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2010-03-24 14:02:11

"Educationally relevant health disparities" are key drivers of the achievement gap, "but they are largely overlooked," said Charles Basch, the Richard March Hoe Professor of Health Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. "Over the past several decades, a variety of strategies have been tried to help close the achievement gap "“ standards, accountability, NCLB, more rigorous teacher certification "“ and they're all important, but they won't have the desired effect...

2010-03-17 12:20:00

NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Educationally relevant health disparities" are key drivers of the achievement gap, "but they are largely overlooked," Charles Basch, the Richard March Hoe Professor of Health Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, said at a recent panel discussion at the College. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091203/DC20888LOGO) "Over the past several decades, a variety of strategies have been tried to help close the achievement...

2010-02-16 14:21:38

Most Americans like the idea of conservation, but few practice it in their everyday lives, according to the results of a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities. A majority of Americans say that it is "very important" or "somewhat important" to turn off unneeded lights (92 percent), to lower the thermostat in winter (83 percent), and to use public transportation or a carpool (73 percent), among other conservation behaviors. Yet the study found...

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2010-02-15 14:34:37

Scientists at Vanderbilt and Yale universities have successfully transplanted most of the "nose" of the mosquito that spreads malaria into frog eggs and fruit flies and are employing these surrogates to combat the spread of the deadly and debilitating disease that afflicts 500 million people. The research is described in two complimentary papers, one published this week in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the other which appeared online Feb....

2010-02-08 07:00:00

ASHBURN, Va., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Brainware, Inc., an innovative provider of intelligent data capture and enterprise search solutions, today announced that Yale New Haven Health System has selected the company's Brainware Distiller(TM) solution to automate the extraction of data from invoices. At Yale New Haven Health System, Brainware Distiller will seamlessly integrate with the Lawson Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and Perceptive Software's ImageNow Enterprise Content...

2010-02-05 14:44:01

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine believe they may have discovered how the hormone progesterone acts to prevent preterm birth. The findings will be presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) in Chicago by Errol Norwitz, M.D., professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale. Preterm birth"”delivery prior to 37 weeks gestation"”has become increasingly common over the past 40 years....

2010-02-04 18:13:24

Despite a sharp drop in public concern over global warming, Americans"”regardless of political affiliation"”support the passage of federal climate and energy policies, according to the results of a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities. The survey found support for:     * Funding more research on renewable energy, such as solar and wind power (85 percent)     * Tax rebates for people buying fuel-efficient...

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2010-02-04 08:34:03

Yale study may lead to better traps, repellents Yale University researchers have found more than two dozen scent receptors in malaria-transmitting mosquitoes that detect compounds in human sweat, a finding that may help scientists to develop new ways to combat a disease that kills 1 million people annually. These olfactory receptors in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae offer scientists potential new targets for repelling, confusing or attracting into traps the mosquitoes that spread a disease...

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2010-01-27 10:00:00

Public concern about global warming has dropped sharply since the fall of 2008, according to a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities. The survey found: Only 50 percent of Americans now say they are "somewhat" or "very worried" about global warming, a 13-point decrease. The percentage of Americans who think global warming is happening has declined 14 points, to 57 percent. The percentage of Americans who think global warming is caused mostly by...

2010-01-14 13:53:56

Stress induces signals that cause cells to develop into tumors, Yale researchers have discovered. The research, published online Jan. 13 in the journal Nature, describes a novel way cancer takes hold in the body and suggests new ways to attack the deadly disease. Until now, most researchers believed that more than one cancer-causing mutation needed to take place in a single cell in order for tumors to grow. The Yale team, led by Tian Xu, professor and vice chairman of genetics and a Howard...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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