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2010-05-04 07:00:34

Women under the age of 40 who have a mammogram are far more likely to receive a "false positive" than to actually discover that they have breast cancer, claims research published in Monday's edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study, which was led by University of North Carolina radiologist Bonnie Yankaskas, looked at the records of 117,000 women between the ages of 18 and 39 who received their first mammograms starting in 1995. By following their cases, the...

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2010-04-27 08:34:20

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have identified a molecular marker of pancreatic cancer that may help spot the disease at its earliest stages, when it can be treated more successfully with surgery. In a finding published April 26, 2010, in the online journal PLoS One, the researchers showed that a specific form of a protein called palladin is produced in large amounts in the "tumor nest," the cells that surround a pancreatic tumor. By...

2010-04-20 08:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP) is an executive development program for commanders and senior civilian leaders primarily serving within the United States Army's Depot and Arsenal facilities. This Joint program also serves leaders from the other military branches including the U.S. Coast Guard. The participants of the seventh offering of the DAELP have been placed with leading private sector firms and paired...

2010-04-15 08:19:08

Some of us need regular amounts of coffee or other chemical enhancers to make us cognitively sharper. A newly published study suggests perhaps a brief bit of meditation would prepare us just as well. While past research using neuroimaging technology has shown that meditation techniques can promote significant changes in brain areas associated with concentration, it has always been assumed that extensive training was required to achieve this effect. Though many people would like to boost their...

2010-04-12 04:04:00

COLUMBIA, South Carolina, April 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Collexis Expert Community Will Link Over 5,000 Researchers From the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University Based on Elsevier's Scopus Database Collexis Holdings, Inc., a leading developer of semantic technology and knowledge discovery software, announced today that they have reached an agreement with the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University to link their...

2010-04-09 10:06:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- How did NASCAR evolve from moonshine running and dirt tracks to a billion dollar industry and the biggest spectator sport in the United States? A new book by Daniel S. Pierce, University of North Carolina at Asheville associate professor of history, takes an unprecedented look into NASCAR's history and reveals a story that racing fans and Southern historians alike will find compelling. "Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France"...

2010-03-25 15:10:00

Application Deadline Approaching Quickly RALEIGH, N.C., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation will send one middle-school aged boy and one middle-school aged girl to basketball camp this summer on full scholarships. This year, applications for scholarships offered to the Touchstone Energy Roy Williams Basketball Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill for male students and to the Kellie Harper Basketball Camp at N.C. State University for female students, must...

2010-03-15 12:28:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- WorkSmart, a leading provider of Information Technology services and solutions in North Carolina, announced today CEO Ron Unger's participation in IMPACT Leadership Village (ILV), a living and learning community established by North Carolina State University's University Housing. The ILV, started in the fall of 2009, is an interdisciplinary community for first and second year students providing opportunities for students interested in...

2010-03-11 10:51:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of North Carolina in Pembroke, N.C. has contracted with Waypoint Outcomes, a provider of customized Web-based academic assessment and analysis technologies, to assist the university in reaching its goal of improving student writing capabilities. After receiving results from a student writing survey, the university recognized an opportunity to improve and enhance students' performance. The university has drafted a 5-year Quality...

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2010-03-09 10:00:00

Taxing fast food, carbonated soda, and other high-calorie consumables could help lower the average American's daily caloric consumption and lower the nation's obesity rates, according to findings published in the March 8, 2010 issue Archives of Internal Medicine. The study, which was conducted over a 20 year span by researchers at the University of North Carolina, showed that both average weight and risk for diabetes decreased as the price of fast food went up. Likewise, lower prices on said...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.