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2014-07-08 14:42:59

University of Oxford Researchers have developed a mathematical model to examine online social networks, in particular the trade-off between copying our friends and relying on 'best-seller' lists Researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Limerick, and the Harvard School of Public Health have developed a mathematical model to examine online social networks, in particular the trade-off between copying our friends and relying on 'best-seller' lists. The researchers...

2014-07-08 10:15:27

University of Oxford Partial knee replacement surgery is safer than total knee replacement, according to a new study published in The Lancet today (July 8). A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, funded by Arthritis Research UK and the Royal College of Surgeons, found that: Although the risk of life-threatening complications from knee replacement surgery is very small, people who undergo total knee replacement are four times more likely to die in the first month after...

Babies Born To Healthy Mothers Are Similar In Size Worldwide
2014-07-07 03:35:52

University of Oxford Poor nutrition and health, not race or ethnicity, cause most of the current wide disparities in fetal growth and newborn size Babies' growth in the womb and their size at birth, especially their length, are strikingly similar the world over – when babies are born to healthy, well-educated and well-nourished mothers. That's the finding of a landmark international study, INTERGROWTH-21st, led by Oxford University researchers, which involved almost 60,000...

2014-06-24 10:57:10

University of Oxford Computer analysis of photographs could help doctors diagnose which condition a child with a rare genetic disorder has, say Oxford University researchers. The researchers, funded in part by the Medical Research Council (MRC), have come up with a computer programme that recognises facial features in photographs; looks for similarities with facial structures for various conditions, such as Down's syndrome, Angelman syndrome, or Progeria; and returns possible matches...

2014-06-23 08:28:58

OXFORD, England, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxitec, a pioneer in the control of insects that spread disease and damage crops, today announced the completion of a GBP6.1 million ($10.2 million) investment round. The oversubscribed fundraising was supported by existing shareholders, Oxford Capital Partners, the University of Oxford and East Hill Management, who were joined by a number of international private investors from South America, Europe and Asia. The...

2014-06-12 11:13:10

University of Oxford The recent recession can be linked with over 10,000 suicides across Europe and North America between 2008 and 2010 The recent recession can be linked with over 10,000 suicides across Europe and North America between 2008 and 2010, according to research by the University of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The findings, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, show that suicide rates rose significantly in the EU, Canada and the...

2014-04-09 08:25:37

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Ancient myths, classical music and dream language - including the corridor system in the Cheops Pyramid - may be used to map human consciousness", says Danish author Peter Kjaerulff in "The Ringbearer's Diary", published April 2014, in English and Danish by Qvistgaard Publishing, Denmark. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140409/679659 ) Book One 'Wolfgang' of this 4-volume...

2014-03-13 17:09:31

'No robust, consistent evidence to show home care visits provide benefit to the elderly' In what's thought to be the biggest review of academic literature into whether home care visits provide benefits for the elderly, researchers conclude there is 'no consistent evidence' to show they lead to the elderly living longer or having more independent lives than those without any visits. Researchers from University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford analyzed 64 randomized...

2014-02-26 23:28:26

OMICS Group announces its 5th International Conference on Biomarkers and Clinical Research on April 15-17, 2014 at the University of Oxford with a theme - Diagnostic significance of the therapeutic bio-clinical molecule Henderson, Nevada (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 OMICS Group International is one of the best open access journals publishers and a world-class scientific event organizer. OMICS Group International hosts more than 350 open access peer-reviewed journals and organizes around 100...

2014-02-22 23:02:00

In response to an article published by Fresh Plaza, Colle Farmers Market discusses recent research funded by the University of Oxford, which suggests that organic farming increases biodiversity. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 22, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, an organic farming advocate, details recent research from the University of Oxford, which suggests that organic farming increases biodiversity. According to a February 10th article from Fresh Plaza titled “Organic farming boosts...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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