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Fourth Annual Wakefield Survey Cites Cost of College, Technology Innovation as Top Trends in Higher Education
9/2/2014 12:28:21 PM
Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group’s leading e-textbook solution, today announced the results of its annual survey revealing that today’s college students increasingly value online, social and mobile technology as essential educational tools. Fielded by Wakefield Research, an independent research consultancy, the survey of more than 500 currently …
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 …
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 …’s Virtual Stock Market Trading Applications selected by a Leading University’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 …
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 …
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 …
Nissan Heisman House returns to ESPN’s college football season
8/28/2014 10:09:58 AM
Popular campaign, now in its fourth year, supports Heisman Trophy Trust’s longstanding charitable work Former Heisman trophy recipients, including newcomer Johnny Manziel, are featured in a series of entertaining broadcast spots Online support includes a dedicated website where fans can cast votes for this year’s Heisman candidates A behind-the-scenes show, featuring …
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 …
TAG Joins Governor on Coding and Programming Curriculum for Georgia Students
8/27/2014 1:44:57 PM
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry,  joined Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and other leaders in recommending that the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements — math, science or …
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 . …
BASF creates chemistry with summer internship program participants
8/26/2014 3:24:05 PM
BASF opened its doors to five college students, offering firsthand job experience in the areas of chemical process technology and engineering.   “BASF is pleased to provide the summer internship program to students who are pursuing careers in the chemical industry,” said George Vann, Vice President of the BASF site in McIntosh, Alabama. “It is important to us that local …
Powers Marketing Group Offering Student Loan Debt Leads
8/26/2014 7:07:01 AM
Powers Marketing Group happily announces that it is now offering student loan debt sales leads to professionals looking to break into the growing senior citizen student loan debt market.  With a list of clients that includes a wide variety of industries, Powers Marketing Group prides itself on being the very best sales lead generation and marketing help company around.  …
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: …
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 …
Six million college students are enrolled in schools that are wrong for them
Six million college students are enrolled in schools that are wrong for them
8/12/2014 10:29:29 AM
Research conducted by academic institutions and think tanks consistently shows that one-third of college students will transfer to a different school before they graduate.  That equates to six million hoping their next school will be the right one for them.  Kurt Sagovac, vice president at University Research & Review, a company that bills itself as The Higher Education …
How to Stop Bullying and How to Stop Cyber Bullying: Veteran Australian Teacher Reveals
8/12/2014 12:05:57 AM
VICTORIA, Australia, August 2014 – Bullying, and in particular bullying in schools , is a deliberate and persistent cruelty that affects all types of personalities and groups from around the world. Some people have a desire to try to control others, particularly in response to an overall lack of control in their own lives. The feelings and messages imparted to a bullied …
Georgia Regents University Helping to Create A New Generation of Medical Researchers Through LabTV
Georgia Regents University Helping to Create A New Generation of Medical Researchers Through LabTV
8/7/2014 5:05:40 PM
STAMFORD, CT – LabT V, an online video platform that showcases short, human interest videos of young medical scientists, announced that Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia has agreed to work with LabTV filmmakers to create these short videos that inspire the next generation of medical researchers. Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the U.S. National Institutes of …