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2014-10-09 16:20:46

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has made the most detailed global map yet of the glow from a turbulent planet outside our solar system, revealing its secrets of air temperatures and water vapor. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnVAR/20081007/38461LOGO Hubble observations show the exoplanet, called WASP-43b, is no place to call home. It is a world of extremes, where seething winds howl at the speed of sound from a...

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2014-10-04 06:09:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The older generation is a source of constant study for scientists seeking to understand why some of us live such long lives, and some of us die relatively early. Studies have found many predictors of death in the elderly, including broken hips, love handles and nocturia (frequent bedwetting). A new study from the University of Chicago has added loss of smell (olfaction) to that list. The findings, published in PLOS ONE, reveal that...

2014-10-02 23:01:53

In August, Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany co-founder, Julie Rotblatt-Amrany was a featured speaker at a prestigious Art and Science conference held on August 28th in Chicago. (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 In August, Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany co-founder, Julie Rotblatt-Amrany was a featured speaker at a prestigious Art and Science conference held on August 28th in Chicago. The conference, titled Multiverse: Facts, Fictions, and Fantasies, was held at the LeRoy Neiman Center, and...

2014-09-03 16:25:38

Everyday Mathematics 4 Continues Legacy of Transforming Math Education that Inspired more than 10 Million Students Globally NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building upon the highly effective K-6 program's 30 years of success and innovation in the classroom, McGraw-Hill Education today announced the launch of Everyday Mathematics 4®, the first alternative core program that can be fully implemented digitally. Developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project in...

2014-07-08 23:06:26

Bruce Reider, MD, prominent sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon and University of Chicago team physician was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at its Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on Friday, July 11th. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals in the sports medicine community who have contributed immensely and set themselves apart from others in the field. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Bruce Reider, MD, prominent sports medicine...

2014-06-17 12:52:24

University of Chicago Examining factors such as how much children gesture at an early age may make it possible to identify and intervene with very young children at risk for delays in speech and cognitive development, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Chicago. The research by leading early learning scientists looked at children from a wide variety of backgrounds, including those from advantaged and disadvantaged families, and those who had suffered brain...

2014-05-16 16:23:51

CHICAGO, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the South East Chicago Commission (SECC) announced that the Obama Presidential Library Committee will share their strategies to bring the Obama Presidential Library to the South Side of Chicago at the 5th Annual Woodlawn Community Summit on May 17, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140516/88477 The Community Advisory Board that advises the University of Chicago, and its partners, will engage in candid conversation that will deliver upon...

2014-04-08 10:48:49

Genetic variants associated with enjoying the effects of d-amphetamine—the active ingredient in Adderall—are also associated with a reduced risk for developing schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), report scientists from the University of Chicago in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on April 7. The results support a long-standing hypothesis that dopamine, the neurotransmitter connected with the euphoric effects of amphetamine, is related to...

2014-03-28 13:36:21

Disadvantaged children attending early childhood development programs have significantly improved health as adults Disadvantaged children who attend high-quality early childhood development programs including healthcare and nutrition have significantly improved health as adults, reports a new study. The study was led by researchers from UCL (University College London), the University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina. These findings build upon existing evidence that...

2014-03-17 20:23:01

Initiative will expand economic opportunities for Mid-South Side neighborhoods, connect to new network of anchor institutions across the city CHICAGO, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Chicago today announced the launch of UChicago Local, an initiative designed to support local businesses on the Mid-South Side, providing the training and connections to help them work with the University and UChicago Medicine. UChicago Local will offer programs and tools for business owners and...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.