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Thales and the AGH University of Science and Technology signed a cooperation agreement for joint innovations
11/27/2014 1:54:03 PM
On November 27, 2014 in Krakow was signed an agreement for cooperation between Thales and one of the leading Polish technical universities – the AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH UST). Through this agreement, Thales and AGH will conduct joint scientific research projects for the development and implementation of new technologies. The purpose of the cooperation …
Canadian-educated doctors more likely to screen for cancer
Canadian-educated doctors more likely to screen for cancer
11/27/2014 1:51:24 PM
Physicians who attended medical schools in certain parts of the world, specifically the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Western Europe were less likely to screen their patients for cervical, breast and colorectal cancer than Canadian graduates, according to new research. Researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences …
DNA survives critical entry into Earth’s atmosphere
11/26/2014 3:27:56 PM
The genetic material DNA can survive a flight through space and re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere – and still pass on genetic information. A team of scientists from UZH obtained these astonishing results during an experiment on the TEXUS-49 research rocket mission. Applied to the outer shell of the payload section of a rocket using pipettes, small, double-stranded DNA …
New Guidance for Indoor Air Quality in Schools
New Guidance for Indoor Air Quality in Schools
11/26/2014 3:07:58 PM
In October, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new guidance to help school districts protect indoor air quality while increasing energy efficiency during school renovations.  The practices outlined in the new guidance support schools as healthy, energy-efficient buildings that play a significant role in local communities.   According to the EPA, nearly …
New study reveals why some people may be immune to HIV-1
11/26/2014 12:45:38 PM
Doctors have long been mystified as to why HIV-1 rapidly sickens some individuals, while in others the virus has difficulties gaining a foothold. Now, a study of genetic variation in HIV-1 and in the cells it infects reported, by University of Minnesota researchers in this week’s issue of PLOS Genetics, has uncovered a chink in HIV-1’s armor that may, at least in part, …
Delta Supports Educational Program in the Caribbean
11/26/2014 11:28:48 AM
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is supporting the development of Caribbean students by providing opportunities to participate in an upcoming Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarship program through a partnership with the Barbados Association of Atlanta Scholarship Committee, the Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology and Innovation (CADSTI-SE) and …
Proton Pump Inhibitors Decrease Diversity in Gut Microbiome, Increase Risk for Complications
11/26/2014 9:43:16 AM
Before reaching for that daily antacid, you might consider what it’s doing to the trillions of bugs living in your gut. A new Mayo Clinic study in the open access journal Microbiome shows that people who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like clostridium difficile …
Bacterial Infection Outbreak Reported at Two Texas High Schools
Bacterial Infection Outbreak Reported at Two Texas High Schools
11/25/2014 4:58:05 PM
Last month, KSAT published a story about 12 football players from two high schools in Texas that came down with a contagious skin infection. The culprit, impetigo, is usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus , Streptococcus pyogenes or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). According to the article, the school district where the outbreak occurred had …
Feeling — Not Being — Wealthy Drives Opposition to Wealth Redistribution
11/25/2014 10:36:58 AM
People’s views on income inequality and wealth distribution may have little to do with how much money they have in the bank and a lot to do with how wealthy they feel in comparison to their friends and neighbors, according to new findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . “Our research shows that subjective …
United Colors Of Benetton And UN Women: End Violence Against Women Now!
11/24/2014 11:31:51 AM
A group of men "stoning" a woman with flower petals: this is the powerful and surprising symbol-image of the new campaign by United Colors of Benetton in support of UN Women, the United Nations agency that promotes gender equality and empowerment of women, on occasion of the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, on 25 November.  By choosing to …
Serco awarded contract to continue running Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre
11/24/2014 11:25:07 AM
Serco will introduce a series of improvements and innovations at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) under a new eight year contract awarded by the UK Home Office to continue running the Centre.  Serco will draw on best practice from around the world to ensure that the highest standard of care is provided for residents at all times and to place even more emphasis on …
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital unveils Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration
11/21/2014 2:45:16 PM
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is dedicating and opening the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration on the St. Jude campus. The new center, which will sit atop the world’s first proton therapy center designed for and dedicated solely to the treatment of children, is critical to St. Jude in leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats …
AASA Statement on the Data Quality Campaign Report
11/21/2014 10:35:06 AM
Daniel A. Domenech, the executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement upon the release of “ Paving the Pathway to Success: Data for Action 2014 ,” a report issued by the Data Quality Campaign. “AASA applauds the work of the Data Quality Campaign for providing helpful information about how states are implementing data to …
Georgia Insurance Advisors Inaugurates Charity Program In The Bogart, GA Area, And Debuts With Campaign Providing Guidance To Children With Developmental Disabilities
11/21/2014 10:04:31 AM
Bogart, GA – Located in Bogart, GA, Georgia Insurance Advisors announced the debut of its charity program designed to benefit the local community. The agency will work closely with nonprofit organizations in the area, to nominate a new beneficiary every 60 days. The idea is to create a campaign to help the elected individual, family or programs with immediate support by …
Worldwide action needed to address hidden crisis of violence against women and girls
11/21/2014 9:38:06 AM
Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet . Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives. Yet, despite increased global …
Call for Media: ESA’s GOCE mission continues serving Earth science
11/21/2014 9:25:48 AM
Media are invited to a press briefing on the scientific results that continue to come from ESA’s gravity mission. At the opening of the 5th International GOCE User Workshop on 25 November at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, experts will discuss the mission’s contribution to our knowledge of ocean circulation, solid earth physics, upper atmosphere and geodesy. …
Duterte Insurance Group Initiates New Charity Campaign in Laredo, TX to Collaborate with Project GRAD Houston and Contribute to Scholarship Fund in Memory of Terri Duterte
11/20/2014 3:23:32 PM
Laredo, TX – With a new charity program in the Laredo, TX area, Duterte Insurance Group, in collaboration with Project GRAD Houston, announced a new campaign that will reward a local outstanding student currently in the Program, with a college scholarship honoring the memory of Terri Duterte.  Terri was a beloved middle-school teacher who, before losing her battle with …
CodeNow Kicks Off National Coding Program with First Partner: Bloomberg
11/19/2014 7:25:50 PM
CodeNow , a nonprofit focused on teaching underrepresented youth to code, is announcing an exciting partnership with Bloomberg LP today, the first in a series of high-level collaborations that will bring its curriculum to thousands of students nationwide. As part of the partnership, CodeNow’s next NYC coding workshop will be powered by Bloomberg and led by the company’s …
BASF contributes $34,000 to Washington County Alabama School System
11/19/2014 5:55:37 PM
BASF – McIntosh contributed $34,000 to the Washington County Alabama School System. The funds will assist seven schools and the career technical center with making science engaging for students and support workforce development initiatives. “BASF is pleased to support schools in Washington County,” said George Vann, Vice President of the BASF site in McIntosh, Alabama. “In …
Panasonic-Backed Tokai University Team Wins Carrera Solar Atacama 2014 in Chile
Panasonic-Backed Tokai University Team Wins Carrera Solar Atacama 2014 in Chile
11/19/2014 1:50:22 PM
Panasonic Corporation today announced a team from Tokai University in Japan won the Carrera Solar Atacama 2014, South America’s biggest solar car race, with a solar car that was powered by Panasonic’s HIT®* solar modules and high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. This year’s competition in the Atacama Desert saw 25 teams from six countries participate with their vehicles fueled …