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2011-05-19 17:30:00

Regimen of Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation Plus Extensive Locomotor Training "A Significant Breakthrough"; Results Published Today in The Lancet LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of scientists at the University of Louisville, UCLA and the California Institute of Technology has achieved a significant breakthrough in its initial work with a paralyzed male volunteer at Louisville's Frazier Rehab Institute. It is the result of 30 years of research to find...

2011-05-10 11:40:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TNG Pharmaceuticals, a new business developed by MBA students at the University of Louisville Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship, is No. 1 in the world after winning the 2011 Global Championship at Venture Labs Investment Competition (VLIC), the "Super Bowl" of business plan competitions. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110510/DC99291) The $135,000 prize comes on the heels of Louisville's three other grand prize wins...

2011-03-15 00:00:27

KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition will meet on March 17, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. "“ 12:30 p.m. at Shepherdsville City Hall, 634 Conestoga Parkway, in Shepherdsville, KY. This meeting falls under the jurisdiction of the KIPDA Rural Diabetes Grant Steering Committee. The majority of the coalition meeting will be spent on a concept mapping exercise assisting in the formation of the Coalition that will be the driving force of the grant initiative. The Coalition will determine what must be done...

2011-02-04 10:43:00

STUNT continues to set its sights on achieving NCAA emerging sports status MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USA Cheer, the national governing body for all forms of cheerleading, recently kicked off the inaugural STUNT season with the first collegiate STUNT tournament on Saturday, January 29, on the campus of the University of Louisville. As a new competition sport that was announced this past September, STUNT has been designed with a goal to be considered for NCAA...

2011-02-02 16:39:20

An exercise program designed by researchers at the University of Louisville for patients with severe knee arthritis improves leg strength and patients' functional ability before knee replacement surgery, according to recent report in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. The study, led by UofL's Ann Swank, Ph.D., CSCS, and Robert Topp, Ph.D., R.N., says gains from exercise before knee replacement or prehabilitation may translate into improved recovery after surgery. "We designed...

2011-01-18 07:00:00

Community Calls for Specialized Treatment and Guiding Nutritional Protocols FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the prevalence of obesity in the United States has steadily increased, the number of obese patients in Intensive Care Units (ICU) has also increased to more than 25 percent of patients(1). According to a panel of experts recently convened by Nestle HealthCare Nutrition (NHCN) to discuss the issues of obesity in the critical care setting, many hospitals...

2010-08-23 13:15:14

By creating a unique system of blood vessels that is engineered to interact with the tissue surrounding an implanted device, the longevity and function of these devices may be better preserved, according to a study led by researchers in the University of Louisville/ Jewish Hospital's Cardiovascular Innovation Institute (CII). The study was published early online on August 23, 2010 in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research and was funded by the National Institutes of Health. "One of the...

2010-07-29 16:51:24

People with a family history of male breast cancer perceive themselves to be at higher risk of developing the disease than do patients with a family history of female breast cancer; however those with male breast cancer in their families are less likely to know about or seek genetic testing than those with a family history of female breast cancer, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Louisville's James Graham Brown Cancer Center. "Male breast cancer is rare and...

2010-07-22 13:08:50

A five-year study into the causes of deaths of workers at Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) shows significantly lower death rates from all causes and cancer in general when compared to the overall United States population. This is known by occupational health researchers as the "healthy worker effect". However, death from lymphatic and bone marrow cancers such as leukemia or multiple myeloma were slightly above national rates. The study was conducted by faculty at the University of...

2010-06-29 08:07:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Tegrity, provider of Tegrity Campus, the award-winning cloud-based lecture capture service for higher education, announced during their annual user conference this year's winners of the Tegrity Innovation Awards. The awards were presented to those individuals and institutions that have demonstrated exemplary technology vision and are maximizing the benefits of the Tegrity Campus lecture capture service across their campuses. (Logo:...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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