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2014-08-13 23:02:38

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is set to expire at the end of 2014 and is currently under debate in Congress Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce release of the report, “TRIA after 2014” by the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is set to expire at the end of 2014 and is currently under debate in Congress. The full Senate passed S. 2244...

2014-07-09 00:20:20

Funding announced today from the Defense agency will go to research teams at the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA to support the development of the Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) applauded today's announcement by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that they have launched their Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program. The program will be led by teams at the University of...

2014-06-17 04:21:35

Expanded License Includes New Product Candidates for Cancer, Infectious Diseases and Novel Immune Activators BLUE BELL, Pa., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) has expanded its existing license agreement with the University of Pennsylvania, adding exclusive worldwide rights to technology and intellectual property for novel synthetic therapies against cancer, infectious diseases and new immune activators. Inovio has an ongoing collaborative research...

2014-06-16 16:23:33

Seminar Equips Teachers with Tools and Resources that will Help Students Prosper SAN FRANCISCO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US and Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) today welcomed nearly 120 high school educators to the PwC-KWHS Seminar for High School Educators on Business and Financial Responsibility. The purpose of the biannual, three-day training seminar is to deepen educators' subject-matter knowledge of how to effectively teach basic, yet critical, financial and leadership...

marijuana and insomnia
2014-06-03 09:29:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For those who have enjoyed the therapeutic and/or entertaining properties of marijuana, the initial feelings of relaxation and euphoria are not unexpected. Very soon after ingestion, either by smoking or consuming orally via food or beverage, a user's eyes may dilate, providing a visual intensity to colors and textures. Other senses may also be heightened. Each of these feelings and sensations are hard to view as negative. But the...

2014-05-13 04:22:33

BLUE BELL, Pa., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) announced today it acquired worldwide rights (excluding China) for early preclinical therapies addressing Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis based on the academic research of Dr. Bin Wang, a professor at Fudan University's Shanghai Medical College. Dr. Wang is a pioneer in the field of DNA therapies, having worked closely with Dr. David Weiner at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wang was the...

2014-05-05 23:03:52

Dana Cita wins First Wharton Social Impact Prize with an Educational Lending Platform to Help Indonesian Students Pay for School Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced that student team Slidejoy won the $30,000 Perlman Grand Prize of the 2014 Wharton Business Plan Competition. The prize was awarded at the Wharton School’s annual Venture Finals on May 1, 2014, where student Finalists received more than $125,000 in combined...

2014-04-10 08:30:21

Funding Will Accelerate Expansion of European Manufacturing BETHESDA, Md., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) (NW Bio), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that on April 9, 2014, it entered into an agreement with a single institutional investor for a registered direct placement of up to $32 million. The Stock Purchase Agreement provides for the sale of an initial $15...

2014-03-14 16:22:34

Large-Scale Sculpture Celebrates Hope for Patients and Families Carrying BRCA Mutations PHILADELPHIA, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, the University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for BRCA formally unveiled "Homologous Hope," a new sculpture suspended from the glass atrium in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The large-scale piece was created especially for the Basser Research Center for BRCA by the New York-based internationally renowned artist Mara G....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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