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13 min ago |

Duke Women's Center marks 25 years

The Duke University Women's Center held a celebration Friday to mark the 25th annivesary of the organization that provides advocacy, education and outreach on gender equity and issues affecting women.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

4 hrs ago | The GMAT Club Journal

Getting Into the MBA Program: mbaMission's Duke University Fuqua...

These days, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business is a veritable maverick in that it offers applicants vast opportunities to tell their stories.


8 hrs ago |

Lovette trial witness could face charges in Duke student's murder

Mahato's suspected killer, Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr., 23, is currently on trial for the Jan. 18, 2008, shooting death, but Phillip Maybrey - a friend of Lovette's - took the witness stand saying he initially admitted to being with Lovette at the time of the crime and that he heard Lovette shoot Mahato one time.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

9 hrs ago | CBS Local

Do Daughters Cause Divorce? Not So Fast, Researchers Say

Sure, some little girls aren't all "sugar and spice and everything nice," but could they be the cause of their parents' divorce? If research done in recent years is any indication, the answer might appear to be yes - studies show that marriages that produce firstborn daughters are statistically more likely to end in divorce - but the real question ... (more)


11 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Cisco CEO: I Don't Need To Sign A Pledge To Give To Charity

And Bill Gates is pressuring the 1% to sign a "Giving Pledge" vowing to give away a large portion of their wealth to charity.


Related Topix: Life, Charity , West Virginia University

14 hrs ago | Business Journal

Pennsylvania firm seeks mineral and gas rights from Durham, Chapel Hill landowners

Governor Pat McCrory signs the Energy Modernization Act of 2014 on June 4, at N.C. State University, Centennial Campus, which lifts the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a method to extract shale oil and gas from rock formations deep below the ground.


Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Chapel Hill, NC

16 hrs ago | Medical News Today

The cost-effectiveness of weight-loss programs and drugs

In a cost-effectiveness analysis of commercial diet programs and pills, the Weight Watchers program and the drug Qsymia showed the best value for the money.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dieting, World News, Indonesia

17 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome

Trillions of bacteria live in each person's digestive tract. Scientists believe that some of these bacteria help digest food and stave off harmful infections, but their role in human health is not well understood.


Related Topix: Food Poisoning, Health

Thu Jul 24, 2014

National Geographic

Q&A: Scientist Studied His Poop for a Year to Learn About Gut Bugs

The human gut teems with bacteria, many of their species still unknown. They help us digest food and absorb nutrients, and they play a part in protecting our intestinal walls.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Durham, NC, Weird

Duke Gives Muslim - HolocaustInversion' Professor $3M Gig

Duke University has hired as the new director of its $3 million Islamic Studies Center a controversial Iranian-American professor whose scholarship has come under fire for anti-Israel bias and who once used a picture of dead Jews in Nazi death camps to illustrate his writing on the Palestinians.


Related Topix: Religion, Islam

Independent Weekly

Live: Merge 25 begins with Lambchop, Mount Moriah and William Tyler

No one seemed to care that the first letter of "MERGE 25" needed to take a nap last night.


Related Topix: Lambchop, Country


Ricky Gervais Reveals His Major Beef With Louis C.K.

Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. are both up for the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, but Gervais revealed on "Late Night" that there's another reason he has an issue with the "Louie" star.


Related Topix: Louis C.K., Louie, Entertainment, Television, Ricky Gervais, The Prisoner, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

News Observer

Durham cafe has mission to meet all dietary needs

Now that the business is located entirely off-campus at a single location on Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, she is working to continue that mission.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Durham, NC, Vegetarian, Vegan

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Maintaining weight may lower depression in African American women

For children growing up in poverty, the seeds of poor health in adulthood appear to be sown early.


Related Topix: Depression, Health

The Fairfield Ledger

Michael Alan Tone

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, GA., announces the death of Mr. Michael Alan Tone, age 57, of Cleveland.


Related Topix: Cleveland, GA, White County, GA, Houston County, GA, Warner Robins, GA

Raleigh Leads The Best Places For Business And Careers 2014

The U.S. economic recovery has been an uneven one. Overall, the recent numbers look great.


Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Lake City

News Observer

Durham judge allows key witness to testify in Laurence Lovette trial

Judge Jim Hardin announced his decision Wednesday in the courtroom where Lovette is on trial for one of two murders he is accused of committing in 2008.


Related Topix: Durham, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

Connexin-43 induces chemokine release from spinal cord astrocytes to...

Correspondence to: Ru-Rong Ji, PhD, Department of Anaesthesiology, Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina, NC, 27710, USA E-mail: Accumulating evidence suggests that spinal cord astrocytes play an important role in neuropathic pain sensitization by releasing astrocytic mediators .


Related Topix: Durham, NC

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Duke sells site of former lacrosse house

A replacement for the notorious "Duke lacrosse house" on North Buchanan Boulevard is due in the near future, judging from city permit filings.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Durham, NC

Duke professor schools financial advisers on self-control

Who would give up the Garden of Eden for an apple? According to Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, we're all doing that sort of thing all the time.