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2013-01-17 23:01:15

Northwest Ohio's chapter of Susan G. Komen For The Cure is 1 of the 15 charities participating in The Chuck Boyk Challenge. Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 The Chuck Boyk Challenge is a charity event that is ongoing until February 14th. The Chuck Boyk Challenge aims to highlight local charities. The top 3 charities with the most votes will win cash prizes totaling $5,000. One of the charities participating in the challenge is Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Northwest Ohio. Read below to...

2013-01-16 23:03:28

A generous grant from the Irene Diamond Fund will enable the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) to create the Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Translational Research on Aging. The goal of the new program is to train new scientists to work in the area of aging research, a field that is experiencing severe shortages in talented investigators despite the rapidly aging population. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 A generous grant from the Irene...

2012-12-27 05:02:19

New foundation will drive awareness, supportive care and accelerate new therapies for millions of people living with seizures Washington, DC, December 26, 2012 (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 The Epilepsy Foundation (EF) and the Epilepsy Therapy Project (ETP) announced today that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved the merger of the two organizations. The new organization, known as the Epilepsy Foundation, will fight for more than two million Americans and their families living...

Finding Cancer Could Be A Sniff Away
2012-12-06 14:31:10

[ Watch the Video:  Trained Dogs Can Sniff Out Cancer ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study suggests that a doctor´s visit may not be all that necessary when trying to determine whether you have lung cancer, just ask your pet pooch. Austrian researchers found that dogs are pretty good at being able to sniff out lung cancer, lending hope towards early diagnosis. Peter Errhalt, head of the pulmonology department at Krems hospital in northern...

Japan Unveils Prototype Of Faster Floating Train
2012-11-26 13:25:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The island nation of Japan features a vast network of high-speed rail lines to connect its cities together. The country´s famous bullet train system, which was developed in the early 1960s and is still regarded around the world as one of the best high-speed mass transit systems in the world, could soon see competition from even faster trains. Last week the Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) unveiled a prototype of...

A Third Of Children Are Incorrectly Restrained In Cars
2012-10-09 18:54:22

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The vulnerability of childhood, through the mazes of discovery and social interaction, has another startling factor to contend with.  In a new study published by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, it has been determined that car accidents are the main cause of serious injury and death among children in that country. The study showed that 37 percent of all children under the age of 16 use safety restraints incorrectly....


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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