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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"...

2012-02-06 22:35:48

Utah study implicates arms race between genes and germs University of Utah biologists found new evidence why mice, people and other vertebrate animals carry thousands of varieties of genes to make immune-system proteins named MHCs — even though some of those genes make us susceptible to infections and to autoimmune diseases. "Major histocompatibility complex" (MHC) proteins are found on the surface of most cells in vertebrate animals. They distinguish self from foreign, and...

2012-02-06 06:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced the appointment of Jon Huntsman, Jr. as a new director to its Board of Directors effective February 1, 2012. Jon Huntsman, Jr., age 51, most recently was a candidate for the Republican nomination for the President of the United States. He suspended his campaign less than a month ago. Mr. Huntsman's public service career includes his two time election as Governor of Utah, United States...

2012-01-25 16:44:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) will hold a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2011 financial results on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Fourth quarter and full year 2011 results will be released to the public at approximately 6:00 a.m. E.T. that day via PR Newswire. Call-in numbers for the conference call: U.S. participants (888) 713 - 4213 International...

Image 1 - For Pigeons, Visible Traits Don't Necessarily Coincide With Genes
2012-01-20 05:37:10

[ Watch the Video ] Pigeons display spectacular variations in their feathers, feet, beaks and other physical traits, but a new University of Utah study shows that visible traits don't always coincide with genetics: A bird from one breed may have huge foot feathers, while a closely related breed does not; yet two unrelated pigeon breeds both may have large foot feathers. "Most people think of pigeons as rats of the sky, but in fact they're really incredibly diverse," says Michael...

2012-01-10 11:40:28

Researchers use workshops to teach job skills and to learn more about families with children on the autism spectrum These days, we hear a lot about the disorder of autism, but researchers at the University of Utah have created a program that helps kids with autism focus on building their skills and utilizing an aptitude for visual-spatial thinking, computers and other electronic media. One of the program participants is 12-year-old Christopher Charles, who was diagnosed with what's now...

2012-01-09 17:58:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that it will host a meeting for investors and analysts on March 8, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET in New York City. The agenda for the meeting will include a review of the company's business strategy and an in-depth discussion of each of the company's businesses. Presenters will include Peter Huntsman, President and CEO and other business leaders. Live webcasting and...

2011-12-28 11:29:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allstate Fan Fest is back and bigger than ever, returning to the Crescent City for the sixth year with a variety of fun and family-friendly activities and concert performances for college football fans and New Orleans residents leading up to the 78th Allstate® Sugar Bowl® and the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship(TM). Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter in Jackson Square, this year's Allstate Fan Fest...

2011-12-20 12:12:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company (NYSE: ALL) is inviting fans to get in the game and be part of the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship(TM) with the "Allstate® Championship Challenge," where fans can make title game predictions for a chance to win a VIP trip to the 2013 BCS National Championship(TM) in Miami and other great prizes. Fans can register for the "Allstate® Championship Challenge" by visiting...

2011-12-08 08:00:00

JUPITER, Fla., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioRestorative Therapies, Inc. (OTCQB: BRTX) ("BRT") today announced that it has entered into a Material Manufacturing Agreement with the University of Utah. Pursuant to the agreement, the University of Utah has been retained to manufacture certain materials derived from stem cells. The agreement marks the next step in the development of a strategic collaboration between BRT and the University of Utah, an institution recognized as a...