08:35:49

SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship today announced the induction of fourteen educational innovators to the Minerva Academy, an honorary institution dedicated to promoting and rewarding extraordinary advancements and innovation in higher education teaching around the world. The newly inducted honorees' are honored for their contributions and innovative thinking in the area of teaching excellence. Their backgrounds range from law to...

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2011-02-28 10:22:31

Nanometer-scale gold particles are currently intensively investigated for possible applications in catalysis, sensing, photonics, biolabeling, drug carriers and molecular electronics Nanometer-scale gold particles are currently intensively investigated for possible applications in catalysis, sensing, photonics, biolabeling, drug carriers and molecular electronics. The particles are prepared in a solution from gold salts and their reactive gold cores can be stabilized with various organic...

2008-06-14 18:00:06

Nobel laureate Roger Kornberg, PhD, professor of structural biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, will deliver the commencement address to the medical school's class of 2008 on June 14. Kornberg won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discoveries of how DNA is converted into RNA, a process known as transcription. In recent months, he has met with national lawmakers to discuss the importance of continuing to fund scientific research. The text of his speech follows below:...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'