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2010-04-07 13:44:13

The vivid colors and designs animals use to interact with their environments have awed and inspired since before people learned to draw on the cave wall. But how different creatures in the animal kingdom "” from colorful birds and reef fish to butterflies and snakes "” make and deploy their artful designs is one of nature's deepest secrets. Now, however, a team of researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has exposed the fine...

2010-04-05 14:34:16

Biologists long have known that both the appearance of organisms and their inner workings are shaped by evolution. But do the same genetic mechanisms underlie changes in form and function? A new study by scientists at the University of Michigan and Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes suggests not. The research is scheduled for online publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences during the week of April 5. In the study, U-M evolutionary biologist Jianzhi "George"...

2009-10-28 12:00:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Webmedx, the fourth largest medical transcription service provider in the U.S. and a premier supplier of clinical documentation technology, proudly announces the appointment of Susan Lucci, RHIT, CMT, AHDI-F, to the position of Vice President, Field Operations. With twenty-five years of experience in health information management (HIM) and medical transcription, Lucci assumes national leadership responsibility for day-to-day customer operations alongside the...

2009-08-11 14:58:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Sean Carroll, CEO of Atlanta-based Webmedx, has been appointed to serve as a board member of the philanthropic and charitable arm of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The AHIMA Foundation, which was established in 1962, is a non-profit organization that provides development, research and scholarships for health information management (HIM) professionals. As a board member, Carroll will help to ensure that the AHIMA Foundation...

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2008-06-08 15:25:00

In recent studies, physicists may have not only found a new model for the creation of our universe, they may also have found an entirely new view on time altogether. The journal Physical Review Letters shares details about a recent study of the cosmic microwave background "“ light emitted when the universe was only 400,000 years old. It is relic radiation that fills the universe and acts as evidence for the Big Bang theory. In 1992 the Cobe satellite discovered tiny fluctuations on the...

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2005-12-23 00:35:00

MADISON -- The animal kingdom's family tree is beginning to look a little bushy. Two decades ago, with the advent of methods to look at the family relationships of different organisms by analyzing DNA, scientists envisioned it would only be a matter of time before the various family trees for plants, animals, fungi and their kin would be resolved with genetic precision. And while molecular methods have had enormous success in ordering some branches in the tree of life -- mammals, for...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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