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2014-07-03 04:21:13

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn; Mars Director of Fundamental Health & Nutrition research, Dr. Hagen Schroeter, and 150 of the world's brightest medical researchers take part in key panel discussion on aging and health LINDAU, Germany, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Nobel Laureate Prof. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Hagen Schroeter, Director of Fundamental Health & Nutrition Research at Mars, Incorporated, explored how current...

2014-05-27 08:25:18

DENVER, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cal-Bay International, Inc. (OTC Markets: CBYI) Cal-Bay International, today issued the following news release: Cal-Bay International today announced the company signed its first distribution agreement with Ocean Pure Health (OPH), a California based Specialty Marketing and fulfillment company. OPH has a network of established retail clients including a number of legal dispensary outlets, who have already expressed interest in obtaining the CB...

2014-05-20 16:29:28

Updated nonpartisan website guides voters this primary season SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two weeks from today California voters will cast ballots that will impact housing for veterans and public access to government meetings and records. They'll also choose the top two candidates for a handful of offices including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and others. The newly updated nonpartisan California Choices (www.californiachoices.org), a...

2014-05-14 08:30:41

SAN DIEGO, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Labs, part of Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen), today announced plans to open Janssen Labs @South San Francisco, a new 30,000-square foot, standalone operation based at 329 Oyster Point Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA. The new location will accommodate up to 50 independent, emerging companies to be co-located with staff from Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC. Like the successful flagship Janssen Labs in San Diego,...

2014-05-08 20:25:43

230 Students to Receive Financial Support for 2014-2015 School Year WATSONVILLE, Calif., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Strawberry Commission today announced this year's recipients of the California Strawberry Scholarship Program, helping the children of strawberry farm workers pursue their dreams through higher education. From throughout the state's strawberry growing regions, 230 students - high school graduates and those currently enrolled in trade schools and...

2014-04-28 12:28:25

Best Academic Research Focused on Sustainable Investing to Be Recognized in November at The 25th Annual SRI Conference COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. and BERKELEY, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business (Berkeley-Haas) has announced a call for papers for the 19th annual Moskowitz Prize--the only global award recognizing outstanding academic research in the field of sustainable, responsible, impact...

Size Of Animal's Brain Matters When It Comes To Self-control
2014-04-22 14:36:34

By Yasmin Anwar, UC Berkeley [ Watch The Video: Animal Self-Control Dependent On Brain Size ] Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel, according to a new study of 36 species of mammals and birds ranging from orangutans to zebra finches. Scientists at Duke University, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Yale and more than two-dozen other research institutions collaborated on this first...

2014-04-10 08:31:04

DENVER, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cal-Bay International, Inc. (OTC Markets: CBYI) Headline: Robert Thompson Appointed as Cal-Bay CEO. Cal-Bay International, Inc. today announced the appointment of Robert Thompson as the company's new CEO. Robert Thompson is a seasoned executive who originally formed Cal-Bay Controls Inc. (CBC) originally as a sole proprietorship, being operated since 1990 under the name Cal-Bay Controls, in Tustin, California, as a manufacturer's...

2014-04-08 12:31:06

DENVER, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cal-Bay International, Inc. (OTC Markets: CBYI) Headline: Dr. A. Gomez Joins Cal-Bay International, Board of Directors. Cal-Bay International, Inc. today announced the appointment of Dr. A. Gomez to the company's Board of Directors as Vice President of Medical Technology, effective April 15(th), 2014. Company President Walter Nicholas stated, "The appointment of Dr. Gomez to Cal-Bay's management is a major step forward for the company's growth...

2014-03-26 12:26:08

SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal Humanities has announced the recipients of the 2014 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant awards. This year Cal Humanities has awarded $350,000 to thirteen film, radio, and new media projects. The projects range from a public radio series documenting California's regional food and culture; to a film about anti-tax activist Howard Jarvis and Proposition 13; to a film about the changes in California's Three Strikes Law....


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2009-07-10 12:40:34

Berkelium is a synthetic radioactive metallic element. It has the symbol Bk and the atomic number 97. It is an actinoid found in the actinide series (which includes actinium). Berkelium was first synthesized by bombarding americium with helium ions. It was named after the University of California, Berkeley. This was the fifth transuranic element to be synthesized. This silvery metal easily oxidizes in air at elevated temperatures and is readily dissolvable in mineral acids. Berkelium was...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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