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2014-08-06 16:34:28

Revenue up 32% over second quarter of 2013 LANDOVER, Md., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality degree programs online, today reported financial and operating results for the three months ended June 30, 2014. Second Quarter Results -- Revenue was $24.7 million, an increase of 32% percent from $18.7 million in the second...

common marmoset genome
2014-07-22 03:45:07

Glenna Picton, Baylor College of Medicine A team of scientists from around the world led by Baylor College of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis has completed the genome sequence of the common marmoset – the first sequence of a New World Monkey – providing new information about the marmoset's unique rapid reproductive system, physiology and growth, shedding new light on primate biology and evolution. The team published the work today in the journal Nature Genetics....

2014-07-16 16:25:33

@WashULaw Hosts Inaugural Immersion for Students ST. LOUIS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington University in St. Louis School of Law recently welcomed students enrolled in its online Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law program to their first immersion. The online program, @WashULaw, offers immersions that give students the chance to gain real-world experience as well as network in person with classmates and faculty. Students spent two weeks exploring the legal centers of St. Louis,...

2014-06-19 10:12:13

Washington University in St. Louis Researchers have identified the first genetic variations linked to race that begin to explain a higher risk of death among some African American and Caucasian patients taking the anti-clotting drug clopidogrel (Plavix) after a heart attack. These variants increased patients’ risk of dying in the year following a first heart attack, but they appeared to do so for different reasons depending on race, according to a study at Washington University...

2014-05-12 16:32:44

Revenue up 38% over first quarter of 2013 LANDOVER, Md., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality degree programs online, today reported financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2014. First Quarter Results -- Revenue was $26.3 million, an increase of 38% percent from the $19.1 million in the first...

2014-04-07 16:21:31

At St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a section of the dome called the Whispering Gallery makes a whisper audible from the other side of the dome as a result of the way sound waves travel around the curved surface. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have used the same phenomenon to build an optical device that may lead to new and more powerful computers that run faster and cooler. Lan Yang, PhD, associate professor of electrical and systems engineering, and her collaborators...

Opportunity Rover’s 10th Anniversary Honored By Ray Arvidson
2014-01-23 16:24:20

[ Watch The Video: Celebrating the Opportunity Rover’s 10th Anniversary ] Washington University in St. Louis Whirlwind tour of the past 10 years of adventures and discoveries by mission scientist Ray Arvidson Ten years ago, on Jan. 24, 2004, the Opportunity rover landed on a flat plain in the southern highlands of the planet Mars and rolled into an impact crater scientists didn't even know existed. The mission team, understandable giddy that it hadn't crashed or mysteriously...

2013-12-02 23:00:23

Heart specialists at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center were the first in Missouri to implant a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) into a patient during a procedure that took place on Friday, Nov. 29. Unlike the traditional ICD used to help treat arrhythmias such as tachycardia, the S-ICD does not place wires inside the heart or blood vessels. St. Louis (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Heart specialists at the Washington University...

Photosynthetic Megacomplex Studied By Scientists
2013-11-29 06:52:19

Washington University in St. Louis Scientists able to study a photosynthetic complex -- arguably the most important bit of organic chemistry on the planet -- in its complete functioning state When sunlight strikes a photosynthesizing organism, energy flashes between proteins just beneath its surface until it is trapped as separated electric charges. Improbable as it may seem these tiny hits of energy eventually power the growth and movement of all plants and animals. They are literally...

2013-11-13 23:25:12

Top Advancements in the Treatment of Structural Heart Disease is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, 6:30-9 p.m., at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Saint Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 One of the most experienced teams of heart specialists in the country will hold a Continuing Medical Education (CME) titled Top Advances in the Treatment of Structural Heart Disease. The symposium, presented by Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center...


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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