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2011-04-21 07:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet2, Indiana University and the Clean Slate Program at Stanford University have today announced the Network Development and Deployment Initiative ("NDDI"), a partnership to create a new network platform and complementary software, which together will support global scientific research in a revolutionary new way. Through substantial investments by each of the partners, the NDDI will yield a new Internet2 service called the Open Science,...

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2011-04-20 08:56:48

By Louis Bergeron, Stanford University A new biosensor microchip that could hold more than 100,000 magnetically sensitive nanosensors could speed up drug development markedly, Stanford researchers say.  The nanosensors analyze how proteins bond "“ a critical step in drug development.  The ultrasensitive sensors can simultaneously monitor thousands of times more proteins than existing technology, deliver results faster and assess the strength of the bonds. Stanford researchers...

2011-04-13 12:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International will exhibit dexterous telerobotics and demonstrate its wall-climbing robot during a Robot Block Party event at Stanford University's Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab (VAIL) on Thursday, April 14, from 1 to 7 p.m. SRI's dexterous telerobotics includes the organization's latest robotic prototype, which can be used to defeat vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) from a safe distance. The block party is...

2011-04-04 13:05:00

The conference, the first of its kind in the nation, will unite college students and members of the public across the country to learn about, discuss, and problem-solve the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. PALO ALTO, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stanford STAND: A Student Coalition to End and Prevent Genocide and Mass-Atrocities, has organized a national conference to address the persistent issue of conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of the...

2011-03-30 12:35:00

March of Dimes and Stanford University School of Medicine Launch Research Center to Understand and Prevent Prematurity STANFORD, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes and Stanford University School of Medicine today launched the nation's first transdisciplinary research center dedicated to identifying the causes of premature birth. Prematurity is the number one reason for newborn death in the United States today, yet in nearly half of the cases of premature...

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2011-03-27 10:15:00

Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a puzzling gap in the electronic structures of some high-temperature superconductors could indicate a new phase of matter. Understanding this "pseudogap" has been a 20-year quest for researchers who are trying to control and improve these breakthrough materials, with the ultimate goal of finding superconductors that operate at room temperature."Our findings point to management and control of this other phase as the correct path toward...

2011-03-23 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Comeback America Initiative (CAI), a non-partisan organization dedicated to fostering a national discussion around fiscal challenges and solutions, in partnership with Master's students from Stanford University's Public Policy and International Studies Programs, announced the findings of its Sovereign Fiscal Responsibility Index (SFRI), a new fiscal indicator that incorporates a wide range of fiscal, economic and political factors into...

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2011-03-22 05:50:00

Young adults who were born extremely premature may be at higher risk for asthma, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The scientists followed more than 600,000 Swedish adults 25 to 35 years old to determine whether asthma medications were prescribed in 2005"“2007.   They found that those born between the 23rd and 27th weeks of pregnancy were 2.4 times as likely to have asthma as those born full-term. However, no increased risk was seen among those...

2011-03-21 15:05:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (OTCQB: ILIU) today issued financial and operational results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. "We made good progress towards establishing our business in 2010. In collaboration with Stanford University, data from a clinical study was presented in March 2010 showing the important role applied genetics has in improving weight loss. Our Inherent Health Weight Management...

2011-03-16 00:00:30

Xtreme Compute Technologies (XCT) today announces Stanford University's selection of XCT "a-BriX" NVIDIA Tesla based solutions in partnership with Scalable Informatics as part of a new 50 node (100 Tesla C2050 GPU's) heterogeneous cluster to be dubbed "numbercruncher". Stanford's "numbercruncher" will support wide range of research initiatives including computational biology, molecular dynamics, structural biology and chemical biology simulation, amongst others. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) March...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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