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2011-06-13 07:10:00

Combining lights and statistics may yield high-resolution global economic data The glow of lights in a city at night means different things to different people. For some, the amazing hues along Broadway, the Las Vegas Strip or the Sunset Strip in Hollywood mean a fun night out. For an economist, these dazzling lights signify people's pockets are flush with cash; and in fact, a new study confirms it. Research by William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and...

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2011-06-11 09:10:00

Yale University economist says microfinance yields surprising results Small loans, somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 to $500 dollars, are an increasingly popular weapon in the fight to reduce poverty. Called microcredit, institutions dole out these monetary advances to help extremely poor people engage in successful entrepreneurship and improve their quality of life. While proponents extol its virtues, researchers look for evidence; they want to know if it works. Does it really increase...

2011-06-09 23:42:23

Microcredit, which involves giving small loans to very small businesses in an effort to promote entrepreneurship, has been widely touted as a way to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth. A multitude of both non- and for-profit institutions are spending billions of dollars each year on microcredit ventures in developing nations around the globe. But just how effective is microcredit lending? In a new study, researchers find that the practice may not be an efficient tool in promoting...

2011-05-24 06:00:00

ADA, Mich., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amway and Yale University researcher Dr. John Pawelek, have entered into an exclusive three-year agreement to research the biological mechanisms underlying skin pigmentation. The long-term research goal is to better understand human skin pigmentation disorders, including hyperpigmentation, and develop innovative, safe and effective therapies for these hard-to-treat and often psychologically painful conditions. (Logo:...

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2011-05-24 06:21:46

Sequencing DNA base pairs "“ the individual molecules that make up DNA "“ is key for medical researchers working toward personalized medicine. Being able to isolate, study and sequence these DNA molecules would allow scientists to tailor diagnostic testing, therapies and treatments based on each patient's individual genetic makeup. But being able to isolate individual molecules like DNA base pairs, which are just two nanometers across "“ or about 1/50,000th the diameter of a...

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2011-05-20 06:05:00

A new study found that out of every 25 teens, at least one has "problematic Internet use," and brings in the question: What came first? The chicken or the egg: are teens online because they are depressed or are they depressed because they're spending too much time online? "It's really hard to explain the link," Dr. Aboujaoude, a Stanford researcher and author of the book "Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality", tells Reuters Health. The answer to the chicken or the egg...

2011-05-04 02:00:00

LAUSANNE, Switzerland and NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group(TM) (Debiopharm), a global biopharmaceutical development specialist that focuses on serious medical conditions and particularly oncology, and Yale University (Yale), a premier university with a long tradition of both basic and clinically directed biomedical research, announce an exclusive worldwide license agreement concerning the development and commercialization of Debio 1036, a first-in-class...

2011-04-22 12:48:18

Back with a vengeance Researchers at the University of Georgia and Yale University have discovered a compound with the potential to be more effective than existing agents in treating the very painful blisters known as shingles"”a condition that affects up to 30 percent of Americans, mostly elderly, and for which no specific treatment exists. Most adults remember the fever, itchy blisters and possibly tiny scars they experienced as children when they had chickenpox, which is caused by...

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2011-04-14 14:24:03

On Friday, scientists will join together at Yale University for a forum that could overturn the three century old method for naming newly discovered nature. Adventurous scientists who capture previously unknown fish, birds and other creatures, and others who work with fossils and microorganisms, say that they have an increasing problem in assigning accurate names to their subjects. Evolutionary biologists, naturalists and other thinkers from Yale and the Smithsonian Institution in...

2011-04-12 00:00:27

Event Recognizes Some of the Local Employees Integral to the Construction New Haven, CT (PRWEB) April 11, 2011 New Haven Mayor John DeStefano and Higher One today broke ground to celebrate the next phase of this local company's growth and development in New Haven's Science Park. At the event, the important work of the City's Office of Economic Development was highlighted and 10 local individuals who have successfully completed the Brownfield Remediation Technician Training Program were...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.