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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...

2014-05-10 16:21:17

PREDICt-RM Collaborative Study between Boston Scientific, American College of Cardiology and Yale University Highlights Improved Outcomes in ICD and CRT-D Patients followed with the LATITUDE(TM) System NATICK, Mass., May 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients using the Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) LATITUDE(TM) Remote Patient Management system with wireless telemetry demonstrated significantly lower mortality and fewer hospitalizations than patients with LATITUDE-compatible...

2014-05-06 04:23:26

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group(TM) (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical company developing prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs as well as companion diagnostics, announced it has signed a new license and research agreement with Yale University (Yale), a premier university with a long tradition of basic and clinical biomedical research, regarding the discovery of MIF inhibitors for treatment of autoimmune and...

2014-04-14 14:18:13

Scientists at Yale University have devised a dramatically faster way of identifying and characterizing complex alloys known as bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), a versatile type of pliable glass that's stronger than steel. Using traditional methods, it usually takes a full day to identify a single metal alloy appropriate for making BMGs. The new method allows researchers to screen about 3,000 alloys per day and simultaneously ascertain certain properties, such as melting temperature and...

2014-04-07 12:34:22

In the news release, BioMed Realty Invests In Life Science Research Facilities Leased To Yale University, Yale-New Haven Hospital And Alexion Pharmaceuticals, issued 07-Apr-2014 by BioMed Realty over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the 4th paragraph, 1st sentence, should read "...a global pharmaceutical company with a marketed product, Soliris®..." rather than, "...a global pharmaceutical company with a marketed product, Solaris®..." as originally issued inadvertently. The...

2014-04-07 08:29:41

Two properties will aggregate over 1.0 million square feet upon completion SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) today announced the investment in two properties, 300 George Street and 100 College Street, in the growing life science research community adjacent to the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20091005/BIOMEDLOGO The property at 300 George Street is a nine-story, 519,000 square...

2014-04-01 14:09:40

A Yale University-led study has found that using more wood and less steel and concrete in building and bridge construction would substantially reduce global carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel consumption. Despite an established forest conservation theory holding that tree harvesting should be strictly minimized to prevent the loss of biodiversity and to maintain carbon storage capacity, the new study shows that sustainable management of wood resources can achieve both goals while...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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