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2014-02-18 23:02:07

Connected World magazine names winners in Startup Competition. Participating incubators and university programs presented and were evaluated during 2014 Connected World Conference held within the Chicago Auto Show. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 PARKNAV (formerly known as Faspark), GIMMEANOTHER, LLC, and WellCar, University of Kansas, were all winners in the 2014 Connected World magazine Startup Competition conducted at Connected World Conference held within the 2014 Chicago Auto...

2013-11-12 08:31:44

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UChic.com, a leading resource and brand for high school and college-aged women, today introduces their Open Door Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping young women achieve their academic and career goals through their grant program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131112/NY07136LOGO) Underscoring its commitment to the success of their consumers, U Chic has made a "100% Behind You Commitment," giving a...

2013-11-08 20:23:12

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A soldier's desire to save a fellow soldier's life doesn't always stop when the mission is complete. Retired Lt. Col. Beth Ward was having a casual conversation with her colleague and fellow Retired Lt. Col. Scott Porter at the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when the topic turned to organ donation and she mentioned she'd like to be an organ donor and save a life someday. It...

2013-10-02 13:43:07

Ever since cruise lines first began building mock suites for passengers to try out before installing the rooms on ocean liners in the 1940s, businesses have been devising trial runs for a small number of consumers to test merchandise prior to mass production. Today, companies still make important changes based on this “usability testing” before taking their goods to the wider market, and researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are part of a team that says that...

2013-08-13 11:09:42

University of Kansas scientists have found that infants who were fed formula enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) from birth to 12 months scored significantly better than a control group on several measures of intelligence conducted between the ages of three to six years. Specifically, the children showed accelerated development on detailed tasks involving pattern discrimination, rule-learning and inhibition between the ages of three to five years of age as well as...

2013-08-01 12:27:02

KATY, Texas, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Sports + Outdoors (d/b/a Academy), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, today announced multi-year partnerships with the University of Kansas Jayhawks, the Kansas State University Wildcats and the University of Missouri Tigers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091125/DA17612LOGO) "We are excited to expand our presence in Kansas by opening two Kansas City stores and through new partnerships with Kansas, K-State...

Researchers Find Evidence Of World's Oldest Cancer In Neandertal
2013-06-07 06:13:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Modern day exposure to pollution, toxins, radiation, and even unhealthy foods are considerable factors in the risk of future cancer. And because these factors are associated with modern society, it is especially rare to find cancers in earlier civilizations. Still, cancers have been found previously in ancient cultures; the oldest was in an Egyptian mummy from about 2,200 years ago. While that was a remarkable find for...

2013-02-26 16:27:50

With More Than Two Feet of Snow Dropped on the Kansas City-Area Over the Past Week, The University of Kansas Hospital Ensures Continuous Patient Care KANSAS CITY, Kan., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As major snowstorms have recently battered the mid-section of the country, keeping most people home from work and school, hospitals have needed to remain open to care for existing patients and, of course, new patients that need medical care. The University of Kansas Hospital and...

Can You Be Judged For Your Shoes?
2012-06-14 15:01:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com It´s often been said the first thing women notice about men is their shoes. Now, a new study suggests men AND women make several snap judgments about one another based solely (get it?!) on your footwear. For example, with a quick glance at someone´s feet, we can predict – with some accuracy – a person´s age, income, and whether they´re the clingy one in a relationship. Researchers from the University of Kansas and Wellesley...

2012-04-30 06:23:23

CHICAGO, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Booth # 2215 -- In a continued effort to support struggling readers and help them succeed, McGraw-Hill Education and the University of Kansas have partnered to launch Fusion Reading nationally at the International Reading Association's (IRA) 57th Annual Convention. Developed by the University's Center for Research on Learning with support from McGraw-Hill education experts, Fusion Reading is a two-year, supplemental reading course designed to...