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2010-08-30 08:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) announced that the company's board of directors has declared a $0.10 per share cash dividend on its common stock. The dividend is payable on September 30, 2010, to stockholders of record as of September 15, 2010. About Huntsman: Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including...

2010-08-24 15:03:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deseret News, Utah's oldest continually published daily newspaper, today introduced a new Editorial Advisory Board, the first of its kind in a media organization. The advisory board brings together a collection of thought leaders from around the country who will provide insight to the Deseret News. The formation of the editorial advisory board reflects an expansion of the Deseret News' efforts to provide an increasingly compelling experience to...

2010-08-19 11:39:00

Enrollment Still Open for New Students SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday students from Utah Virtual Academy (UTVA), the first public virtual charter school in Utah, begin online classes for the start of the 2010-2011 school year. The Utah Virtual Academy uses the award-winning K12 curriculum. The academy is a high-quality, tuition-free public school that creates an online learning experience individualized for each child. "Utah Virtual Academy customizes its...

2010-08-18 18:25:05

University of Utah biochemist hopes to begin human clinical trials in two to three years Following up a pioneering 2007 proof-of-concept study, a University of Utah biochemist and colleagues have developed a promising new anti-HIV drug candidate, PIE12-trimer, that prevents HIV from attacking human cells. Michael S. Kay, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry in the University of Utah School of Medicine and senior author of the study published Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, online by the...

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2010-08-06 08:35:00

Wielding two claws, a motor and a tail that swings like a grandfather clock's pendulum, a small robot named ROCR ("rocker") scrambles up a carpeted, 8-foot wall in just over 15 seconds "“ the first such robot designed to climb efficiently and move like human rock climbers or apes swinging through trees. "While this robot eventually can be used for inspection, maintenance and surveillance, probably the greatest short-term potential is as a teaching tool or as a really cool toy," says...

2010-07-20 10:34:00

SALT LAKE CITY, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Emigration Court, a TGM Associates community, recently celebrated the completion of its brand new state-of-the-art fitness center with a successful grand opening event attended by over 300 people and featured live radio broadcast, catered food and exciting prizes. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100720/PH37712 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100720/PH37712 ) The 2,300-square foot fitness center facility,...

2010-07-20 07:27:00

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, and SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - U.S. Laboratories and Physicians Will be Able to use Their ARUP Accounts to Order deCODE's Test for Assessing Risk of Prostate Cancer deCODE genetics and ARUP Laboratories today announced a partnership through which ARUP will offer deCODE's DNA-based prostate cancer risk assessment test to its clients nationwide. Under the terms of the non-exclusive agreement, ARUP will integrate deCODE...

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2010-06-30 07:31:25

Wide range of pitch is due to vocal muscles more than air pressure Female zebra finches don't sing but make one-note, low-pitch calls. Males sing over a wide range of frequencies. University of Utah scientists discovered how: The males' stronger vocal muscles, not the pressure of air flowing through their lungs, lets them sing from the B note above middle C all the way to a whistle beyond the high end of a piano keyboard. "You have two variables "“ air pressure and muscle activity...

2010-06-11 09:15:00

EVERBERG, Belgium, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) announced today that its Performance Products division will increase prices in Europe for its polyetheramine, ethyleneamine and carbonate products, as listed below. The increases will be effective June 15, 2010, or as applicable contracts allow: JEFFAMINE(R) D series amines: 50 - 100 Euros per MT JEFFAMINE(R) T series amines: 75 - 100 Euros per MT All other...

2010-06-07 16:34:20

Substance in iron metabolism displays life-saving potential for inflammatory diseases In a surprising discovery that someday may lead to new treatments for many inflammatory diseases, University of Utah scientists found that a hormone involved in iron metabolism can save mice from deadly acute inflammation. "It's well recognized that the hormone hepcidin helps regulate iron balance. This study shows it has an additional, brand-new, unexpected role in reducing inflammation," says the study's...


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