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2011-02-01 02:05:06

Findings point to digestive bacterial influence on choline metabolism The more we learn about biology, the closer we get to being able to treat disease "“ and the more complicated our understanding of disease itself becomes. A new research finding showing a strong relationship between complex microbial ecologies in human intestines and the common but serious medical condition known as fatty liver illustrates this paradox. From past genomic studies, we have learned that a mind-boggling...

2011-01-31 13:03:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan (PTSL) is a competitive, merit-based scholarship-loan program available to high school seniors and current undergraduate students who have chosen to enter the teaching profession. The application is available at CFNC.org/PTSL. The deadline for 2011-12 scholarships is April 15, 2011. The annual PTSL award is $2,500 per year if the student is a freshman or a sophomore, and...

2011-01-31 13:12:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students interested in nursing careers can apply for a scholarship/loan through the N.C. Nurse Scholars Program (NSP) for the 2011-12 academic year at CFNC.org. Approximately 400 new awards are expected to be made for the coming year, according to College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC). Selection criteria and an application are available for undergraduate students at CFNC.org/NSP and, for master's degree students,...

2011-01-31 12:58:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Master's and doctoral degree students planning to become nursing instructors at North Carolina public and private colleges and universities may apply for the Nurse Educators of Tomorrow (NET) scholarship-loan for the 2011-12 academic year at the college information site, CFNC.org/NET. Up to 80 new awards are available for the coming year, according to College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC). NET awards for...

2011-01-26 04:35:04

Singapore-Swiss-American partnership that spans three continents will revolutionise human communication in the 21st centurySingapore, Jan 26, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Need to have a conference with others thousands of kilometres away? A glass-walled room lets all parties interact as if you were all together at one location.Can't be physically present for a meeting? Send your avatar which will take on your appearance as well as gestures and even give you a report of the meeting at the end....

2011-01-20 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As our country observes National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January, a growing number of public health experts are working to stamp out this preventable disease - state by state - once and for all. The Cervical Cancer-Free America (CCFA) initiative, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health, announced today that six states have already joined its multi-state, multi-year effort to...

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2010-12-02 14:09:55

New research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill investigating the effect of temperature on extremely slow chemical reactions suggests that the time required for evolution on a warm earth is shorter than critics might expect. There has been controversy about whether life originated in a hot or cold environment, and about whether enough time has elapsed for life to have evolved to its present complexity. But new research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...

2010-12-01 00:41:12

EBSCO Discovery Serviceâ“ž¢ Selected New "One Search" Service Bringing Together Resources with Easy Linking Capabilities Ipswich, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) November 30, 2010 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has selected EBSCO Discovery Serviceâ“ž¢ from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) as the basis for One Search, the library's single search experience. By looking closely at the available discovery options it came down to the...

2010-11-23 00:01:32

Dr. Gregory Carroll has been honored for his work on an award-winning online course in Music Appreciation. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) November 22, 2010 The UNCG Division of Continual Learning today announced that Dr. Gregory Carroll has received the division's first "Award for Excellence in Online Education." An associate professor in the UNCG School of Music, Carroll was honored for his outstanding contribution to Music Appreciation 241, an award-winning online course he helped to...

2010-11-15 12:12:44

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have demonstrated that the gene mutated in cystic fibrosis not only controls traffic on the chloride highway, but also keeps the sodium highway from being overused. An imbalance of salt and water in patients with cystic fibrosis makes their lungs clog up with sticky mucus that is prone to infection. The cause of the offending imbalance is a well-known genetic error, one that blocks the molecular expressway for...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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