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8 hrs ago | Inhabitat

KIDmob Helps Superhero Cyborg Kids Prototype Their Own Prosthetics

Imagine being able to design your own super-cool body part , in whatever shape or color you could dream up.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

9 hrs ago |

Research scientist honored

Warwick resident Surendra Sharma, MD, PhD, a research scientist and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, was recently presented with the Distinguished Service Award at the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Immunology ... (more)


Related Topix: Warwick, RI, Immunology, Biology, Science

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Decoding D.C.'s newest fitness concepts, from barre to booty shakin'

It seems like a new specialty fitness concept is popping up every other week in D.C. - possibly a byproduct of the region's permanent spot near the top of lists of the nation's fittest cities.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Fitness, Pilates

New Jersey Jewish News

In new position, hazan seeks two-part harmony NEW

Rabbi Ben Goldstein, who has led the congregation since 2010, has been joined by Cantor Benjamin Kintisch.


Related Topix: Cranford, NJ, Broadway, NJ, Religion, Judaism, Clark, NJ


Guest blog: Seagrave Memorial Observatory centennial

Recently, David A. Huestis, Historian of Skyscrapers, Inc., sent in a blog about a century-old observatory.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, North Scituate, RI, Providence, RI

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Carlos Chicas Seeks Rogers City Council Seat

Carlos Chicas, a Spanish-language sports announcer, said in a news release on Tuesday he is seeking a seat on the Rogers City Council.


Related Topix: John Brown University


Intimate partner violence; the risk of STD's

Nearly 5.3 million intimate partner victimization occur each year among U.S. women ages 18 and older.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Canada, World News,

Bioscience Technology

Bacteria Swim with Bodies and Flagella

When it comes to swimming, the bodies of some bacteria are more than just dead weight, according to new research from Brown University.


Related Topix: UC Merced, Merced, CA

Seeking Alpha

Investors Should Tune In For Townsquare Media IPO

TSQ, an owner and operator of radio stations in small- and mid-sized markets in the United States, plans to raise $125.0 million in its upcoming IPO.


Related Topix: Greenwich, CT, Columbia University

Medical News Today

Home coaching visit decreases re-admission, costs for Medicare patients

A new study in Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that an hour-long educational coaching session and two or three follow-up phone calls after a hospital stay reduced re-admission odds by 39 percent among Medicare patients.


Related Topix: Medicare, Medicine

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Dr. Surendra Sharma honored by professional association

Surendra Sharma, M.D., Ph.D., a research scientist and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown... Surendra Sharma, MD, PhD, a research scientist and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert ... (more)


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Immunology, Biology, Science, Obstetrics and Gynecology


Diagnostic criteria for Christianson Syndrome

These scans show atrophy of the cerebellum in a boy with Christianson Syndrome. This symptom was observed in some, but not all boys, with the condition.


Related Topix: Autism, Health, Medicine, Genetics

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Ellen Powers

Ellen Jane Powers, age 73, of Clinton St., Westfield, died Thursday evening, July 17, 2014 surrounded by family in Westfield.


Related Topix: Westfield, NY, Dunkirk, NY, Fredonia, NY, Chautauqua County, NY, Mayville, NY

Washington Times

JAMA opinion piece calls for ending lifetime ban on blood donation by gay men

Gay marriage laws and court rulings against sexual-orientation discrimination are all signs that it's time for the federal government to change its blood-donor policy for gay and bisexual men, authors said in a commentary released Saturday.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Hemophilia, Health, Opinion

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company Announces 2014-2016 Cohort of Playwriting Fellows

Huntington Theatre Company announces its 2014-2016 cohort of Huntington Playwriting Fellows: Mia Chung, John J King, Sam Marks , and Nina Louise Morris on.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Yale University, Trinity College

Barnstable Patriot

This Just In...7-18-14

We remember the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 and the confrontation between President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev.


Related Topix: Hyannis, MA, Events, Provincetown, MA, Woods Hole, MA

I-Team: Feds start sexual violence investigation at Brown

The NBC 10-I-Team broke the story in June that two Brown University football players are under criminal investigation for rape by Providence police, yet remain on the University's football team roster.


Related Topix: Providence, RI, Providence College

Detroit Free Press

U-M's Schlissel sees steep learning curve as new president

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel smiles before the start of his first Regents' Meeting at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Thursday, July 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

The Daily Caller

FINALLY! An Ivy League Anthropology Professor Says Something Intelligent

Brown University anthropology professor Dwight Heath has broken with the decades of obscure scholarly work produced in his academic field by declaring very practically that states across America should lower the legal drinking age.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, US News, Conservative Political News

WLNE-TV Providence

Brown Professor pushing to lower the drinking age

By: Melissa Randall As the minimum legal drinking age turns 30 in the U.S. some people are daring to ask the unpopular question of did we get it right? The legal drinking age is 21, signed into law July 17, 1984, but a local professor from Brown University says that number should be lowered.