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2014-07-23 12:31:09

SAN DIEGO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RT Oncology Services Corporation today announced that Craig Mundie has agreed to join its board of directors. Mr. Mundie is currently senior advisor to the CEO of Microsoft Corporation, where he works on strategic projects within the company and on technology strategy and policy. Previously, he was Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer. Mike Martin, president and chief executive officer of RainTree, said, "Craig is a visionary...

2014-05-29 23:02:26

In a new report released today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), recommends implementing a “systems engineering” approach to achieve lower cost and higher quality in healthcare. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Presidential Advisory Council Recommends Systems Engineering to Improve Health Care White House Releases Report and Blog In a new report released today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST),...

2014-03-28 08:26:48

SAN DIEGO, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- aTyr Pharma ("aTyr"), a rare disease biotherapeutics enterprise, announced today the appointment of Ed Penhoet, Ph.D., to the Company's board of directors (BOD). Dr. Penhoet, who co-founded Chiron, is an accomplished scientist and biotech pioneer. He has served on the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC) for the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and was recently appointed to President Obama's Council of...

2013-04-24 23:19:58

Honorary Degrees Will Be Awarded to Lander; Carol Tecla Christ, President of Smith College; and Robert Beckett ´57, Retired Chairman and CEO of Robec, Inc. WORCESTER, Mass. (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) announced today that Eric Lander, PhD, a principal leader of the Human Genome Project and president and founding director of The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, will deliver the address at the university´s 145th commencement exercises on Saturday,...

2013-04-17 23:03:52

“Reinventing the R&D Business Model: Heeding the President´s PCAST Report on Innovation” to be hosted by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. Horsham, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2013 A consummate group of moderators and panelists will participate in an executive session at DIA´s 2013 49th Annual Meeting: Advancing Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science. The session, to be held on June 25 in Boston, will be hosted by the Tufts Center for the Study of...

2013-04-05 23:03:37

On May 8, 2013, Stevens Institute of Technology welcomes Dr. John P. Holdren as the keynote speaker in the President´s Distinguished Lecture Series, hosted by Stevens President Nariman Farvardin. Holdren is Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and Co-chair of the President´s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Holdren to Deliver Progress Report on...

President Obama Awards Highest Honors To Nation's Top Scientists And Innovators
2013-02-04 13:52:47

National Science Foundation Almost all awardees have received NSF support at some point in their research careers President Obama today awarded 12 eminent researchers the National Medal of Science and 11 extraordinary inventors the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. government upon scientists, engineers and inventors. The recipients received their awards at a White House ceremony. This marks the 50th anniversary of the presentation of...

2012-12-18 05:02:46

NQF names Dr. Christine Cassel as new president and CEO Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 17, 2012 The National Quality Forum Board of Directors today unanimously named Dr. Christine K. Cassel as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Cassel will begin her position at NQF effective mid-summer 2013. “NQF is deeply fortunate to have Dr. Cassel join us as our new leader,” said William Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Vice...

2012-02-15 04:34:37

NITRD Symposium to be webcast; media encouraged to tune in and/or to attend the final session on big ideas for the future and an agency showcase Just two decades ago ... - Only 30 percent of Americans used computers and only 15 percent of households owned personal computers. - Computing power was conglomerated in a few select supercomputing centers at major research institutions and national labs. - The fastest supercomputer in the world, a CM-3, could perform 14 billion...

2011-10-14 09:36:17

Design rules will enable scientists to build desired nanomaterials for broad application of nanotechnology to address social challenges, bolstering industry and creating jobs Learning the rules for consistently arranging nanoparticles, like nature arranges atoms into molecules and materials, has been a goal of scientists for quite some time because doing so is essential to capitalize on nanotechnology's potential for broad application. This challenge has now been met for a class of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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