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2008-07-07 03:00:10

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 7--LAS CRUCES -- Geologist Pam Jansma starts Aug. 1 as dean of New Mexico State University's College of Arts and Sciences, heading up a rambling college that houses astronomy, journalism, music, theater, English, physics, military science, psychology, history, philosophy, criminal justice, molecular biology and women's studies -- among other subjects. She says, understandably, she won't be teaching "right away." Jansma, 49, leaves a...

2008-07-06 18:00:08

By Ashley Meeks, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. Jul. 6--LAS CRUCES -- Geologist Pam Jansma starts Aug. 1 as dean of New Mexico State University's College of Arts and Sciences, heading up a rambling college that houses astronomy, journalism, music, theater, English, physics, military science, psychology, history, philosophy, criminal justice, molecular biology and women's studies -- among other subjects. She says, understandably, she won't be teaching "right away." Jansma, 49, leaves a...

2008-07-02 09:01:02

By Liz Szabo USA Today Newborns in intensive care units may undergo hundreds of painful or stressful procedures -- usually without painkillers, a study published today says. On each day in intensive care, babies underwent an average of 16 procedures, such as needle sticks or bandage removals, according to the study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Because of the difficulty of drawing blood from such tiny veins, one procedure could actually involve 10 to 15 needle...

2008-06-23 03:00:06

By Friedman, Mark PIKE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSpital in Murfreesboro was so desperate for a doctor that it hired one who had been convicted of possession of child pornography. Dr. Lonnie Joseph Parker worked one weekend in February at the 32- bed hospital before the hospital's board rescinded the contract, which nearly closed the hospital because it, like other rural hospitals, didn't have enough physicians on staff. Rosemary Fritts, Pike County Memorial's administrator, said she believed...

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2008-04-30 11:00:00

Human ancestor's teeth yields new cluesTiny marks on the teeth of an ancient human ancestor known as the "Nutcracker Man" may upset current evolutionary understanding of early hominid diet.Using high-powered microscopes, researchers looked at rough geometric shapes on the teeth of several Nutcracker Man specimens and determined that their structure alone was not enough to predict diet.Peter Ungar, professor of anthropology at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, contends the finding...

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2007-07-23 09:50:36

Thermodynamic studies of Martian clay soils suggest inconsistencies in theories of a thick carbon dioxide atmosphere, says a study in Nature. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A study of the thermodynamics of clays found on Mars suggests that little carbon dioxide could have been present during their formation, which contradicts a popular theory of the early Martian atmosphere and will send researchers looking for other explanations for clay formation. Vincent Chevrier of the University of Arkansas and...

2007-06-05 00:50:00

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Guessing about the contents of a cow's stomach is a thing of the past for University of Arkansas researchers - all they have to do is reach in and take a sample. The university's Animal Science Department has surgically implanted 4-inch-wide tubes, called cannulas, in the sides of 12 cows. The cannulas allow the scientists to get a real-time look at a bovine's stomach contents in a study of the effect of grazing on nutrient run off into river watersheds. On a recent...

2006-12-14 09:00:00

LENEXA, Kan., Dec. 14, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Mediware Information Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MEDW) announced that the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, AR, the state's only academic medical center, licensed Mediware's HCLL(tm) Transfusion Blood Management software product. UAMS Medical Center is a 350-bed hospital that provides services not only to the residents of Arkansas but throughout the country. It has the distinction of being the only Arkansas hospital...

2006-02-24 20:56:47

By Mike Shalin BOSTON (Reuters) - Despite his tremendous success in the 200 and 300 meters and in the 4x400 relay, many people have felt Wallace Spearmon's true distance is the 400. This weekend, the indoor world record holder in both the 300 and the 400 relay, makes his professional debut here in the 400 at the USA Indoor Indoor Championships. "I'll be doing more of it in the future," Spearmon said via teleconference earlier this week. "I'll do a mixture of both (the 400 and 200),...

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2005-11-11 09:20:00

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - University of Arkansas researchers have become the first scientists to show that liquid water could exist for considerable times on the surface of Mars. Julie Chittenden, a graduate student with the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, and Derek Sears, director of the Space Center and the W.M. Keck Professor of Planetary Sciences, will report their findings in an upcoming issue of the Geophysical Research Letters. "These experiments will help us understand...