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coffee rust
2014-09-30 07:19:11

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We hope you were able to take advantage of one of the many free National Coffee Day giveaways on Monday, because ecologists at the University of Michigan report that a fungus has been sweeping across plantations in Mexico and Central America, limiting coffee production and forcing price increases in the process. According to the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Environmental Biology, which is funding Ivette Perfecto’s...

2014-09-18 08:30:50

Center supports research focused on effects of aging, creates groundwork for drugs that can postpone disease and extend lifespan ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $3 million grant from The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research will allow the University of Michigan to establish a national center of excellence in biogerontology research. The Glenn Center for Aging Research at U-M will focus on exploiting and expanding the growing evidence that drugs can...

cars should communicate with each other
2014-09-06 04:50:00

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Michigan and several automotive industry partners are looking to have a wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communication system operational within seven years, the Ann Arbor-based school announced on Friday. According to Reuters reporter Ben Klayman, the university’s new Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) will be helping to develop and implement technology that will enable cars and trucks to communicate...

2014-08-21 08:25:39

Free Event to Highlight Opportunities for the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business announced that it will host its annual entrepreneurial symposium, Entrepalooza, on Friday, Sept. 12 from 8:30am to 2:00pm at the Michigan League, located at 911 N. University Ave. in Ann Arbor, Mich. This year's event will...

2014-07-22 12:29:56

LEBANON, N.H., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John D. Birkmeyer, MD, an internationally recognized leader in outcomes research and quality improvement, has been named to the position of Executive Vice President for Enterprise Support Services across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system. In this newly-created position, he will work with CEO and President Dr. James N. Weinstein and key members of the senior management team to create a sustainable health system - a regional...

2014-06-26 23:10:46

Winners will be announced during the 2014 ITS World Congress in September. Deadline for applications is July 7. Detroit, Mich. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The University of Michigan Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation (SMART) initiative, announced it is seeking applications for the 2014 MobiPrize. NextEnergy will sponsor a $5000 MobiPrize for Michigan Entrepreneurs who, through their innovative new mobility technology, service, product, or infrastructure...

2014-06-17 23:10:10

The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, today announced its chief science officer, Brian Athey, Ph.D., will be presenting at the Bioinformatics & Data Management Conference (BIDM) 2014 being held in San Diego, Calif., June 19-20, 2014. Wakefield, Mass. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Dr. Athey is the Michael A. Savageau Collegiate Professor and Chair of...

2014-06-17 12:34:42

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TurtleCell, creator of the first protective case for the iPhone 5 and 5s with retractable headphones, recently graduated from its incubator space in SPARK Central to a new office in Ann Arbor. Prior to SPARK Central, TurtleCell, which was founded by graduates from the University of Michigan, was incubated at TechArb. A video on Ann Arbor SPARK's YouTube channel details TurtleCell's expansion:...

2014-06-04 08:30:08

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A physician-scientist who developed a personalized immunotherapy for leukemia using patients' own T cells is the recipient of the 2014 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science, awarded by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan Medical School. Carl June, M.D. of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will receive the $100,000 prize in...

2014-05-29 13:57:07

American Sociological Association A new study suggests that high-status female college students employ "slut discourse" — defining their styles of femininity and approaches to sexuality as classy rather than trashy or slutty — to assert class advantage and put themselves in a position where they can enjoy sexual exploration with few social consequences. "Viewing women only as victims of men's sexual dominance fails to hold women accountable for the roles they play in reproducing...


Word of the Day
bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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