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2011-10-11 12:21:28

University of Colorado researchers have found that worms were among the first animals to surface after an asteroid plowed into the Gulf of Mexico 65.5 million years ago. Geological sciences Associate Professor Karen Chin of the university said this "K-T extinction" is often focused on the survival and proliferation of mammals, and studies show some of the earliest terrestrial ecosystems to emerge were aquatic plants. However, new evidence from North Dakota shows networks of...

2011-09-02 16:48:24

New research from the University of California, Davis, and the University of Colorado at Boulder puts an unexpected twist on how mitochondria, the energy-generating structures within cells, divide. The work, which could have implications for a wide range of diseases and conditions, was published today (Sept. 2) in the journal Science. “It´s a paradigm shift in cell biology,” said Jodi Nunnari, professor and chair of molecular cell biology at UC Davis and a co-author of the...

2011-08-12 12:12:17

Published online on Aug. 7, 2011, the journal Nature Medicine reports that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including ibuprofen reduce the severity of postpartum breast cancers in animal models. "We caution patients and providers that because a mother's body is undergoing radical changes during this time, we can't yet speak to the safety of these drugs for women diagnosed with or at risk for postpartum breast cancer, and thus can't yet recommend NSAIDs as a preventative therapy or cancer...

2011-08-11 21:52:32

In an article published online this week in Nature Genetics, a University of Colorado Cancer Center team in partnership with universities in China and Denmark reports the first genetic sequencing of urothelial (transitional) carcinoma, the most prevalent type of bladder cancer. Recognizing the genetic mutations that make bladder cancer cells different than their healthy neighbors may allow early genetic screenings for cancer and new therapies targeting cells with these mutations. In addition,...

2011-08-09 12:11:11

More Americans making visits to the Emergency Department A shortage in the number and availability of primary care physicians may continue to mean rising numbers of emergency department visits, despite the expanded health insurance coverage required by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The goals of the ACA include improving health insurance coverage, reducing health care costs and expanding access to care for millions of Americans. But a study by the University of...

2011-07-29 09:00:00

CHICAGO, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Education LLC, a full-service provider of online learning services for colleges and universities, announced an agreement with Cumberland University (CU) in Lebanon, TN to support CU's new online RN to BSN program, as well as a revision and expansion of CU's online Master of Arts in Education program. The CU online program will provide professional nurses and educators the opportunity to complete their degrees from one of the nation's...

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2011-07-23 05:45:00

Volcanic ash from small-scale eruptions and soot resulting from the burning of fossil fuels may be responsible by slowing the rate of global warming up by to 20-percent, according to the results of a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) study released Thursday. Particles such as these, commonly referred to as "aerosols", can reflect sunlight back into space once they reach the stratosphere, which according to an NOAA press release, "leads to a cooling influence on the...

2011-06-30 05:30:00

SALT LAKE CITY, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeVantage Corporation (OTCBB: LFVN), the maker of science-based solutions for the reduction of oxidative stress by the synergistic activation of Nrf2, announced today that renowned scientist, co-discoverer of superoxide dismutase and a pioneer in the area of Free Radical Biology, Dr. Joe M. McCord, has accepted the position as the Company's Chief Scientific Officer. In addition, Dr. Brooks Hybertson, nationally-recognized oxidative stress...


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James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'