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Curb Energy Consumption
(Family Features) Water heaters are energy intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, requiring even more energy.

NCSBN Names New CEO
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) Board of Directors (BOD), www.ncsbn.org, has named David Benton, RGN, RMN, BSc, M Phil, PhD, FFNF, FRCN, to succeed retiring CEO Kathy Apple. Benton assume duties as CEO on Oct. 1, 2015.

Kateeva Names William Song as Director of Sales and Support for China and Taiwan
Kateeva today named William Song as director of sales and support for China and Taiwan. Song will lead Kateeva's sales and customer support activities in the region, where mass production of OLED technology is accelerating and demand for the company's precision deposition technology is on the rise

The Estée Lauder Companies Names Michael O’Hare Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) announced today the appointment of Michael O’Hare as Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources. Mr. O’Hare will report jointly to William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, and Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer. He assumes his new position on September 30, 2013.

Drug Discovery Unit (DDU), University of Dundee Licenses GVK BIO Online SAR Database (GOSTAR)
GVK Biosciences (GVK BIO) today announced that it has licensed its Online SAR Database - GOSTAR to the Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) at the University of Dundee. GOSTAR, a manually curated database, has been developed over the span of a decade by a team comprising of more than 200 curators

Singapore Partners with UK in Conference to Advance Skin Research
More than 150 scientists from academia, industry and the clinical community in Singapore and the United Kingdom are gathering at Biopolis this week. They will meet to exchange ideas and discuss the latest cutting-edge skin research on wound healing, skin cancer and stem cell therapy for skin, at the Translational Skin Biology Symposium

A*STAR Scientists Identify Mutation That Causes Skin Hyperproliferation
Scientists have identified a mutation in a gene that causes patches of very thick skin to appear on the palms and soles of affected people. This skin disorder is related, albeit in a much milder form, to that of the Indonesian 'Tree Man', Dede Koswara(1)

New gene associated with lean diabetics identified
Lean type 2 diabetes patients have a larger genetic disposition to the disease as compared to their obese counterparts, a new study has proved.

'Improved' Dr Who's sonic screwdriver 'invented' at Dundee University
Scientists claim to have invented their own improved version of Doctor Who's famous sonic screwdriver.

Soon, 30-sec eye test to help combat heart disease
A new eye test, being developed in Britain, could save millions of lives by diagnosing deadly heart disease early.

Gene behind oesophageal cancer identified
A new research has found a gene, called RHBDF2, which plays an important role in the development of oesophageal cancer.

New genetic factor associated with lean diabetics identified
Lean type 2 diabetes patients have a larger genetic disposition to the disease as compared to their obese counterparts, a new study has proved.

Clues to aspirin's anti-cancer effects unlocked
Researchers have shed light on a mystifying side-effect of taking aspirin: the drug apparently lowers a person's chances of developing some forms of cancer.

Do honeybees really have their own language?
Researchers in Scotland are trying to test a theory that honeybees have an entire language previously unknown to humans using sound-monitoring computers.

BP pills may lower risk of death from heart disorder
A Scottish research has suggested that patients with a serious heart disorder could be helped with drugs usually taken to combat high blood pressure.

'Priceless, long-lost' portrait of Vincent van Gogh auctioned for just 1,500 pounds
A UK couple has bought a 'long-lost' pastel drawing, believed to be the only full-length portrait of famous Dutch post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh in existence, on an online auction for just 1,500 pounds.

Sr. Nivedita's birth town in N. Ireland celebrates her 100th death anniversary
Various events were held in Northern Ireland to celebrate Sr. Nivedita's (1867-1911) 100th death anniversary falling on October 13 this year,

Celebrations planned in Sr. Nivedita's birthtown in N. Ireland on 100th anniversary
Various events are being organized in Northern Ireland to celebrate Sister Nivedita's (1867-1911) 100th death anniversary falling on October 13 this year, who was born as Margaret Elizabeth Noble in Northern Ireland but spent most of her adult years in India.

2011 Results Announced: Best Places to Work in Academia
The Scientist, magazine of the life sciences, announced today the winners of its 9th annual Best Places to Work in Academia survey. Readers ranked The J. David Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, California, as the top institution in the United States and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, as the top international academic institution.

The Scientist Announces the Results of the 2011 Best Places to Work for Postdocs
The Scientist, F1000's magazine of the life sciences, announced today the results of its 9th annual Best Places to Work for Postdocs survey. Increasingly, postdoctoral positions are required training for the next generation of scientific leaders in academia and industry

Genetic fault that causes rare self-healing skin cancer identified
Researchers have identified a key genetic fault that causes a rare skin cancer to spread and then spontaneously heal itself.

TERI Hosts Workshop on Off-grid Access System (OASYS) in South Asia
A one day workshop titled "Decentralized off-grid electricity generation in developing countries: Business models for off-grid electricity supply” was organized today at TERI University as part of an ongoing interdisciplinary research project “Off-grid Access System (OASYS)”

New genetic links in diabetes drug could pave way for better treatment
A commonly used diabetes drug has been found to have unexplored genetic links, which could pave way for new and better treatments, say scientists.

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