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2012-04-18 21:19:37

Dr. José Esparza, senior adviser for vaccines at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will present the inaugural Distinguished Lecture of the Center for Globalization at Baylor College of Medicine. His talk, “Harnessing Science to Solve Public Health Problems,” will be followed by a panel discussion led by Dr. Bobby Kapur, director of the Center for Globalization. The presentation begins at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 23, in Cullen Auditorium. "As an innovative...

2012-04-18 21:18:23

Stem cell and regenerative medicine expert Dr. Malgorzata Borowiak has been named Baylor College of Medicine's fifth McNair Scholar. She will focus on diabetes. Using stem cell technology, Borowiak's research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of type 1 diabetes to identify new, cellular treatments for the disease. The McNair Scholar program at BCM, supported by the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation and managed by the McNair Medical Institute, identifies outstanding scientists...

2012-04-10 23:01:42

The Power of Numbers, Schools Across the Country Join Forces to Save Lives Uniting Students in The Hundreds of Thousands and Growing! Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 Spanish River Leadership volunteers have been reaching out across the country spreading the word of the students´ desire to create a National peer to peer interactive responsibility through the ℠Rock to Live´ Music Festival in Boca Raton, Florida. Spanish River, the anchor high school responsible for...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'