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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...

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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. The human body contains more bacteria than it does cells. These bacterial communities can have a positive effect on our health, by training our immune systems and helping to metabolize the foods we eat. But they can also set us up to develop digestive...

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2010-06-21 10:25:00

UNC researchers are the first to identify brain abnormalities in children at high risk for schizophrenia shortly after birth. The finding could lead to earlier detection of schizophrenia and enable better prevention and treatment. Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental disorder affecting one in 100 people worldwide. Most cases aren't detected until a person starts experiencing symptoms like delusions and hallucinations as a teenager or adult. By that time, the disease has often progressed so...

2010-05-21 10:12:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP) recognized its seventh class of graduates on May 20, 2010 at The Kenan Institute, on the University of North Carolina Campus in Chapel Hill, NC. Major General Kevin A. Leonard, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics and Operations of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, delivered the key note address. The event was attended by senior military officials, corporate leaders and faculty...

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2010-05-04 07:40:00

NASA will send two astronauts, a veteran undersea engineer and an experienced scientist into the ocean depths off Florida's east coast this month to test exploration concepts and learn more about working in an unforgiving, treacherous environment. The 14th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, begins May 10. Canadian Space Agency astronaut and veteran spacewalker Chris Hadfield will lead the NASA team on a 14-day undersea mission aboard the Aquarius Underwater...

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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...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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