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2009-10-29 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Skinit, Inc., the industry leader in on-demand personalization technology, today announced that it has appointed Stanford Au as chief technology officer, effective immediately. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091029/LA00878) "We are very pleased to have Stanford join the Skinit team," said Paul Buss, president and CEO of Skinit, Inc. "He brings over 25 years of technology industry experience and I look forward to his help in working with...

2009-10-27 15:38:47

William Kuo, MD, was the on-call interventional radiologist one Friday night three years ago when he received a call from the intensive care unit at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He was asked to attend to a 62-year-old woman who had collapsed at home and was rushed to the emergency room with massive blood clots in her lungs. "I get very emotional when I think about what happened," said Kuo, assistant professor of radiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. "I could immediately...

2009-10-23 13:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) and Stanford University's School of Engineering today unveiled the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Laboratory (VAIL), the next step in the evolution of the two organizations' commitment to drive innovation in automotive development. The Volkswagen Group has donated $5.75 million to the creation of VAIL, including $2 million for building construction and another $750,000 a year for five...

2009-10-18 12:55:56

Macrophages, the scavenger cells of the body's immune system, are responsible for disposing of dying cells. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have identified one pathway in this important process in mice that, if disrupted, causes a lupuslike autoimmune disease. The findings could lead to both a better understanding of the cause of lupus in humans and potential drug treatments for the disorder, which affects an estimated 1.5-2 million people in the United States. "Just like...

2009-10-15 11:52:13

Patients reporting new low-back pain are more likely to undergo surgery if treated in an area with a higher-than-average concentration of magnetic resonance imaging machines, according to research from the Stanford University School of Medicine. This may be bad news for patients, since previous studies have found that increased surgery rates don't improve patient outcomes. "The worry is that many people will not benefit from the surgery, so heading in this direction is concerning," said...

2009-10-14 13:50:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Springboard Enterprises, in partnership with Silicon Valley-based Life Sciences Angels and with the support of the Stanford Medical and Law Schools, will host a forum presenting some of the most transformational early stage ventures led by women. The 30 companies and CEOs selected are highly qualified, serve large and rapidly growing markets and offer a wide range of opportunities within the sector including drug platforms, devices,...

2009-09-13 18:19:33

Jiyai Shin captured her third title of the year Sunday, winning the LPGA Arkansas Championship in a playoff. The 21-year-old Korean star birdied the second extra hole, sinking a 10-foot putt, to defeat Sun Young Yoo and Angela Stanford after the three had finished regulation play at 9-under-par 204. Shin shot a 7-under 64, Yoo had a 68 and Stanford a 69 in the final round. The win was Shin's sixth on the tour. I still can't believe it, Shin said after her win. My goal was just a top 10. Shin...

2009-09-07 14:28:11

Globs of human fat removed during liposuction conceal versatile cells that are more quickly and easily coaxed to become induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, than are the skin cells most often used by researchers, according to a new study from Stanford's School of Medicine. "We've identified a great natural resource," said Stanford surgery professor and co-author of the research, Michael Longaker, MD, who has called the readily available liposuction leftovers "liquid gold."...

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2009-09-04 08:45:00

Stanford scientists' open-source camera could change photography by giving programmers anywhere the power to change camera features and create new possibilities. Stanford photo scientists are out to reinvent digital photography with the introduction of an open-source digital camera, which will give programmers around the world the chance to create software that will teach cameras new tricks. If the technology catches on, camera performance will be no longer be limited by the software that...

2009-07-27 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WiSpry, Inc., the leader in programmable radio frequency (RF) semiconductor products for the wireless industry, today announced that Jeffrey Hilbert will be featured at the 7th annual AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford to be held July 28-30, 2009 in Palo Alto, Calif. Mr. Hilbert will join other key technology executives and experts on a Wireless CEO Showcase panel aimed at identifying emerging trends, building high-level relationships and...


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2012-06-14 07:52:59

Symbol: VEST4 Group: Lichen Family: Verrucariaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Verrucariales Family   Verrucariaceae Genus   Verrucaria Schrad. – wart lichen Species   Verrucaria stanfordii Herre – Stanford's wart lichen

2012-06-14 08:38:16

Symbol: TOST2 Group: Moss Family: Pottiaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   HYST6 Hyophila stanfordensis (Steere) A.J.E. Sm. & H. Whitehouse Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Pottiales Family   Pottiaceae Genus  ...

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2012-06-14 12:30:33

Symbol: POPE2 Group: Dicot Family: Polygonaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    N CAN    N Synonyms:   PEBI4 Persicaria bicornis (Raf.) Nieuwl.   PELO7 Persicaria longistyla (Small) Small   PEMI9 Persicaria mississippiensis (Stanford) Small   PEPE19 Persicaria pensylvanica (L.) Small   PEPED Persicaria pensylvanica (L.) Small var. dura (Stanford) C.F. Reed   POBI11...

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2012-06-14 12:31:12

Symbol: POHY2 Group: Dicot Family: Polygonaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N AK    I PR    N CAN    N Synonyms:   PEHY7 Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small   PEHYB Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small var. breviciliata (Fernald) C.F. Reed   PEHYE Persicaria hydropiperoides (Michx.) Small var. euronotora (Fernald) C.F. Reed   PEHYO Persicaria hydropiperoides...

2012-06-14 13:10:33

Symbol: PHHER2 Group: Dicot Family: Solanaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: PhysalisheterophyllaNees var.rowelliiStanford distribution:USA(TX) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'