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Sugar substance ‘kills’ good cholesterol
9/2/2014 11:57:53 AM
Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered that ‘good’ cholesterol is turned ‘bad’ by a sugar-derived substance. The substance, methylglyoxal - MG, was found to damage ‘good’ HDL cholesterol, which removes excess levels of bad cholesterol from the body. Low levels of HDL, High Density Lipoprotein, are closely linked to heart disease, with increased levels of MG …
Sanoma’s popular online platform bingel now also on tablet
9/2/2014 11:13:40 AM
In Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium, seven out of ten primary school pupils use bingel to do exercises both at home and at school. Furthermore, over half of the teachers use bingel to give pupils suitable exercises and homework. Now that the digital trend in education is gaining ground, the successful bingel exercise site has gone a step further. From 1 September, …
Exciting New Episodes of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr to Air via Discovery Channel
Exciting New Episodes of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr to Air via Discovery Channel
9/2/2014 10:10:10 AM
Innovations Television, produced by DMG Productions, announced today that they are gathering content for upcoming episodes of Innovations, focusing on bioscience and technology, slated to air first quarter 2015. Innovations, hosted by Ed Begley, Jr., is dedicated to defining and exploring today’s latest breakthroughs and advancements taking place in all areas of society. This …
BP Starts Recruitment Campaign to Attract Future Leaders
9/2/2014 10:05:25 AM
BP today started its 2015 Future Leaders Programme (FLP), a recruitment campaign which aims to fast-track early career recruits to be the business leaders of the future. The FLP is a highly selective global recruitment and development programme, run by BP for candidates around the world to work in its Refining & Marketing businesses and its Safety & Operational Risk …
Exhibit Surveys Cox to Co-Present Session on Big Data at PCMA Chicago
Exhibit Surveys Cox to Co-Present Session on Big Data at PCMA Chicago
9/2/2014 7:00:00 AM
Exhibit Surveys, Inc. , the leading provider of research, measurement, and consulting services exclusively for the exhibition and event industry, announced today that Jonathan “Skip” Cox, CEO and president, will co-present “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Data” at the PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter’s September Educational Program on September 9 in Chicago. When: …
Stock-Trak.com’s Virtual Stock Market Trading Applications selected by a Leading University
Stock-Trak.com’s Virtual Stock Market Trading Applications selected by a Leading University
9/2/2014 6:00:00 AM
Stock-Trak offers a variety of virtual trading applications for both the academic educational and corporate market. Stock-Trak provides university-branded virtual trading websites for larger universities with trading rooms and/or finance labs, and fully customizable applications for the banking, brokerage, and financial services industry. Stock-Trak also caters to individual …
Chevron Expands Fuel Your School Program to Help Fund Classroom Projects
8/29/2014 3:31:27 PM
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (NYSE: CVX) today announced the launch and expansion of the 2014 Fuel Your School program, an innovative collaboration with DonorsChoose.org, an online organization that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. In 2014, the Fuel Your School Program will generate up to $8.6 million in classroom supply funding for educators in 22 U.S. communities in …
Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover
8/29/2014 9:29:32 AM
Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs. Baby corals, fish sniff out bad reefs Damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that repulse young coral and fish, discouraging them from settling in the degraded habitat, according to new research. The study shows for the first time that coral larvae can …
New Online Community Seeks to Crowdsource Teacher Leadership to Improve Education
8/28/2014 1:45:45 PM
As students and teachers across the country head back to school, the U.S. Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards today unveiled Commit to Lead , a new online community that makes it easy for educators to share ideas for teacher leadership and collaborate to bring these ideas to fruition. The community enables educators everywhere …
Mayo Clinic study examines thoughts on predictive tests for Alzheimer’s
8/28/2014 10:52:20 AM
A new Mayo Clinic study examines the question “what would you do if you knew you are predisposed to Alzheimer’s disease ?” The study, which will be published in the October edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings , was conducted to measure attitudes concerning Alzheimer’s genetic and biomarker tests. Other studies have shown that many people would want to have tests to know if …
Smartphone beats paper for some with dyslexia
8/28/2014 9:57:51 AM
Matthew Schneps is a researcher at Harvard University with a doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also happens to have dyslexia, so reading has always been a challenge for him. That is, until he got a smartphone. Schneps soon found that for him, a smartphone was easier to read than a paper or a book. But, was it just him? Or, had he …
Could the noise levels at your workplace be damaging to your hearing?
Could the noise levels at your workplace be damaging to your hearing?
8/27/2014 9:30:47 PM
The number of Australians who are deaf or hearing impaired is increasing because of long-term exposure to excessive noise - often in the workplace – accidents, the environment and the ageing of the population.   This week is Hearing Awareness Week across Australia (24-30 August 2014) and we are all being encouraged to look after our hearing and ways to protect it.   Noise …
Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, USF preclinical study finds
Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, USF preclinical study finds
8/27/2014 12:53:16 PM
Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from neuroscientists at the University of South Florida shows. Findings from the experiments, using a cellular model of Alzheimer’s disease, were reported online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease . …
Bestselling Author T. Harv Eker Launches Spiritual Millionaire Webinar
8/25/2014 8:35:26 AM
Discover how to be kind, balanced, generous, spiritual… and Attract Abundant Wealth in the process with a new webinar launching August 26, 2014 at 6 p.m. PST. Bestselling author T. Harv Eker is launching a brand-new webinar to help those interested learn a proven and practically effortless way to eliminate scarcity, tune into purpose, and make as much money as a person can …
Science Learning Comes to Your Fingertips as Function Space Launches New Beautifully Designed iOS App Covering Thousands of Topics, Introduces Powerful New Computational Engine on Website
8/20/2014 4:59:09 PM
Today, Function Space , the most comprehensive social learning network for science, is announcing the launch of its iOS app. The free app grants users access to the discussion-based community from anywhere on the globe, putting the power of knowledge right in your pocket. To download the free app, please visit: …
Significant Micro-Business Opportunities Ahead for Contractors
Significant Micro-Business Opportunities Ahead for Contractors
8/19/2014 4:30:35 AM
Organisations may find themselves at a significant disadvantage unless they pay more attention to a broadening and deepening skills shortage across a range of industries. Professional Representation Network wishes to stress to organisations that any economic recovery may be relatively short-lived unless they identify and try to do something about shortages in key areas. …
Suspect gene corrupts neural connections
Suspect gene corrupts neural connections
8/18/2014 9:24:25 AM
Researchers have long suspected that major mental disorders are genetically-rooted diseases of synapses – the connections between neurons. Now, investigators supported in part by the National Institutes of Health have demonstrated in patients’ cells how a rare mutation in a suspect gene disrupts the turning on and off of dozens of other genes underlying these connections. …
IFC, ITIDA Help Improve ICT Skills in Egypt
8/18/2014 9:07:41 AM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today signed an agreement to help enhance the skills of prospective information and communication technology (ICT) workers in Egypt, develop sector specific education and training, and improve the employability of ICT graduates. IFC will help the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) set up a foundation for talent …
Helen Gurley Brown Trust Announces $7.5 Million Grant to American Museum of Natural History to Create "BridgeUp: STEM" Program
8/15/2014 12:57:34 PM
The Helen Gurley Brown Trust today announced a gift of $7.5 million to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) to establish BridgeUp: STEM, a program for young women and low-income New York City youth to explore computer science and coding through projects that tackle real-world problems. BridgeUp: STEM will inspire young women in high school and college, and underserved …
New personal advisory service eliminates guesswork in choosing a college
New personal advisory service eliminates guesswork in choosing a college
8/13/2014 11:21:59 AM
The process of selecting the right college, university or career school is a daunting undertaking.  High school seniors and their parents as well as adults thinking about returning to college have easy access to reams of information online.  Perhaps too much information, which can be overwhelming.  To avoid frustration, and the chance of selecting a college inappropriate for …