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2010-10-05 09:38:00

Jennifer Aniston, Robin Williams, Morgan Freeman and Luis Fonsi return in annual Thanks and Giving® TV Spots Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum record national radio spots for holiday campaign Thanks and Giving campaign kicks off Thanksgiving Week and runs through the end of 2010 NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrities from film, sports, television and music have donated their time and talents to support the 2010 Thanks and Giving®...

2010-09-14 06:50:00

CINCINNATI, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Many of the public's favorite household brands have joined forces to support the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers. From September 19 - 25, Target guests can help St. Jude in its fight to find cures and save children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases by purchasing participating Procter & Gamble (P&G) brands including...

2010-09-01 08:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and Chili's® Grill & Bar are tapping into the power of the digital world, making it easier than ever for guests to donate to St. Jude during the seventh annual Create-A-Pepper to Fight Childhood Cancer campaign. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month and now through Sept. 30, guests can donate in restaurants nationwide, online, or via text message....

2010-09-01 04:20:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Survival rates overall for childhood cancer are almost 80 percent--a marked advance against a disease that was curable in only a small fraction of children 50 years ago. However, despite progress, pediatric cancer remains the leading cause of death due to disease among U.S. children older than 1 year of age. While September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month nationwide, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the fight against this...

2010-07-18 12:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists have long recognized that cancers may look the same under the microscope, but carry different mutations, respond differently to treatment and result in vastly different outcomes for patients. An international team led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists has developed a new approach that uses genomic information from different species to understand the biology that drives the formation of these different cancer subtypes....

2010-06-29 09:29:00

Annual awards honor top partners, volunteers and donors MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kmart was recognized as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Corporate Partner of the Year during the presentation of the ALSAC/St. Jude Volunteer Appreciation Awards on June 25. St. Jude honored partners, volunteers and donors from across the country at the annual event. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/DC28262) (Photo:...

2010-06-28 23:00:00

The Scientist magazine ranks St. Jude Children's Research Hospital among the top 10 "Best Places to Work in Academia" for the fifth straight year MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is ranked as one of the top institutions in the annual "Best Places to Work in Academia" list by The Scientist magazine. This is the fifth consecutive year St. Jude made the publication's top 10 list of institutions in the United States. The hospital ranks...

2010-06-15 16:54:00

In London, Robert Webster, Ph.D., delivers the 2010 Leeuwenhoek Lecture to the world's oldest scientific academy, in recognition to his contributions to the field of virology MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclaimed virologist Robert Webster, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, presented the 2010 Leeuwenhoek prize lecture today, a prestigious recognition awarded by the Royal Society in London. The Leeuwenhoek Lecture, named after microscopist Antony van...

2010-06-08 16:42:00

Funds raised from 2010 Sunday of Hope national fundraiser helped fraternity to reach historical mark MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® recently recognized Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated for raising $1 million in five years. The fraternity achieved the milestone by raising $310,000 through the 2010 Sunday of Hope national fundraising program. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100608/DC18034)...

2010-06-04 11:58:00

AKRON, Ohio, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Working with an internal whistleblower, Attorney Warner Mendenhall, the Law firm of McLaughlin and McCaffrey, LLP, and Assistant United States Attorneys Alex Rokakis and Michelle Heyer have worked for four years to expose False Claims by St. Jude Medical, Inc. a cardiac device manufacturer. As a result of the investigation, St. Jude has agreed to return $3,898,300 to the federal government to settle the allegations that St. Jude paid illegal kickbacks...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.