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Article ID: 559175

Era of Hope Scholar Award Funds Unique Breast Cancer Research

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

A novel approach to detecting and targeting flaws in first line of defense against cancer has earned an Era of Hope Scholar Award from the U.S. Department of Defense for a scientist at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

2-Dec-2009 3:00 PM EST



Article ID: 559169

'MLA Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition' Goes to FSU's Gary Taylor

Florida State University

Last year, the publication of “Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works” reincarnated the provocative, long-lost 17th-century bard as “our other Shakespeare.” Now, the tour de force critics call “monumental” has earned its lead general editor, Florida State University Professor of English Gary Taylor, one of the world’s most prestigious honors for a scholarly book.

2-Dec-2009 1:00 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 559146

Researchers Put a New Spin on Atomic Musical Chairs

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Researchers from NIST and the Naval Research Laboratory have developed a new way to introduce magnetic impurities in a semiconductor crystal, a technique that will enable researchers to selectively implant atoms in a crystal one at a time to learn about its electrical and magnetic properties on the atomic scale.

1-Dec-2009 9:00 PM EST

Article ID: 559092

Mean Old Levee - Homeland Security's Levee PLUGS Pass A Second Test

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The levee failures during Hurricane Katrina are still fresh in the American mind. Homeland Security's Wil Laska wants to make sure that if we cannot completely prevent levee breaches, we have a fast remedy for when they DO occur.

1-Dec-2009 9:00 AM EST
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    1-Dec-2009 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 558877

Fish Populations Reveal ‘Shocking’ Declines

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Researchers say plunging numbers of migratory species in the North Atlantic are changing the way humans perceive the well-being of Earth’s ecosystems.

20-Nov-2009 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 559015

The AIDS Institute, Nobel Prize Winner Join on World AIDS Day to Call for More Therapeutic Vaccine Funding

AIDS Institute

In honor of World AIDS Day, The AIDS Institute (TAI), one of the nation's leading advocacy organizations for support of people with HIV/AIDS and their providers, joined Nobel Laureate Dr. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, in calling for government leaders, patient advocates and the research community to expand therapeutic HIV vaccine research.

29-Nov-2009 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 558947

2010 Economic Forecast: Slow Growth with Chance of Stagnation

Washington University in St. Louis

The key issue is not whether the official recession is over, argues economics professor Steve Fazzari, but whether the economy can generate the growth necessary to put many of the unemployed back to work again.

23-Nov-2009 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 558945

2009 Holiday Discounts Won’t be as Deep Or Numerous, Say UAB Experts

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Retail experts in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Business are forecasting fewer deep discounts this holiday shopping season and encouraging value seekers to hit their favorite stores early.

23-Nov-2009 3:00 PM EST
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    23-Nov-2009 12:05 AM EST

Article ID: 558815

Racial Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival Not Easily Explained

University of Alabama at Birmingham

For colon and other cancers, African-Americans have lower survival rates than whites. There was a belief that racial disparity in survival following surgery for colon cancer was related to a high BMI and co-morbidity. A new study in Cancer shows how that explanation is flawed.

19-Nov-2009 9:00 AM EST
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    19-Nov-2009 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 558662

Amaizing: Corn Genome Decoded

Washington University in St. Louis

In recent years, scientists have decoded the DNA of humans and a menagerie of creatures but none with genes as complex as a stalk of corn, the latest genome to be unraveled. A team of scientists led by The Genome Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis published the completed corn genome in the Nov. 20 journal Science, an accomplishment that will speed efforts to develop better crop varieties to meet the world’s growing demands for food, livestock feed and fuel.

16-Nov-2009 11:40 AM EST

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