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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...

2010-02-09 10:36:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, today announced it has signed agreements to provide print-on-demand services - via its TextStream Digital Print Service unit - to Fordham University Press, University of North Carolina Press and Penn State Press. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/CL24290LOGO) "Three highly regarded university presses have put their...

2010-02-05 08:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) welcomes its sixth class of Log21 participants on February 14th and is excited to have IDB's own Ambassador David Litt (Ret.) as a featured speaker. Amb. Litt, the former Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, served for 34 years as a career U.S. diplomat, specializing in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. He also served as the Political Advisor to the commanders of both U.S. Central...

2010-02-02 10:53:24

The research, published online Jan. 31, 2010, in the journal Nature Genetics, presents the first high-resolution atlas of these regulatory elements in the most studied cell type for treatment and prevention of type II diabetes. Together with colleagues in Barcelona, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have generated a complete map of the areas of the genome that control which genes are "turned on" or "off." The discovery, made in pancreatic islet cells, opens new...

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2010-01-04 10:56:54

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered that a single atom "“ a calcium, in fact "“ can control how bacteria walk. The finding identifies a key step in the process by which bacteria infect their hosts, and could one day lead to new drug targets to prevent infection. Bacteria can swim, propelling themselves through fluids using a whip-like extension called a flaggella. They can also walk, strolling along solid surfaces using little fibrous...

2009-11-18 08:00:00

CARY, N.C., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- SciQuest, Inc., the global leader empowering enterprises to realize the potential of strategic procurement, today announced that the University of North Carolina (UNC) General Administration has signed a systemwide agreement for the company's eprocurement and supplier enablement solutions. This systemwide Master Agreement enables UNC General Administration to license and implement SciQuest's solutions and also extends that ability to all 16 of North...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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