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2009-09-28 23:01:00

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- UAA Clearinghouse® announced today that it has partnered with KnowledgeBase Marketing® to help clients minimize undeliverable-as-addressed (UAA) mail and reduce mailing costs. UAA Clearinghouse receives data on undeliverable-as-addressed mail for over 350 million consumer mailings per month covering 70+ million households. These records are reported by the United States Postal Service®...

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2009-09-23 07:08:03

Sometimes to see something properly, you have to stand farther back. This is true of Chuck Close portraits where a patchwork of many small faces changes into one giant face as you back away. It may also be true of the frogs of Central America, where the pattern of extinctions emerges clearly only at a certain spatial scale. Everyone knows that frogs are in trouble and that some species have disappeared, but a recent analysis of Central American frog surveys shows the situation is worse than...

2009-09-16 09:34:37

The government of Abu Dhabi is donating $150 million to the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, hospital officials announced Wednesday. The gift, to be paid over five years, will enable the institution to hire more than 100 surgeons, researchers and staff members, the Washington Post reports. It was arranged by Joseph E. Robert Jr., 57, a prominent Washington philanthropist with ties to Children's and personal connections to members of Abu Dhabi's royal family. CEO Edwin K....

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2009-09-10 07:48:35

Alexis Webb enters a small room at Washington University in St. Louis with walls, floor and ceiling painted dark green, shuts the door, turns off the lights and bends over a microscope in a black box draped with black cloth. Through the microscope, she can see a single nerve cell on a glass cover slip glowing dimly. The glow tells her the isolated nerve cell is busy keeping time. Webb, a graduate fellow in the Neuroscience Ph.D. Program, working with Erik Herzog, Ph.D., associate professor...

2009-08-11 10:17:06

Accumulating carbon and nitrogen stable isotope data from fossil humans in Europe is pointing towards a significant shift in the range of animal resources exploited with the spread of modern humans into Europe 40,000 years ago.Both the preceding Neandertals and the incoming modern humans regularly and successfully hunted large game such as deer, cattle and horses, as well as occasionally killing larger or more dangerous animals. There is little evidence for the regular eating of fish by the...

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2009-07-17 12:35:00

A lunar geochemist at Washington University in St. Louis says that there are still many answers to be gleaned from the moon rocks collected by the Apollo 11 astronauts on their historic moonwalk 40 years ago July 20. And he credits another WUSTL professor for the fact that the astronauts even collected the moon rocks in the first place. Randy L. Korotev, Ph.D., a research professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences, has studied lunar samples and their...

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2009-07-02 13:35:00

High-resolution radio, gamma-ray observations reveal site of relativistic particle acceleration in galaxy M 87An international collaboration of 390 scientists reports the discovery of an outburst of very-high-energy (VHE) gamma radiation from the giant radio galaxy Messier 87 (M 87), accompanied by a strong rise of the radio flux measured from the direct vicinity of its super-massive black hole.The combined results give first experimental evidence that particles are accelerated to extremely...

2009-06-18 08:00:00

- 2009 rankings include 10 specialties and Honor Roll - WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News Media Group today released its second annual rankings by specialty of America's Best Children's Hospitals, available online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals and featured in the August issue of U.S. News & World Report, available on newsstands starting July 21. The 2009 America's Best Children's Hospitals, the most extensive listing of its kind, includes an Honor Roll of 10...

2009-06-17 23:01:00

BOSTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital Boston has been ranked first in Heart and Heart Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery and Orthopedics in the U.S. News Media Group's 2009 edition of America's Best Children's Hospitals to be published online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals and featured in the August issue of U.S. News and World Report. Children's Hospital Boston is one of only two hospitals to rank in the top five in all 10 specialties. Children's Hospital...

2009-06-15 13:04:00

American Hospital Management Company and HOSPIRIO collaborate to accomplish the vision of the leading doctors, local investors and the School of Medicine for Universidad del Azuay to develop a state-of-art teaching hospital in Ecuador LONGMONT, Colo. and CUENCA, Ecuador, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- American Hospital Management Company (AHMC) announces with HOSPIRIO the opening of the new facility in Cuenca, Ecuador. The new hospital has 80 medical-surgical inpatient beds, 7 day hospital beds, 10...