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Article ID: 537019

Researchers Reveal HIV Peptide's Possible Pathway Into the Cell

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Two theoretical physicists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have uncovered what they believe is the long-sought-after pathway that an HIV peptide takes to enter healthy cells. The theorists analyzed two years of biocomputation and simulation to uncover a surprisingly simple mechanism describing how this protein fragment penetrates the cell membrane.

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17-Jan-2008 3:45 PM EST

Article ID: 536995

Researcher, Magnet Lab Receive $2-Million Grant to Target Tuberculosis

Florida State University

About 5,000 people around the world die from tuberculosis every day, but no effective new drugs have been developed to combat it in 40 years. Researchers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University hope to change that through research made possible by a $2-million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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17-Jan-2008 10:30 AM EST

Article ID: 536991

Encyclopedia Invites Public to Make History

University of Kentucky

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia Project invites student researchers, scholars and the public to take part in the creation of a one-of-a-kind encyclopedia, thought to be the first state encyclopedia project of its kind in the nation.

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17-Jan-2008 9:00 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 536985

Bank of America Establishes Center for Banking and Financial Studies

Florida State University

Florida State University's College of Business today announced a $2-million grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to establish the Gene Taylor/Bank of America Center for Banking and Financial Studies. Housed in the college's Department of Finance, the center will be used to encourage excellence in education, and fund research and service activities related to banking and finance.

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16-Jan-2008 6:05 PM EST

Article ID: 536976

Portable Device Quickly Detects Early Alzheimer's

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech and Emory University researchers have developed a device that may allow patients to take a brief, inexpensive test that could be administered as part of a routine yearly checkup at a doctor's office to detect mild cognitive impairment "” often the earliest stage of Alzheimer's.

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16-Jan-2008 5:10 PM EST

Article ID: 536941

Bawdy Bard Seeks Modern Readers in Tour De Force on "˜Other Shakespeare'

Florida State University

World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Gary Taylor, a professor at Florida State University, has co-edited the first complete collection of plays, poems and manuscripts by Thomas Middleton, a provocative, once-popular 17th-century playwright whose work was later banned or burned and overshadowed for centuries by the more famous English bard.

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15-Jan-2008 2:40 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

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    15-Jan-2008 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 536916

NASA Unveils Cosmic Images Book in Braille for Blind Readers

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

At a ceremony today at the National Federation of the Blind, NASA unveiled a new book that brings majestic images taken by its Great Observatories to the fingertips of the blind. "Touch the Invisible Sky" is a 60-page book with color images of nebulae, stars, galaxies and some of the telescopes that captured the original pictures. Braille and large-print descriptions accompany each of the book's 28 photographs, making the book's design accessible to readers of all visual abilities.

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15-Jan-2008 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 536839

How Do I Love Thee? Say it in Latin!

University of Maryland, College Park

Ancient Romans knew all about love - and weren't afraid to talk about it. University of Maryland Classics Professor Judith Hallett offers her research on ancient Roman "love talk" and a Latin translation of something more modern that even seasoned journalists can use to woo their loved ones.

Released:
11-Jan-2008 1:00 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 536766

Is Love Good for Your Heart?

University of Kentucky

Research shows that being in love or in a happy relationship is associated with a much lower risk of coronary disease, and married people who do suffer from heart disease, such as heart failure, have better outcomes.

Released:
11-Jan-2008 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 536760

Can Your Brain Control Your Blood Pressure?

University of Kentucky

A landmark trial is underway to test whether an implant can stimulate the brain to lower blood pressure when medicine has failed. Early indications are very encouraging.

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11-Jan-2008 1:00 PM EST

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