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2010-07-15 09:14:00

PITTSBURGH, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal, state and city policies aimed at promoting healthy eating have traditionally focused on providing consumers with nutritional information. However, research from Carnegie Mellon University, published in a recent issue of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, shows that making healthier food more convenient as well as providing nutritional information can help individuals make better choices. "We wanted to explore how different kinds...

2009-09-16 15:55:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atlantic Council and Carnegie Mellon University, with support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will host a one-day conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23 to examine the forces needed to renew the world economy. Through open and dynamic discussions on social, economic, cultural, political and technological components, policy experts and business leaders will detail an action plan to revitalize economic growth and restore confidence...

2009-08-26 16:14:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you ever wondered what the odds are that you may die in the next year? Would it be from illness or an accident? Is it something you can control? Or is it completely out of your hands? (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) A new Web site, www.DeathRiskRankings.com, developed by researchers and students at Carnegie Mellon University, allows users to query publicly available data from the United States and Europe, and compare...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.