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2009-10-28 07:30:00

NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC), the world leader in crowd management, proudly announces its 3-year contract renewal with Yale Athletics, a valued client since 1994. Founded by Damon Zumwalt in 1967, CSC has more than 40 years of experience providing security and crowd management services for the world's largest events, including the U.S. Open, 29 Super Bowls, 7 Olympic Games, and 2 World Cups. Along with Zumwalt, CSC's management team...

2009-10-19 16:38:20

Results illustrate power and promise of new genetic technology In a dramatic illustration of the power of emerging genetic technologies, Yale University researchers have reported making a clinical diagnosis for the first time using comprehensive DNA sequencing of all the protein-coding genes in the genome. The information changed the course of treatment of a baby boy suffering from symptoms of dehydration thousands of miles away in Turkey. The new approach to DNA sequencing used by Yale...

2009-09-24 06:32:50

A tiny bit of genetic material with no previously known function may hold the key to stopping the spread of cancer, researchers at Yale School of Medicine and Sichuan University in Chengdu, China report in two papers in the September 7-11 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In the papers, Alan Garen of the Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry at Yale and his colleague Xu Song explain how cancer may overcome an organism's natural "stop sign" for cell...

2009-09-23 15:06:10

Contrary to the prevailing view, the hormone leptin, which is critical for normal food intake and metabolism, appears to regulate bone mass and suppress appetite by acting mainly through serotonin pathways in the brain, according to a recent study published in Cell by Yale School of Medicine researchers and colleagues at Columbia University. This new finding contradicts the view that leptin acts primarily in the hypothalamus. "Our study challenges the view that the hypothalamus is the...

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2009-06-18 09:00:50

Throughout the animal kingdom brilliant colors or elaborate behavioral displays serve as "advertisements" for attracting mates. But, what do the ads promise, and is there truth in advertising? Researchers at Yale theorize that when males must provide care for the survival of their offspring, the males' signals will consistently be honest "” and they may devote more of their energy to caring for their offspring than to being attractive. The idea that males showcase their best qualities...

2009-05-27 11:16:49

Most polluted or damaged ecosystems worldwide can recover within a lifetime if societies commit to their cleanup or restoration, according to an analysis of 240 independent studies by researchers at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Their findings will appear in the June edition of the journal PLoS ONE. The Yale researchers found that forest ecosystems recovered in 42 years on average, while ocean bottoms recovered in less than 10 years. When examined by disturbance...

2009-05-05 11:17:00

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandeep C. Ramesh is recognized by Continental Who's Who, as an ambitious Yale Law School graduate, who is beginning to make his mark on the legal world. Mr. Ramesh recently graduated from Yale Law, and apart from excelling in academics, he actively contributed to academic publications and involved himself in challenging and respected positions with the Yale Law Journal and Nonprofit Organizations Law Clinic. Prior to attending Yale Law, Mr. Ramesh earned his...

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2009-05-05 06:25:00

A new program, backed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, aims to guide health workers past the stigma of asking important patient questions about serious substance abuse problems. This ensures that more patients are asked for simple clues to addiction at every doctor's visit. The program is a step-by-step computerized guide that takes patients' answers to various behavior questions, analyzes their risk for a serious substance use problem, and instructs doctors on what to do next. Some...

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2009-05-04 07:23:35

Yale researchers describe a breakthrough in safe and effective administration of potential antiviral drugs "” small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules that silence genes "” the first step in development of a new kind of treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The work is reported May 4 as an advance online publication of Nature Materials. "RNA interference is a promising approach for prevention and treatment of human disease," said lead author Kim Woodrow, Yale...

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2009-04-27 08:21:10

As researchers push towards detection of single molecules, single electron spins and the smallest amounts of mass and movement, Yale researchers have demonstrated silicon-based nanocantilevers, smaller than the wavelength of light, that operate on photonic principles eliminating the need for electric transducers and expensive laser setups. The work reported in an April 26 advance online publication of Nature Nanotechnology ushers in a new generation of tools for ultra-sensitive measurements...


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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