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The Science of Stillness 2017 meditation masterclasses series by Kamlesh D. Patel (Daaji)

 

A series of introductory & advanced online classes on Heartfulness meditation 

Austin, Texas, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Network/ — On 29 and 30 April and 1 May 2017, the global guide of Heartfulness meditation, Kamlesh D. Patel (Daaji), will offer online meditation masterclasses that can be accessed globally. The Science of Stillness masterclasses are a continuation of the free offering, since January of this year, of the highly effective Heartfulness meditation and relaxation techniques that anyone over 15 years of age can practice.

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Greenwich prepares to remember war and science

Released on: November 14, 2013, 1:05 pm
Author: LondonTown.com
Industry: Travel

The three Royal Museums of Greenwich have a thrilling programme lined up for 2014.

November 14, 2013, 1:05 pm — /EPR NETWORK/ — The Royal Museums of Greenwich are looking forward to a year of anniversaries in 2014, with a trio of landmark events being commemorated by exhibitions at the Royal Observatory, Queens House and National Maritime Museum in Greenwich Park. The three museums are located within a short distance of numerous cheap London hotels and any visitors to London searching for the best available room rates for cheap hotels in London should visit LondonTown.com, where the information is updated on a regular basis.

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Comedy As A Catalyst For Science Education

Released on: September 09, 2013, 3:14 am
Author: Page Turner Adventures 
Industry: EducationEntertainmentMedia

Company Uses Comedy To Interest Kids In Steam SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, AND MATH

September 09, 2013, 3:14 am — /EPR NETWORK/ — The Emmy Award Winning Team at Page Turner Adventures is moving full STEAM ahead with a three-part project (videos, live shows, and web portal) that uses comedy to get kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

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Texas Students To Receive State-Of-The-Art Supplemental Science Learning Materials

Released on: August 12, 2011, 3:52 pm
Author: Daren Pickering, SciTEX Learning
Industry: Education

Students from 5th through 12th grade will, this school year, have internet learning assistance to improve their science grades.

In June, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) had panels of assessors reviewing internet learning submissions from a number of companies. The subject matter review experts on these panels determined which submissions were compliant with the new science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) statements, which include 5th through 8th grade as well as high school Biology, Chemistry, Physics and IPC. Following the reviews the Commissioner, Robert Scott, recommended a list for adoption by the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE). On July 22, 2011 the SBOE voted to adopt a number of submissions. From the adopted list, schools can elect to purchase access to the software that they feel will suit their students best.

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LC Sciences First miRNA Microarray Service Provider to Offer Plant MicroRNA Database (PMRD) Probe Content


Released on: October 15, 2009, 11:47 am
Author: LC Sciences
Industry: Biotech

Taking full advantage of its flexible µParaflo® Biochip Technology, Houston based LC Sciences today announced immediate availability of probe content from the newly created Plant MicroRNA Database (PMRD) for their microRNA (miRNA) microarray customers . This announcement comes immediately following a publication in Nucleic Acids Researchintroducing the public database 1 . The PMRD integrates available plant miRNA data deposited in other public databases, gleaned from the recent literature, and data generated by the database organizers. It is freely available at http://bioinformatics.cau.edu.cn/PMRD.

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Enabling microRNA Discoveries – LC Sciences Tops 100th Customer Publication

Released on: September 4, 2009, 4:28 am
Author: LC Sciences LLC
Industry: Biotech

Houston, TX – LC Sciences announced today the publication of the 100th peer-reviewed study by one of its customers using the company’s microarray service for analyzingmicroRNA (miRNA) expression profiles and for discovery of novel small RNAs. These studies, by leading researchers in the field, contribute to a fast growing body of knowledge defining this recently discovered class of regulatory RNAs.

To date, miRNAs have proven to be extremely important part of the gene expression regulation mechanism. Expression profiling and functional studies conducted so far indicate that miRNAs participate in the regulation of almost every cellular process investigated and this is evident in the amount of relevant findings being translating into published reports.

The publications to date by LC Sciences’ customers span a diverse range of study areas, including cancer research, neuroscience, cardiovascular research, MicroRNA Publications reproductive biology, plant science, virology, stem cell research, immunology, and small RNA discovery. Their miRNA profiling service has provided a tool for many researchers to explore and examine a wide assortment of miRNA cellular networks and the resulting publications are often the first description of miRNA activity in these systems.

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Making Algebra Child’s Play-Instructor Training Seminar in Allentown, PA

Released on: July 31, 2009, 9:35 am
Author: Borenson and Associates, Inc.
Industry: Education

Borenson and Associates, Inc., with headquarters in Allentown, PA will training additional instructors to conduct the Making Algebra Child’s Play workshops nationwide.

Since 1990 Borenson and Associates has conducted more than 2500 Making Algebra Child’s Play workshops showing teachers how the visual and kinesthetic approach of Hands-On Equations enables even 4th and 5th graders to succeed with algebraic equations not normally presented until the 8th or 9th grade.

The instructor candidates, coming from five different states, will be receiving their training at the Holiday Inn in downtown Allentown. The training will take place each day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is expected that a student demonstration will take place each day from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

All of the candidates have used Hands-On Equations in their classrooms for several years and are now coming to learn how to present the program to teachers.

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The Custom-Research Industry: Straight Talk

Released on: July 7, 2009, 6:58 am
Author: H Khalek, Executive Director, Oxbridge Researchers Ltd
Industry: Education

There are countless custom-writing companies out there, each claiming industry-leadership for itself and loudly denouncing the majority of its competitors as fraudsters and scam artists. Companies founded less than a year ago and not even operational yet, loudly proclaim themselves the best in the industry, insist that they have been in business for the past ten years, irrespective of irrefutable evidence to the contrary and, spend much of their PR time and effort trying to scare students away from their competitors. Oxbridge Researchers Ltd will not go this route and the only thing you will ever get from us is straight talk.

In the spirit of honesty and straight talk, here is a bit of information about the company. While Oxbridge Researchers’ majority owner and Executive Director has 15 years of experience in academia and the model custom-research industry and its Quality Control Director, close to twenty, the company is only 1 year old. Certainly, its owners/board members and every single one of its operations managers have years of industry experience and, without exception, boast graduate and post-graduate degrees, but Oxbridge Researchers was only incorporated 1 year ago. To be exact, in August 2008. We freely admit this because, apart from the policy of transparency upon which we built this company, we know that the service you receive from us will always exceed your expectations. We know that your grades will soar with our help.

Oxbridge Researchers’ ownership is primarily British but its partnership composition firmly establishes it as a multicultural company. British, American, Australian and Egyptian ownership give the company a global, almost transnational feel, ideally suited for the services of an international clientele, in a globalised world. Our incorporation documents say that we are a UK company and, given that 75% is British-owned, we could simply have left it at that and not provided you with all this information. We chose to, however, because we are proud of our multinational character and are committed to ensuring that potential clients have all the facts about Oxbridge Researchers.

Among the facts which clients should consider when making their purchase decision is that our Write Right team of researchers have all been handpicked by the board members and by our Operations Managers. Whether you place your order through thessayist.com, ukessayist.com/client, aussiessayist.com/client, dissertationist.com/client, hdessayis.com/client, usessayist.com/client or phdessayist.com/client, you can be sure that the writer-researcher assigned to your custom-ordered model research is one of the best in this industry. We never try out writers on customers but make sure that each is absolutely right for the job before we hire them as members of our Write Right team.

Oxbridge Researchers openly admits that some of our competitors are, indeed, excellent and provide their clients with truly good work.

So, the question is why should you come to us instead of go to them? The answer is simple: the service we offer is not matched by any other. Apart from a flawless piece of research (which some of our competitors are also capable of delivering), we are the only ones in the industry who send clients 1) a confidentiality contract, explicitly stating that the company will never reveal their identity to a third party; 2) an originality (plagiarism) report generated by the plagiarism detection engine most favoured by universities around the world (but we do not store the dissertations, thesis, research papers and essays on their database), establishing the absolute plagiarism-free nature of our work; 3) full ownership over the work you receive from us, meaning that, unlike some others, we will never resell your dissertation, thesis, research, essay or coursework or upload it for internet publication; and 4) unlimited free revisions for several weeks following the completion and submission of your work.

Whether through thessayist.com, ukessayist.com/client, aussiessayist.com/client, dissertationist.com/client, hdessayis.com/client, usessayist.com/client or phdessayist.com/client, we know that you will be more than satisfied with the work you receive from us. Indeed, our confidence in our service is such that we do not need to post marketing articles supposedly composed by a satisfied customer and, most definitely, need neither to blast our competitors, labelling them as fraudsters when the majority are not, nor to lie about the company’s age. With Oxbridge Researchers Ltd., you will only ever get straight talk and quality work.

So … if you want to see your grades hit the roof, come on over and see what we have to offer.

Written by Oxbridge Researchers’ Executive Director.

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Contact Details:

Hala Khalek,

2 Sawley Rd., Manchester, M40 8BB, UK

Tel: 00442071939312

hkhalek@oxbridge-researchers.org

Host a Rocket Contest and Help Kids Reach for the Stars

 

Released on: April 17, 2009, 3:32 am
Author: Jack Colpas, director / Helping Kids Reach for the Stars program
Industry: Education

You have read about it and heard it in the news – students in the U.S. are falling behind in test scores.. We need to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math – the STEM subjects. To get them involved you have to get their attention. Nothing draws more attention than a rocket launch – except a rocket contest. To that end we offer the national Reach for the Stars Rocket Contest.

Rocket launches are great for publicity! Use the contest to advertise your presence, build your membership and /or raise funds. They are a terrific way to get kids excited about learning. Running a local event is as easy as 3, 2, 1. Three – find at least twelve contestants and order supplies. Two – build and launch your rockets. One – award certificates and prizes. A step-by-step video and on-line help are available to guide you.

Compete locally. Celebrate nationally. The contest, for ages 10 to adult, is designed to be run by local organizations, is safe, easy and affordable. Everyone benefits. All contestants get a reusable Estes model as well as the unforgettable experience of launching a solid-fuel powered rocket hundreds of feet into the sky. Everyone involved receives a commemorative achievement certificate – suitable for framing. Each certificate bears an inspirational quote from Christa McAuliffe. Sponsors receive recognition and the satisfaction of Helping Kids Reach for the Stars.

As Homer Hickam, author of “The Rocket Boys” (aka “October Sky”) recently stated, “What’s better than a rocket launch to inspire young people? They learn about science, engineering and, at the end, they get to launch a rocket.” Everyone remembers their first rocket launch. What other activity can you say that about?

The contest is in its third year. It runs continuously and has annual deadlines for each celebration. Go to TheRocketman.net for deadlines and details. Our six national winners get memories to last a lifetime and bragging rights for generations to come!

Results from local events are entered in the national contest. National winners get their choice of launching their rockets at the Astronaut Hall of Fame and celebrating at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – or they can celebrate with author, Homer Hickam and launch with the original Rocket Boys at theOctober Sky Festival in Coalwood, West Virginia. They will also receive a Space Shuttle Challenger – commemorative coin as well as other prizes.

Dr. Warren Layfield, Educational Director at COSROCS (Colorado Springs Rocket Society) and TARC mentor considers the Reach for the Stars Rocket Contest to be the “perfect training ground for kids who will go on to more challenging competitions like the Team America Rocketry Challenge and NASA’s Student Launch Initiative.”

Tickets to the Astronaut Hall of Fame and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for three national winners and their families are provided by DNC Parks. Lodging and breakfast is compliments of the award winning Country Inns and Suites by Carlson in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Without the generosity of these companies, the winners’ celebration would not be possible.

Your efforts will promote the Helping Kids Reach for the Stars program and honor the legacy of Christa McAuliffe – NASA’s first Teacher-in-Space.


Contact Details: Jack Colpas, director
Helping Kids Reach for the Stars program
Phone (941) 955-3958 Fax (206) 350-7880 
Rocketman@SciConServices.com
www.TheRocketman.net

LC Sciences’ Versatile Microfluidics Chip Technology Extended to Target Selection Applications

 

 

Released on: February 27, 2009, 7:10 am
Author: Chris Hebel
Industry: Biotech

Houston, TX – LC Sciences has announced the availability of a custom target enrichment service for next-generation sequencing applications. LC Sciences now provides a service for Target-Specific Selection of a defined genomic region (such as Mbp region at a specific location, suspected cancer regions, SNP regions, regions for genomic comparisons) or RNA sequences (such as sets of transcriptome sequences known f r o m previous screening experiments, mRNAs, and miRNAs). This new service enables researchers to take full advantage of new “next-generation” high throughput sequencing technologies.

It is clear that these new sequencing technologies can be more effectively utilized for systematic studies of genetic variation by targeting certain specific regions (subsets) of complex genomes. Essentially, our service achieves more coverage and deeper sequencing by reducing sample complexity and focusing reads on the areas of interest.

LC Sciences µParaflo® technology’s unique combination of advanced microfluidics and innovative synthesis chemistry provides a robust synthesis process which is necessary to achieve high quality selection and the flexibility to handle almost any target selection project. This technology has been used to produce custom sequence microarrays [Nucleic Acids Res. 2004,32,5409] and custom designed oligonucleotide mixture libraries (OligoMix®) [Nature. 2004,432,1050] since 2003 and is now particularly well suited to providing target selection solutions. The versatility of the technology makes it a good fit for the diverse needs of researchers embarking on new high-throughput sequencing projects.

“It’s really the flexibility of the technology that sets it apart f r o m others”, says Dr. Christoph Eicken, Head of Technical Services, Microarrays. “First, this is a completely custom synthesis technology, meaning almost any selected genomic region of any species and all known RNA transcripts can be targeted. Second, target selection may be achieved by hybridization using complementary capture probes immobilized on surface or by in-solution hybridization. By altering the target selection approach we take, we can address the widely varied needs of each individual sequencing project. With our help, researchers can tailor design the target selection process based on the specificity, coverage, selection resolution and throughput requirements of their particular project.”

LC Sciences’ microarray based approach utilizes thousands of custom oligonucleotide sequences which are synthesized in situ on a programmable high density microfluidics chip as capture probes designed to target specific regions of interest in any genome (or transcriptome). Samples are hybridized to the chip, undesired sequences are washed off and the captured target sequences are recovered by eluting them f r o m the chip. The selected target sequences are ready for high-throughput sequencing or further processing.

When target selection in-solution makes sense, this flexible chemistry can directly synthesize biotinylated or phosphorylated oligonucleotides (capture probes) that are designed to target specific genomic/sequence regions of interest. After hybridization with a sample, magnetic beads are added and the capture probes are affinity linked to the beads. The captured target sequences are separated f r o m other sequences by washing the beads after which the target sequences can be recovered. Alternatively, the oligonucleotides (OligoMix®) may be immobilized on beads prior to target selection, again depending on the needs of the particular project.

LC Sciences currently offers its Target-Specific Selection application as a service, as it has successfully done with other applications of the µParaflo® technology such as miRNA profiling, small RNA discovery, kinase profiling and epitope mapping with peptide arrays, and others.

“We find that researchers would prefer to spend their valuable time focusing on their research, not figuring out how to make successful use of someone else’s new technology”, says Chris Hebel, Director of Business Development. “We offer a comprehensive solution: customers tell us their experiment goals, send us their samples and we provide the material ready for sequencing. There is no reason they need to become target selection experts to keep their research moving forward. We have already developed methods to design optimized hybridization probes and suitable experimental procedures and conditions for different sample types, such as miRNA, small RNA, or genomic DNA samples, on different sequencing platforms. We can even perform the high-throughput sequencing and deliver the results, as not all labs have access to next-generation sequencers yet.”

More information about LC Sciences’ Targeted Sequencing Sample Enrichment Service and the µParaflo® technology is available at:http://www.lcsciences.com/targeted_sequencing.html.

About LC Sciences – LC Sciences is a genomics and proteomics products company offering a comprehensive line of DNA, RNA, and peptide microarrays for nucleic acid/protein profiling and functional analysis, biomarker-discovery, novel drug screening, and the custom development of miniaturized assay devices for diagnostics and biosensing applications. Based on the µParaflo® microfluidics technology, LC Sciences’ innovative products and services offer significant flexibility and customization capability for rapidly evolving, diverse customer needs. In an era of rapid technological advancement, LC Sciences offers service products which enable efficient one-stop solution for assays of DNA, RNA, protein, enzymes, antibodies, or small molecules. LC Sciences also provides unique synthetic DNA and RNA products such as OligoMix®, generated using their microfluidic biochip synthesizer. These innovative products drive synthetic biology, systems biology and sequencing applications by reducing the cost and increasing the speed of highly multiplexing large-scale nucleic acid and protein engineering experiments.
More information about LC Sciences is available atwww.lcsciences.com.

Contact Details: LC Sciences LLC
2575 West Bellfort Street
Suite 270
Houston, TX 77054
1-888-528-8818
FAX 713-664-8181
info@lcsciences.com
www.lcsciences.com