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2011-11-30 14:54:49

Leads to lower consumption of alcohol A groundbreaking new study shows that laws legalizing medical marijuana have resulted in a nearly nine percent drop in traffic deaths and a five percent reduction in beer sales. "Our research suggests that the legalization of medical marijuana reduces traffic fatalities through reducing alcohol consumption by young adults," said Daniel Rees, professor of economics at the University of Colorado Denver who co-authored the study with D. Mark Anderson,...

Ice Age Hominins And Their Adaptability To Climate Change
2011-11-17 10:07:33

Complex computational modeling provides clues to Neanderthal extinction Computational modeling that examines evidence of how hominin groups evolved culturally and biologically in response to climate change during the last Ice Age also bears new insights into the extinction of Neanderthals. Details of the complex modeling experiments conducted at Arizona State University and the University of Colorado Denver will be published in the December issue of the journal Human Ecology, available...

Looking For A Job On The Internet Reduces Unemployment Time
2011-10-05 10:05:30

Better job boards, technology benefit job seekers A new study shows that using the Internet to look for a job reduces the time spent unemployed by an average of 25 percent. The discovery directly contradicts a 2004 study showing that using the Internet actually prolonged unemployment. "In 2004 the researchers came up with two scenarios for their findings — the Internet was not an effective tool or that people who looked on-line for jobs were not as qualified," said Hani...

2011-02-28 07:00:00

DENVER, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (OTC Bulletin Board: OMBP) Omni Bio Pharmaceutical, Inc. ("Omni Bio"), an emerging biopharmaceutical company formed to acquire, license, and develop existing therapies for indications with substantial commercialization potential, has committed to expand its Phase I/II human clinical trial in recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetes patients from 15 patients to 50. The expansion of the trial population has been approved by the FDA. The trial, which is...

2011-02-16 19:01:00

VIENNA, Va., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced that it has provided free software to the University of Colorado Denver Business School for the expansion of course offerings focused on business intelligence. This is the second time in the past three years that MicroStrategy has provided the school with free business intelligence software licenses,...

2011-01-04 07:00:00

DENVER, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omni Bio Pharmaceutical, Inc. ("Omni Bio") (OTC Bulletin Board: OMBP), today announced that U.S. Patent No. 7,850,970, entitled "Inhibitors of Serine Protease Activity and Their Use in Methods and Compositions for Treatment of Bacterial Infections," was issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on December 14, 2010 (the "New Patent"). The New Patent is part of the technology licensed to Omni Bio through one of its technology...

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2010-12-25 06:30:00

New research suggests that more and more people are dying from abusing or misusing drugs, including both prescription and illegal drugs. The study found that deaths from "accidental poisonings" are more than ten times higher than they were in the late 1960s. Death from accidental poisoning is higher across all age groups more so than it was a few decades ago, especially among white Americans.  "I went in expecting to see a blip (in increased accidental poisonings) with the baby...

2010-12-14 23:51:50

Barriers, metal gates create 'architecture of fear' A decade after the 9/11 attacks, significant parts of America's most prominent downtowns remain largely sealed off as `security zones,' but a newly published study by University of Colorado Denver professor Jeremy N©meth says this has led to blighted landscapes, limited public access and a need for a new approach to urban planning. "Our most open, public cities are becoming police states," said N©meth, assistant professor of...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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