Similarities Cause Protein Misfolding

A large number of illnesses stem from misfolded proteins, molecules composed of amino acids. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now studied protein misfolding using a special spectroscopic technique. Misfolding, as they report in Nature, is more frequent if the sequence of the amino...

Mesa State buys domains

Mesa State College officials today reached a deal with the student who purchased three Colorado Mesa University domains. The college agreed to pay Justin Kolenc $3,000 for the domains, clearing the path for the college to better control its image on the web....

UNH researchers develop improved tool for cycling fitness

( University of New Hampshire ) For competitive bicyclists with goals -- whether competing in the Tour de France or aiming for the podium at a local race -- faster cycling comes from training regimens based on various zones of exercise intensity. New research from...

Domain Names as Second-Class Citizens

A new book by Dr. Konstantinos Komaitis (Lecturer in Law at the University of Strathclyde) provides a passionate yet legalistic and well-researched overview of the legal, institutional and ethical problems caused by the clash between domain names and trademarks....

Crider earns doctoral degree from Duke

Sarah Crider, daughter of Kathy Slee and Fred Crider, Chambersburg, on July 23 was awarded a doctorate from Duke University, Durham, N.C. Her major was chemistry, with an emphasis in bioinorganic chemistry....

MILF welcomes new GRP peace panel chair

The former chair of Moro Islamic Liberation Fronts (MILF) peace panel has welcomed the appointment of University of Philippines College of Law Dean Marvic Leonen as the head of the governments peace panel....

Value of universities during economic crisis

WARWICK, England Is academic freedom affordable in a time of economic crisis? That was the topic for discussion at the annual signing of the Magna Charta Universitatum at the mother of universities, the University of Bologna, earlier this year. ...

Language competition in Rwanda and Uganda

Despite the fact that the African languages in Rwanda and Uganda are marginalised in most formal domains in society, they are used far more extensively than commonly believed. This is one conclusion reached in a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden....

Jordan, Kuwait discuss education cooperation

13 June 2010 Amman -- University of Jordan University of Jordan UJ UJ Vice-President Salah Jarrar on Sunday discussed with Deputy director of the Academic Support Services at the Kuwaiti Public Authority for Applied Education and Training ways to enhance cooperation between the university and...

Help Pick the Date for the Austin Domainer Weekend

A deductible trip to Austin is in your future. This fall I’ll be hosting a domainer dinner in Austin, TX. The original idea was to have just a simple dinner for locals, but I’ve had a number of requests from out-of-towners to have the...

GPU Developer Network Launched

Last week at SC09 , the Coordinated Science Laboratory of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , announced the launch of gpucomputing.net , a new network of research communities intended to foster collaboration among researchers and GPU developers....

Kim Jong Il Inspects Hamhung Chemical Industry Univ.

Pyongyang, May 21 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the Hamhung University of Chemical Industry. He saw data on the achievements made by the university in scientific researches in recent years....

Call To Doctors To Take The Lead On Climate Change, Australia

Doctors should take the lead in practical steps to reduce the carbon footprints associated with obesity, chronic disease and population growth, according to an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Prof Robyn McDermott, Professor of Public Health at the University of South Australia,...