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2014-07-29 20:24:47

Innovative admissions path shows 'You are more than a test score' PHILADELPHIA, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a bold move underscoring Temple University's commitment to access and diversity, President Neil D. Theobald today announced the "Temple Option," an admissions path for talented students who show great potential for success but don't perform well on standardized tests. Starting with applications for fall 2015, students may apply via the Temple Option without...

2014-07-29 08:33:42

TRAFFORD, Pa., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, Inc. (VBH-PA), a ValueOptions® company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, today announced that David Rosenthal, M.D., M.H.A., has accepted a position as the organization's Medical Director. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130624/PH36534LOGO In his new position, Dr. Rosenthal will oversee VBH-PA's medical utilization and review process, and develop and implement...

2014-07-25 23:02:05

Appointment is effective October 1, 2014 Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce that Valerie D. Weber, MD, MS, FACP, has been appointed vice dean for education, effective October 1, 2014. Weber will join Drexel from The Commonwealth Medical College, where she is currently chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences, associate dean for clinical affairs, and professor of medicine. As a member of the senior leadership team of...

2014-05-13 23:02:08

Nearly 41,000 students at two local universities have a new dedicated resource to support their entrepreneurial aspirations as Blackstone LaunchPad offices are open at Philadelphia University and Temple University. Executive Directors are on board and ready to support student entrepreneurs. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Nearly 41,000 students at two local universities have a new dedicated resource to support their entrepreneurial aspirations. Students at Philadelphia University...

2014-04-29 23:01:06

Best Online Colleges, the premier website for rankings of the top online programs and online schools, has released its annual rankings of the Best Online MBA Programs. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 BestOnlineColleges.org is a pioneer in online educational resources for students. A remarkable shift has occurred in America’s higher education system over the last few years. While online education was once considered a niche industry, top colleges and universities are now offering online course...

2013-12-12 12:03:40

The function of two tumor-suppressing genes could play a vital role in helping to control obesity and other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, according to researchers in Temple University's Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine. The researchers published their findings, "Silencing of RB1 and RB2/p130 during adipogenesis of bone marrow stromal cells results in dysregulated differentiation," in the Feb. 1, 2014, issue (online Nov. 25) of the journal...

Baby Brains Wired To Learn By Imitation
2013-10-31 10:33:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since we weren’t able to talk during the first couple years of our lives, we had to learn how to make simple movements by watching our parents and imitating them. New research from Temple University and the University of Washington published in the journal PLOS ONE has revealed some of the neural mechanisms behind how babies learn through imitation. "Babies are exquisitely careful people-watchers, and they're primed to learn from...

2013-03-26 10:54:12

Contrary to convention, vegetation, when well-maintained, can lower the rates of certain types of crime, such as aggravated assault, robbery and burglary, in cities, according to a Temple University study, "Does vegetation encourage or suppress urban crime? Evidence from Philadelphia, PA," published in the journal, Landscape and Urban Planning. "There is a longstanding principle, particularly in urban planning, that you don't want a high level of vegetation, because it abets crime by...

2012-12-10 16:39:14

Angiocidin, a novel tumor-inhibiting protein, has been shown to reduce acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells in vivo by almost two-thirds in pre-clinical experiments. George P. Tuszynski, a professor of neuroscience in Temple University's School of Medicine who discovered Angiocidin, will present the findings during the American Society of Hematology's national meeting in Atlanta on Dec. 9. AML causes certain white blood cells to stop maturing, resulting in their uncontrolled...


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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