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2012-12-15 05:02:03

Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Study by Erkan Tuzel and Scientists at UMass Amherst Provides New Insights into a Cellular System Whose Failure Can Lead to Neurodegenerative Diseases and Cancer. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 The interior of an animal cell is like a small city, with factories–called organelles–dedicated to manufacturing, energy production, waste processing, and other life functions. A network of intercellular...

2012-12-11 05:02:42

Ivy Child International recently led a campus wide educational forum and open dialogue on “Bullying Prevention and Intervention”, conducted by Rose Pavlov, Founder and President of Ivy Child, to discuss strategies to prevent bullying and offer information about cross-cultural positive psychology tools and research. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) December 10, 2012 The “Bullying Prevention and Intervention” discussion, conducted by Pavlov, was hosted on the campus of the...

2012-09-18 23:01:15

Seven students, including six women, are the first to enroll in an interdisciplinary graduate program that combines research and innovation experiences. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 With an intensive schedule of technical, entrepreneurial, and social activities packed into the week before the formal start of classes, seven graduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) completed the inaugural “boot camp” of an interdisciplinary biofabrication program...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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