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2011-04-14 11:44:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students interested in nursing careers can apply for a scholarship/loan through the N.C. Nurse Scholars Program (NSP) for the 2011-12 academic year at CFNC.org. Approximately 400 new awards are expected to be made for the coming year, according to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), a partner in CFNC. Nurse Scholars Program awards are available for undergraduate and graduate nursing...

2011-04-14 11:41:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Master's and doctoral degree students planning to become nursing instructors at North Carolina public and private colleges and universities may apply for the Nurse Educators of Tomorrow (NET) scholarship-loan for the 2011-12 academic year at the college information site, CFNC.org/NET. Up to 80 new awards are available for the coming year, according to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), a...

2011-04-13 10:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The N.C. Hall of Fame, based in the UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has awarded David Oakley with the 2011 Next Generation Leadership Award. Oakley, co-founder of BooneOakley agency in Charlotte, is only the fifth recipient of the awarded since its inception in 2008. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/CL80757 ) "David's portfolio of creative work is smart and relevant and his client roster is deep and...

2011-04-12 11:24:21

'Quantum coaxial cable' nanostructure efficiently harvests visible wavelength light using stable, high bandgap semiconductors A report, published in the March 14 edition of the Journal of Materials Chemistry, announced the successful fabrication and testing of a new type solar cell using an inorganic core/shell nanowire structure. Arrays of core/shell nanowires (described has "quantum coaxial cables") had previously been theorized as a potential structure that, while composed of chemically...

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2011-04-08 06:30:00

According to new research, our own DNA is the single biggest factor in determining whether we go for that cup of coffee every morning. Researchers, reporting their findings in the journal PLoS Genetics, believe they have found two genes that affect how quickly a person "metabolizes" the stimulant that makes him or her crave more or less coffee. The new study found that people who carry a specific version of the two genes were much more likely to consume caffeine. Those genes identified were...

2011-04-05 00:00:28

UNCG is preparing its graduates for research, service and career opportunities by investing in new online and on-campus courses. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) April 4, 2011 Today UNCG announced a significant expansion of its Master's degree and post-baccalaureate certificate programs that focus on conflict, dispute resolution and peace building. A dozen new courses and three new degree concentrations will be offered "“ both online and at the University. "Anyone who reads local, national or...

2011-03-28 15:10:00

ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four stakeholders committed to the quest of reducing the incidence of sports-related concussions announced today the formation of a cooperative to bring inter-disciplinary collaboration to concussion research and testing. The announcement of the National Sports Concussion Cooperative (NSCC) was made by the group's four founding entities: the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Matthew Gfeller Foundation, the University of North...

2011-03-22 07:00:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From the Town of Chapel Hill Development Update Newsletter - TSI Healthcare is a Chapel Hill based company that specializes in the sales and support of customized technology solutions for physician practices. They are local and national leaders in the healthcare IT industry, having recently been recognized for the second consecutive year by Inc. Magazine as one of the "INC 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation." (Photo:...

2011-03-17 00:11:28

A recent study from North Carolina State University shows that while the number of visits to state parks across the country has grown, fund support for park operations has been significantly reduced. The reduction in funding during a time of park growth endangers the more than $20 billion in economic impact that state parks have on the nation's economy. "Obviously the reduction in general-fund support for operations puts stress on America's state-park systems," says Dr. Yu-Fai Leung, NC State...

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2011-02-25 09:18:02

From the very first moments of life, hatchling loggerhead sea turtles have an arduous task. They must embark on a transoceanic migration, swimming from the Florida coast eastward to the North Atlantic and then gradually migrating over the course of several years before returning again to North American shores. Now, researchers reporting online on February 24 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, have figured out how the young turtles find their way. "One of the great mysteries of...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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