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2013-07-11 15:44:00

UK scientists have found a naturally occurring molecule in the body which may have important consequences for treating osteoarthritis UK scientists have found a naturally occurring molecule in the body which may have important consequences for treating osteoarthritis. Researchers from The University of Manchester and the University of Westminster have found that the molecule, known as Urocortin, protects cells in the joints from being destroyed. The discovery could help lead to the...

2011-12-03 08:00:00

The need for innovative ways to attract and retain the right students has never been greater. Halifax, NS, Canada; London, England (PRWEB) December 03, 2011 Azorus Inc. is very pleased to announce that the University of Westminster has chosen the company for its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution. The recent increase of tuition fees has brought monumental changes to the UKâs higher education sector and the need for innovative ways to attract and retain the right...

Online Romance Scams Hit Hundreds Of Thousands Of Victims
2011-09-28 04:53:11

New study reveals scale and prevalence of new form of fraud New online research led by the University of Leicester reveals that over 200,000 people living in Britain may have fallen victim to online romance scams — far more than had been previously estimated. The study is believed to be the first formal academic analysis to measure the scale of this growing problem. In the 'online romance scam' criminals set up fake identities using stolen photographs (often of models or army...

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2008-05-23 11:30:05

Researchers at University of Westminster in Britain have found that virtual worlds can benefit children by helping them rehearse for real life situations.The researchers said the virtual worlds were a "powerful and engaging" alternative to other activities such as watching television.The BBC-sponsored study involved children aged 6 to 12, and used BBC's Adventure Rock virtual world, an online themed island built for the BBC's CBBC channel by Belgian game maker Larian.Conducted by Professor...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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