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Fish Exposed To Crude Oil Suffer Host Of Heart Ailments
2014-02-14 08:54:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revealed that crude oil interferes with fish heart cells, resulting in a slowed heart rate, reduced cardiac contractility and irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. The study is part of an ongoing Natural Resource Damage Assessment of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The findings...

2014-02-05 23:01:15

Evren Eryurek of GE, Roger Gurnani of Verizon, Bill Hilf of HP, Jeffrey Pfeffer and Huggy Rao of Stanford University, Sri Shivananda of eBay, Eric Smith of USAA and Stephen Trilling of Symantec will deliver the keynote addresses in addition to 30 panel speakers from leading companies and prestigious universities. The two day event will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto, February 6 - 7 2014. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 The CTO Forum, a premier organization for...

2014-01-30 23:32:09

Design Space, an industry leader in mobile and modular buildings, will be providing a sprawling project management office for construction of a new hospital at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Design Space Modular Building has been awarded the contract to provide the project management offices (PMO) for the new Stanford Hospital. Under the contract Design Space will manufacture and install two (2) 120’x120’ modular office complexes, totaling...

2014-01-29 23:03:33

Proposals for New “Mindset Challenge” Due by April 1, 2014 Stanford, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 The Stanford University Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) is pleased to invite researchers to submit proposals for a new initiative aimed at exploring ways to raise student motivation and achievement by blending technology and behavioral science. Specifically, the Mindset Challenge seeks proposals for research projects that apply techniques to boost students’...

2014-01-29 20:24:45

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto University and Stanford University's Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences proudly present the inspiring documentary "Sweet Dreams". We invite you and your friends to enjoy this free event. More information on this amazing documentary can be found at: http://www.sweetdreamsrwanda.com Dr. William Froming, Palo Alto University's Provost, has been going to Rwanda for the last 10 years to provide teaching, workshops and...

2014-01-29 08:27:47

Hanrahan recognized for scientific and technical achievements related to physically based rendering SEATTLE, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanford University Professor and Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) co-founder, Pat Hanrahan, will be honored at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation for the third time in his career. The event will take place at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 15. Hanrahan is the Canon Professor of...

2014-01-15 20:21:44

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, a prestigious research and innovation center, has named Mariann Byerwalter as Chairman of SRI International's Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2014. Admiral Vern Clark, who had been chairman since 2010, will remain on the Board. Byerwalter was most recently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Stanford Hospital and Clinics and is a former Trustee of Stanford University. Prior to that, she served as...

2014-01-08 23:25:05

Speakers from Industry and Academia Describe R&D Efforts to Meet the Future Needs of the Data Center and Cloud Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 The Industry-Academia Partnership (IAP) conducted the 2013 Stanford Cloud Workshop at The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California on December 6 with the theme "Meeting the Future Needs of the Data Center and Cloud". The IAP is a new association formed to address the revolutionary changes required for the underlying...

2014-01-08 23:01:17

Acquisitions and Accolades for Entrepreneurs Kick off New Year and Close Out a Remarkable 2013 Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 This week, Yahoo acquired Aviate, a StartX company and the “Forbes 30 Under 30” list featured a handful of entrepreneurs from the same program. With several founders garnering national attention, StartX, the nonprofit that runs an accelerator for Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs, is proud to share several significant milestones heading into the new...

2014-01-06 08:25:22

NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer research in the U.S. got a critical boost today as the six Ludwig Centers at Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Stanford University and the University of Chicago received a total of $540 million as part of a gift from Ludwig Cancer Research, on behalf of its founder, Daniel K. Ludwig. This new funding ranks among the largest private philanthropic...