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Experts for Earth Day 2008: Researchers Offer Environmental Perspectives

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Earth Day 2008 will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 22. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss their research on topics ranging from building sustainable communities to plant ecology and environmental policies.

22-Apr-2008 11:15 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Expert Available to Comment on Heart Device Approval

Article ID: 540006

Expert Available to Comment on Heart Device Approval

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

In the wake of Monday's approval of a new heart-assisting device, a University of Michigan cardiac surgeon who co-led the pivotal clinical trial of the device is available to comment on its significance and performance.

22-Apr-2008 8:45 AM EDT

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Newswise: Reducing Carbon Footprint Illuminates Small Biz Bottom Line

Article ID: 540004

Reducing Carbon Footprint Illuminates Small Biz Bottom Line

EnerLume Energy Management Corp.

Expert discusses how reducing carbon footprint illuminates small business' bottom line

22-Apr-2008 8:40 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 539987

Earth Day: Researchers are Finding Green Solutions

University of Saskatchewan

As people around the world prepare to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) are doing their part by developing smart, practical, green solutions to better the environment.

21-Apr-2008 2:00 PM EDT

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Newswise: Preventing Capsizing, Other Ship Instability Risks Research Goal

Article ID: 539972

Preventing Capsizing, Other Ship Instability Risks Research Goal

Virginia Tech

Commercial fishing has by far the highest fatality rate among all occupations in the U.S, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Saving lives and ships by improving the stability and safety of sea-going vessels is the goal of an engineering researcher who has won two highly competitive grants to support her research.

21-Apr-2008 8:45 AM EDT

Article ID: 539953

Earthquake Expert Available to Discuss Illinois Quake

Missouri University of Science and Technology

As Midwesterners learn this morning about today's earthquake in Illinois, Missouri S&T's David Rogers is available to discuss why Midwest earthquakes pack a more powerful punch than California quakes. Please let us know how we may assist with any earthquake-related story.

18-Apr-2008 1:20 PM EDT

Article ID: 539957

Palestinian Human Rights Expert Offers Perspectives on War

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Human rights and international legal expert Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, offers a fresh perspective on international conflicts "” looking at the broader regional issues that are common to the warring states. She is speaking at Westfield State College and is available for interviews.

18-Apr-2008 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Research and Insights from Indiana University

Article ID: 539903

Research and Insights from Indiana University

Indiana University

Researchers from the Kinsey Institute discuss new findings involving differences among men when it comes to sex. They also discuss a possible tool to predict sexual problems in women. Other tips discuss the "friend as family" theme in the media and keys to being a good friend, as well as nutritional tips for people considering a vegetarian diet.

16-Apr-2008 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 539892

Wal-Mart, Guns and Jon Stewart Could Help Predict Pennsylvania Primary

American University

While many pundits are looking to Ohio for answers on how Pennsylvania will vote next week, giving Sen. Hillary Clinton a clear edge, Brian Schaffner, research fellow in American University's Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (CCPS), believes that cultural indicators show that Pennsylvania voters most closely relate to voters in Wisconsin, a state Sen. Barack Obama won by 17 points.

16-Apr-2008 11:55 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 539855

Expert Available To Discuss Heparin Recall and Controversies Surrounding Animal-Derived Drugs


A recent New York Times article highlighted current controversies over animal-derived drugs, the most recent of which was sparked by the recall of the Baxter International blood thinner heparin. Although these deaths were eventually shown to be unrelated to the drug's derivation from pig intestines, the event nonetheless raised awareness and concerns within the community at large about important drugs derived from animal products.

15-Apr-2008 5:15 PM EDT

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