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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Sounds of the Renaissance Reproduced through Acoustical Archeology

A research team used a combination of historical evidence and scientific modeling to recreate the acoustic environment of Renaissance period Venice churches.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 11/02 at 01:45 PM
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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Increased Use of Bikes for Commuting Offers Economic, Health Benefits

Cutting out short auto trips and replacing them with mass transit and active transport would yield major health benefits, according to a study just published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The biggest health benefit was due to replacing half of the short trips with bicycle trips during the warmest six months of the year, saving about $3.8 billion per year from avoided mortality and reduced health care costs for conditions like obesity and heart disease.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 11/02 at 09:36 AM
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Moving Poor Women to Less Poor Neighborhoods Improves Health

Low-income women with children who move from high-poverty to lower-poverty neighborhoods experience notable long-term improvements in in diabetes and extreme obesity, according to a new study, the first to employ a randomized experimental design to learn about the connections between neighborhood poverty and health.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 10/20 at 02:22 PM
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Researchers Reconstruct Genome of the Black Death

An international team—led by researchers at McMaster University and the University of Tubingen in Germany—has sequenced the entire genome of the Black Death, one of the most devastating epidemics in human history.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 10/13 at 03:05 PM
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Method Isolates Best Brain Stem Cells to Treat MS

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The prospect of doing human clinical trials with stem cells to treat diseases like multiple sclerosis may be growing closer, say scientists at UB and U of R who have developed a more precise way to isolate stem cells that will make myelin.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 10/13 at 01:28 PM
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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Majority of Journalists Use Linkedin, though Many Ask, “What’s the Value?”

If you want to interact with journalists, it helps to find their watering hole, and the best place, according to a recent study is Linkedin.

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Posted by Roger Johnson on 10/04 at 12:37 PM
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

“Magic Mushrooms” May Create Lasting Personality Change

A single high dose of the hallucinogen psilocybin, the active ingredient in so-called “magic mushrooms,” was enough to bring about a measureable personality change lasting at least a year in nearly 60 percent of the 51 participants in a new study, according to the Johns Hopkins researchers who conducted it.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 09/29 at 01:41 PM
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Press Release Evolves: An Old Medium for a New Kind of Marketing

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For businesses looking to get the news out about their company, it seems almost every week brings a new tool with which to spread the company message. A corporate blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter account, a YouTube channel, and most recently, a Google+ account. A different type of content for each medium, the pros will tell you.  But what of the venerable, tried and true press release?  Practitioners of new media, social media, and most especially content marketing (I practice all three, by the way) may tell you that the press release is in decline, or worse, already obsolete.

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Posted by Roger Johnson on 09/28 at 08:42 AM
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Low Vitamin B12 Levels May Lead to Brain Shrinkage, Cognitive Problems

Older people with low blood levels of vitamin B12 markers may be more likely to have lower brain volumes and have problems with their thinking skills, according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center. The results of the study are published in the Sept. 27 issue of Neurology.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 09/27 at 08:46 AM
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Netflix Responds to Customer Outrage with New Thing for Customers to Get Outraged About

4 Ways Netflix Failed With Big Announcement:  Netflix announced that it will split into two companies to handle internet streaming and DVD-by-mail separately.  “The envelopes will still be red,” assures CEO Reed Hastings, but the unpopular changes have customers seeing red, and threatening to cancel their memberships. 

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 09/20 at 09:41 AM
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