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2014-09-02 12:29:51

Designation Builds Support for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis MIAMI, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senate Resolution 533, introduced by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, designates September 2014 as "National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month". This designation is especially timely given the progress being made toward a cure for spinal cord injury at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. "We are incredibly grateful to Senator Rubio and the entire U.S. Senate for...

deepwater horizon drifters
2014-08-22 03:30:49

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Science consortium offers new information to predict how oil and other pollutants move in the ocean A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants. The findings provide new information to help predict the movements of oil and other pollutants in the ocean. Nearly two years to the day...

History Of Culture Transformed Into Visual Representation
2014-08-04 03:09:11

University of Miami University of Miami Physicist on Multidisciplinary Team That Explored Cultural Migration Through Big Data Visualization Quantifying and transforming the history of culture into visual representation isn’t easy. There are thousands of individual stories, across thousands of years, to consider, and some historical conditions are nearly impossible to measure. Addressing this challenge, Dr. Maximilian Schich, associate professor of arts and technology at The...

2014-07-31 08:36:39

First MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System to be installed on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard CLEVELAND, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami has become the fourth U.S. customer and the first hospital on the east coast to acquire an MRI-guided radiation therapy system from ViewRay(TM) Incorporated, a privately held medical device company. The MRIdian(TM) (me-rid-i-an) system is the first and only FDA cleared system of its kind...

2014-07-30 16:27:29

Dinner to Benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis will present the 29(th) Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on Monday, September 29, 2014. The annual event, hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc, and chaired by Mark Dalton, raises funds to support the ground-breaking spinal cord injury research done by researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis...

2014-07-28 10:06:28

University of Miami Researchers at the University of Miami find that early joint attention predicts later autism symptoms Some babies are at risk for autism because they have an older sibling that has the disorder. To find new ways to detect Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) earlier in life, researchers are exploring the subtleties of babies' interactions with others and how they relate to the possibility and severity of future symptoms. A new study helps us to understand the connection...

2014-07-15 13:45:02

University of Miami A new study from researchers at the University of Miami reveals how conciliatory gestures promote human forgiveness It's well known that when a person takes steps to make amends for a wrongdoing, the victim is more inclined to forgive and forget. However, exactly why that happens is less obvious and poorly understood. In a recent study, scientists made substantial progress in explaining the psychological processes that make forgiveness happen. Their findings show...

New Information Will Help Improve Tropical Storm Forecasting
2014-07-14 03:53:08

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science New research from University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science suggests that physical conditions at the air-sea interface, where the ocean and atmosphere meet, is a key component to improve forecast models. The study offers a new method to aid in storm intensity prediction of hurricanes. "The general assumption has been that the large density difference between the ocean and...

2014-06-28 10:07:43

University of Miami Researchers at the University of Miami and the University of Ulster have created nanoparticles that can transport interacting molecules into living cells. With the continuing need for very small devices in therapeutic applications, there is a growing demand for the development of nanoparticles that can transport and deliver drugs to target cells in the human body. Recently, researchers created nanoparticles that under the right conditions, self-assemble –...

2014-05-19 10:03:37

University of Miami University of Miami researchers say confidence in stress management techniques improve after 5-week session Can psychological intervention help women adapt to the stresses of breast cancer? It appears that a brief, five-week psychological intervention can have beneficial effects for women who are dealing with the stresses of breast cancer diagnosis and surgery. Intervening during this early period after surgery may reduce women's distress and providing cognitive or...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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