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New strategy could prevent GMO leaks from lab to the wild
New strategy could prevent GMO leaks from lab to the wild
1/28/2015 9:27:56 AM
Scientists have crafted a bacterium incapable of surviving without human assistance. Using this strategy to build genetically modified organisms would prevent those GMOs from escaping into natural ecosystems, they say. Genetically modified bacteria are commonly used in research and industry – for example, the bacterium E. coli is used to manufacture insulin and other …
Effects of Brain Surgery for Epilepsy Sustained for More than 15 Years
1/28/2015 8:57:41 AM
Brain surgery for otherwise hard-to-treat epilepsy is effective for up to 15 years, according to a new survey by Henry Ford Hospital physicians. “These encouraging findings will be valuable during the decision-making process and counseling on different aspects of care in patients with epilepsy,” says Vibhangini S. Wasade, M.D., a neurologist at Henry Ford Hospital and lead …
EMLYON Business School to Create a ’Smart Business School’ via IBM Cloud
1/27/2015 10:13:54 AM
IBM (NYSE: IBM ) and EMLYON today announced a program to develop a ‘Smart Business School’ higher education environment that is capable of delivering personalized, on-demand business education on a global basis via the IBM Cloud . EMLYON will work with IBM to place educational innovation and digital entrepreneurship at the heart of its strategy, to create better outcomes …
EXHIBITORLIVE Conference and Exhibition Exceeding Projections
1/27/2015 9:00:00 AM
Exhibitor Media Group , the award-winning leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, today announced that its upcoming, top-rated EXHIBITOR LIVE exhibition and conference, scheduled for March 1-5,  is ahead of the 2014 event, in both exhibition and conference attendee categories. The expanded EXHIBITOR LIVE exhibition space is currently 93% sold, …
More Global Topographic Data to Aid Climate Change Research
More Global Topographic Data to Aid Climate Change Research
1/26/2015 10:34:38 AM
Improved global topographic (elevation) data are now publicly available for most of Asia (India, China, southern Siberia, Japan, Indonesia), Oceania (Australia, New Zealand), and western Pacific Islands. See diagram below for geographic coverage.    Similar data were previously released by USGS for most of Africa (in September 2014) and the Western Hemisphere (December).  …
Where Are They Now?
Spring 2014 Graduates: Six Months after Graduation
Where Are They Now? Spring 2014 Graduates: Six Months after Graduation
1/26/2015 9:00:00 AM
In spring 2014, 54 institutions in 22 states began gathering career outcomes data on their graduates using The Outcomes Survey® (TOS).  Over thirty six thousand graduates were prompted to respond at graduation, at three months, and at six months.    Following are highlights of the responses collected on bachelor’s degree recipients by six months after graduation by the 36 …
“Path Ahead” E-Magazine On Human Resources And Education Has Been Launched
1/23/2015 11:12:53 AM
An informative website focusing on education and careers www.the-careers.com has been providing information on education and careers across a wide range of industries both national and international. Following the excellent support and user’s esponse, the information website has been receiving for their incisive news and articles on education and careers, they have launched …
Key factor discovered in the formation of metastases in melanoma
1/22/2015 8:58:36 AM
Melanoma, the most aggressive of all skin cancer strains, is often fatal for patients due to the pronounced formation of metastases. Until now, a melanoma’s rampant growth was mainly attributed to genetic causes, such as mutations in certain genes. However, researchers from the University of Zurich now reveal that so-called epigenetic factors play a role in the formation of …
Plant Pure Nation Selects Kelli Marcum as Student Liaison
1/22/2015 8:00:00 AM
Nelson Campbell, CEO of Plant Pure Productions (www.plantpurenation.com), announced on January 20, 2015, that Kelli Marcum has been selected to be student liaison for Plant Pure Nation. Plant Pure Nation is an organization and a film promoting worldwide health through nutrition. “Kelli has the necessary skills and passion to develop this program on campuses in the United …
Northwood University Receives ACBSP Accreditation for Its Business Programs
1/21/2015 11:05:04 AM
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, accreditation of its business programs. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral …
Exhibit Surveys CEO to Keynote Lippman Connects Large Show Roundtable
Exhibit Surveys CEO to Keynote Lippman Connects Large Show Roundtable
1/21/2015 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 its CEO and president, Jonathan “Skip” Cox, will be the keynote speaker at the Lippman Connects Large Show Roundtable in Philadelphia next month. What:   Evolving the Sales Process  - A Consultative and …
London Stock Exchange Group and City Gateway launch new financial apprenticeship scheme
1/20/2015 3:58:11 PM
London Stock Exchange Group has partnered with London based charity, City Gateway, to launch a new scheme to help young people, aged 16-24 years old, take part in apprenticeships in the financial services industry. The ‘Gateway to the City’ initiative will pioneer a new pathway into the sector, by providing participants with year long apprenticeships and training at both …
Paul A. Tufano, Esq. Named Chair of Villanova University Board of Trustees; Joseph V. Topper, Jr. Elected Vice Chair
Paul A. Tufano, Esq. Named Chair of Villanova University Board of Trustees; Joseph V. Topper, Jr. Elected Vice Chair
1/20/2015 2:07:58 PM
Villanova University announced that its Board of Trustees has elected Paul A. Tufano, Esq. , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, as its chairperson. Tufano succeeds Catherine M. Keating, who served as chair of the Board of Trustees since 2013. “Paul brings to his new role as Chair of Villanova’s Board of Trustees a great …
Yale Undergraduate picks Wall Street Survivor as Investment Education Platform
Yale Undergraduate picks Wall Street Survivor as Investment Education Platform
1/20/2015 12:17:46 PM
YUDI will use Wall Street Survivor’s newly launched finance and investing courses, engage with Wall Street Survivor’s leadership team, and partake in Wall Street Survivor’s proprietary stock games , to help the Yale student body gain a stronger foothold on how to invest in stocks and learn about the importance and fundamentals of personal finance. “We are delighted to …
Government of Canada announces investment for university, college research overhead
1/20/2015 10:17:44 AM
The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced significant investments through the Research Support Fund to support university and college overhead costs. Through this fund, the University of Alberta will receive significant investment to support world-class research that pushes the boundaries of knowledge and creates jobs and growth. …
Carnegie Mellon, Weizmann Institute Researchers Discover
Carnegie Mellon, Weizmann Institute Researchers Discover "Idiosyncratic" Brain Patterns in Autism
1/19/2015 6:36:01 PM
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been studied for many years, but there are still many more questions than answers. For example, some research into the brain functions of individuals with autism spectrum have found a lack of synchronization (’connectivity’) between different parts of the brain that normally work in tandem. But other studies have found the exact opposite — …
New Business & Product Development Consulting for Innovators
New Business & Product Development Consulting for Innovators
1/19/2015 6:00:00 AM
Inventors and Innovators are creative, ambitious people. They are the individuals who see a problem and envision a solution to that problem. Too often, however, they take a difficult pathway as they strive to bring their invention to the attention of potential buyers. Most inventions fail because the initial precious resources are misdirected and spent on inadequate prototype …
New study finds that closing your eyes boosts memory recall
New study finds that closing your eyes boosts memory recall
1/16/2015 9:19:54 AM
The team also discovered that building a rapport with witnesses helped them to remember more. 178 participants took part across two studies. In the first experiment, participants watched a film depicting an electrician entering a property, carrying out jobs and stealing items. Each participant was then randomly assigned one of four conditions, either eyes closed or open, and …
Three nearly Earth-size planets found orbiting nearby star
Three nearly Earth-size planets found orbiting nearby star
1/16/2015 9:02:36 AM
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, despite being hobbled by the loss of critical guidance systems, has discovered a star with three planets only slightly larger than Earth. The outermost planet orbits in the “Goldilocks” zone, a region where surface temperatures could be moderate enough for liquid water and perhaps life to exist. The star, EPIC 201367065, is a cool red M-dwarf …
Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity
1/15/2015 10:38:47 AM
A brisk 20 minute walk each day could be enough to reduce an individual’s risk of early death, according to new research published today. The study of over 334,000 European men and women found that twice as many deaths may be attributable to lack of physical activity compared with the number of deaths attributable to obesity, but that just a modest increase in physical …