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2014-07-21 09:39:42

Yale University From the physics labs at Yale University to the bottom of a played-out gold mine in South Dakota, a new generation of dark matter experiments is ready to commence. The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science and the National Science Foundation recently gave the go-ahead to LUX-Zeplin (LZ), a key experiment in the hunt for dark matter, the invisible substance that may make up much of the universe. Daniel McKinsey, a professor of physics, leads a contingent of Yale...

Predatory Characteristics Of Extinct Sea Scorpion Reexamined
2014-07-11 10:42:07

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientist from Yale University studied the extinct pterygotid eurypterid, a giant sea scorpion, the largest arthropod that ever lived. It was always believed to be a fierce predator, but a recent study revealed that may not have been the case. The paper titled, “What big eyes you have: The ecological role of giant pterygotid eurypterids,” is published in the journal Biology Letters. Ross Anderson, a Yale graduate student and...

2014-06-27 11:52:30

Yale University Given the chance to vote, people will leave behind a legacy of resources that ensures the survival of the next generation, a series of experiments by Yale and Harvard psychologists show. However, when people are left to their own devices, the next generation isn't so lucky. "People want to do the right thing; they just need a little help from their institutions," said David Rand, assistant professor of psychology at Yale and a co-author of the study appearing June 25 in...

Man With Hair-Loss Disease Gets New Growth Using Arthritis Drug
2014-06-19 15:21:48

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Doctors at Yale University administered treatment for a non curable disease (alopecia universalis) in a 25-year-old man that left him without any hair. After the treatment, the man grew a full head of hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, armpit, facial and other hair on various parts of his body. His disease had not been previously treated and this was the first reported case with successful results. “The results are exactly what we...

2014-06-17 08:28:31

Companies expect to commence first-in-human studies of Trx-1 in ovarian cancer in 1H15 BOSTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian oncology drug development company Novogen Limited [ASX:NRT; NASDAQ:NVGN] and CanTx Inc., its joint venture with Yale University, today announced the success of proof-of-concept pre-clinical studies confirming the potency of experimental drug, Trx-1, in the treatment of primary ovarian cancer when delivered into the peritoneal cavity. Based on the...

2014-06-09 20:21:21

UNITY, Maine, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The environmental college President whose vision helped ignite a growing national divestment movement sees education reform coupled with sustainability science as central to salvaging a livable planet. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140609/116295 In a Yale Environment 360 interview, Unity College President Stephen Mulkey, the climate scientist whose vision helped ignite the divestment movement for fossil fuels investments...

Decomposing Logs Show Local Factors Play A Greater Role Than Climate
2014-06-03 15:34:25

By Kevin Dennehy, Yale University A new Yale-led study challenges the long-held assumption that climate is the primary driver of how quickly organic matter decomposes in different regions, a key piece of information used in formulating climate models. In a long-term analysis conducted across several sites in the eastern United States, a team of researchers found that local factors — from levels of fungal colonization to the specific physical locations of the wood — play a far...

2014-06-03 12:15:53

Yale University A multi-center phase I study using an investigational drug for advanced bladder cancer patients who did not respond to other treatments has shown promising results in patients with certain tumor types, researchers report. Yale Cancer Center played a key role in the study, the results of which will be presented Saturday, May 31 at the 2014 annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago. The trial included 68 people with previously...

Daily 20-Minute Walks Could Help Seniors Stave Off Major Disability
2014-05-28 08:42:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Moderate exercise is the key to good health in nearly every situation. That is especially true for older adults, according to countless commercials and public health sources. A new study, called the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study, found that just a 20-minute walk a day could help seniors hold off major disability and enhance the quality of their life. LIFE is a collaboration between Yale...

2014-05-27 16:24:55

Exclusive Three-Year Agreement Deepens Scientific Research Into Innovative Treatment of Skin Pigmentation ADA, Mich., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amway has extended its exclusive research partnership with Yale University through 2016, adding an additional three years to the original agreement. Doubling the length of this collaboration enables Amway scientists and Yale Lab Associate and Research Faculty Member Dr. John Pawelek to continue advancing their collective understanding of...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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