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2014-08-28 12:33:24

Awards college scholarships for academic achievement and community service DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data platforms, marketing applications and services company, announced winners of its 2014 International Scholarships and its National Merit Scholarships. Given through the company's Teradata Cares program of community philanthropy and involvement, these college grants are given in recognition of students' academic achievements and...

emergency nurses a different breed
2014-08-23 03:00:02

Kobi Print, University of Sydney Emergency department nurses aren't like the rest of us - they are more extroverted, agreeable and open - attributes that make them successful in the demanding, fast-paced and often stressful environment of an emergency department, according to a new study by University of Sydney. "Emergency nurses are a special breed," says Belinda Kennedy from Sydney Nursing School, a 15 year critical care veteran who led the study. "Despite numerous studies about...

Fenofibrate for diabetic women
2014-08-21 03:00:45

Dan Gafney, University of Sydney The cholesterol-lowering drug fenofibrate cuts cardiovascular disease risks by 30 percent in women with type-2 diabetes, a new University of Sydney study reveals. "The finding is good news for women," says the study's chairman, University of Sydney Professor, Tony Keech. "The study shows that fenofibrate reduced the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, or having a stroke or other adverse cardiovascular event by 30 percent in women and 13 percent...

schizophrenia twilight zone
2014-08-19 02:30:56

Dan Gaffney, University of Sydney People with schizophrenia struggle to turn goals into actions because brain structures governing desire and emotion are less active and fail to pass goal-directed messages to cortical regions affecting human decision-making, new research reveals. Published in Biological Psychiatry, the finding by a University of Sydney research team is the first to illustrate the inability to initiate goal-directed behavior common in people with schizophrenia. The...

2014-07-31 16:28:57

Fourth quarter revenue of $415 million SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD) today announced results for its fourth quarter and for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. Revenue for the quarter was $415.2 million, flat compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2013 (a 1 percent decrease on a constant currency basis). Net income was $87.7 million, an increase of 20 percent compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Diluted earnings per share for the...

optical fiber map of the cosmos
2014-07-25 07:39:46

Verity Leatherdale, University of Sydney A new home-grown instrument based on bundles of optical fibers is giving Australian astronomers the first 'Google street view' of the cosmos — incredibly detailed views of huge numbers of galaxies. Developed by researchers at the University of Sydney and the Australian Astronomical Observatory, the optical-fiber bundles can sample the light from up to 60 parts of a galaxy, for a dozen galaxies at a time. By analyzing the light's spectrum...

2014-07-08 23:08:49

Men are more likely than women to slow their pace in the marathon, according to a new study led by a Grand Valley State University researcher. Allendale, Michigan (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Men are more likely than women to slow their pace in the marathon, according to a new study led by a Grand Valley State University researcher. The findings were published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. The study, led by Robert Deaner, associate professor of psychology at Grand Valley...

2014-04-22 16:32:58

CANBERRA, Australia, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the University of Sydney have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to explore areas of common interest in providing educational, research initiatives and training programs that build local capacity across various sectors in Australia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at...

Australian Dingo Found To Be A Distinct Species
2014-04-02 07:05:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When I think of a dingo, I think of a sad scene in the Tom Selleck movie, "Quigley Down Under" where the dingoes are attacking and Cora has to decide if she will repeat her mistakes, or let the aboriginal child cry. Like many of you, I'm sure, I considered them to be just another version of a coyote, no different from any other. A new study from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Sydney, however, reveals...

2014-01-20 08:21:26

LONDON, January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "human computer" known as the Sports Trading Club golf savant has betting exchanges running scared and shaking in their pants after again successfully predicting Zach Johnson at 12-1 the winner of a PGA tour event. Zach Johnson won the Tournament of Champions after rolling in seven birdies en route to a bogey-free 66 in the final round at Kapalua Resort. The 37-year-old American tied Billy Horschel for the low round of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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