HOUSTON Dr. N. Tony Eissa, professor of medicine in the section of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded a grant as a part of the National Institutes of Health’s Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules program. BCM has been awarded about $1.3 million for the first year of the study with another $3 million expected as milestones are reached in the study.

The new initiative, led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and funded by the NIH Common Fund, offers the opportunity for researchers using pharmaceutical industry compounds to explore new treatments in a number of disease areas.

Eissa’s work will focus on exploring a new treatment for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a progressive lung disease with no current cure. The

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In the play, Lottie Grimm, the younger sister of the Brothers Grimm, has hidden the manuscripts of her brothers’ folktale collection until Jakob Grimm publicly acknowledges their origin. Rather than being told by old peasants, most of the early tales were told to the brothers by middle-class schoolgirls. The play includes dramatizations of seven of the tales of Grimm. The frame story tells the true tale of the unrecognized young women who shared their stories with the world, as well as Lottie Grimm, who brought them all together.

The play is written and directed by John Newman, a UVU assistant professor of theatrical arts and director of the School of the Arts’ Noorda Regional Theatre Center for Children & Youths.

“The play offers great roles for 17 young women and six young men,” Newman said. “Each o

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There are some interesting features in new Wake County Schools Superintendent Jim Merrill’s contract.

For instance, Merrill can request security for him and his family. Click here to view the contract.

“In the event of public controversy or threat to the Superintendent or his immediate family arising from the Superintendent’s position with the school system, if the board or Superintendent ever deems it necessary for the protection of the Superintendent or his immediate family, the Board will provide security measures that it deems reasonable and appropriate to enhance the safety of the Superintendent and/or his immediate family,” the contract reads.

That wasn’t in former Superintendent Tony Tata’s contract. Click here to view his contract.

Also different from Tata’s contract is that Wake has agreed to reimburse Merrill for his 6 percent annual contribution to the Teachers and State Employment Retirement System. That’

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  • A venture capitalist says its good to support all schools, so hes fundraising for I.S. 318.
  • An education observer takes a look at the links between hedge funds and charter schools.
  • In a new study, sociologist Roland Fryer found little value in inspirational messages for teens.
  • A proposal, in Spanish, for the city to raise $74 million by charging rent to charter schools.
  • A City Council hopeful cheers the citys decision not to demolish P.S. 199 and P.S. 191.  
  • No teachers from Queens made the cut in the citys first round of Big Apple Awards.
  • Brooklyns High School for Public Service grows vegetables and flowers on its Youth Farm. 
  • The group that brought us The Irreplaceables profiles new teachers it says will be great forever.
  • Hofstra professor Alan Singer takes a look at who Charlotte Danielson is and why she matters. <

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Spring honor rolls at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been announced by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs listing more than 800 students on the honor rolls for the semester.

Those on the President’s Honor Roll earned all As, or a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), in a minimum of 12 undergraduate or nine graduate hours. Those on the Vice President’s list had grade averages of 3.5 or better in a minimum of 12 undergraduate or nine graduate hours.

Undergraduate students on the honorable mention lists had 4.0 or 3.5 GPAs, respectively, in a minimum of three to a maximum of 11 semester hours. Graduate students on those rolls were enrolled in a minimum of three to a maximum of eight semester hours.

To be listed on any of the rolls, students could not have any incomplete work.

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Humanity has reached the point where it is safe to say that the sciences are expanding every day. There are many scientific and mathematical theories that require high-order mathematics such as quaternions, multi-variable calculus, quantum mathematics, etc. One can argue that in 50 years, there will be even more sophisticated theories and the theories of today will be taught in public school systems, just as our children are learning Algebra II and Calculus (for the more advanced students) in high school, just as 200 years ago, those mathematical subjects represented the pinnacle of human understanding of mathematics. However, that argument may not be accurate.

That argument does not consider the amount of raw information that amasses over the ages.

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Sportswear manufacturer Under Armour has taken internships to the next level with a unique competition for selecting two interns for the company’s digital marketing team.

The contest is called the ‘Under Armour Ultimate Intern’ and college graduates can apply for it till 3rd May. The duration of the internship will be from May 28 to Aug 9, and it will require the winning interns to develop social media content for the company.

But here’s the catch; you do not become the ultimate intern just by filling out a form and acing an entry test or an interview. Candida

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