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2010-10-28 08:00:00

SYOSSET, N.Y., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Bernice Duffy Johnson, of Durham, North Carolina, has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of education. ABOUT DR. BERNICE DUFFY JOHNSON Dr.

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2010-10-26 14:52:45

The study found that the cutoffs used by such infertility tests, which measure levels of a molecule called follicle stimulating hormone or FSH, label many women as infertile who actually go on to have children naturally.

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2010-10-19 09:25:00

Viagra, the famous little blue pill that millions of men use for erectile dysfunction, and originally developed to help ailing hearts, may now also help treat heart symptoms of muscular dystrophy.

2010-08-23 08:13:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) launched a new partnership with Zipcar Inc., providing the campus with access to the world's leading car-sharing service.

2010-08-19 13:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Carolinas will no longer pursue a plan to place up to three demonstration wind turbines in the Pamlico Sound.

2010-07-21 18:20:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County will name its new arts center in downtown Winston-Salem "Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts" in honor of its current President and CEO. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100721/CL38949 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100721/CL38949 ) Tonya Deem, Arts Council chair, said, "The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has been fortunate to have Milton Rhodes serve...

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2010-06-22 10:06:04

A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine suggests that a shift in the balance between the “good” bacteria and the “bad” bacteria that populate our gut could be a harbinger of colon cancer.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.