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WSU researcher designs multilingual instruction materials for world's largest mall

2011-02-14
Housing 1,200 stores, an underwater zoo, a SEGA indoor theme park, an Olympic-size ice rink, a 22-screen Cineplex and the world's largest gold market, the Dubai Mall is a retail marvel that attracts tourists from around the world. Thanks to one Wayne State researcher, its multilingual, multicultural employees are using an efficient, cost-effective instructional process to learn their job duties. Monica W. Tracey, Ph.D., associate professor of instructional technology and administrative and organizational studies in WSU's College of Education and resident of Farmington ...

2 NASA satellites see a newborn tropical storm near Madagascar

2 NASA satellites see a newborn tropical storm near Madagascar
2011-02-14
Forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center were keeping a close eye on a low pressure area known as System 94S yesterday, and satellite data helped confirm that today it has strengthened into Tropical Storm Bingiza. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Bingiza at 06:30 UTC (1:30 a.m. EST) on its approach to Madagascar. The highest, strongest thunderstorms appeared almost bubble-like near the center of the storm's circulation. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission ...

321Soft Announces New Release of Data Recovery for Mac 5.0.0

2011-02-14
321Soft Data Recovery for Mac is professional and user-friendly Mac data recovery software to recover data lost due to accidental deleting, formatting, virus infection, unexpected power failure, and other unknown reasons. It compatible with HFS+, FAT16/32, NTFS ISO9660, UDF, and EXT2/3 file system volumes, It is non-destructive data recovery software and will not write or make changes to the drive it is recovering from. all recovered files must be saved to another storage device or another drive letter in the system. Key Features of 321Soft Data Recovery for Mac 5.0.0 ...

Changing views about saturated fat and cardiovascular disease

2011-02-14
(Rosemont, IL) Feb. 10 – For generations, the consumption of dairy products has been positively associated with the health and wellness of families and communities. Nevertheless, the recent shift in dietary trends has focused on "what not to eat" instead of emphasizing "what to eat," resulting in demonizing the naturally occurring fats in dairy, while overlooking its many essential nutrients. However, the long-held beliefs about the impact of saturated fatty acids (SFA) on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) are being challenged by a new perspectives paper from ...

123Decal Acquires The Banner Factory.

2011-02-14
123Decal a consistent leader in the Custom Decal industry has recently announed the aquistion of The Banner Factory. The Banner Factory is a wholesale provider of Custom Banners, Vinyl Banners Flag Banners and More. They have provided banners to clients locally as well as on a national basis. Althought the details of the aquisition were not yet available, it is rumored that 123Decal is looking to expand their product lines after explosive growth in the custom decal industry. 123Decal just finished a year of their highest sales in company history. They are well position ...

Trial will test whether surgery is the best option for type 2 diabetes

2011-02-14
NEW YORK (Feb. 10, 2011) -- A new clinical trial at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center is among the first to test surgery specifically for Type 2 diabetes. The aim of the study is to understand whether surgery can control diabetes, as well or even better than the best medical treatment available today. This is the first study of its kind open to patients who are overweight or mildly obese. Under current guidelines, bariatric surgery is only indicated for the treatment of severe or morbid obesity, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of ...

Seismology highlights from BSSA February issue

2011-02-14
A sequence of small earthquakes that occurred at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport between October 30, 2008 and May 31, 2009 were likely triggered by the disposal of brines accompanying natural gas production at a nearby well that had recently been completed, according to research published in the February issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA). Many residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area felt small earthquakes, which had magnitudes between 2.2 and 3.3, prompting scientists to investigate. The area, home to more than four million residents, ...

New On-Line Media Expert/Source Directory Now In Use By Major Media Outlets

2011-02-14
Media professionals across North America are using the new http://www.guestmatch.com as a quick and easy resource when searching for interview guests, story sources and experts in a variety of topics. GuestMatch.com features on-line media kits for hundreds of expert sources in all fields, and includes backgrounders, hi res photos, video and audio samples and best of all, direct contact phone numbers and email addresses for each GuestMatch member. In addition to a search feature that allows media members to sort both by topic, name, program idea and area of expertise, ...

Left is mean but right is meaner, says new study of political discourse

2011-02-14
MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass.—While the tragic shooting in Arizona has spotlighted the vitriol that seems to pervade political commentary, objective research examining the scope of this disturbing phenomenon has been lacking. In the first published study of its kind, social scientists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences have found that outrage talk is endemic among commentators of all political stripes, but measurably worse on the political right, and is more prevalent than it was even during the turmoil of the war in Viet Nam and the Watergate scandal. In their ...

WSU study finds younger stroke victims benefit from earlier MRIs, ambulance rides to ER

2011-02-14
Detroit - While the American Stroke Association reports that stroke is the third leading cause of death and one of the top causes of disability in the United States, young adults showing signs of suffering a stroke are sometimes misdiagnosed in hospital emergency rooms, preventing them from receiving early effective treatment that can prevent serious damage. Performing magnetic resonance imaging sooner on younger stroke patients entering emergency rooms can lower the rate of misdiagnosis and lead to faster appropriate treatment, according to a team of Wayne State University ...

McMats Carpets & Carpet Tiles - Everything Old Is New Again

2011-02-14
Michael Hensler, owner of McMats Recycled N New Commercial Carpets & Carpet Tiles is a self confessed scavenger. "I started my business scrounging around in junkyards and skips finding products that were completely reusable but being thrown out for no apparent reason. I thought, why send this stuff to landfill when somebody else could use it". He then started selling carpet mats and carpet remnants for a fraction of the cost at his local market. 20 years on, McMats Recycled Commercial Carpets & Carpet Tiles is the largest supplier of reusable commercial carpet and carpet ...

Invasive plants can create positive ecological change

Invasive plants can create positive ecological change
2011-02-14
A team of scientists has discovered that human-introduced, invasive species of plants can have positive ecological effects. Tomás Carlo, an assistant professor of biology at Penn State University, and Jason Gleditsch, a graduate student in the Department of Biology, have studied how invasive fruiting plants affect ecosystems and how those effects, contrary to prevailing ideas, sometimes can be beneficial to an ecological community. The team's research, which will be published in the journal Diversity and Distributions, is expected to affect the way environmental resource ...

MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Uzbekistan Tour Dates

2011-02-14
More than 2,000 years ago, the great trade routes that linked Europe and China opened Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs and religions. Join a modern-day caravan on an epic journey to five of these exotic countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Today MIR Corporation announces departure dates for their '5 Stans' tour featuring Uzbekistan. This Uzbekistan tour is part of MIR Corporation's Premier Series tours. With a maximum of 16 travelers, Premier Series tours feature some of MIR's most distinctive tour concepts and including ...

Young children choose to share prizes after working together

2011-02-14
Grownups have a good sense of what's fair. Research now shows that this is true for young children, too. In a study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, three-year-old children shared with a peer after they worked together to earn a reward, even in situations where it would be easy for one child to keep all of the spoils for himself. The new study was inspired by work in chimpanzees that found their cooperation regularly breaks down. "Chimpanzees often compete over food, which prevents them from working together on ...

Giant rats lead scientists to ancient face carvings

2011-02-14
Ancient stone faces carved into the walls of a well-known limestone cave in East Timor have been discovered by a team searching for fossils of extinct giant rats. The team of archaeologists and palaeontologists were working in Lene Hara Cave on the northeast tip of East Timor. "Looking up from the cave floor at a colleague sitting on a ledge, my head torch shone on what seemed to be a weathered carving," CSIRO's Dr Ken Aplin said. "I shone the torch around and saw a whole panel of engraved prehistoric human faces on the wall of the cave. "The local landowners with ...

Many stroke patients not getting preventive therapy for blood clots

2011-02-14
MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Patients with strokes, brain tumors and spinal cord injuries are at high risk for life-threatening blood clots, but many do not receive preventive therapy, Loyola University Health System researchers report. Neurologic and neurosurgical patients are prone to blood clots because they are immobile or because their blood is more likely to coagulate. But physicians often fail to recognize blood clots in such patients. And even when a blood clot is diagnosed, physicians sometimes fail to treat it with blood-thinning medications because of the risk of hemorrhage. "In ...

Bradley Associates: Portfolio Essentials

2011-02-14
Monitoring your portfolio is essential as the financial market changes strategies may change accordingly. Bradley Associates provides a monitoring service to make sure you and your investments are working. How does it work? An investment portfolio with Bradley Associates can contain investments from North America, Europe and Asia, including equities, IPO and managed funds. We will provide you with a direct line of access to your assigned portfolio manager so you can manage your portfolio at anytime. What are the features? • Regular Reporting: You will receive a consolidated ...

Most stroke patients don't get clot-busting treatment in timely manner, study finds

2011-02-14
Every minute counts after the onset of a stroke. The more time that elapses before a patient receives an intravenous drug to help break up the clot that is blocking a blood vessel in the brain, the slimmer the chances of a good outcome. Less than one-third of acute stroke patients treated with the clot-busting drug, called intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), receive it within 60 minutes of their hospital arrival, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011. The research is published simultaneously ...

ONR develops new acquisition model for delivering information to the fleet

ONR develops new acquisition model for delivering information to the fleet
2011-02-14
ARLINGTON, Va.-To rapidly develop a new way to deliver information to the fleet, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) has created a unique acquisition approach that developers will outline at the Feb. 22-24 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) conference in Miami. The Command and Control Rapid Prototyping Continuum (C2RPC), a collaborative effort between ONR, the Program Executive Office Command, Control, Computers, Communications and Intelligence (PEO C4I) and Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT), will improve battle commanders' access to fleet readiness. "This ...

Take Five with Merlin J Piscitelli, Regional Director, International, Merrill DataSite

2011-02-14
NEE: For readers who aren't totally up to speed with the latest developments in financial services, could you illustrate what datarooms are, how long they've been around, and why they're important to modern international commerce...? MP - A virtual data room streamlines the entire due diligence process by replacing the cumbersome paper deal room. In the virtual data room environment, relevant documents are captured, indexed and presented for online viewing. In turn, data and documents are accessible for review from any Internet browser, eliminating the need to physically ...

P Summit calls for a 'new alchemy' around phosphorus and food

2011-02-14
The problem with phosphorus, a critical element in fertilizers and food, is, as comedian Rodney Dangerfield would say, that it "can't get no respect." Increasingly scarce, yet commonly overused in agricultural fields, polluting streams and lakes, this essential component of our bones, our DNA, the periodic table and the dinner table may soon join oil on the endangered species list – without change in attitudes of policy-makers, research ingenuity and sustainable strategies. "Phosphorus sustainability is a 'wicked' problem, but it is not a rarified problem," says Stuart ...

Study finds preterm birth clinic attendance leads to major reduction in infant disability

2011-02-14
SAN FRANCISCO (February 11, 2011) — In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that when women at high risk for preterm birth participated in a preterm birth prevention clinic, more women delivered full term babies and there were fewer cases of infant morbidity. The National Center for Health Statistic reports that in 2008, 12.3% of babies were born prematurely. Women who have had a prior preterm birth are at high risk to have ...

Third trimester group B streptococcus test doesn't accurately predict presence during labor

2011-02-14
SAN FRANCISCO (February 11, 2011) — In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that many women are having different test results for Group B streptococcus (GBS) between their routine third trimester screening and a rapid test performed at the time of labor. GBS early-onset sepsis is a leading cause of neonatal infection. GBS is a bacterium that normally exists in the genital tracts of one-third of women; this bacterium comes ...

Acute anemia linked to silent strokes in children

2011-02-14
Silent strokes, which have no immediate symptoms but could cause long-term cognitive and learning deficits, occur in a significant number of severely anemic children, especially those with sickle cell disease, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011. One-quarter to one-third of children with sickle cell disease have evidence of silent strokes in their brains, according to Michael M. Dowling, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology at the University of Texas ...

Study finds even with fetal lung maturity, babies delivered prior to 39 weeks are at risk

2011-02-14
SAN FRANCISCO (February 11, 2011) — In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that despite fetal pulmonary maturity, babies delivered at between 36 to 38 weeks, still have a significantly increased risk of neonatal morbidities. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that fetal pulmonary maturity be documented for scheduled deliveries occurring prior to 39 weeks of gestation in order to prevent neonatal ...
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