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Researchers discover new gene responsible for traits involved in diabetes
9/19/2014 11:05:57 AM
A collaborative research team led by Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) scientists has identified a new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans. The findings are published in the September issue of Genetics . Leah Solberg Woods, PhD , associate professor of pediatrics at MCW and a researcher in the Children’s Hospital …
Dominica Anderson receives Rogers Award for Excellence in Patient Care
9/19/2014 9:10:35 AM
Dominica Anderson, a nursing assistant at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center , is the 2014 recipient of the Julie and Ben Rogers Award for Excellence in Patient Care. The award recognizes employees who consistently demonstrate excellence in their work and dedication to MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer. Its area of focus rotates annually among patient care, …
$3 million NSF grant to combine the arts and computer science in Georgia high schools
9/18/2014 12:47:46 PM
The Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded a four-year, $3 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will expand an innovative approach to computer science education in high schools across Georgia. The grant extends NSF funding of EarSketch , a project that was established in 2011 by researchers in Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture and the …
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center designated MIDAS Center of Excellence
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center designated MIDAS Center of Excellence
9/18/2014 11:00:26 AM
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center received a five-year, $12.5 million award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences that designates the Seattle campus as a MIDAS Center of Excellence. Models of Infectious Disease Agency Study (MIDAS) centers are designated to play a role in planning for national emergencies such as a pandemic or an act of …
Kids eat better if their parents went to college
Kids eat better if their parents went to college
9/18/2014 9:49:59 AM
Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. But it’s still not enough, the study goes on to say, as all kids are falling short when it comes to eating healthier at school. The research suggests a parent’s educational attainment, an indicator of socioeconomic status, may …
CT Scan Is No More Accurate than Ultrasound to Detect Kidney Stones
CT Scan Is No More Accurate than Ultrasound to Detect Kidney Stones
9/17/2014 6:29:46 PM
To diagnose painful kidney stones in hospital emergency rooms, CT scans are no better than less-often-used ultrasound exams, according to a clinical study conducted at 15 medical centers and published in the September 18, 2014 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine . Unlike ultrasound, CT exposes patients to significant amounts of radiation. Although CT scans are …
Nanoscience makes your wine better
Nanoscience makes your wine better
9/17/2014 12:46:05 PM
One sip of a perfectly poured glass of wine leads to an explosion of flavours in your mouth. Researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, have now developed a nanosensor that can mimic what happens in your mouth when you drink wine. The sensor measures how you experience the sensation of dryness in the wine. When wine growers turn their grapes into wine, they need to control a …
Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate
Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate
9/17/2014 9:46:33 AM
Trees have been growing significantly faster since the 1960s. The typical development phases of trees and stands have barely changed, but they have accelerated – by as much as 70 percent. This was the outcome of a study carried out by scientists from Technische Universität München (TUM) based on long-term data from experimental forest plots that have been continuously observed …
3D Systems Introduces New SimbionixTM Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Training Module
3D Systems Introduces New SimbionixTM Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Training Module
9/16/2014 11:26:26 AM
3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the addition of a new Simbionix ™ ultrasound training module for the practice of transvaginal ultrasound exams (GYN TVS) at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) exhibition in Barcelona, Spain. Transvaginal ultrasound is a commonly used exam in many Obstetrics and Gynecology practices, and as such, …
BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities and Engineers Without Borders Support Students in Sustainable Development
9/16/2014 11:04:58 AM
Five university students were this week given the opportunity to pursue studies in sustainable development with the support of scholarships provided by Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities (BSC). The EWB Challenge Scholarship program provides development opportunities, internships and research projects to the value of A$10,000 for …
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 …
Registration Opens for Microchip’s Annual Greater China MASTERs Conferences
9/15/2014 1:08:02 PM
[NASDAQ:  MCHP] — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, is now accepting registrations for its annual Greater China MASTERs Conferences.  The first conference will take place on 5-7 November in Beijing, followed by Taipei on 12-13 November and Shanghai on 17-19 November.  The last conference will be …
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 …
SIUE and USTRANSCOM Extend STEM Education Partnership
SIUE and USTRANSCOM Extend STEM Education Partnership
9/15/2014 10:04:25 AM
U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville have refreshed their initial partnership to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for the local 10-county Illinois region. The organizations signed a second three-year Education Partnership Agreement (EPA) in July 2014, which enables USTRANSCOM, other …
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 …
Honeywell’s Low-Global-Warming Material Insulates Net-Zero Energy Home Project At Purdue University
9/12/2014 12:58:01 PM
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA), its ultra low-global-warming-potential foam blowing agent, has been used to help insulate a net-zero energy home project at Purdue University. The blowing agent, which causes closed-cell spray foam insulation to expand and provides the majority of the foam’s excellent insulating properties, …
Devery Prince Agency Continues Its Community Program in Anchorage and Wasilla, AK, This Time Introducing a Charity Campaign to Raise Funds for a Scholarship Program in Collaboration with the Suzuki Association of South Central Alaska
Devery Prince Agency Continues Its Community Program in Anchorage and Wasilla, AK, This Time Introducing a Charity Campaign to Raise Funds for a Scholarship Program in Collaboration with the Suzuki Association of South Central Alaska
9/11/2014 3:21:36 PM
South Central Alaska – With a new charity campaign in South Central Alaska, Devery Prince Agency looks to help music students in attending learning workshops held by the Suzuki Association of South Central Alaska. By campaigning to provide financial assistance to talented, young musicians who currently don’t have the resources to further their education, Devery Prince Agency …
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 …