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2012-03-13 10:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret that one of the most popular ways people enjoy the national college basketball tournament is by placing a friendly wager with a friend or co-worker. But, for some, wagering of any kind brings with it unintended negative consequences. To view the multimedia assets, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/54256-ncrg-resource-educates-universities-and-students-about-college-gambling (Photo:...

2012-03-05 09:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company (NYSE: ALL) today announced it has become an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA. Through a deal with CBS Sports and Turner Sports, the partnership will expand Allstate's extensive presence in collegiate athletics, providing opportunities for the company to activate around the NCAA's 89 men's and women's championship events and support important educational and community initiatives. The timing of the announcement...

Image 1 - A Game Controller That Controls You
2012-03-05 11:57:06

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] Engineers at the University of Utah have created a video game controller designed to tug and stretch a players thumb tips. Such a sensation could be used to simulate ocean waves, gun fire, or even the tug of a fishing line. The creators of this new controller hope that it will be the next in a long line of controllers and peripherals designed to enhance immersion in video games. According to a recent press release, William Provancher, an associate professor...

2012-03-01 05:00:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com) -- one of the nation's best-known education services companies -- today reported its third annual list naming the schools with the best programs to study video game design. The new list, "Top Schools to Study Video Game Design for 2012," recommends 50 schools in all. It names 10 undergraduate and 10 graduate schools in rank order to its respective "top 10" lists and 22 undergraduate and 8...

2012-02-29 13:50:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories, a leading national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and a leader in innovative laboratory research and development, announced the establishment of a Business Innovations Division. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110915/SF69370LOGO) The new division is designed to align ARUP's business innovations in a manner that will enhance our ability to diversify into new market segments. This division will...

2012-02-27 07:25:57

New way for doctors to predict who needs liver transplants University of Utah mathematicians developed a set of calculus equations to make it easier for doctors to save Tylenol overdose patients by quickly estimating how much painkiller they took, when they consumed it and whether they will require a liver transplant to survive. "It's an opportunity to use mathematical methods to improve medical practice and save lives," says Fred Adler, a professor of mathematics and biology and...

2012-02-21 14:30:00

Academic health care system continues to lead the way, goes live with Language Access Network as a partner for language services. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 University of Utah Health Care has successfully implemented video interpreting services from Language Access Network (“LAN”). Looking for ways to expand services for its Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing patients, the University looked to video as a solution. The UUHC needed a solution...

Tropical Birds Affected By Climate Change
2012-02-16 04:24:51

Global warming, extreme weather aggravate habitat loss Climate change spells trouble for many tropical birds — especially those living in mountains, coastal forests and relatively small areas — and the damage will be compounded by other threats like habitat loss, disease and competition among species. That is among the conclusions of a review of nearly 200 scientific studies relevant to the topic. The review was scheduled for online publication this week in the journal...

2012-02-08 16:39:00

In the news release, Huntsman Announces First Quarter 2012 Common Dividend, issued 08-Feb-2012 by Huntsman Corporation over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the dates in the second paragraph should be reversed. The complete, corrected release follows: Huntsman Announces First Quarter 2012 Common Dividend THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that the company's board of directors has declared a $0.10 per...

Utah Botanist Finds Smaller Amorphophallus Species
2012-02-08 04:57:01

New plant species from Madagascar smells like roadkill The famed "corpse flower" plant — known for its giant size, rotten-meat odor and phallic shape — has a new, smaller relative: A University of Utah botanist discovered a new species of Amorphophallus that is one-fourth as tall but just as stinky. The new species, collected on two small islands off Madagascar, brings to about 170 the number of species in the genus Amorphophallus, which is Greek for "misshapen penis"...