Latest Stephen Miller Stories

2012-11-19 12:34:05

NIH-funded scientists develop new treatment to combat autoimmune disease in mouse model In a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed innovative technology to selectively inhibit the part of the immune system responsible for attacking myelin–the insulating material that encases nerve fibers and facilitates electrical communication between brain cells. Autoimmune disorders occur when T-cells–a type of white...

2012-11-19 11:38:02

New nanotechnology can be used for Type 1 diabetes, food allergies and asthma -New nanoparticle tricks and resets immune system in mice with MS -First MS approach that doesn't suppress immune system -Clinical trial for MS patients shows why nanoparticle is best option -Nanoparticle now being tested in Type 1 diabetes and asthma In a breakthrough for nanotechnology and multiple sclerosis, a biodegradable nanoparticle turns out to be the perfect vehicle to stealthily deliver an antigen...

2008-09-07 03:00:18

By Miller, Stephen As 25 percent of the U.S. workforce nears retirement age, more companies are considering phased retirement programs to address skills shortages and to help employees transition to an easier and more affordable retirement, according to a new survey by HR consultancy and outsourcing firm Hewitt Associates. Hewitt's survey of more than 140 mid-size and large U.S. employers shows that: * 61 percent have developed or will develop special programs to retain targeted,...

2008-07-10 15:00:43

AUSTIN, Texas, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirst No More, an Austin-based humanitarian organization, has received a major donation from Weatherford International to expand its relief work in the Darfur region of Sudan. The donation includes a large cash grant, along with an in-kind grant of vehicles, furniture, office equipment and shipping containers. The non-profit group plans to use the donation to expand its operations in Darfur, where it has been rehabilitating water wells...

2008-06-18 09:00:36

By David Anderson, The Free Press, Kinston, N.C. Jun. 18--Residential and commercial users of Kinston's water and sewer service will pay an extra $4 a month. The City Council approved an ordinance this week to establish a stormwater utility fee, which is responsible for building and maintaining the city's stormwater drainage system. According to the ordinance, the council and the city manager will oversee the utility. City officials began holding discussions last May to find a way to...

2007-09-11 12:00:31

An Oak Park man who has applied for a state license to operate the former Sangamon Care Center says the previous managers sought him out after they "could not operate this location successfully." Stephen Miller said the current license-holders - a group of investors operating through a Skokie-based office under the name Platinum Healthcare - haven't been involved in management since Nov. 1. Those investors have contracted with Miller and his associates at Oak Park-based Bridgemark...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.