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2008-06-30 12:03:15

The Institute for Pediatric Innovation (IPI), Inc., a nonprofit focused on catalyzing the commercialization of products optimized for pediatric care, today announced that it has been awarded a $50,000 grant to analyze the use of extemporaneously prepared liquid formulations in children's hospitals. The study is being funded by the University of Kansas. Most children under the age of seven have difficulty taking tablets or capsules, yet medicines often are not available in a liquid form with...

2008-06-24 12:03:00

FULLERTON, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hope International University joins the University Center of North Puget Sound in Everett, WA, offering bachelor's degree programs in Human Development (Education or Counseling concentration) and Management beginning in the Fall of 2008. The programs are offered through HIU's School of Professional Studies (SPS). Like all SPS programs, these degrees are designed for the working adult, offering convenient schedules that enable adult...

2008-06-24 09:03:23

By MARIE LEVY TEESSIDE parents today welcomed the unveiling of plans for the North-east's first specialist children's hospital - a pounds 100m facility set to revolutionise children's care in the region. Due for completion in 2010, the state-of-the-art hospital at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle is being dubbed a Great Ormond Street for the North. Children like Acklam teenager Cameron Gibb, who suffers from a one-in-a-million bone condition, will benefit from the...

2008-06-17 06:00:41

By Mary Jo Feldstein, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 17--As part of an ongoing restructuring, SSM HealthCare-St. Louis on Monday dismissed 75 members of its management team, including all hospital chief operating officers and vice presidents. Another 25 employees in human resources, finance and other administrative functions were let go earlier this year. A month after coming on board last year, Chief Executive Jim Sanger reorganized the hospital system into north and south geographic...

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2008-06-16 14:15:00

Residents of the central and southern Midwest are crossing their fingers, saying their prayers, planning evacuations, and in some cases filling sandbags in preparation for the excessive water ravishing communities in Iowa and Wisconsin. "The flood wave is propagating down the Mississippi River towards St. Louis at about the pace of a brisk walk," said Robert E. Criss, Ph.D., professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. "Some areas...

2008-06-16 06:00:38

Toshiba America Medical Systems' Infinix(TM) Hybrid cardiovascular X-ray imaging system will be featured in three live cases during the International Symposium on the Hybrid Approach to Congenital Heart Disease (ISHAC), June 16 - 18, 2008. Coordinated by Nationwide Children's Hospital and in its third year, ISHAC is the most comprehensive symposium on cardiac hybrid procedures. In the first case, co-directors of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital will perform a hybrid...

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2008-06-05 13:22:43

Stick, slip, like an earthquakeA seismologist at Washington University in St. Louis and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University and Newcastle University in the United Kingdom have found seismic signals from a giant river of ice in Antarctica that makes California's earthquake problem seem trivial.Douglas A. Wiens, Ph.D., Washington University professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, and colleagues combined seismological and global positioning system (GPS) analyses...

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2008-04-28 16:30:00

Converting light to energy by day, moonlighting at nightResearchers at Washington University in St. Louis have gained the first detailed insight into the way circadian rhythms govern global gene expression in Cyanothece, a type of cyanobacterium (blue-green algae) known to cycle between photosynthesis during the day and nitrogen fixation at night.In general, this study shows that during the day, Cyanothece increases expression of genes governing photosynthesis and sugar production, as...

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2008-04-25 08:40:00

Wabash Valley Fault - 'New Kid on the Block' To the surprise of many, the earthquake on April 18, 2008, about 120 miles east of St. Louis, originated in the Wabash Valley Fault and not the better-known and more-dreaded New Madrid Fault in Missouri's bootheel.The concern of Douglas Wiens, Ph.D., and Michael Wysession, Ph.D., seismologists at Washington University in St. Louis, is that the New Madrid Fault may have seen its day and the Wabash Fault is the new kid on the block.The earthquake...

2008-04-12 00:30:00

When Dennis Quaid's newborn twins received too large of a dose of blood thinner last November, the public eye was drawn to an important issue. One out of 15 hospitalized children is harmed due to drug mix-ups and overdoses of the proper medication. This number is staggering, and a safety alert was issued Friday to combat it. The hospital group responsible for the alert strongly believes that much more needs to be done to prevent these small but deadly errors. The alert strongly suggests that...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.