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2014-04-08 23:02:12

Kyle Price, a PhD Candidate with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Scienceat the University of Minnesota, and researchers from Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema, have earned the prestigious American Coatings AWARD for most outstanding technical presentation at the American Coatings Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this week. Cary, NC (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Kyle Price, a PhD Candidate with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the...

2014-04-08 12:25:00

Padilla CRT and Be the Match Win Best in Show for "Securing Congressional Support to Help Save Lives" Campaign MINNEAPOLIS, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) celebrated the best public relations programs of 2013 during the 36th annual Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards, held last night at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. In a night with multiple nonprofit organizations receiving honors, it was PadillaCRT and Be the...

2014-02-25 08:34:23

Frana Companies and CMP Development needs a fire sprinkler system installed for housing near University of Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Frana Companies and CPM Development have selected Brothers Fire Protection for its new 333 unit housing project called WaHu Student Housing. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140225/MN70719) Brothers Fire Protection is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Frana Companies and CPM Development to...

2014-02-11 23:20:43

Dr. James Fricton’s New Book Provides Both Real-life Insights Into Healthy Living and a Romantic Thrill Ride Minneapolis (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Everyone has encountered a zombie or two in their lifetime—a person whose negative attitudes suck the energy out of anyone around. Dr. James Fricton set out to write a book about the factors that tip the balance between health and illness, particularly chronic pain, and what actions can be taken to enhance energy and wellness in the seven...

2014-02-05 16:22:53

MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Vanier College's Director General Mr. Normand W. Bernier is pleased to announce that Vanier Cheetahs football defensive lineman Julien Kafo has been offered a full scholarship to attend the University of Minnesota Division 1 program starting in the fall of 2014. "I am very proud of this achievement and I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Julien and his family. For many years Vanier's football program has been producing athletes that have...

2014-01-08 00:21:40

Preliminary study in mice suggests possible lung cancer preventative effect of South Pacific herb AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the University of Minnesota (UM) and Texas Tech University recently studied the effects of a special preparation of the kava root (Piper methysticum) on lung cancer in mice, and have concluded that the chemically defined extract may have the potential to reduce the risk of lung cancer in humans, according to a press...

2013-12-12 12:26:43

Elizabeth Moran, J.D. and Brooks Deibele join leadership team; Monica Engel promoted to Vice President EAGAN, Minn., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced the addition of key new leadership roles in its legal and sales divisions. Elizabeth Moran, vice president of legal affairs Elizabeth (Betsy) Moran, J.D., was named vice president of legal affairs, responsible for providing leadership and representation on...

2013-11-26 10:39:08

More frequent harvest could substantially boost global food production on existing agricultural lands Harvesting existing cropland more frequently could substantially increase global food production without clearing more land for agriculture, according to a new study from the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota. The study, published in Environmental Research Letters, tracked global harvest trends of 177 crops between 1961 and 2011. It found that the total...

2013-10-22 23:02:02

Gopal Khanna, Principal at The Khanna Group and Senior Fellow at the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota, suggests a major paradigm shift among business owners is needed in how they secure, harmonize, and leverage vital proprietary information residing on their respective IT platforms - and it requires three things. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 There has been a lot of awareness building on the crippling impact of cyber attacks on business and...

2013-10-15 13:09:14

Computer scientists worked with doctors to develop new treatment that would kill cancer cells but spare healthy cells Researchers from the University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, and University of Toronto have successfully shown that a new method for targeting mutated cells could create a major breakthrough in a personalized medicine approach to treat cancer. The team’s findings are published in the Oct. 15 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association of Cancer...