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Ancient Landscape Found Under The Greenland Ice Sheet

Ancient Landscape Found Under The Greenland Ice Sheet

[ Watch The Video: Ancient Soil Found Under Greenland Ice Sheet ] By Joshua E. Brown, University of Vermont Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything—vegetation,...

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2014-03-17 23:21:20

Gain Insider Advice on Navigating the College Admissions Process, Chat Live with Admissions Officers from 190 Colleges at http://www.CollegeWeekLive.com and be Eligible to Win a $5,000 Scholarship Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 CollegeWeekLive, the popular online destination where more than a million students connect with colleges and admissions experts live online each year, today invited high school students to CollegeWeekLive All Access on Thursday March 20th between 10:00 am to...

2013-12-05 23:58:25

New research by University of Vermont Associate Professor of Medicine Jeffrey Spees, Ph.D., and colleagues has identified a new tool that could help facilitate future stem cell therapy for the more than 700,000 Americans who suffer a heart attack each year. The study appeared online in Stem Cells Express. Stem cells, which can come from embryos, fetal tissue and adult tissues, have the potential to develop into a variety of cell types in the body, such as muscle cells, brain cells and red...

2013-10-17 20:25:39

CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC announced the 10 top-performing academic medical centers that have been awarded the 2013 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The award is given to UHC member academic medical centers that have demonstrated superior performance in delivering high-quality patient care as measured by UHC's 2013 Quality and Accountability Study, which analyzed data from 101 UHC member academic medical centers nationwide. The 2013 winners are: -- NYU Langone Medical...

New research Shows 'Perfect Twin Boundaries' Are Not So Perfect
2013-05-20 10:55:02

University of Vermont One of the basic principles of nanotechnology is that when you make things extremely small–one nanometer is about five atoms wide, 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair–they are going to become more perfect. "Perfect in the sense that their arrangement of atoms in the real world will become more like an idealized model," says University of Vermont engineer Frederic Sansoz, "with smaller crystals–in for example, gold or...

2013-03-18 08:36:20

Professionals Can Gain Vital Career Skills and Knowledge, Plus Bonus: 50 of the Greatest Villanova Lectures Free With Enrollment in 3-Course Master Certificate Program. TAMPA, Fla., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Spring catalog from Villanova University - ranked the #1 Regional University in the North for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report - highlights new and updated Six Sigma and Project Management 100% online certificate programs. These programs give...

2013-03-05 10:56:48

Studied for decades for their essential role in making proteins within cells, several amino acids known as tRNA synthetases were recently found to have an unexpected — and critical — additional role in cancer metastasis in a study conducted collaboratively in the labs of Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., University of Vermont professor of pharmacology, and Christopher Francklyn, Ph.D., UVM professor of biochemistry. The group determined that threonyl tRNA synthetase (TARS) leads a "double...

Brain Activity May Be Partially Responsible For Drug Use In Teens
2012-04-30 04:38:30

A new imaging study has reportedly discovered a link between diminished activity in part of the brain with the likelihood that a teenager will start smoking, drinking, or abusing drugs. The research, said to be the largest imaging study of the human brain ever conducted, was completed by an international team of scientists including Robert Whelan and Hugh Garavan of the University of Vermont. The researchers looked at nearly 1,900 14-year-old participants, and discovered that many of the...

2012-04-23 10:21:55

TAMPA, Fla., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizations of all types -- from multinational corporations to professional sport associations -- are continuously expressing their commitment towards a sustainable future. April 4-11, 2012, the National Basketball Association, through their partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council, launched their third annual NBA Green Week with the primary goal of raising awareness for the environment and generating funds to protect the planet....

2012-04-23 10:21:52

TAMPA, Fla., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Earth Day 2012, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, will host the 7th annual ECHO Earth Weeks' MudFest. From April 21-29, 10am-4pm, visitors will be educated and entertained with mud-themed interactive activities, games, eco-exhibitions and "Muddy Music" from acclaimed local musicians. ECHO hosts this annual event to help raise awareness of Earth Week and the importance of sustainable...

2012-04-02 06:27:28

CHICAGO, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC, in collaboration with the Jefferson School of Population Health, has developed a 32-page supplement from its Annual Conference 2011, "LEAP: Lead, Excel, Achieve, Perform." The UHC Annual Conference 2011 issue is available as a supplement to the March/April 2012 issue of the American Journal of Medical Quality and online at uhc.edu. It provides a summary of the key presentations at UHC's first-ever annual conference, which brought...