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Neuroscientists identify key role of language gene
Neuroscientists identify key role of language gene
9/15/2014 4:08:14 PM
Neuroscientists have found that a gene mutation that arose more than half a million years ago may be key to humans’ unique ability to produce and understand speech. Researchers from MIT and several European universities have shown that the human version of a gene called Foxp2 makes it easier to transform new experiences into routine procedures. When they engineered mice to …
Homeschool.com Announces Their Back to Homeschool Extravaganza of Experts
9/15/2014 1:22:41 PM
Homeschool.com announces their Back to Homeschool Extravaganza of Experts . The theme of the event is “Take Your Homeschooling from Ordinary to Extraordinary”. The Extravaganza  lasts from September 15-21, 2014. Homeschool.com interviewed 20 experts in the field of education and homeschooling, and asked them for their advice on how parents can take their homeschooling to a …
Researchers find neural compensation in people with Alzheimer’s-related protein
Researchers find neural compensation in people with Alzheimer’s-related protein
9/15/2014 11:09:45 AM
The human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study led by UC Berkeley researchers. The findings, published today (Sunday, Sept. 14) in the journal Nature Neuroscience , could help explain how some older adults with beta-amyloid deposits in …
Infosys Foundation Launches Spark-IT to Enhance Employability of Engineering Graduates
9/15/2014 9:30:26 AM
Infosys Foundation , the philanthropic arm of Infosys , today launched Spark-IT, a program to enhance the skill levels of engineering graduates in the country. Infosys Foundation has several programs aimed at alleviating hunger, promoting education, improving health, assisting rural development, supporting arts and helping the destitute. For fiscal 2015, Infosys Foundation …
Why IT Contractors Need to Be Strategic When It Comes to Defence Jobs
Why IT Contractors Need to Be Strategic When It Comes to Defence Jobs
9/15/2014 7:39:39 AM
As a contractor, do you want to go through the “hassle” of being checked for clearance before you can start work on your next job? In short, is security clearance a good idea for you? As one might expect when it comes to anything to do with government organisations, there are various levels of complexity related to security clearance . At the minimum you will be …
High-dose opioid prescribing continues to climb
High-dose opioid prescribing continues to climb
9/12/2014 4:25:17 PM
High-dose opioid prescribing increased by 23 per cent in Canada between 2006 and 2011, despite clinical guidelines recommending that most patients should avoid high-doses of these drugs, according to new research. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) found that rates of high-dose opioid dispensing across Canada …
Campbell Insurance Inaugurates Educational Charity Program in the Washington County, MD Area, and Debuts with Campaign to Raise School Supplies for the Boys and Girls Club
Campbell Insurance Inaugurates Educational Charity Program in the Washington County, MD Area, and Debuts with Campaign to Raise School Supplies for the Boys and Girls Club
9/12/2014 4:14:58 PM
Washington County, MD – Campbell Insurance and Investments, in Washington County, MD 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 30-90 days. The idea is to create a campaign to help the elected individual, family or programs with …
McMurray Stern Announces Launch of New “Times-2” Compact Storage System
9/12/2014 12:12:24 PM
McMurray Stern, Southern California’s leader in innovative storage development and records management solutions, is proud to announce the launch of their Times-2 compact storage system.   “ Times-2  is a compact storage system which rotates for fast access from either side, and gives double the depth for more multimedia storage. Unlike ordinary lateral files, the special …
Angie Hooten-Hughes Insurance Initiates Charity Campaign to Collaborate with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis, TN to Provide School Items for Kids in Need
9/11/2014 3:55:27 PM
Memphis, TN – With a new charity program in the Memphis, TN area, Angie Hooten-Hughes Insurance has teamed up with the Boys and Girls Club to support local kids who don’t have the necessary tools and clothes to attend school.  According to the organization, many kids could not start school on time because they grew out of their clothes and didn’t have appropriate attire to …
Designers Insurance Agency Continues Its Community Program in North Virginia, This Time Introducing a Charity Campaign To Provide Scholarship for Low-Income Children to Attend a Child Development Center
Designers Insurance Agency Continues Its Community Program in North Virginia, This Time Introducing a Charity Campaign To Provide Scholarship for Low-Income Children to Attend a Child Development Center
9/11/2014 3:33:48 PM
North Virginia – With a new charity campaign in North Virginia, Designers Insurance Agency looks to offer financial assistance to local families through a scholarship program with the Annandale Christian Community for Action.  This scholarship program will allow low-income families to keep their children attending the developmental programs at ACCA, so they don’t have to …
Video Game Courses and Degrees in The U.S. Increase By More Than 50% in Five Years
9/11/2014 10:26:21 AM
Three-hundred and ninety colleges, universities, and other academic institutions in the United States now offer professional certificates and undergraduate or graduate degrees in video game design, according to new research released by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). This marks an increase of more than 50% since 2009, when 254 schools offered such …
Learning Institutions Use Inquiry-Based Teaching to Experience an Education Beyond the Classroom
9/10/2014 9:01:52 PM
VICTORIA, Australia September 2014 – According to the Australian School Library Association, students who develop through inquiry based learning as part of their school curriculum enjoy continuous education beyond the classroom and confident empowerment.* Research undertaken by Generator School Network also revealed that carefully designed inquiry-based teaching …
Stephanie Hebert Insurance Agency and Nonprofit Covenant House Initiate New Charity Campaign in New Orleans to Provide for At-Risk Youth
Stephanie Hebert Insurance Agency and Nonprofit Covenant House Initiate New Charity Campaign in New Orleans to Provide for At-Risk Youth
9/10/2014 11:06:39 AM
New Orleans, LA – With a new community program in the New Orleans area, Stephanie Hebert Insurance Agency teamed up with the Covenant House of New Orleans, and announced a new charity campaign to raise funds to support babies and toddlers who come from homeless and at-risk families.  Many of these children live in high violence areas and their parents often have little to no …
Buckle Up for Life: Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Increase Child Passenger Safety across the Country and Expand Program
9/10/2014 10:34:16 AM
What if there were a way to prevent a leading cause of childhood death, but three out of four of us were doing it wrong? The startling truth is that a car seat can dramatically reduce childhood death and injury from motor vehicle crashes, but 75 percent are installed incorrectly.[1] With Child Passenger Safety Week upon us, the good news is that community-based programs are …
Study links honesty to prefrontal region of the brain
Study links honesty to prefrontal region of the brain
9/9/2014 6:31:35 PM
Are humans programmed to tell the truth? Not when lying is advantageous, says a new study led by Assistant Professor Ming Hsu at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The report ties honesty to a region of the brain that exerts control over automatic impulses. Hsu, who heads the Neuroeconomics Laboratory at the  Haas School of Business and holds a joint appointment …
Quantum Jumping Helps People Improve Their Lives, and Now Comes With Free Intro Course
9/9/2014 5:32:05 PM
Burt Goldman and Quantum Jumping are announcing the release this week of a special bonus offer for new students of the revolutionary system of guided imagery and deep meditation. Now, new students, upon enrollment, are eligible for a  free  introductory 6-part course. Not only that but this also includes a webinar that reveals the complete scope of wisdom on Quantum …
BASF donates $100,000 to River Parishes Community College for new Advanced Technology Center
BASF donates $100,000 to River Parishes Community College for new Advanced Technology Center
9/9/2014 2:34:07 PM
Ascension Parish soon will be home to a world-class technical training center, thanks to BASF’s support of River Parishes Community College (RPCC). BASF donated $100,000 to RPCC to support construction of an Advanced Technology Center on the school’s new campus in Burnside, Louisiana. The center will strengthen workforce development for Ascension Parish and the surrounding …
Carnegie Mellon’s Smart Headlights Spare the Eyes of Oncoming Drivers
Carnegie Mellon’s Smart Headlights Spare the Eyes of Oncoming Drivers
9/9/2014 2:20:55 PM
A smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from the glare that can occur when driving in snow or rain at night. The programmable headlight senses and tracks virtually any number of oncoming drivers, blacking out only the …
CEA Foundation Extends OATS Grant for Innovative Technology Center for Seniors
9/9/2014 12:52:46 PM
The CEA Foundation announced its continued support of the Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) and the OATS project which began last year at the Senior Planet Exploration Center in Manhattan, the nation’s first technology-themed community center for older adults. The Senior Planet Exploration Center fits with the CEA Foundation’s mission by empowering older adults to …
Deutsche Post DHL and United Nations Development Programme launch "Get Airports Ready for Disaster" workshop in Jordan
9/9/2014 12:48:59 PM
Deutsche Post DHL and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a "Get Airports Ready for Disaster" (GARD) workshop at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman/Jordan. Running for five days the workshop prepares airport personnel. From 7th - 11th September, airport personnel gets prepared for the logistics of emergencies, including handling high volumes of …