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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...

2009-11-10 18:25:18

Living with pain is stressful, but a surprisingly short investment of time in mental training can help you cope. A new study examining the perception of pain and the effects of various mental training techniques has found that relatively short and simple mindfulness meditation training can have a significant positive effect on pain management. Though pain research during the past decade has shown that extensive meditation training can have a positive effect in reducing a person's awareness...

2009-11-04 09:27:32

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco have developed and experimentally tested a technique to predict new target diseases for existing drugs. The researchers developed a computational method that compares how similar the structures of all known drugs are to the naturally occurring binding partners -- known as ligands -- of disease targets within the cell. In a study published this week in Nature, the...

2009-10-27 10:44:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since its launch in 2001, North Carolina's college access web portal CFNC.org has continually grown its user base while at the same time streamlining the college application process for students and counselors. CFNC.org serves as North Carolina's one stop shop to "plan, apply, and pay for college," utilizing proven technologies and partnerships with the state's educational systems to reduce administrative burdens and costs, and most...


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