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2010-05-28 10:27:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John DeVincenzo, MD, professor and researcher in the Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has proven for the first time that a totally new concept in drug design can be used to treat human disease. Dr. DeVincenzo, who also serves as a children's infectious diseases specialist at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, conducted his study at the Children's Foundation...

2010-05-21 11:24:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. and OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Improved LED lights, high tech air filtration systems and lighter, stronger and easier-to-ship materials - all developed locally - are fueling a promising, and increasingly green, future for the Knoxille-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley. Entrepreneurs and local companies in the Innovation Valley economic development region can work closely with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Department of...

2010-05-19 14:37:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Knoxville Habitat for Humanity and the Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation are teaming up with America's talented musical artists to build a 'Music Row' in Knoxville. Only this 'Music Row' serves to provide local families with simple, decent and affordable housing. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100519/CL07789 ) Today, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of country duo Brooks & Dunn participated in the dedication of the 'Brooks...

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2010-05-06 06:25:00

Automated Medical Diagnostics, a startup company based in Memphis, envisions its product helping to preserve the sight of millions of people at risk of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy. Using Telemedical Retinal Image Analysis and Diagnosis, a technology recently licensed by AMDx from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, patients can quickly be screened for the disease in their primary care doctor's office and...

2010-05-05 10:03:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hendrick Construction, Inc. finished a 14,000-square-foot expansion project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, upgrading lab space at one of the world's premier research facilities. The Tennessee project created 13 new labs to support scientific research conducted at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world's most powerful pulsed source of neutrons for the study of materials. Scientific understanding of the molecular structure of materials is...

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2010-04-28 13:50:00

Asteroids, once thought as dry and lifeless, may be home to water and organic materials, also known as the building blocks of life Asteroids may not be the dark, dry, lifeless chunks of rock scientists have long thought. Josh Emery, research assistant professor with the earth and planetary sciences department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has found evidence of water ice and organic material on the asteroid 24 Themis. This evidence supports the idea that asteroids could be...

2010-03-25 20:49:00

KNOXVILLE and OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- High tech researchers and the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley economic development partnership welcomed this week's announcement by Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu to extend the contract of UT-Battelle to manage Oak Ridge National Laboratory for another five years. UT-Battelle, a partnership of the University of Tennessee, which is headquartered in Knoxville, and the Battelle Memorial Institute, has managed the lab...

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2010-03-11 14:06:38

Tennessee researchers design test that can be administered in family practitioners' offices Early detection is key to more effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of cognitive impairment, and new research shows that a test developed at the University of Tennessee is more than 95 percent effective in detecting cognitive abnormalities associated with these diseases. The test, called CST -- for computerized self test -- was designed to be both effective and relatively simple...

2010-02-26 10:48:00

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Many colleges and universities contemplate and execute classroom streaming strategies at a departmental or college-wide level. Join Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, to learn how the University of Tennessee Engineering Services department attacked academic streaming at a university system-wide level from the start. WHEN: Tuesday, March 2, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m....

2010-02-19 17:22:00

KNOXVILLE and OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An ambitious new initiative in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley has set its sights on providing solutions to many of the nation's transportation and energy security challenges. A consortium of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), community organizations, regional planners, the Department of Energy and other groups has formally aligned behind the "Oak Ridge Energy Corridor," a regional initiative to...


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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